about bowel cleansing
Learn about bowel cleansing and colon detoxification. Discover the factors that contribute to bowel problems, the elements that comprise an effective bowel cleansing program, effective herbs for body detoxification, and fiber that is not only a great constipation remedy, but effectively draws out old, decaying matter from the colon.
Bowel cleansing and colon detoxification are topics that might be uncomfortable for some individuals, yet this is an area that has serious implications for maintaining one’s wellness and health. Some doctors and authors have claimed that a healthy colon is the foundation for health in the human body and we agree. The foods we eat provide the fuel our bodies depend on; the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates and fats in the food we eat keep us functioning and all of these nutrients enter our our bodies through our intestines. Unfortunately, some of these vital foods contain toxins.
How do we know there are pollutants in our food and water? We know this because the government has published “acceptable” levels of these toxins; it feels that it’s OK for Americans to ingest these levels of pollutants in the foods we eat. There are pollutants generated by industry such as PCBs, there’s agricultural pollutants, insecticides and pesticides. Then of course there’s water. Chlorination, the most common method of destroying bacteria in water, produces carcinogenic substances including dioxin.
If you have doubts about the importance of bowel cleansing, consider that Americans have the greatest occurrence of colon disease and cancer in the world. Isn’t it about time we start paying attention to the several feet of intestines within us.click here to learn about internal cleansing
There are a variety of factors that contribute to bowel disease and bowel problems. Some of these factors include: not eating enough raw foods; constipation; ingesting harmful substances such as caffeine, alcohol, and refined sugar; inadequate digestive acids and enzymes; human parasite infection; over-growth of Candida; and food allergies.
If you are skeptical as to how these contributing factors (above) can damage the bowel, take a look at the following evidence that clearly indicates we need to make colon health and bowel cleansing a priority in our lives:
• Colon cancer is responsible for more deaths in America than prostate cancer and breast cancer
• Most Americans will eventually suffer from diverticulosis or diverticuli
• More than 100,000 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed in American this year
• Some experts estimate that 50% of Americans have polyps in their colons, most of which eventually turn malignant
• Americans have up to ten pounds of impacted fecal matter stored in their bowels
• About 10% of Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome
• More than 600,000 Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease
• About 4 million Americans suffer from constipation or bowel movement fewer than three times per week; this accounts for over 2 million doctor visits per year
bowel cleansing & pure water
Drink Pure Water – Drinking clean water helps to flush impurities and toxins from our bodies. However, many experts agree that the water coming out of your tap is not safe to drink. It contains chlorine, fluoride that is derived from aluminum, PCBs, pollutants from industry and agriculture, and pesticides. So what type of water is safe to drink?
Distilled water and reverse osmosis water are excellent. Distilled water is absolutely pure and may be the best for detoxification and healing. This type of water attracts impurities and flushes them from your body. You can purchase distilled water at the grocery store, or you can buy a water distiller and make your own. We would caution that you take a good multi-mineral supplement if you regularly drink this water since vital minerals can also be flushed from your body as well.
With reverse osmosis, water is forced through a membrane that has very small holes. Clean water passes through and impurities that are too big to pass through the membrane are left behind and flushed away. It successfully filters out most heavy metal contaminants, however it wastes several gallons of tap water for every gallon that it filters.click here to learn more about bowel cleansing
fresh vegetable juice
Fresh vegetable juice or juice fasting can be an integral part of your body detoxification program. When you drink vegetable juice, it detoxifies your body by stimulating organs that perform elimination. These organs include your liver, kidneys, gall bladder, and intestines.
Aside from having your organs eliminate more waste, fresh vegetable juice is highly alkaline for the body and this creates an environment in your system that is antagonistic to disease. Moreover, fresh juice improves phagocytosis, which is the process in which your white blood cells remove harmful pathogens (including cancer cells) from your blood. Indeed, some well known cancer clinics have their patients drink several quarts of fresh vegetable juice each day and the American Cancer Society recommends drinking vegetable juice as well.click here to learn how toxins cause allergies
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vegan & raw food
Why have over 10 million Americans become vegetarians? The following facts may disturb you, but they come from reliable sources:
• One cubic inch of US inspected beef contains more than 1,000 parasite larva
• Chicken, ounce for ounce, contains the same amount of cholesterol as beef and causes more food poisoning than any other type of meat
• According to a respected television news source, 2/3 of the fresh fish tested from various sources had toxic levels of bacteria, PCBs, and mercury
• The University of Connecticut Medical School reported that women with breast cancer had more than double the usual amount of PCBs in their bodies and they blamed fish, dairy, and animal fat as the cause
Aside from the above facts that highlight the dangers of ingesting animal flesh, consider that medical studies have found vegetarians to be healthier than meat-eating Americans. They have a lower incidence of disease, they require less doctor visits, and they live longer lives! A strong argument for trying a vegan diet.
the most effective fiber for bowel cleansing
Our intestines are exposed to a multitude of harmful substances, including antibiotics, protozoal parasites, food-borne transmission of parasitic and bacterial organisms, and processed foods containing refined sugars. So how do we go about choosing detoxification products that will facilitate natural cleansing and detoxification?
There are detoxification products that contain special types of fiber that help draw out old fecal matter from your bowel as effectively as a powerful vacuum. Psyllium seed and husk is a highly recommended fiber that will perform this bowel cleansing function. It can potentially bind 40 times its own weight in toxic material and draw it out of the colon. Citrus pectin is another effective fiber choice which can nourish the colon and improve bowel mucosal structure.
Upon visiting a respected alternative physician for a leaky gut condition, this author was instructed to take an intestinal cleanser called “Springreen No. 79” for a period of one month. The doctor warned that there would be evacuations of large, old, discolored, fecal strings and stools and that was a normal part of the colon detoxification process. This author experienced exactly what his physician explained and it was no cause for alarm.
One exciting benefit derived after taking the Springreen was considerable weight loss, presumably from eliminating the old, stored fecal matter. After our positive experience, we would recommend Springreen intestinal cleanser to anyone wishing to undertake a through bowel cleanse. However, we believe it can only be ordered for you through your alternative health practitioner.
herbs for bowel and body detoxification
A combination of botanicals, fiber (as discussed above), and probiotics are the usual components of effective bowel cleansing products and packages. In this section we will discuss herbs that help cleanse the gastro-intestinal system and heal the body. They include: butternut, ginger, cayenne pepper, capsicum, senna, glycyrrhizin (a licorice component), licorice, rhubarb, cascada sagrada, and garlic bulb.
Butternut – Effective against different types of fungi, including highly resistant strains.
Ginger - Effective against different types of fungi, including highly resistant strains.
Cayenne Pepper – A strong antifungal and particularly effective against candida.
Capsicum - Used as a digestive aid to ease intestinal inflammation, stimulate protective mucus membranes of the stomach, and also relieve pain caused by ulcers.
Senna – Helps to control constipation. Also exhibits antifungal and antimicrobial effects.
Licorice – Demonstrated ability to inhibit E. Coli.
Rhubarb – Inhibits candida and E. Coli as well as some intestinal bacteria (bacteroides fragilis)
Glycyrrhizin – May reduce susceptibility to Candida albicans.
Cascada Sagrada – Effectively combined with fiber to help the intestinal tract function optimally. Contains laxative properties which make it useful for individuals who suffer from constipation.
Garlic Bulb – Alliin is the sulfur-containing compound in garlic that has anti-microbial, anti-oxidative properties. It is effective against a variety of fungal organisms. Garlic’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties are well documented.