Disease Begins In The Colon

by Dr. Rosa Kincaid, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

If you could pick out the one malfunction in your home that would cause the most dissention and possibly cause you to leave, what would it be; failure of the electrical system with a subsequent loss of lighting, air conditioning or heating, a leaking roof with possible destruction of the foundational integrity, or would an infestation of pests cause you to head for the hills? These are nightmarish conditions that many of us have had to deal with at one time or another. How long could you make it with a severe plumbing failure?

If you were given the chance to live for free in one of Trump’s finest hotels, with toilets made of gold that didn’t flush, and clogged marble face basins, wouldn’t you rather pay to stay in a Motel 6 where everything was flowing, flushing, and functioning? Think as your gastrointestinal tract as your plumbing.

Your GI tract has the job of breaking down ingested food into particles starting in the mouth and then to the stomach. With the help of acids and enzymes, these particles enter the bloodstream in the small intestine as molecules of vitamins and nutrients to energize, nourish and repair our cells. What is left over, such as indigestible plant fiber, byproducts of processed foods and undigested animal protein, is dumped into the colon to be processed by intestinal bacteria and then eliminated through the anus. Digestion is hard work for the body. Certain foods make it even harder.
The entire GI tract is covered with moist, slippery skin called mucosa, like the skin on the inside of your cheek. The lining of the esophagus down to the rectum is also muscular. When you eat something, smooth muscle contractions called peristalsis should start to keep your meal moving through the entire system. What helps the contractions is the muscle of the GI tract having the opportunity to “exercise” or contract against that indigestible portion of a plant’s cell wall, which we call fiber. Animal protein has no fiber. There is nothing for the colon to contract against. The colon musculature can get weak, flabby and develop diverticulitis.

What can also happen is that the food can get stuck and start to move in the opposite direction causing “reflux” or heartburn. Other common problems are gas and bloating, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammation in the gut. There are several causes of inflammation in the bowel. The most common are caused by: gluten intolerance, low output of pancreatic enzymes, low immune function in the bowel due to stress and undetected food intolerances. The most dire consequences of a backed up, inflamed GI tract is that your food cannot be properly absorbed in the small intestine.

So, you may be eating organically grown broccoli and free-range chickens but if there is inflammation in your small intestine, you may be suffering from nutritional deficiencies while appearing to be “well-fed” or even “over-fed.” Some symptoms may include fatigue, un-restful sleep, obesity, anxiety, numbness depression and the list goes.
The function of your intestine cannot be detected by colonoscopy or corrected by a colonic. Remember, the colon is your body’s main organ of elimination. If nothing is coming out regularly, after a meal, you can liken yourself to being a walking cesspool!

By careful analysis of stool and saliva, we at Kincaid Medical Associates are able to detect and correct malfunction at an early state. We can help to get your bowels to start working correctly again by finding out exactly what is going wrong. You can continue to live in the beautiful mansion that God gave you because your plumbing will be in order. For more information, contact Kincaid Medical Associates at 314-531-0008.