- Colon cleansing is recommended because our modern, complex diets contain high amounts of processed foods and red meat.
- Colon cleansing can be done naturally by eating specific foods, taking herbs, and staying hydrated.
- Instructions for our delicious and easy Cacao Chia Seed colon cleanse.
- Section 1: Should we Cleanse our Colon? — time says yes.
- Section 2: Types of Natural Colon Cleansing — diets, herbs, and laxatives.
- Section 3: Easy Cacao Chia Seed Cleanse — this colon cleanse is easy and delicious!
1. Should we Cleanse our Colon?
Yes, because time tells all.
Imagine a time before then dawn of anything we would today call technological.
A time when there were no water bottles, paper cups nor aluminum cans; no plastic wrap nor tupperware.
And the closest thing to Aspartame was the sweet nectar of fruit and magic elixir of the honey bee.
Before there was fast food, frozen microwave dinners… before beer, cheese, and genetically modified corn and wheat… what did we eat?
For tens of thousands of years humankind thrived—evolved, propagated, and conquered the earth without any of the frivolities of our modern society.
Everything we ate was natural, direct from the cradle of creation as intended, and our bodies have long been adapted to these kinds of foods—fresh fruit, berries, squash, tubers, fresh greens, fish and meats.
This was the age of natural man, these were the ancient times, the foundation and true essence of who we still are today—the basis of our biology and psychology.
Modern society has only lasted a small fraction of time in comparison (~40,000 years vs. ~4,000 years) and can not hold a candle to the ancient torch that burns brightest within us; our ancient heritage, which is the biggest part of all who live today.
Time will tell.
One thing for certain is that the general pace of industrialization (more rapidly in the last 200 years) is far greater than that of evolution.
Our bodies, our colons, our livers, our hearts—have yet to adapt to our present-day eating habits.
Enemas and other colon cleansing rituals were used in ancient Egyptian and Greek societies to rid the body of what they believed to be accumulated, toxic waste products.
That was 4,000 years ago when food was yet to not contain chemical preservatives, pesticides, color additives, and artificial flavors.
Imagine the stress that GMOs and these new, industrial chemical compounds exert on our digestive system and detoxing system today. In rats (with whom we have a common mammalian ancestor and share a surprising 97.5% of our DNA1)https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2352-just-2-5-of-dna-turns-mice-into-men/ ) tumors develop from eating genetically modified foods.
Yes, we certainly should focus on keeping our colons cleansed and free of these foreign materials to help us to avoid:
- Mind fog and mood swings
- Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS)
- Colon Cancer
2. Types of Natural Colon Cleansing
There are two types of colon cleansing:
Type 1: Choosing to Eat the Right Colon Cleansing Foods and Herbs
This is the method we recommend because it is easy to do and there are plenty of delicious foods to integrate into your diet to help keep your colon clean.
What you eat on a regular basis is just as, or more important than cleansing your colon via an enema or with colon hydrotherapy. Often, the best solutions are those that work slowly over time—patience and diligence are both virtues.
Be selective about what you put into your body. Look for the most natural options that are available. Sometimes organic, whole-grain, and non-GMO foods may be more expensive, but can we put a price tag on our health?
GMO and non-organic foods use chemical pesticides and fertilizers to increase yield, thus lowering their cost—but quantity is hardly ever better than quality.
We recommend cleansing slowly over time by adopting eating habits that contain foods that support colon cleansing.
Here are seven quality tips to improve colon health through your diet, habits, and lifestyle:
- Eat a good quantity of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber —
- Drink plenty of clean water —
- Eat plenty of organic fruit and vegetables —
- Eat fermented foods that contain probiotics —
- Do not eat or at least reduce your intake of Red Meat —
- Do not eat any processed foods or meats —
- Eliminate or at least extremely reduce cigarette smoking, drugs & alcohol —
Type 2: Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon Hydrotherapy is a completely natural treatment that is enjoyed by thousands of people every day, from celebrities and film stars to ordinary people of all ages, from all walks of life.
The basics of the process is to wash the colon with water to remove accumulated waste products that the body was not able to eliminate.
It may seem a little strange at first, but the more one learns about the treatment and its many benefits, the more one sees that it is a very normal and natural way to take care of colon health and general wellbeing.
As stated before, most important are the dietary choices we make in everyday life. If we eat consciously, choosing the healthiest foods, the need for colon hydrotherapy may be reduced. But seeing a trusted colon hydrotherapist, or even performing your own enema to help cleanse the liver and digestive systems, may be a good option for those who feel comfortable with taking proactive steps in the detoxing process.
3. Easy Cacao Chia Seed Cleanse
If your desire is simply optimal health and vitality, follow along with this colon cleansing protocol and you’ll feel lighter, healthier and more energized.
A member of the Sage family, Chia is the Mayan word for strength. Chia has easily digestible protein, vitamins, minerals antioxidants, soluble fiber and is high in Omega 3’s.
Referred to as Indian Running Food and used by the Inca’s and Aztecs, chia is really a superfood of superfoods!
Chia can build strength, endurance, energy, balance blood sugar and be a great colon cleanse! In The Magic Of Chia, James Sheer tells a story of Paul Bragg, fitness Guru who died at age 95 in a body-surfing accident. Bragg and a group tested Chia by chewing on chia, like the Tarahumara tribes that run hundreds of miles, sometimes on only a couple mouthfuls of Chia. Bragg and his friend climbed to the top of Mt. Wilson, finished 4 hours and 27 minutes faster than the rest of the group.
Chia is a great fat-substitute that can provide valuable nutrients and fiber. It’s amazing “gel-forming” ability is great news for people wanting to loose weight. New research shows that this gel coats your stomach lining, forming a barrier between your enzymes and carbs, inhibiting the breakdown of carbs into sugar an obvious benefit for diabetics (1).
“Researchers believe this same gel-forming phenomenon takes place in the stomach, creating a physical barrier between carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down, thus slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. In addition to the obvious benefits for diabetics, this slowing of sugar conversion aids endurance.” 2)http://www.kalyx.com
By simply replacing one meal a day with a Cacao Elixir or Chocolate-Chia Pudding you could flush out 3-5 pounds of unwanted colon matter in your first week! Substitute your first meal with the Chocolate Chia Pudding (See Recipes). Chia is an incredible source of protein, is a natural colon cleanser and is extremely hydrating to your colon. The seeds are hydrophilic, meaning they can absorb up to 12 times their size in water!
While Psyllium husks are great, they can get bound up in the colon. They also can go rancid easily, unlike Chia which has more built-in Antioxidants to protect the oils. Chia seeds, when blended dry and added to water just before ingestion can be just as effective or more as a colon cleanse. Be sure to drink a full glass of water after eating Chia as a colon cleanser if using this method. Hydration is Key to a healthy colon. Although it’s generally good to avoid drinking with meals, a little water after a chocolate chia pudding is advised.
In the morning, follow the Awake and Aware protocol in Chapter Four. You may still eat fruit as the first meal, as long as you are not feeling out of balance with Candida or any other infection.
Blend your foods for a minimum of 3-4 days, preferably a week. You can eat anything smooth like mashed (blended) potatoes or yoghurt. The idea is to decrease the amount of stress on your digestive system while providing the ideal environment to release toxins.
***Use discretion. This doesn’t mean to throw a Big Mac in the Vitamix and call it good. Use the concepts of food combining and be gentle on yourself. See recipes for Banana-Kale Smoothy, Creamy Mashed Cauliflower and Raw Hot Seaweed Soup.
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