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An aspect of our defense system, one which a lot of people over look- is the gut; it can be split into three parts: the gut flora, the gut mucosa and epithelium-all are related to the immune system. If for -what-ever reason, this healthy balance is damaged, disease can set in. Soapsuds/ detergent enemas destroy epithelial cells and the mucosa layers within the colon. Friendly floral live within the mucosa and between the epithelial cells. Friendly floral call lactobacillus is your fermenting bacteria and these lives in the mucosa.  If you are destroying your mucosa, you are also destroying the bacteria responsible for preventing your food from rotting.  Each time you insert detergents into the colon; the intestinal defense system is compromised and can lead to diseases- even cancer. Detergents and basic cell orientation: According to Kathleen Talaro, Foundations in Micro Biology,[342] “ All detergents have a general molecular structure that includes a long chain, hydrocarbon residue and a highly charged, or polar, group. Detergents operate by eliminating cellular surface tension.  This can have several effects, but chief among them is the disruption of the cell membrane and the loss of its selective permeability.”   Below, see figure 1:  her is the basic cell and some organelles (inside cell). When scientists use detergents with cells, they are trying to obtain the nucleolus, mitochondria, and other parts of the cell without damaging them. The detergent strips away the fat. (Phospholipids bilyer) Please see figure2.  The phospholipids bilayer is responsible for protecting the cell, allowing nutrients to pass in and out and to ward off bacteria and viruses.  So, when the phospholipid's damaged -by using soapsuds enemas, you run the risk of cell mutations, cell damage, cell death, or a multitude of diseases.  You see how this might contribute to cancer?
 Fig 1 basic cell and its organelles:


Fig 2 basic cell wall:
 Epithelia & Mucosa cell: Digestion  allows for nutrients to be absorbed into the body by the blood. In order for nutrition to absorb into the blood, all our nutrients will need to go through cells found throughout our intestinal tract. Once our food is digested  broken down into smaller and smaller pieces, it is then separated into its basic form: amino acids, monosaccharides, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Now, the body works to absor these nutrients as they pass through the epithelia cells. 

Now, there’re several layer to our intestinal track. Among which are two mucosa layers. This is where our cells meet up with broken down nutrients.  This website  http://northonline.sccd.ctc.edu/tstilson/ANP%20Ch%2024%20Outline.html  talks about the mucose:

“There are two layers of mucosa consists of an epithelia and its basement membrane ("laminapropria") and a thin layer of smooth muscle that can move locally. Thelamina propria, by the way, carries the blood and lymph capillaries that will pick up nutrients from the interior of the digestive tract. It also houses MALTlymph nodules (Peyer's patches).

 According to the quote found below- by M, Shmeltzer, soapsuds enemas cause epithelium loss. Soapsuds/detergent enema and the destruction of epithelia cells within our colon. If you are destroying your intestinal cells using detergents, how can you absorb your nutrients? While the colon is not primarily responsible for nutrient uptake, it still has its roll.
For example, Sodium Chloride still needs to be absorbed. Also, enzymes produced only in the colon are capable of digesting many molecules that the small intestine can not. You need functioning epithelia cells for this to occur.
Availability: First Search indicates your institution       subscribes to this publication. : 786         WOMAN'S UNIV LIB Search the catalog at Texas Woman's University       Library (Print and Full text) Local Holdings Information:       v.3-v.16(1990-2003) External Resources: Find Related More Like This:       Advanced options ...Author (s): Schmelzer M Schiller LR Meyer R Rugari SM Case P   The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing 76019, schmelze@uta.edu Title: Safety and effectiveness of soapsuds enema solutions. Source: Applied nursing research : ANR. (Appl  Nurs Res) 2004 Nov; 17(4): 265-74
  Additional Info: United States  Standard No: ISSN: 0897-1897 (Print); 1532-8201  (Electronic); NLM Unique Journal  Identifier: 8901557 Language: English Abstract: The effectiveness and side effects of three types of enema solutions were compared in healthy subjects.  Using a repeated-measures, double-blind design, the three different enemas (soapsuds, tap water, and polyethylene  glycol-electrolyte solution) were given at 1-week intervals to 24 healthy  volunteers. Soapsuds and tap water enemas  produced significantly greater returns than polyethylene glycol electrolyte  solution (PEG-ES) and were also more uncomfortable. Rectal biopsies showed surface  epithelium loss after soapsuds but not after PEG-ES enemas. Further research is needed to determine the mechanism for the surface epithelium damage and to determine if this damage  produces a stronger defecation stimulus and discomfort.


Friendly Floral:

What exactly does friendly floral or probiotics mean anyway? The term 'probiotic' comes from the Greeks; it means ‘for life’- meaning a mono- or mixed culture of living microorganisms.  Here is some great information: the state of balance within the GI tract is called "eubiosis".  I love that word! On the flip side-the imbalance is called "dysbiosis".  Flora balance requires beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria- in abundance. Part of our immune system- this presents a barrier and protects us from invading organisms. What is normal? Somewhere around 90%of  the intestinal friendly flora- in a healthy person- should be good bacteria  and around 15% should be bad bacteria. The greater the imbalance is, the  greater the chances of disease setting in.

Also as part of  the immune system, friendly floral creates a nice healthy microbial fermentation, that takesplace in the colon.  All those little microbes can produce enzymes capable of digesting molecules that the small intestine can’t.
  Mentioned below, by Harden Tedesco, you will see, that mucosa is damaged by enemas containing detergents. Soapsuds/ detergent enemas destroy the mucosa membrane and friendly floral. As a result, food will become ROTTEN instead of properly fermenting. Rotten food can and will fill your entire body with toxins.  This leads to all sorts of debilitating illnesses.  The small  intestine absorbs about 90% of your food’s nutrients, the large  intestine absorb all the nutrients from friendly bacteria (Good bacteria  create non essential nutrients) and a few other chemicals such as chloride and sodium are all very important. This is all compromised when inserting detergents into the colon.

Scientific evidence 2

Additional Info: UNITED  STATES Standard No: ISSN: 0192-0790  (Print); NLM  Unique Journal Identifier: 7910017 Language: English Abstract:  Acute  colitis occurred after a Hibiclens  cleanser enema. Endoscopic and  histologic features were not helpful in distinguishing colitis from  an infectious or idiopathic colitis, and a careful history  proved  invaluable. We review the complications of  using soapsuds and various chemical-containing enemas;  these  complications range from mild colitis to death. Because soap and other chemicals are damaging to colonic mucosa…

    Subject(s)  below: Chemical Subst: Soaps
    chlorhexidine gluconate

Colonization Resistance &   barrier effect: defined as indigenous bacterial that competes to kill down pathogenic bacteria- part of the immune system.  I’m sure you know all this, but I will mention it anyway. These are some basic and common names for probiotics and are used interchangeably. ‘Friendly floral’,   ‘beneficial’ or ‘healthy’ bacteria; also, here are  more examples:  lactic acid bacteria include Lactobacillus  acidophilus, L. casei, L. bulgaricus, L. plantarum,L. salivarius, L.  rhamnosus, L. reuteri. Bifidobacterium bifidum, B.longum, B. infantis and S.  thermophilus. This is very interesting! Now, Bifidobacteria bacteria plays a key role in enhancing the resistance to the colonization of exogenous- a potentially pathogenic organisms. Bifidobacteria  should account for more than 90% of the total intestinal bacteria.  Lactobacilli is especially important as it  is strictly fermentative, and it is found in the MUCOSA layers of the colon.  If you’re using detergent/soapsuds enemas, you are destroying the mucosa layer  where friendly floral live deep inside, in and around. (remember the scientific evidence I provided above) Due to the destruction of ( friendly floral) lactobacillus  ( your fermenting bacteria) food will not properly  ferment leading to purification and systemic toxic build up.  Also, by using detergents with each enema, you’re allowing other more dangerous pathogens to move in and take over.  

Friendly  floral can provide nutrients for the body; fore example, L.  acidophilus and bifidus may produce B vitamins including  niacin, folic acid, biotin, and B6, as well as vitamin K.  So, In addition to providing the body with useful nutrients, probiotics inhibit pathogenic bacteria in the gut: See how they  form part of the body's defense system against  pathogens and microorganisms? Friendly floral creates a symbiotic relationship with our entire body.  Furthermore, friendly floral secrete lactic and acetic acids, to decrease the pH of the  gastrointestinal tract which creates a less hospitable environment for  pathogenic bacteria, and according to http://www.natren.com/pages/cancer.html “…friendly bacteria have been  shown to reduce levels of dangerous, carcinogen-forming enzymes in your  gastrointestinal tract, as well as boost the function of your immune system.”  Friendly floral secrete bacteriocins;  this is a powerful natural antibiotics that kill undesirable bacteria, and according  to Home Care group,


   ”Bacteria inhibited by L.acidophilus include: Bacillus subtilis, B. cereus, B.  stearothermophilus,Candida albicans, Clostridium perfringens, Escheria coli,  Klebsiellapneumoniae, L.bulgaricus, L. fermenti, L. helveticus, L. lactis,  L.leichmannii, L. plantarum, Proteus vulgaricus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, P. fluorescens, Salmonella typhosa, S. schottmuelleri, Shigella dysenteriae, S.paradysenteriae,  S. paradysenteriae, Sarcina lutea, Serratia marcescens, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus faecalis, S. lactis, Vibrio comma.”

Now, notice all the different kinds of illnesses that can develop if you don’t have a strong  intestinal ecosystem.  Can you see how the immune system can be compromised- allowing cancer to set in? Abnormal friendly floral, and according to  gut bm journals, Irritable bowl disease stems from abnormal friendly floral.  So if you are using soapsuds enemas regularly, it could be that you’re opening yourself up to IBD.  While IBD can be cured, it can also lead to cancer.

  Probiotics and barrier function in colitis
  Gionchetti et al. Gut.2005

“... For years, researchers have tried in vain  to identify a specific pathogen as the cause ofthese chronic  intestinal inflammatory disorders but the possibility that one or  more bacterial agents are responsible cannot be ruled out. Considering  the implications of a pathogen in IBD, as yet undiscovered due to  technical limitations, it was hypothesised that modulation of an  abnormal microflora in these patients by introducing high titres  of "protective" bacteria might overwhelm the "aggressive"  strain(s) and inhibit its deleterious effects. On this basis,  probiotic treatment wasproposed as a therapeutic approach.”



To present the consensus of these  studies first, it appears that probiotics with or without prebiotics  have an inhibitory effect on the development of aberrant crypts (precancerous lesions) and tumors in animal models. To  present the conclusion first, it appears from the sestudies that  probiotics with or without prebiotics have an inhibitory effect on  the developmentof aberrant crypts (precancerous lesions) and  tumors in animalmodels. ..

Again, these link  provides  full articles indicating that  friendly floral and a healthy digestive ecosystem inhibits cancer. Again, if  we do not continually expose our body to friendly floral killing agents, then  we would not have to supplement with probiotics.

  http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/73/2/430S  http://www.healthyeatingclub.com/APJCN/Volume5/vol5.1/mcintosh.htm


Here is scientific evidence 3 This quote shows that soapsuds/detergent enemas cause colitis and damage the mucosa layer of the colon.

MICROBIALNUMBERS AND THE INTESTINAL ECOSYSTEM: great reading http://customprobiotics.com/about_probiotics_a.htm



“The25-35 foot long GI tract of an adult human is estimated to harbor about 100 trillion viable bacteria. This is approximately10 times the total number of cells in the human body. These live bacteria account for around 2 lbs of a body's weight and are known as intestinal or gut flora. Viruses, fungi and protozoa can also be present, but these normally form only a minor component of the total resident population of microorganisms in healthy individuals.

The density of microorganisms in thegut flora increases dramatically from10-1,000 CFU/ml in the stomach to10-100 billion CFU/gm in the largeintestine(1) and these be long to as many as 500 different species, and anaerobic bacteria out number aerobic bacteria by a factorof 1000:1. Anaerobic flora is dominated by Bacteroidesspp.,bifidobacteria, propioni bacteria and clostridia. Among aerobicandanaerobic bacteria enterobacteria, mainly E.coli, andenterococcipredominate.

Bacteria have been estimated to constitute 35-50% of the volume of the contents in the human colon. They profoundly influence nutritional, physiologic and protective processes. Both direct and indirect defensive functions are provided by the normal microbiota. Specifically, gut bacteria directly prevent colonization by pathogenic organisms by competing for essential nutrients or for epithelial attachment sites. [ if you damage these cells, then where do the bacteria attach to?] By producing antimicrobial compounds, volatile fatty acids, and chemically modified bile acids, indigenous gut bacteria also create a local environment that is generally unfavorable for the growth of entericpathogens. This phenomenon is called Colonization Resistance, which can be defined as the ability of microorganisms belonging to the normal gut microflora to impede the implantation of pathogens. This function of the microflorais also known as the barrier effect. While probiotic bacteria improve colonization resistance, consensus thinking is that the importance of lactic acid bacteria as probiotic agents lies more in the in direct mechanisms such as immunomodulation. “ 


Friendly floral and immunity: Diagram 1

Diagram 1: " The intestinal flora, present mainly in the colon, forms a natural barrier to pathogens. The intestinal immune system comprises cells disseminated beneath the epithelium and also between epithelial cells (intra epitheliallym phocytes). Lymphocytes are also found within more organized structures, lymphoid follicles, with a central region of B lymphocytes and a lateral region of T lymphocytes. Above these structures, we find M cells, which are specialized in transporting particles to the follicle. These areas of the intestine are known as Peyer's patches. When a lymphocyte is activated by adendritic cell presenting an antigen, it leaves the mucosa in lymph and enters the bloodstream via the thoracic canal. This activated lymphocyte then colonize either the same mucosa or other mucosal effector sites.”


It’s important to take safety measures and learn a little about our anatomy and physiology before starting an enema protocol. The tissue of the colon is very sensitive, absorptive, filled with living microorganisms and is part of our defense system.  Because of these factors, it’s important to only use quality solutions for stimulation.  I recommend using 1 teaspoon of Sea Salt per quart of water to replace your electrolytes, and use friendly floral after each enema protocol. In order to take safe enemas, you must start with safe water.  Water is important, because it’s best for cleaning the colon.  By using clean warm water, the sudden change in temperature facilitates the peristalsis, so by using warm water and simple non harsh recipes, you can remove old fecal mater and heal your colon.  Do not use chemical or detergent based enemas.  I highly recommend using safe protocols to meet your colon cleansing need as they actually build the colon’s natural floral and help to rebuild the colon wall and promote regularity; they do not damage the cells, mucosa or friendly floral.  It’s good all-round.


"Olive Oil/ Aloe Vera: This is my favorite recipe. In an enemabag, pour one cup of organic olive oil and one cup of organic aloe vera juice. Open four MSM capsules and mix with liquid. Slowly pour into colon with enemabag. Hold as long as you are able. This will soothe the intestinal lining during inflammation as well as clean the colon. Flaxseed Oil can be used inplace of the Olive Oil but will be less soothing and more directed towards eliminating candida infestations." "Slippery Elm: In a blender, mix4 cups water with one tablespoon of slippery elm powder. Blend and strain. Add toenema bag or bucket. This mixture is reported to neutralize an acid colon and absorb foul gases. It may be good for colitis, diarrhea and hemorrhoids." "Acidophilus/Bifidus These two probiotics are excellent healthy bacteria for balancing intestinal flora. Put 1teaspoon in 2 cups of water or aloe vera juice and hold the mixture for as long as you can. It is great to do this procedure after a colonic." "Include flaxseed tea, white oak bark and slippery elm bark. These herbs soothe, lubricate and introduce powerful healing agents directly into the large intestine."    

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