One very important aspect of our immunea system is the colon. I’m sure many of you heard it before, but many health issues are caused by a malfunctioning colon. In fact, many Herbalists and health practitioners of yesteryear, routinely gave enemas as a beginning treatment for most diseases.

There are two main aspects to a healthy colon: elimination & assimilation.

Elimination

A healthy bowel should eliminate 2-3 times a day. Each bowel movement should be around 6 inches or longer.

Assimilation

It is very important for us to assimilate or absorb the nutrition we eat. A healthy bowel will assimilate nutrients, but when old fecal material is lining the walls of our colon, this becomes difficult. So with poor elimination, comes more accumulation, which causes poor assimilation (which causes us to crave more food because we are not absorbing the nutrition from the food we eat) which then can further clog us.

Another important part of assimilation is our intestinal flora. The flora, or good bacteria, in our intestine helps us to better assimilate our food.  It also protects us from invaders and pathogens that can cause havoc in our system.

Colon ENEMIES

There are several enemies that can wreck havoc in our intestines by killing the good flora.  Once this happens, then yeast and other pathogens take over, and our immune system suffers greatly.

  • Mercury, which is in vaccines and silver fillings
  • Chlorinated and fluoridated water
  • Antibiotics
  • Birth control pills
  • Steriods
  • Cortisone
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Fungal toxins

Herbal Help

There are two things we must do to ensure the health of our colon:

Clean it –  Make sure your colon is eliminating properly. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Drink 8 oz. of prune juice in the morning
  • Take Dr. Christopher’s lower bowel formula
  • Use Vacuum Cleanse
  • Make sure to drink lots of water
  • Get plenty of exercise
  • Chew your food well

Feed it – We should take pro-biotics and pre-biotics on a regular basis to ensure a healthy colon.Pro-biotics are microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract that help with digestion and are a part of our immune system.  Pre-biotics are food for the probiotics. They are un-digestible plant fibers.Food sources for Pro-biotics

  • Yogurt
  • Fermented vegis
  • Kefir
  • Kombucha
  • Rejuvelac

Food sources for Pre-biotics

  • fruits & vegetables
  • Juice+

Keep your colon healthy,and it will keep YOU healthy!

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Amy Willis
Your local herbalist