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.
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