People come to me with their problems. One of the problems I hear about most often is that women have little or no sex drive. What most people don’t realize is that constipation is the cause of many sexual issues. If you have digestive issues like millions of Americans do, there is a domino effect that ensues. When you don’t digest your food properly, your immune system malfunctions. When your immune systems doesn’t work efficiently, your endocrine system doesn’t work.
Diverticulitis, Crone’s and Colitis have reached epidemic proportions in our society. It is estimated that lost work, wages and medical costs come to over 50 billion dollars a year due to digestive issues.
The annual cost of prescriptions and over-the-counter products for digestive issues is approximately 2.5 billion dollars a year in the US alone. This statistic has grown at a steady rate over the last decade by 10%. Stress and digestive issues can cause depression. With more young people eating poor diets, could this be the cause of the suicide rate rising in young adults and teens?
10%. To give you an idea of how big of an issue constipation and digestive issues are, Americans spent the following on these products:
Laxatives: $900 million per year
Antacids: $1 billion per year
Antihemorroidals: $250 million per year
Antidiarheals: $100 million per year
Cancer of the colon and cancer of the rectum are the second highest most common forms of cancer in North America, exceeded only by lung cancer. It is estimated that one out of every 10 will die from one of these two diseases. Let’s change these sad statistics and begin taking care of our lovely colon, shall we?
What is The Emotional Cause Of Constipation? According to Louise Hay, constipation is refusing to release old ideas. Stuck in the past. Sometimes stinginess. The mantra to heal constipation is: As I release the past, the new and fresh and vital enter. I allow life to flow through me.
What Does The Colon Do?
The colon, along with the lungs, skin and kidneys are designed to eliminate toxins in the intestines, blood, and lymph systems. For more detailed information go here.
As disgusting as it may be, most people have between 5 and 25 pounds of undigested waste built up in their colon. This waste never leaves. Instead it builds up, creating a toxic waste dump that wreaks havoc on your immune system. The toxins from undigested
food are cycled back through the bloodstream, creating illness, and lost libido. When your immune system is compromised, sex goes out of the window and the bedroom!
Constipation is a problem for millions of people. If you empty your bowel only a couple of times a week, you are constipated. If you have very small stools, or rabbit-like pellets, you are constipated. If you have to strain, you are constipated. Even those who empty their colon regularly, can still be considered constipated.
Think of it this way; if you are 30 years old and have been eating regularly since you arrived here, you have probably consumed over 32,850 meals. If you are 60 or older you have consumed 65,000+ meals. That is a lot of gunk and grime that has built up in your system. Most tribal societies and religious cultures have a period of fasting for a reason. The body needs a rest. Taking 9 days off from eating can net you an amazing result. A flatter tummy, no more bloating and a cancer free colon!
There are many foods that you can eat to add fiber to your diet. Women should consume 25 grams of fiber a day. Men need to consume 35 to 40 grams of fiber a day. Yet most people only eat 15 to 20 grams a day, if they are lucky. However, fiber alone does not rectify the built up of undigested fecal matter in your colon. A cleanse once a year will assist you to have better digestion, colon health, mental clarity and added energy. Following are some healthy foods to add fiber till you can do your cleanse.
Before taking supplements to aid your constipation, let food be thy medicine:
chia – soaked in water, followed by 16 ounces of water
Best Time To Cleanse?
The best time to do a cleanse is at the change of seasons. I prefer to do a cleanse in the spring. There are two simple reasons for me to do a colon cleanse in the spring. The first is that I am ready to shed weight I have accumulated over the winter months, and two, I want to look great in my bathing suit. A colon cleanse can help you lose weight, although that is not the reason I do the cleanse. It does happen to be a great and positive side effect.
To Eat Or Not To Eat? That is The Question
When I do a colon cleanse I want to do the best option. I take three days prior to beginning my cleanse to cut out protein, like meat or dairy. I eat vegetables and fruits three days prior to starting my
cleanse. I prepare mentally for it, cleaning out my refridgerator and cutting down activities away from the house to a minimum. Then the last two days prior to beginning my cleanse I eat only fruit. This way I have bulked up my system with plenty of fiber rich foods as well as hydrating my self prior to the fast.
I have been doing colon cleanses for the last ten years. I have experimented and have tried several. My favorite is Blessed Herb Colon Cleanse. I like this cleanse because it utilizes betonite clay and Psyllium seed husks. Betonite clay absorbs all the toxins caught in the intestinal tract and the Psyllium seed fills up the colon purging all the putrification as it is excreted. The digestive stimulator capsules are taken prior to beginning drinking the betonite clay, psyllium seed and apple juice drink. It is like having a thorough dusting and cleaning of the digestive tract, with a little vacuuming thrown in for good measure. I promise you, the results of this cleanse are so worth it.
Blessed Herb has been the leading colon cleanse for 25 years. Right now, it happens to be on sale. I ordered mine today.
Hydro colon Therapy – Colonics
Hydro colon Therapy is a manner of cleansing the colon with a rush of warm water through the rectum, up into the colon. I am not a fan of this method of cleansing. Why? Intuition. The guidance I get is this: You don’t send an intense stream of water pushing excrement upward containing toxic bacteria into a chute that was meant to be an exit point.
THE DANGER OF HYDRO COLON THERAPY
After I received the intuitive guidance NOT to do colonics, one of my Landscape clients in Atlanta Georgia confirmed my intuition.
She was a professor at a local university, intelligent and spiritual. She purchased a series of hydrocolonic therapies, as a favor to a practitioner she knew. Somehow, a little bit of the stream went too far upward and bacteria from the intestine got into an area it shouldn’t have. She became extremely ill, almost dying. The toxicity entered all of her joints. She walked hunched over as if she was 105 years old, for over ten months in terrible, intense pain. She tried everything to overcome the toxins. Taking her over two years to recover. Needless to say, she will not be doing colonics again. Lesson learned.
The Blessed Herb Colon Cleanse
The Blessed Herb kit comes with everything you need, except the organic apple juice. It is an easy cleanse to do. The powder mix is tasty and is available in two different flavors. I prefer the ginger flavor over peppermint. What I will tell you is that every addictive thought you have about food will surface during day one and two. However, by day 3, you will begin to feel terrific. You will be energized, your immune system is given a re-boot and your sex drive returns.
My brain function is amazingly clear and focused. The biggest reason I like this cleanse is that it cleans out mucoid plaque and even parasites if you have them ONLY WHEN you do the best option. The best option means no food for 9 days. Once you do the best option, you won’t choose any other. You will lose weight, gain clarity, focus and energy in a big way. Here is a link to several others cleanses, if you wish to look further.
My personal experience
I have personally tried the Master Cleanse, which is lemon juice, maple syrup and cayene. This cleanse is very hard on the system and very acidic. I was extremely hungry the entire time. It was not productive as far as eliminating waste from the colon either. I have also tried other products that I picked up from the health food store. I have spent $40 – $50.00 and not gotten the results that I received from the Blessed Herb cleanse. Blessed Herb is $89.00 for the entire kit, with a 25% off coupon at the moment.
I made my own apple juice for part of the cleanse as well as organic vegetable broth to drink once or twice a day. I really did not get hungry at all during the entire 9-day process. The first two days, I thought about chewing, crunching, eating and consuming food a lot. All of my food obsessions and addictions danced in front of my mind’s eye for two entire days. Then they stopped. When you do a body cleanse, your thoughts, beliefs and blocks about food will surface. They are released as well in the process.
Blessed Herb Cleanse Ingredients:
Ingredients of Blessed Herb Cleanse Digestive Stimulator
Cape Aloe leaf, Aloe Vera leaf , Cascara Sagrada bark, Triphala† (Amla fruit, Chebulic Myrobalan fruit, Belleric Myrobalan fruit), Chinese Rhubarb root†, Barberry root, Dandelion root†, Fringe Tree root bark, Meadowsweet aerial parts†, English Plantain aerial parts†, Ginger root†, Fennel seed†, Peppermint leaf†, Fenugreek seed† and Licorice root†
Toxin Absorber Ingredients
Psyllium seed husks†, Bentonite Clay, Apple pectin, Ginger root† or Peppermint leaf††Certified Organically Grown, all others Wild Harvested with care or High Quality herbs.
Mucoid plaque is a black rubbery substance that builds up inside the colon over time to protect the inside layer of tissue from toxic compounds of drugs, indigestible food additives like high fructose, asprin, alcohol, table salt, and incomplete digestion of complex carbohydrates and other corosive foods. Mucoid plaque prevents the body from naturally absorbing nutrients. Mucoid plaque is not the normal mucosa. It is a rubber-like substance that can be 12 – 20 inches in length or more. Yes, there are websites that refute that such a substance exists. Having done a colon cleanse properly about eight years ago, I found this disgusting rubber stuff on day 7 of my colon cleanse using Blessed Herb Colon Cleanse. When you have mucoid plaque your body cannot properly absorb or digest food. You will bloat when you eat.
(No I don’t get a kick back from your purchase. I promise!)
The first time I did the colon cleanse I consumed food at the same time, thinking that the cleanse would work just as well when I ate. It didn’t. To really cleanse the bowel we need to stop eating for the duration of the cleanse. This way your organs all get a rest from the arduous task of digestion.
Have you ever noticed the elderly? They are often feeble, weak and undernourished. This is because over time, their colon has become toxic and is not allowing them to absorb the nutrition from the food that they eat. Death truly does begin in the colon. Why not take care of this very delicate and hardworking organ, now?
Think of it this way, if you don’t go to the bathroom every time you eat another meal – you are dying a little bit. Rancid undigested food is building up in your colon creating a thick layer of inflammation and mucoid plaque that builds with each meal you consume. One meal in – one meal out. As you eat, you ought to be excreting the old. In with the new, out with the old. Have you ever watched a breast fed baby. He will be nursing and pooping at the same time. This is the natural way that our digestive system is supposed to work. Do a cleanse and watch how your mood shifts, energy levels increase and your sex drive returns!
Jennifer Elizabeth Masters is a love and passion coach, healer and author. Self love is the cornerstone of her work. If you don’t love you, all of the above R’s will be difficult for you to achieve. You may fake it, try it but won’t be able to sustain it. If you don’t love you, how can you expect anyone else to? Self love is our total acceptance of who we are as we are NOW! It is possible. Jennifer is a pathfinder, helping people find their personal path of passion, love and joy in life. If you aren’t happy with you, your life or what you are doing, isn’t it time you hired someone who is?
Jennifer walks the walk and talks the talk. She lives what she writes about. She is available Monday through most Saturdays for assessment sessions which allow you to discover what your goals and intentions are for you and your life to see if they fit with Jennifer’s work. She is honest, authentic and approachable. Far from perfect, but certainly happy with herself and her life, her work has helped thousands of people heal and discover true happiness and love.