To enlist the public in the fight against the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in this country, the American Health Foundation in April of 1998 issued the first global scientific consensus statement on the prevention of colon cancer, a disease which claims the lives of nearly 55,000 men and women annually.
The new consensus statement was authored by 11 global cancer and diet experts. After evaluating more than 100 scientific studies conducted in the course of the past 25 years, these experts agreed that colon cancer could be largely prevented if people would add more fiber to their diet and if men and women over age 50 would get regular screenings.
"The recommendations of this new consensus statement should serve as a wake-up call for the public," said Moshe Shike, M.D., director of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Prevention and Wellness Program and one of the authors of the consensus statement. "Preventing colon cancer is not an issue requiring additional fact-finding before action should be taken. With what we know now, we can take some very significant steps towards preventing one of the most common and deadly cancers today."
Even the US Health & Human Services, in a rare display of candor, admitted several years ago that "over 90%" of Americans are walking around with clogged colons.
Auto-toxemia is the real culprit in almost all diseases and degenerative conditions. Dr. John Tilden, during the 1930s, in his book " Toxemia Explained: The True Interpretation Of The Cause Of Disease ", presented the concept that toxins were the only cause of disease.
If you deal with toxemia now you won't age anywhere as quickly as you normally would, and you won't go through all the aches, pains and illnesses your friends and parents have gone through.
Through preventative health habits you can dramatically reduce the chances of chronic disease, illness and cellular degeneration.
No quantity or type of prescription drugs , surgery, or other remedial medical care can save you from the self-imposed death sentence of auto-intoxication.
The only way to win the game is by "good behavior", which means thoroughly changing your bad habits and cleaning up your act.One of the most famous and highly respected surgeons in American history, Dr. Harvey Kellogg of Battle Creek, Michigan, who later founded the cereal company that still bears his name, wrote:
"Of the 22,000 operations I have personally performed, I have never found a single normal colon."
And that was way back at the turn of the century, long before American eating habits had become completely corrupted by denatured, processed foods as today. Dr. Kellogg said "About the only place you see a normal healthy colon today is in an anatomy book!"
In his Battle Creek sanitarium, Dr. Kellogg treated 40,000 patients with gastrointestinal disease. All but 2 of them, according to his accounts, avoided surgery through his ministrations.
Dr. Kellogg, famous surgeon and the father of Kellogg's Corn Flakes, believed that the colon could be the origin of most health problems, hence his creation of a bran cereal to help bowel function. He maintained that 90% of disease is due to improper functioning of the colon.
All sick people have bowel trouble. All sick people are tired, worn out and toxin-burdened. There is no better, more effective way to stay healthy and avoid illness and disease than to do what is necessary to take good care of the bowels.
On our road to health, it is most important to get the bowels back into proper functioning condition. Without this pre-requisite, all other therapies, treatments, vitamins or other aids fall short of their potential benefit. The "sewer system" must work properly otherwise the body remains soaking in its own putrid waste, encouraging disease processes and eluding vitality-producing and health-building forces.
In addition to psyllium husk and bentonite clay , the herb Cascara Sagrada is very helpful in gaining bowel health. Cascara Sagrada is famous for its effectiveness with chronic constipation and it is said to not be habit forming.
As a nutritional support for the eliminative function, the bark of Cascara Sagrada has been used by cultures around the world, including the North American Indians and American settlers. Spanish missionaries noticed its use among the Indians and called it "sacred", hence its Spanish name. Cascara Sagrada helps in painless evacuations. After extended usage, the bowels will function regularly and naturally from its tonic effects.
One of nature's most gentle and effective laxatives, Cascara Sagrada stimulates a sluggish colon while producing a tonifying effect. It is one of the most preferred herbal remedies for chronic constipation.
Cascara Sagrada is known as a cathartic (laxative) herb. It contains substances called "anthraquinones" which are responsible for this cathartic action. The anthraquinones in the Cascara Sagrada are oxidized in the intestine. The oxidation process produces a substance which stimulates peristalsis (the moving of the bowels), resulting in the laxative properties. The anthraquinones have also exhibited potent antibacterial properties against intestinal bacteria. Cascara is not thought to be habit-forming and has been shown to restore natural tone to the colon.
The rhein content of Cascara Sagrada is used in Africa to expel worms. Cascara Sagrada is perhaps the safest and most effective laxative available and can be used to restore tone to the colon and thereby overcome laxative dependency in the elderly.
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