Be Kind to Your Large Bowel
Re: Could you please name some foods that help strengthen / soothe / heal the large intestine?
Basically, the answer to your question involves a food’s digestibility (poisons excluded, of course).
For example, venison is more digestible than beef because it stays in the stomach for only an hour, while beef often takes four hours.
When the stomach isn’t up to par, the large intestine gets overworked.
Food should exit the stomach in a fluid or semi-fluid condition.
The vermiform appendix is a “second stomach,” and not a vestigial organ, as mainstream medical scientists now claim.
The digestibility and the transit time are more important to the large intestine than specific foods.
Breakfast should be in the toilet by suppertime, lunch by breakfast time, and supper by lunchtime (for most people).
Eggs are one of the best foods for the large intestines.
TIMESTAMP eggs by eating them at night. Circulation-Sex Time (7:00-9:00 p.m.) is ideal.
Not only do eggs supply get-up-and-go, they also supply “satisfying power.”
Yes, junk food also supplies “satisfying power,” but self-observation can detect the difference.
No medical doctor can measure “satisfying power.” It’s independent of calories or milligrams.
Avoid omega-3 enriched eggs.
Walk big circles around them.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and flaxseed (linseed) contribute to Yellow Fat Disease.
Beware of processed dietary fiber.
Even a little can be too much.
Kay R. McPherson (“Fiber, stool bulk, and bile acid output: implications for colon cancer risk,” Preventive Medicine, Jul. 1987) wrote …
“Most types of fiber increase the total volume of stool and reduce the concentration of specific substances, including bile acids, that are in contact with the bowel wall. However, fibers differ in their effect on stool bulk, with wheat fiber being a more effective stool bulking agent than fruit and vegetable fibers. In addition, the extent to which a specific fiber reduces bile acid concentration will be modified by its concomitant effects on total fecal sterol excretion. Whereas wheat bran reduces fecal bile acid concentration, pectin, lignin, and oat bran do not. These three fibers significantly increase total bile acid output. Bile acids act as promoters of colonic tumors in mutagenesis assay systems and in various animal models.”
January 7, 2018 @ 11:20 pm Atom
Mandatory Evacuation again!
Mudslides are coming to our neighborhood.
At least we received advance notice this time.
We’re taking our Rainbow vacuum cleaner with us.
It’s already packed.
The Adventure Continues!
January 9, 2018 @ 10:04 am Patricia Valenzuela
Who knows Atom,maybe its time to move back to Texas,I’m sure our buddy Patrick would really be keen on thatmay GOD bless you and vibrant gal for all rhat you do❤️❤️❤️
January 9, 2018 @ 10:17 pm Atom
Seems Natures definitely trying to get our attention about ~something~!
Thanks, Patricia! :)
January 8, 2018 @ 7:55 am catalin voinea
I do love eggs for supper!
January 9, 2018 @ 10:18 pm Atom
We fried some eggs up last night! :)
January 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am catalin voinea
With regards to the Law of similars – a little bit of turmeric / ginger (in powdered form) at supper time would help the colon?
How about aloe vera juice and raw honey – are they soothing to the large bowel?
I do recall reading in a past blog entry that Adano mentioned brown sesame seeds as being good for the colon. When should I consume my tahini to positive impact the colon?
January 9, 2018 @ 10:19 pm Atom
All the things you mentioned are OK for the large intestine … but not necessarily soothing.
January 10, 2018 @ 5:48 am catalin voinea
Got it. Then what would u consider to be soothing for the large intestine? Thanks
January 10, 2018 @ 11:34 am Atom
White rice, clarified butter, slippery elm bark, summer squash, boiled egg, well-cooked taro root, etc.
What about peppermint? Walk big circles around it.
January 10, 2018 @ 8:43 pm James
peppermint with regards to soothing large intestines or in general? Just curious since Tony P. recommends it as one of the things to use as estrogen blocking, besides his top pick of rosemary.
At-OM: SEE REPLY BELOW.
January 11, 2018 @ 12:33 am Atom
On the other side of the coin, there are herbalists who claim peppermint is loaded with “libido-killing phytoestrogens,” leading to comments like the following in cyberspace …
“Lowers testosterone and possibly fries testicles long term. Women use it to combat hirsutism.”
Peppermint contains at least two ingredients that make me cautious.
Pulegone is an insecticide and menthol is an out-and-out poison.
Yes, many people cite the virtues of menthol, and it has its upsides.
But an overdose is possible if too much is taken (and menthol exists in other herbs too).
Herbal ingredients vary according to where and how they are grown and processed.
Peppermint relaxes the cardiac valve (between the esophagus and stomach), so it’s a known cause of heartburn and GERD.
Some herbalists advise taking peppermint in capsule form to avoid the cardiac valve, but, whatever I can’t chew, I avoid.
The mouth, according to Swami Nitty-Gritty, is the “only atomic part of digestion.”
And the following is anecdotal and personal, so feel free to ignore it …
Even the odor of peppermint makes me nauseous.
That’s why I personally walk big circles around it.
One of my friends is a big fan of peppermint oil, using it all day, and he wound up with intestinal gangrene.
Maybe it’s a coincidence.
Correlation is not causation.
There’s more to add, so I might expand this into a blog entry.