Day 4: The Human Digestive System
The Digestive System: Dr. Richard Anderson; Enemas, Coffee Enemas, Colonics, Probiotics
Welcome to Day 4! Congratulations!
You should be just about through the woods with regards to hunger pangs. Do make sure that you are starting your day with a quart of water with a lemon squeezed into it, and some MSM if you have it available. Many of my students discover during the Feast that what they used to think was hunger was actually thirst in disguise. Kudos to you for being persistent in this early stage of the Feast–if every person did what you are doing, what a healthy society we would have!
The bowel feeds every organ, every tissue, every cell in our bodies. When the bowel environment and function has become contaminated or inefficient, the cells and organs in the rest of the body will reflect that contamination and dysfunction. A toxic and acid bowel means toxic blood and lymph, toxic organs and cells, and poor health.
Cleanse and Purify: The Digestive System
Included today are excerpts from chapters 2, 3 and 7 of Cleanse and Purify Thyself by Richard Anderson. These chapters concern the functions of the digestive system, and the role of organic sodium (great source: celery) in maintaining proper digestion–a major (yet largely unknown) factor in overall health and longevity. You will also learn about the formation of mucoid plaque and its ramifications, and about the benefits of intestinal cleansing–which is one aspect of the results in a juice fast. Understanding this information is crucial to your understanding of nutrition and health, and to your long-term well-being. Of all the reading that I have done over the years on the digestive system, Dr. Richard Anderson nails it most perfectly.
Probiotics: Superfriendly Bacteria
This is a new file for the Juice Feasting Program that I have been wanting to include for several years. There are over 500 species of helpful bacteria in your gut – and they do an immense amount of helpful work for you. Not only do they help you digest your food and protect the lining and environment of your intestinal tract, but they also play an intimate role in the production of neurotransmitters that deeply impact your mental states. If your digestive tract is out of balance, it can have a dramatic effect on your mind. Juice Feasting is designed to help restore that balance through cleansing and excellent foods to feed your gut. In concert with juicing and whole foods is taking supplemental probiotics – today’s file will go into detail on why this is so incredibly important. Once you review this information, you may very well want to include a 30-50 billion organism capsule of probiotics each day on your Juice Feast, and thereafter.
Also – ladies – don’t underestimate the astonishing power of probiotics for maintaining and restoring feminine health. We will return to that topic on Day 31: Women’s Health!
A Monument to Enemas
MOSCOW (AP) — A monument to the enema, a procedure many people would rather not think about, has been unveiled at a spa in the southern Russian city of Zheleznovodsk.
The bronze syringe bulb, which weighs 800 pounds and is held by three angels, was unveiled at the Mashuk-Akva Term spa, the spa's director said Thursday.
"There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art," Alexander Kharchenko told The Associated Press. "An enema is almost a symbol of our region."
The Caucasus Mountains region is known for dozens of spas where enemas with water from mineral springs are routinely administered to treat digestive and other complaints.
Kharchenko, 50, said the monument cost $42,000 and was installed in a square in front of his spa on Wednesday. A banner declaring: "Let's beat constipation and sloppiness with enemas" — an allusion to a line from "The Twelve Chairs," a famous Soviet film comedy — was posted on one of the spa's walls. Sculptor Svetlana Avakina said she designed the 5-foot high monument with "irony and humor" and modeled the angels on those in works by Italian Renaissance painter Alessandro Botticelli.
"This device is eternal, it will never change," she told the AP. "We could promote this brand, turn it into a franchise with souvenirs and awards for medical doctors."
Dozens of monuments dedicated to characters from tall tales and popular jokes have been erected in post-Soviet Russia.
Enemas for Colon Cleansing
Also included in the downloads today are instructions for how to do an enema.
It is important to know that our body sometimes cannot expel the old toxic matter from the bowel as quickly as it is removing it from the rest of the body to the bowel. Using enemas in a prudent manner can help to relieve and/or eliminate cleansing reactions during a fast. Knowing how to do an enema, and the body’s response to it, is good knowledge for Juice Feasting, and for times when constipation or autointoxication has gotten us down (from less than optimum food).
While an enema isn’t the most glamorous thing to do–the health benefits you can derive from it are! Please carefully read the attached information over the coming days–and refer back to it in the future. Your excellent health will rely on it.
You are doing great! We look forward to seeing you in The Green Room, as always.
A Delicious Juice: Spicy Skin Saver
This drink is like having a facial from the inside out. Radishes and watercress are especially rich in sulfur, which helps to build collagen, a nutrient that's necessary for elasticity. Grape seeds are full of essential fatty oils and antioxidants that protect the skin against free radical damage. And cucumbers keep you well hydrated, a must for good skin! Juice up the following:
+ Green Grapes
+ Watercress or Kale Leaves
Source: Raw Food Real World by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis