Digestion problems that remain after eliminating bacteria can
be diagnosed in a rational way. Ask these questions:
• Is the stool orangish-yellow, or very pale, instead of
greenish brown? If so, bile isn't getting delivered to the
small intestine from the liver.
• Is there abdominal pain? (More about this on page 97). It
may be due to Ascaris, flukes, or other parasites.
• Is there constipation? This will let wastes accumulate, all
the longer for bacteria to thrive on them.
• Is there bloating? This is due to gas made by bacteria.
• Does the stool float? If so, it must be lighter than water and
contain fat or a great deal of undigested material.
Bile is necessary for digestion. Absorption of fat and calcium
depends on bile mixing with the food. When fat isn't absorbed, it
stays in the intestine. Fat is lighter than water; it makes the stool
float. Feces should not float. When the stool floats you can
assume that calcium isn't being absorbed either, leaving the
blood in a deficit which will be taken from the bones.
If the stool floats or is orangish in color prepare your elderly
person for a liver cleanse (page 552) to clear a bile duct of obstruction.
They get quite fond of these cleanses and will ask to
have one. Liver cleanses are completely safe, even for persons in
their 80's. One of the stones pictured on page 554 came from a
woman age 97. The general rules apply to the extremely elderly:
kill all parasites first by zapper if possible, otherwise by
herbal parasite killing. Do a kidney cleanse (page 549) first,
using half a dose instead of the regular dose, for three to six
weeks. Attend your loved one in person for the liver cleanse,
have a commode at bedside, protect bedding from accident: use
paper underwear if necessary. Share the joy of getting gallstones
out painlessly with your loved one; let them see and count them if
they wish before you flush them (use a flashlight).
Be extra careful with the skin cleansing. Hot water soothes
and heals. Use starch skin soother to dispense onto the wet paper
towel, besides borax solution and alcohol. Don't use ordinary
soap. The starch skin softener gives the smoothness of soap, and
prevents the pain of friction. An elderly person may have no
diarrhea at all with the Epsom salts! Evidently the body absorbs
all the magnesium so eagerly, none is left in the intestine to
absorb water and create diarrhea. It is especially important
though to rehydrate your elderly person after a diarrhea. This
time they do not balk at water consumption. The liver cleanse, it
seems, gives them new thirst as well as new appetite. But it
doesn't last long. As the stones from the far corners of the liver
move forward, they compact into larger stones and plug the ducts
again. Their previous symptoms return. Try to give a cleanse
once a month until the dark color of the stool returns and it no
The benefits of a liver cleanse will last longer if valerian
herb is taken the day after the cleanse and from then forward. It
may be preventing spasm of the bile ducts. Use 2 oz. of the herb
(cut) in 3 cups water. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, let settle or
strain. Add honey to sweeten. Give a few tbs. every 4 hours (or 6
capsules) for several days followed by a daily dose at bedtime.