Often going unnoticed, the colon may have the greatest impact on beauty, health, and wellness. The colon is not just a sophisticated food processor. It contains the largest component of the immune system and is where most serotonin, the feel good hormone, is made.
Now being called the “second brain,” the colon contains more nerve cells and connections than the brain, and it includes trillions of bacteria (more than the number of cells in the rest of the body) that play a vital role in providing essential nutrients, tuning the immune system, and even supporting the brain in creating your mood. While not the sexiest of subjects, natural colon care is a great way to assist weight regulation, improve your mood, and create glowing skin that begins within.
Fortify, Flush, Feed
FORTIFY: There is a war going on in your colon between bacteria. Power up your pro flora, or good bacteria, by taking a daily probiotic. Choose probiotic formulas that contain a large number of different bacteria. Colon Care by Garden of Life has 33 different strains of probiotics as well as prebiotics. Adding fermented foods, like kimchi and sauerkraut, or fermented teas, like kombucha, to your diet boosts your battalions to keep bacteria balanced in your favor.
FLUSH: Americans are full of it, literally housing 5-40 pounds of fecal matter in the colon. Colon hydrotherapy, or colonics, can quickly clear the colon by removing 3-5 bowel movements per treatment. Regular colon cleansing removes poor bacteria, mucus, and excess debris to offer an ideal environment for good bacteria to thrive, help the body assimilate electrolyte minerals, boost natural immunity, and improve mood regulation. Begin again with three colon cleansing sessions in three weeks, then monthly for maintenance.
FEED: Food is the greatest medicine. Many herbs and spices can kill harmful bacteria in the intestines and care for the colon, naturally. Along with fermented foods, pumpkin seeds, almonds, radishes, and cabbage are great intestinal healers. Consider adopting a plant-based diet. Rich in natural enzymes, fruits and veggies are easier for the body to assimilate and offer the fiber your colon needs to eliminate properly.
Train your Gut Instinct
In a fast paced culture, many people create poor potty habits by “holding it” or not eliminating routinely. Over time, that teaches the colon to “wait,” which can result in a lazy colon. Create an elimination routine to retrain the colon to evacuate properly. I recommend every bathroom have the Squatty Potty to align the colon for proper evacuation. Sit on the toilet with your feet on the stool about the same time every day. Do not force movement. Instead offer a relaxing environment that offers the mind and body plenty of room to go with the flow. First thing in the morning and after meals are ideal times to encourage elimination for proper colon care.
Amber Sam Thompson is an ACT Colon Hydrotherapist, Holistic Beauty Wellness Expert, and Owner of Renew Wellness Spa. For More Information visit Renew Wellness Spa at 3040 Forest Hill Irene Rd, Germantown, TN 38138 or call (901) 435-6150.