After cleansing the bowels, it is extremely important to retrain your elimination habits in order to prevent another build up of toxins.
There are several natural remedies for a sluggish bowel. Acid fruits, like freshly squeezed orange juice, grapefruit, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and lemon are especially laxative in their raw form. Store bought juices do not have the necessary enzymes that will help with elimination because they are pasteurized and all enzymes are denatured. Store bought juices are especially bad for you.
Fiber in the diet is really important! Take a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Psyllium seed mixed in 1 glass of water daily and make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Make sure to drink distilled water and you can alkalize it by using hydration drops that you can buy here. You can also buy whole flax seeds and grind several tablespoons to sprinkle on cereals, salads or fruits daily. Also take 1 to 2 tablespoon of Flax seed oil, UDO’s 3,6,9 oil with DHA or Hempseed oils daily.
Garlic, which contains “Allicin” stimulates the muscular walls of the intestinal tract, also helps in elimination. Make sure to use fresh garlic. For stubborn bowels, take 250 to 800 mg of magnesium. There is now a magnesium powder that you can dissolve in your drinking water instead. Magnesium is also very important for almost all functions in the body. Eating more chlorophyll rich foods (green leafy vegetables) will increase your magnesium levels naturally. Don’t forget to drink fresh vegetable and fruit juices daily!
There are many things that inhibit proper bowel function. Chief of these is meat rich meals without fiber! Meat can take up to 24 hours to pass through the digestive tract! During this period, it rots and releases toxins into the system. Inactivity is another source of poor bowel function. Those who live sedentary lives will more than likely have constipation. Inactivity and constipation go hand in hand! Processed sugars, which are extremely bad for you and disrupts many bodily functions, also contribute to poor bowel movement. Cut the processed sugars from your diet and use honey, stevia, dates, molasses, or maple syrup, if you have to use sugar.
Finally, follow the five principles of good digestion. 1. Chew food well and do not drink liquids with meals. 2. Do not overeat 3. Have regular meal times… it’s best not to snack between meals. 4. Watch your food combinations. 5. Give your digestive tract regular rest. Water or juice fasting once per week is actually good for you. Along with resting the digestive system, it allows your body to produce vitamin B12.
Cleansing the colon is an extremely important factor in maintaining good health. Keep it clean! ( excerpts from lectures from Dr. Rudel Davis ND.)