I've been using psyllium husk as a fiber supplement for many years. To use it, you simply put a tablespoon of psyllium husk powder into a tall glass of water, stir it quickly and chug it down before it gels up (because, believe me, this stuff will gel up very quickly). Psyllium husk fiber is an outstanding insoluble fiber that supports your digestive health, and unlike a lot of the other fiber products that you might find at popular stores, psyllium husk, taken by itself, has no sweeteners, no artificial flavors, no colors or any other questionable ingredients. (A lot of the popular fiber products you find on the market are loaded with these artificial items, but not straight psyllium husk fiber.)
Now there's a fiber product available from the Amazon Herb Company called Fiberzon. Fiberzon is based on psyllium husk, but it adds a potent assortment of other detoxifying herbs that makes it a much better product than psyllium husk alone. And I have now switched over to the Fiberzon product instead of straight psyllium husk fiber.
This Fiberzon product is expertly formulated -- I'm impressed by the ingredients list, because it's obvious that this has been put together by someone who really understands intestinal health. For example, the product contains licorice root, fenugreek seed and hibiscus flower, and these ingredients eliminate parasites from your digestive tract, even beyond the healthful fiber effect of the psyllium husk.
Of course, you might think, gee, I don't have any parasites. But in reality, parasites are far more common than you might expect (even in people). If you've ever eaten raw foods or undercooked meat or fresh vegetables that weren't washed very well, you may have consumed various parasites that might be living in your intestinal tract right now. One of the ways to get rid of those parasites is to take herbs like fenugreek, especially when combined with some of the other ingredients in this formula, such as slippery elm bark and psyllium husk. So this Fiberzon product is an anti-parasite formula at the same time that it's a digestive health enhancement formula.
I'll talk about some of the other ingredients in a minute, but let's get to the big question here: why is fiber so important for your overall health in the first place?
To answer that question, let's look at the function of the digestive tract. Its primary function is to absorb nutrients, and this is accomplished through a process of physically and chemically breaking down food into nutrients, then absorbing those nutrients through the digestive tract, most notably the small intestine. But of course not everything in foods can be digested and absorbed -- there is a lot of physical matter that must be eliminated from the body, and this involves the large intestine which is designed to move the physical matter out of your body while reabsorbing water so that you're not eliminating precious water in your fecal matter. This is actually a water conservation strategy used by the human body.
But as this matter is on its way out of your body, it is also serving as a food source for your intestinal flora. In other words, there are various colonies of bacteria in a healthy digestive tract that process these foods, and these bacteria can produce a variety of toxins. This is especially true if you have a diet that's high in red meat, cheese, milk and dairy products or other similar items that lack fiber. These substances tend to putrefy in the digestive tract, creating an environment that's ripe for unfriendly bacteria. These anaerobic bacteria go to work on the putrefied red meat and dairy products in your digestive tract, and they produce some pretty awful waste products of their own, which are of course deposited inside your digestive tract. These substances, if you don't get rid of them, are reabsorbed back into your bloodstream through your large intestine and colon. So if you don't get these items out of your body quickly enough, you end up re-poisoning yourself by reabsorbing the toxic byproducts of the bacteria feeding on the putrefied fecal matter in your digestive tract. Does that make sense?
One solution, then, is to reduce the transit time of fecal matter in your body. You want matter to move through your body as quickly as possible, and the way to do that is to increase your intake of dietary fiber. This is why nearly every study that's been done on this subject shows a dramatic drop in colorectal cancer, colon polyps, and other digestive tract disorders when people consume larger amounts of fiber. People also experience a tremendous improvement (or even a reversal) of diseases like cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome when they stop consuming red meat, cheese and dairy products, as well as other processed foods made with ingredients like white flour or added sugars.
What you're ultimately doing with the Fiberzon product is reducing the transit time and getting these waste products out of your body more quickly so that they don't poison your bloodstream. Now, if you question how these can poison your bloodstream, remember that your intestinal walls are quite delicate and that they are designed to absorb nutrients. So virtually everything that goes through your large intestine is going to be absorbed into your bloodstream (unless, of course, it's insoluble fiber or made of molecules too large to pass through your intestinal walls).
Here are some interesting things you may not have known. A lot of people who are angry all the time, or who have some bad energy around them, are often merely suffering from poor digestion. And they're not able to get rid of these waste products that keep poisoning their minds and bodies. These poisons, as they are reabsorbed into the bloodstream, poison you at all levels: physically, mentally and energetically. In fact, I think that poor digestive health is one of the leading causes of cancer because of the way in which it toxifies blood. I've even seen people who were undergoing colon hydrotherapy (a colon cleanse using water) experience unbelievable swings in mood and mental state upon receiving the hydrotherapy. As old, built up fecal matter begins to pass out of your body, it can be a very traumatic event, not just physically but also emotionally. A lot of this fecal matter stores up old negative emotions, and when it passes through your digestive tract, you begin to reexperience those old emotions, and it can be overwhelming. But once that matter is actually passed out of your body, all those emotions vanish. Suddenly your mental state improves dramatically, often within a matter of minutes.
So if you start taking the Fiberzon product and you notice that 12 hours or 24 hours later you feel absolutely terrible, and your moods are volatile, or you feel sick and you're just having a terrible day, recognize that this is actually part of the cleansing process, and probably what's going on is that your large intestine is releasing some fecal matter that's been in there for a long time and needs to get out. And with the Fiberzon product, based on psyllium husk and the other detoxifying ingredients it contains, you'll be getting rid of this waste. But it may be slightly traumatic passing this out of your body. So be sure to drink a lot of water, try to shift to fresh fruits and vegetables or a plant-based diet while you're taking this product, and just recognize that any negative emotions or sick feelings that you might get are the result of the fecal matter you've been storing up in your body for a long time.
This also helps explain why another Amazon Herb Company product -- Digestazon -- is so helpful for people. It helps reduce the buildup of undigested fecal matter in your large intestine by encouraging proper and complete digestion of the foods you consume. These two products when used in combination -- Digestazon and Fiberzon -- are a powerful duo. One helps you digest food more completely to avoid a buildup of toxic, putrefied fecal matter, and the other product sweeps it all out of your digestive tract in record time. Use them together for the best results.
Once you become a regular user of these products, your outlook on life will literally be transformed. You become a more energetic, positive, uplifting person. Your moods improve. You enjoy living more. It's not at all an exaggeration to say this, by the way. I've personally witnessed these transformations in people using fiber-based products like Fiberzon, and the change is just astounding.
And if you think about what's going on, it makes perfect sense, because it is terrible to go through life being constantly poisoned by your own digestive tract. With toxins being diffused into the bloodstream, it's no surprise that a person's outlook is negative or that they're moody all the time or suffer from a weakened immune system. So by pushing out the fecal matter more quickly, eliminating the parasites, and detoxifying the intestinal walls by sweeping out the hard, flaky fecal matter, you will change all of that. In my view, Fiberzon is a great way to change your entire outlook on life.
By the way, if you've been constipated for many years, part of that could be due to the fact that you have a lot of caked up food and undigested red meat in the walls of your intestines right now. With that kind of build up, it's very difficult for your intestines to engage in peristaltic action -- that's the wave-like squeezing action that pushes the fecal matter through your digestive tract. If you have a lot of caked up matter in there, then peristaltic action becomes difficult if not impossible. So by getting rid of all that matter, you can free up the flexibility of your large intestine and help restore the natural peristaltic action that's supposed to be taking place.
Another notable point concerns how many bowel movements a person should really be having each day, because a lot of people are chronically constipated and they don't realize it. Some people think having two bowel movements a week is perfectly normal, and that's absurd. You need to be having two a day in order to be healthy, and if you're having any less than two a day, then you need some additional fiber in your diet. Fiberzon is one of the best ways to get that fiber into your diet. Of course, eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way as well, but few of us can actually consume the massive quantities of fruits and vegetables that are recommended by nutritionists. For most of us, it comes down to supplementary fiber, and Fiberzon fills the gap.
By the way, while you're purchasing Fiberzon, you might feel good realizing that this is coming from a company that's accomplishing tremendous good in the world. This is the Amazon Herb Company, founded by John Easterling, and it's a company that operates with a high degree of ethics. It creates and sells honest products, it does tremendous good conserving land and communities in the rainforest, and it is reinventing the economic models for sustainable rainforests. And it's doing this by creating a system in which the rainforest is more valuable alive than dead. That's a phenomenal achievement. By purchasing these products (like Fiberzon and Digestazon), you're helping to support that economic model in addition to enhancing your own health.
One final thought in all of this: some people have difficulty with the Fiberzon taste. Personally I think it's great. It's much better than just pure psyllium husk, so I like it. But some people have difficulty with it. There is Fiberzon available in capsules now from the Amazon Herb Company, but I also say if you don't like the taste, just take a little bit at a time and get used to it. It's not at all offensive, it's just neutral. It's certainly not going to be a sugary fiber drink like you might get from more popular brands, but you don't want all that sugar in your digestive tract anyway (it feeds all the bad bacteria).
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One more thing: people often ask me if I think that colon cleansing products can cure cancer or reverse chronic disease. My opinion is that no cleansing product will, by itself, cure cancer. However, being free of digestive toxins is a necessary environment for remaining cancer free. In other words, practicing regular digestive tract cleansing is a necessary but not sufficient activity for living free of cancer. Or, to put it another way, it is one of the most important steps, but it is only the first step. Reversing cancer is quite achievable through nutrition, anti-cancer foods, medicinal herbs and other alternative therapies, and using colon cleansing products is a well-justified adjunct therapy along the way.
But even if you're not battling cancer or other chronic diseases, you need to have a clean, flexible digestive tract anyway. Cleansing is for everyone, and maintaining a healthy digestive tract is an important factor for the prevention of many chronic diseases, including cancer -- especially colorectal cancer.
The extra fiber you'll get in your diet from this Fiberzon will even have a strong protective effect against cardiovascular disease. In fact, this is one of the few FDA-approved claims for fiber products. That effect exists because of the way in which fiber products sweep unhealthy dietary fats out of the body. But its positive effects go far beyond what the FDA allows companies to claim, in my view. Fiber helps prevent a long list of diseases, including adult-onset diabetes, various cancers, and even many hormonal imbalances.