By Cindy Kelly
Two of the most common questions I’ve heard lately regarding colon cleansing is “How exactly do I know if I need a colon cleanse?” and “How can colon cleansing help me lose weight?”
In order to effectively answer those two questions, we have to fully understand the digestion process and the effects it has on the body.
Everyday we consume food in order to nourish our bodies and live. Most of the foods we consume on a daily basis are processed, steroid injected, artificially flavored, and chemically altered in some way. Yet, we can go day after day and eat these foods with little or no negative consequences evident in our bodies.
Or so we think.
How many bowel movements per day is healthy?
Doctors and Colon Therapists suggest it is healthy for an individual to have at least one to two bowel movements a day. If you are in this crowd, well congratulations, because you are a member of an elite group that is becoming extinct. Doctors also say on average, most people are not eating from the six basic food groups: grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats and oils, so most people have movements every 3 to 4 days.
These people actually believe that evacuating every 3 to 4 days is “normal.” It might be what they’re used to, but believe me, it’s not a good thing to have this much waste just sitting there in your body’s “sewer system.” So what exactly do you think happens to all that food you eat over the course of 3 to 4 days? Where do the toxins and waste end up?
Well, I’ll tell you. It goes nowhere. This waste marinades in your colon while eating away at healthy tissue and hindering your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Your body literally becomes unable to make use of all the vitamins and minerals that are consumed during each meal.
As time goes on, this waste can become destructive bacteria that may cause fatigue, gastro intestinal problems, joint pain, lower back pain, bad breath, headaches, gas, bloating, constipation, skin problems, weight gain and even cancer.
Some people have 4 to 6 days of undigested meals in their intestines at this very moment. Your colon is like the trashcan of the body, and what happens if you leave garbage in your trashcan for too long. It decays and rots. You would never stand for that in your home, so why would you allow it to happen in your body?
So, how do you feel right now? Are you experiencing any of the health issues above? I think you should give colon cleansing a try. It’s a simple process of flushing the toxins, impurities and lodged fecal matter from within the colon.
And remember, when considering a colon cleanse, do it for good health reasons. The weight loss is a bonus. I have seen individuals drop anywhere from 6 to 20 lbs (this will definitely vary from person to person). The weight loss is not necessarily fat; rather, it is the weight of toxins and fecal build up flushed from the body.
That being said, with a cleansed colon, a healthy diet plan, and a good probiotic, your body can now begin making great use of the good nutrients you put back in and even lower your risk for colon cancer. Combine that with an exercise plan and you just put yourself on the fast track to dropping pounds, feeling better, regaining your energy and discovering a healthier, happier, vibrant you.
Cindy Kelly is a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist and Stage 3 Colon Cancer Survivor. She can be reached at (951) 775-3400 or Aliveandwellcoloncare.com.