I have heard to help lose weight one should do a colon cleanse to get rid of toxins. I just want to know what I can do with out spending lots of money.
I love questions like this. There are hundreds of books out there that say something like “death begins in the colon” and “cleanse the toxins” and other rubbish.
While there is truth to poor diets causing ill health (Americans eat a lot of fat and have a very high incidence of colon cancer), there’s a lot of myths too.
Fiber is the key. Instead of looking for miracle cures, adapt a healthy lifestyle. Eat whole-fiber, low fat foods and read labels. (While you’re at it, cut down on the salt too). Just reaching the FDA’s recommended allowance of fiber daily can be a challenge. (No more fast food!) Also, drink plenty of water. You can’t flush out the bad if it’s stuck like a rock inside of you. (Constipation hurts). Finally, exercise. Along with all the other health benefits (and burning calories, duh) regular exercise will promote peristalsis (the regular movement of stuff through your insides).
Seriously though, it takes some work to keep yourself healthy. Keep at it. And please stay away from people who are going to shove stuff where it doesn’t belong and “flush you out”. That’s really not good for you. Also, stay away from laxatives unless your doctor suggests it. They can have very bad side effects.
Just eat right and exercise.
Footnote: Enemas and Go-Lytly are not good! You can severely imbalance your sodium and postassium levels! (read: heart failure) Don’t stick things up there unless a doctor (a real doctor) tells you to!
Whole Wheat is supposed to be high fiber good for constipation but wheat produces lot of heat. How come?
I have always heard that wheat produces lot of heat hence should be avoided during summer coz it may aggravate piles , constipation etc But its also mentioned that Whole wheat has lot of fiber and hence is good for constipation. How come?
The health benefits of wheat depend entirely on the form in which you eat it. If you select 100% whole wheat products, however, the bran and the germ of the wheat will remain in your meals, and the health benefits will be impressive! Our food ranking qualified whole wheat (in its original non-enriched form) as a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese, and as a good source of magnesium.
The many benefits of whole wheat products are being recognized more and more by consumers.
Women Who Eat Whole Grains Weigh Less
Whole Grains Reduce Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
Whole Grains Substantially Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Whole Wheat's Betaine Lessens Chronic Inflammation
Whole Grains Help Prevent Gallstones
Whole Wheat Gets You Going
Whole Wheat Promotes Women's Health and Gastrointestinal Health
Cereal and Fruit Fiber Protective against Postmenopausal Breast Cancer
There are number of other benefits too.
Here what type of heat ,do you mean ? In short it does not cause any adverse heat, but do produces heat to maintain basic functions of life .
And what is means by How come?.
How long Will This Take?
Getting food from our mouths to our stomach, digesting it and then emptying our colon is something we humans spend a lot of time doing. When we suffer from constipation that whole process can seem like an eternity. Have you ever wondered how long the whole process takes?
Since we eat different foods at different times and come in all shapes and sizes, the average transit times (like commuting to and from work!) are only estimates scientists have reached, when studying digestion.
The estimates are that it takes about 21/2 to 3 hours for the stomach to be at least 50% emptied, with total emptying times about 4-5 hours. Then there is the small intestine transit time of another 2-3 hours, with colon transit times between 30 and 40 minutes.
It would be impossible to get exact transit times because food doesnât move through the digestive process all together. Foods donât always get processed in the same order as they came in- some of the food from the same meal will be in the colon, while another portion remains in the stomach.
A meal is a mixture of several types of chemicals and materials. Itâs a miracle the body knows what to do with everything, but it does. Sometimes the choices we make will effect the transit time unpleasantly, and that can mean problems with constipation. One of the best foods to get the journey back on track is fruit. Enjoying at least two fruits a day can keep the transit police happy. (Is that the sound of happy peopleâs toiletâs flushing?)
Top Ten Fruits
Fruits are made by nature- a perfect food. They are easy to digest and absorb. Fruits are your colonâs friends. If you ever suffer from constipation, youâll want to reach for fresh fruit. Hereâs a look at the top ten fruits that help improve constipation.
Fruits offer many health benefits, including providing vitamins and nutrients, but this list have added benefits for sluggish bowels. Can you guess what these fruits pack a punch with? Did you answer fiber? Thought so!
These fruits are packed full of fiber. Letâs take dried figs. 5 figs will supply 237 calories, with 8.5 grams of fiber for every 100 of those calories. One cup of raspberries, at 60 calories will help get things moving with 8 grams of fiber.
Most of us have already been told how fiber is so good for us. Itâs great to know that you donât have to down bowl after bowl of bran to get rid of constipation. In fact, if you arenât used to a lot of fiber in the diet, it can make you feel bloated, gassy and more uncomfortable than being constipated did in the first place.
More Fruits to the Rescue
Donât worry if the fiber-rich fruits on the top ten lists donât appeal to you. Most fruits are naturals at gently relieving constipation. Hereâs a list of other fruits you might want to add to your diet:
The combination of fiber (which is usually provided by the skin, so donât peel that apple!) and sugars that are harder for the body to digest, makes fruits a good bet for clearing bouts of constipation. Since the body canât break down the sugar, it pushes it out. You might say that fruit are natureâs laxative. They also act as toners to the stomach and intestines.
Other Transit tips
Need some other suggestions to get traffic flowing again? First of all, if youâve suffered from constipation for a while and it doesnât seem to be getting better, it may be something more than just a nuisance. Itâs wise to have it checked out by your physician. Here are some other tips for relieving constipation:
- Itâs not only what you eat; itâs how you are eating. Be sure that you are not rushing to eat meals and eating at odd times. Make sure you chew your food. Digestion starts in the mouth. Saliva has enzymes that work chemically on your food before you even swallow. Each mouthful should be chewed at least 15 times.
- Stay away from foods that contain white flour and sugar.
- Drink lots of water- just not with your meals, as it dilutes gastric juices needed for digestion. A cup of hot water with some lemon can help with constipation.
Youâll find that making a conscious effort to add fruits to your diet will make a lasting difference in helping you avoid constipation.
The Colon Cleansing & Constipation Resource Center
I have conflicting information as to how many bowl movements is good or normal. What is the normal amount for a person with a healthy cleansed colon or is on a regular colon cleanse regiment?
Please site your source for the answer to this question. Thanks!
It’s basically impossible to predict. Many of these ‘cleansing’ procedures are not particularly healthy – in addition to having no actual health benefits. For some people it is normal to have a bowel movement only two times a week, for others, daily. Either is completely normal, and there’s nothing pathological about either.
Many ‘cleansing’ regimens severely disrupt the internal flora and absorption processes of the GI tract. This can result in a slowing of bowel movements and constipation all the way to constant runny diarrhea. That’s of course for those regimens that actually do anything to the GI system at all.
Basically, it’s impossible to gauge health or normalcy from bowel movements. There’s a huge range, and despite what the charming evangelist selling laxatives on the TV at night says, you can’t claim any particular number as what everyone should be having. It’s not very productive to focus a lot of energy on this, as the medical data is quite clear about the above.
The colon’s main function is to expel waste and toxins from the body. When not working properly, these toxins can build up, often causing ailments such as constipation, cramping, bloating, gas, headaches, irritability, stress, fatigue, acne, the inability to process nutrients and much more. Colon cleansing is a simple and effective way to purify the colon and help get to the root of these symptoms and prevent them even before they start!
So, what exactly causes an unhealthy colon? A poor diet is the leading contributor to toxic buildup within the body. Fast foods and most commercially grown fruits and vegetables contain harmful toxins that can often become trapped in your body. Another cause is old and hardened fecal matter that can actually begin to line the intestinal walls if not expelled properly. The human body is capable of carrying up to 15 pounds of fecal matter in their intestines! Other contributing factors include pollution, unpurified water, weight gain, premature aging and much more.
Danny Vierra, an expert on colon detoxification, has developed a revolutionary product called Almighty Cleanse, which is designed to detoxify your body while boosting your body’s own internal cleansing method. The first of the two-part system is intended to gently remove the toxins and fecal matter from your colon by stimulating your digestive system, and the second helps to expel the waste and toxins, leaving you feeling light, fresh and healthy! For maximum benefit, it is recommended to cleanse your colon 4 times each year, or at the start of each season. This way you will be able to be rid of the toxins before they start to build up, therefore escaping any symptoms of an unhealthy colon.
The health benefits of a properly functioning colon are endless. You will notice a flatter stomach, clearer skin, fresher breath, more energy and stamina. Some benefits that are equally important, but may not be noticed right away, are a healthier immune system and gastrointestinal tissue, lower cholesterol levels and a healthier digestive system. With Almighty Cleanse, you will be able to see and feel the long term benefits of a healthier and more efficient colon right away.
Colon cleansing is an excellent way to improve your health and lose weight naturally. It has also started becoming quite popular in recent years because it can have such a positive effect on your overall health, and there are excellent home remedies and diets which can help you lose weight quickly using colon cleansing techniques.
Colon cleansing isn’t for everyone, and if you’re new to the concept it may seem a bit gross and strange. In general though, there are two common ways to do a colon cleanse: The first is to use enemas to flush toxins and waste out of your colon; and the second is to use herbs, recipes and remedies which cause your body to flush itself out naturally via standard elimination methods.
The best form of colon cleansing is a personal choice, but the fastest results often come from using enemas because they can clean your entire system out with just one or two applications.
Using herbal laxatives, teas, and supplements to cleanse your colon takes a bit longer to do, but tends to be much less messy and embarassing. There are however, herbs and teas which can have similar effects as enemas, so things can still happen quickly using these methods.
The colon is the human body’s waste disposal system. The waste that it moves out of your body contains harmful toxins, disease causing bacteria, and sometimes even parasites.
Human waste does not always move very quickly through the body though. In fact, due to today’s eating and activity lifestyle choices, most waste takes quite a long time to move fully through and out of your body. And the longer it takes to move through, the more time it has to “leak” those toxins and bacteria into your system.
By cleansing your colon, you’re helping your body to get rid of that waste and all the health hazards it contains more quickly. Thus there’s not enough time for it to start causing general health problems with the rest of your body.
Now there are some very simple formulas, recipes and products which can help you with colon cleansing. Home made lemonade is one of them. In fact, there’s even a lemonade diet which works quite well at both colon cleansing and causing quick, sometimes drastic, weight loss.
The lemon diet is more of a juice fast than anything though, and many people aren’t able to go without food for major lengths of time. You don’t have to use the lemonade diet to cleanse your colon though, you can do that simply by drinking 6-8 glasses of real lemonade each day. This helps your body eliminate more waste when you use the bathroom, and that of course is the goal of colon cleansing.
Epson salt is another natural option to use for cleaning your colon, and the recipe is quite simple. Mix a tablespoon of Epson salt with a quart of warm water, and drink it all at once. Stay close to the bathroom for about two hours though, because you will need it desparately.
Another easy colon cleanse option is to simply buy herbs and supplements. One specific herb that works quite well by is chlorophyll. Depending on how strong of a dose you take, the colon cleanse can happen just as quickly and dramatically as it does when using epson salt.
A less dramatic yet all natural way to cleanse your colon is to simply get more fiber in your diet. You can do this by eating more roughage such as salads and green leafy vegetables, or you can take a fiber supplement as well.
There is much more than can be written about the benefits of cleansing your colon, and all natural ways to go about doing it yourself from the privacy of your home. The above tips and information should be plenty to help you get you started though, and on your way to a much healthier, happier you.
If you’d like to simply give your colon a great cleanse a few times each year, one easy way to do this is to use a seasonal colon cleansing system.