14. Digestion up close and personal
An inefficient bowel is the genesis of several major degenerative diseases, including cancer. Good health starts with good digestion, so let’s take a closer look at yours.
Your bowels need to be working very efficiently in order to remove the body’s waste. They reabsorb water to be recycled by the body and without an efficient digestive system the result will be like a washing machine where the wastepipe feeds straight back into the drum.
The beet goes on
Which brings us to my favourite topic: stools. An important measure of bowel performance is transit time – how long it takes from the time you eat a food until it comes out the other end. The most effective way to measure this is to eat three or four whole ...