Most people consider themselves "regular" if they have one bowel movement a day. However, animals, healthy babies and native peoples living off the land usually have one bowel movement for each meal they eat. These natives, who consume diets high in fiber, have much lower rates of colon cancer, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids or other bowel problems - Hence the once a day pattern of most North Americans and "civilized' people may be normal but should not be considered healthy.
Keeping the colon working smoothly is often the key to better health. Often neglected or ill-treated, the colon serves as the dumping ground for our body's wastes.
When abused, this organ becomes sluggish and fails to work correctly. Elimination becomes sporadic or sometimes too frequent. You never know what to expect. It is like having your local trash man show up unannounced several times a week - or not at all.
In the first case, abdominal pain and dehydration will occur. In the latter, "garbage" gets backed up and decay begins.
Although the colon is sometimes referred to as your body's "sewer," its unique structure makes it unlike any man-made sewer system.
Lower Bowel Stimulator ( LBS II)
A very popular stimulant laxative.
It strengthens the colon and increases peristalsis to evacuate the bowel and overcome constipation.
Improves digestion, reduces gas and cramping, and helps the growth of friendly bacteria.
An important ingredient in the Tiao He Cleanse. A safe, balanced formulation that is generally preferred.
It is effective without being as harsh as some herbal cleanses.
Gentle Move is a mild alternative to stimulant laxatives. It helps to hydrate the colon and improve bowel tone to promote natural elimination. It can be used to wean someone off stimulant laxatives and restore normal tone to the colon.
The key ingredient in Gentle Move is magnesium hydroxide, a salt of magnesium that attracts water to the bowel. This helps hydrate the stool and make it easier to pass.
Gentle Move also contains triphalia-a blend of three fruits that has been used as a gentle laxative, bowel tonic and blood purifier in India for thousands of years-and ginger, yellow dock, marshmallow and slippery elm.
Cascara sagrada can be used to correct habitual use of other laxatives while gradually restoring natural colon activity.
A stimulant laxative for a moving experience...(highly recommended for people who do not beleive that herbs can work...)
"Sacred Bark" root is a popular treatment for chronic constipation because it is not habit-forming.
It is used to increase the secretion of digestive fluids, create large soft bowel movements, and stimulate the peristaltic action of the colon.
Most people use it at night for an elimination in the morning.
It can sometimes cause the discomfort of griping, but "this too will pass." It is well suited for the elderly.
Strong laxative for severe constipation.
That about says it all.
The added ingredients are to prevent intestinal griping that can occur with straight senna.
For occasional use only.
Move to bulk laxatives and milder combinations such as Lower Bowel Stimulator (LBS-II) for regular use.
A laxative fiber supplement. Provides bulk for regular stools to relieve constipation or diarrhea. Absorbs body waste products for quick removal. Benefits:
Encourages normal bowel movements.
Contains high fiber content to aid in the absorption of bowel toxins.
Helps lower food-cholesterol absorption.
Soothes bowel tissue.
Cleanses the entire lower bowel.
Helps normalize dietary blood sugar levels
Internal poultice from Dr. John Christopher.
This anti-inflammatory, bulk laxative combination is very soothing.
It helps to absorb toxins from the colon.
Note: Intestinal Soothe & Build was designed by Jeanne Burgess as a more effective alternative to CLT-X. Caution if constipation or gallstones.
Bowel Detox General intestinal cleansing and bowel maintenance.
This broad-spectrum combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs and enzymes is designed to be a one-stop-shopping supplement for intestinal system health.
Bowel Detox combines bulking, absorbing and loosening agents with peristaltic action stimulants.
Additional ingredients are included to reduce gas and odor and promote more complete digestion.
The added vitamins and minerals are targeted at the nutritional needs of the intestinal system.
Recommended Usage: Take two capsules with morning meal and three capsules with evening meal daily.
Small Intestine Detox
Soothing digestive aid.
Helps digest proteins and remove mucus from the intestines. Cleans and strengthens the intestinal tract.
Helps improve absorption and eliminate gas.
Pepsin is a protein-digesting enzyme, it will help digest meals containing protein. It is also used to clear accumulated protein waste from intestinal walls. This allows the villi in the small intestine to make full contact with digested food for improved absorption.
Marshmallow is an absorptive food that carries the pepsin and then takes up and carries out bowel toxins.
It also lowers bowel transit time.
Intestinal Soothe & Build Ulcers, Crohns, Colitis and Celiac's
Ultimate Colon Care Combination.
Jeanne Burgess designed this soothing, healing digestive tract formula for herself.
It cools the fires of stomach and intestinal distress.
Used with inflammation throughout the digestive tract including ulcers, hiatal hernia, ileocecal valve swelling, hemorrhoids.
These are often accompanied by bloating, indigestion, heartburn, nervous "knots" (take with STRESS-J), and abdominal pain.
Use with THIM-J for more energy for cleansing and healing.
Designed as a more effective alternative to (CLT-X) for relief from the results of emotional stress.
Although not a "diuretic", the intestinal cell tissues let go of the fluid around them and increases fluid through kidneys.
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