(An understanding of which will help you eliminate your symptoms, illness, weight struggles, and addictions.)
1. You inherited an unhealthy bowel bacterial environment. Thankfully, this can—and must—be changed!
…and as the generations go on, it keeps getting worse! As a woman, you “give” some of your good bacteria to your baby. If you had 50 trillion to begin with, you may pass on 25 trillion onto your child, and then when they have a child, they have even less to pass onto theirs, and so on and so on. They pass on 12 trillion, for example, and then their children only get 6 trillion—you get the picture? Pretty soon we will be extinct! You cannot live without a healthy bacterial environment. Once these levels get really low, you will not be able to reproduce anyway (nature’s way of protecting itself). Even modern medicine and infertility treatments can only do so much to force this to happen.
In other words, your age, or size, has absolutely nothing to do with how healthy your bowel is, or how long it will take to heal it. In fact, most of my teenage and younger clients have much less healthy bowels than their parents, and need more Bowel Strength or acidophilus to heal their bowel, not less! If you have kids, get them started on these products now. If you do not, the chance is extremely high that they will suffer from symptoms, disease, addictions, and weight struggles much earlier than you did. The statistics show this is already happening—cancer, obesity, headaches, diabetes, etc are occurring at the youngest ages in the recorded health history of mankind.
2. You should have 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) good bacteria in your bowel. That is an extremely large number, and it will take some time to create this!
100 trillion seconds is 31,688 years. If you stacked 100 trillion $100 bills it would weigh 2,200 million pounds. This is an inconceivable number. You should be absolutely astonished, and extremely appreciative, that this can be rebuilt and created at all! So when I say that it will take several years to create this, understand why this is so.
And never, ever, ever, fall for anyone or any product that claims to be able to recreate 100 trillion bacteria in your bowel “overnight.” There are plenty of people out there trying to sell you this quick fix, and yet it is only they who will benefit, and profit, from your falling for it.
3. For 99% of you, 12 Bowel Strength/day will not cause symptoms, weight problems, or bowel problems for at least one year or longer after starting it.
So if you do experience symptoms or weight problems during this program, consider that there is a 99% chance that these are occurring because your bowel is unhealthy. While you are healing it, it is not healed yet. Just because you are fixing the holes on your roof does not mean your house will not get wet when it rains—it will. You have to spend some time and fix a lot of holes before your house remains dry in the face of extra rain. In other words, it will take some time before you can eat more salt, sugar, alcohol, get less sleep, endure more stress, etc before these do not affect you.
Or, these are occurring because you ignored the strong and repeated advice in my book about reducing your protein intake too quickly, especially animal proteins like chicken, turkey, fish, beef. etc.
Re-read Chapter 8 of “This Works, Crutches Don’t” for a better understanding of what is causing your symptoms or weight problems while you heal.
If you have been ill for more than a few years, you have struggled with your weight for many years, you have IBS, colitis, Chron’s, hemorrhoids, polyps, lactose or gluten allergies, a history of frequent but poorly formed stools, you eat a low carb diet and still don’t look or feel good—you have a very unhealthy bowel and will very likely be able to take 12 B.S./day for 2-3 years, easily, before it causes you problems! It does not mean that you have to take it for this long—you do not have to make your bowel extremely healthy to reap huge benefits from this program. You can “fix” it halfway and be thousands of miles healthier than on day one, but it does mean that you cannot blame it (the Bowel Strength) for causing your problems before then….