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10 Steps to a Healthy Colon and Digestive Tract

Above is a video I found on YouTube on Simple Strategies for Digestive Cleansing. Below is some info I found while researching on the web.

When animal and grain products, as well as all processed foods are digested, they become a sticky paste. Like the sticky paste of a very wet bread dough. Over time, the paste hardens, becoming food plaque. The food plaque covers the tiny holes in the intestinal tract. Once the bowel is toxic, it creates toxicity for the entire body and an inability to absorb the nutrients necessary for health and healing. A clogged colon is also the perfect environment and breeding ground for parasites.

There are five characteristics of a poorly functioning colon:
1. Moving bowels less than 2-3 times a day.
2. Straining to pass your bowel contents.
3. Having a hard stool that sinks to the bottom.
4. Chronic diarrhea, loose stool, or constipation.
5. Excess gas, bloating, and abdominal cramping.

Just as the pipes in your home accumulate a slimy, protein build-up, your colon accumulates a build-up of thick, sticky mucus, and poorly digested food debris on its sides. A narrow passageway is created, which slows up the drainage of the foodstuffs you eat. This build-up occurs when you eat the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.), and when your diet is deficient in fiber and water. The nasty toxic matter prevents proper absorption of nutrients, as well as poisoning your body.

When you don’t properly pass waste, food may stay in the colon for days, weeks, months and even years putrefying and then poisoning your entire system. A dirty, weak and poorly functioning colon is a serious breeding ground for disease, sickness and death.

A build-up of toxic waste in your colon can cause conditions like hair loss, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, decreased energy, acne, poor memory and concentration, bad smelling breath and belching, allergies, impaired immune system causing reduced resistance to infections, digestive problems, heartburn, indigestion, bloating, protruding stomach, body aches and pains, backache, weight gain, difficulty losing weight, low sex drive, poor sexual performance, constipation, diarrhea and the list goes on, including, unfortunately, colo-rectal cancer. In short, a toxic colon is a major factor in chronic illness.

The following foods/drinks from the SAD diet clog up your colon and cause poor colon health:
1. White flour acts like glue.
2. Fats are very sticky.
3. Meat stimulates the production of sticky mucus to help break down poorly digested meat.
4. Dairy is the most mucus-forming substance you could put in your mouth.
5. Alcohol, soda, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks stimulate your kidneys to excrete more water than it should to flush these toxic drinks from your body. This causes chronic dehydration. Dehydration causes you to lose more water out of your colon, which causes the fecal matter and mucus to become hard and stick to the sides of the colon.

The colon has reflexes that affect other parts of your body. For example, if your ascending colon (goes up right side of abdomen) is swollen and irritated, you may have liver issues, breathing issues or pain in your right leg or arm. If you have bulging in the turns of your colon (upper left and right quadrants of abdomen), you may have ringing of the ear or dizziness. If your transverse colon (crosses top of abdomen) is congested with encrusted fecal matter, you may have sinus congestion, allergies, foggy thinking, or memory loss. If your descending colon (goes down left side of abdomen) is enlarged and contains pockets filled with old fecal matter, you may have heart or lung trouble, shoulder or arm problems/pain, or spleen issues.

A healthy colon is about five feet long, two and a half inches in diameter, and weighs two to three pounds. The average American’s colon weighs ten to fifteen pounds. It is not uncommon for an unhealthy colon to weigh up to 60 pounds.

The colon’s main function is to remove water from the chyme (digesting food particles) and bulk up the stool. Friendly bacteria continue to further break down any partially digested food/meat substances. Friendly bacteria make nutrients such as vitamin K and some of the B vitamins. Your colon should eliminate its contents every 8-12 hours. Ideally, your stool should be a foot long, 1 inch around, and partially floating.

1. Consume raw vegetation, up to 65% of your diet.
2. Have good digestion by taking enzymes.
3. Increase soluble fibers by consuming psyllium, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, Irish Moss or Slippery Elm Bark. These swell and push out anything that may be stuck in your colon or digestive tract They also massage. They are soothing and gentle.
4. DRINK WATER! Water is nature’s best stool softener. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day (135 lbs. = 68 oz. or 8 C./day).
5. Eliminate refined, white flour and sugar, processed and deep-fried foods, dairy, and soda.
6. To aid in the most thorough bowel movement, place your feet on a stool about 10 inches high. This squat type position produces a more natural way to pass your bowels. It also supports your abdominal muscles and colon muscle.
7. Take a flora/probiotic (good bacteria) supplement, which contains two of the most common forms of good bacteria – acidophilus and Bifido bacterium, at bedtime.
8. Maintain a healthy gallbladder function because bile acts like a detergent to clean the walls of your colon. Bile makes your stools dark brown and move with little effort.
9. Never repress the urge to pass your bowels! Holding back the urge will cause a lazy bowel with subsequent chronic constipation.
10. Exercise helps to stimulate intestinal contractions.

Colon Hydrotherapy and occasional enemas can help loosen up old built-up fecal matter on the sides of your colon.

1. Chew your food until it is mush in your mouth.
2. Take a good digestive enzyme after every meal. If you are elderly or Blood Type A or AB, make sure the digestive enzyme has hydrochloric acid in it. A two-phase digestive enzyme is best.
3. Maintain a healthy colon.
4. Stay hydrated between meals to keep excess stomach acid diluted.
5. Avoid drinking with your meal to prevent diluting your digestive enzymes. Drink 30 minutes before your meal or wait 2-3 hours after eating to consume liquids.
7. Maintain good gallbladder health because it breaks down fat so minerals and nutrients can absorb through your small intestine. Take an Ox Bile or Bile salt supplement, if needed, and do a liver/gallbladder flush to clean out stones.
8. Eat fermented foods with every meal as much as possible. Some fermented foods are Sauerkraut, Kim chi, Kefir and Kombucha. These have friendly bacteria that eat all the junk or toxins that might be created by the digestive process.
9. Monthly, do a Salt Water Flush first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Put 2 teaspoons of non iodized celtic sea salt in a quart of warm distilled or spring water (not tap water) and drink at once. If its too much for you, you can take sips until you finish the water solution. This will gently cleanse your entire digestive track. Salts are very soothing and mineralizing to your digestive tract. You’ll begin having several urgent bowel movements within 15 to 20 minutes that may last for about an hour or hour and a half.
10. Sleep is the stage when the body heals and maintains its organs. If you get enough sleep on a nightly basis, your colon can easily expel waste as well as toxins.

When your digestive tract is not functioning properly, your body has to make room to accommodate that growing pile of putrefied waste, which can harden and cause your colon to significantly expand in size to become what is referred to as a ‘mega-colon’.

Enzymes create the necessary digestion to protect the bowels and absorb the nutrients. Without digestion you create the one and only real basic disease—Intestinal Toxemia. Generally intestinal toxemia manifests itself as one of even more symptoms than those already listed: nervousness, endocrine disturbances, neuro-circulatory abnormalities, arthritis, sciatica and low back pain, allergy, asthma, eye, ear, nose and throat disease, cardiac irregularities, pressure on the prostate, and pathological changes in the breasts, mental sluggishness, loss of concentration, irritability, exaggerated introspection, obsessions, excessive worry, and more! Without the breakdown of food, starting with your saliva, then in the stomach and duodenum, the breakdown of health begins.

A cleaned intestinal Tract helps the body RESUME the regeneration process. This is is the schedule of the body re-creation/regeneration in our DNA.

120 Days – New Red Blood Cells
90 Days – New Skeleton
60 Days – New Bladder, New Brain Cells and tissue
45 Days – New liver, New DNA Cell Material
30 Days – New Hair, New Skin
5 Days – New Stomach Lining

Men and Women have the same regeneration schedule.

1. Elimination of Old Cell Matter: Old cells travel in the bloodstreem to the intestinal tract for elimination with food waste. Blood vessels are attached to the outside of the intestinal tract. In the intestinal Wall are tiny holes through which the old cells pass into the intestine.
2. Creation of new cells: New cells are created from nutrients (vitamins, minerals, proteins) in foods in the intestinal tract that are absorbed through the tiny holes in the intestinal wall into the blood vessels and bloodstream, then distributed throughout the body to be used as needed.

1. Stop eating animal and grain products and all other junk, including all processed foods. This is considered “dead” food.
2. Start eating only raw and organic fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

This results in wrinkles gradually eliminated, new skin created and gray hair replaced with new hair growth in its natural color.

Some words of advice:
Each day plan when and what you’re going to eat and drink, and when and which exercises you are going to do. Follow your plan. Exercise and eat with supportive family and friends.