Friday, June 14, 2024

Maintain a Healthy Gut

How one little bottle made a big difference to my digestive health!”

…Before you skip over this, thinking it’s another one of those ‘miracles’ that promises the world but delivers nothing, hear me out!

Could You Be Suffering from Bad Digestion?

Many people who take this product are among the 70 million Americans suffering from digestive issues.

These issues include:

  • IBS
  • Mood swings
  • Stomach upsets
  • Food cravings
  • Memory loss or difficulty concentrating
  • Gas and bloating
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Diarrhoea
  • Allergies
  • Skin conditions
  • Rapid weight gain.

However, this can be just the tip of the iceberg. If your digestive system is not working well, your whole body can be affected, in ways you would never imagine.

Our modern lifestyles mean that many of us eat a diet that is far from ideal. The primary victim of that diet is our digestive system, particularly our colon.

That is worrying, because the colon is the body’s largest elimination organ. It is the most efficient way of removing waste and toxins from the body, and stopping them from making you sick.

When our colon is fed with high-fat, low-fibre, ultra-processed foods, it has to work extra hard to digest these.

In many cases, faecal matter remains stored in the colon. Over time, it becomes hardened, and compacted in the colon. The toxins in it become reabsorbed into the body, which can cause sickness and disease over time.

Step One to Fixing Your Health:

The first thing ANYONE should do when trying to restore health, is detoxify the colon.

If the colon is not working well, there is little use in cleansing your other organs. After all, it means that any toxins that are removed will simply recirculate around the body, unable to properly exit. This can result in a range of health problems.

Most people who suffer from digestive problems are unaware of how serious it can be for their health. Unfortunately, despite rising incidents of colon cancer, doctors often brush aside the importance of colon health to overall wellness.

For many, the bloating, constipation or gas have just become part of everyday life.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are unknowingly backed up with old faecal matter, and have forgotten what it feels like to be healthy.

This is probably why, according to the Merck Manual, 100% of Americans who live long enough will develop bowel disease.

Another name for bowel disease is diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is when sac-like herniations, called diverticuli, develop inside the colon due to a build-up of faecal matter. This is a leading cause of colon cancer.

Intestinal Sweep Ingredients:

That’s precisely why I created my Intestinal Sweep.

As a herbalist, I know that simple is best.

I know that we all live busy lives, and our time is precious.

I also know that there are some herbs which have stood the test of time, for a reason.

Some of these I have included in my Intestinal Sweep, because they have been used by people all around the world for centuries.

Oats—Full of Fibre:

Firstly, my Intestinal Sweep includes Oat Seeds. This herb, which doubles as a popular breakfast cereal, is full of nutrition—calcium, magnesium, silicon, iron, potassium—just for starters.

Oats are perhaps most well-known, however, for their high fibre content.[i][ii][iii] This is the perfect way to sweep out the colon. The fibre in oats creates bulkier stools, which are passed through the intestines quite quickly. This gives the food little time to sit in the colon and putrefy, and aids digestion in general.

Alfalfa—pH Balancer:

The next herb I included is Alfalfa Leaf. Alfalfa has the ability to absorb key nutrients from the soil in which it grows. This includes vitamins B, K, A, D, E, iron, potassium and magnesium. It also has a high chlorophyll content, which increases blood oxygen levels.

Alfalfa contains digestive enzymes which can help the body better digest the food you eat. This means that when the body regularly consumes this herb, the body doesn’t have to work quite as hard to break down the foods that can cause digestive issues.

Alfalfa is an alkaline food. Helping to regulate the stomach’s pH levels, alfalfa can relieve digestive symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn and stomach ulcers.[iv][v] The potassium in alfalfa can help to reduce water retention. This can decrease constipation and support digestion. 

Psyllium—Your Colon’s Broom:

Psyllium Husk is next on the list. It helps to improve digestion and cleanse the digestive system gently and naturally. Like oats, psyllium helps to bulk up stools. A positive side-effect of this can be weight loss, as their high fibre content can help you to feel full for longer, as well as making the stools easier to pass[vi][vii].  Think of psyllium as a big broom for your colon. As it travels along the colon, it takes waste products with it. This is due to the husks ‘scrubbing’ the intestines as they travel along. And though it is high in fibre, it produces far less gas than many other high-fibre foods.[viii]

Lactobacillus Acidophilus—Good Bacteria for Your Gut:

It is estimated that around 70% of your immune system lies in your gut[ix]. For this reason, I have included Lactobacillus Acidophilus in my Intestinal Sweep. Bacteria in the gut can help in the breakdown of food and the absorption of nutrients. When you eat, you are not only feeding yourself, but also the bacteria in the gut. Including good bacteria in the Intestinal Sweep helps to establish a balance of good bacteria in the gut, preventing pathogens and bad bacteria from overpopulating. Lactobacillus acidophilus nestles into the mucous lining of the small intestine, and in the case of women, also protects the lining of the vagina and cervix.

Rhubarb—More Than Just a Pie Filling:

You might be more familiar with Rhubarb in pies and desserts, but Rhubarb Root is the next ingredient in my Intestinal Sweep. Rhubarb has been traditionally used to help with digestive issues. These include diarrhoea and constipation, heartburn, GI bleeding, and stomach pain.

It is said to help decrease the straining needed for bowel movements, which can reduce incidents of haemorrhoids. Unlike many laxatives, it works gently but thoroughly, making it suitable for those with sensitive digestive systems.[x]

Gentian Root—Nature’s Digestion Aid:

Gentian Root is next on our list. This herb has been used for centuries for digestive problems. This includes loss of appetite, gas, diarrhoea, heartburn, vomiting and gastritis.[xi][xii] Being a somewhat bitter herb, gentian is used to stimulate the production of saliva, bile and stomach acids, all essential to the digestion process.

Gentian has been shown in studies to stimulate the secretion of stomach acids in laboratory animals. Human studies have shown a reduction in constipation, heartburn and dyspepsia in those who take it.

Aloe Vera—More Than Just a Moisturiser:

You may be more familiar with Aloe Vera for healing sunburn, but it is one of the strongest laxatives[xiii]. Aloe is renowned for its abilities as a natural colon cleanser. Alone, it can be overpowering and lead to griping pains, but when accompanied by other herbs in the Intestinal Sweep, its effects are strong yet not uncomfortable. Aloe Vera has also been used to eliminate worm infestations, particularly the very common pinworm.

Cascara Sagrada—Gets Your Colon Moving:

You may not have heard of Cascara Sagrada Bark, but this herb is yet another which has been used for thousands of years to help with digestive health. Cascara sagrada contains Emodin, which encourages peristalsis (i.e. the movement of the involuntary contraction of the intestinal muscles, which pushes the faecal matter along the colon)[xiv].

Cascara Sagrada tones the colon muscles when it comes into contact with them, restoring muscular elasticity and improving circulation in the capillaries and veins. This wonderful herb helps to strengthen them over time, without creating a dependency. This makes this product wonderful for long-term use. It is a very gentle working herb, and doesn’t irritate the colon. Cascara Sagrada increases stomach, pancreas, lower bowel and liver secretions, and can help the liver and bile ducts. It is thought by many to be the safest laxative herb.

Goldenseal—The Oldest Antibiotic:

Like Gentian, Goldenseal is a bitter herb which can have a number of benefits to the digestive system, and help to break down food. Goldenseal has been used to maintain a balance of good bacteria in the gut, prevent the growth of abnormal cells, and reduce inflammation, which can result in diarrhoea and other digestive problems. It was widely used by the native American Indians to improve their digestive health.

Goldenseal has effective antibiotic properties, and was used widely for this purpose before the discovery of penicillin.[xv][xvi] Unlike modern antibiotics, however, it acts without creating the problem of drug resistant bacteria. An imbalance of bad bacteria in the gut can cause digestive problems such as abdominal discomfort, gas and bloating—so reducing the bad bacteria can stop these symptoms.

Buckthorn Bark—Makes Pooping Easier Than Ever:

Buckthorn Bark has been used since the time of Ancient Greece. In the early 1800s, it was even officially recognised as a drug in the USA, when it was listen in the National Formulary, as a constipation treatment. The chemicals contained in the herb—called anthraquinones—encourage peristalsis and attract more water to the intestines—both of which help to empty built-up faecal matter from the colon. It also helps to form softer stools, which pass more easily.[xvii] This, in turn, helps to prevent haemmerhoids and anal fissures.

Bentonite Clay—Killer of Parasites:

Bentonite Clay can absorb up to 40 times its weight in faecal waste! It is also used to kill and draw out the various kinds of intestinal parasites that have called your colon home. Bentonite Clay has antibacterial properties, and draws out toxic substances from the body. It is perfect for absorbing and removing compacted faecal matter from the walls of the colon.

In his book, The Healing Clay by Michael Abehsera, the author explains that when bentonite clay is digested, it binds “…with the toxic substances and removing them from the body with the stool. It performs this job with every kind of toxin, including those from the environment, such as heavy metals, and those that occur naturally as by-products of the body’s own health processes, such as metabolic toxins.”

Take the Challenge!

I have designed this product specifically for people like you—people who are striving to improve their health, yet still need time for work and family. This is not a hard program to succeed with, and the best part is that it only takes a few minutes each day!

…and the feedback I get from my customers is proof that this stuff actually works! I get so many emails from people raving about how much energy they have since cleansing their colon. Some people tell me about the horrors they found in the toilet while completing the cleanse…but they say the same thing as me: “better out than in!”

So try it today and see just how many pounds of faecal waste are sitting there in your colon, begging to be released!

[i] Wrick KL. The potential role of functional foods in medicine and public health. In: Goldberg I, editor. Functional foods: designer foods, pharmafoods, nutraceuticals. New York, USA: Chapman & Hall; 1994. pp. 480–494.

[ii] Wrick KL. Functional foods: cereal products at the food–drug interface. Cereal Foods World. 1993;38(4):205–214. 

[iii] Anderson JW, Bridges SR. Hypocholesterolemic effects of oat bran in humans. In: Wood PJ, editor. Oat bran. St. Paul, Minnesota, USA: American Association of Cereal Chemists International; 1993. pp. 139–157.

[iv] Briggs C. Alfalfa. Canadian Pharm J 1994; Mar:84-5, 115.

[v] Castleman M. The Healing Herbs. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1991, 37-9.

[vi]  Prynne CJ, Southgate DA. The effects of a supplement of dietary fibre on faecal excretion by human subjectsBr J Nutr. (1979)

[vii] Marlett JA, Kajs TM, Fischer MH. An unfermented gel component of psyllium seed husk promotes laxation as a lubricant in humansAm J Clin Nutr. (2000)

[viii]  Marthinsen D, Fleming SE. Excretion of breath and flatus gases by humans consuming high-fiber dietsJ Nutr. (1982)

[ix] Vighi G, Marcucci F, Sensi L, Di Cara G, Frati F. Allergy and the gastrointestinal system. Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 2008;153(Suppl 1):3-6. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2249.2008.03713.x.

[x][x] Srinivas G, Babykutty S, Sathiadevan PP, Srinivas P. Molecular mechanism of emodin action: transition from laxative ingredient to an antitumor agent. Med Res Rev . 2007;27(5):591-608.

[xi]  Duke JA. CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1985, 207-8.

[xii] Schulz V, Hänsel R, Tyler VE. Rational Phytotherapy: A Physician’s Guide to Herbal Medicine, 3rd ed. Berlin: Springer, 1988, 171.

[xiii] Ishii Y, Tanizawa H, Takino Y. Studies of aloe. V: Mechanism of cathartic effect. Biol Pharm Bull. 1994;17:651–3.

[xiv] Zheng YF1, Liu CF2, Lai WF1, Xiang Q1, Li ZF1, Wang H3, Lin N4. PMID: 24727085

[xv] Hahn FE, Ciak J. Berberine. Antibiotics 1976;3:577-88



[xvi] Ellingwood F. American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy. 1919. Reprint, Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998.

[xvii] Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al, eds. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998:95-8.