DETAILED INFORMATION ON CAUSES
Lack of Adequate Fibre
Although we know how important fibre is in our daily diet,
the foods we eat do not contain enough. The average Britain
consumes 10 to 11 grams of fibre each day, but the recommended
daily allowance is 25-40 grams.
The colon and digestive tract of nearly every adult is
burdened with a lifetime of accumulation of toxic waste
materials. The very best of diets can be no better than
the very worst if the sewage system of the colon is clogged
with a collection of waste. It is impossible when we eat
two, three or more times a day not to have residue accumulating
in the colon in the form of undigested food particles, as
well as the end product from food which have served their
If a person has eaten processed, fried and over-cooked
foods, devitalising starches, sugar and excessive amounts
of salt, his/her colon cannot possibly be efficient even
if he/she would have a bowel movement two or three times
a day. Instead of furnishing nourishment to the nerves,
muscles, cells and tissue of the walls of the colon, such
foods can actually cause starvation of the colon. A starved
colon may let a lot of faecal matter pass through it, but
is unable to carry on the last of the digestive and nourishing
processes and functions intended for it.
Most people are unaware of toxic metals we are exposed
to daily. One example of this is aluminium. Our society
consumes insidious amounts of soft drinks and beer available
in aluminium cans. Also aluminium is contained in many cosmetics,
deodorants and some over-the counter drugs such as antacids.
Many families prepare food in aluminium cookware. When cleaning
this cookware, you can see the residue which comes off the
surface. Autopsies have shown a more than average amount
of aluminium in the brain of Alzheimer patients. Aluminium
also contributes to heart disease, depression and psychosis.
It is normally very difficult for the body to eliminate.
If the body is healthy and working properly, it should
produce all of the necessary enzymes in sufficient quantities
to ensure proper digestion. However, many people do not
produce enough of these enzymes. As a result, they often
get the common symptoms of indigestion, such as gas, bloating,
heartburn and constipation. Unfortunately, thousands of
people take antacids because they have seen the ads on TV
that convince them they have too much stomach acid when,
in most cases, the reverse is actually true. Antacids actually
slow down or even stop the digestive process and give only
temporary relief. Antacids only postpone the long-term problems
that arise from improper digestion.
Parasites and Worms
Many people often find it amusing when they hear they
may have worms or other parasites. Yet this problem is very
prevalent all over the world. We routinely 'worm' our dogs,
cats, horses, cattle and other animals, but few think to
care for themselves in the same manner.
A parasite by definition lives off other things. The parasites
that infest our bodies not only live off the nutrients in
the foods we eat, but actually live off our tissues. They
secrete toxins into our bloodstream that circulate and often
cause damage. One factor not normally considered is that
they are a constant drain on our immune system. Parasites
can be obtained from the leaves of certain vegetables. If
food remains in the nice warm digestive tract for more than
24 hours, the larvae may develop and grow in the body. Parasites
may come from meat that hasn't been cooked adequately to
kill them off. It has been shown that it is impossible to
kill off some of the parasites in pork by cooking. They
can be passed from pets, from doors, doorknobs, etc. Pets
who have worms or parasites can pass them on. These can
be left on furniture, beds and rugs and carpets.
Lack of Necessary Nutrients
The body requires a good balance of a wide variety of
nutrients as more than one nutrient is usually involved
in each individual reaction in the body. If even one of
those nutrients is lacking, the natural health supporting
chain reaction cannot take place. If such a lack persists,
the body will eventually suffer some form of degeneration
Antioxidants are required to protect body cells and the
immune system from damage caused by free radicals. Thousands
of free-radicals assault our bodies in the air we breath,
the foods we eat along with by-products from faulty metabolism
and certain lifestyle choices.
whether you are taking the correct supplements?
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with motivation to keep with your diet?