Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Improving Digestive and Intestinal Health

When conferring with eastern medicinal beliefs; one would find a strong belief that all good health stems from the intestine. As western thinking beings, most Americans do not care for their intestine correctly or flat out abuse it!

Americans eat, on average, 150 lbs. of sugar a year (each person). Look at a pound of hamburger and you will get a devastating view of how much sugar that means! Eating a diet high in sugar and low in fiber is a disastrous combination for our intestines. The intestine is responsible for three things: digestion, absorption & elimination. Our stomach is just the forerunner to the digestive process; it softens things up, mixes it up with bile and sends it on it's way. The small intestine's job is to fully digest and absorb all the needed vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients our bodies need. This activity usually takes 3 to 10 hours to complete. Then the food is passed on to the large intestine or colon. The colon wrings out all the remaining nutrients, especially the B vitamins, absorbs the water, and eliminates the waste.

When we eat a diet high in sugar and low in fiber this process does not work properly. Instead we are often left with pockets of rotting, decaying food that is a perfect breeding ground for parasites. 85% of all Americans have some sort of parasite (an alarming number, you would think would come out of a third world country). Parasites gobble up the good nutrients, make digestions slow and incomplete, feed off of healthy bacteria, and excrete toxins that leave you feeling sick.

There is a strong link between an unhealthy colon and many illnesses: cancer, diabetes, diverticulitis, yeast overgrowth, and many more. One of the most important things you can do to improve your intestinal health is to cleanse. There are many supplements you can purchase to help you in your cleansing process; my favorite is the combination of colon booster, para cleanse, and indigest free. There are many cleansing products available so you can pick what works best for you. A slower, 30 day cleanse will work very effectively and with fewer side effects (extreme diarrhea, fatigue, stomach cramping, & bloating) than a week long cleanse (you should just take off work if you are going that route). Some important things to remember when cleansing - drink lots and lots of water!, more than the 8 glasses a day, make sure your food is high in nutrient value, and get lots of sleep. You will be amazed at what will come out of you (if you have the stomach to look).

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