Thursday, January 30, 2014
Audrey Hepburn and the Importance of Colon Health
Detoxification should begin in the colon
Doing a detox has become a bit of a fad. I am not minimizing their importance by any means but I believe that before embarking on any detox program, the first area of the body that should be cleansed is the colon. Americans are number one in having the poorest digestive systems in the world. This is as a result of eating fiberless food such as meat, white flour and processed, chemical laden food. Food passes through the colon at a much slower rate than in other healthier cultures. Having a bowel movement every other day, every two or three days is not uncommon here in the States. What happens when one switches to whole, fiber rich plant based diet? Bowel movements become more frequent. People from healthy cultures who eat a plant based diet report having bowel movements between two and three times a day. A far cry from the reality of that exists amongst Americans.
So what do you do? Eat plant foods in as close to a natural state as possible. What if you want faster results? Do a bowel cleanse. I think people imagine sticking something up, "where the sun don't shine" in order to cleanse their colons but it is much easier than that when you choose to use herbs. So why is it important to cleanse the colon? The colon does not exist within a vaccuum. It touches so many other organs of the body. Imagine a colon that is sluggish with fecal matter that slowly passes through. The toxicity in the colon will seep out and affect other areas of the body. Clean the colon out and suddenly certain ailments will disappear. After a colon cleanse, people have reported flatter tummies, clearer skin, migraines gone etc. Once you clean out the colon, then you can focus on any detox program you may want to try. I recommend Danny Vierra's or Dr. Schulze' intestinal detoxification programs.
To sign off I wanted to share this brief clip on "Audrey Style"
or this more lengthy documentary for any of you Audrey fans out there. I so enjoy anything, "Audrey!"
Have a great day!