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Part 3 of 9
The Bodies Approach to Natural
Health, The 8 body systems

Health tip recipe

Quote of the day

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THE BODY SYSTEMS APPROACH
TO NATURAL HEALTH
(part III)

THE INTESTINAL SYSTEM: The intestinal system is part of the digestive system and consists of the small and large intestine (colon). It is in the small intestine that the vital nutrients which the body needs are absorbed into the blood. In the large intestine, water is absorbed from the digestive waste. The waste is subsequently eliminated from the body. Peak efficiency results from good muscle tone, a healthy bacterial environment, and, sufficient amounts of indigestible fiber that give bulk to the stool.

Imbalances of the intestinal system affect all other systems. The result is a general build up of waste and toxins in the body.

Herbalists traditionally start a program by cleansing the intestinal system before addressing other concerns, since the intestines must carry away the toxic by-products of the healing process.

Dr. Bernard Jensen, an advocate of natural health and author of Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Better Bowel Care said: “In the 50 years I’ve spent helping people to overcome illness, disability and disease, it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people’s health problems.”...”To try to take care of any symptom in the body without a good elimination system is futile.”

Many experts believe that with all the overcooked and over-processed foods and with all the fats that we eat in the industrialized nations, it is impossible for us to get enough fiber for optimal functioning without daily fiber supplementation.

Consider this medical fact: The three most common causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, and adult-onset diabetes(in that order). Medical research has confirmed that insufficient dietary fiber is a major cause of all three diseases!

Processed foods, such as white flour and sugar, have had nearly all the fiber removed. As a result they tend to be sticky and gooey. They stickto the inside of the colon, particularly in the sacculated pouches or haustra, and are difficult for the colon to move through unless there is enough fiber present from other sources. This stagnant material provides a breeding ground for toxin-producing harmful bacteria.

The blood is only as clean as the bowel. The blood absorbs toxins from the bowel and carries them to the liver to be detoxified. When the liver is overloaded because of a toxic colon, not only does it suffer, but the toxins are released into the general circulation where they can affect every cell in the body. These can produce many symptoms that we might not at first associate with poor colon health—headaches, chronic fatigue, joint pains, and skin problems to name a few. Also, when the bowel is stagnant and toxic, it becomes a breeding ground for a variety of very harmful parasites—from single-celled amoebas to 20-foot-long tapeworms.

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Look for part 4 of The Body Systems Approach to Natural Health in the next issue.

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HEALTHY RECIPE OF THE DAY

Sun Dried Tomato Wraps

You wouldn’t know that these delicious wraps are not made with flour, but from healthy raw vegetables and seeds.

2 cups Ground flax seeds, golden or brown
1 ½ cups Water
l tsp Sea Salt
3 gloves Garlic
1 cup Chopped, fresh basil
½ Medium onion, chopped
1 cup Sun dried tomatos
3 Red bell peppers, chopped
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
2 tsp Oregano

1. Grind flax seeds in a spice grinder or blender.

2. Place all remaining ingredients, except water and ground flax seedsin a blender or food processor and blend.

3. Add water and ground flax seed, and blend until smooth. Allow to sit for 30 minutes to thicken.

4. Spread thinly into circles on teflex lined dehydrator sheets, and dehydrate at 105F for about 6 hours, or until easily removed from the teflex. Flip onto mesh sheets, and dry for additional 4 hours or until dry but still flexible.

5. Allow to cool, then store in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Serves 8

Nutritional Facts

228 Calories, 14g Total Fat. 21g Carbs, 9 gr protein

Suggestions:

These no flour, dehydrated raw food wraps can be used in place of tortillas or other flat bread, folded over a wide variety of vegetables, meat, cheese and other fillings. They make a hearty lunch, served with guacamole or hummus, lettuce, tomato and sprouts

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson - ----------

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