Nobody likes to feel that identifiable heaviness drop in their stomach at the least convenient moments. You know what I’m talking about.
A first date, important meeting, or timed test rolls around and all of a sudden you’re hit with a cramping pain in your stomach reminding you that your “11:30 appointment” to clear your bowels before lunch didn’t come on time, and now you’ll have to suffer through the cramping and discomfort.
The health of your colon is essential to avoiding those situations by regulating digestion and stool composition so that your “11:30 appointments” are always effortless, healthy, and prompt.
There is a growing risk of colon cancer in America due to the unhealthy habits of the population, including inadequate hydration, low fiber diets, lack of exercise, and lack of fermented foods.
These make regular, daily bowel movements impossible and really impede the body from smoothly absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste.
To keep a healthy colon, you must eat a healthy diet high in fiber and probiotics, exercise regularly, and drink enough water. You want your colon to function efficiently in order to prevent a build up of waste inside your colon that could lead to illness or serious disease.
If you’re following all of those tips, here are 9 ways to ensure that your colon is healthy.
The Divine Nine
If you notice these 9 signs ring true for you, odds are, your colon is happy and healthy.
Skin is clear and blemish-free
“11:30 appointment” shows up everyday
No stinky breath
No partially digested food or blood present
Food is digested and passed 18-24 hours after consumption
A big morning poop
& A smaller one later (not necessary but okay)
Bowel movements are not strenuous
Poops are soft, solid, and tube-shaped
If you’ve noticed that your body and this list don’t quite match up, you can perform the simple test below to see if your colon is healthy.
How To Cleanse Your Colon Naturally
In the above video, our friend Dr. Axe is talking about how to naturally cleanse your colon as well as the best steps, foods and supplements that you need to cleanse naturally.
Most cleanses today are fads that don’t work long term. I will teach you how to cleanse over several days as well as maintain this diet and lifestyle.
To work at its best, your colon needs no interference from foods that may block it from doing its job. The #1 step to follow is to eliminate processed and refined foods that will cause intestinal inflammation.
Top Foods for Cleansing your colon:
1) Eat Fermented Vegetables (sauerkraut and kimchi)
2) Consume more probiotic rich foods (kefir, goats milk)
3) Eat Apples- Cleanse the colon with Pectin
4) Avocados- Fiber rich and contain Potassium and Magnesium- flush out colon from toxins.
5) Flax Seeds or Sprouted Flax (loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids)
6) Triphala- Herb used in India and Asia as a tonic to support colon function
7) Get more clean water! 8 glasses a day of pure clean water
See more from Dr. Axe –> HERE
Most people know that just about every culture throughout history has used a form of Bone Broth to improve health and support a healthy immune system.
The big problem with Bone Broth is that it takes a lot of time to make!
If you want the benefits of bone broth, but don’t have time to make it at home yourself, then THIS could be the perfect solution for you…
HEALTHY JOINTS, SKIN, MUSCLES AND DETOX
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The Beet Transit Time Test
Beets are perfect for this experiment because the vegetable moves through your body quickly and is easy to see when it has done so. To check on your colon,
- Prepare fresh beets to eat. You’ll need to eat the whole vegetable to see the results properly.
- When you eat the beets (I recommend a beet salad for lunch… mmm), write down the time and day or add it as a note in your phone so you don’t forget.
- Observe your stools until you notice the red color from the beets. This should be 18 to 24 hours after the noted time.
How to Improve Your Colon Health
Cleansing your colon of harmful toxins and regulating your bowel movements can be done easily by making simple changes to your lifestyle and diet that will decrease your risk of gastrointestinal illnesses, constipation, and even colon cancer.
Step 1: Drink more water! Odds are, you’re not drinking enough water to sustain your body. Dehydration is one of the primary causes of gastrointestinal problems. Getting properly hydrated alone will make a HUGE difference in your colon health and the way you feel. Check out this article to see how much water you should be drinking.
Step 2: Eat fiber-rich foods. Enjoying plenty of bananas, zucchini, prunes, broccoli, and carrots can help you achieve this goal. It is also wise to avoid processed or refined wheat and flour products. Grains tend to act as glue in your digestive system and keep waste from passing efficiently, not to mention having low nutritional value.
Step 3: Get plenty of probiotics. Believe it or not, they’re important to the body’s regular, daily functioning, not just when you’re taking antibiotics from the doctor. Probiotic yogurts can help build up your colon’s good bacteria, or you can purchase probiotic capsules over the counter. The probiotics assist your body in producing the essential Vitamin B12, which you can also find as a supplement in grocery or health food stores.
These simple tips can help you improve your gut health, lose weight, and avoid those awkward, uncomfortable stomach pains that seem to come at the exact wrong moment.
Sources: Body Ecology, Gaiam Life, Wise Mind Healthy Body
Breakfast, blood sugar, & inflammation
Recent research has shown that Inflammation is responsible for 7 out of 10 Deaths in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be the same way for you.
In fact, in a fairly short amount of time, you could start to experience better sleep…less stomach issues…more energy and stamina…less muscle and joint pain…a drop in weight…lower stress levels…and much, much more!
Learn how to Prevent—Even Reverse—Most Major Diseases by “Turning Off” Inflammation!
Did you know that one of the best times to stretch is right before bed? However…
What stretches should you do? Here’s a 1-minute stretch routine you can do before bed...
Lisa, Yoga Coach
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...easy, 3-minute exercise that completely cured his horrendous snoring! We can both finally sleep!
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I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat. This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!
In April, 2009, researchers stunned the medical community when they reported chronic inflammation as the root cause of several major diseases.
See, every year 610,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease. Cancer claims another 584,000...stroke 130,000...Alzheimer's disease nearly 85,000 — and the list goes on.
Truth is, we now know... chronic inflammation is responsible for 7 out of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States! Hundreds of studies and scientific reviews prove it.
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Sponsored Health Resources
In the years that I've been working on this website project I've come across some amazing resources by some very special people. I'd like to share them with you here.
NOTE: I update these links often so please check back to see what's new!
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6) Wonder why your stomach still sticks out even though you're hammering the core exercises every day? It's a common myth that bulging belly is due to weak abdominal muscles.
7) Even if you're the most active of athletes, you may still suffer from tight hip flexors due to the amount of time you spend each day planted to a chair.
Enjoy! Let me know how these work out for you. And if you run across anything I've missed please let me know.