The Wine Guy: Keep your colon clean, avoid a slow death

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The Wine Guy
with Anthony Scarano

Have doctors and health experts finally discovered the real cause of diseases? Despite all the medical breakthroughs we’ve seen, the rates of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and many other illnesses are steadily on the rise.

Our colon is basically a sewer system of the body, and if nor properly taken care of it is going to malfunction and clog — as any improperly- maintained sewer system would. Thus, internally cleansing must become a priority.

Being internally clean means maintaining a strong immune system to cope with billions of microorganisms. Regularly cleansing the system of poisons, toxins and harmful bacteria will improve your health. Eliminating undigested food and other wastes is as important as proper digestion and assimilation of food. Failing to eliminate the toxic poisons leads to poor health and, usually, a slow death.

The Royal Academy of Great Britain and Physicians states, “Ninety percent of all disease and discomfort are directly related to an unclean colon.” The academy has identified 36 types of toxins that can form in the large intestine, get into the bloodstream and literally destroy our bodies. Toxins that invade our bodies are found in the air we breath, the foods we eat, the water we drink, the prescription drugs we ingest, tobacco and alcohol, exchanging saliva when kissing, and household chemicals and cleaners.

Some possible symptoms of toxin buildup in the body are constipation or diarrhea; chronic yeast infections; chronic fungus on hands, toes and nails; being sick often; weight problems; acne, dry skin and other skin disorders; mood swings or depression; unusually intense PMS; low sex drive; lack of concentration; sleeping problems; frequent headaches; urinary tract infections; arthritis, rheumatism and bone pain; allergies; bloating and flatulence; and general weakness or malaise.

By consuming healthy foods you supplement the diet with vitamins and minerals. The healthiest diet contains large amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially carrots, tomatoes, onions, garlic, green-leafy vegetables, apples, grapes, blackberries, blueberries and bananas. The next most important dietary supplement is whole grains; and you should only eat bread made with whole flour — processed flour is useless to the body and can only do it harm. It is advisable to eat only small amounts of meat, with ground meats being the best because they are the most easily digestible.

A good diet, along with drinking eight glasses of purified water each day, will help keep your colon clean. Health food stores can help with reading materials and colon cleansing information.

Along with this therapy a glass of wine or two can help improve your diet. Wine has penicillin-like qualities and many medicinal values, and contains numerous vitamins and minerals necessary for proper bodily functions and maintenance.