There is an epidemic of digestive disorders occurring in the world today and there are several of reasons that cause digestive disorders. According to National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC), all digestive diseases affect approximately 60 to 70 million people. (1)
The colon is essential to good health because if the digestive system is not working properly, then the body cannot be nourished properly or rid itself of unwanted wastes. The digestive tract is about 30 feet long, beginning in the mouth and ending in the anus. The colon, itself, is 5 feet long. (2) This is why bowel movements are vital in order to reduce toxic overload.
Maintaining colon health is vital to keep the digestive system working.
The colon absorbs water, electrolytes, some vitamins, as well as eliminating wastes. It is one of the major organs of waste elimination. There are a number of reasons that prevent the colon’s performance to operate efficiently. These conditions include colon cancer, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, colitis, irritable bowels, constipation, and so on. (3)
When our colon is functioning properly, we feel good about ourselves. That’s what we want, isn’t it?
How does colon damage occur?
The primary culprit is found to be in sugar, flour, and dairy products. They are mucus forming and can accumulate the walls of the colon, which prevents nutrients to be properly absorbed and delivered to the body. (4)
The second reason is when the inner ecosystem lacks the beneficial bacteria and foods prepared improperly from lack of soaking, overcooking of foods, or bad food combinations. As a result, foods are digested poorly and will cause gas, bloating, and inflammation. (4)
The third reason is overeating. This damages the colon and it is important to eat only until you feel about 80% full to give the digestive tract a chance to function properly. (4) This is probably the reason why it’s recommended to eat several smaller meals throughout the day.
The final reason is stress and lack of sleep. Stress can cause the body to become contracted and tight, which delays or stops elimination. As a result, constipation is likely to occur. Not getting enough sleep can lower adrenal function that is essential to provide energy required for bowel movements. (4)
Here are some ways to heal your gut.
- Perform enemas and/or colonics on a regular basis. They can help ease elimination and promote healing. (4)
- Eat garlic! They are anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and can relieve gas, bloating, and water retention. (4) (5)
- Include fermented foods. Coconut kefir and sauerkraut are good options since they contain billions of beneficial microorganisms to balance your inner ecosystem. (4) (5)
- Consume aloe vera gel. They help fight inflammation and regenerate cells for faster healing times. (5)
- Consume high fiber foods!!! (4)
- Take dragon’s blood internally, which plays a role in healing the intestines. (5)(6)