Is Constipation Killing You?
The U.S. National Institute of Health published a survey which showed that 4.5 million Americans are constipated most of the time or all of the time.
In the USA, over 2.5 million doctor visits per year are made by patients who complain of constipation; and constipation results in 92,000 hospitalizations due to complications caused by fecal impaction. That must add a lot to the cost of health care.
Fecal impaction is just another word for "constipation". It is the medical term used by doctors to describe impacted feces that become dry and hard - and then become hard to pass through the colon, rectum and anus.
When you have lived with chronic constipation for years, you tend to think that this condition is just a normal part of your life. But it really isn't "normal" to have a bowel movement less than once per day (unless you previously ingested no solid food). In fact, constipation could be killing you.
Let's look at what is considered "normal" so you can decide if your condition really is "normal" or not...
What Is A Normal Bowel Movement?
- If you eat three meals a day, you should have three bowel movements per day. If you eat two meals a day, you should have two bowel movements per day. A benchmark for "normal" should be the bowel movements of a human baby, whose young digestive tract has no impacted fecal matter to slow or obstruct the passage of undigested waste material. A healthy baby excretes feces after every feeding. The waste products of previously consumed food should be coming out as fast as new food is going in.
- The bowel movement should start naturally, without any pushing or straining.
- A normal bowel movement occurs rather quickly, taking no more than about five minutes. Books in the bathroom can be a clue that someone is spending an unnatural amount of time on the porcelain throne.
- In a normal bowel movement, the stool should have a diameter which is half the width of your wrists. It should not be so large that it is hard to pass, or clogs the toilet. It should not be long and stringy, or pencil-thin. It should not be composed of small and hard balls.
- A normal bowel movement should be comfortable, not painful. It should not cause rectal bleeding or hemorrhoids or "piles".
- The stool should be about the same consistency (density or "thickness") as regular toothpaste squeezed from a tube. It should not be soft and watery. The stools should not be hard and compacted. The stools should not be clogging the toilet nor causing the toilet to become plugged up and overflow when flushed. Needing to use a toilet bowl plunger is a clue that someone is constipated.
- The stool should be a medium brown colour and should not contain dark material from old feces (or black material which may indicate bleeding in the upper GI tract or stomach). But at times it may be slightly colored from certain kinds of foods you recently ate, such as grapes or beets or very dark green vegetables. It should not be gray or yellow or maroon (like burgundy wine).
- The stool should not have a foul smell if it is entirely composed of the waste from properly digested food which was consumed no more than 15 to 20 hours ago.
- If you pass gas, it should not have a foul smell. Smelly farts may indicate that old, decaying fecal matter is stuck to the walls of your intestines. Also, some intestinal bacteria produce methane gas or "marsh gas" which has an unpleasant odor. (Unpleasant odors are often caused by sulphur compounds such as hydrogen sulphide, which smell like "rotten eggs". An infection by the parasite Giardia in the small intestine can cause very foul smelling gas and very stinky, watery
diarrhea or steatorrhea that floats and has a yellowish and greasy appearance.)
- The stool should float in the toilet water if everything in it is the waste material from food that has been properly digested. Unhealthy stool usually sinks because it has become compacted, hard, and dense due to constipation. Note that unhealthy stool which contains too much undigested carbohydrates and gas, or contains too much undigested fat (usually visible in the stool as greasiness or light-colored spots or patches,) may also float like the healthy feces.
- The stool should not soil the toilet paper, but should pass out easily and be cut off easily and cleanly when the anal sphincter closes.
- The stool should not contain a lot of mucus. There should not be any small or large worms or other parasites visible inside or near to the stool.
If your bowel movements do not meet ALL the above criteria for a normal bowel movement, then you should STOP thinking that yours are "normal", that you are healthy, or that your colon and small intestine are in good health. You may be constipated.
What Is Constipation?
Constipation may seem "normal" to a person who has become used to being constipated, but in reality it is NOT normal. It is a condition which can lead to many serious ailments and diseases.
The term "constipation" can refer to both the condition of the feces and also the time it takes that waste material to move through the small intestine, colon and rectum and out through the anus.
The primary function of the colon (large intestine) is to absorb water and electrolytes from the passing waste material (which is called fecal matter or feces) and pass it directly to the bloodstream through small blood vessels attached to the colon lining.
When the fecal matter spends too much time passing through the colon, too much water gets removed. Then the fecal matter will get drier, denser, and harder than normal, which is called fecal impaction. This, in turn, makes it harder for the colon to keep the fecal matter flowing by the wave-like contractions of the muscles surrounding the colon - a kind of rhythmic squeezing action called peristalsis.
Thus the time it takes for the fecal matter to pass through the colon and out through the rectum and anus becomes greater, and the condition of the feces becomes unnaturally compacted and hard. These two factors are what defines a case of constipation.
Ailments Caused By Constipation
So in people who are constipated the feces are compacted and hard. They may be larger than normal, and stretch the rectum so that the stools formed there are too large to pass easily through the anus. This can cause the person who is constipated to strain to force out a large and hard stool, which can be quite painful.
Excessive straining can raise blood pressure, and has even been known to trigger a stroke or heart attack.
The passing of overly large and hard stools can cause hemorrhoids or piles, which are veins in the anus that, as a result of the great pressure applied in straining to expel the stools, have expanded and bulged out and then extend outside of the anus. These bulging blood vessels are very sensitive, and the hemorrhoid sufferer may experience sharp pains when they are irritated by movement or even the pressure from sitting on a hard surface.
The straining to pass hard stools could also cause a tearing of the tissue of the anus (anal fissure) and produce rectal hemorrhaging, which appears as bright red blood not contained within the stools.
But in some cases where the colon has become clogged with impacted fecal matter and the passageway has become narrowed, the stools may be narrower than normal, or even pencil-thin.
There is a reported case of an individual who had their colon removed due to cancer. The diameter of the diseased colon had stretched to 9 inches from the normal 2 to 2.5 inches, yet the orifice through which food was able to pass was smaller than a standard pencil!
In people who are constipated, the time between bowel movements can be two or more days, or in severe cases a week or longer.
Impacted Fecal Matter and Autointoxification
As the time it takes for food and fecal material to move through your intestines slows down due to irregularity or constipation, this unnatural flow begins to cause problems.
When taking Holy Tea or Veloci Tea the objective is to cleanse your colon and rectum and regulate your bowel movements to the normal rate of two or three per day in order to keep the toxic waste flowing and not sitting in your digestive system for long.
Delaying the passing of this toxic fecal matter may lead to numerous health conditions caused by autointoxification (i.e. self-poisoning by absorbing toxins) and also by clogging the walls of the intestines and colon with hardened waste from rancid saturated fats, decaying vegetable matter and rotting meat.
This provides food and shelter for all the bad bacteria, fungus, yeast, and parasite organisms which feed on it (some of which excrete their own poisons).
When the lining of the colon (large intestine) or small intestine becomes irritated by bacteria, yeast and fungus, or
parasites and worms, it will secrete a protective mucus (or mucous) all over the lining. The mucus is somewhat sticky, and particles of passing waste start to stick to it.
Similar to what happens when cholesterol sticks to the walls of your arteries and veins, a plaque begins to form on the lining of your lower digestive tract. Doctors call it mucoid plaque.
Slow-moving fecal matter begins to stick to the walls of the small intestine and colon, and then starts restricting the flow of waste as it builds up a layer of old feces, mucus, and dead cells.
The vegetable and meat materials in that layer of stuck-on waste begin to ferment and rot and release foul-smelling gasses through the mouth and anus, while continuing to release poisonous toxins into vital organs, the bloodstream, and the rest of your body.
Colon Cleansing = Toxic Waste Removal
What would happen if the plumbing pipes in your home had their internal diameter narrowed by a build-up of mineral deposits, finally got clogged up, and then caused the toilet waste to back up into your kitchen sink where you washed your food?
Something similar is happening in your digestive tract when the food you ingest is not moved quickly enough through your digestive tract.
Ideally, your food should pass through the mouth, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (i.e. the colon), rectum, and out through the anus in about 11 to 15 hours. But in North Americans today it is typically taking 26 hours or more.
In some chronically constipated people, it is taking up to 70 hours (almost 3 days)! That provides a lot of time for toxins to be absorbed into the bloodstream from the decaying fecal matter in the small intestine and colon.
Cleansing your colon and small intestine of this impacted fecal matter and intestinal parasites and yeast overgrowth can help reverse many of the conditions caused by an unhealthy colon, which are often symptoms of autointoxification and/or parasite infestation. Cleaning the colon of this toxic material can lead to shrinking a bloated belly and shedding excess pounds.
Is it just a coincidence that the incidence of gastrointestinal tract diseases and cancer has also increased dramatically since the time when grandparents of the baby boomer generation were eating only healthy, unprocessed foods and unpasteurized dairy products from the farm - and digesting their food and eliminating the waste in about 15 hours?
It is said that when the beloved singer/actor Elvis Presley died, the autopsy revealed that his bloated body contained about 80 to 90 pounds of impacted fecal matter in his digestive tract!
Byron Raphael, a close confidant of Elvis Presley, said in an interview:
"He could barely get up in the morning. Couldn't sleep at night. Taking so many prescription drugs. They found when he died, he had eighty or ninety pounds of fecal material inside. I believe he's really dead, because the amounts of prescription drugs he was taking was enough to surely kill him sooner or later. He couldn't have lived much longer. He was constipated to the point where he would go weeks without going to the bathroom. No amount of laxative would help."
It was reported that Elvis died of a heart attack while on the toilet. "The King is dead" - and he died on the porcelain "throne".
Since the straining to pass hard stools can raise blood pressure and even trigger a heart attack or stroke, one has to wonder if Elvis Presley's chronic constipation was an indirect cause of his death.
And one might wonder if cleaning out those many pounds of impacted fecal matter might have reduced his suffering and added years to his life. If Elvis used Holy Tea it might have given him a weight loss of 80 or 90 pounds!
If you have abdominal bloating or a "beer belly" the size of Elvis Presley's at the time he died, then you could have about 60 pounds or more of toxic sludge stuck in your gut too!
Constipation Remedies and Colon Cleansing Methods
Most people who are aware of the need for "colon cleansing" do not realize that this layer of toxic waste called mucoid plaque can build up throughout their entire digestive tract from stomach to rectum.
Getting a colonic, colon hydrotherapy, colon irrigation, or high enema treatment using water under pressure only helps clean out the last 5 or 6 feet, yet does nothing for the 22 feet of the small intestine. Repeating the procedure too often can wash out the good probiotic bacteria before they can repopulate the colon.
Probiotic (pro = "for"; bio = "life") bacteria are the beneficial bacteria normally found inside your intestinal tract which help you digest the food you eat and produce some essential vitamins. They also kill the pathogenic "bad" bacteria and neutralize the poisons they produce, and they keep the fungus and yeast organisms like Candida under control by consuming them or crowding them out.
Standard enemas can help clean out the lower part of the rectum and colon to temporarily provide constipation relief, but enemas do not clean the upper 4 feet of the colon or any of the 22 feet of small intestine. Enemas typically cleanse only the last 8 to 12 inches of the colon.
High Fiber Diets and Products
Many people seeking natural remedies for constipation try high-fiber diets and products like Metamucil™ which contain psyllium husk fiber. The fiber may help prevent the build up of toxic fecal matter, but they are ineffective in removing the mucoid plaque that has already formed.
There have even been cases where clumps of psyllium have been found deposited in the colon, worsening the impaction problem instead of solving it. And not drinking enough water while taking a psyllium product can actually CAUSE constipation.
You may have seen on some web sites a few photographs of long, snake-like, and rubbery "ropes" of fecal matter which people who used certain colon cleansing products have passed with a bowel movement, or which were expelled during a colonic irrigation treatment. Often these long black "ropes" are actually strings of clumped psyllium mixed with some old and blackened fecal matter.
Drinking Holy Tea (now brand-named Veloci Tea) can remove the mucoid plaque and help keep new plaque from forming in your digestive tract.
Laxatives and Cathartics
In medical terms, a Laxative is a substance which helps increase the EASE with which waste material flows through the small intestine and colon (large intestine), usually by softening the fecal matter.
A Cathartic is a substance which helps increase the SPEED at which waste material flows and gets expelled, often by stimulating the muscles surrounding the intestinal wall, which normally contract in a rhythmic sequence to push the fecal matter along the small intestine and colon to the rectum, where the force of gravity then helps move the stools out through the anus.
This rhythmic muscle action is called peristalsis. Several things can disrupt the normal rhythm of the muscles and slow the movement of feces through the intestines. A cathartic can help get things moving again at an optimal rate and minimize the amount of toxins that get absorbed from the waste material. It also helps the feces move at the normal rate which lets the colon absorb the required amount of water and pass it to the bloodstream, but not absorb so much water that the feces become too hard (impacted) or too large to pass easily through the anus.
Many "laxatives" sold today are both a laxative and a cathartic. Some are mild, and some can be rather harsh and irritating to the lining of the colon.
Over 800 million dollars per year are spent in the USA on over-the-counter laxatives which are an irritant and stimulant to the digestive tract. Laxatives help clear out only the most recently digested waste from the colon, but have little effect on removing the impacted fecal matter stuck to inner wall of the colon (mucoid plaque).
The continual use of stimulant laxatives as constipation cures can create a dependency when the body's own ability to move the waste through muscle action (called peristalsis) becomes weakened by this continued unnatural stimulation. Sometimes the stimulation is out of sync with the natural peristaltic contractions and actually interferes with the flow of waste.
Some harsh laxatives irritate the lining of the colon and intestines and can aggravate existing conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, and Chrohn's Disease.
Commercial and herbal laxatives often contain the herbs Cascara sagrada (California Buckthorn) or Cassia angustifolia (commonly known as Senna or Indian Senna or Cassia Senna or Cassia acutifolia). Both Cascara and Senna irritate the lower gastrointestinal tract, which stimulates peristaltic movement. This can create an unnatural dependency which weakens the normal function of the bowel muscles.
Laxatives containing Cascara sagrada or Senna or any other stimulant should not be consumed for more than seven to ten days, to avoid dependency. Chronic use of stimulant laxatives may lead to "lazy-bowel syndrome" - a dependence on laxatives to have any bowel movement at all, when the muscles of the stomach and intestines lose their ability to contract without being stimulated by the laxative.
Laxatives containing Cassia angustifolia or Cassia acutifolia or Senna should never be taken by individuals who have hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, or an inflammatory bowel disease because Senna is an irritant which can aggravate the condition. Senna should not be given to children under 5 years of age because it can cause a skin rash.
Senna goes by several different names, so be on the lookout for laxatives which list any of these as an ingredient: Cassia Senna, Indian Senna, Egyptian Senna, Nubian Senna, Alexandrian Senna, Khartoum Senna, and Tinnervelly Senna.
Cascara sagrada is also called Rhamnus Purshiana Bark or Sacred Bark or California Buckthorn.
Laxatives containing Cascara sagrada and Danthron may pass into a mother's breast milk. Although the amount of laxative in the milk is generally thought to be too small to cause problems for the nursing baby, your pediatrician or personal physician should be told if you breast-feed your baby and plan to use such stimulant laxatives. There have been some reports which claim that diarrhea has been caused in the infant when the nursing mother used these strong laxatives.
Diarrhea can be very dangerous or even fatal in an infant because it can cause sudden water loss and severe dehydration.
People who have difficulty swallowing and elderly persons who are bedridden should not take mineral oil because a type of pneumonia may be caused by the accidental inhalation of oil droplets into their lungs. When used by anyone, it should only be taken while sitting up or standing, and never while laying down.
Stimulant laxatives such as bisacodyl or casanthranol, if taken too often, may cause weakness, lack of coordination, dizziness, or light-headedness.
Individuals with heart disease or high blood pressure (hypertension should not take laxatives which contain large amounts of sodium, which might make these conditions worse.
Individuals with kidney disease should avoid oral laxatives containing magnesium and potassium, which may build up in the body if kidney disease is present and could create some serious medical conditions.
Individuals with Type 2 diabetes mellitus should be very careful in choosing a laxative, since some laxatives contain large amounts of sugars such as dextrose, galactose and/or sucrose.
If you must resort to using laxatives for constipation, Phillips Milk of Magnesia™ is a safe and mild, non-stimulant laxative.
Drinking Dr. Miller's Holy Tea (or Veloci Tea which is virtually identical) could be faster, more effective, safer, and more gentle than most laxatives in relieving chronic constipation and softening the stools. Some Holy Tea users who are constipated see results the very next day.
Dr. Miller's Holy Tea does not contain any sugar or salt, and contains only very low amounts of sodium and magnesium. Holy Tea does not contain harsh stimulant laxatives like Cascara sagrada or Cassia Senna, and does not create bowel dependency even with long term use.
Stool softeners are medications often prescribed for treating constipation in chronic and severe cases. They are called emollients and they help liquids mix into the stool and prevent dry, hard stool masses. Emollients do not cause a bowel movement, but allow the user to have a bowel movement without straining to pass hard stools.
Medications like Colace™, Dialose™, Fleet Sof-Lax™, and Surfak™ are sometimes prescribed on a short-term basis to help soften stools and let them to pass without straining. Too much straining to enable a bowel movement can actually cause hemorrhoids or piles (veins around the anus which become stretched and distended due to the pressure).
But stool softeners are not a long term solution or cure for chronic constipation, and do not really help remove impacted fecal matter.
Holy Tea (a.k.a. Veloci Tea) not only softens hard stool, but helps remove the build-up of mucoid plaque and parasites in the small intestine, colon, and rectum.
Hard Stools, Hemorrhaging, and Hemorrhoids
In people who are chronically constipated, the rectum may have been widened and elongated. This allows larger stools to form which are harder to pass through the anus, and perhaps painful to pass. It can also create hard stools if the intestines are being deprived of moisture because the person consumes too much caffeine and/or does not drink enough water.
Then the painful straining to complete a difficult bowel movement can produce rectal bleeding (hemorrhaging) and/or those irritating and sharply painful hemorrhoids or piles - and may also contribute to a painful medical condition called Diverticulitis.
The constant straining to pass a hard stool has been known to raise blood pressure and even trigger a heart attack or stroke. This may have caused the death of the severely-constipated Elvis Presley, who died of a heart attack in his bathroom.
In case you didn't know by now... if you do not regularly have a bowel movement at least once every day you consume food, you are chronically constipated - and that is going to create health problems!
Consider how human babies have a bowel movement shortly after each feeding. They do not have any mucoid plaque in their digestive tract (yet) so the food and waste passes normally and quickly through their GI tract. It is not the recently eaten food that is so quickly coming out the other end, but some food waste products are always coming out as fast as the new food is going in.
That should be a benchmark for "normal". Food goes in, waste comes out. The waste should FLOW - not GROW. Yet too many people in the industrialized countries have let their colons get clogged so that they become a kind of "toxic waste storage facility".
Are you eliminating waste after every meal - or just once per day? Or once every two or three days? If you eat three meals a day, then three bowel movements a day would be healthy, but few of us these days have that healthy a digestive system.
Some people have bowel movements more than three or four days apart. If you are one of those people, you are severely constipated and should deal with this condition as soon as possible. That toxic waste is poisoning you!
Constipation is more common with overweight individuals and with people over 50 years of age.
It is so often prevalent among the elderly people in nursing homes that most residents are chronically constipated. (If you have an aging parent in a nursing home, introducing them to Dr. Miller's Holy Tea may help relieve constipation and provide numerous benefits to their health.)
Causes of Constipation
Constipation is basically a slowing down of the movement of food and waste through the digestive system. The degree of movement or motion is called motility. So "low motility" means "slow motion". The rate of movement of food through the entire GI tract from mouth to anus and out of the body is called transit time.
Constipation may also refer to the hardness of the stools. The medical term for constipation is fecal impaction, and it refers to feces (in England spelled as "faeces") or fecal matter more compacted and harder than normal.
The longer the waste takes to move through the colon, the more water is removed, for absorbing water and electrolytes (sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) out of the undigested waste material and filtering it into the bloodstream is a primary function of the colon. But removing too much water makes the stools hard, and harder to pass out through the anus.
The stool with low moisture content also becomes more compact, so more fecal matter can accumulate in the rectum before the build up triggers the urge to have a bowel movement.
In a normal, healthy body, the passing of stools should be almost effortless and should occur at least once or twice every day when solid food is being consumed. You feel the urge, you sit on a toilet, and the stools come out on their own.
If you are waiting, pushing, and straining to get the stools out, your body is not really normal or healthy. You are constipated.
In earlier times when people lived an active life working on farms and ate only unprocessed foods and unpasteurized dairy products, the typical transit time was 15 hours.
Today, with increased consumption of processed foods lacking enzymes and natural fibers and loaded with refined sugar, combined with a more sedentary and less active lifestyle, in constipated people the transit time of food through the digestive tract is slowing down to 70 hours!
That increase in "transit time" from 15 to 70 hours means that for several DAYS toxic waste is remaining inside your body, not just for 15 hours or less.
Now you can see why you will be absorbing more toxins, building up more mucoid plaque, and suffering from many more diseases than your grandparents ever did.
Individuals who have problems with constipation should avoid foods such as pastries, cakes, sugar, candy, puddings, and cheese. Consuming these foods may worsen their condition.
Taking narcotic pain medications frequently cause constipation as a side effect.
Another cause of constipation is drinking too many beverages such as colas, energy drinks, and other soft drinks which contain caffeine - which is also a narcotic.
The ever-increasing consumption of processed foods - and soft drinks with caffeine - is why gastrointestinal diseases and colon cancer are most prevalent in the industrialized countries like the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Japan.
Caffeine in Coffee and Cola Drinks
North Americans today do not drink enough pure water (two quarts or two litres per day). Instead, they drink too much coffee and soft drinks containing caffeine, which causes a LOSS of water through the diuretic effect of caffeine. The majority of the population are chronically dehydrated, without even realizing it.
A deficiency of water in the colon is one of the leading causes of constipation. And not drinking enough water is what causes your body to try to retain extra water - which makes you look fatter.
Note that caffeine is tasteless, odorless, and colorless. Caffeine is also a highly addictive narcotic drug - more addictive than heroin or cocaine, and just as deadly in its pure form. An excess dose of cocaine or caffeine will soon stop the heart from beating.
Fortunately, an adult man would have to drink about 100 cups of coffee to get enough caffeine to kill him. But consuming too many cups of coffee over a short period could cause hyperactivity, the "jitters", and tremors in the hands - a sign that the caffeine is affecting the nervous system. The smaller the person, the less caffeine it takes to affect the nervous system or heart.
Coffee and tea naturally contain a small amount of caffeine, but why is a narcotic like caffeine added to colas and soft drinks that are consumed by children? It can't add anything to the taste or smell or color - but it can addict your children to the product so they will keep drinking more, which makes more money for the greedy and uncaring manufacturers.
While the caffeine in colas and soft drinks contributes to dehydration which can cause constipation, the excessive amount of refined sugar in soft drinks (8 to 9 teaspoons of sugar in one 12-ounce can) is also a contributing cause of diabetes, which is increasing at an alarming rate in children.
In terms of caffeine and sugar content, giving your child a 12-ounce can of sugar-sweetened cola is equivalent to giving your child a 6-ounce cup of perked coffee with 8 or 9 teaspoons of sugar in it! How many cans of cola does your child drink in one day?
Do you wonder why children these days are suffering from hyperactivity, obesity, and diabetes? In past times, diabetes was known as "sugar diabetes" because people knew that excess sugar consumption could cause diabetes. Somehow, we seem to have forgotten that obvious connection, and go on consuming excessive amounts of sugar in so many of our soft drinks and processed foods.
The high levels of sugar in soft drinks (and many so-called "juice" drinks, which can be as little as 15% real juice mixed with a lot of flavored sugar water) also provides food for the yeast Candida albicans which is present in the digestive tract of all humans. Feeding the yeast lots of sugar contributes to a yeast overgrowth, which in turn can create all kinds of health problems (as well as a craving for sugary foods).
The carbon dioxide gas in carbonated beverages contributes to flatulence and abdominal discomfort due to excess gas. Yeast also produce gas when fed sugars, so a yeast overgrowth just adds to the gas production problem.
The phosphoric acid added to cola drinks (colas can be highly acidic, with a pH of 2) increases the acidity of the body, which creates other health problems. A pH of 1 or less is acidic as it can get.
When your blood is alkaline (pH 7 to 14) the growth of cancer cells is inhibited. They grow best in an acidic environment. Making your body more acidic by drinking beverages which contain phosphoric acid is a good way to help those cancer cells grow and multiply.
If you want to avoid being constipated and enjoy better health, consuming less sugar and caffeine in coffee or colas or other soft drinks and drinking more pure water will be a big help. At present, coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world.
Death Begins in the Colon
Feces, bowel movements, constipation, and colon conditions are things we don't normally want to talk about or hear about - but the condition of our colon is vital to our health and well-being.
And when things go wrong, it is often the cause of death. Doctors are familiar with that ancient medical advice from Hippocrates: "Death begins in the colon."
Doctors have estimated that 85 to 90 percent of human ailments are caused by unhealthy conditions in the colon.
Colon health is essential to human health. Restoring colon health can often make many ailments just go away. So much needless suffering (and medical expenses) could be eliminated if people were more aware of the importance of colon health.
You may not hear people talking about their colons, but you can easily see the effects of a clogged colon in all those big bellies and bulging midriffs - and see how "widespread" this problem has become in our modern society. A "colon cleanse" is essential to maintaining good health - and contributes to a trim and healthy appearance!
Cleansing your colon and rectum may also be the best preventive measure you can take against the risk of colorectal cancer, pre-cancerous polyps in the colon, and those painful diseases of the colon known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Diverticulitis, Ileitis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which includes Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
Today, doctors have no known medical cure for Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease (other than surgery). It looks like prevention is your only option. Between 25 percent and 40 percent of people with ulcerative colitis eventually need colostomy surgery in which part or all of the colon is cut out and removed.
Medical doctors tend to treat the symptoms of a diseased colon with drugs or surgery, without getting to the real cause of the problem. Has your doctor ever told you how to PREVENT these diseases before they happen to you?
It's really up to YOU to take charge of your health and well-being.
Using a complementary therapy such as cleansing your colon and gastrointestinal tract with Dr. Miller's Holy Tea is a simple, easy, and pleasant way to start. You just drink a good-tasting herbal tea twice a day. No diets or deprivation, no fasting or foul-tasting medicines, and no high-priced drugs. If you gave up one Starbuck's coffee or tea per day and drank Holy Tea instead, you would actually save money.
Constipation and Colon Cancer
In the USA, over 100,000 colostomy surgeries are performed each year to remove part or all of a diseased colon.
Unfortunately, recent statistics from the American Cancer Society indicate that 1 out of every 17 Americans WILL become a victim of colon cancer in their lifetime.
Numbers may not make much of an impression, so to get a better sense of the seriousness of these statistics, try this... Imagine you are at a major league hockey game or indoor soccer match attended by 17,000 sports fans. One thousand of them would fill the ice rink or playing field. That 1000 is exactly how many of the people in a crowd of 17,000 will one day suffer from colon cancer. Will you be one of them?
It's hard these days to avoid over-processed foods loaded with chemicals, drinks laced with caffeine, and all the toxic pollution in the air and water.
But you can do something to counteract their toxic effects... simply by drinking Holy Tea to help flush the toxins, parasites, and impacted fecal matter out of your body and restore your colon to optimum health.
The primary function of Holy Tea is to gently cleanse the digestive tract of toxic waste material and parasites, restore a healthy digestive system, and reduce the risk of all the ailments that are caused by autointoxification, yeast overgrowth and parasites.
Not dealing with this toxic build-up early enough could lead to serious and sometimes fatal diseases like Crohn's disease, spastic colon, ileitis, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, leaky gut syndrome, and cancer of the colon or rectum.
Too many people are suffering from very painful conditions and dying horrible deaths that could be prevented by maintaining a healthy digestive system.
Dr. Miller's Holy Tea - The Bottom Line
- Holy Tea contains only safe, natural ingredients and is made from the finest quality edible herbs found in Nature. It is made in the USA from herbs grown in the southeastern states of Georgia and Florida.
- Holy Tea and Veloci Tea contain NO caffeine, ephedra, stimulants, drugs, harsh laxatives like Cascara or Cassia or Senna, sugar, salt, harmful chemicals, pesticides, or fillers.
- Holy Tea has no harmful side effects. There is no discomfort, and no constant running to the bathroom. It softens hard stools, but does not cause
- Holy Tea and Veloci Tea contain herbs which have been used safely for hundreds of years, and have been the subject of various scientific research studies in recent years.
- Holy Tea helps you lose weight, reduce fat, and lose inches off your waist without any change in diet or depriving yourself of foods you like to eat. It can be used alone, or along with another weight loss program. Much of the weight and inch loss is due to removing pounds of impacted fecal matter and parasites from inside your colon, something which no fat loss diet can achieve.
- Holy Tea is the very best colon cleanse and whole body detoxification product available today. It helps remove toxins from every place in your body - organs, tissues, blood, fat cells, and your entire digestive tract.
- Holy Tea supports the body in detoxifying and healing itself of all kinds of ailments caused by:
(1) toxic build-up of decaying impacted fecal matter in the intestines (mucoid plaque) and the resulting autointoxification;
(2) bacteria, yeast, microbial parasites, amoebae, worms and flukes; and
(3) the poisons and toxic compounds released by some of these bacteria and other microbes.
Restoring the colon, liver and kidneys to a healthy state reduces the risk of many painful and potentially fatal diseases.
- Holy Tea and Veloci Tea are formulated by a hands-on expert in Nutritional Science who actually cares about your health. Dr. Miller has devoted his entire professional life to researching, formulating, testing, and perfecting this remarkable healing tea while working with clients at his two health clinics.
- Holy Tea has been used successfully for over 20 years at Dr. Miller's two health clinics in Tennessee.
- Holy Tea has been proven to work. Just ask his thousands of happy clients!
- Dr. Miller has hundreds of testimonials from grateful users of his Holy Tea. You can read some of their testimonies, or hear them in the online video.
- Holy Tea (Veloci Tea) is convenient and easy to use. It's as simple as making a gallon of tea, then drinking two glasses per day.
- Holy Tea tastes good. And you can mix it with herbal teas, decaf teas, or juices to suit your taste. You can vary the strength, and you can drink it hot or cold. You can even open the used tea bags after drying them out, and add the herbs to foods like salads, soups and sauces.
- Holy Tea (Veloci Tea) is very affordable. It costs less than over-the-counter remedies or prescription drugs that do less for your overall health. Two daily servings of Holy Tea cost about the same as buying just one regular tea or coffee per day at a fast-food restaurant. When you see and feel the results, you will realize Holy Tea is worth a lot more than you pay for it.
For information on buying Holy Tea or Veloci Tea contact Michael Star at 905-891-7436 (11 AM to 11 PM Eastern Time).
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The content of this Holy Tea article is intended "for educational purposes only" and should not be construed as medical advice pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or cure of any disease. The author is not a medical practitioner. Holy Tea is a natural food, not a drug, and this general information is not intended to provide any diagnosis, treatment or cure. If you have a medical condition, consult your personal physician or professional health care practitioner.
The Holy Tea and Veloci Tea products contain natural herbs which act as a cathartic (increased rate of waste excretion). Women who are pregnant or nursing, elderly persons, young children, and individuals suffering from any illness or health condition should consult with their personal physician prior to using this product or any herbal supplement.
It is recommended that you do not drink Holy Tea or Veloci Tea for at least two hours before and after taking any prescribed pharmaceutical drugs or any over-the-counter medications, to avoid reducing the effectiveness of the man-made drugs. (This does not apply to natural herbs or vitamin and mineral supplements.)
The Holy Tea user testimonials quoted in this article and recorded testimonies shown in the online video are anecdotal and may not represent typical results. Individual results will vary.
The FDA does not review health products which are sold as a dietary supplement. (Holy Tea is a natural food, not a drug.)
This statement is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
"These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."
Disclaimer: Do not take Dr. Miller's Holy Tea or Veloci Tea as a substitute for medical treatment. Always follow the advice of your doctor or personal physician.
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