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Are your health conditions the result of a toxic colon?

Do you have any of these temporary conditions?

  • Low Energy
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Water Retention
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Heachaches
  • Fatigue
  • Memory Problems
  • Sluggish Metabolism
  • Gas
  • Bad Breath 
  • Bloating
  • Digestive Problems
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aches & Pains

Could Your Colon Be the Cause?

It is very possible that your own digestive system is causing unnecessary problems and depriving you of optimal health.

The colon is designed to eliminate toxins and waste. Yet, without proper elimination, the body can actually poison itself. Poor diet, fast foods, stress, certain medications, and even overuse of laxatives affects elimination.

When the bowel is not properly taken care of, its responses become sluggish and under-active. The ability for the colon to function properly and heal itself cannot happen without proper elimination.

When the bowel is under-active, toxic waste is more likely to be absorbed through the bowel wall and into the bloodstream. The blood then circulates these toxins to every part of the body and deposits them in tissues.

To eliminate toxins from the bowel, we need to have healthy bowel movements daily.  Sluggish digestion is a contributor to the  problem of toxicity build-up because bile and the toxins it  carries for elimination, have more time to be absorbed through the bowel wall.

Issues In Your Tissues

Nothing has a greater impact on health than internal toxicity. As toxins accumulate in the tissues, alterations in cellular function take place.

In addition, digestion may become compromised with the partially digested material adding to the problem because the body cannot manufacture healthy tissue out of half-digested nutrients.

When toxins are created in the body faster than they can be eliminated or when one or more of the eliminate systems are under-active, health conditions arise.

When toxins are not eliminated, they circulate in the blood then stored in body tissues, affecting all areas of the body, including the brain, and lodge in joints. These toxins can contribute to a wide variety of health complaints. If the body is given the chance to release toxic debris, it can make a remarkable restoration to full health.

To eliminate toxins from the bowels effectively, we need to have healthy bowel movements daily.

Sources of common toxins to which we are exposed:

  • toxins we consume: natural toxins in foods, chemicals and additives in foods, and drugs
  • toxins produced in the body: bacteria and yeast, which reside in the gut, produce a number of compounds, some of which are poisonous. If there is insufficient fiber in the diet, or if bowel movements are not regular, there is ample opportunity for these toxins to be absorbed across the gut wall and into the bloodstream.
  • heavy metals: the inorganic build of toxic metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and aluminum can accumulate over a long period of time resulting in a slow build up leading to adverse symptoms.

It is not unusual for some people to feel worse before they feel better.

Healing Crisis: While the net result of cleansing will be elimination of toxins from the body, improved health and more energy, it’s quite common to feel worse before feeling better. If the toxins are released faster than the body can eliminate them, you may experience a fever, fatigue, diarrhea, cramps, headache, increased thirst, etc. These symptoms are due to a “die-off” reaction known as a Healing Crisis.

The good news is that your body is exchanging old tissue for new vibrant tissue.

Fiber to the Rescue

Consuming fiber increases the immune system in your gut, feeds the good probiotic bacteria there, keeps the digestive lining healthy and absorbs and pulls out  excess hormones, cholesterol, fat and toxins from the body.

Benefits of Fiber:

  • Decrease stool transit time
  • Expedite the removal of potentially dangerous toxins and carcinogens from the bowel by acting as a carrier and by boosting elimination.
  • Promotes feelings of fullness because fiber-rich foods absorb water and swell and also move slowly though the digestive tract, helping you feel full faster and for a longer period of time.
  • Helps prevent constipation and bacterial infection of the intestinal system by keeping the intestine moist, allowing waste to pass easily through.
  • When nutritious high-fiber diets are consume, food cravings diminish.
  • Keep blood sugar levels more stable.
  • Bind with bile salts which can help decrease the risk of gallbladder disease and certain types of cancer.
  • Create presence of healthier intestinal bacteria.

Fiber Rich Ingredients in Pura Cleanse & Pura Cleanse II:

Psyllium: excellent source of indigestible fiber. It adds a lubricating soft bulk, scrubbing the bowel as it move through and removes toxins and excess cholesterol. It increases bowel transit time.

Guar Gum: a natural fiber that reduces cholesterol, balances blood sugar and increase nutrient absorption. It lends support to the detoxification process.

Licorice Root: it is soothing to the digestive tract. It is liver-protective and has antimicrobial properties. It is immune-supportive and a blood purifier.

Apple Fiber: natural fiber that absorbs cholesterol and increases the excretion of heavy metals. A great food source for friendly bacteria.

Cascara Sagrada: stimulates secretions throughout the digestive tract and increases the frequency of  bowel movements. Cascara is known for its detoxification properties.

 

 

 

 

 

Conquering Fiber

If you’ve been used to eating processed, refined low fiber food and you switch to a high fiber diet, you may experience cramping, bloating, diarrhea and gas. Ironically, even constipation can occur if you neglect to drink inadequate amounts of water. The operative term here is “moderation.” Start slowly and gradually increase your intake of fiber. If you do this, your intestinal tract will adjust nicely and you’ll be less “gassy”.

When you eat fibrous foods, bacteria in the bowel attack and digest these complex carbohydrate molecules and in the process methane gas is released. This is the “bean” effect so many of us are familiar with.

Four Basic Reasons for Poor Liver Function

Weighing about four pounds, the liver is the largest gland of the body and the only internal organ that will regenerate itself if part of it is damaged. The liver has many functions, perhaps the most important of which is the secretion of bile. This fluid is stored in the gallbladder and released as needed for digestion. Bile is necessary for the digestion of fats; it breaks fat down into small globules. Bile also assists in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins ( A, D, E and K) and helps to assimilate calcium. It promoted intestinal peristalsis as well, which helps prevent constipation.

The liver also acts as a detoxifier. Protein digestion and bacterial fermentation of food in the intestines produce ammonia as a byproduct; the ammonia is detoxified by the liver. The liver combines toxic substances (including metabolic waste products, insecticide residue, drugs, alcohol, and other harmful chemicals) with substances that are less toxic. These substances are then excreted via the kidneys and the bowels. Thus, in order for the liver to function properly, you must also have proper kidney and bowel function.

Healing Crisis When Detoxifying

“Every time I start a detox I feel awful and then give up. All of these foods that supposedly make me feel better actually make me feel worse. What gives?”

You might not want to hear this, but initially feeling bad is a good thing. When you eliminate inflammatory, processed foods and stop feeding your body garbage and chemicals, your body goes through withdrawal just like with drugs or alcohol. It is good because it means you are on your way to getting clean!

I call this a healing crisis or a detox crisis. Trust me: This process is well worth it because it ultimately leads to healing and feeling better than ever.  The good news is that it only lasts a few days and it can be minimized with a few simple strategies.

Cleanse The Natural Way

Did you know the average American may be carrying as much as 10-25 pounds of impacted fecal matter in their colon? And that is someone of normal weight with no known allergies! These toxins wedged in the digestive track are absorbed by the bloodstream, resulting in the body’s inability to metabolize food properly or to provide vital energy for living.

Think you’re in the clear? There is a surprisingly wide range of health problems that colon toxicity contributes to, many that a lot of us experience everyday. These include bloating, constipation, gas, fatigue, food cravings, hypoglycemia, allergies, arthritis, difficult weight loss, among many others. As you may have been trying to cure or treat these symptoms individually, it’s important to recognize and cure the root cause.

See for yourself. A healthy colon should provide you with two to three bowel movements per day, shortly after each meal. Elimination should be complete, fast and easy. The stool should be light brown in color, long and large in diameter, fluffy in texture, and floating on the top of the water. Yes I went there. You should be having glorious bowel movements I tell you!

How Healthy is Your Colon

Nearly the entire human race is afflicted with constipation. For most people undigested food remains in the intestines for three or four days, sometimes longer. This is entirely too long. It’s a medical fact: when food gets left inside your colon, you get CONSTIPATED! Even if you pass stool daily, you still might not be having a normal bowel movement.

The average body takes between 18 and 72 hours to convert food into “poop” and pass it on out. When this time is significantly shortened, the results is diarrhea because your intestine doesn’t have time to absorb all of the water. Conversely, when transit time is lengthened, you may end up constipated because too much water has been absorbed, resulting in hard, dry stools. If you need to push or strain, something is off – moving your bowels should take no more effort than urinating or passing gas.

Cleanse Your Liver

Spring is an excellent time to refresh and cleanse our body after the winter. Our livers work extremely hard every day to protect us from the affects of toxins and often it is easy for our livers to become overworked, making us feel lousy or allowing us to get sick.

The primary way in which your body expels toxins is via the liver. The liver detoxifies and cleanses your body by continuously filtering the blood of poisons that enter it through the digestive tract, the skin, and the respiratory system. But when your liver becomes overworked as a result of stress, food sensitivities, poor digestion, processed foods, poor elimination or excessive exposure to toxins, your entire system can be thrown off balance, and your health severely compromised.

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5 Benefits of Colon Cleansing

With additives in our food, pesticides on our crops, and pollution all around us, many might say we live in a toxic age. Sometimes all that toxic buildup can take its toll on the colon, which encumbers digestion and overall health. When your colon is backed up with toxic material, your entire body becomes sluggish and unable to perform its day-to-day tasks. Luckily, your body does a pretty good job detoxifying itself on a regular basis; however, some toxins remain in the body and require some help to facilitate removal.

Lemon Lime Detox Water

Lemon and lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track (which is why it’s so helpful with constipation, heartburn and gas), stimulates bile production, and thins out bile, which allows it to flow more freely. Bile is produced by the liver and ends up in the small intestine to break down lipids (fats) that we’ve consumed.

Prep time: 10 mins

Total time: 10 mins

Refreshing way to detox our bodies and stay hydrated.

Ingredients

  • 2 liters of water
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Put mint, fruits and vegetables into a large glass container with a spout for pouring.
  2. Fill with water and ice
  3. Drink 6 to 8 cups per day
  4. Keep refrigerated and use within 2 to 3 days