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I was diagnosed with IBS in 2003 after having endured the symptoms for 3 years. My diet has helped to minimize the excessive bowel movements associated with IBS but I still had to fear the episodes of "flare-ups". Since using the Dr. Ho’s Digestive Detox System, I have been free from flare-ups and have been regular for the first time in 8 years. I have continued to drink lots of water since I finished using the system and am still functioning very normal.
I have a colostomy and need to keep things moving. I have only been on the Digestive Detox for two weeks and am now going every day and have lost 5 lbs. Feeling less bloated. I am just elated how the product works!
I have more energy and feel less bloated and stressed out about how I look. I have regular bowel movements and eat healthier now. I enjoyed the relaxing teas and how they helped digest my food. My daughter and I both loved the products.
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Digestive Detox System
Our bodies are victim to stress, pollution, toxins and unhealthy diets. Most people are too busy to look after themselves properly. Juggling time between work, travel and family leaves little time to prepare and eat healthy all the time. Consumption of fast food, refined carbohydrates, packaged foods, red meat, alcohol, soft drinks, junk food, deep fried foods, food containing high level of sugar, salt and saturated oils. Certain medications, stress, rushing around, poor bowel habits can impact your overall good health and well-being.
With the environmental toxins in the food, water, air and in our homes, our body's detoxification process needs help to detoxify the toxins we encounter everyday. We shower and bath our outer body daily, we brush our teeth daily, we change the oil and filter in our car regularly, and we clean our car and our home daily. Think what your dirty dishes would look like in a few days if you do not clean them after a meal. Think about what you are putting into your body everyday, your digestive system is working very hard digesting, absorbing and eliminating. That is why it is important to support your body's natural detoxification process.
Keeping your intestines and colon clean is one of the most important daily routines for promoting digestive wellness and maintaining health; it’s your healthy choice. Cleansing and detoxifying your body, along with using digestive remedies helps promote regularity. Regular bowel movements help eliminate accumulated toxins and waste that may be extremely harmful to our bodies. Learn how Dr. Ho's can help improve digestive health with detox systems.
Listed below are facts about the toxins that surround us.
"One in 14 men is expected to develop colorectal cancer during his lifetime and one in 27 will die from it. One in 16 women is expected to develop colorectal cancer during her lifetime and one in 31 will die from it. Overall, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in Canada."1
The Environmental Protection Agency reports that in 2002, almost 4.79 billion pounds of toxins were released into the atmosphere from 24,379 U.S. facilities, not including releases from metal mining. Within these pollutants, 72 million pounds were identified as carcinogens.
"95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum, including many toxins and sensitizers that are capable of causing cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions."2
"Over 20 studies show pesticides, used inside and outside homes or schools, on lawns or playgrounds, can cause leukemia, brain tumors and lymphomas."3
An analysis of over 22 million tap water quality tests across the U.S. conducted by the Environmental Working Group found in excess of 300 contaminants in water served to the public. Of those pollutants, they found:
- 83 agricultural pollutants (including pesticides and chemicals used in fertilizers)
- 59 contaminants linked to wastewater treatment
- 166 industrial chemicals from consumer products and factory waste
- 52 linked to cancer
- 41 linked to reproductive toxicity
- 36 linked to development toxicity
- 16 linked to immune system damage
In 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that due to mercury exposure, 1 in 6 American women of child-bearing age has blood mercury levels significant enough to cause brain damage to a fetus. Each year, approximately 630,000 children are thus at risk of brain damage due to mercury exposure.
"Up to 5000 different chemicals are used in various combinations in scented products, and 84% of these have had little or no human toxicology testing."2
Known adverse health affects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in products such as aerosol sprays, cosmetics, and cleansers include eye and respiratory tract irritation, headaches, dizziness, visual distortions, impaired memory, depression, kidney problems, liver damage, nausea, loss of coordination, migraines, wheezing, asthma and nervous system damage.4
1 The Canadian Cancer Society
2 Kellas, Dr. William R. and Dworkin, Dr. Andrea Sharon. Surviving the Toxic Crisis.
3 Rapp, Dr. Doris J. Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call. Environmental Medical Research Foundation: 2003.
The Importance of Your Digestive System
Our digestive system begins working from the instant we put food into our mouth and ends when we have a bowel movement. The digestive system breaks down the food we eat, absorbs nutrients and fluids into our body, and then excretes unwanted waste material to prevent toxic build up. The ability to excrete waste every day is just as important as the ability to absorb nutrients. Without daily bowel movements, our digestive system becomes congested with toxic fecal matter that may result in occasional gas, bloating, bad breath, constipation and more. These are symptoms of a poor digestive system that may require detoxification for optimal digestive health. After detoxification, use Dr. Ho's digestive supplements to keep your digestive system healthy.
Why Your Digestive System May Not Function Optimally
There are numerous reasons why our digestive system may not work as optimally as it could. The most common reasons are poor diet, stress, and insufficient water intake.
Poor diet is by far the number one reason why people experience occasional Constipation, Indigestion, Heartburn, and Bloating. The average modern day diet does not have sufficient amounts of fruits, green leafy vegetables and fiber. Most modern diets contain too much refined carbohydrates as well as refined and processed foods. The body has an extremely difficult time breaking down and digesting foods with a high concentration of starch such as fast food, pizza, bread, cereal, pasta and processed potatoes. When food is not properly digested, it can be more difficult to eliminate. Hardened stool makes it extremely difficult for the intestines to contract which can cause occasional constipation and/or diarrhea.
A poor diet can lead to food not digesting properly and creating occasional constipation. If you are not experiencing at least one bowel movement a day there is a good chance that you are not getting enough fiber in your diet. It may also cause occasional gas and bloating which can leave you experiencing discomfort and lack of energy.
To improve the health of your digestive system and your overall health, it is essential to consume a sufficient amount of daily fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, water and fiber to help with cleansing the digestive system and to improve the frequency and quality of your bowel movements. In addition to improving your diet, using DR-HO’S® Digestive DetoxTM digestive detoxification and cleansing system will greatly help to promote a healthier digestive system and an improvement with your overall health.
Many changes occur when the body is under a state of stress. Heart rate is increased, muscles are tensed and the digestive system works less efficiently. During times of stress the body enters a "Flight or Fight" stage. The body diverts energy away from the digestive areas during stress.
With modern lifestyle, people are always rushing around and often avoiding nature’S call for a bowel movement. Most people do not make a habit of training themselves to having daily regular bowel movements. These poor bowel habits can lead to occasional constipation.
The Sereni-TeaTM in the DR-HO’S® Digestive DetoxTM system contains Chamomile and 10 other natural herbs which are outstanding natural supplements. Find mind and body relaxation with Dr. Ho's Sereni-Tea. Lack of Water Intake
"In the human body, water is essentially the most crucial element in maintaining health and vitality." The human body requires adequate hydration for the bodies’ biochemical reactions to function at an optimal level. Without about 8 - 10 glasses of water a day, your body cannot digest food properly, resulting in poor absorption of nutrients, poor breakdown of foods and an accumulation of built up fecal matter. This build up of fecal matter prevents regular bowel movements, and increases the amount of toxins stored in your system. Dehydration also slows down your metabolism, and it can lead to sugar cravings and fatigue. By drinking the appropriate amount of water, your body can lubricate the digestive tract, initiate dissolvability, and effectively cleanse and flush the digestive system leading to a healthier, more energetic body. Remember, without water, your body cannot cleanse itself.