Why Aren’t You Paying Attention to Your Colon?
Most of us didn’t learn a doggone thing in school that was in-sync with everyday living, especially when it comes to life and health. And you ask why? It’s because it just wasn’t taught. Period.
Somewhere, a long time ago, some NON-visionary individual implemented a lifetime of subjects, that MOST people NEVER use, threw them into dull, un-imaginary classes, and called it school (Sidenote: We actually ONLY needed a few of these subjects, really).
In someone’s estimation, this was WAY more significant than teaching us ‘how to think by using our OWN creative intelligence and how to take proper care of our bodies. So, here we are just starting to “catch on” to what’s REALLY important!
I said ALL OF THAT, to say this, “Who ever informed you how important it really Is to keep your colon clean and protected from disease?” And I already know the answer. NOBODY!
Our colons are basically the most important part of our entire digestive system. This is where DISEASE BEGINS, if it isn’t taken care of properly.
According to Health Line, your colon is responsible for absorbing the body’s nutrients and minerals, and absorbing the body’s water. It also eliminates the waste. In other words, the colon takes out the body’s garbage.
Your digestive system is your colon, your mouth, your esophagus, your stomach, and your small and large intestine. They’re all connected.
If any part of your digestive system doesn’t work properly, it means HUGE problems for you, all the way from CONSTIPATION through DIARRHEA, and everything in between.
Most people don’t ‘give a hoot’ about their colons, until they get sick. However, according to Health Line, again, colon issues can include Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chron’s Disease, Diverticulitis, Ulcers and Colon Cancer, to name a few. People who already have some of these diseases could give you an earful of what they go through everyday. You don’t have to let this be you!
So, if you have any colon or digestive issues, listen up! Now’s your time to be educated and to be more aware of keeping your colon and digestive system safe. It’s your INTERNAL INSURANCE POLICY that will keep you out of doctor’s offices and hospitals for years to come.
GREAT COLON STORY FROM THE COLON WHISPERER:
Why is the colon so important? by Toni Schumacher Lund
One day the body got together and decided to have a board meeting. Here’s what went on behind closed doors. There was intense discussion to determine:
WHO WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE BODY.
The BRAIN was the first to speak. “Without me, nothing would be accomplished.”
Then the HEART spoke up. “Without me, pumping blood to your brain you could not function.”
The ARMS laughed. “You’re both wrong, without me to put food in the mouth, nothing would work.”
The LEGS quickly added. “Without me you couldn’t get your food”
The STOMACH said, “Without me, your food would not digest.”
The LUNGS bellowed back, “Without me, you couldn’t breathe.”
The EYES blinked, “Without me you could not see.”
The KIDNEYS snorted, “Without me, you could not detoxify and eliminate.”
The COLON meekly spoke up. “I am important. You need me to eliminate all of the garbage from your systems.”
Everyone laughed and made fun of him. “How can you be as important as we are. You’re just a smelly old sewer.”
The poor colon… his feelings were hurt. He turned away, and thought, I’ll show them. HE SHUT DOWN!! Then he sat back and watched what would happen.
The BRAIN was stupefied.
The HEART’S beat was weak.
The ARMS and LEGS were weak and couldn’t move.
The LUNGS breathing was shallow.
The EYES became cloudy.
The KIDNEYS quit.
Then the COLON looked around and decided it was time to call another meeting.
It wasn’t too lively this time, but everyone was in total agreement.
The COLON WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT ORGAN.
SO HOW DO YOU PROTECT YOUR COLON?
Here are the 6 quick excerpts given by Cancer.org:
1). Get screened for colorectal cancer
2). Eat lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains
3). Get regular exercise
4). Watch your weight
5). Don’t smoke
6). Limit alcohol
Now, for a more in-depth HOLISTIC (whole body approach) to protecting your colon, here are some significant things to be aware of and to take action on:
Very Well Health, on the internet, says some very key studies say to prevent colon issues, the body needs:
1). High blood levels of Vitamin D. If you don’t know what food is giving you Vitamin D, buy a ‘whole food’ Vitamin D tablet from a trusted source; NOT Vitamin D tablets from a commercial drug store. You can also get plenty of Vitamin D from early morning sunshine bathing for about 10 minutes or so. Since we’ve destroyed our own ozone layer, after 9:00 am or 10:00 am, the sun is “too hot” and more lethal for sunbathing. That’s our society’s fault; not nature’s fault.
2). For colon protection, Very Well Health continues to say you need more Folate or Vitamin B that comes from foods like asparagus and spinach. How many times have you had asparagus or spinach in the last year? Unless you’re vegan or vegetarian, I bet you haven’t had any of these things more than once or twice. Just guessin’! And if you don’t like these foods, you can drink them. Fresh juices with vegetables taste WAY better than they do for some people than eating them. Besides, you get the benefit of them faster (straight into the bloodstream) and they are FAR easier to digest. Personally, I drink the powder, full of greens, from PurityProducts.com daily, called the Organic Juice Cleanse. It gives you a whole day of Vitamins and Minerals you never get from having to eat them. I put a big scoop of green powder into a Green drink and I’m good to go. Find a powder with Kale, Spinach, Wheatgrass, Greens, Spirilina and stuff like that, that you know is GREAT for you, and “DRINK UP!”
3). Very Well Health says ‘Quercetin’ also stalls the growth of colon cancer. Bet you never even heard of this one? It’s an anti-oxidant you can get in pill form and is naturally found in apples, onions, and berries. Once again, you can drink these things. Homemade smoothies or juicing allows you to put in A LOT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES that you can actually like, while getting a full day of supreme vitamins and minerals, along with protecting your colon.
4). White Tea and Green Tea is great for inhibiting colon issues, too. Your herbal teas, which you can get at health food stores and many commercial stores (these days) are very beneficial to overall health. They are full of anti-oxidants and they go directly into the bloodstream.
5). Very Well Health also mentioned the
- Screening B) Healthy Diet C) Exercise and D) Limiting Alcohol, similar to the Cancer organizatioon.
My MAIN man, Dr. Mercola (who you can Google for his informative Articles) says up to 50% of colon cancer cases are preventable through a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. 50% guys! He also says you can optimize your Vitamin D levels by having more vegetables, garlic and fiber and avoiding processed meat, which also lowers colon cancer risks.
Dr. Mercola says that research has found people who eat red meat have a 24% greater risk of colon cancer. However, he also says that grass-fed beef is far better for you and actually has some cancer-fighting compounds.
So, he recommends that if you’re a meat eater, to stick to organically raised grass-fed meats ONLY and cooked fairly rare to medium; not well-done, due to carcinogens.
Dr. Mercola says Garlic and Tumeric (raw or in pill form) have many medicinal properties for your colon, as well. In other words, it’s your REAL medicine, without the side effects.
One of the MAIN PRODUCTS I recommend for COLONS, as well as, overall body health (your INTERNAL INSURANCE POLICY) is GEORGE’s ALOE VERA JUICE. Read a little about it’s benefits on my website at foodsthatcauseconstipation..com, under Articles. Every one in the family can benefit from George’s Aloe Vera Juice… babies, seniors, parents, students, you name it. No side effects. Tastes like Spring Water. The ONLY brand that I know, which takes out the bitter taste. You only need 2 or 3 capfuls in the morning and 2 or 3 capfuls at night before sleep. No crying babies at night. No more stomachaches. No more constipation challenges, either. It’s a plant from heaven. The Aloe Vera Juice is a drink, not to be confused with, the Aloe Vera Gel, which is used on the outside of the body.
Our bodies are our precious instruments that we were graciously given at birth, to take special care of. Just being more aware and more active in doing that is a 1st step. Even if it’s a baby step; it’s a step, nonetheless. No one is telling you to give up everything you like. The suggestions are there to simply help you become more balanced and to give yourself more Tender Loving Care (TLC). A little TLC never hurt anybody and TLC for your COLON is a MUST!