When you are constipated, there is great temptation to increase the frequency of your elimination—with complete disregard of the form of your stools. Remember, when you have infrequent or hard stools, you are eliminating more fat-causing, disease-causing, symptom-causing, addiction-causing, and bad-blood-test causing acids from your body than when your elimination is frequent but your stools are too skinny, mushy, or loose.
As you will recall from the explanation in Chapter Six of “This Works, Crutches Don’t:,” frequent but poorly formed stools are caused by an excess of unformed acids in your bowel (which also means a lot of re-absorbed acids in your body!) And remember, when you are constipated, there are fewer unformed acids in your bowel, and fewer reabsorbed into your body (i.e. you look and feel better.)
When you eat prunes, prune juice, fruit juice, or any other food or beverage that stimulates more frequent elimination, this is occurring because these foods/beverages are cleansing—they cause more acids to move into your bowel, thereby increasing the irritation to it (it increases the number of unformed acids in your bowel—this is NOT your goal!!!). This increases the frequency of your elimination, but it also increases your weight, symptoms, addictions, etc.
When you overreact to constipation, it usually backfires on you. You usually think you will look and feel better when you react to this state, but when you use a cleansing food like fruit juice or prunes to accomplish this, you will look and feel worse.
On the other hand, laxatives like senna, cascara sagrada, and aloe simply cause your bowel to contract more intensely, and your elimination becomes more frequent as well—but because this is increased frequency is not caused by an increase in acids in your bowel, these remedies do not cause the symptoms, weight gain, etc that the ones described above do. At the same time, these remedies also do absolutely nothing to increase the elimination of weight-causing, symptom-causing, disease-causing, etc acids from your body. Finally, it is common for ones stools to become loose during the use of these products and one’s stomach to feel crampy, contributing to their lack of appeal (and by the way, if you do use one of these products and your stools become loose, this is not directly caused by the laxative, rather, it is confirmation that not enough acids were formed in your bowel, and that more bentonite—not less, as many of you are tempted to conclude! —will help eliminate your constipation problems).
If you are constipated, the best solution—the one that will help you look and feel better—is to change the amount of bentonite you are taking. Unlike the fruit which will make you look and feel worse, and unlike the laxatives like senna that will not make you look or feel worse, but do not help you eliminate more acids and so cannot make you look or feel better (aside from the relief of constipation)—bentonite increases the absorption of acids in your bowel, which improves the frequency of your elimination, while also helping you look and feel better at the same time!
Re-read pages 232-234 of my book, “This Works, Crutches Don’t,” for instructions on using bentonite correctly. When done so, you will seldom experience constipation and you will accelerate the elimination of acids from your body and the healing of it—leading to a permanently thin, symptom-free, addiction-free, long-living body and ideal blood test results!