Junk Food Junkies: dying for a fix

by: Craig Stellpflug

Junk food is over-processed and too easy to digest. Junk food requires very  little processing by the body because it is mostly sugar, over-processed grains  and empty fillers like hydrolyzed starches, cellulose and maltodextrin. The  digestive system is like any other system in the body, if you don’t use it, you  lose it. Your gut becomes lazy.
The more junk food a junky eats, the more  flaccid the digestive system becomes. The intestines are a long tube of muscles  that contract in a rhythm that pushes food from beginning to end. On a junk food  diet there is no significant fiber to exercise the intestines to keep them toned  up and they become weak and distended. Digestion slows down, constipation  happens and parasites flourish. Pouches of diverticula push through the wall of  the weakened intestines causing pain and infection.
To avoid flaccid gut  tone one needs a decent amount of unprocessed fiber in the diet. Plenty of raw  veggies usually do the trick and help with gut tone maintenance. To restore the  gut tone it takes extra exercise in the form of supplemental fiber like psyllium  husk or flax seed. The bowels push against the bulk which scrubs the intestinal  walls and strengthens the peristaltic movement of the muscles. Abdominal  crunches, like sit-ups can also help prolapsed and sagging organs to return to  better function and positions.

Complex digestive juices

When a junk food junkie lives off of  devitalized and nutrient deficient foods, the digestive tract doesn’t require  complex enzymes to process the empty nutrition so it eventually quits making  them. The body doesn’t forget how to make them, it just makes less and less of  them. When the repentant junkie changes the diet, the body can’t make the  required amounts of enzymes to glean the nutrients good food provides. Even on a  new pristine diet, the junkie is effectively starving for nutrients. Never  satisfied, the junkie turns back to the comfort of the easy food.
It can  take years to destroy a digestive system and it takes many months of faithful  diet and supplementing to restore it. To recover a junk food gut takes time and  intervention. Critical digestive enzymes are needed to extract vital nutrients  and supplemental enzymes are necessary until the system can make it on its own  again.
Metal amalgam teeth fillings exude mercury vapor which suppresses  our immune systems and destroys our digestive enzymes by upstaging the normal  micronutrients that make enzymes work. Amalgams also suppress the thyroid, which  further slows down gut function. Heavy metals from our everyday cookware destroy  food nutrients and leach into our digestive system to further complicate our  digestion (Teflon is the worst and titanium cookware is the best).

Complex junk food chemicals

Lots of chemicals are required to make  unhealthy and devitalized food tasty. As the junk food junkie devours processed  foods and their digestive tract becomes lazy, the detoxifying processes in the  liver and kidney become overburdened with the plethora of indigestible chemicals  being thrown at it. The overburdened liver has to store the excess toxins in fat  to keep up with the toxic burden. This is especially true with high fructose  corn syrup that is processed 100 percent by the liver. Fat cells contain up to  200 times the toxins than reside in the blood.
A conundrum arises when  the dedicated junkie changes their ways. The liver is now free to tackle the  stored toxins and the reformed junkie feels worse than ever, especially as the  fat begins to dissolve and releases all the stored toxins at once. You can eat  right, lose weight and feel worse than ever, but this lasts a short while.  Activated charcoal can help ease the toxic burden on the digestive tract during  acute weight loss but should only be taken short-term.

The fix

Restoration of digestive health is not an overnight fix. It is a  lifestyle change and a commitment to your body for life. It’s not easy, but it’s  easier than a slow death by junk food and disease! – NaturalNews

Sources for this  article
Andrew Hall Cutler, PHD. Copyright 1999. Amalgam Illness:  Diagnosis and Treatment http://www.patientedu.org

http://www.beating-cancer-gently.com/155nl.html
About  the author: Craig Stellpflug is a Cancer Nutrition Specialist, Lifestyle  Coach and Neuro Development Consultant at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic,  Scottsdale, AZ. http://www.healingpathwayscancerclinic.com/  With 17 years of clinical experience working with both brain disorders and  cancer, Craig has seen first-hand the devastating effects of vaccines and  pharmaceuticals on the human body and has come to the conclusion that a natural  lifestyle and natural remedies are the true answers to health and vibrant  living. You can find his daily health blog at www.blog.realhealthtalk.com and his articles and radio show  archives at www.realhealthtalk.com.

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