Dr. Edward F. Group
Joyce Long & Associates Wellness Center
2301 Yorktown, Ste. 201-A
Houston, TX 77056
Keeping Your Colon Healthy:
All disease begins by the accumulation of toxins in the body and living in a toxic environment. Every harmful toxin you absorb into your body gets there either through skin contact, air, or by ingesting it directly. I estimate over 90% of all the toxins you take in enter through the intestinal lining! This means disease starts in the digestive tract and health begins in the digestive tract.
Internal purification is the first, crucial step towards achieving maximum health and vitality. By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible!
How it affects your health?
The intestines are the first point of attack for virtually all disease-causing agents. These toxins make their way into the bloodstream, subsequently causing blood toxemia or congestive toxicosis, overworking the liver, and then infiltrating every type of tissue. This process is the origin of the "dis-ease" mechanism. A small amount of toxins enter through the skin and lungs via direct contact and respiration respectively.
Parasites, toxins from food, toxins from water, toxins from heavy metals, toxins from milk, soft drinks, coffee, alcohol, drugs, and everything else you ingest enter the body through the intestinal lining.
The intestinal lining is exposed to millions of toxins every day!
Even toxins from the air you breathe pass through the intestines. These toxins become caught in the mucous linings of the mouth or nasal passages and then drain into the stomach, eventually making their way into the intestines.
Toxic intestines are simply not able to function properly because they are inhibited by layers of accumulated, impacted waste material. This creates a narrowed passageway leading to constipation and other bowel problems. Constipation, as you know, makes having regular bowel movements difficult and leads to further impaction. If toxins are not eliminated from the intestines on a regular basis, they leach back into the bloodstream through what is called "leaky gut syndrome" where they can ultimately cause disease, emotional disorders and negatively effect your health.
Signs that it isn't healthy?
Stools should typically be soft and easy to pass. If you experience bloating, gas, bad breath, skin blemishes, hard or pellet-like stools, less than 3 bowel movements daily, or you have to strain during bowel movements even once or twice a week, there's a good chance you're colon is not healthy. Ideally, stools should be brown or golden brown, shaped like sausage, and resemble peanut butter in overall texture. Unfortunately, many of us consistently experience abnormal bowel movements without realizing it. Constipation and diarrhea have become two of the most common conditions afflicting practically everyone in the world.
These disorders have become so normal, in fact, that we don't see them for what they really are-a cry for help from our colons! Other symptoms of an unhealthy colon may include: foul odors lingering in the bathroom for more than 3 minutes, abdominal pain, lack of energy, occasional headaches, irritability, weight problems, allergies or sinus problems, body odor or hemorrhoids.
How to keep a clean/healthy colon?
~ Start by performing a deep 6-7 day colon cleanse
~ Eat fruit for breakfast every morning to support the elimination cycle
~ Avoid ingesting as many toxins as possible
~ Cleanse your colon and small intestine at least once a week with a colonic or oxygen based cleanser
~ Drink purified water and avoid dehydrating drinks such as coffee, soft drinks, energy drinks and alcohol