Good Morning World….
My last blog was on 1-29-15. I do want to apologize for not keeping up with the postings. My year so far has had some major turns and twists. I want to thank everyone for their love and support during this time in my life.
So, I am way behind on my weekly posting. I am going to try to catch up on the promise of posting. I have only done 3 of 30!! Boy, do I have some work to do…..
One of my favorite subject is the Bowels. One of the first thing that I ask is how often are you having a bowel movement? What does it look like? What is the consistency? Is there a strong smell?
Studies have found that 70% to 75% of our immune system is in the guts. So, it is so important to make sure that you are having at least 2 nice bowel movements daily. The average person in the USA has a bowel movement every 3 to 7 days. This is crazy!!! Think about all of the wonderful stuff you put in your mouth daily? If you are not eliminating everyday then all that useless fecal matter is just sitting in your colon causing havoc with your body.
The following information was from Dominica News Online Healthy Living Wellness Center – Monday, July 29th, 2013 at 1:58 PM
The colon or large intestine is a storage tube inside the abdomen, joining the end of the small intestine. It is a refuge storage place of the human body. The colon is about 5 feet long and 2 inches in diameter. The primary function of the colon is to absorb water, minerals, electrolytes, and vitamins from the digested food material. Also to prepare and store fecal matter prior to its evacuation. The colon also receives metabolic wastes and toxins from the circulatory system. The colon is also one of the main organs of elimination. Through digestion, much of the waste and unwanted products are transported to the colon for expulsion from the body. The colon plays an important role in the digestive process since the final stage of digestion occurs in the colon through the activity of bacteria that inhabit the lumen.
The digestive system contains both friendly and unfriendly bacteria. The friendly bacteria, also known as probiotic or micro flora helps you to breakdown and absorb food you eat. They also prevent the “unfriendly” bacteria from attaching themselves to your system, causing illness. Friendly bacteria help neutralize carcinogenic substances and suppress the growth of tumors in your intestine. They also stimulate your body’s vital immune system by increasing production of immune boosting substances like immunoglobin antibodies.
One’s gastrointestinal tract should ideally contain 85 percent friendly microbes and 15 percent unfriendly bacteria. Unfortunately for most people these numbers are reversed. Friendly bacteria are destroyed by antibiotics, processed foods, alcohol, sugar, chlorinated water, steroids, sodas, birth control pills, low fiber foods among other things. When friendly bacteria get destroyed, the number of harmful bacteria increases. These harmful bacteria, viruses and other pathogens multiply and cause other illnesses and disease. When these harmful bacteria get a foothold in your colon and intestines, fecal matter builds up, viruses thrive, and you become sick.
The digestive system is responsible for delivering critically important vitamins and nutrients to your system. An encrusted, unclean colon blocks your body from absorbing the vitamins and minerals from your food. Despite how healthy one’s diet is, if your vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are not successfully absorbed, you will get sick. If your digestive system isn’t working 100 percent then your organs, blood cells nerves and muscles are not receiving 100 percent of the nutrition they need to function properly. A poorly functioning digestive system is the secret cause of many chronic illnesses.
In order to keep your colon healthy you should do the following:
You should take pre and probiotics, digestive enzymes, a healthy diet with sufficient intake of water and food supplements and exercise are also very important in maintaining good health. Exercise may be described as any activity requiring physical effort, carried out especially to sustain or improve health and fitness. Exercise such as brisk walking and swimming help in improving and maintaining good health. Remember that anytime you increase your fiber intake you need to increase your water intake as well. If you do not, then you will get the opposite results “constipation”! I personally believe that everyone should take probiotics and digestive enzymes daily. Especially, if you have had your gallbladder removed.
And of course, you know that I am a strong supporter of Colonics!! I personally believe that everyone should have at least 2 Colonic yearly…one every 6 months. Most of you know that you need more than 2. You can tell the difference after one colonic in your body. Your bowel movements should never smell like you have something dead living inside of you. If it does you are too acidic and probably eating all the things that you should not….so please take probiotics and a whole digestive enzyme daily.
Please do not ignore your bowel movements. They do tell you what is going on in your system. Let’s us change the way we all think of our bowel movements!
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