You deserve to be free of the dread of going (or not going) to the bathroom!
Chronic gut disorders terrorize Americans of all stripes like no other plague. Just consider the epidemiology of the four most prevalent conditions, courtesy of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:
Nowhere is this epidemic as noticeable as inside any "big chain" drugstore. At our local pharmacy, for example, the laxative department is one of the largest single-condition sections in the entire store:
So, ask yourself — how is it possible that the same proud country that was able to fly people to the moon and back home in 1969, can’t figure out 45+ years later how to prevent and resolve lifestyle-related colorectal disorders without resorting to a truckload of toxic laxatives?
The answer is simpler than you may think — American gastroenterologists, let alone rank-and-file family physicians, not only don’t know how to treat these conditions, but oftentimes they may cause even more harm by prescribing the wrong treatments and recommending inappropriate diets.
It is simply inconceivable that so many millions of people would suffer from lifestyle-related colorectal disorders if their doctors had a clue. With this in mind, please suspend your judgment for a while and study the following chapters with as much effort and intensity as you would apply to finding a "good doctor" who may not exist:
Dietary fiber, eight glasses of water, and a low-fat diet — the sacred cows of American nutritional dogma — break natural bowel movements, and cause hard stools, irregularity, constipation, or constipation-predominant IBS. When patients seek medical help, they are routinely recommended to add more fiber, drink more water, and reduce fat even further.
This misguided and harmful advice guarantees hemorrhoids and diverticulosis to virtually anyone, and it is behind the epidemics of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. This chapter condemns this pig-headed practice and teaches you how to restore natural bowel movements without resorting to fiber and laxatives. Read...
Bulls feast on grass and hay — as fibrous a diet as it gets. Not surprisingly, bulls‘ droppings are large, and somewhat similar to the fiber-laden stools of humans. This 'in-your-face' title is wordplay on three concurrent ironies — health-conscious Americans falling for popular 'bull' about fiber, eating a bull-like diet, and suffering from bull-like stools, — the 'genesis' of practically all colorectal disorders.
Healthy, intestinal bacteria are vital for forming stools, maintaining immunity, synthesizing essential vitamins, and protecting the colon from cancer.
After the bacteria get damaged by antibiotics, laxatives, heavy metals, surgeries, or colonoscopies, fiber is broadly recommended to form stools instead.
But unlike live bacteria, fiber can't perform any of the bacterial functions which are absolutely essential for humans other than bulking-up stools and stimulating defecation. The loss of these functions contributes to impaired immunity, diabetes, obesity, hair loss, eczema, seborrhea, anemia, internal bleeding, ulcers, strokes, cancers, and common gastrointestinal, respiratory, and autoimmune disorders.
Despite all of these well known and thoroughly studied facts, the American medical establishment adamantly refuses to recognize the role of intestinal flora in health and longevity, and does everything possible to obliterate bacteria with the indiscriminate use of antibiotics starting literally at birth. Then, it profits enormously from treating the resulting diseases. This chapter outlines the role of intestinal flora in human health and explains how to restore it. Read...
To preserve life-long colorectal health and prevent colon cancer, a healthy person should move the bowels after each major meal, or at least twice daily. Because circumstances are rarely ideal, many people tend to suppress urges and skip stools. This leads to hardening of stools, straining, enlarged hemorrhoids, and anorectal nerve damage — the primary conditions behind irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation. Finally, one day, fiber or laxatives are needed to initiate a bowel movement because the urge sensation has gone for good. This chapter will help you to restore anorectal sensitivity without resorting to fiber and/or laxatives. Read...
Fiber bulks up stools. Enlarged stools transform colorectal organs and cause a physical dependence on fiber to move the bowels. This dependence is similar to drugs, tobacco, or alcohol addiction: no fiber — no stools, no stools — no go... This outcome is well familiar to anyone who has failed a low-carbs diet because of severe constipation or rock-hard, small stools.
This chapter explains how to overcome this unhealthy dependence on fiber without resorting to laxatives. It is essential for anyone who wants to reduce fiber consumption, and especially useful for people who wish to lose weight by following the popular low-carbs diets. Read...
Not so long ago, adult diapers existed primarily in Saturday Night Live skits. Today, bowel incontinence affects up to 10 percent of adult men and up to 15 percent of adult women [link].
By any measure, these numbers are shocking. I looked up the 1972 edition of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy—the world's leading medical reference—and couldn't find a single mention of the term “fecal incontinence” there. Two generations later, adult diapers occupy one of the largest sections in our neighborhood drugstore:
And as Americans grow older, the extent of this problem becomes even more shocking: “Two nursing home studies have identified a 45.0% to 47.0% prevalence of bowel incontinence among residents” [link].
If you plan to retire one day and would like to enjoy the spoils of your hard work and good luck, this site will help you getting there without wearing a diaper.
Author of Fiber Menace and GutSense.org