According to Dr Nick, the autopsy revealed that Presley's colon was 5 to 6 inches (12 to 15 cm) in diameter (whereas the average width is 2 to 3 inches - 5 cm to 8 cm) and instead of being the standard 4 to 5 feet long (1.5 metres) , his colon was 8 to 9 feet in length (2.7 metres).
"Usually you pass it all in two or three days, but at the autopsy, we found a stool in his colon which had been there for four or five months because of the poor motility of the bowel."
Constipation? What is the problem?
You see, the large bowel (colon) is the body's waste disposal system. Think of it as a sewer system in your house.
With a sewer system, as long as you don't discharge fats, solids, food wastes, wet wipes, or sanitary products into the toilets, it can run forever. When you flush an un-flushable item down the drain (for example, those so-called "flushable" wipes or a nappy), the sewer pipe got clogged. When it is clogged, the wastewater stays.
When the waste stays for sometime, we called it stagnant water. Stagnant water is a perfect feeding ground for the bacterium. When they feed and grow. you will smell the decomposed odour. If you don't call a plumber or you don't fix it immediately, your house will become a health hazard place, full of rotten smell. You can't use water to wash your hand, your vegetable, your fruit because the waste water cannot go anywhere. Do you really want the same thing to happen to your bowel, not to mention your life?
Just like the clogged sewer, when someone experiences constipation, it means his "pipe" (large bowel) is clogged… with poops. He does not eat well, he does not sleep well. He will be constantly tired. His internal organ , his blood will soon become toxic.
Poops are breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria. These bacteria multiply on this decaying poop creating a toxic environment.
Over time, a mucus coating thickens and becomes a host for putrefaction. The blood vessels supplying blood to the bowel pick up these toxins when it seeps through the bowel wall. By now, his blood is contaminated. His large bowel contains harmful living creatures that are producing toxic substances.
In his book Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management, Dr Bernard Jensen said
"It is an indisputable fact that not only illness and old age, but even death are due to the accumulation of waste products of body chemistry".
You can have immunity and freedom from disease. You can also live longer as long as body wastes are kept a minimum.
Now that you are reading about the health issues related to constipation, I know that you are thinking if there is a real-life example at all.
I will share with you an incredible story.
Revealed: the secret of a man who lived for 152 years and nine months
Inside the world-famous 1060-year-old church in London, England, Westminster Abbey is the burial place of many famous people: Sir Isac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, etc.
After Parr's death, King Charles hired a doctor named William Harvey to perform an autopsy to find out how Thomas lived so long.
The great surgeon, Dr Harvey's autopsy report written in Latin, stated that all of the old man's organs were in perfect condition. Harvey described the colon as normal in position and in other respects like that of a child.
(Source: Pandora's Box—What To Eat and Why J. Oswold Empringham, 1936)
Unfortunately, I did not have the original autopsy written in Latin but I managed to find an English translation of it by Trevor H Howell- Oxford Academic. Basically, Trevor said:
In short, his colon (large bowel) was intact and clean.
So is a clean bowel really the key?
When I was young and unwell, my mom usually took me to a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor (TCM). Quite often, after drinking the concoction made up from the herbs, I had a bowel movement. I asked my mom the reason. She told me "don't worry, the doctor says it is detoxification to clean your bowel. You will have more energy after this process".
I did not know if this was true, but I actually did feel better. So I wondered if it might be a placebo effect.
Is it true that having a clean bowel will make you feel better?
If you asked a TCM practitioner about the benefit of having a clean bowel, it might take him a while to finish. But I want something in writing, so I decided to dig a little bit deeper.
While I found many articles confirming the benefit of a clean bowel, I found an interesting statement of a Nobel prize winner, microbiologist Elie Metchnikoff. He stated
"Death begins in the colon." Dr Metchnikoff concluded that disease and aging are mostly due to toxic bacteria in the gut.
If you are still reading this, let me ask you a question: Does it make sense to clean your bowel frequently?
There are many ways to clean your bowel. But just like you, I am an Agarwood lover so I will mention how one part of the Aquilaria tree can help you to have a large clean bowel.
Introduce the Grandawwood Aquilaria leaves (or Grandawood Agarwood tea)
Scientists from Gifu Pharmaceutical University showed some studies in mice that Aquilaria leaves have a laxative effect (unlike other commercial laxative drug, Aquilaria leaves do not cause diarrhoea) . Besides, it also decreases intestinal putrefaction toxins in mice. You can learn more in
You see, when you have a regular bowel movement (you go to the toilet frequently), you get rid of the waste before the bacteria have a chance to grow. You literally take away their "food" . You starve them to death.
So if you keep your bowel clean, you limit the toxic producing bacteria. As a result, you have a good chance to live a longer, healthier life.
As a result, you will no longer suffer from the adverse effect of constipation. Aquilaria leaves will "flush" out the toxic waste out of your digestive system when you consume them.
You will eat better and started to love food again.
You will save time because you will spend a shorter time in the toilet. Let be conservative, and you save 15 minutes a day in pooping. It means you are saving four days in a year. Imagine what you can do with four extra days
And you will notice your skin will glow as a bonus when you have a clean bowel.
There is only ONE single ingredient in the this Agarwood tea: The Aquilaria leaves from our Evergreen Forest in Dong Xoai Binh Phuoc Vietnam.
P/S If you are an Australian, aged between 50 and 74 years, you probably have received a package from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
According to Queensland Health, although bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers, it is curable when found early. This is a great incentive from the Australian Government because they want you to live longer.
So please get a test when you receive the package.
PPS: please note the product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.