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This can save your life—or cause you to lose it


It’s been said that death begins in the colon.

Many people misunderstand this statement and think, “What a crock.  I don’t have colon cancer or digestive issues, so that’s a bunch of hogwash that doesn’t apply to me.”

Not so fast. 

Just because you don’t have colon cancer or any other digestive disease, that doesn’t mean that your gut isn’t slowly and quietly numbering your days…without your even knowing it.

Here is why it’s true that death begins in the colon, and how you can help keep yours healthy so it supports LIFE—not death!

Your gut—it’s all a balancing act

When it comes to staying healthy and alive, it’s a matter of balance.

Your hormones need to be balanced.  You need a good balance of rest and exercise.  You need a balanced diet that provides a wide range of nutrients.  You need to balance stress and relaxation.

But the most important balance of all is in your gut microbiome!

Because having an unhealthy flora balance that favors harmful yeasts and microbes (called dysbiosis) can cause a wide range of serious health problems including ALL of these: 

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Bad breath
  • Belching
  • Bloating
  • Bowel urgency
  • Celiac disease
  • Constipation
  • Cramping
  • Cystic acne
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food allergies & sensitivities
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • Frequent indigestion
  • Gas
  • Gastritis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Itching in vagina, anus or other areas
  • Mucus or blood in stool
  • Nausea after taking vitamins
  • Rectal itching
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sinus congestion
  • Skin problems
  • Undigested food in stools


In addition, dysbiosis can lead to weakened immune function, and since your immune system protects you against cancer, having an unhealthy gut can be positively deadly!

The ideal balance in your microbiome should be at least 85 percent healthy bacteria and 15 percent or less harmful microbes. 

But many people are walking around with the exact opposite of what they should have!

And paying a dear price with their health.

The different types of dysbiosis

Dysbiosis comes in several different types—see which ones might sound like YOU:

Insufficiency dysbiosis: This is usually a consequence of poor digestion, taking too many antibiotics or getting too little fiber.  It’s associated with IBS and food sensitivities.

Putrefaction dysbiosis: This is the result of not having enough digestive enzymes or stomach acid to break down proteins.  It can cause vitamin B12 deficiency and is associated with hormone-related cancers.  This is typically the result of using acid reducers or eating lots of processed and fast foods.

Fermentation dysbiosis: This occurs when you eat too many refined carbs and sugars.  Its classic symptoms are chronic gas and bloating.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): This is when bacteria that normally reside in the large intestine “swim upstream” into the small intestine, usually due to low stomach acid and use of acid reducers.  The most common symptoms are chronic gas, bloating and constipation.

Fungal dysbiosis: This is an overgrowth of Candida in your gut, and can result from stress, use of antibiotics, birth control pills or steroids, and eating too many refined carbs and sugars.  Candida is the ultimate masquerader and can cause a wide variety of problems including: gas, bloating, constipation, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bladder infections, vaginal infections, mood swings, fuzzy thinking, ringing in the ears and PMS symptoms.

Bring it back to a healthy balance

Even though dysbiosis can cause a myriad of problems for you, the good news is you can feel a whole lot better when you take steps to bring your gut microbiome back into balance.

Here are some very helpful strategies to get you on the road to a healthier gut:

Probiotics.  There’s nothing better than giving your system a daily dose of the healthful bacteria it so desperately needs. 

And the best probiotic for this crucial job is Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula!

Super Shield contains both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains—this is crucial because Lactobacillus strains reside in your small intestine and Bifidobacteria live in the large intestine.  So to have an inferior formula that contains only one or the other is selling your system short, and likely keeping you from feeling as great as you could!

Avoid processed and fast foods.  These are extremely difficult for your body to break down and cause you to expend far more digestive enzymes than Nature ever intended you to. 

Plus they are loaded with refined carbs (which feed harmful yeasts in your gut), are nutrient-poor and create loads of acid wastes that make your innards resemble a clogged toilet.

How’s that for a visual?

Digestive enzyme supplementation.  If you feel enzyme shortages or low stomach acid may be an issue for you, supplementation with an outstanding enzyme formula like Digestizol Max is just what you need. 

Digestizol Max’s complete blend of 15 plant-derived enzymes can work alongside your system’s enzymes and promote thorough, complete digestion, and less heartburn and constipation.

Fight back against SIBO.  Both oregano and garlic have anti-microbial properties and are very effective in the fight against SIBO.

That’s why our SIBO Defense Blend contains both of these herbal superstars.  They have both been shown to counteract the bacterial overgrowth with SIBO, while at the same time being gentle to the good bacteria in your gut!

Keep yeasts under control.  Like I mentioned above, when yeasts are allowed to grow out of control, they can become fungal monsters stirring up all kinds of sickness and disease.

That’s why I created our Optimal Yeast Support Blend.  It provides a powerful combination of natural antifungal and antimicrobial nutrients and herbs—some that have been used for centuries!--that have a history of success in countering Candida and helping to restore a healthier intestinal environment.

See how much better YOU can feel when you help your gut get back into a healthier balance.

Then you’ll be saying: Life begins in the colon!

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

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  • Hi Gayle!

    How recently did you have your surgery?

    Are you taking care to eat slowly and only until your comfortably full? Overeating can cause a multitude of problems so it is crucial to listen to your body as you eat.

    Do you take your Digestizol Max at the beginning of your meals? If you take it too late or in between meals, it will not be as effective.

    You can also reply at!

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • Hello Keith,

    Thank you for reaching out to us!

    Yes, mixing fruit, oats and yogurt can cause digestive upset.

    You can learn about food combining in Sherry’s book “Great Taste No Pain” and learn what food combinations are best.

    We hope this helps!

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • Hi Laura!

    Sherry’s information is for men and women alike – and for all ages!

    If you search for articles including “men” in the subject, this is what you’ll find:

    We hope this helps!

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • Hi and I enjoy learning new health education from you on newsletter online, Sherry. This is for only women? what about men? Thank you.

    Laura on

  • I have found that proper hydration, (8 glasses of water) plus Slow Magnesium have helped reduce instances of restless legs. Following the suggested diet helps digestion but I do not have personal experience with the rest of your condition.

    Margaret Karczewski on

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