Digestive problems are escalating across the globe. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is becoming a normal thing to have if you are a young adult in the modern world. Digestive cancers, constipation, diverticulosis, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and dozens of other digestive maladies are rapidly rising.
For prevention, the mainstream health authorities don’t have much to say other than “eat more fiber.”
If you have one of these disorders, most gastroenterologists tell you to – sing along with me if you know this one, “eat more fiber.”
But human digestion is more complex than that. The long-held belief that fiber has some inherent value in promoting good digestion is a painful mistake. In fact, in many circumstances, fiber merely exacerbates digestive problems – and the fiber supplements recommended by most doctors are far from fit for human consumption.
180 Degree Digestion: A Discussion on the Many Paths to Digestive Ruin and Recovery, is different. It is smart. It looks into digestive health from a much more logical perspective.
If you’re looking for an intelligent discussion with a multitude of options for digestive problems, 180 Degree Digestion is it. If you’re hoping for some classless bathroom humor to go along with it, then you’ve truly found the one.
Purchase 180 Degree Digestion today to begin your journey of digestive health and healing. You’ll heal your brain as well – from the juvenile, oversimplified, misleading, and often counterproductive advice of the mainstream health machine (note: in 180 Degree Digestion only the humor is juvenile, the information itself isn’t).
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Published July 2009
“I hope poo talk is okay here, it’s applauded on the GAPS boards I’m used to so don’t read any more if you can’t stand toilet talk. For those that deal with constipation, I have been constipated my whole life and needed enemas just to go. I’ve done daily enemas for over 2 years now and by the 2nd week I was going by myself once a day. Now for the last 2 weeks straight I not only didn’t need an enema but am consistently going 3x a day on my own. The pride I now have as I leave the bathroom-well formed, good consistency, a joy that can be truly appreciated by the constipated.”
“And my digestion! It’s better than it has ever been in my life. I literally didn’t know it could be this good.”
“I honestly have seen such an accelerated rate of healing with the more food I eat, even if some of it is crap…it has completely fixed my bowels and I actually have the energy to deal with the stresses and situations of everyday life.
As for the grains, I gave them up completely and for a while I wasn’t even able to go back to them because I was so intolerant. It took a while, but now I can actually eat a sandwich without feeling awful.
…I tried everything… I spent around 12,000 dollars on colonics, supplements, chiropractors, biofeedback, and other procedures. I had the mayo clinic tell me that my colon would most likely have to be removed…”
Without a doubt, nowhere is there more confusion or controversy in the field of nutrition and health than there is in the field of digestion. No other subject can claim a broader field of disagreements and combative stances. Period.
For starters, there are movements (ha, ha) that swear by raw food diets as the answer to good digestion. On the other end of the spectrum are regimens that tout that all food needs to be cooked to assist digestion.
Then you’ve got an intense squaring off between fiber worshipers and fiber loathers. One side of the fence, the one we’re all familiar with, claims that eating lots of fiber can do everything short of time travel. Yet, very low fiber diets are among the best courses of treatment for a host of colorectal disorders that mainstream medicine blames on, you guessed it, lack of fiber. There are some that even pin these colorectal disorders on dietary fiber itself (although they’re wrong).
But there’s more!
The other day a big headline came out stating that there was a link between saturated fat consumption and colon Cancer. That very day I was reading about the apparent protective effects that saturated fat appeared to have over colon cancer according to a book put out by fiber gurus Denis Burkitt, Hugh Trowell, and Kenneth Heaton. Should I just flip a coin or what?
Scientists can’t even decide how many bowel movements we’re supposed to have per day and what the consistency of those movements should be. All we hear is that our poop is supposed to be “bulky,” yet the massive diameter of modern man’s poop causes all kinds of issues itself – from anal fissures to hemorrhoids. Does tearing your anus with a huge one really call for more “bulk,” as our doctors recommend?
Even better is the warning label on fiber supplements. They are supposed to magically cure us of constipation and digestive distress, yet their labels warn us to discontinue use if we notice pain, constipation, excessive bloating, etc – a “myriad” of gastrointestinal complaints.
And then there are food allergies, candida, leaky gut syndrome and more. Independent nutritional researchers have created entire movements around these issues and mainstream medicine is still questioning whether or not any of the above even exists. To them, it’s all still filed under alternative medicine hocus pocus.
Further still, there are physical conditions that are known to have a dramatic effect on digestive function, and virtually no one knows anything about it. Fructose malabsorption and bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine are two of the most common ailments in the modern world, yet your doctor has probably never even heard of these issues or understands the significance of them. Yet, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is typically caused and cured by treating this situation.
Then there is the human metabolism. Even digestive experts are totally unaware that there is a mass epidemic of subnormal metabolism, sometimes referred to as “type II hypothyroidism,” that has endless negative impacts on digestion from several angles. Since the metabolism is a system-wide overseer, directly impacting the basic energy operation of every human cell, its impacts on digestion are not to be overlooked. Correcting the metabolism, because of the likelihood that it will improve any number of digestive disorders – and also because it is largely unaccounted for in mainstream digestive guidance, is a primary focus of 180 Degree Digestion.
With all this to account for, and the massive flood of T.M.I. on the topic, is there any way to make sense of all this, ahem, crap?
Of course there is. Although there is far from a one-size fits all approach to fixing digestion – as digestion ranks among the most variable functions from person to person, it is important to get a handle on the basics. Basics like, “Where did gastrointestinal illness come from? Why is it rapidly getting worse? What is the root cause of digestive disorders? How does a breakdown in digestion affect the rest of the body? What are some strategies to repair a broken gut?”
Hang on as I attempt to answer those questions and many others while proposing some theories that few have heard before. From appendicitis to eradicating the stomach-turning “car fart,” hold on as we travel through a dark tunnel, twisting to and fro, dodging fierce obstacles and foul odors on our search for “the light at the end of that tunnel.”
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