Patient complained of leg and foot problems; ulcers (open, running and partially encrusted on heel, instep and outside ankle of right foot; heel and instep of left foot); swollen ankles. The leg problems began two years prior to time of examination. Conditions previously treated without success by several physicians. Ulcers worsened. Unable to wear shoes for over a year. Unable to wear stockings previous three weeks due to increasing number of eruptions from ulcers. Blood pressure 80/58. Patient complained of cold hands and feet. HISTORY. Severe diarrhea for previous seven and a half years. Seven or eight bowel movements per day. No relief from either drugstore medications or prescription drugs. Hospitalized with kidney stone attack in January 1976 (four years ago) with surgery recommended by hospital staff physicians. Refused surgery, treated self at wife’s recommendation with vitamins and nutritional supplements for two months. No recurrence of kidney stone attacks since that time. (Lab test after examination showed creatinine level at 0.6 mg/dl-within normal range.) Family history of foot problems. Paternal grandfather died of gangrene which first appeared on right foot. 

Physician’s diagnosis of grandfather included hardening of arteries, low blood pressure and diabetes. After right leg amputation, gangrene appeared on left foot. Amputation of left leg followed by recurrence of gangrene on stumps of both legs. Death resulted two years after left leg amputation. Patient’s mother suffered from swollen right ankle during heat of summers in Midwest. Physician advised that problem was due to heart condition. Patient reported that his brothers and sisters all had varicose veins, as well as his paternal grandfather. Mother and one brother died of colitis. One physician who saw patient (an acupuncturist) diagnosed problem with feet as due to colitis, reasoning that male children inherit mother’s problems, female chil-dren inherit father’s problems. Patient left without taking treatments because the physician sim-ply assumed the diagnosis. In 1976, patient had complete medical examination with EKG, chest X-ray, usual lab tests and several biopsies of the stomach. Medical report was negative for cancer. Nothing was found wrong except kidney stones, for which patient came in. Patient stated he had always had circulation problems..

Black in intestinal area indicated underactive bowel with heavy toxic settlement there. Inherent weakness in kidney areas of irides. Adrenal glands underactive, showing that kidneys and adrenals were overworked due to toxic condition of blood from under-active bowel. Leg areas underactive. Poor circulation and enervation, together with underactivity in legs, indicated toxic settlements in leg tissues. 


Initially, Patient eliminated fried foods from his diet, reduced meat intake, in-creased raw salads and added several nutritional supplements. He reported, “The bowel has improved considerably...with bowel movements reduced from seven or eight per day down to twice a day. The feet, unfortunately, got worse.” Patient was then placed on a seven-day tissue cleansing program which included two colemas per day, morning and night. (Colemas are not as strenuous as colonies but are more effective than enemas.) Fasting diet included broth, herb teas, vitamins, nutritional supplements and juice mixed with bulk and clay water. 

Clay packs and aloe vera were applied externally to the legs. On the fourth day, Patient reported, “The swelling in my right ankle is gone. It is now normal. The seal ing or encrustations on my feet, ankles, insteps and heels, began to fall away. I would say there is a 60-70 percent improvement. I am elated over the results.” 

Examination at this time showed strong improvement of ulcerated areas around feet. Patient is usinq skin brushing and cold water packs on body. Goal was to increase circulation and life force. Dulse was used to quicken the thyroid, and Dren-C was used to improve circulation. Pancreas substance was taken to dissolve the heavy mucus lining in the bowel. The elimination of mucus from the bowel was an important step toward improved assimilation of nutrients from food after end of tissue cleansing program. When the seven-day program had ended, Patient’s feet had cleared up almost entirely. Ulcers no longer draining. Skin healing, becoming clear. Patient had worked very hard, cooperating with the program entirely. When asked for his response to the results of the seven-day tissue cleansing program, Patient re-ported, “It is almost miraculous! My wife and family are going to find it difficult to believe what they see when they arrive.” Patient was advised concerning the necessity of changing former food and other life habits to an improved nutritional and exercise regimen, to bring about general upgrading of health and to avoid recurrence of ulcerated leg problem. He was told that he had a year’s work ahead of him. Although the ankles were now normal at the beginning of each day, swelling continued to occur around 11 a.m. or noon, particularly in the right foot. On the day patient returned home, he was able to wear shoes comfortably for the first time in over a year! 


Patient’s complaints were psoriasis, diabetes and arthritis. HISTORY. Patient developed psoriasis 7 years ago. First symptoms were scaling of scalp and of facial skin under beard. 

Condition became progressively worse until 3 years ago, when fingernails began showing pits and creases. A year later, Patient developed diabetes and began taking insulin. Six months after the appearance of the diabetes, arthritis set in. First symptoms were fluid in the knee and inflammation of the elbow, A physician diagnosed the condition as psoriatric arthritis. Patient found that Western medicine could do nothing for his condition. He was taking 20 aspirin per day for relief from arthritic pain, insulin shots for the diabetes and the psoriasis was growing worse. He began to experience depression and hopelessness..114 IRIS ANALYSIS. Inherent weaknesses in bowel and bronchials. Catarrhal congestion in lungs. Lymphatic rosary. Kidney weakness. Nerve rings. Pancreas weakness. Toxic thyroid. Scurf rim. Drug deposits-iron, sulfur and iodine. PROGRAM. Patient was placed on a seven-day tissue cleansing program. From monitoring blood sugar level, Patientfound it necessary to reduce insulin requirement gradually from 18 units down to nothing by the fifth day when blood sugar level remained within normal limits (70- 110) without insulin. RESULTS. Arthritis improved dramatically. Patient had difficulty putting on socks before but can now do that without problems. Walking was painful and is now normal. The severity of the diabetes is reduced. Psoriasis has improved but will take time to get skin back to normal. Skin is moister than before. Psoriasis peels in larger areas; peelings come off easier and there is little bleeding. Patient is in excellent spirits, looking forward to bicycling when he returns home.


Subject has had cancer for the last eight years. This is a cancer of the breast. Surgery removed a lump and it was found to be very malignant. Mastectomy was advised. Patient re-fused any further surgery and searched for alternative treatments and cures. She first went to laetrille therapy. Soon afterwards was under the care of a natural hygienist for 5 years. She followed a very strict program during this time. Breast became harder and harder. At one point a lump appeared near the surface and ruptured leaving an open, bleeding unhealing sore. 

Patient had taken Dr. Jensen’s lectures and courses in the past and at these times was advised to control a calcium deficiency and metabolic imbalance. Her doctor back home consistently refused the calcium control stating that it would be fatal for her to do so. She was afraid to not follow his advice and did not adjust the calcium as recommended. Patient has had over 300 colonic treatments during this time. She was advised by Broda Barnes to stabilize her thyroid activity as he felt it was out of balance. This could cause a calcium upset. At one point, X-rays were taken of the back, revealing it to be like that of an 18 year old. Patient’s health deteriorated rapidly. She was advised at this point of advanced bone cancer. Her pelvic bone looked like Swiss cheese. She was told that she had 2 weeks to live and to go to Hawaii for her last days. Patient immediately started calcium treatments and looking after her calcium needs. By now the tumor had broken through causing unbearable pain. She was taken to a hospital and given morphine. Her condition warranted being put on a terminal list during this visit. She left the hospital and went to New Mexico and underwent heat treatments. During her visit there she broke her leg. By now the cancer was a large, oozing, bloody, open sore and was beyond a surgical remedy. During this period she gave her life over to the Lord and experienced a major turning point. She advises that holding any negative thought patterns or resentments is absolutely lethal to well-being. These things will cause death to approach and cannot be indulged in if recovery or healing is to take place..115 She started to take Dr. Jensen’s advice wholeheartedly at this time. Combined with new attitude and nutritional improvement, the tide was turned and the tumor started to recede and heal. She has since taken the 3-day cleansing treatment. The tumor is gone and all signs of the cancer are gone also. Laboratory tests are nega-tive. This woman is a very good patient in that she did not give up and was willing to work hard and change her attitudes about life.


Phone call came today from a colema patient telling me that approximately the first part of November 1980, she started wheezing and coughing; also experienced aching all over the body. These were some of the past problems coming back. In August 1979, she had a bad cold with wheezing. October of the same year, had to go into hospital in New York with a chest cold; again in November, had to be hospitalized for the same trouble; got to the point she could not take care of child. She came here in February 1980 for a cleansing treatment, has had second treatment and has followed the maintenance program. When the past problem recurred, she stopped her solid foods and used only potato peeling broth and soup; during this time, she took two colemas a day. Within two days, she was feeling much better and is doing fine now. “Tell the Doctor thank God for the Colema!”


The following is a letter received from patient B.F., who received colema treatment in April 1980. Here is her report: “/ am dropping this note to let you know that the Tissue Cleansing Regimen which I took the first week in April cleared up the cysts in the breast which had troubled me. I hope to see Dr. Jensen at the Nutrition Workshop that he is going to teach in New Lebanon, New York this summer from July 21-28. I plan to drive over for the day and, if possible, have Dr. Jensen examine me. He had wanted to do so and he will be able to see the changes in me since I have been following the colema regimen.


I had a call the other day from a man-a personal friend of mine who has been assisting in the care of an elderly lady, probably around 70. For the past couple of years she has had arthritis and last year she had to have an operation to have the spleen removed. They couldn’t control the blood count unless the spleen was taken out..116 She got along fairly well after the operation but then her arthritis came back still more. She had extreme pains throughout the whole body to the place where she could not control it and she had to betaken into the hospital where they could not find anything wrong with her. X-rays showed nothing. The pain was so extreme they went into the bowel and found an obstruction. When she died, they said she died of septic shock. This is not unusual because it follows the pattern that we see with so many people.


Phone call in October. This person started the tissue cleansing treatment in June, the June before 1980 and her problem was degenerative disease in the female organs, principally the uterus. She was advised to have a complete hysterectomy because of suspicions of a very serious degenerative nature. Four months later this woman went for her Pap test and an elimination. They found every-thing normal. She has finally returned to work and is very thankful for what has happened.


Twenty-six-year-old mother of three diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis. She has not been given any hope of overcoming this disease from her doctor. They have offered her nothing, no dietetics, no nutritional counseling, and no encouragement. She has been told by her professional guides that she can’t get well with any treatments. That she must accept her condition and live with it. With nothing to lose from this prognosis, she has been working with our system and reports that her vitality is better, she feels better and her nerves are much better; she is digesting her food better and her bowels are better.


This lady has gone through the tissue cleansing treatment twice. She has had considerable problems dealing with the spine, neck, joints, abdominal disorders, digestive disturbances, lung disturbances, bronchial problems; going through the change of life. The cleansing treatment was 11 months ago and the second was 7 weeks later, as we advised. Following that, she has been living a fairly good life from a food and mental standpoint; adjusting her job; trying to do as much as she can for herself; having more sunshine treatments during the summer; circulation treatments through Kneipp baths; and trying to readjust her life to such an extent that she built herself up to a healing crisis; that reversal process that we talk so much about. The healing crisis came and she developed pains and aches especially where she had been operated on for a disk in the neck. Then the pain went to the shoulder and different parts of.117 the body. The intestinal problem became a little bit unmanageable so she went on the tissue cleansing treatment again. We planned for 3 days due to the fact that most crises only last about 3 days and we thought that this would be enough, but she stayed on the program for the full 7 day period. She has had greater eliminations from the bowel during her healing crisis than at any other time. This is a very important thing to consider and I would like to discuss this for a moment. First of all, we find that disease is a result of catarrh, mucus and phlegm settling in various parts of the body; toxic materials that have been in our blood over a period of years that have developed the kind of shoulder; the kind of joint material that we have in our body now. We are reversing this, we are using an evolved way of eating; we’re going a better way from a health standpoint. The reversal process goes right out through the tissues when they are regenerated to get rid of the old and to allow the new to come in. In other words, we’re not building a new disease, we’re going backwards now and in going backwards, we call this the reversal method of cleansing; the reversal method of getting rid of any disease accumulation that may be in the body. In this case, we find that the second elimination treatment, at the end of 7 weeks, did not discharge much mucus or catarrh from the bowel. In contrast, during this crisis it was unbelievable what the tissue cleansing treatment and the colemas have brought down from the bowel. There were mucus strings and other materials that were unbelievable. They were of such a copious nature that there were two quarts at a time of this mucus membrane. It was foul and gave up a lot of gas. She had to resort to an extra colema treatment in order to take care of this toxic material that had settled in the bowel. After the 6th day, we found that the colema became clear again. There is still an excessive amount of material coming from the bowel. The greatest amount of toxic material came possibly the 4th, 5th and 6th days. It is beginning to ease up now and it is time that she moves on to the transition diet and the regular eating program once again. This case has been mentioned because it illustrates clearly that during the healing crisis it may become a necessity to go on the colema treatment once again. I will say that everyone who follows this treatment is going to have these healing crises develop. It will bring back the problems that you have had in the past, symptoms you had 10, 20, 30 years ago. It is at this time that the toxic material should be eliminated because the body has liquified the catarrh, liquified the mucus and it is getting to a running stage. At this time, you help it with the colema. After this is over, you will find that it will take 3 to 5 days for a complete elimination to occur, after which you’re ready to start a better life than you’ve had in many years. The healing crisis can be a short one, it can be a little one, it doesn’t have to take long. Anybody going through this tissue cleansing treatment will get a strong healing crisis. I feel that people overcome their troubles a lot quicker through this reversal process that they would any other way. You make more progress with this program than with any way I know of other than through extreme fasting..118


This man suffers from extreme flatulence and X-ray shows severe diverticula of the co-lon. He has had kidney operations to remove large stones, and has been told that there is a large mass in one kidney. He hasn’t the will to live because of these troubles. Blood pressure was high (188/120), extreme digestive disturbances, heart attack, gout; taking drugs now. Does not smoke or drink alcohol. Barium enema shows number of diverticula has tripled in one year’s time. Iris examination reveals deep, dark and large lesions in colon areas. Kidney areas indicate extreme underactivity. Doctors want to take out sections of the bowel and have no other remedy. He came to us with these troubles. The seven-day treatment was started with the tissue cleansing regimen. Good things started to happen immediately. He was able to get the first decent night’s sleep in years by the third day. Flatulence has been reduced markedly. Patient says he hasn’t felt as good in years. He claims that he feels like he has been given a new chance at life and is very optimistic about staying on the program. The opportunity to reverse his degenerative processes has given him hope that was not available before.


After taking treatments several months ago, the stomach trouble has left and the digestion is now better. We have not heard any bad results from cases taking the treatment.


Patient had hepatitis. Tests revealed an almost normal condition after one month of colema treatment. Chemistry panel showed alkaline phosphorous of 1760 (normal is 79 to 250 IUL) went to 82 during this treatment. She used no drugs, just foods and tissue cleansing system..119 CHAPTER 10 IN CONCLUSION “Should the body sue the mind before a court judicature for dam-ages, it would be found that the mind had been a ruinous tenant to its landlord.” Essays of Plutarch I have devoted my life’s energies to discovering the secrets of happy, healthy long life. Search-ing the world over for examples of these blessings has been quite an experience and I’ve learned a great deal. During the 50 years of practice trying to help people be and stay well, I’ve come to one certain conclusion. That the number one symptom that exceeds all others considerably is bowel disturbance. People in this society and culture are all suffering some kind of digestive or eliminative malfunction. It is epidemic in proportion. Our food and lifestyle are slowly doing us in by undermining the health and vitality of our great people. Sickness and disease are claiming a greater and greater portion of our energy, time, money and emotions. We are becoming health poor and vitality bereft. We have strayed from the right path and have been led into a dead end prematurely. This is unfortunate but not inescapable. By turning around and giving up the old; cleansing, rejuvenating and taking the higher path, we can once again enjoy the wonderful blessings of a healthy, vital life as the Creator intended us to have. We must defy the life-robbing habits and foods by refusing to partake of them anymore. We must be willing to cut loose of the old and like a little child once again learn the new, better ways. Surgery and drugs merely delay and antagonize the problems, rarely ever reaching the source of our diseases. One operation leads to another. Drugs are given to alleviate symptoms and mask over a deeper and often chronic condition that goes undetected and uncared for until it is often too late to correct. There is one sure way to deal with our health problems. That is God’s way. When we follow nature, we can’t lose. It’s perfect and always works. It is beyond man’s tampering and contains all the preconditions for long, healthy life. It takes a long time to develop a chronic, degenerative disease, and it takes awhile to reverse such conditions. But it is possible if the individual can attune his or her self to the task and have faith and perseverence in the natural healing powers of the body. I’ve worked in bowel management all my life. I’ve tried every natural method, product or technique known to man that would care for the bowel. Of all these things I can say that fasting and alfalfa tablets have done the most good of all. Now I want to tell you that the Ultimate Tissue Cleansing System is the greatest thing I’ve ever known to detoxify the body and clean the bowel. This is a recent development; one we have been working on all our lives. Now it is here when we need it more than ever before..

120 I’m not saying it’s a cure all, but that it is a very powerful beginning for a person who is working toward an eventual healing. Anything we can do to stop autointoxication is going to help slow down the disease process. The Ultimate Tissue Cleansing System is the best way I know of to accomplish this goal. By stripping down the old, toxic mucus lining of the bowel, we remove the number one source of disease in the body. In addition, we open up the bowel to a more efficient means of waste elimination and nutrient absorption, both of which are essential to any lasting healing process. This is also the first step toward normalizing the bowel so that the friendly bacteria will return to keep the colon safe from putrefaction and further autointoxication. Doctor’s wishing to learn this work may inquire about classes being given. Likewise, pa-tients are being taken upon review and inquiry. Here is a short story you might enjoy about one of the longest lived men in Western history. “Westminster Abbey was begun by King Lucius in A.D. 170. The vaults are crowded with illustrious dead whose monuments cover the walls of the vast church. One of the smallest slabs- more interesting than all the fine marbles to princes and poets-says: Thomas Parr of ye county of Salopp, born A.D. 1483. He lived in ye reigns of ten kings: Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth, James I, Charles I. Buried here November 15, 1635. Aged 152 years.’ Before Parr was interred in Westminster, his history was carefully investigated. The parish register of his native village proves he was baptized in 1483. Legal documents and court entries show that he inherited a small farm from his father in 1560, and that he took a wife three years later when eighty. He married again in 1605 at the age of one hundred and twenty-two. When over one hundred and thirty he pleaded guilty, in court, to the charge of being the father of an illegitimate child. He was a farmer all his life. His great age attracted the notice of the King who invited him to the palace for a visit, as the King wished to investigate his exceptional longevity. Parr’s last days were spent in the palace. History says his perfect faculties and marvelous memory made him a matchless entertainer. No wonder-what reminiscences a man, who lived in ten reigns, must have had! After Parr’s death, Harvey, who discovered the circulation of the blood, made an autopsy, by order of King Charles, to find out why he lived so long. The great surgeon’s report in Latin, still preserved, states that Parr died from acute indigestion brought on by indulgence in unaccus-tomed luxuries. All of the old man’s organs were in perfect condition and Harvey describes the colon as normal in position and in other respects like that of a child. Modern microbiologlsts say that in this report Harvey unknowingly reveals the secret of Parr’s long life, because his minute description of the intestines proves that the congenital, pro-tective flora had not been lost -Pandora’s Box-What To Eat and Why J. Oswold Empringham, 1936 Today is a new day. We no longer have to carry skeletons in our closets. We no longer have to function on 2nd grade information or even 12th grade information; we can choose what grade.121 of consciousness we want to live in. The Muscular Dystrophy campaign phrase “Your Change is the Key to the Cure” has more portent than we realize. I would like to hand people a pair of invisible scissors and ask “What is that to thee?” Use those invisible scissors, cut it off and be free. Loosen it, let it go. “He leadeth me beside the still waters...” Do you know where the stillness is? Get rid of the confusion and mental chatter that you’ve had in the past. Be still and know...take a little time out...find out who you are...go forward with a sign on your back that says “Under New Management!” Meet the new day with a refreshed spirit! 



American Cancer Society, cancer literature. BioNutritional Products, P.O. Box 389, Harrison, NY 10528. Blending Magic, Jensen, Bernard, D.C., Escondido, CA. Bon Roy Enterprises, 2425 Old Alturas Rd., Redding, CA 96003. 

Chronic Intestinal Toxemia and Its Treatment, Wiltsie,James,A.B., M.D., 1938. Colema Boards, Inc., P.O. Box 229, Anderson, CA 96007. Colon Hygiene, Kellogg, John Harvey, 1923. Diet and Nutrition-A Holistic Approach, Ballentine, Rudolph, M.D., Himalayan International Institute, Honesdale, PA 1979. Diverticular Disease of the Colon, Painter, Neil S., M.D., Keats. Doctor/Patient Handbook, Jensen, Bernard, D.C., Escondido, CA. Food Healing for Man, Jensen, Bernard, Ph.D., Escondido, CA. Health Magic Through Chlorophyll from Living Plant Life, Jensen, Bernard, D.C., Escondido, CA. Invisible Friends of the Body, Empringham,J.; Health Education Society. Intestinal Gar-dening for the Prolongation of Youth, Empringham, J.; Health Education Society, Los Angeles, CA. Intestinal Ills, Jamision, Alcinous B., M.D., published by Charles A Tyrrell, M.D., 1914. Intestinal Management for Longer Happier Life, Stemmerman, W. H., M.D., 1928. Irons, V. E, Inc., Natick, MA 01760. Jennings Home Colonic Boards. P.O. Box 1495, Anderson, CA 96007. Lectures on Co-lonic Therapy, Schellberg, Boto 0., 1930. Nature Has A Remedy, Jensen, Bernard, D.C., Escondido, CA. Pandora’s Box-What to Eat and Why, Empringham, J. Oswald, Health Education Society, Los Angeles, CA. Science and Practice of Iridology, Jensen, Bernard, D.C., BiWorld Publishers, Inc., 1952. Survive This Day, Jensen, Bernard, D.C. Take Care Health Prod-ucts, Box 538,1755 Robson St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6G1C9 The Chemistry of Man, Jensen, Bernard, Ph.D., Escondido, CA. The Encyclopedia of Digestive Disorders, Roberts, Frank, Capt. M.D.,.122 M.N.I.M.H.D.B-TR. 1957-1969. The Essene Gospel of Peace, Szekely, Edmond Bordeaux, IBS INTERNACIONAL, COSTA RICA, Central America. The Human Body, Clendening, Lo-gan, M.D., Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1973. The Human Body and How It Works, Exeter Books, NY 1979. Toxemia Explained, Tilden, J.H., M.D. 1926. Ultimate Colonies, Eldon L Lowder, 7835 South 1300 East, Sandy, UT 84092 You Can Master Disease, Jensen, Bernard, D.C., Escondido, CA. 




The following list of words and terms is often used in describing bowel conditions and man-agement. I have attempted to limit the use of technical vocabulary as much as possible so as to keep this discussion on a level that anyone can follow, regardless of education or training.


1. A holding together of two structures which are normally separate by new tissue produced by inflammation or injury. 2. A fibrous band which holds parts together which are normally separated.


The outlet of the rectum lying in the fold between the nates or buttocks.


A condition caused by poisonous substances produced within the body.


An inflammation of the mucus membranes.


The mixture of partly digested food and digestive secretions found in the stomach and small intestine during digestion of a meal.


Secretion from the breast before the onset of true lactation two or three days after delivery. The secretion contains mainly serum and white blood corpuscles. So-called “first milk.”


Difficult defecation; infrequent defecation with passage of unduly hard and dry fecal material; sluggish action of the bowels.


Frequent passage of watery bowel movements. It is a frequent symptom of gas-trointestinal disturbances and is primarily the result of increased peristalsis.


Inflammationofadiverticulumorofdiverticulainthe intestinal tract, especially in the colon, causing stagnation of feces in little distended sacs of the colon (diverticula).


A sac or pouch in the walls of a canal or organ.


Introduction of solutions into the rectum and colon. This is done to stimulate bowel activity and to cause emptying of the lower intestine.


Relaxed, flabby, having defective or absent muscular tone.


Gas in the stomach and intestines.


The act of bending or condition of being bent in contrast to extension.


The sacculated pouches of the colon..123

Hemorrhoid. A

mass of dilated, tortuous veins in the anorectum involving the venous plexuses of that area. There are two kinds: external, those involving veins distal to the an-orectal lilne; internal, those involving veins proximal to the anorectal line.


The protrusion or projection of an organ or a part of an organ through the walls of the cavity which normally contains it.


Prefix meaning above, excessive or beyond.


Prefix indicating less than, below or under.

lleocecal Valve.

Sphincter muscles which serve to close the ileum at the point where the small intestines open into the ascend ing colon. It prevents food material from reentering the small intestines.


Potassium salt of indoxylsulfate, found in sweat and urine, and formed when intes-tinal bacteria convert tryptophan to indole.


A solid, crystalline substance found in feces. It is the product of bacterial decompo-sition of tryptophan and is largely responsible for the odor of feces. In intestinal obstruction it is absorbed and eliminated in the urine in the form of indican.

Intestinal Flora.

The bacteria present in the intestines. The chemical nature of the contents of the intestines varies considerably with respect to the portion of the tract being considered. At birth no bacteria are present in the intestines but are found there very shortly thereafter. Favor-able bacteria may protect the body from invasion by unfavorable ones, which cannot thrive in an acid condition. Also, certain medicines, particularly antibiotics, may cause drastic alterations in the number and kinds of bacteria present.


The science and practice revealing inflammation, where located and what stage it is manifesting. The iris reveals body constitution, inherent weaknesses, levels of health and the transition that takes place in a person’s body according to the way he lives.


1. Pert. to milk. 2. An intestinal lymphatic that takes up chyme and passes it to the lymph circulation and, by way of, the thoracic duct, to the blood vascular system.

Lactobacillus Acidophilus.

An organism which produces lactic acid by fermenting the sugars in milk. Found in milk, feces of infants fed by bottle, and adults. Also present in carious teeth and the saliva.

Lactobacillus Bulgaricus.

The bacillus found in fermented milk. Milk fermented with this organism is known as Bulgarian milk.


A disaccharide which on hydrolysis yields glucose and galactose. Bacteria can convert it into lactic and butyric acids, as in the souring of milk. The milk of mammals contains 4 to 7% lactose.


A food or chemical substance which acts to loosen the bowels (i.e..facilitate passage of bowel contents at time of defecation), and, therefore, to prevent or treat constipa-tion. Laxatives may act by increasing peristalsis by irritating the intestinal mucosa, lubricatingthe intestinal walls, softening the bowel contents by increasing the amount of water in the intestines, and increasing the bulk of the bowel contents.


An alkaline fluid found in the lymphatic vessels and the cisterna chyli. It is usually a clear, transparent, colorless fluid; however, in vessels draining the intestines it may appear milky owing to presence of absorbed fats..124


Lymph cell or white blood corpuscle without cytoplasmic granules. They normally number from 20 to 50% of total white cells.


Resembling mucilage; slimy, sticky.


Mucous membrane.

Mucus or Mucous.

A viscid fluid secreted by mucous membranes and glands, consist-ing of mucin, leukocytes, inorganic salts, waterand epithelial cells.


A progressive wave-like movement that occurs involuntarily in hollow tubes of the body, esp. the alimentary canal. It is characteristic of tubes possessing longitudinal and circular layers of smooth muscle fibers.

Peyer’s Patch.

An aggregation of solitary nodules or groups of lymph nodules found chiefly in the ileum near its junction with the colon. In typhoid fever, they undergo hyperplasia and often become ulcerated. Also called aggregated or agminated nodules or follicles.


Thick mucus esp. that from the respiratory passages.


A falling or downward displacement of some part of the body, as the colon .


Cellular nuclear material extracted from specific animal tissues con-taining the essential building blueprint for the construction of that tissue. (Example: adrenal, thy-roid, pancreas, etc., substances.)


Pertaining to the opening between the stomach and duodenum.


Lower part of large intestine, about 5 in. (12.7 cm) long, between sigmoid flexure and the anal canal.


An involuntary sudden movement or convulsive muscular contraction.


Resembling or of the nature of spasms or convulsions.


Stagnation of normal flow orfluids, as of the blood, urine, or of the intestional mecha-nism. ADDENDUM


Not only are many bowel problems and surgeries avoidable through proper nutrition, but chronic diseases originating in the bowel can be prevented by a correct diet. Dr. Denis P. Burkitt, a famous English surgeon, told a group of 200 prominent U.S. physicians that problems like obesity, diabetes, hiatus hernia, appendicitis, diverticulosis, colitis, polyps and cancer of the colon are virtually unheard of among rural East Africans. The rural East African diet is high in fresh fruit, vegetables and coarse-ground cereal grains. The rough bran from the grain absorbs water, increases the bulk of bowel wastes and speeds up elimination time, keeping the bowel clean and healthy. Conspicuously absent in the rural diet are white flour, white sugar and other refined carbohydrates so common in Western countries and urban areas of Africa. Burkitt’s conclusions are based on data gathered in the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and other underdeveloped parts of the world. Evidence from cancer studies at the University of San Francisco indicates that a toxic colon and constipation are linked to the appearance of abnormal cells elsewhere in the body. Proper bowel care, according to Dr. Burkitt, through right nutrition is the key to preventing much disease.125 and needless surgery. Overconsumption of refined carbohydrates, it is believed, is respon-sible for arteriosclerosis and diabetes, while absence of sufficient fiber content allows in-creased pressure changes in the bowel which lead to colon diseases. Excessive refined car-bohydrates favor the growth of putrefactive bacteria in the bowel, alter bowel chemistry and invite ulcerative colitis, polyps and colon cancer. Dr. Burkitt apparently believes that low builk in the diet and the excess intake of white sugar and white flour products contributes to or causes many of civilization’s diseases. Bowel transit time for a Bantu native is more than twice as fast as that of the average Englishman, according to Dr. Burkitt’s research. The length of time food wastes remain in the bowel deter-mines how putrefactive they get, how much the undersirable bacteria multiply, how much fat is absorbed through the bowel wall and what sort of chemical toxins develop in and pass through the bowel. Dr. Burkitt pointed out that African natives who move to cities for work tend to change their diets and get more diseases. They eat more white sugar and flour, less fiber food, and the effects soon show up in the bowel and elsewhere. Sir Arbuthnot Lane, physician to the Royal Family in England earlier this century, also believed bowel conditions were related to diseases elsewhere in the body. Lane was impressed by research he observed in the laboratory of Nobel prize winner Dr. Alexis Carrel at the Rockefeller Institute in 1911. Carrell was growing “live” tissue cultures on microscope slides, and as long as the living tissue was fed every day and the wastes were washed away, the tissue thrived. If the cell wastes were not washed away, the cells gradually deteriorated and eventually died within four days. Lane became convinced that much disease is caused by the body’s response to its own toxic waste product particularly in the bowel. It is significant that surgeons and physicians are beginning to understand the importance of bowel care in the prevention of disease. We cannot have a healthy body without clean blood, and we cannot have clean blood unless we have a clean bowel with good tone to move wastes along promptly. A toxic bowel is the source of many health problems.

TESTIMONIES NOTE: We have not treated nor do we claim to treat any disease In our tissue cleans-ing program. We claim only that It Is an effective means of cleansing the bowel. The following testimonies have been voluntarily submitted by persons who have taken the 7-day cleansing program. Patient Donald Bodeen, DC, Poughkeepsie, NY

All my life I have been plagued with a sluggish colon and the constipation which attends it. On occasion, severe pain would occur as spasms would come and go. I can’t begin to relate to anyone the myriad of problems this has caused in my life. I feel it has directly, and perhaos even greater, indirectly, been associated with more mental and physical anguish than I care to recall. Not until the colon cleansing program, as taught by Dr. Jensen in his book, TISSUE CLEANSING THROUGH BOWEL MANAGEMENT, was accomplished was relief and healing made possible for me. I could not have hoped or dreamed for anything better. It is now a part of my life, and has been incorporated into my daily practice in my chiropractic office..126

Patient Gerona Alderin, Breast Lumps

For years, I have been cleansing by various methods. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on colonies, medications, vitamins, seeing a lot of doctors and nutritionists with very little results. It wasn’t until I took my own health care into my own hands that recovery started to happen. I had gallstones and kidney stones and got rid of them without surgery. Last summer I discov-ered lumps on my breasts. January 13, 1982, was the most traumatic day in my entire life when my entire body broke out in an extremely itchy rash. Nothing alleviated it. I trembled inside and out, felt hot and cold, couldn’t concentrate or meditate and had no energy. I


I had to do more than I was already doing, which was a lot. Each “expert” I spoke to advised another vitamin or supplement or something to “try.” I had heard about Dr. Jensen’s books,

Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management


The Doctor-Patient Handbook,

and was doing a lot of reading on self-healing. During the January 13 trauma, the only thing I could think to use was the lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and water cleanse which I did for one week while I was scurrying around getting a colema board and making numerous phone calls to find out where to get the supplements for the cleanse. I had no one to advise me on anything as no one in my home area knew anything about it. Needless to say, I learned the hard way. That 7-day fast was followed by a 7-day intensive cleanse, than the usual maintenance program advised by Dr. Jensen. I couldn’t remember feeling so terrific for a long time. My energy was great, the color came back to my skin and my eyes started to turn blue again. Rest is advised during the cleanse but as I was self employed, I found those weeks to be the busiest weeks of my entire career. I had so much energy I’just did not want to rest. I do Latin-American and ballroom dancing and on those three Saturday evenings during the cleanse, I danced from 8 pm to 1 am nonstop. After the first week, I was asked if I had been to Florida as people said I looked so rested and had such good color. When I told my friends what I was doing, most panicked and were full of good advise as to what I should or should not do. They said it wasn’t good for me to go without food; I would get too weak; I would get too thin; and I was even told I would die. They had to admit that I looked terrific, but still the pressure came forward. I had to be really strong and know that I was doing the right thing. I have done six intense cleanses (Jensen’s method) since January 1982. When I start to feel lethargic and ache all over, I know I have another build up of toxins. I get bored of doing the cleanse (taking the supplements mostly) after the 6th day and want to stop, but when I see what I am expelling, I am motivated to continue. If I can get rid of lumps on my breasts, restore the color of my eyes to blue, have great skin color and tone, abundant energy and generally feel great, anyone can.

Patient M.T., Male, Degenerative Bowel Condition

/ began the tissue cleansing treatments on September 8, 1982, and have continued with one colema every day since that time. I have had a degenerative bowel condition for some time, and the most spectacular result of the tissue cleansing has been the unbelievable ma-terial I have passed from my bowel.

Patient R.D., Male, Psoriasis

Since 1971, I had has psoriasis of the head area. On the fourth day of my tissue cleansing program, about 80% of the scales came off. This has never happened to me before..127 I was happy to have a small healing crisis during the 7-day tissue cleansing program at Dr. Jensen’s Ranch. When the fever, headache and eye aches began, I took a colema and passed much mucus and rubbery material. I felt much better, but later it returned. Another colema was taken, and this time about one or two quarts of rubbery fecal material passed out, leaving me free of symptoms. That night I passed mucus from my eyes, with a slight eyeache, but no fever or headache.

Patient A.M.B., Female, Rheumatoid Arthritis

When I began the tissue cleansing program, I could hardly use my hands. My left knee was so swollen I couldn’t move it. During the program, my hands became more flexible, and the swelling and soreness in the palm of my right hand improved. The swelling in my knee decreased until I could walk without pain. My back is not aching all the time now and seems stronger. My feet aren’t so tender on the bottoms.

Patient V.P., Male, Heart Condition

Before I took the tissue cleansing program, I had had a stroke, and my left arm was para-lyzed. I arrived at the Ranch in a car driven by my wife. I was sitting in a reclining position from which I couldn’t get up without severe stomach pain, and my face was pulling on one side as if stretching my mouth up. Only a few days before, I would wake up in the morning upset because life just didn’t seem worth facing. In four days I was able to climb into the shower by myself, put myself on the colema board and get off unassisted. I was able to get around without my cane. I began to wake up happy in the mornings, able to get up from a reclining position without pain. My legs seemed smaller, not as much swelling. It was hard for me to believe the stuff that was coming out of me during the colema. Toward the end of the program, I seemed to develop a little feeling in my paralyzed left arm. At the hospitals and nursing home, I never felt better, but during the tissue cleansing pro-gram at the Ranch, I continued to improve steadily.

Patient M.S., Female, Degenerative Lymph Condition

Three years ago I was told that I had a dangerous lymph condition which was treated and went into remission. I was very thankful but disappointed from the fact that although the condition had gone into remission, the cause was never explained, nor was it treated, but merely the symptoms. A short while after this I happened to hear about Dr. Jensen’s tissue cleansing program. I read his book on the subject and, in my opinion, everything made sense. I went on the program in December 1982. The elimination was unbelievable during my first 7-day cleanse. I have since been on two more 7-day cleanses using the maintenance program in between each. The results were amazing! I no longer felt lumps under my arms or in my groin. My breathing was clearer. I felt as if my whole body was becoming unclogged. My eyes became brighter and my skin softer and smoother. The veins in my legs are disappearing. I very rarely have depression as before. My hair and nails are in the best condition ever. I know I will never get any degenerative disease again as long as I eat the proper foods and keep my colon clean!

Patient H.E., Female, Scleroderma.

128 / was diagnosed as having scleroderma in 1972 by a doctor who surgically removed a large calcified lump near my elbow. Scleroderma is a progressive skin disease often involv-ing the internal organs such as heart and kidneys. I had a thickening of the skin and underly-ing tissue, great sensitivity to cold, a raw throat, dryness of lips and mouth, shortness of breath, fatique and vague joint and muscle aches. In 1974, a doctor prescribed Potaba capsules, and this, in conjunction with biweekly chiropractic treatments, was effective in softening the skin and reducing muscle spasms. On April 17, 1982, I started Dr. Jensen’s 7-day cleansing program. By the end of the week, I noticed my skin was softer, the swelling had reduced in my hands and fingers and the red areas on my legs had faded. On the follow-up maintenance program, I found my mental outlook im-proved and I had increased tolerance to cold weather.

Patient S.D., Female, Anemia

When I started the tissue cleansing program, my lab blood test showed a red blood celt count of 3.84 (normal is 4.8) and a hemoglobin of 10.7 (normal is 14.0). I had been tired much of the time for the past several months and had lower back and neck pains. Chiropractic treat-ments didn’t help. At the end of the 7-day program, my back felt much better, and I began taking supplements recommended by Dr. Jensen. A month afer my first blood test, a second blood test showed my red blood count was up to 4.47 and my hemaglobin was 12.8. My energy is much better, and the fatique is gradually leaving.

Patient E.P., 70-year-old Female, Arthritis

The doctor who treated me said that drugs would bring the only relief for the terrible pains in my neck. So I took Percodan and Bulazolidin for pain; Phenylbutazone, a steroid, once a week and Ascriptin daily. I was told to eat anything I wanted, that coffee and diet had nothing to do with arthritis. I took these prescriptions for one year and still was not getting much relief. Then I changed direction. I started a nutritional program, an elimination program and natural food supplements. I was asked to drop all drugs, much to my reluctance. I started trembling, and withdrawal symptoms developed. Nevertheless, I went right into the program outlined by Dr. Jensen. Within a week, I found myself free of pain and feeling very well without drugs. One-and-a-half months later, feeling exceptionally good, I suddenly developed a fever of 105 degrees, swollen face and eye, with a headache such as I had never experienced before. I thought my whole world would collapse. I was told it (the healing crisis) would only last 3 days-and it did! Then I felt so good again, just as Dr. Jensen said I would. During and since the crisis, there has been excessive elimination of mucus. After nine months, my neck is still pain free without the use of drugs. After 5 years, she has no return of pain. This case has not been cured, but there has been no return of pain. This patient was takina 20-40 aspirin per day, according to her doctor’s pre-scription.

Patient, S.B., Female, High Triglycerides

The first time I took the tissue cleansing program, my laboratory blood test showed a triglyceride reading of 938 (normal is 50-200 mg’dL). In a week’s time, it dropped to 253. Nearly three years later, after a year of living under high-stress conditions, my triglycerides shot up to 1403 mg/di. I went through the tissue cleansing again and the level dropped to 325. I realize there is more work to do, but I am delighted with the rapid drop of triglycerides following the 7-day programs..129 NOTE: The triglyceride count and how they were reduced in this patient in just one week’s tissue cleansing treatment.

Other Cases Male, Prostrate Trouble.

Lost 12 pounds on his first 7-day cleanse, prostrate problems cleared up, stiffness in hands disappeared. Can play musical instruments again.

Female, Constipation.

Did not have bowel movement for 12-14 days, despite use of laxatives. After 7-day program, she stopped using laxatives, felt great. Bowel activity improving rapidly.

Female, Breast Lumps.

One-and-one-half months after taking the tissue cleansing pro-gram, the breast lumps were gone. Also, lab tests showed liver function and alkaline phosphates were normal.

Female, Uterine Condition.

A Paps test reading of 4+ and diagnosis of uterine growths were made before the 7-day cleansing. Three months after the program, a repeat Paps test and examination showed the condition was gone. The Paps test was negative, and no sign of uterine growths could be found.

Male, Psoriasis.

This man had spent $7,000 on specialists, going to doctors all his life for psoriasis, before trying tissue cleansing. Arms and legs bleed periodically, and he has been a heavy drinker of alcoholic beverages. He has not taken the full 7-day cleanse program, but has been using the bulk and Bentonite and colema board. Skin condition has improved considerably.

Female, Memory and Vision Problems, 60 years of age.

This elderly vegetarian woman complained of poor memory and poor vision. She took the 7-day cleanse and was astonished at the improvement in both.

Female, Uterine Fissure, 32 years old.

Patient reported great pain for years from a uter-ine fissure, with no help from doctors. She took the 7-day cleanse as a last resort, but stopped at 5 days. She reported, “The pain all disappeared. I can’t remember when I was last free of pain. I had forgotten what is was like.” Some comments from patients who have taken the tissue cleansing program. “/ can’t imagine any better way to detoxify the body.” A.C. “/ think everyone should have the good fortune to go through this program so that they will know what really being alive feels like.” E.B.C. “A tremendous value to humanity.” M.S. “A wonderful start for your recuperation.” E.N. “Very necessary for renewed health.” E.A. “Great!!! Lovely staff also.” P.M. “After the week’s program I felt hopeful! and excited about the potential for healing. I have learned so much.” A.M. “/ liked the program very much as I felt better as the days went by.” C.C. “A positive and realistic program.” O.S. “Very good, wished I had done it sooner, would recommend it to anyone.” J.E.W. “Reasonable solution to good health.” M.K.M. “This is imperative for nearly everyone I know. Having studied a lot along this line, I feel it is as simplified as can be and still be effective. I shall never forget this time in my life.” R.A.. “/ feel more positive and hopeful. That I will learn what is missing in my diet and will follow through.” C.M. “After this program I feel energized! My body feels good, ready to go.” S.M. “/ felt light and feel like exercising. I feel like a new person with hope in my heart.” M.P. “I feel light, optimistic, energetic. I’m looking forward to continuing on this program.” L.D. “/ feel wonderful! Lighter and more energized than ever! On the road to greater health.” W.J.R. “(Before the program) I felt very tired, morose (that’s not quite depressed) and a little caged in, because I didn’t know how to properly handle the healthy aspects of life. (After the week’s program) I was more than pleased with the program. It’s excellent!” D.D.H. “Before the program, I felt tired; had problems walking; pain. After the program I had less swelling; walked better; less joint pain. This wonderful program is lifesaving. I met many won-derful people. Many thanks to everyone for support.” K.M. “Before the program I had a definite need to learn bowel management, cleansing of tis-sue, etc. I know I need to improve my health or suffer consequences very rapidly. I felt very toxic; had memory /oss and pain in the head. Pain in right side near ribs. Terrible broken veins in legs. Tired much of the time and would depend on coffee to stimulate. After the program I felt much better, There is still room for improvement, but I feel very encouraged. The program is terrific. There should be more programs throughout the States.” M.F.W. “/ attended the program after reading the book. Thought the treatment might help with various symptoms (sore breasts, fibrocistic), water retention, tow energy, easy weight gain and some joint discomfort and neck kinks occasionally and occasional headaches. All of these symptoms affected my disposition and attitude. After the program I felt better! The breasts are softer, a bit less sore; abdomen smaller; energy still low; water retention still evident; didn’t lose much weight.” H.F. “/ attended the program because I was so tired; had leg and hip problems (limped); no one knew how to help. Doctors said I was healthy, but I knew I was not. I knew this program was right for me. After the program, I know how to care for me. I am very thankful for the privilege of attending. If I had not seen the filth expelled, I would never have believed it was in my body. I am looking forward to a healing crisis. The program is marvelous. People think I am out of my mind. Nevertheless, I am happy!” E.L.W.

A 78 year-oid-man from Manitoba (Canada) phoned to ask if I would help him. I had previously helped some of his family members. He had been bedridden two years with ulcerated legs, the ulcers oozing pus. He was scheduled to have his legs amputated at the hips. I sent his daughter down with the equipment and supplements for the 7- day cleanse, and he was faithful, and redid it two weeks later. The result was excellent. The last I heard of him, he was Jacking up his garage to move it so he could have a bigger organic garden. It only took two weeks to get him mobile, and he’s a happy man. British, Columbia Canada.  

131 Acid-forming Foods. Alkaline-forming Foods. Avoid entirely while on cleanse Consume freely. Alcohol All fresh fruits Black Pepper All raw vegetables Bread (wheat) All salad greens Cake All sprouts Canned and frozen food Apple cider vinegar Chocolate Dates Cigarettes Dried apricots Coffee Dried figs Complaining Appreciation Cooked whole grains, except Millet Dulse Distilled vinegar Fresh, raw juice Eggs Fun Foods cooked with oils Grapefruit Meat, fish, birds, shellfish Nuts and seeds Honey* Pasta Joy Popcorn Melons Processed cereals Millet* Salt Molasses* Fruits that have been glazed or sulfured Lima Beans* Soda crackers Potatoes* Soft drinks Raisins Dairy (butter, cheese, ice cream, milk, etc.) Sugar Tea (except herbal, caffeine-free tea) Tofu and soy products Wheat products * These foods will slow down the cleansing process, reduce the amount of plaque removed and herefore should be limited. W hile on any of the phases, eat no meat, dairy products, salt, sugar or foods with added sugar in them. Get into the habit of reading labels; this will help you know what you’re actually consuming. Have no fried food or foods cooked in oils. Limit your oil intake to cold-pressed organic olive oil or flax seed oil. Honey, real maple syrup and date sugar sweeteners are acceptable. Eat all the fruit, salads and raw or cooked vegetables you want. Try to have at least one raw meal per day and plenty of fresh vegetable juice and fresh fruit juice. Drink water as often as you like. It is a wonderful addition to the cleansing process. Limit grains, beans, or potatoes to only once or twice a week and make sure to soak them overnight before you lightly cook them. Millet, though an alkaline-forming food, should also be limited to once or twice a week. Carrot Juice is a wonderful, nutrient-rich food choice-but it is high in sugar. Therefore, those who need to restrict their sugar intake may need to dilute it with water or other vegetable Juices. Fruit Juices may also need to be diluted. You can eliminate Juice entirely if you choose. If you follow these suggestions, you’ll condition your body for cleansing in a gradual way and that may keep you from feeling down, sluggish or toxic.

The Protein Myth

Far more people are sick because of too much protein rather than not enough. Protein is in all fruits and vegetables. Though meat eaters consume more protein, they actually have more protein deficiencies than vegetarians because of dysfunctional liver and digestive activity resulting from intake of too many acid-forming foods.