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It Takes Guts to Heal

Updated: May 1, 2020

The Connection between our Intestines and Health

Due to overuse of antibiotics in both people and animal foods, chronic stress and poor eating habits, most people young and old are developing serious problems in the intestinal tract, including inflammation and overgrowth of bacteria or yeast. This can cause the healthy bacteria to be lowered, reducing our immune system and ability to keep undigested food, allergens and unwanted bacteria and viruses out of our intestines and blood stream. This situation contributes to the development of many issues such as autoimmune disorders auch as Rheumatoid Arthritis, food sensitivities, skin and digestive disorders, weight gain and degenerative diseases (Horta-Baas,G, et al, 2017). It has been said that modern day man digs his own grave with his fork and spoon. But the great news, is gut health can be restored and the intestinal lining can be repaired. Dr. Sannelli utilizes research-based methods for the reconditioning, restoration and repair of the intestines, which can help clear up many health concerns.

It is estimated that over 90% of disease can be directly or indirectly related to an unhealthy digestive system. 80% of our immune system is within our digestive system. Layer upon layer of mucoid plaque (a film of mucus; unhealthy accumulation of abnormal mucous matter on the walls of the intestines) is formed in the colon over many years. This substance can accumulate until it is several inches thick and reach the entire length of the stomach, small intestines and colon. This mucoid plaque can be so dense and hard that it resembles dried black tar. One autopsy revealed a colon so clogged with waste it weighed forty pounds! This mucoid plaque which is the result of the unnatural foods we eat, is responsible for most digestive problems and a host of other ailments. But there is hope! Functional foods like daikon radish and specific nutritional supplements can break-down waste, allowing it to be eliminated more effectively from the body.

Cleansing is a way to rid the body of waste material that has accumulated. The terms: cleanse and detox are used often but their meanings are not the same. The term detox is short for detoxification and it means eliminating toxins from the body. The liver is the main detoxification organ and it is responsible for neutralizing toxic substances, but eventually the toxins become too much for the liver to handle, leaving the body exposed to these toxic materials. That’s why detoxing the body is so important. On the other hand cleansing in regard to the gut usually means eliminating waste material from the colon. Dr. Sannelli teaches people how to cleane their intestines and detoxify the liver for vibrant health and immune function. She also helps people to have a balanced microbial flora and intestinal lining for the reduction of chronic health conditions. For more information on natural health and wellness go to


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1. Marnie Potgieter, Janette Bester, Douglas B. Kell, Etheresia Pretorius, The dormant blood microbiome in chronic, inflammatory diseases,FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Volume 39, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages 567–591,

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