Keeping the Colon Healthy
The Colon has vital functions
It has been said that good health begins with the colon. Conversely, poor colon health can trigger a toxic state of health, disease and premature aging. The main function of the colon is to absorb water and salts from the undigested food before it is eliminated as feces.
The bowels have two distinctly different segments, the first portion is called the small intestine and the second segment is called the large intestine commonly known as the colon. It is the large bowel that eliminates the harmful toxins, foreign substances and by-products which are trapped and neutralized by the liver.
One of the leading cancers in the world is colorectal cancer. It is felt that a factor of the high risk of getting colon cancer is the high consumption of red and processed meats. Colon cancer has also been linked to diets high in fat and low in fiber.
Therefore, it is important to promote healthy nutrition, habits and supplements to consumers so that they can make informed choices on how to improve their health and well-being.
A guide to reducing toxins in the body include the following:
Shop for organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, fish and meats. By so doing you will reduce the chemicals, pesticides and heavy metals.
Read the labels and avoid preservatives, colorings and additives. If you can’t pronounce it it’s more than likely a chemical.
Decrease exposure to household cleaners by using protective gear i.e. masks and gloves.
Even better slowly replace toxic cleaning supplies with more earth and environment friendly cleaning supplies like: Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner, Seventh Generation Natural All Purpose Cleaner or Method’s Grab and Go Spray Cleaner. These are just a few products that are more eco-friendly and less toxic to you and your family.
Substitute harsh personal products (shampoo, deodorant, perfume, lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash) for milder or hypoallergenic products.
Increase vegetables and fiber to improve the elimination of toxins via the colon.
Eliminate foods which contain trans-fats.
Here are some amazing vegetables and fruits to include in your daily diet that will benefit your digestive system:
Fruits of all types
Adequate water intake of at least 6-8 glasses daily is encouraged to hydrate the body and aid detox.
Healthy living to support mental and physical health
Adopting a healthy lifestyle gives a myriad of benefits to overall mental and physical well-being.
Deep breathing to expel carbon dioxide
Detox foot baths
Hot and cold water alternating shower
Practicing having a positive outlook on life, including removing past negative memories
De-cluttering living and work space
Helping the colon to restore and maintain balance or homeostasis is imperative for total wellness. Healthy diets which include the above tips help to decrease the burden of toxins on the body and prevent seasonal illnesses such as the flu. All age groups should adopt a program to keep the colon healthy and obviously the earlier this habit is adopted the more robust and resilient will be the health of individuals.
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