Execerpted from "The GREEN body cleanse" by Dr. Edward F. Group III DC, ND, DACBN, DABFM.
Sound strange? Why do you think so many people have their appendix removed? Doctors still don’t know what the appendix is, much less what it does.
Treatment methods as taught in medical schools dictate removing the appendix whenever it becomes inflamed. Why? The medical industry realizes a simple truth: without your appendix, you are destined for illness so doctors can prescribe more drugs, perform more unnecessary surgeries, or (even worse) treat you with deadly radiation as a "cure" that’s definitely worse than the disease.
So why is the appendix important anyway? Here’s my theory: the appendix is located at the juncture of the small and large intestines and acts as a body regulator and communicator. The appendix monitors internal pH, the toxic load present, probiotics balance, and the opening and closing of the ileocecal valve, plus it sends messages to the immune system regarding activity in the bowel.
The appendix is made up of lymphoid tissue (immune cells) and it regulates lymphatic, exocrine, endocrine, and neuromuscular functions. The appendix basically acts as a microcomputer relay station for the body.
You might be wondering why the body’s regulatory computer is located in the colon of all places? My answer is: why wouldn’t it be? The intestinal tract is the first place everything enters our bodies. It has been estimated more than 200,000 appendices are removed in the United States each year.
All too often, the digestive system and the colon in particular have the status of being "second-class organs" because we’re embarrassed about their function of eliminating waste. Consider for a moment just how important these components are in the grand scheme of biology: the intestines are the first exposure point to and thus the first line of defense against, environmental toxins to which we expose ourselves daily.
Imagine what would happen if you never cleaned your house, never took out the garbage, never vacuumed your car, or never took a shower. What would happen to your body (or your social life for that matter) after ten years of wallowing in filth? Your body would likely be repellent and
disgusting beyond belief. We take a shower every day to clean the outside of our body, but when is the last time you gave your intestines a shower?
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