People are discovering that herbs are an effective and comparatively inexpensive form of health care, and their popularity is growing. Herbs treat the body as a whole and integrated system—not a collection of isolated parts. Whether we are concerned about being healthy, regaining health, or moving to better health, the whole of the being—physical, mental, and spiritual—is involved in the process. There is nothing new about the use of herbs to promote recovery, health, and wellbeing. Every culture throughout the world has at some point used healing plants as the basis for its medicine and had a basic healing flora from which remedies were selected.
Throughout history we have relied on plants for both food and medicine; thus has evolved an ability of our bodies to assimilate the bio-active compounds in plants. This evolutionary relationship is important to herbal medicine because the body is accustomed to assimilating the more potent chemicals of herbs within the matrix of the whole plant. Thus, properly and carefully used, herbal medicines can often work with a high degree of effectiveness without many of the side-effects common in prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications.
Food provides us with delicious tastes and smells, and fills our nutritional needs; and herbs nurture our wholeness and well-being. Herbs can be used to support people’s heath and wholeness, to prevent disease development, and to help them stay at their personal peak of vitality. The concept of synergy using a whole plant extract rather than an isolated constituent and a well-chosen formula rather than a single herb for a single disease is one of the foundation elements of good herbal medicine.
All medicines are most effective as a part of a comprehensive, holistic treatment program including diet, positive lifestyle changes, movement, and stress reduction. Such a natural program is most effective when it addresses the underlying causes of imbalance in the body rather than treating the symptom.
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Toxemia and toxic poison in the body are a result of neglect and failure to expel feces, mucous, bacteria, and parasites from the body, greatly impacting a healthy colon. Toxemia can lead to disease. Elimination of toxic waste is equally as important as the proper digestion and assimilation of food. Failure to efficiently eliminate waste products from the body causes fermentation and petrification in the colon. Fiber is essential for the proper and complete digestion of our food. It also acts as roughage passing through the intestines sweeping the walls and adding bulk to the stool. Fiber acts as an “intestinal broom.”
When we eat foods that are saturated with oil or grease, the digestive organs cannot process them efficiently, and they are passed out to the small intestine into the colon as debris. These foods are passed through the body, leaving a coating on the inner walls of the colon like plaster on the wall. Over the course of time, this coating gets thicker until there is only a small hole in which the feces must pass through. It also destroys the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from the food.
The use of laxatives and cathartics are not only habit forming and detrimental to colon health but decidedly destructive to the membrane of the intestines. Laxatives and cathartics disturb the normal rhythm of the excretory organs, which sooner or later rebel. That is why so many people start with mild laxatives and soon graduate to cathartics before the reach the point of no return.
The colon is a breeding ground for bacteria. There are good bacteria needed to avoid and prevent toxic conditions from developing in the colon. In a clean, healthy environment the good scavenger-type bacteria will control the pathogenic kind of bacteria. When too much petrification and fermentation is generated in the colon, as a result of inefficient evacuation, the pathogenic bacteria proliferate and ailments result. The colon is intimately related to every cell and tissue in the body, therefore impacting how the entire body functions.
Even the best of diets aren’t beneficial if the colon is clogged with toxic waste. Disease and sickness, at any age, is the direct result of loading up the body with food that contains no vitality, and at the same time allowing the intestines to remain loaded with toxic waste. It is essential to eat a diet high in fiber and unrefined foods in their natural state. Eliminate toxic substances such as alcohol, sugar, over–the- counter drugs, and synthetic vitamins.
Like the removal of plaster, the fecal coating in the colon must be thoroughly soaked and saturated with just plain water so its removal may take place gradually, comfortable, and effectively. This can be done with a series of colon irrigations. Colonics are less expensive than hospitalization and surgeons’ fees, and certainly more beneficial. Do not expect one or two colonics to revitalize your system if you have neglected to take care of it for many years any more than you would expect a pill to make all of your ailments and diseases vanish overnight.
Sickness and disease all too frequently have their beginnings in the colon. Keep it clean, and live a long and healthy life.