If a person has eaten processed, fried and overcooked foods, devitalized starches, sugar and excessive amounts of salt, his colon cannot possibly be efficient, even if he should have a bowel movement two to three times a day. Instead of furnishing nourishment to the nerves, muscles, cells and tissues of the walls of the colon, such foods can actually cause starvation of the colon. A starved colon may let a lot of fecal matter pass through it, but it is unable to carry on the last of the digestive and nourishing processes and functions intended for it.

In order to live, the human body must be nourished. The cells and tissues composing the anatomy are live organisms with an amazing degree of resilience, elasticity and buoyancy. To be able to replenish and re-invigorate these cells and tissues, their nourishment must necessarily be composed of live elements, i.e., foods with life-giving properties. There are also foods whose ultimate function is to cleanse and remove used-up cells and tissues and pilot this waste matter to the colon for evacuation.

The fiber which is so essential for the proper and complete digestion of our food is needed in the colon just as much as in the small intestine. Such fiber, however, must be composed of roughage, that which is found in raw foods. When these fibers pass through the intestines they become, figuratively speaking, highly magnetized, and in this condition are very helpful in the functions involved in the various parts of the intestines. In addition to receiving the residue of that part of our food which is not digested, the colon also accommodates itself to the fiber — the roughage — in the food upon which it depends for its "intestinal broom."

When the mineral elements which compose the foods we eat are saturated with oil or grease, the digestive organs cannot process them efficiently and they are passed out of the small intestine into the colon as debris. In addition, the body has a great deal of waste to dispose of through the colon in the form of used-up cells and tissues. When "demagnetized" food passes through the body system with little or no benefit, eventually, experience has proved, these foods leave a coating on the inner walls of the colon like plaster on a wall. In the course of time this coating may gradually increase its thickness until there is only a small hole through the center, and the matter so evacuated may contain much undigested food from which the body derives little or no benefit. The consequent result is a starvation of which we are not conscious but which causes old age and senility to race towards us with the throttle wide open.

Infirmity and sickness, at any age, is the direct result of loading up the body with food which contains no vitality, and at the same time allowing the intestines to remain loaded with waste matter.