This article is being presented today because I went in search of the reason why I am developing so many allergies to certain foods. Refusing to take the standard medical answer of let's send you to a variety of specialists to find out what is wrong. I decided to research some things, looking for alternative medical remedies. As a result, I have posted all week long articles on colon cleansing and the advantages of having a healthy colon. Now, today I am posting an article that talks about the dangers of not having a healthy colon.

Did you know that most people in the United States have a form of parasitic poisoning living in their intestines? Probably not. I discovered I have the wormwood parasite. It is responsible for my allergy like symptoms that have become increasingly worse over the past year. Below is the first part of an article by By Dr. Lynn Hardy, N.D., C.N.C. Director of the Global College of Natural Medicine, about this parasite and what you can do about it.


How to maintain your health and vitality
through internal cleansing

Each year the average American consumes 150 lbs of sugar and 566 cans of soft drinks (“liquid candy”)(1). According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that is equal to “52 teaspoonfuls of added sugars per person per day.”(2) Can you imagine yourself sitting at the kitchen table gobbling down 52 teaspoons of white sugar – every single day? Well, that’s exactly what most of us are doing without even realizing it!

Why is every other American chronically ill?

Junk food consumption has increased drastically in the last few decades. Compared to 1981, in 2001 the average American consumed in one year: 45 large bags of potato chips - up 78%; 120 orders of French fries - up 130%; 190 candy bars - up 80%; 120 pastries or desserts - up 95%; 150 slices of pizza - up 143%(3)

What long-term effects may we expect from such progressive dietary degeneration? A new movie called Super Size Me documents precisely what physical and psychological changes take place when one consumes too much junk food. Last February, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock decided to become a human guinea pig by eating three meals a day for 30 days at McDonald’s. The film centers around the impact this had on his health and life. As reported by the New York Post on January 22, 2004.:

“Scores of cheeseburgers, hundreds of fries and dozens of chocolate shakes later, the formerly strapping 6-foot-2 New Yorker - who started out at a healthy 185 pounds - had packed on 25 pounds. But his supersized shape was the least of his problems. Within a few days of beginning his drive-through diet, Spurlock, 33, was vomiting out the window of his car, and doctors who examined him were shocked at how rapidly Spurlock's entire body deteriorated.

‘It was really crazy - my body basically fell apart over the course of 30 days,’ Spurlock told The Post. His liver became toxic, his cholesterol shot up from a low 165 to 230, his libido flagged and he suffered headaches and depression.” (4)

Toxins “stimulate neurons to death”

Junk foods and soft drinks contain dangerous additives, chemicals, and many are laced with excitotoxins “found in such ingredients as monosodium glutamate [MSG], aspartame (NutraSweet®), cysteine, hydrolyzed protein, and aspartic acid”. Excitotoxins are “substances added to foods and beverages that literally stimulate neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees.”(5)

No one’s put it better than nutritionist, Carol Simontacchi, in her best-selling book The Crazy Makers: “Food industries wantonly destroy our bodies and our brains, all in the name of profit.”

No wonder nearly half of the U.S. population has at least one chronic condition, and 60 million have more than one.

How to maintain health and vitality?

Understanding that our quality of life is determined by our daily choices, we have the power to improve our health and well-being quickly and dramatically. Optimum nutrition is a key factor, but our health depends not only on what nutrients we eat, but how much of those nutrients are absorbed and how well and regularly the body’s waste products are eliminated.

“Through my 25 years in medical practice and health care…I have come to believe that the cleansing/detoxification process is the missing link in Western nutrition and one of the keys to real healing. I have seen hundreds of patients over the years transform regular or persistent illness into health and greatly improved vitality.” – Elson M. Haas, M.D. founder and medical director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin and author of several popular health books

With the proper use of cleansing and detoxification we can maintain health and vitality, even as we age.

Dr. Hardy is a Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Nutritional Consultant. She is the Director of the Global College of Natural Medicine and a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association and the American Association of Nutritional Consultants.


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