Alkaline Foods and Colon Cleanse
For the average person, the recommended daily allowance of fiber is 30 grams. Unfortunately, many people do not get this amount of fiber due to the lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet.
If you’re looking at how to swap out animal based products for plant based products, we have a few suggestions on how you can work towards stopping eating meat and go plant based in as little as 4 weeks.
The Benefits of a Colon Cleanse
The ancient Egyptians believed that the gut is the river of life and death. What this means is that a healthy digestive system is paramount for personal health.
Natural fibers are essential for healthy colon function. Unfortunately, some people experience gut conditions like indigestion, reflux, bloating, IBS, constipation or have been diagnosed with a disease. Disease means that there is Dis-ease in the body which is a warning sign that something needs to change.
These conditions are caused by a build-up of toxins including herbicides, pesticides, and heavy metals. If these toxins are not eliminated from the colon, even if you are planning a diet change, it may result in a variety of health problems.
It is the colon’s primarily function to extract the healthy nutrients, salt and water from fecal matters and expel waste. You need to ensure that it’s eliminating the toxins when you expel the fecal matter – go for a poo. A colon cleanse is an essential part of the detoxification process and will help with maintaining good overall health and wellness.
A healthy digestive system will reverse most symptoms of poor health and improve overall health. If you want to experience more mental clarity, healthy weight management, more energy and vitality, clearer skin and eyes, then a healthy gut is a great place to start.
How a colon cleanse helps the digestive system
It all starts with what you put into your mouth and how well you chew your food. Remember, digestion starts in the mouth before you even swallow. Chewing is the mechanical part of the process.
Make sure that you chew your food thoroughly before swallowing. It is even recommend that you chew while drinking juice as a part of a juice fast. This will improve the digestion of your food in your small and large intestines improving the absorption of nutrients.
The smaller the food particles are, the easier it is for food to be absorbed through the intestinal lining.
If you aren’t chewing your food properly, this may be one of the reasons for ill gut health. Making sure that you chew your food into a pulp will ensure that your food is easier to digest. Once the food gets to the gut, a chemical process starts to take place transforming the food into a molecular structure which helps the body to extract as much nutritional value as possible.
Whatever the body does not need will be eradicated through a bowel movement. If you are having difficulty having regular bowel movements, this is a good indication that you need to clean your colon. If you experience constipation or are struggling to defecate, you may be poisoning your body.
This could be very harmful and cause autointoxication.
Why you should consider a colon cleanse
We highly recommend doing a colon cleanse and fast for a few days to help clean your digestive system. Particularly if you are planning to make any significant diet changes.
Using a colon cleanse mixture with a Bentonite Clay will help remove toxins, residues from highly processed foods and preservatives, heavy metals, and some meat plaque from your system. It will help the intestines to loosen built-up plaque and undigested foods, improving your transit time. Transit time is the length of time that it takes for the body to process and expel the food that’s been consumed.
A Bentonite Clay and Psyllium Husk mixture is a very effective, and easy way to clean your digestive system. As a natural approach to gut health, this is less invasive and has a much lower impact on the system than herbal diet teas.
Many of these diet teas do work, but they also strip the body of a lot of bacteria and nutrients that it needs. Add to that the severe dehydration that can be encountered, it’s not our preferred option when there is a less aggressive approach.
Adding Chia Seeds and Buckwheat (not Buckwheat flour, but whole Buckwheat) to a colon cleanse routine helps to provide more fiber and goods fats to help with the digestive process. The important thing to keep in mind that as the Bentonite Clay acts as a drawing agent, it will pull nutrients out as well.
This is why it is not a good idea to have it in food as it loads up with the minerals and nutrients from the food, and carries them straight out of the body through bowel movements when they occur.
Detoxification as a part of the coloninc cleansing process improves the absorption of nutrients through the small intestinal lining. When you clean the gut of toxic waste and impurities, the body will find it easier to receive the nutrients that were being blocked by the layer of plaque in the intestinal lining.
Think of a colon cleanse like hygiene care for your insides. During a colon cleanse, you will find the main organs like the lungs, lymph glands, skin, liver, kidneys, and pancreas etc. will also be detoxing. The digestive system is largely responsible for detoxifying the body because this is one of the primary methods the body uses to expel the waste. The four methods for detoxificationand purging waste are:
- Urination, and
How a colon cleanse supports a healthy immune system
If you have a compromised digestive system and are experiencing symptoms like IBS, leaky gut, reflux or gastro, you may need a reset with a colon cleanse and a period of fasting.
An unhealthy gut creates an optimal environment for parasites to thrive. These evil little critters will deplete the body of the nutrients it craves and leaves the body feeling drained and fatigued.
This is a result of the immune system being impacted because the body can’t get the nutrients it needs. Doing regular a colon cleanses and fasting for a dedicated period, will by killing and or removing parasites from the body.
The immune system and intestinal lining will benefit from a colon cleanse and fast which has flow-on effects and improves general health as well.
Other benefits of a colon cleanse are:
- Feeling more energetic
- Reduced food cravings
- Reduce body odor like bad breath
- Reduce flatulence and gas
- Reduced body weight
- Reduce mucus build up or whitening of the tongue
- Improves the body’s ability to fight disease through purging
- Clearer skin complexion, and
- Clearer whites of the eyes
Other options to support an effective colon cleanse
Where you have had years of eating the kind of foods that have caused plaque to build up in your system, you may need some assistance. A colon cleanse with the support of a colonic irrigation, or colon hydrotherapy, can help to get a lot of the trapped matter out of your system.
The intestine is not a flat tube, it has what might be easier to picture as ridges, which can become pockets where things get trapped.
Plaque can build up in these pockets, which result in blockages, gastric or abdominal pain in severe cases, poor gut health, and the beginning of a lot of complicated problems. Colon hydrotherapy, as a complementary part of your colon cleanse routine can dramatically speed up the process, and deliver what can feel like instant results.
A regular protocol of a colon cleanse followed by a fast will reverse the symptoms of an unhealthy gut. It’s important to make sure that gut health is a priority to prevent serious illnesses.
By detoxifying the body you will eliminate bad bacteria, toxins, heavy metals and parasites. You will experience more energy, mental clarity, enhanced libido, looking and feeling good. Having a healthy gut will improve your entire lifestyle.
Preparing for your colon cleanse
Preparing for a colon cleanse can be done in stages. The easiest of which is through a progressive diet change. Doing a 30 day mild colon cleanse using a colon cleans mix will help to get the body moving in a way that is not going to be a huge shock to the system.
If you are in need of speeding things up (for various reasons), you could do a 4 day colon cleanse, which would be best done under supervision. After that, the next stage is to move on to a fast. Either juice or water.
A 30 day juice fast will help with a range of things as a part of your colon cleanse regime. The right blend of fruits and vegetables can bring both tasty pops of flavor, and a whole range of benefits to your health.
How a Healthier Gut makes a Healthier You
- What is detoxification?
- How does a detox work?
- What is the best detox?
- What is the quickest detox?
- Why am I struggling to lose weight?
- What is the best Weight Loss detox?
- What is the best colon cleanse detox?
- What is the safest liver cleanse detox?
- What is detoxification good for?
- What are some detox side effects?
- What is a detox diet?
- How can I stop eating sugar?
- What can I eat on a colon cleanse diet?
- Does a colon cleanse help improve the results of an alkaline diet?
- Is it safe to use Bentonite Clay for colon cleansing?
- How does a Bentonite Clay detox work?
In answering these questions we ask that you please note that we can not possibly take into consideration every specific individual’s health and particular circumstances. It is strongly advised that you seek advice from your physician before undertaking any particular regime.
These articles explore a range of different approaches to cleansing methodologies and looking at the topic of ‘What is Detoxification?’ and some of the benefits that you could reasonably expect from a detox. Personally, we have found that a regular detoxification through various diets affords us benefits such as:
- Better energy levels
- Better quality sleep
- Weight loss, and
- Improved clarity and focus.
We hope that you find similar positive results that complement your desired outcomes.
The Healthier Gut series of articles is also intended to provide you with information that is collectively focused on a range of aspects within healing.
These include topics that are by means of the collective approach to wellness related to emotional health, mental health, positive mindset, nutritional healing, and wellness to name a few. Strange as this may seem to some, the alkalizing of your thoughts and emotions is just as important as the alkalizing of your body.
Here we will delve into a number of different concepts surrounding natural healing and the various benefits that you may find when applying them.
Complementary Approaches to a Healthier Gut
Personally, I have found that relying on natural healing approaches help me feel less contaminated by chemicals and other substances, at peace with my body, and mentally and spiritually clearer.
The Healthier Gut series of articles also explores related topics such as:
- Can acupuncture help me detox?
- What is salt room therapy?
- Can your body heal with food?
- What do I need to know about chemicals in personal care products?
- What is an alkaline diet?
- Will quitting smoking improve my health?
- What foods help to alkalize your body?
- What is the safest liver cleanse detox?
- What is detoxification good for?
- Is there a connection between food and depression?
- Are there dangerous chemicals in tap water?
- Are there really plastics in food?
- Do breathing exercises help with stress?
- Is meditation good for improving sleeping?
- What are high vibrational foods?
- Are mushrooms good for you?
If you are seeking specific medical advice then we encourage you to seek support from a professional you trust. The information provided here has not taken your specific circumstances into consideration, and is therefore general in nature and provided for informative purposes only.
Personally, we have experienced the following benefits from applying what we have shared with you in our day to day lives, including:
- Improved stamina
- More clarity and mental focus
- Healthier weight management, and
- Increased levels of happiness and contentment.
We hope that you find the natural healing outcomes you desire for yourself through what we have shared here build towards a healthier gut.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his or her patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”Thomas A. Edison
In line with the words of Edison, we are beginning to see the impacts of poor diet choices. The connections between fast food and health problems are becoming more and more obvious. Taking the time to learn more about your food and what nutritional value it bring you could be what saves your life.
Healthy Gut Food Choices
When working towards a diet that is more effective at supporting a healthy gut it can be challenging to come up with tasty meal ideas. Maybe a few of the tips on our Recipes page will help you? We’ve got a selection of tasty treats that are simple to make, like our Avocado Chocolate Pudding, and our popular Guacamole.
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