Section 5

Part 8
Intestines, Appendix


SYMPTOMS—The food entering the stomach is suddenly dumped into the small intestine instead of remaining in the stomach, to be initially digested.

CAUSES—The dumping syndrome is a common side effect of stomach surgery. It can continue for quite some time.

Because proteins are not properly digested, the small intestine becomes very acid—when it requires an alkaline environment to function properly. Anemia and osteoporosis are frequent secondary results of the dumping syndrome.

The solution is to not let them operate on your stomach.


• Take English bitters, along with folic acid, pectin, and eat as carefully as you can. Take full vitamin/mineral supplementation.

• Lie down for half an hour after each meal.

ENCOURAGEMENT—That heart is the happiest that has Christ as an abiding guest. In this world there is neither comfort nor happiness without Jesus. Oh, may we so live, during this brief period of probationary life, that we shall be with Him throughout the ages to come.


SYMPTOMS—Pain and tenderness in the lower right area of the abdomen, vomiting, and low-grade fever. In children, the fever can be quite high.

The first symptom usually is pain. There may be tenderness with pressure. Quickly the pain becomes severe. But sometimes the pain is first felt all over the abdomen, and may be especially strong over the naval.

But pain and tenderness with pressure are not enough symptoms to determine appendicitis. There will also be rigidity and tenderness of the muscles of the abdominal wall, especially on the right side, a little below the level of the naval. Coughing and deep breathing make the pain worse.

The attack may, or may not, begin with a chill; but generally some, or much, fever is present from the beginning—along with constipation, vomiting, loss of appetite, nausea, and a tendency while lying in bed to draw up the right leg to relieve tension on the sore side.

CAUSES—The appendix is located on the right side of the abdomen, about halfway between the point of the hipbone and the naval.

Causes of appendicitis include constipation; overeating; eating rich, complicated foods and foods low in fiber. The resulting fermentation and digestive upset can produce appendicitis.

IF THE APPENDIX RUPTURES, the infection will spill into the abdominal cavity, causing peritonitis. Take him to a hospital immediately, so he does not die!


• Do not wait. Call a physician.

• The inflammation may subside if the person is put to bed and the infected tissues are kept quiet and not irritated.

• Do not give a cathartic; that is, do not swallow laxatives or laxative herbs, to flush out the gastro-intestinal tract !! This can cause the appendix to rupture!

• Undertake a water fast immediately. Drink small amounts every so often. Take 2 myrrh/goldenseal capsules every 2 hours. Take echinacea 4 times a day.

• Immediately give a colonic or high enema as follows:

• Give an enema of the lower bowel (the descending colon). As you do this, massage that part of the colon downward toward the rectum.

• Then, always gently, slowly, and carefully, go up higher into the ascending colon and massage it toward the rectum.

• Then slowly massage upward on the upper part of the ascending colon. Then very lightly, partway down the ascending colon, gently massage upward. Each time, continue the massage all the way across the transverse colon and down the descending colon.

• Constantly be on the alert for indications that the appendix may have burst !!! If there is a most terrible pain, rush the person to the hospital at once. If you wait beyond that point, he may die.

• When the attack phase of appendicitis is past, and all is better, break the water fast by going on a fruit diet for 2 days.

• Then go on a cleansing, building diet of nourishing food. Do not eat too much at a time. Include 1 tsp. psyllium in juice or water, 3 times a day, for 2 weeks after the appendicitis has ceased.

HYDRO—The following hydrotherapy information comes from the author's book, Water Therapy Manual (see book store):

The objective here is to draw the inflammation away from the appendix. There are two ways to do this. Start it immediately when the appendix attacks occurs:

The first application is based on the reflex principle. Water applications, placed on certain areas of the body, will affect other areas (p. 25). The naval affects the appendix. So place an ice cap or ice bag (about one-half full of finely chopped ice) on the naval. This will draw inflammation away from the appendix (p. 50).

The second application is based on the derivation principle. You can draw blood away from one area, by placing hot packs on a distant area. A hot Hip-and-Leg Pack is applied, plus placing an ice bag on the appendicial area (p. 97).

Many cases of appendicitis heal without need for an operation to remove the appendix. But you must be very careful.

—Also see "Appendicitis, Chronic," just below.

One of the false theories, dreamed up by evolutionists nearly a century ago, was the idea that many organs in the human body are useless and only relics given us by our ancestors. But, in recent decades, all of these "useless" organs (including the thyroid) have been found to have important functions. The tonsils protect the gastro-intestinal tract where it begins, and the appendicitis guards it where the small intestines end. The appendix is a lymphatic structure.

ENCOURAGEMENT—Let your confidence in the enabling power of Christ increase daily. He alone can enable you to resist temptation. He alone can give you the guidance you need throughout the day.


SYMPTOMS—Pain and tenderness in the lower right area of the abdomen, vomiting. This occurs every so often.

CAUSES—This is NOT acute appendicitis, but chronic appendicitis. Relatively few individuals have ongoing problems with their appendix, which do not come into the acute phase. But some do.

Chronic appendicitis is an on again, off again type of problem. For such individuals, it might be best to have the appendix removed rather than to suffer with it as the months pass.


If used at all, the following applications may be used only for ongoing chronic appendicitis, NOT for the acute phase, when a person experiences a sudden attack!!

The following method requires the placing of heat over the appendix area. This would not be done for acute appendicitis.

• Prepare a castor oil pack in this manner: Place a folded wool flannel in a Pyrex glass or enamel baking pan. Pour castor oil over the cloth until it is saturated. Heat it in the oven to about 225o F., but get it no hotter than you can touch. It will be heated in 5-10 minutes.

• Or, instead of putting in in the oven, put the neutral pack on the appendix area and apply a heating pad over it. Next put a waterproof covering over the pack. Over this, place a hot-water bottle half filled with hot water. Wrap a bath towel around the body, to secure the water bottle and pack. Cover everything with a heavy blanket or sleeping bag, to hold in the warmth.

• Remove it 1-2 hours later. In order to avoid a rash, clean the oil off the skin with a solution of 2
tsps. of baking soda to 1 quart water. Do it gently. Do not try to wash the castor oil out of the pack or any cloth involved; castor oil cannot be washed out. You can use the same pack again later, by adding some more castor oil and reheating. It can be reused for 6 weeks.

• Use the pack for 3-4 nights and then not use it for 3 nights. Then begin again.

• Do not spill the castor oil on anything valuable.

—For more information on appendicitis, see "Appendicitis, Acute."

ENCOURAGEMENT—We can have a daily living experience in the willingness and power of Christ to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by Him. Let Him be the center of your affections. He is the best friend you could ever have.

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