Watch late night TV and checkout the grocery store
shelves and you'll see truckloads of colon cleansing
products. Many health practitioners provide colonic
services, too, so people are buzzing about colon health.
But what hasn't gotten as much attention is the colon's
"partner"--the small intestine.
The small intestine isn't really small at all--it's
about 25 feet long, compared to the large intestine (the
colon) which is only 5 feet long. But it's fatter, so
And even though the small intestine doesn't always get
the glory, it plays a significant role in your overall
The main functions of the small intestine are to:
1- complete the digestion of your food, and
2- absorb the nutrients from your food.
Here's how it accomplishes that:
When your food leaves your stomach, it's supposed to be
a thick, creamy mass called chyme (pronounced 'kime').
As chyme passes through, digestive enzymes are secreted
by the small intestine, as well as bile from the liver
and pancreatic juice and amylase from the pancreas.
At this point proteins are broken down into their amino
acids, fats are broken down into fatty acids and
carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars like
In other words, your food becomes you--nutrients that
your body can use for cell energy and growth. (Hence the
term, "You are what you eat.")
Then your small intestine absorbs the nutrients with the
help of little hair-like projections called villi that
line its inner walls.
These villi have tiny blood vessels in them that absorb
the nutrients. Once that happens, the nutrient-loaded
blood is sent off to the liver to have any toxins
filtered out before it's transported all over the body.
Once digestion and nutrient absorption is done, the food
(now waste) moves to the large intestine where water is
absorbed and wastes are eliminated.
This is a magnificent process that is clearly vital to
your health and life. Your body needs nutrients to
function and, well, to even exist at all.
So why would anyone want to screw up this crucial process?
But that's what millions of people do every single day.
The highly acidic, badly combined foods that most people
eat put a tremendous strain on ALL of the digestive
organs and lead to illness, disease and death.
Here's what I mean:
Your stomach has to over-secrete acid in its attempt to
break down mass amounts of condensed proteins and/or bad
food combinations to jump-start digestion that has been
halted or slowed.
All that acid production causes many or all of the
nutrients in your food to be destroyed, and makes for
LOTS of excess acid to come sliding up your throat. It
also uses up a bunch of your digestive enzyme supply,
which is NOT endless like you might think. You are born
with a limited supply of them.
Also, what happens is that your food (chyme) is not
broken down like it should be when it leaves your
stomach. That instantly means stress on the small
intestine to do more of the work than it should have to.
The acid and toxins from your foods also interfere with
nutrient absorption in the villi of the small intestine.
Instead of nutrients, the villi end up absorbing LOTS of
toxins, which then pass to your liver.
So now the liver is strained by filtering more toxins
than it's designed to filter.
It can only do so much, and eventually toxins end up
staying in your blood and getting transported everywhere.
And that leads to inflammations all over your body,
obesity, sickness and disease.
In GTNP, I show you which foods are alkaline and how to
combine foods in order to make the whole system work
smoothly. That means just the right amount of stomach
acid being secreted, foods broken down like they should
be, less toxins to strain the small intestine and liver,
and most importantly, more nutrients for a healthier YOU.
Don't wait until you're sick and in pain to do something
about how you eat. By then it might be too late.
Respect your body NOW and it will return the favor for
many healthy years to come.
Because, as you now know from this brief biology lesson,
you literally ARE what you eat.
To your health,
PS: Amy is escaping the stomach problems that plague
You and your program have been an absolute miracle to
me! I only wished I would have discovered this program a
few years earlier.
I have struggled with stomach problems and digestive
problems all of my life. I thought it was simply genetic
because of my father, my aunt, and my sister.
My father was hospitalized on numerous occasions for his
gallbladder, stomach ulcers, and for diverticulitis.
Doctors never came up with a solution except for surgery
Before he died he was actually taking 1-2 bottles of
Mylanta per day! My father got to the point where he
just stopped eating altogether because everything upset
The last time he was hospitalized he ended up in a coma
in ICU for three weeks. It was discovered that he had
several bleeding ulcers and he was septic. He never woke
back up and he died at the very young age of 53.
I wish I would have known about your program sooner, but
I am so grateful to discover it now. I actually found
you because I was researching information on possible
surgery for myself.
I myself have had trouble with ulcers and IBS, and just
always assumed it was a genetic problem. I now
understand that the way we eat affects our internal
organs so much!
Thanks to your program I have not had to take my daily
antacid medicine and I am not feeling bloated any longer.
I look forward to continuing on with the entire "Great
Taste No Pain" system, and living a long and healthy life.