Monday, October 1, 2012

Build A Better Colon (Part 3) Take Your First Steps

Part Three is going to focus on some simple things to do to help you move things a long.  For most of us colonics or enemas are not necessary.  They are beneficial but are not essential.  It is more important to put quality components in the front end than try to remove the crap from the back end.

The three most important things that you can do are relatively cheap and have a profound effect on the body and bowel transit time.

1. DRINK WATER - half your weight in ounces each day.  Wake up and drink a glass water that you put by our bedside the night before.  It will help flush your kidneys as well as get your hydration started.  Water is extracted from the colon. You want to have enough in there to keep things moving along.

2. Eat 35 - 50 grams of fiber each day.  There are two types of fiber to consider: Soluble and Insoluble.
Insoluble is what we need to work on if you have a slow Bowel Transit Time. This type of fiber does not dissolve in water and helps the materials pass through the large bowel.

Sources of insoluble fiber: whole grains, seeds, nuts, barley, brown rice, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, grapes, and other fruit.

3. Move.  Exercise at least 30 minutes 3 times a week.  More is better.