Gut Health

A Clean Colon: the Key to Health

Did you know the average American may be carrying as much as 10-25 pounds of impacted fecal matter in their colon? And that is someone of normal weight with no known allergies! These toxins wedged in the digestive track are absorbed by the bloodstream, resulting in the body’s inability to metabolize food properly or to provide vital energy for living.

There is a surprisingly wide range of health problems that colon toxicity contributes to, many that a lot of us experience everyday, including: bloating, constipation, gas, fatigue, food cravings, hypoglycemia, allergies, arthritis, difficultly losing weight, among many others.

A healthy colon should provide you with two to three bowel movements per day, shortly after each meal. Elimination should be complete, fast and easy. The stool should be light brown in color, long and large in diameter, fluffy in texture, and floating on the top of the water. Yes, floating!

Take care of your colon and your colon will take care of you!

Gut Health

Cleanse the Natural Way

If you suffer from constipation, a colon cleanse can be the best way to regain regular bowel movements and restore your colon’s health. There are several ways to naturally cleanse the colon and to get things moving. Include each into your lifestyle to keep your colon healthy and happy …

  1. Add fiber to your diet. A diet high in fiber (up to 40 grams a day, both soluble and insoluble), slows the emptying time of the stomach and moves feces through the intestines quicker by bulking it up. A good rule of thumb is to add fibrous foods into each meal, such as: oatmeal for breakfast, lentils in your raw salad for lunch, berries for snacks, and a big stir fry vegetable bowl for dinner. Adding fiber to your diet is especially useful in providing a feeling of fullness and decreased appetite, which can also result in beneficial weight loss.
  2. Watch your diet. Eliminate all things contributing to the problem, such as: processed foods, sugar, white flour, alcohol and caffeine, food additives, colorings and preservatives, fruit and vegetables treated with pesticides, and most dairy.
  3. Hydrate. It is essential to drink 8-10 glasses of pure, filtered water each day. Drinking 3 glasses of water before breakfast will help to really get things moving early.
  4. Get moving. Exercise speeds up bowel action and encourages healthy elimination. And it doesn’t have to be strenuous exercise. Just get moving, such as walking, to get things moving.
  5. Colon Detox. Detoxing your colon regularly will do wonders to your health. And, while colon cleansing is not a weight-loss procedure, dropping weight is often a welcomed side effect! Popular colon flushes include: colonics with water, juice cleanses and natural colon cleansing supplements. Colon cleanses wash out toxins and waste material that have become trapped in your colon.