Time to Come Clean!

When people hear that I’m a student of natural healing, one of the questions they ask is, “if you could tell me just one thing that would make me healthier, what would it be?” Of course they are hoping I will say something like, “Eat more veggies,” or “Drink more water.” Instead I hit them with: “Get your colon cleaned out!” It’s not what they want to hear, but it’s just good old-fashioned common sense.

Clean Out My What?

The fact is, there are two simple functions that every living thing has to be able to perform to survive on this planet. They are: take in nutrition and get rid of waste.

Needing nutrition is a no-brainer, but many people don’t realize how important it is for our bodies to be able to rid themselves of garbage. Of the four main ways we do that (through our skin, lungs, kidneys and colon), the colon is the nastiest, hence the most easily ignored. But to do so is a big mistake.

You see, our colon (or large intestine) is our body’s last chance to absorb nutrients from the foods we eat. However, after years of eating meals fashioned from white flour, dairy products and red meat, most people are walking around with literally pounds of sticky, partially-digested food glued to the walls of their colon, clogging and misshaping it. How are we supposed to absorb nutrients when that happens?

Heidi Pobran, a thrid-generation certified colon hydrotherapist at Spokane’s Body Detox & Weight Loss Center, agrees. She states, “You can eat all the vegetables and fruits and all the herbs you can get- and all organic-but if your’e all clogged up, your body isn’t going to be able to absorb the nutrients.”

And, as if that isn’t bad enough, according to the information at www.tuberose.com this pasty waste in your colon “begins to decay, releasing toxins and poisounous gases that seep out into the blood and poison all the organs and tissues.” These toxins can contribute to body odor, skin disorders, headaches and fatigue, to name only a few.

There’s Hope

But there is hope, even for the most clogged among us. One option is to visit your favorite health food store to research the array of colon cleansers and kits, and there are quite a few reputable ones to choose from.

A few words of caution: stay away from over-the-counter laxatives. They contain chemicals and can be habit-forming. Instead, use herbal formulas that will feed the muscles of your colon so that they will work more efficiently on their own. Also, start out slowly and drink plenty of pure water.

Then be waware that as the old, dry waste begins to loosen, you may experience a temprary increase in constipation as your colon works to eliminate it. Don’t give up. Loisten to your body. Drink more water, take the colon cleansers and be patient.

If you’re not the patient type, or would like more help with the process, one suggestion would be to visit a colon hydrotherapy clinic, such as the aforementioned Body Detox & Weight Loss Center. I gave it a try and found it to be not nearly as unpleasant as I had imagined. In fact, it felt very empowering to know that I was taking one more step toward a healthier me. Their slogan: “Get Clean, Get Well.”

Please take the time to do a little digging into this subject. For more information about your colon and the benefits of keeping it “as clean as a whistle.” visit these websites: www.herbdoc.com and www.colonsd.com. Your body will be glad you did!

The information contained in this article is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of a health care professional.

Written by: Easter Stepper, MH

Body Detox and Weight Loss Center Now Accepting New Clients

Body Detox and Weight Loss Center has a great program that thousands of clients have completed to manage their weight, auto immune illnesses and gain more energy.

You can eat all the fruits and vegetables that you want, but if you are clogged up, it is very difficuilt to lose weight.

Spokane, WA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011

The largest and most experienced Detoxification and Weight Loss Clinic in the Northwest has relocated to the Spokane Valley from Coeur d’Alene due to high demand. Body Detox and Weight Loss Center is currently accepting new clients who need help reaching their health and weight loss goals.

In addition to Cleansing/ Weight Loss Programs, the Body Detox and Weight Loss Center offers a number of natural health services including gut reconditioning, cleanse programs and candida/yeast programs. They also offer hair analysis, heavy metal and toxicity assessments and help people with health issues such as allergies, irritable bowel syndrome and autoimmune diseases. The average clients lose around seven pounds per week and tend to keep the weight off with nutritional counseling and maintenance sessions.

“I highly recommend my patients to detoxify and Body Detox and Weight Loss Center has been incredible at detoxifying my patients to relieve gas, bloating, constipation, fatigue and irritability as soon as possible so they can get back to their lives,” says Dr. Felice, DDS. Owner Heidi Pobran, a third generation practitioner, agrees. “You can eat all the fruits and vegetables that you can get, but if you are all clogged up your body isn’t always able to absorb the nutrients.”

Heidi Pobran and her highly trained staff have a passion for helping others get healthy. The vitamins and supplements come from Standard Process and are organic food-based with no added fillers or synthetics. They have assisted thousands of people in becoming healthier and managing their illnesses naturally in a comfortable, relaxing environment.

Body Detox and Weight Loss Center is located at 1510 N. Argonne, Suite G in Spokane Valley, WA. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 509-922-9909 or visit their website at http://www.cleanandwell.com.

New film offers wisdom on struggling health care system: “Food Matters”

New film offers wisdom on struggling health care system: “Food Matters”

LOS ANGELES, California, March 30, 2009 – A provocative new documentary available in the U.S. and Canada today has a message for a struggling health care system and those who aim to reform it: food matters. The film “Food Matters” teaches viewers about foods, supplements and detoxification processes that have been proven to prevent, arrest, and even reverse diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and depression. “Food Matters” also addresses shortsighted agricultural practices, known pharmaceutical dangers, and lifestyle choices that impact our health, and reveals safe, affordable and effective natural approaches to treating the most common and chronic problems.

Nutritionists-turned-filmmakers James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch have produced a bold new film featuring leaders in nutrition and medicine from around the world who provide inspiring solutions and new approaches to disease.

“Modern medicine has led us to seek out a pill for every ill, but there are steps we can take as consumers that have been scientifically verified to help us heal ourselves,” said Colquhoun. “We’re not suggesting that pharmaceutical drugs don’t have their place, it’s just that many people are not aware of the positive impact alternative treatments can have on their health.”

“There are simple lifestyle changes that we as individuals can make to combat serious illness, and with access to solid information, people invariably make better choices for their health,” said ten Bosch.

“Food Matters” reveals specific foods and supplements that have been proven to have health benefits for a variety of common conditions, such as Vitamin C, cashews and even raw chocolate. Experts featured in the film, such as Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., author and natural healing specialist with more than 30 years experience; nutritionist David Wolfe; and cancer specialist Dr. Dan Rogers offer health, wellness and nutritional advice to help viewers take immediate action.

Another of the film’s experts Charlotte Gerson, founder of the nonprofit Gerson Institute dedicated to Gerson Therapy, an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other diseases, claims that a normal, healthy body has such powerful defenses that it cannot and will not develop cancer or any other chronic disease.

At a time when our struggling health care system is under scrutiny, and national health care reform is urgent, “Food Matters” aims to step in where “Sicko,” Michael Moore’s attack on the American health care system, stopped short. Colquhoun and ten Bosch hope “Food Matters” will educate people about ways to prevent illness, rather than encourage them to rely on a system already in crisis to treat symptoms once illness takes hold. “It’s about education, not just medication,” said Colquhoun.

“Food Matters” is currently available on DVD and for viewing online through the film’s websitewww.foodmatters.tv and at select retailers in North America.

Advance Praise for “Food Matters” 
“Thought provoking, informative, and compelling, this film matters.” (Rory Freedman, coauthor of New York Times bestseller “Skinny Bitch”)

“Anyone who is serious about their health needs to see this stunning film.” (Christiane Northrup, MD, author of “Women’s Wisdom”)

“Outstanding.” (John Robbins, author of “Diet for a New America”)

“Food Matters is a must-see for those looking to take control of their health.” (John Gray, Ph.D., author of New York Times bestseller “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”)

About James & Laurentine 
After studying nutrition through the Global College of Natural Medicine in California, James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch realized that the health challenges within their own families were in fact a very real representation of what was happening the world over. They set out on a path to evaluate alternatives to empower themselves, their loved ones and others, minimize health care costs and reduce the demands on our already overburdened health care system. In the process they formed a production company to create, direct and produce the feature film “Food Matters.” The Food Matters duo has independently funded the film from start to finish in order to remain as unbiased as possible, delivering a clear, concise and hard-hitting message to the world: Food Matters.