5 Superfoods To Keep Your Colon Healthy

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Having an unhealthy colon is anything butt a joke. Ahhh…there’s nothing like starting an article off with a great pun. Anyways, the colon, also known as the large intestine, is the last portion of the digestive tract. Many of the body’s organs and systems are connected to the colon, meaning that an unhealthy colon can trigger inflammation, diseases, or problems in other areas of the body.

 

What Does The Colon Do?

When food particles reach the colon, most of the nutrient absorption has already happened. The colon’s job is to absorb residual nutrients, salts, and water and compact the rest of the waste into fecal matter. This is then eliminated via bowel movements. You can actually look to your stools to gauge how your digestive system is functioning.

 

The average American can carry up to 20 pounds of waste in his or her digestive tract. The last thing you want is built up bacteria in the colon. This can lead to gas, constipation, cravings, abdominal strain, chronic inflammation, fatigue, or a hormonal imbalance.

 

You can help to improve the health of your colon by eating the right foods. We have some of the best foods that contribute to a healthy colon. Start incorporating them into your diet and let us know how they work for you.

 

Turmeric:

The active ingredient, curcumin, in turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory properties, which fight inflammation in the colon. When you consume turmeric, it works to clean out carcinogens before they damage your cell DNA. Always try to purchase fresh turmeric root because fresh is best!

 

Flaxseeds:

Did you know that flaxseeds contain two types of dietary fiber? Roughly 20-40% is made up of soluble fiber and the other 60-80% is made up of insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber works to slow digestion and increase consistency of contents in the intestine. All of that helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Now, insoluble fiber allows water to bind to stools, increasing their bulk and resulting in softer excrement. This helps prevent constipation.

 

Garlic & Onions:

Containing sulfides, which work to remove carcinogens and cause apoptosis in cancer cells, garlic and onions are beneficial to consume for a healthy colon. According to a recent study, women who consumed one or two cloves of garlic per week were 32% less likely to develop colon cancer compared to those who didn’t eat garlic. Imagine what would happen if you ate garlic and onions almost every day!

 

Fermented Vegetables:

Fermented vegetables help to break down the foods and the undigested waste, which may be trapped in the intestinal walls. The enzymes in fermented vegetables, cultured sauerkraut in particular, help the body absorb the nutrients from the foods we eat more efficiently. Because fermented vegetables are natural probiotics, they work to improve the overall digestive process.

 

Milk Thistle Seed:

Commonly used as a liver cleansing herb, milk thistle can also benefit the digestive system. It helps to stimulate digestive enzymes and break down fats in the foods you eat. Milk thistle can sometimes have a soft laxative effect, especially if you eat a diet that is rich in fat.

 

These foods are amazing for keeping your colon healthy, but they aren’t the only ones. Eating a lot of cruciferous vegetables (kale, spinach, chard, or collards), fresh fruit, legumes, sprouts, and nuts and seeds can also help to maintain healthy digestion. Let us know how you feel about these foods in the comments below.

 

Sources:

https://www.superfoods-for-superhealth.com/Superfood_Evolution-top-colon-cleansing-superfoods.html

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/foods-that-fight-colon-cancer/

2018-02-22T17:03:24+00:00

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    Q: I am a massage therapist. During a year long detox with the help of a Naturopath I lost about 40 pounds. However, I could only lose weight while fasting. Though I recognized that I was extremely toxic (very thick, dark menses every 15 days to flu-like symptoms) it seemed that fecal matter was getting "stuck" in the bend of the trans. Colon and disc. Colon. Maintaining the weight losses and good health was difficult in spite of being on a wholesome diet. Digestive enzymes seemed to adversely affect digestion since elimination was slow (once a day). Though enzymes worked well in the stomach, I would only gain weight with the use of enzymes: drinking a gallon of water a day only touched my extreme thirst. I would become lethargic and experience painful menses. Cramps, along with swelling in the ankles. Recently a massage therapist who worked with colon massage laid hands on me and told me that my trans. colon was sitting below my belly button. His massaging in the bend of the trans. colon and the disc. Colon was very uncomfortable. We agreed that massage could help with my situation since I felt great after the massage. I take flaxseed oil, prune juice, probiotics, and cranberry juice everyday and I have been seeing a colon hydro therapist for the past five weeks (once a week) with very good results. Is there a special diet that can help pull the trans colon back into position? I really want to be able to eat wholesome foods and look and feel wholesome at the same time. Thank you for your support.

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    I WOULD RECOMMEND COLON REPAIR. CONSIDER THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE AND IT'S CORRELATING DIET (WHICH COMES WITH THE CLEANSE) AND DRINK MUCH VEGETABLE AND FRUIT JUICE, BUT ESPECIALLY VEGETABLE JUICE. FRUITS SMOOTHIES WILL ALSO HELP REPAIR THE COLON. DRINK 2-4 OUNCES OF ALOE VERA JUICE IN A GLASS OF WATER. PERFORM ANTI-GRAVITY EXERCISES 15-MINUTES PER DAY (HAVE LEGS RAISED HIGHER THAN THE FACE - I.E. LEGS UP AGAINST THE WALL WITH HEAD AND BACK ON THE GROUND). PERFORM ENEMAS AND COLONICS AS WELL. ALL ORGANS ARE REPAIRABLE AND THEREFORE YOU CAN HEAL YOURSELF OF THIS CRISIS. PEACE, OPTIMAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING BE UNTO YOU.

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    Q: For the last few months off and on when I have bowel movements that are not "normal". I read somewhere that one's waste should float. My waste however comes out whole but tends to disintegrate in the water. I am very regular, I use the bathroom at least 3 times a day after each meal and maintain a pretty healthy vegan diet about 70% live foods. I was wondering if there could be an issue with absorption, or assimilation in my colon, possibly a fiber issue?

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    Yes, stools should be whole (not disintegrate) and should float in the toilet water. Try increasing your dietary fiber intake with whole fruits and vegetables. Read some of our COLON articles on our site under "Articles."

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    Q: I want to purchase the same colon and digestive herb (#6) that is in the FULL BODY DETOX. I only see the COLON FORMULA on the site. I'm assuming it's not the same since you only take three a day and not five.

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    FIRST OF ALL - OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAYED RESPONSE DUE TO A RADIO PROMOTION THIS WEEK THAT BACKED US UP IN INQUIRIES. WHAT YOU WANT TO ORDER IS THE COLON FORMULA". YOU JUST TAKE 3 CAPSULES A DAY INSTEAD OF 5.

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    Q: I was told I have melanosis of the colon, and I shouldn't take anymore colon cleansers. Would my colon become damaged, if I do the Full Body Detox?

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    No, The Full Body Detox would actually help your colon!

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    Q: Can you please advise if the colon cleansing will have any effects if I suffer from loose stools rather than constipation? Have had issues with loose stools since my gall bladder was removed. Some improvement when I was diagnosed with thyroid disease and began taking Synthroid, but I still have issues with very loose stools and severe gas at times. Can this colon cleansing relieve these issues? Also, I have an allergy to nuts, all kinds. Can I still take the cleansing formulas that include the shells of walnuts; I believe is what it said. I must be very careful because I have been hospitalized after ingesting a very minute amount of what I think was peanuts. Your advice would be greatly appreciated as I am very interested in trying your products but at the same time I must be careful with my allergies. Also I’m allergic to eggs.

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    YOU WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. BLACK WALNUT HULLS ARE SAFE FOR YOU. IT'S NOT ACTUALLY A NUT, BUT THE HULL FROM IT. ALLERGIES ARE OVERCOME WITH DEEP CLEANSING ON THE CELLULAR AND TISSUE LEVEL. REMOVAL OF THE GALLBLADDER HAS THROWN YOUR BODY OUT OF WHACK. HOWEVER, THE BODY DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMPENSATE.

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    Q: I am interested in the COLON FORMULA. I do not have a problem with constipation, but about twice a year I use an over the counter product just for cleansing purposes. I have a concern about the harshness of this product, and the walnut hulls. Are you speaking of the most hard outer shell or the inner husk?

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    How do you know there is harshness with the product when you've never tried it? Try a natural thing as freely as you have tried UNNATURAL things. Be fair and unbiased against nature! Black Walnut Hull is the outer hull, pulverized of course. Think positive and you will attract positive. Think results and you will attract results!

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    Q: I ordered the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE and this is day 3. I have been experiencing a lot of cramping and runny, liquid bowel movements. I have not taken any of the formulas this morning because of the effects I've been having. It's certainly working because in the last movement I passed a lot of mucus. I would like to complete the full 10 days but if these are the side effects I can't go to work this way. I have already taken today off. Should I discontinue the program or cut back on one of the formulas? One last note, I have been sticking with raw fruits and vegetables.

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    I WOULD SUGGEST YOU CUT BACK ON THE NUMBER OF CAPSULES YOU ARE TAKING. TAKE A DAY OR TWO OFF FROM THE KIT AND RE-START BUT ONLY TAKE 2-3 CAPSULES OF EACH FORMULA WHEN YOU START BACK UP. DIARRHEA IS A SIGN OF HARD STOOLS TRAPPED IN THE COLON AND THE BODY IS ATTEMPTING TO LIQUIFY THEM. THAT'S ALL! FYI: WE GIVE PEOPLE THIS INFORMATION IN OUR â€DETOX TROUBLESHOOTING†GUIDE, "â€FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE†SECTION (FOUND UNDER "MORE SERVICES" BOX ON HOME PAGE), AND THE ARTICLES â€DIARRHEA†AND â€HEALING CRISIS†ALL AVAILABLE ON OUR SITE. REMEDIES ARE ON OUR SITE FOR PEOPLE. HANG IN THERE! DON'T QUIT BECAUSE YOU ARE HEALING! DO NOT NEGLECT GOD'S TEMPLE BECAUSE OF WORK EITHER! JUST CUT BACK ON THE DOSAGE!

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    Q: I am having an occult test to check for colon cancer and I am freaking out. They include a pamphlet that says if positive the next phase is surgery and then maybe chemo I would not want either of these things can diet help or with colon cancer is surgery almost always needed?

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    Surgery is always optional! You can heal colon cancer by change of diet and herbs such as our FULL BODY DETOXand 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.

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    Q: I want to know can I take the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE and go to work? Will I be in the bathroom a lot with this product?

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    You might want to set the time aside for this cleanse. When people are concerned about excess defecating, they usually experience it due to the Law of Attraction: what you are worried about you end up attracting to yourself. So I would suggest you find the time to do it (outside of work).

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    Q: I'm looking for a great colon detox. I found many on the internet that shows pictures of long rubber like bowel movements. I was surprise to see that, I feel the same may be inside me. I'm wondering if yours do the same cause I want to totally cleanse my colon. If so how long do I take it and is the bowel movements watery and painful, with your product?

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    At Dherbs, we concentrate on not just the colon but the other eliminative channels, i.e. liver, lungs, kidneys. With our Full Body Detox, you're getting a great colon cleanse, but that which is more balanced and wholistic. It will greatly help to normalize your bowels and counteract all colon pathologies. You will enjoy our Full Body Detox. One of the six formulas is concocted solely for the colon.

    p.s. - We have a 10-day Colon Cleansing Kit coming very soon (January 2008). So stay tuned to Dherbs.Com!

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    Q: Hello, I was wondering if you could suggest an at home colon cleanse that is inexpensive. To be honest with you, I am really on a tight budget right now, and can't afford yours right now. I have heard people say they use Metamucil 2 times a day to cleanse their colon. Could you please advise me if this will work, or something that will?

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    Try our SEN FEN FORMULA or BOWEL MOVERwhich are on sale now (November 2008)! Metamucil is POISON and TOXIC!!!

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    Q: After reading some other natural material, it was stated that you should clean your colon before detoxing you body, because the blood feeds from the colon. Would that be a better way?

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    Detoxing actually cleanses the colon. They are one in the same. When you detox or cleanse the body, you detox or cleanse the colon. When you cleanse or detox the colon, you cleanse or detox the body.

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    Q: I would like to buy a colon cleanser that me and my husband can use together. I do not want to make a large investment right now as it is my first time using dherbs products. Just a starter kind thing..see how it works for us. What do you recommend?

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    I suggest the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE (which will last 5 days between the 2 of you).

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    Q: I have already purchased both FULL BODY DETOX and DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. I was going to do the full body first then the colon cleanse as you suggested. I decided I should go ahead and order the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN because; well I want to get rid of as much waste/weight that I can. I feel sluggish, disgusting and toxic! Is it ok if I perform the weight loss regimen followed by the full body detox then colon cleanse? I am going away for a few weeks and this would work out much better for me as far schedule goes... Or is there a particular order I should follow to make my goal much more effective? I am not sure how strict the airlines are and I doubt I can find organic prune juice and undiluted cranberry juice where I am going....

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    It's okay that you perform the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN first before the others. The key thing is that you perform all three kits.

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    Q: Do I need to take a "Probiotic Supplement" with the FULL BODY DETOX? For the bacteria that needs to stay inside your colon, because we lose good and bad bacteria from the colon from detoxing the whole body. Do good bacteria need to stay in our colon and bodies especially for women's vagina to keep it clean.

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    Taking the supplement in addition to the cleanse is not necessary at all. The cleanse does not eliminate all of the good bacteria, if anything it plays a role in balancing it out. Probiotic supplements are not always the best choice.

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    Q: I am planning to purchase the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. The article recommends this Carminative tea but I don't see it on the site. Can you assist?

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    The Carminative Tea comes with the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.

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    Q: I was considering beginning colon therapy cleansing (8-visits). Would you consider this as an added bonus before [and/or] after using your Full Body Cleanse? The reason for the question is that I will be taking the Anti-Viral Formula right after I do either or both.

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    Yes, colon cleansing can be an added bonus during and after the Full Body Cleanse.

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    Q: I want to lose weight I am about 186 pounds and I would like to be about 163 pounds. I read the difference in the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE but I want to use the one that is best for what I am looking for and they both sound great. But I am comfuse about the one, which will work for me.

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    I suggest you perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. These should get the job done for you. If you choose one kit, go with the FULL BODY DETOX!

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    Q: I ordered the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE and I kept looking for the carminative tea through your products but I can’t seem to find it. Could you please give me the name of a similar tea or something I could find over in the grocery store that would work as good as the carminative tea.

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    THANKS! YOU'RE VERY WELCOME! IF YOU ORDERED THE TEA, YOU SHOULD HAVE IT! PLEASE CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE (866-434-3727) SO THEY CAN EXPEDITE YOU YOUR CARMINATIVE TEA TO YOU.

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    Q: Why should I pay for the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE when I could just get the COLON FORMULA capsules or BOWEL MOVER TEA or capsules which would be less expensive?

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    Cleanses are more potent and ideal for most people who may have never cleansed. The individual formulas are for daily maintenance regimens after performance of a major cleanse. So you would want to take BOWEL MOVER and/or BOWEL MOVER TEA as a daily regimen to help keep you normal when you're not cleansing! I would suggest you take the major cleanses in this order: 1. FULL BODY DETOX, 2. WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN, 3. TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, and 4. 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE