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by Ellen Landauer
Colon detox diets - almost everything you've read about them is WRONG!
High quality nutrition plays a vital role in health and healing. The better your nutrition, the easier and faster your detoxification program will work!
PHOTO ABOVE: Life on the Mongolian steppes is harsh and unforgiving. Nothing but sparse grasses and shrubs.
The reindeer transform plants that no human could digest into nutrient-dense, high-octane food that contains all we need for vibrant health - a true colon detox diet! The nutrients in the grasses are broken down and concentrated - this is REAL plant concentrate suitable for humans.
What image comes to YOUR mind when you think of colon detox diets?
Do visions of sprouts, celery, carrots, nuts and enough grain and nuts to fatten a few hogs piled high in your pantry come to mind?
Maybe you see yourself dubiously staring at a bottle of ground psyllium seed husks (commonly used as a bulk cleanse)?
Are you wondering how to gulp down two tablespoons of the stuff mixed with 16 ounces of water, before it morphs into a mass of rubbery gel?
Should you eat like a rabbit, a monkey...or maybe a mule?
Does a healthy, cleansing diet have to mean deprivation? NO!
Foods that support and maintain superb health are appealing, delicious, and satisfying! Your menu can rival that of the best whole foods gourmet restaurants!
Colon detox diets can be easily understood using an analogy.
Suppose you fill the gas tank of your car with a mixture of gasoline and water? As you drive along, voluminous backfiring, belching and hiccuping begins, accompanied by bucking and snorting. The car may even sputter and come to a complete stop.
Why? Because a gasoline and water mixture is not clean-burning fuel for a car engine. After such an episode, your mechanic may find that the spark plugs are 'gunked up.'
Similarly, many things eaten by the average person are not clean-burning fuel for humans.
We then suffer similar consequences as the car (voluminous backfiring included)! Over time, our bodies become 'gunked up' and our metabolic functions start to sputter...(I won't go any further than that - don't want to spoil our fun)!
That 'voluminous backfiring,' belching and hiccuping is a phenomenon is something I've seen far too much of in dear friends of mine who mistakenly thought 'more fiber = cleaner digestive tract.'
Did you know that eating too much fiber can actually CAUSE CONSTIPATION?
Yup, that's right! **Take a look through the possible side effects of taking Metamucil (commercial psyllium husk based bulking agent).**
This may sound radical to you, but a colon detox diet should not include fiber! Fiber is one of the most indigestible elements in foods. It is cellulose - which is found in abundance in such things as wood pulp (wood pulp is even added to some foods as cheap bulk)!
If you are lucky, any fiber you eat will pass through and be eliminated promptly. (No, it does not 'cleanse the gut).
If you are like most people, fiber will clog your digestive system. It is an irritant, damaging and inflaming the lining of your intestines.
A Rolfing client of mine years ago who was on a high fiber diet came in one time in terrible discomfort with much gas and distended belly. She had taken a psyllium husk drink and the increased mass interfered with peristalsis. It took 45 minutes of gentle work on her abdominal area to bring her some degree of relief.
PHOTO ABOVE: Fresh eggs from pasture raised chickens as part of colon detox diets?
The most healthy foods are, most importantly, clean-burning fuel for our bodies.
True colon detox diet foods provide support for healthy bacterial balance in the whole digestive system. For example, choose a high-quality yogurt with real probiotics. (A cheap yogurt loaded with sugar will destroy bacterial balance because the sugar encourages growth of harmful fungal life forms such as candida albicans).
Truly healthy nutrition supports the health of the columnar epithelial cells lining the digestive tract. Amino acids (protein building blocks), among other nutrients, help the gut lining to be strong.
Minerals and B-vitamins support the production of digestive juices. This in turn improves clean-burning of our food/fuel.
A colon detox diet is nutrient-rich and has minimal or no toxicity.
For more information on REAL colon detox diet, see the following pages:
Remember the analogy of the car and fuel... diets that provide clean-burning fuel are the best colon detox diets for you!
Ellen Landauer is an expert with over 40 years in-depth study and experience of the safe and effective use of nutritional supplements, botanical extracts and detoxification methods.
She is Certified as an Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration body therapy developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf - also known as Rolfing. This hands-on therapy is the deepest, most comprehensive body alignment therapy.
Ellen Landauer is also a PUBLISHED AUTHOR!
To learn more about Ellen Landauer, see her detailed bio HERE
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