One clue to what “normal” digestion looks like … can be found by observing primitive people living in rural, non-industrialized regions—those who live simple lives, and who have simple, natural diets. These people have been observed to have one bowel movement within 20 to 30 minutes after eating a major meal—and they average 2 to 4 bowel movements a day!
If you’ve been told that having one bowel movement a day was a good sign of healthy digestion, that is erroneous information that is hazardous to your health. The fact is, if you’re eating 3 meals a day and NOT having 3 bowel movements a day—your digestive health may already be in serious trouble, and you must read this entire article immediately!
It may come as a shock to learn that most people over 50 don’t even have 1 bowel movement a day. In fact, the average American stores an estimated 6 to 10 pounds of fecal waste in their colon. This alarming trend could mean they lack a sufficient amount of “friendly” bacteria to help digest foods. Poor digestion can lead to sluggish bowels. Then fecal matter can attach itself to the walls of your bowels and become a breeding ground for a host of health worries—from polyps … to diverticulitis … to colon cancer.
Do any of the following symptoms apply to you?
Inflammation (possibly manifesting as achy joints or skin rashes)
If you checked yes to any of the above, it’s possible you’re suffering from improper digestion.
The good news is that you can find freedom and relief from digestive problems without abandoning the foods you love … safely and naturally!
Diapers at Night at the Young Age of 33?!
Dr. Michael Cutler knows firsthand the health horrors of digestive problems, and the miraculous relief of overcoming them. Dr. Cutler is a board-certified family physician with more than 17 years experience specializing in chronic health problems, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue.
Starting in early adolescence and for decades thereafter, Dr. Cutler endured a painful digestive ailment that led to an unnecessary radical surgery that left him wearing diapers at night at the young age of 33!
That’s when Dr. Cutler took matters into his own hands, and shifted his focus from conventional medicines to natural therapies that heal and prevent illnesses. Since then, he has uncovered the cure to his own digestive maladies, and restored the health of thousands of patients. The remarkable truth discovered by Dr. Cutler could turn your digestive health around, as well.
The War Within
Digestive problems may signal a war inside of you. It’s a battle between “friendly” and “unfriendly” bacteria in your stomach and intestines. Friendly bacteria—healthy intestinal flora called probiotics—break down food, help your body absorb essential nutrients, and keep “bad” bacteria from multiplying out of control.
This means you can properly digest food … absorb critical nutrients and minerals … and keep your bowels healthy and regular.
“It is estimated that the correct balance of bacteria in the gut is 15% bad bacteria and 85% friendly bacteria to create a healthy colon.” —Stewart Hare, Nutritional Therapist
Friendly bacteria ensure that your organs, cells, blood, muscles and nerves get the nutrients they need to energize you—and repair and replace old, damaged and dying cells!
But as you age, your friendly bacteria levels decline. Poor eating habits, illness, alcohol, smoke, pollution, and even stress also take a toll. By the time you reach your 40s, your natural levels of friendly bacteria are diminished significantly. That’s why foods you used to tolerate now can become unbearable.
When this happens, bad bacteria have an easier time taking over.
This is a serious problem because without adequate friendly bacteria, you can’t properly digest and eliminate the foods you eat. The “bad” bacteria feast on undigested foods in your digestive tract … and release huge amounts of gases including methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen.
These noxious fumes can cause a host of abdominal problems including:
Embarrassing occasional diarrhea or constipation
and even inflammation
The great news is, promoting balance in your digestive tract is actually easy to do! The secret is to flood your digestive tract with healthy intestinal flora-probiotics.
Why Most Probiotics Are Useless
If you’ve tried probiotics in the past and been disappointed, that’s probably because most probiotic supplements fail to deliver live flora to your digestive tract—no matter how many millions or billions of beneficial bacteria they may claim to contain.
The reason is that probiotics are very delicate. They can be destroyed by overprocessing or exposure to air … heat … light … or stomach acids.
Most probiotics require refrigeration, and are ruined once left out in a warehouse … on a store shelf … or in your kitchen cabinet.
Worse yet, if your probiotic supplements are in encapsulated powder, there’s a good chance you’re getting very little or no benefit. When powdered probiotics are constantly exposed to air—even when they’re in capsule form—any viable cells that were once present are quickly destroyed.
Finally, stomach acid and bile from your liver quickly kill powdered probiotics in the digestion process.
If you’re taking probiotics that come in capsules—most if not all of what you’re getting are most likely dead and useless bacteria. The trick to getting probiotics into your system alive is a delivery system that protects them from stomach acids and carries them straight into your intestines.
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