Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Magic Of High Fiber For Your Digestive System

by: Brandon H. Masters

If you are trying to be healthier, a habit of diet and exercise may not be enough. If you have been trying to be healthy but still notice that you feel a bit lethargic and that the weight is not coming off as soom as you would like, a colon cleaning may be the solution you need. The problem may not be what you are eating, but the toxins that may still be stuck in your system and need to be removed. There is a natural way to do this.

While many people like to overlook the colon, a meeting between 57 doctors at the Royal Society of Medicine in Great Britain agreed that the majority of diseases come from poisonous bacteria that are all absorbed into the body through the intestines and colon. This is more prevalent if you suffer from constipation, because the toxins sit in the colon longer.

While often when you have a medical problem such as a headache or a heart problem you won’t necessarily think to blame your colon for the ailment, these medical officials say you should.

If you are unsure of what the colon is or how it works, it’s your large intestine. Picture a tube that is five feet long that all the chewed up and digested food goes into. After your body has pulled all the things it needs from your food, it moves onto the colon to prepare to be eliminated from the body. The way to keep that waste from sitting there and starting to push more toxins into your system is to make sure waste is eliminated in a timely manner. The best way to do that is to make sure you have enough fiber in your diet (the recommended amount is 20-35 grams of fiber every day), but few people do.

When it comes to a job title, the colon is essentially the body’s garbage truck. Its job is to take the waste that is in the system and move it out of the body. And in fine working condition, it is a busy system. The majority of naturopathic physicians believe that people should be having bowel movements 2-3 times a day. They also say that when someone has fewer than 2 movements a day, they are constipated. That means the waste is sitting longer than it should be in the system, and that can lead to more bacteria creation and more toxins being absorbed into the body.

Once those toxins are absorbed through the colon walls they can get into the blood stream and travel the blood-rivers of the body until they decide to stick to tissue and other portions of the body. This is when you will notice various ailments as the bacteria take hold.

And it’s not just the traveling toxins that are a problem. The toxic material that will begin to coat the wall of your intestines will also block the good nutrients your body needs from being able to be absorbed.

Luckily this is something that can be changed by making a few changes to your daily habits. Simply adding more fiber to your diet to get up to the recommended amount of 20-35 grams per day will help your colon keep moving things through and working well.

What to eat to cleanse your colon? The kind of fiber you want is soluble fiber that will absorb that various toxins and other materials in your system and move them through with it. This kind of fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, bran and other simliar items.

Most people don’t eat enough fiber every day, but they can still get enough to promote digestive health. While everyone should try to add more fiber into their meals, if that is not going to happen for you, there are a number of supplements you can look into and take to make sure your body is still getting the fiber it needs.

About The Author
Brandon H. Masters is a Health Enthusiast, Researcher and Veteran of the Natural Products Industry. He is passionate about educating others on the benefits of wellness solutions through better nutrition and detoxification.

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