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2008

Colon Health and Cleansing

Colon Health is the Key

Aside from the benefits that fiber provides for your colon, it may also promote cholesterol health. Taking products and foods that have high amounts of fiber is a great start in cleaning the colon and can act as a real good cleanser.

Colon health is becoming exceedingly important; colon related diseases are some of the most prevalent diseases among Americans today. Colon health is dependent on the maintenance of beneficial intestinal bacteria and proper elimination. Colon therapy is a form of healthcare that in theory restores the function of the colon. Colon therapy refers to flushing water through the entire length of the colonor large intestine.

The therapy exercises colon muscles and helps reshape the colon and stimulates reflex points in the colon that relate to other body organs (similar to reflexology). A colon therapy session (colonics, colon hydrotherapy or high colonic as they are sometimes referred to) is used for cleansing, however there are many other benefits. And based on the type of high fat/low fiber diet contemporary Americans, (Heartlanders included,) typically follow, there seems no time more than the present that colonic therapy might be appropriate. Proper colon health is a very important part of a healthy body.

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Diet

Where food is concerned, the typical western diet is loaded with pesticides, has been treated with artificial fertilizer and contains artificial preservatives. Conventional diets comprised of refined, processed foods, high in saturated fats, and low in fiber contribute to many problems associated with the large intestine. When the colon is packed with accumulated, hardened feces due to a poor diet, constipation, or some other gastrointestinal problem, waste can build up.

There are several general causes for this waste buildup to occur: Bad Dietary Habits: eating low fiber, high-fat foods; eating too much or too quickly; poor food combinations (eating foods that need combining digestive enzymes, like the classic American meat and potatoes dinner, so some of it sits and begins to decompose); and/or drinking large quantities of liquids at meals that dilute digestive enzymes. Most conventional doctors do agree, however, that avoiding red meat and other fatty foods, and eating a healthy, high-fiber diet, is the best way to keep the colon healthy.

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Benefits

The practice of cleansing ones colon (lower bowel) is by no means, a new idea, and when you discover some of its many benefits, you may be encouraged to pursue this further. A problem with faecal matter is that it can become backed up in the colon, so keeping the colon cleansed is a major part of keeping it healthy, and gaining the benefits of a healthy colon for the rest of the body. Colon therapy offers many health benefits including detoxification, cleansing of the bloodstream and the stimulation of internal organs. Additional benefits can often be observed throughout the body in the form of clearer skin, more energy and mental clarity, fewer headaches, with circulatory, immune and weight problems often improving, amongst many other positive side effects.

Weight

Difficulties controlling weight may be due to the excess garbage piled up in the colon. Did you know you can actually control or lose weight by removing the toxic build-up from your colon. it is interesting to note that many people who complete a series of colon hydrotherapy sessions, often report significant weight losses. Because you are used to carrying about the waste in your bowels, using a colon cleansing agent will get rid of the faeces impacted in the bowel hence, also getting rid of the excess weight that comes with the faeces. Along with weight reduction and folic acid supplementation, a good intake of dietary fiber is also essential.

Fiber

Fiber received little respect until the 1970’s when evidence began to emerge documenting its nutritional value. Fiber will increase the volume of stools, thereby increasing the frequency of evacuation. Aside from the benefits that fiber provides for your colon, it may also promote cholesterol health. Taking products and foods that have high amounts of fiber is a great start in cleaning the colon and can act as a real good cleanser. If the bowel is basically normal, dietary fiber increases the bulk of the stool, softens it, and speeds transit time.

Colon health is important and diet, fat consumption and fiber content can all impact the health of the colon. Good colon health is as much a function of the quality of food we eat, as it is our elimination status. It is believed that colon therapy can relieve a score of symptoms from gas, bloating, and constipation to depression, insomnia, and headaches. In practice, the herbal colon therapy has proved to be almost a specific for spastic colitis.

Colon Health is the Key to a Long, Happy, Disease-free Life
Colon health is important and diet, fat consumption and fiber content can all impact the health of the colon. Good colon health is as much a function of the quality of food we eat, as it is our elimination status.

   By Paul Rodgers
Published: 7/29/2008

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