There was a newspaper article around Christmas and they had asked people to write about the lamest gift they had given or received. The one that caught my eye was the person that gave a colon cleanser as a white elephant gift. They said that they never admitted that it was them that gave it and wondered what the person that received it thought. I would say for a white elephant gift that was probably the best one at the party.
Dr. Christopher has written books and newsletters about the colon, one article title is; "Does Your Colon Feed or Poison You?? " He talks about the majority of illness being caused by a congested (constipated) colon. Constipation can also cause shoulder pain, sciatic pain as well as pain shooting down the legs.
Dr. Christopher goes on to say: “Most people have pounds of old dried fecal matter that is stored in the colon which is toxifying the system and keeping the food from being assimilated. Because of this putrefied condition, most people engorge themselves with many times more than the actual body requirements, wearing out their bodies in trying to get sufficient nutrition and are still always hungry and eating. After the bowel is cleaned, the food is readily assimilated, and a person can sustain himself on about one-third the quantity of his current food consumption at some four or five times increase in more power, energy, vitality, and life. Herein the clean body is able to normally assimilate the simple food values through the cell structures in the colon, instead of it being trapped in a maze of wastage, and inhibited by the hard fecal casing on the intestinal walls, wherein the largest part of the nutritional substance becomes pushed on and eliminated before it is digested. When the body is completely clean, these aids will no longer be necessary--then your food will be your medicine and your medicine will be your food. As long as you stay on the program properly, the lower bowel formula should be used only when needed, after the bowel is once cleaned.”
The Lower Bowel Formula is one of my favorite formulas, it is gentle yet effective.
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