When talking about health, let us not forget to keep our colon healthy. An unhealthy colon can cause constipation which happens when material waste moves slowly through the large bowel, resulting in painful and/or infrequent elimination.
Constipation can lead to many different ailments, including Diverticulitis, appendicitis, body odor, bad breath, coated tongue, fatigue, obesity, depression, gas, hernia, headaches, hemorrhoids, indigestion, insomnia, malabsorption syndrome, varicose veins, and may even be involved in the development as bowel cancer.
To avoid the following diseases, let us help you to keep your colon healthy.
7 Ways to Keep Your Colon Healthy
1. Keep Your Colon Clean
For a person used to 3-meals a day, consuming the SAD (Standard Australian Diet), could have as many as 8 undigested meals and toxic wastes in their colon at a given time. The average person would be shocked to know that at any one time, they can be carrying between 5 and 15 kilos of putrefied fecal matter, undigested food remnants, dead microorganisms, fermentation byproducts, slime, and other materials in their colon.
These toxic materials are absorbed into the blood stream and are deposited in tissues throughout the body. These toxins, as they accumulate in the tissues, interfere with normal cellular metabolism, and cause degenerative changes.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a gentle, natural, safe and effective method of removing toxins and wastes from the large intestine through the infusion of temperature regulated and filtered water. A few sessions will gradually restore bowel movement and improve your whole immune system.
You will feel more energetic, have better sleep, clearer skin, and most importantly, make your colon healthy. It also boosts slow metabolism, helping you lose weight.
2. Eat Foods High in Fiber
High fiber diet assists in digestive and colon health. Fiber acts like a broom in the colon, cleaning toxic debris outside the body. For a healthier meal, add more fresh raw fruits and/or vegetables, beans, legumes, and brown rice.
3. Have a Regular Bowel Routine
If it is time to go, then it is time to go. Go to the toilet at similar times every day. The body is in a cleansing mode in the morning. Take your time, gently squeezing from time to time. Spend at least 10 minutes if you need to and in time, peristalsis will occur helping to remove gas and waste out.
4. Make Sure to keep Probiotic Levels High
Take Probiotics every day to help improve and maintain normal digestive function. Our body needs sufficient probiotics to maintain an 85% population of good bacteria in the gut. Unfriendly bacteria should never be allowed to reach 15%.
Caffeine, Antibiotics, the pill, and poor diet destroy good bacteria causing overpopulation of bad bacteria in the body. This causes gas, bloating, constipation, skin problems, and many more.
5. Drink Plenty of Water, Fruits, and Vegetable Juices
Our body is comprised of approximately 70% liquid, which is constantly in and out, and must be replaced for the body to function properly. Liquid is important, especially in digestion. Many experience very hard and dry stools because of inadequate liquid intake.
Drink at least 2 litres of water daily. Fresh juice and/or green smoothies give our body a boost of nutrients that are quickly absorbed aiding in digestion and the colon’s ability to function properly.
Make sure to find the right juicer that will suit your needs.
6. Reduce and Avoid Stress
Never forget to take time to relax to remove stress from your body as this also affects your body. Relax in a hot bath, enjoy a massage, read a book, look at the ocean, go hiking, meditate and be thankful for the good things in your life.
7. Squeeze in at least 15-30 min of exercise daily
Do exercise that works the abs; for example, walking, jogging, and cycling help improve muscle tone in the bowel.
Now You Know How to Keep Your Colon Healthy
The colon is one of the most taken for granted organ in our body. With the many ailments an unhealthy colon lead to, let us make sure to keep our colon healthy.