Is Your Digestive System Killing You?

The expression “Death Begins in the Colon” may or may not be accurate, but few will argue that a poorly functioning digestive system can make you feel ill.

Digestion actually begins when our senses react to the look and smell of food. Ever had a “mouth watering” response to looking at food, or smelling it?  Saliva is activated, getting us ready to digest our food.

The next step is chewing – Chewing is an important step in the digestive process, breaking down food into particles our systems can handle. We are frequently “eating on the run”and not chewing our food properly, which hampers your digestion.

Food then passes down through your esophagus on it’s way to your stomach – rhythmic muscle movements called peristalsis aid the transition from your mouth to your stomach.

Your stomach is a flexible sack-like organ which churns food and produces digestive acids to further the digestive process. It’s essential to know that Nature expected us to get digestive enzymes from our food to help this process, though for a variety of factors (like eating cooked food) it’s difficult for us to get enough of these enzymes. Read more about enzymes and download our free enzyme information booklet.

In the next part of it’s journey your food enters enters the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine, followed by the jejunum and the ileum (the final part of the small intestine). In the small intestine, bile (produced in the liver and stored in the gall bladder), pancreatic enzymes, and other naturally produced digestive enzymes produced by the inner wall of the small intestine further assist in the breakdown of food.

Your Colon
Your Colon

The next step is the large intestine where some of the water and electrolytes (chemicals like sodium) are removed from the food. Many microbes (like good bacteria and probiotics) in the large intestine help in the digestion process. The first part of the large intestine is called the cecum (the where your appendix is connected). then travels upward in the ascending colon. The food travels across the abdomen in the transverse colon, goes back down the other side of the body in the descending colon, and then into the sigmoid colon.

At the end of this long, complicated journey wastes are excreted via the anus.

So you can understand how this long process may be compromised by bad eating habits, lack of proper hydration, lack of enzymes, lack of probiotics and build-up of toxic matter in your colon.

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Nasty Build Up in Your Colon
Nasty Build Up in Your Colon

Another thing causing us problems is, believe it or not – parasites. A huge number of people are unknowingly affected by intestinal parasites which cause a range of problems. Find out how you can rid yourself of these nasties Get Rid of Colon Nasties.

Intestinal Parasites
Intestinal Parasites



Colotrim – All Natural Ingredients


Colotrim contains a special blend of these powerful all-natural ingredients:

Goldenseal is a powerful natural disinfectant that helps kill harmful bacteria and unwanted parasite.

x Goldenseal is a cure-all type of herb that strengthens the immune system, acts as an antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, potentiates insulin, and cleanses vital organs. It promotes the functioning capacity of the heart, the lymphatic and respiratory system, the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, and the colon.

Taken internally, Goldenseal increases digestive secretions, astringes the mucous membranes that line the gut, and checks inflammation. It also aids digestion by promoting the production of saliva, bile, and other digestive enzymes. In addition it may control heavy menstrual and postpartum bleeding by means of its astringent action.

Buckthorne root assists in healthy stool formation.

x Buckthorne root aids liver congestion, helps to carry blood and liver toxins out of the body. Good for gall stones, and lead poisoning. Calms the gastro-intestinal tract, is amild laxative, good for chronic constipation, and keeps the bowels regulated. Relieves dropsy (excess fluid accommodation in tissues or body cavity). Used for hemorrhoids, colic (abdominal pain caused by spasm), obesity, acute appendicitis, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon).

Pumpkin seed provides excellent assistance to help sweep out waste as it moves through the colon.

x Pumpkin seeds are one of nature’s almost perfect foods. They are a natural source of beneficial constituents such as carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain most of the B vitamins, along with C, D, E, and K. They also have the minerals calcium, potassium, niacin, and phosphorous. Pumpkin seeds have mainly been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but they have also been known to help with depression and learning disabilities.

Licorice root provides assistance in soothing gastrointestinal irritations and inflammations.

x Licorice was used historically to treat the skin and coughs. It is also used to treat constipation, bronchitis, inflammation, and arthritis. Licorice may be prescribed by health care providers to treat adrenocortical insufficiency, peptic ulcer, and chronic gastritis.

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses licorice to treat problems from tuberculosis to diabetes. Restrained production of cortisol and anti-inflammatory effects are caused by the flavonoids and glycyrrhizin in licorice. Research has shown that licorice flavonoids can kill the bacteria that causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, called Helicobacter pylori.

Ginger root helps to relieve weak digestion and malabsorption.

x Ginger Root has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is known to be greatly beneficial in reducing nausea and upset stomachs. It was used in Greek culture for making breads, the forerunner of the delicious gingerbread we enjoy today.

The plant is native to Southeast Asia, however due to the many benefits of Ginger Root, today it is cultivated around the world in many diverse locations.

Fennel seed is used to promote healthy digestion and support a healthy appetite.

x Fennel seeds often provide quick and effective relief from many digestive disorders. They help to overcome gas, cramps, acid indigestion, and many other digestive tract maladies.

These seeds are very rich in minerals including magnesium. Two of its main constituents are Anethol and Fenchone. Anethol and other terpenoids may inhibit spasms in smooth muscles such as those in the intestinal tract. Fenchone may be responsible for the medicinal properties associated with Fennel.

Recent studies have found that consumption of fennel can increase the production of bile and may also possess diuretic, pain-reducing and anti-microbial activities.

Cascara Sagrada is used to promote movement in the colon and alleviate constipation.

x Cascara sagrada has a long history of traditional use by native americans. Cascara sagrada contains compounds called anthroquinones, which are responsible for cascara’s powerful laxative effects. Anthraquinones trigger contractions in the colon, called peristalsis, which causes the urge to have a bowel movement. Today, it is one of the most common herbal laxatives.

In addition to being a powerful laxative, cascara is also believed to improve the muscle tone of the colon walls.

Rhubarb is a natural Laxative that promotes healthy digestion.

x It is recognized that rhubarb not only exercises a digestive action but it operates directly as a conveyer of bile salts. When it reaches the stomach its digestive effects come into full play, causing an increase of the flow of gastric juice and inducing their movement, thus favoring the processing of the contents of the stomach. Besides stimulating the secretions from the liver which convey the bile salts, it assists the intestine in regulating the absorption of fats.

Rhubarb is used as a laxative, antiphlogistic, and homeostatic in the treatment of constipation, diarrhea, jaundice, gastro-intestinal hemorrhage, menstrual disorders, conjunctivitis, traumatic injuries, superficial suppurative sores and ulcers.