Poisoned by Your Own Body
This “Minor” Health Problem Is Anything But … How to Avoid Being Poisoned by Your Own Body!
Constipation can be embarrassing. Most people don’t want to talk to their doctor about it. And doctors often think of it as a “minor” health problem. However, it can be anything but minor. Constipation can actually lead to being poisoned by your own body.
According to a new university study, that’s exactly the risk 1 out of every 5 people in the U.S. is taking. Especially mature adults. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself…
When You Can’t “Go,” Frustration Is the Least of Your Problems
If you’re one of the 63 million people in the U.S. who suffer with constipation, you know frustration. The uncomfortably bloated feeling… the straining… and when you finally do get some relief, it’s painful and too little.
If you strain to eliminate waste, you face yet another problem: Inflamed veins in your anal area. These “piles” can make even just sitting down an agony. Could it be any worse?
Unfortunately, yes. Because there’s something else happening… something subtle, but dangerous. You’re also being poisoned.
How Healthy Digestive Systems Break Down
A diet rich in animal protein is a double-edged sword. High-quality protein can help you lose weight, improve your body composition, and sharp and alert. But much of the animal protein available today isn’t high quality.
While your distant ancestors thrived on wild game, most animal protein we eat today is from domesticated sources. So it’s much higher in fat. Even worse, most of it is grain-fed.
Your ancestors ate animals that fed on grass or browse. The nutrient profiles of animals fed naturally vs. those eating grain are far different. Add in all the processed foods we eat today – and ridiculous portion sizes – and you have a classic recipe for constipation.
Our diets tend to be low in fiber and high in fat. Much of the protein we eat is low quality. And we top off our diets with a lot of junk food. All of this conspires to create long “transit times” – the time it takes food to go from being eaten to being eliminated.
And that’s where the problem comes in.
There’s Something Worse Than Food Rotting in Your Gut
Tens of billions of bacteria inhabit your gut. They can boost immune function, make key vitamins, enhance your intestines’ immune defenses, and much more. A healthy mix of gut bacteria even helps you digest your food.
But all of this depends on what you eat and how you act. Eat lots of processed foods and fatty meat – especially from factory farms – and you can throw the whole balance out of whack.
If you live a sedentary life, it gets even worse. Because inactivity slows transit time… exaggerating the problem.
But a diet high in fiber, low in processed foods, and including high-quality protein can help you avoid constipation. Add in a higher activity level, and you can maximize your gut’s transit time.
And minimize the poisons affecting 63 million Americans today.
You see, high-fat proteins, processed carbs, and other low-quality foods provide a feast for unhealthy bacteria. Your gut’s “friendly” bacteria prefer to feed on fiber, but they’ll eat what they can get.
But when bacteria only get junk to eat, they produce degradation products – toxins – that encourage ill health.
That’s the key to what the university researchers discovered. Slow transit times lead to higher levels of degradation products… while fast transit times lead to lower levels of these poisons.1
As I mentioned above, most people can maximize their transit times with a healthy eating plan and physical activity. But what about folks who can’t? Because there are millions of them.
Natural Secrets to Get Things Moving
If dietary fiber and being more active and increased activity don’t solve the problem, you have other options.
For example, psyllium husk – a rich source of fiber – can help ease constipation by adding bulk and moisture to waste.
In a Nebraska study, some volunteers added psyllium husk to their diet. Within weeks, they were “going” more often, and experienced significant relief. The rest of the volunteers – who didn’t take psyllium – didn’t see any improvements, either.2
If you’re over 40, your grandparents may have used a home remedy to stay regular. In my grandparent’s day, most families seemed to have a box of prunes on hand, just in case. But, until recently, prunes hadn’t been proven in a clinical trial.
In 2011, doctors at the University of Iowa finally put prunes to the test.
They took two groups of volunteers suffering with constipation. They gave one group psyllium daily for 3 weeks. The second group ate a small amount of prunes. The psyllium worked, but the group eating prunes got even more relief.
Next, the doctors gave both groups a week off. After that week, they gave prunes to the original psyllium group, and vice versa. Each group took their assigned remedy for 3 weeks. Once again, prunes outperformed psyllium.3
So both prunes and psyllium can help get you moving again. Unfortunately, neither speeds up transit times. But something else does…
Don’t Just Get Moving… Get Moving Faster
Senna has been used for centuries to promote regularity. While fiber adds bulk and softens stool, senna stimulates the bowels to move. Combined, they can be very effective.
In one study, for example, psyllium combined with senna got 31% better results than psyllium alone.
Senna has another important property. It speeds food through your colon – the last stage before elimination. And also the stage where bacteria do most of their feeding – and the risk of creating toxins is highest.
A 1993 German study looked at colon transit times in constipated volunteers. They compared the volunteers’ normal transit times to those when taking fiber, senna, and senna plus fiber.
Fiber alone didn’t change transit times. But both groups taking senna saw their transit times cut in half!5
Faster transit times gives bacteria less time to feed on your waste… and less time to brew up unhealthy toxins.
Powerful Support in Your Fight Against Toxic Build-Up
If you’re not very regular, fiber can help. But as we’ve just seen, fiber alone may not offer maximum results.
That’s why there’s Colo-Cleanse.
Colo-Cleanse is a combination of psyllium and prune for fiber, senna to speed elimination along, and four other herbs. This unique formula is designed to help you gently clear out and detoxify your bowels.
You know you feel better when you’re not “backed up.” And it’s not just how you feel… you are healthier when your bowels aren’t clogged with gunk.
To discover how the natural herbs in Colo-Cleanse can help you get moving again – and reduce the load of toxins in your gut – just visit BestLife-Herbals.com.
Yours in continued good health,
Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
1 DTU Food (Danish Technical University), “Food’s transit time is a key factor in digestive health,” Jun 27, 2016.
2 Ashraf, W., et al, “Effects of psyllium therapy on stool characteristics, colon transit and anorectal function in chronic idiopathic constipation,” Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 1995; 9: 639-647.
3 Attaluri, A., et al, “Randomised clinical trial: dried plums (prunes) vs. psyllium for constipation,” Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Apr 2011; 33(7): 822-828.
4 Marlett, J.A., et al, “Comparative laxation of psyllium with and without senna in an ambulatory constipated population,” Am J Gastroenterol. Apr 1987; 82(4): 333-337.
5 Ewe, K., et al, “Influence of Senna, Fibre, and Fibre + Senna on Colonic Transit in Loperamide-Induced Constipation,” Pharmacology .1993; 47: 242-248.
The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure and disease.
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