We are all exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals on a daily basis both at work and in the home. We breathe in toxins, we eat toxins, and we drink toxins. We live in a virtual sea of toxins. Nearly every person in the United States has at least 125 toxic chemicals in their blood. Recent studies have found rocket fuel in 100% of breast milk samples taken from women across 18 states. A 2004 study identified 287 industrial chemicals in babies’ umbilical-cord blood, including 180 known to cause cancer and 217 that are toxic to the brain and nervous system.

In addition, we are eating more sugar and processed foods than ever before in human history. Each year the average American consumes 150 lbs of sugar and 566 cans of soft drinks (“liquid candy”). According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that is equal to “52 teaspoonfuls of added sugars per person per day.” Imagine yourself sitting at the kitchen table, gobbling down 52 teaspoons of white sugar every day. Many of us are doing the equivalent.

Our modern unhealthy diet and lifestyle has a devastating effect, first on the colon, before other organs are damaged. This is why it is said: “death begins in the colon”. As reported in the Vegetarian Times, autopsies often reveal colons that are plugged up to 80 percent with waste material.