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Colorectal Recovery Program (CRP) includes three synergistic complexes — Morning and Evening Packs, Hydro-C, and GI-Recovery. In combination with a low-density diet, these supplements assist recovery from functional (reversible) colorectal disorders; turn organic (irreversible) disorders into manageable conditions, and prevent further damage.
Colorectal Recovery Program is recommended for the following functional disorders and conditions:
Small, hard, pebble-like stools; complete absence of gases; diarrhea-like stools; problems with blood coagulation; hair, nails, and skin disorders; poor immunity, and most other conditions listed in the right column are the signs of impaired intestinal flora. Use CPR to normalize stools and restore the bacterial population [background].
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CRP enables recovery from IBS by eliminating its primary causes: disbacteriosis, hard or large stools, diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, and dependence on laxatives and medication. In combination with a low-density diet, full recovery is attainable in 3 to 6 months [background].
Hard or large stools and dependence on laxatives are the primary causes of idiopathic constipation (with no underlying physical pathologies). Abnormal stools, specific to constipation, result from disbacteriosis, excess dietary fiber, irregular bowel emptying, related to work schedule or travel, low-grade stress, bad toilet habits, etc.
CRP restores proper stool morphology, and helps you to maintain regular and effortless bowel movements. Full recovery is attainable in one to three months, assuming you don't skip/suppress/withhold stools, and have no organic damage, such as a constricted anal canal (from enlarged internal hemorrhoids) or the absence of the urge sensation (from anorectal nerve damage).
Since moving the bowels is part conscious, part an unconscious act, you may still need to readjust and retrain your “conscious” control over this process. Nonetheless, this retraining should begin with CPR, because mental effort, supreme will, and supernatural control over one's body isn't enough to turn hard stools into soft ones or reawaken comatose bacteria even if you are David Copperfield or the Dalai Lama [background].
In the case of diarrhea, idiopathic means there are no inflammatory conditions in the bowel or upper digestive tract. Because bacteria are essential to form and bind stools, acute disbacteriosis is a primary cause of idiopathic diarrhea. This condition is common after antibiotic treatment, and may quickly turn into inflammatory bowel disease.
The advice to use dietary fiber to form stools only intensifies diarrhea because soluble fiber blocks the absorption of fluids all along the GI tract. Proper diet is essential to arrest diarrhea, prevent dehydration, restore colon ecology, and form normal stools. Full recovery is attainable in one month or less if this condition is treated earlier (i.e. before the inflammation).
The excess accumulation of gases (flatulence) and abdominal distention (bloating) are commonly caused by (a) excess consumption of fiber and (b) small and large intestine inflammation. In both cases a low-density, low-allergenicity diet is a first step towards recovery or relief.
In the case of bowel inflammation, CRP is essential. Assuming this is a functional condition, full recovery is attainable within a few weeks — it takes that long to displace all traces of fermentable bio-mass from the large intestine, and to reduce bacterial population by, essentially, starving it.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
The strong pressure of a distended small and large bowel on a hypersensitive uterus during the menstrual period is the primary cause of pain and discomfort. Hence, the approach to functional PMS (no other damage), should always start from eliminating the causes of intestinal distention — primarily, large stools, bloating, and mild inflammation — conditions typical for IBS.
Assuming both issues are functional, full recovery is attainable in several weeks prior to a period. Obviously, proper maintenance is essential to prevent relapse during consecutive periods.
A pronounced emotional reaction (i.e. irritability) to periods in women who do not experience PMS is rare, and is more likely a response to extended pain and discomfort than to hormonal swings or uterus metamorphosis, specific to menstruation. While I was growing up in the pre-antibiotic and pre-fiber era, PMS was virtually unheard off. Today it‘s omnipresent.
Resuming bowel movements after surgery or trauma
Surgeries are commonly preceded by a thorough colon lavage (complete bowel cleansing with laxatives and/or enema) to prevent involuntary bowel emptying while under general anesthesia. Anesthetic side effects, post-operative pain relief, extended bed rest, liquid diet, and, in some cases, total parenteral nutrition (via intravenous drip) “turn off” GI tract peristalsis for extended periods of time.
The combination of all these factors — the disruption of colon ecology with lavage, prolonged absence of peristalsis from drugs, and a liquid diet commonly result in severe constipation, complicate convalescence, and may cause significant harm to colorectal organs from ensuing stool impaction and straining.
Colorectal Recovery Program is exceptionally effective for post-operative, post-traumatic recovery because it‘s gentle, efficient, and free of additional side effects. DO NOT use IntesiPacks (i.e. tablets and capsules which require gastric digestion) until a normal mixed diet is fully resumed.
Reader's Testimonial “I sincerely hope you continue selling your Colorectal Support Kit. My wife has Lupus and severe adhesions in her abdomen from 4 C-Sections, which is restricting her bowels from moving properly. The medical community directed us to all sorts of fiber supplements and flax oil, and none of it worked. She has been using your product for over 2 years now, and it's been a Godsend.” W.A., USA (via e-mail)
Many medicines list constipation among their numerous side-effects. Constipation is particularly bothersome when using systemic drugs for pain relief, depression, hypertension, heart failure, Parkinson's, diarrhea, asthma, glaucoma, and so on. These drugs contribute to constipation by impacting the contraction of smooth muscles, which in turn inhibits intestinal peristalsis and diminishes the defecation urge. Indications and outcome are similar to above.
Just like surgery, regular and virtual colonoscopies require a thorough colon lavage with synthetic laxatives and, in the case of a regular colonoscopy, an anesthetic. For this reason many patients experience difficulties to restart regular bowel movements after a colonoscopy, and experience other significant side effects related to disrupted colon ecology. CRP facilitates full recovery, restores intestinal flora, normalizes stools, and prevents side effects and other complications.
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Discovery of colorectal polyps, colon cancer prevention
If you had polyps discovered and removed during a colonoscopy, or if you are in the high-risk group for colon cancer, the CRP may help prevent the growth of new polyps and mitigate those risks. Besides, it's absolutely critical for you to restore normal colon ecology and function after a colonoscopy.
Most penicillin-style antibiotics and synthetic antibacterial drugs are also known as broad-spectrum antibiotics. This means that they destroy not just the intended cause of the infection, but also all other bacteria that happens to be around, including the unlucky bugs in your gut. And that's how most cases of IBS and IBDs start.
Chemotherapy and, to a lesser extent, radiotherapy wipe out intestinal bacteria (single cell organisms) with the same vigor that they decimate cancer cells. Both procedures wreak havoc with the rest of the digestive system, and may cause a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and profuse diarrhea.
The combination of all these factors commonly result in severe constipation, further diminishing the quality of life and the effectiveness of cancer treatment. To make matters worse, oncologists and patients follow truly murderous advice to: “eat high fiber foods, and try to drink at least 3000 ml of fluid each day.” [American Cancer Society]
Why murderous? Well, because (a) Fiber commonly causes colon obstruction — on the one hand, patients are too weak to move their bowels, on the other — there are no bacteria left to reduce the fiber's volume through fermentation. (b) Fiber and water in high volume may cause or intensify nausea and vomiting. (c) Soluble fiber is likely to intensify diarrhea. (d) Large volumes of water will contribute to peripheral edema, lymphedema, kidney and bladder damage, and congestive heart failure, all common side effects of chemotherapy.
Morning and Evening Packs aren't appropriate immediately after chemo treatments because tablets and capsules may not digest properly. Fortunately, GI-Recovery, Hydro-C, and Enterophilus can be safely used to rebuild intestinal flora and restore regular and unassisted (by fiber or laxatives) defecation.
Coincidentally, these supplements speed up the healing of the mucosal membrane (stomach and intestinal lining), strengthen the immune system, reduce the chance of developing other side-effects, improve the quality of life, and speed-up overall recovery from the side effects of common cancer treatments.
All these factors damage intestinal microflora. Indications and outcome are similar to post-antibiotic recovery.
Yeast infection (candidiasis, thrush)
Intestinal bacteria are omnipresent Candida fungus at safe levels (prevent overgrowth). When bacteria are damaged by any of the above causes, the resulting fungal infection (mycosis) is commonly referred to as “yeast infection.”
Along with low-carbs, a low-fiber diet (to exclude carbohydrates which feed and sustain yeast infection), CRP helps to restore bacterial balance in order to control Candida proliferation. Keep in mind that a proper diet is the key, and you may need to use properly prescribed antifungal medications as well.
Intestinal bacteria play a key role in the primary immune system response to infections, known as phagocytosis. The damage to intestinal bacteria by all of the above means, disrupts phagocytosis, and makes you more vulnerable to common infections and allergies.
These three conditions in children and adults are commonly associated with biotin (vitamin H or B7) deficiency. Intestinal flora biosynthesis is the primary source of endogenous (made by the body) biotin. It's biosynthesis is easily disrupted by all of the factors that damage intestinal flora.
A biotin deficiency is also associated with diabetes. CRP gradually restores intestinal flora and adequate biotin synthesis. The supplements included in Morning and Evening Packs also provide supplemental biotin.
Blood disorders, easy bruising, and hard-to-stop bleedings
Intestinal flora synthesizes vitamin K, which is responsible for blood coagulation. Vitamin K deficiency may lead to a broad range of blood disorders, characterized by hard-to-stop bleedings and easy bruising.
Inadequate coagulation is particularly dangerous in cases of internal bleedings, such as peptic ulcer, microscopic, hemorrhagic stroke, or trauma from a fall, car accident, hard blow, etc. These hard-to-detect internal conditions may cause death from the precipitous, but otherwise invisible blood loss.
Using CRP may gradually restores vitamin K synthesis and improve blood coagulation by providing supplemental probiotics. Please note that Morning and Evening Packs DO NOT provide supplemental vitamin K, so that people who are taking anti-coagulation medication (such as aspirin or warfarin) may take them as well. A bacterial metabolism (with or without probiotics) is already accounted for by the makers of these drugs, so this shouldn't be a concern for you or your physician. Remember — you are taking these medicines to prevent blood clots caused by poor circulation, not to cause a deadly bleeding.
If your anal tone is normal (i.e. there are no apparent physical causes, tested with anorectal manometry), these conditions may be contributed to by the undue pressure of large stools and gases on the rectum, bladder, and urethra. You may find quick relief by using CRP to normalize stools and eliminate these causes.
Indications for organic colorectal disorders
At one point or another all colorectal disorders start as functional and gradually progress towards an organic, or irreversible condition. Colorectal Recovery Program is similarly effective for these conditions in two ways: (1) it provides symptomatic relief (less pain, discomfort, etc.) and, (2) it prevents further damage, more pain, and so forth.
The following organic disorders are good candidates for CRP:
Both conditions may result from large or hard stools, straining, constricted anal canal, scars, poor muscle tone, post-surgery, spinal cord injuries, and some other issues. CRP helps to overcome these problems by normalizing stools and restoring (to a degree) regular bowel movements. Ongoing maintenance may be required with Hydro-C.
Colorectal Recovery Program is inappropriate for use during diverticulitis — an acute inflammation of one or more diverticula It is, however, a good preventive when used to maintain small and regular stools instead of fiber.
Large and/or hard stools and straining are the primary causes of internal and external hemorrhoids. CRP is an excellent remedy for this condition, because it reduces stool size and density to desired levels, and allows the bowels to move without straining.
Fissures are generally hard to heal and they tend to recur over and over again. They progress further towards a worse outcome by the enlargement of internal hemorrhoids, hence their qualification as an "organic" disorder. The causes of anal fissures are similar to the cause of hemorrhoidal disease — the forced (by straining) passing of large and hard stools through the anal canal, further constricted by internal hemorrhoids. CRP normalizes stools and enhances healing dramatically. To prevent fissures re-opening, you may need to keep maintaining small and soft stools with Hydro-C for a considerable length of time.
May result from long-term straining, intentional stool withholding, a poor outcome of anorectal surgery, anal sex, diabetic damage, trauma, and numerous medications. People in this predicament no longer experience a defecation urge, and miss bowel movements. This results in fecal impaction, severe constipation, paradoxical diarrhea, and further disorders. CRP helps to alleviate all these conditions as described in the prior section.
Acquired or congenital (Hirschsprung's disease) megacolon
The laws of physics apply to a dysfunctional colon just as much as to a healthy one. In these cases — absence of innervation, weak muscle tone, significant distention — your goal is to maintain soft, moist or semi-liquid stools, and let gravity do it‘s work. The degree of success will vary, depending on the extent of damage or dysfunction. If laxatives are effective for you, then CRP will be as effective, even more, but with no side effects.
Obviously, there are other, more involved colorectal disorders, such as adhesions, obstructions, spinal cord nerve damage to colon innervation, endocrine dysfunctions, Parkinson's disease, and so on. These conditions require a specialized expertise, and aren't good cases for a self-administered, supplemental program.
You may still use CRP to improve your overall health and quality of life by restoring normal colon ecology and normalizing stools. Unfortunately, I don‘t have any experience with these conditions to provide further guidance.
As I noted before, organic, colorectal disorders are mostly irreversible, and, after the initial normalization of stools and restoration of colon ecology with CRP, they may require life-long maintenance. Hydro-C is inexpensive and an efficient remedy specifically formulated for this purpose. Unlike laxatives, it is non-addictive, free of side-effects, and suitable for permanent use.
The following schedule works best for normalizing stools (reducing size), softening up hard stools, restoring regularity, and managing chronic constipation:
Ageless Hydro-C. Hydro-C must be taken in the morning, as soon as
you wake up, because it only reliably moisturizes stools when
taken on an empty stomach.
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Ageless GI Recovery.
Take daily on an empty stomach, before food, so it can quickly pass through
stomach into the small intestines without being exposed to
digestive juices. This assures fast assimilation, and
strengthens the intestinal mucous membrane before the onslaught of
bile, gastric acids, and enzymes
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and Evening Packs. These supplements work in synergy
with GI Recovery and Hydro-C to restore stool
morphology. The combination of these supplements is particularly
important to normalize stools, heal the mucosal membrane, and
provide a welcoming environment to intestinal bacteria. Take
respective packs twice daily, with first and last meal. It's
best to take supplements at the beginning of a meal, using
minimal amount of water to prevent overhydration.
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Ageless Enterophilus. Highly
bioavailable symbiotic microflora for the proper functioning of
the large intestine. Manufactured in enterically-coated capsules,
so it passes the stomach hostile environment, and dissolves only
in the safety of the small intestine.
Included into the Morning
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Proper diet is essential for speedy recovery. You won‘t be able to eliminate bloating, flatulence, inflammation or large stools, for as long as you continue consuming food with fiber. In fact, by mixing supplemental bacteria into this gumbo, the bloating and flatulence are likely to get worse, not better, from additional fermentation.
Morning and Evening Packs are intended for an average weight adult. For every 15 lb (7 kg) below 120 lb (55 kg) for women, and 22lb (10 kg) below 155 lb (70 kg) for men, you may deduct one Ageless Protection capsule. Adults whose weight is substantially over average don't need to increase the dose.
Children over 12 and teenagers can take Ageless Nutrition supplements following the same guidelines. Women past menarche (first period) should take extra dietary iron.
Supplements in packs aren't recommended to children under 12 years old because they may experience difficulty swallowing capsules and tablets. Use liquid children's supplements instead.
If you have already incurred anorectal nerve damage and are no longer experiencing a defecation urge, you may continue taking Hydro-C after completing the packs. It will help you to attain small and moist, regular stools without straining and corresponding damage.
The same is true for a distended colon and rectum (megacolon), hemorrhoidal disease, diverticular disease, and other functional (reversible) and organic (irreversible) colorectal conditions, such as proctitis (rectal inflammation), pruritus ani (anal itching), levator syndrome (rectal pain related to a spasm of the levator ani muscle), and anal fissures, fistulas, prolapses and abscesses.
I recommend taking Morning and Evening Packs (along with other components of the colorectal recovery program) for 3 to 6 months for best results. This is the approximate amount of time the body takes to replenish its‘ reserves of essential micronutrients (in the Ageless Protection formula), and to restore intestinal flora (colon ecology). The actual length of time is determined by your age, health, diet, prior health, and degree of colorectal damage.
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Some of the supplements aren't recommended in the following circumstances:
Children. Morning and Evening Packs aren't recommended to young children because of the choking hazard. Consider providing pediatric liquid supplements instead.
Geriatric care. Morning & Evening Packs may not be appropriate for frail, bedridden patients, and persons taking multiple medications. The risks range from uncertainty with digestion to inability to swallow, from the possibility of overhydration to the risk of unknown interaction with other medicines. Similar considerations apply to all types of supplements, and aren't exclusive to Morning & Evening Packs.
Acute stage of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These conditions are commonly associated with gastroentercolitis, or an inflammation of the mucosal membrane from the stomach to rectum. In this case Morning & Evening Packs may not be able to be properly digested and assimilated.
A prior history of inflammatory bowel disease. You may take Morning and Evening Packs during remission, but with caution. Quality supplements quickly and efficiently normalize the immune system, and you may experience an auto-immune response and relapse. This occurrence isn't specific to Morning & Evening Packs, but to all quality supplements.
Gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying). If you experience this condition, you shouldn't take any supplements in tablet or capsule form, because they may not properly digest. Take liquid supplements instead, preferably on an empty stomach.
Difficulty swallowing. Not recommended, to prevent choking hazard and/or the possibility of overhydration (from using too much water to assist in swallowing). Take liquid supplements instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why doctors aren‘t recommending a recovery protocol similar to your Colorectal Recovery Program?
Actually, many do, particularly in countries which provide universal health care, such as Germany or Russia. Bacterial therapy is the most common treatment approach there for functional colorectal disorders discussed on this page.
Unfortunately, not so in the United States. In cases of colorectal complaints, the U.S.-based doctors invariably are trained to look for ulcers, polyps, inflammation, bleeding, enlarged hemorrhoids, and so on. When these late stage pathologies aren‘t found (as is usually is the case for most functional colorectal disorders), the patients‘ conditions are considered idiopathic (of unknown origins) or psychosomatic (“in your mind”).
This, of course, wouldn‘t happen if physicians examined stools and checked the status of intestinal flora — the two major determinants of colorectal health. But beyond the perfunctory, occult blood check, physicians in the U.S. (1) rarely examine actual stools; (2) intestinal flora isn‘t considered essential, and (3) disbacteriosis isn‘t recognized as a bona fide disorder.
That‘s truly strange, considering that intestinal flora is described in mainstream medical textbooks as an essential “organ,” just like the lymph or blood. This attitude, as I have already once explained, is similar to diagnosing indigestion with x-ray and endoscopy, while totally ignoring to check the levels of hydrochloric acid and proteolytic enzymes in the gastric juice (which is, sadly, a common practice as well).
Come to think of it, this isn't, really, that surprising — medical doctors are not microbiologists. Examining patients‘ feces is neither glamorous, pleasant, or even paid for. Hence, they have little interest in stools, and are more focused on financially rewarding procedures, such as colonoscopies or anorectal manometry. To add insult to injury, the prep for colonoscopy and radiation from virtual colonoscopy (CT scan) obliterate whatever bacteria was there before the test.
So, when you finally visit a board-certified gastroenterologist, more likely you‘ll get the treatment that pays the most, rather than the most appropriate or most effective. Sending your stools to clinical labs pays nothing. Recommending you supplements to restore flora pays nothing.
On the other hand, a single colonoscopy pays up to $2,000. A single surgery a few years down the road — ten to twenty times that much. Surgery with complications caused by medical errors — double or triple that. Last three months of your life — around $200,000. No questions asked. Just fill out the forms, and get paid.
In Europe, on the other hand, neither salaried doctors nor patients within the confines of socialized medicine have the luxury of submitting themselves to a battery of expensive diagnostic tests whenever the poop isn't moving. Hence, doctors there treat functional colorectal disorders not with antibiotics (to kill bacteria and stop fermentation) and fiber (to replace killed bacteria), but with supplements (to restore bacteria) and a low-density diet (to eliminate fermentable fiber).
Simple, quick, safe, and effective, but, alas, not as profitable.
I also address this subject from a slightly different angle while answering these two questions: What about medical doctors, are they complicit in this scheme? and How did you, and not the medical doctors, come up with this information?
I often joke with my wife that if my views and recommendations on fiber and GI disorders would be broadly embraced by American doctors, their adoption would cause a profound national recession and staggering unemployment in the medical sector.
That's because the trillions of dollars we are spending annually on healthcare would soon be halved, and a great number of companies and people who are feasting off this perennially green money tree may find themselves out of business and out of work.
Fat chance, — parries Tatyana, — these guys aren‘t suicidal!
She has a point. In that case, I‘ll all remain busy for a long while because there is plenty more 'crap' to write about.
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