Also known as your bowels, your abdomen and your guts.
Beginning just below your ribs and extending down into the bowl of your pelvis are your intestines.
These are in four sections:-
The duodenum into which your stomach sends partially digested foods when it has completed its work.
The small intestine, known to biologists as the ilium where further digestion takes place.
The large intestine or colon where digested foods are absorbed into your blood.
The rectum where residues are gathered prior to ejecting them from your body through your anus. This latter has also other, more prosaic names, which I don’t think need to be mentioned here.
Just click onto the sketch to the right to see it in large format.
Large parts of your intestines also have additional functions.
The duodenum is also where the gall bladder secretes bile and your pancreas its secretions into your intestines in order to begin digestive processes not possible in the stomach.
Your small intestine is also the largest part of your lymph system. This has many functions, including “management” of your white blood cells which have the task of destroying any invading bacteria. This is why an infected wound turns yellow – it is an enormous mass of your own defensive cells fighting the bacteria which have got into the wound.
Your large intestine (colon) has an amazing nerve system, connected to every part of your body which enables it, in a manner still not understood by modern science, to direct specific nutrients to specific organs which need them.
It is even said, by those who espouse such practices, that a pre-requisite for living without eating or drinking is a very clean colon. I don’t know about such; I’ve never tried but I do know that a clean, healthy intestine is essential for general good health.
The modern Western diet evolved out of necessities having little to nothing to do with the actual nutritional requirements of the human body. There is convincing evidence that at least 40% of all health issues result from inappropriate nutrition, i.e. substances which may excite your taste buds but your digestive system can make neither head nor tail out of. Many of the residues end up being stored because the human body has no ready process for dealing with them. Many of these residues are long-term toxic!
So, how does your body deal with them?
Initially, the unprocessable substances are stored in the walls of your intestines. This, of course, reduces the effectiveness of your digestion. As such deposits accumulate, in order to maintain some intestinal function, your body moves them to “remote” storage areas. These can be greatly enlarged sweat glands in your abdomen, your lymph system which then accumulates vast amounts of water in order to make the toxins less dangerous by diluting them, building thick layers of fat under your skin in which the toxins can be isolated from the rest of your body as well as other methods.
As you get older, the volume of stored toxins gradually increases with both very visible effects as well some which only you readily perceive: Reduced clarity of thought, memory and concentration. Lack of sexual libido. Feelings of being so burdened that you have much less inclination to move about. Muscles that don’t work as well as they used to and other problems.
Now, your body wants to get rid of these stored toxins but can’t do so without help.
Actio provides this help by, first, “pulling” stored toxins out of your intestines, binding them and then bringing them out of your body and into the toilet. This, in turn, causes your colon to pull toxins back from remote storage when they can, again be absorbed and bound by Actio and removed from your body.
Without very considerable changes to diet and life-style, this process can never by fully complete but 90% + can be attained over 3 – 5 months dependent upon how much toxic material had been stored. A two month “maintenance” programme every year or so will keep you in very good shape, physically and mentally.
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