Your intestines may seem like a logical connection to weight gain (after all this is where your food ends up), but it is involved in the entire journey of food—from your mouth, down the esophagus to the stomach, through the small intestine and then the colon, and finally elimination.
Your intestines help prevent toxins from entering your body—harmful substances like bacteria, viruses, and heavy metals, such as arsenic, lead, and cadmium, which are difficult for the body to excrete so they get incorporated into your bone structure.
The intestines are like a garden hose from your mouth to your rectum, and only certain particles from anything you eat can actually leave through the “hose” wall and enter your body’s cells. The intestine is a strict and selective barrier for the entry of all ingested substances. Much like a doorman at an exclusive apartment building, it allows most of the good stuff entry, or to be absorbed into the body, while it blocks and escorts out the unwanted stuff.
However, when any segments of the entire Intestine SKILL© functions poorly, then vital nutrients fail to enter the body, more toxic substances are allowed in, and waste doesn’t get excreted. This can create a build-up of waste, which leads to fat storage and weight gain.
Your INTESTINE Helps You Detox by:
- Preventing toxins from being absorbed into your body
- Absorbing essential nutrients: Macronutrients, micronutrients, and phytonutrients
- Excreting waste materials and toxins
Your INTESTINE Needs:
- Lots of soluble fiber
- Adequate insoluble fiber
- Antioxidant power of flavonols
You Can Help Your INTESTINE Stay Healthy by:
- Eating more fiber-rich foods, like dried beans, whole grains and produce
- Eating more flavonol-rich fruits and vegetables
- Adding Intestine SKILL© foods, herbs, and spices to your diet