Keeping the Small and Large Intestines Clean and Functioning Optimally

There is absolutely nothing more important for your health than the cleanliness of the small and large intestines.

The intestines include the small intestines and colon (large intestines). While the stomach breaks food down into smaller particles of food, it is primarily the small intestines that allow food to be sent to the blood stream to nourish the body.



Small Intestines: After passing through the stomach, food enters the 27 foot stretch of the digestive system called the small intestines. The lining of the small intestines contain more than villiseven million tiny villi, creating a huge surface area of contact with the blood stream. It is in these villi where most of the nutrients from the food we eat actually get into the blood stream.

Large Intestines: The 7 feet of the colon are like afterburners in a jet. In the colon, beneficial bacteria create additional nutrients (especially B-vitamins) and send them into the bloodstream.

Parasites, Harmful Bacteria and Fungi in the Intestines are Major Problems

Allowing harmful microorganisms to colonize the intestines is a major health mistake. These invaders damage us in two ways:

  • Directly damage the villi and linings of the intestines.
  • Produce endotoxins that enter the blood stream and make us sick (or cause the liver a large amount of work to clean up the mess).

Allowing mucoidal gel (from 1/64 inch to 1/8th inch of undigested proteinous matter) to stick inside the intestines permanently is a also a health problem. This gel interferes with the assimilation of nutrients and provide a home for parasites, fungi and harmful bacteria.Fiber in the diet greatly helps prevent this.

An extremely important health practice is to make sure that your intestines are clean as depicted via the simple cartoon picture on the right (these pictures depict the villi in the small intestines where nutrients are absorbed):




Two Component Plan for Keeping Your Intestinal System Operating Cleanly and Efficiently

The following three intestinal maintenance routines are highly advisable to keep your intestinal systems in good shape.

  1. Frequently feed your intestines probiotics - nothing is more important for intestinal health than the protective bacteria known as probiotics. Protective bacteria will help digest mucoidal gel and fight harmful bacteria in a contest for living space.
  2. Twice a year, perform a major intestinal cleanse, including parasite cleansing and enzyme cleansing. Although, there are many cleanses on the market, we especially recommend the Eight Day Cleanse.