Irritable Bowel Syndrome Support
When the gallbladder and pancreas are not able to supply sufficient alkaline buffering minerals to the duodenum the pH sensitive intestines cannot accept the acidic stomach contents. The pyloric sphincter, which separates the stomach from the first part of the small intestines (duodenum), is pH sensitive – meaning that it does not release the acidic stomach contents unless it also senses the correct alkaline pH on the other side. This is Nature's way of ensuring that we do not damage the delicate intestinal tissue. Unfortunately, the unpleasant side effect of the pyloric valve not accepting the stomach contents is that the contents can back up into the stomach and cause heartburn. If the problem is severe enough the stomach contents can be sent right out from where they came. The Heart of Health: Principle 3 Physical Ecology (pH) - Read more »
After we have balanced the pH we need to make sure the colon is "open" and functioning properly because the colon is the major exit route for liver toxins. We have to make sure that the intestines are healthy and able to withstand the flow of toxins. If you are constipated or suffering from intestinal inflammation of the lymph or mucus membrane, or you are suffering from leaky gut syndrome, where food particles pass through the intestinal walls, then you do not have a secure exit route. When this occurs, mobilized toxins cannot be eliminated and instead will create additional inflammation and damage to other organs and tissues as they re-settle. This is why it is critical to heal the intestines first. A good rule of thumb is to ensure you are regularly having two to three bowel movements per day before you start any detoxification program.