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Why Cultivate a Culture of Health and Wellness

Health is Wealth, so goes the old adage. Now, with more ailments than ever to contend with, and with healthcare costs and insurance premiums continually rising beyond the reach of the average citizen, more and more persons are beginning to see the wisdom in that old adage. It is not uncommon to see families spending up to $1000 on health insurance each month.

In just five years, that will add up to $60,000, which is a sizable investment. Worse still, that amount doesn’t guarantee that the family’s general sense of health and well-being will improve over the 5-year period.

Indeed much of what we call “healthcare” may better be described as “sickcare,” because for the most part, they’re merely emergency responses we get from physicians when a person is already down with one ailment or the other! And to make matters worse, the so-called healthcare system itself is gradually showing signs of systemic failure.

Should we also add that many health issues today are simply beyond the remedy of our once “trusted” physicians? To exonerate themselves, physicians now conveniently classify such health problems as “degenerative diseases”. How smart they are!

Truth is that back at medical school, doctors and their colleagues were not trained to stop you from falling ill. Their calling is to cure or heal you when you do fall ill. So if you’re going to stay healthy, it’s largely up to you! The habit of relying on your family doctor for good health is an idea that’s fast going out of fashion. More and more persons are now taking responsibility for their own health and well-being.

Indeed, your health is in your hands. By adopting a culture of health and wellness in your daily living, you’ll stay healthier and need medical attention far less often. It starts with what you do on a daily basis. Besides constantly watching what goes into your mouth and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, you must commit yourself to a health plan.

You may design it into a 6-months, 1-year, or even 5-year personal health plan. Depending on specific areas of your health you’re most motivated to address, your health plan may include hiring a wellness coach. This will cost some money, but the health benefits are well worth whatever it costs you. Wellness Coaches are good at helping to cultivate the right attitudes and behaviors that produce the greatest results.

They will also help you develop the type of action plan that will be easier to stick to. Wellness coaching programs are also available online. But it is important that you commit yourself to whichever is recommended for the goal you desire to achieve.

The beauty of cultivating a culture of health and wellness in your lifestyle is that it serves as preemptive measures towards illnesses. It also leaves you with the liberating feeling that you’re in charge of your health and your life.

And if you practice it daily, it soon becomes a part of the fabric of your life—more like your culture. And what better habits to form than those that enable us to live healthier, happier lives!

As more and more health problems continue to ravage our world, there’s wisdom in taking your health and well-being into your own hands rather than relying on what government and physicians can offer.

You can achieve good health by adopting enlightened Self-care Health and Wellness practices. Cultivating a culture of health and wellness may prove to be the best habit you ever formed!

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Ways to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

How does one maintain a healthy lifestyle? At first glance, the question seems simple enough. But try asking up to 20 persons that question, and chances are the answers you’ll get will depend on who you ask, especially what part of the world the person comes from.

Sure, everybody wants to enjoy good health. But good health means different things to different persons. Some think that good health simply means the absence of illness. But others believe it goes deeper than that. So really, only you can say what good health means to you based on where you live and your peculiar circumstances in life.

Nevertheless, much of what will guarantee you a healthy lifestyle begins with you. Yes, someone once said that a healthy lifestyle begins even before a person is born—right from conception. There’s some merit in that assertion too. After all, health experts identify environment, lifestyle, and GENETICS as the three pillars on which our health rests.

So we cannot totally rule out the impact that hereditary factors (genetics) can play in the health status of an individual. But whereas the last factor on that list is beyond your control, there is a lot you can do to maintain a healthy, prosperous lifestyle by controlling the other two factors—your environment and your lifestyle.

In fact even in the case of inherited ailments, research has shown that with sensible changes in lifestyle and the environment, a lot can be done to manage certain inherited diseases like diabetics, asthma, and the like.

So it all comes down to how you live, your lifestyle. Very few persons, if any, have ever achieved good health by chance. A healthy and Prosperous life requires deliberate efforts on your part. The more efforts you put into it, the more health benefits you’ll reap.

Where do you begin? For starters, try and eliminate cigarettes, refined sugars, saturated fats, and excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages. We know that so-called health experts often contradict themselves when it comes to what constitutes inordinate consumption of some of these items.

But the regularity with which these things have been fingered in a number of health problems suggests that anybody who takes their health seriously should watch how they use these things.

And in the case of cigarettes, there’s simply no safe amount!
Also limit your exposure to chemical-based household cleansing preparations as well as personal care products—air fresheners, deodorants, toothpastes, shampoos, etc.

If you must use any of these, it’s better to go for natural alternatives—such as those produced by food and nutrition companies and distributed through network marketing.

Additionally, regardless of your occupation, avoid an overly sedentary lifestyle. Try and engage in activities that make you break some sweat. Exercise is good for nearly all parts of your body—your heart, muscles, bone mass, complexion, as well as your general physique.

You may consider joining a fitness group to keep you motivated and consistent. And as much as possible, try remove or reduce stressful situations from your life. Stress is a great enemy of good health.

In deed, it is only when we are healthy that we feel it’s good to be alive. Only then can we carry on with daily activities. But good health will not happen by chance. You’ll have to work to achieve it and maintain it. But you’ll agree that any effort made to keep you healthy is well worth it.

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Lower Your Cholesterol Level: Things To Avoid

Is your Cholesterol level to high? About half of all American adults have cholesterol levels categorized as high. That means there’s a high probability that yours may just be higher than you think.

So if you haven’t had yours checked recently, don’t ignore it any further. Why? Because heart-related diseases are the number one killer of both men and women in America and most other industrialized countries. And most are traceable to high cholesterol.

If your fears are confirmed and you do have high cholesterol, do not panic, it can easily be taken care of, especially when detected early enough. Naturally your doctor may put you on cholesterol-lowering prescriptions, mostly medications. Obey them. But more importantly, pay special attention to the tips contained in this article you’re reading.

Because research has shown that by eating the right types of food, getting sufficient exercise, and generally taking good care of yourself, you could cut your risk of dying from cholesterol-induced diseases by more than 80 percent.

But first, let’s tell you a little about cholesterol. There’s nothing mysterious about them. Put simply, cholesterol is that wax-looking substance that is naturally produced by the body—found in both humans and animals.

They are of two types—the High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL, considered as the good cholesterol) and the Low-Density Lipoprotein, or LDL (the “bad” cholesterol).

The quantity and type of it produced will depend on the type of foods you eat and your metabolic rate. The LDL type takes cholesterol into your arteries. Over time, the quantity accumulates, clogging the arteries and eventually leading to heart attacks, strokes and so on.

On the other hand, the HDL category carries cholesterol away from the arteries and takes it to your liver where it’s disposed off in form of bile.

Now, if you have a high cholesterol level, the first thing you’ll need to do is to watch your diet. Numerous findings have proven that by eliminating or at least drastically limiting the foods you eat that contain saturated fats, trans fats, dietary cholesterol, and refined carbohydrates, you’d almost certainly drive down your cholesterol levels by an incredible 90 percent.

Saturated fats are found in most animal-based foods, such as meats, butter, and whole-milk dairy products like yogurt, cheese, and ice cream. Poultry skin and palm oil are also high in saturated fats. Studies have shown that replacing saturated fat with monounsaturated types of fat such as olive oil or nuts will drastically reduce the accumulation of the bad (i.e. LDL) cholesterol.

Cholesterol-rich diets include egg yolks, shellfish, liver, and other organ meats. It’s true that this category of fats does not harm the body as much as Trans fats and saturated fats. Still, if you truly want to maintain a firm hold on your cholesterol level, it’s good to avoid or drastically limit your consumption of these food items.

Then there are trans fats. These are found in most factory-processed foods—margarines, most baked goods, potato chips, snacks, fried foods, and fast foods. Calorie for calorie, trans fats are even more dangerous that the other two types discussed earlier. It’s been calculated that a single serving of French fries contains some 45 calories worth of LDL cholesterol.

Guess what happens when you make that a part of your daily diet? You’d have succeeded in doubling your chances of developing a heart disease in just a matter of time! So in truth, there’s no safe amount of trans fats permissible for anybody aiming to lower their cholesterol level.

But reducing your cholesterol level is not limited to things to avoid. There are of course things you would have to do—food types to choose from and lifestyle changes to make.

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Does Your Wealth Determine Your Health?

Wealth doesn’t necessary bring good health. But there’s an obvious correlation, and maybe you’ve noticed it. While it’s true that most successful persons tend to show greater concern for their health than those who are further down the economic ladder, we do have numerous evidences around us proving that there are exceptions.

But the good news is that you can achieve both—health, wealth and all the happiness that come with having both. Indeed, true satisfaction in life only comes when we have a reasonably fat bank account and the good health to enjoy it, don’t you agree?

I’ll use this short article to point out several simple, easy-to-do changes we can all make in our daily routine to help us achieve good Health and reasonable Wealth. And it won’t be the things you’re used to hearing!

The first thing to note is that it makes financial sense to take good care of your health. The moment you start making deliberate efforts to look after your body, you’ll soon begin to feel better with yourself. That feeling in turn energizes you and affects all areas of your life. People who eat healthier diets surely have healthier bodies and mind.

In turn, a healthier mind is better able to concentrate on important things—including your business or finances. Isn’t it true that we find it hard to think straight when we are bugged down by nagging ailments? At such times, your health becomes your major focus. And how do you suppose it affects your approach to business matters? They take the back seat, and your finances suffer!

That’s on the one hand. On the other hand, unhealthy diets also affect your finances in other ways. Typically you spend extra bucks each day on junk foods and super-size helpings, which only pile up excess calories and lots of lost income in the course of several decades.

If only people could’ve saved those six to ten bucks spent on junk foods each day and invested them at 5% interest per annum! They’ll be richer at retirement, and what is more, they’ll have leaner bodies and fatter bank accounts!

Did we mention the extra medical costs that accompany unhealthy eating habits? Let’s not even get started. There is overwhelming evidence that overweight individuals and all those who don’t take health and wellness seriously tend to have more doctor visits, take longer to recover from illness, and naturally pay more medical bills. You surely know that overweight and obese people cannot get inexpensive life insurance coverage, don’t you?

You can change a lot about your health and finances by adopting a sensible nutrition and wellness goal. It could be as simple as drinking 6-8 glasses of water each day to ensure you stay hydrated and guarantee your liver and kidneys have enough fluid to aid filtration of impurities. Also, eat smaller portions but several meals each day.

Select most of your snacks from fresh fruits and nuts, vegetables too. Weave in fitness routine throughout the day, such as by starting your day with brisk 10-minute workout, or press-ups, or power walk.

Studies show that larger people generally make less money than their trimmer peers. And the reasons are many. Taking care of your body now will lead very soon to better finances. So, even if money were your only reason for caring about health and wellness, then I hope this article motivates you to take action now.

Having less money due to health issues you could have prevented just doesn’t make any sense. Plus, when you do achieve financial success, it’s sweeter when you’re healthy!


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Why You Must Detoxify Your Body!

Are you Detoxifying your body on a daily basis? Do you want a more nimble physique, a sharper brain, a more relaxed mind and above all, a healthier you? And do you desire to achieve all these without having to visit any sort of physician? By eliminating toxins from your body and then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, you will achieve a level of health you never thought was possible.

Detoxification greatly boosts your immune system by making your internal organs work better. This in turn helps to protect you from a number of diseases, renews your vitality, and helps you to maintain an overall feeling of being well.

Our environment is full of toxins. It has always been so, because even natural food sources can constitute toxins as they are processed by various enzymes in the body. But the matter has simply grown worse in recent decades with the development of synthesized drugs and food flavors. The human body is thus constantly bombarded with substances that often leave the organs overworked and compromised.

It is no surprise then that toxins have been implicated in a number of illnesses and health conditions that leave a person feeling listless and lethargic. Skin problems, aches and pain, gastrointestinal disorders, sleeplessness, strange weight issues, constipation, and numerous other health conditions have all been linked to the presence of toxins in the body—especially when these stubbornly refuse to respond to usual remedies.

Detoxification has long been practiced in china and other ancient cultures. It basically means cleansing the body, especially the blood, by removing impurities from such body organs as the liver, kidneys, intestines, lymph and the skin.

The body also eliminates toxins through the lungs. When these organs are working at their optimum, illnesses will be fewer, because they serve as the body’s own natural healing system. But when they’re weakened by impurities, toxins will not be properly filtered. And they become a nuisance to all parts of the body.

In addition, many people just don’t take in enough water to help rid the kidneys of accumulated toxins. Most also habitually eat diets that are low in natural fiber. This could cause irregular bowel movements and contribute to the accumulation of toxins in the colon. Even for a naturally healthy person, unchecked toxin load can gradually overwhelm the human body, leading to various illnesses.

That is why you need to detoxify your body regularly. Experts recommend that every adult should detoxify their body at least once a year. A detox expert Linda Page, N.D., PhD suggests that those who regularly experience unexplained fatigue, sluggish elimination, irritated skin, various allergies as well as minor infections should try detoxifying their body for a change. Same thing goes for people having menstrual difficulties or mental confusion.

But nursing mothers, little children, as well as patients with chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis should exercise strong caution before embarking on any detox program. Generally, you should consult your doctor if you have any doubts that detoxification might not be right for your peculiar health condition.

But on the whole, detoxification has repeatedly been proven to strengthen the body’s ability to fight diseases. This is mainly because it clears the pathways for various body organs, enabling them not only to filter, but also to eliminate detected radicals—toxins—from the body, leaving the person feeling fresher and revitalized.

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What is Nutritional Cleansing? Many would agree with the age-old dictum: “you are what you eat.” As a result, worldwide, there are thousands of health-food shops and the so-called bio-shops (these are stores that sell biologically-grown foods produced without the use of chemicals or chemical fertilizers).

Germany alone is reputed to have no less that 4000 health-food shops and 2000 bio-shops. Many individuals everywhere also believe that vitamin pills are important to their health. All these highlight the growing concern toward staying healthy. And yes, there’s a lot that each individual can do in this regard.

Sensible eating habits will go a long way in helping a person to achieve good health. These include getting sufficient vitamins and trace minerals. Many persons need additional supplies of either or both of these elements. Dr. Jean Mayer, a Harvard nutritionist, once stated that “the U.S. diet is often much lower in iron than are the diets of poorer populations.” Again, iron is not the only nutrient lacking in the diet of most Americans.

Thus, due to what could be termed “poor” diet, many people end up polluting their internal system and rendering themselves susceptible to many preventable and sometimes degenerative diseases. So, what if your internal environment is rife with toxins? There are ways to clean it up.

Generally, the best foods that cleanse the body are those that are easily digested—those that spend the least time in your bowels. This is because digestion tasks your body a lot. And the time spent doing that job reduces what time the body has left to cleanse itself, especially since you’ll soon eat again!

Among the best foods in cleansing your body are Leafy Vegetables. Eating sufficient amount of leafy vegetables have a high value both from the point of view of nutritional physiology and the maintenance of man’s health in the form of preventive medicine.

This is because vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in iron, which makes them effective against anemia. And what is more, this class of food helps neutralize the acids in the blood. They also have an effect on the kidneys that stimulate the elimination of wastes or toxins.

Fresh, raw vegetables help your body in two ways: they stimulate your body’s natural enzymes to action, making the enzymes to digest other foods faster, while at the same time cleansing your internal system.
Next in this category of cleansing foods are Tomatoes, Apples, Sauerkraut and Onions.

This group has an alkalizing effect on the internal system. Fresh fruits have always been known as among the best natural cleansers. The exact way this happens is still not fully understood by medical science.

But what is certain is that fruits are rich in vitamin water that helps the body to flush out waste products. And just recently, it’s been found that onions and certain mushrooms are particularly helpful in combating cholesterol in the blood.

Foods that are rich in EFAs (essential fatty acids) are also known to be helpful in this regard. They’re reputed to help cleanse the body of harmful cholesterol. Foods in this category include Walnuts, Tuna Fish, Salmon, Cashews, Avocados, Flax Oil, and Olive Oil.

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Toxicity and Obesity: There’s A Link!

Has the relationship between toxicity and obesity has been found?

Why is it that some persons have problems losing weight beyond a certain point, no matter how hard they try? What is it in modern man that appears to hinder weight loss and obstruct normal metabolism?

Is it possible that as fat in the body is metabolized and pollutants are released from the fat tissues where they are stored, certain foreign chemicals cause a lowering of the body’s metabolic rate?

These are medical puzzles that are just now beginning to be seriously investigated, especially in the light of the measures-defying obesity problems confronting most industrialized countries today. But although we still have much to learn about the exact link between toxicity and obesity, the growing body of evidence has become such that we can no longer ignore the effect that environmental toxins have on Weight Gain and the difficulty encountered by some in losing same.

Although losing weight to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and similar diseases is often considered very desirable, recent findings suggest that it could also be creating a very toxic situation for the sufferer. In the light of what we now know, it would seem that severely overweight persons should first follow a detoxification program prior to weight loss regime, or at least both must go hand in hand.

This latest conclusions are based on sound footings. For example, hormones can increase or reduce appetite in both humans and animals. Meanwhile toxins have always been known to alter hormonal levels in the body, and hence the hormonal regulation of weight.

Also, toxins are known to alter thyroid hormone metabolism rate and receptor function, which in turn leads to lowered metabolic rate (which equals weight gain). Further, toxins can also influence weight through increases in inflammation.

The signals that are produced by inflammation stimulate leptin resistance in the body. The other effects of toxins in the body include interfering with the liver’s control of fat and glucose metabolism.

As stated earlier, researches aimed at establishing a direct link between environmental toxins and obesity are still in their infancy stages. But the direction of things is unmistakable. At the moment, detoxification is gradually gaining wide acceptance in mainstream medical practice in the management and control of obesity.

Many physicians now view detoxification as a central component in any long-term and effective weight management program. On the other hand, there appears to be a general consensus that most medications sometimes prescribed for weight management have a high chance of producing toxic effects and triggering weight gain.

At the moment, billions of dollars continue to pour into obesity drug research in a bid to find that “magic molecule” that will burn fat or at least reduce appetite. For now, all that medical science can say for sure in this regard is that medications can affect our weight and may play a role in obesity for some individuals.

This has led to the inescapable conclusion that, if medications can manipulate weight, then so too can other foreign chemicals that enter the body, such as environmental toxins. Before now, most researchers had largely ignored the effects of environmental chemicals on metabolism.

But in the light of what is now known about toxins, not a few have begun connecting the dots linking toxins with our obesity epidemic. While we await a more conclusive verdict, the factors outlined above can no longer be overlooked. Nor should you overlook the effects of environmental toxins if you’re obese!

ARE YOU TOXIC?

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Cleanse Your Body and Have More Energy

Nutritional Cleansing and Body cleansing is gradually becoming a central part of health management. From spas to fasting, various forms of body cleansing are now widely available and touted as the ultimate ways of staving off common diseases and staying healthy.

It has also become big business with ever growing demand worldwide.
But in truth, body cleansing is not only fashionable; it is also sensible.
The human body sure possesses an inbuilt ability to heal and renew itself.

But due mostly to modern diet and our highly polluted environment, toxins easily build up to levels beyond what the body’s internal mechanisms can effectively handle. So if your body is going to stay optimally clean and toxin-free, it needs your help.

Cleansing helps your internal organs to get rid of impurities and strengthens your body cells. The result is that you are left feeling fresher and more energetic.

Another word for body cleansing is detoxification. The process involves abstaining from certain types of foods and beverages that are known to dramatically increase toxin load in the body. Such foods and substances include refined sugars, saturated fats, coffee and alcohol.

Although alcohol (especially red wine) is proven to contain certain chemical compounds such as flavonoids that are reputed to be good for the heart, the general rule is that if at all you must consume alcoholic beverages, it must be in moderation. Same thing can also be said of coffee.

And for the period you’re embarking on a cleansing program, or you have a proven cardiovascular risk factor, it’s best to stay off these beverages altogether. Refined carbohydrates are also not good for you if you truly want to cleanse your internal system.

In the meantime, choose your diet from among food items that are proven to be low in cholesterol. Soluble fiber meals are your best bet. They are proven to help pick up toxins from the body and lead them out through the digestive system.

Foods in this category include barley, peas, oatmeal, lentils, apple, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, raisins, oranges, dates, grapefruits, apricots, and practically all varieties of beans.

Although you might not have thought about it, body cleansing also involves a deliberate effort to reduce stress from your daily life. Stress has been proven to trigger the release of destructive toxic hormones into the bloodstream.

These hormones disrupt the functioning of enzymes in the liver that are responsible for detoxifying the body. So any cleansing program that doesn’t include ways to eliminate or limit stress and anxiety is incomplete.

Yoga and meditation can be of help in this regard. Another suggestion is to always find time each day to unwind your mind and rest your physical body.

You can also control stress by deciding to react calmly to the inevitable stressful situations that life throws up every now and then. It is your reaction that determines the level of stress hormones or TOXIC OVER LOAD in your bloodstream.

The steps discussed in this article are by no means the only ways you can rid your Body Of Toxins. There are numerous other body cleansing programs and recipes out there, depending on individual needs.

Basically, the methods discussed here are those you can practice all by yourself, or with minimum advice from your healthcare practitioner.
But what is certain is that the body occasionally needs to be cleansed—at least twice a year. Body cleansing reduces your need for medical attention, and gives you more energy for your daily activities.

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Obesity and it’s health related illnesses is the Number 1 cause of death in the United States. Prevention is generally acknowledged to be the best approach to health-related issues. This is understandable since most health problems today defy curative measures.

But even for those ones that can be cured with relative ease, why go through the pains, the inconveniences, and financial costs of medical treatment when the condition could so easily be prevented in the first place? So either way, prevention is still a lot better than cure.

Fortunately, most health problems can be prevented, including obesity. Recognizing the causes and symptoms of a health issue way before it becomes a full-blown problem is the first step towards preventing it. Listed below are 6 steps you need to take in order to prevent this seemingly unstoppable national epidemic called obesity.

Watch What You Eat: yes, you must have heard this a million times before. But if you’re obese or even overweight, chances are you’ve taken this caution for granted. By simply forming the habit of reading the labels on all food items you purchase, especially the processed ones, experts agree you’re well on your way to cutting obesity risks by more than half.

Eat Healthy: of course the only reason you are reading those labels is so you can choose what to eat and what to avoid. The FDA recommends that a person’s daily calorie intake should not exceed 2000, and must come from such food varieties as fruits, vegetables, legumes, dairy products, meats, and bread.

Please, do not take note only of the food categories included here, such as dairy products and bread. Also note what your total calorie intake from the list must add up to. Ultimately, that is what Healthy Eating Means.

Watch Your Weight: you should regularly monitor your weight, especially if you or members of your family tend to have weight problems. Investing in a scale for the home will make this easier.

But don’t go to the other extreme—spending the better part of your day on the scale. You should weigh yourself no more than once a week. Meanwhile, take appropriate steps to lose every extra weight you see yourself adding.

Stay Active: this is probably one of the simplest ways to stay in shape. And it doesn’t always mean going to the gym (although that can enhance your results). But most times, simple activities like taking brisk walks in the neighborhood, taking the stairs rather than the lifts, walking or biking to the malls can yield great results when done regularly.

Drink Water! Sounds simple enough. And maybe that’s why the vast majority of persons ignore it. The thing is that when you form the healthy habit of frequently drinking water, the urge to indulge in foods is greatly reduced. Reason: some minds interpret dehydration as hunger (rather than as thirst!).

The FDA recommends 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. Besides helping in the fight against obesity, adequate water in your body also helps to detoxify your system, cleansing it of impurities.

Eat Only When You Are Hungry: studies have shown that most people who are naturally trim only eat when they are hungry. Resisting the temptation to eat a particular meal just for your love for it can be a great way to prevent obesity.

Yes, there are a few cases where obesity is traceable to genetic factors. But we must all admit that such instances are few. For most of us, simply taking control of what enters the mouth and combining that with a fairly active living will do the trick. If you discipline yourself along this line, you’ll soon discover that obesity is not as unstoppable as the numbers may suggest.

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Why It Is Important To Cleanse The Colon

Colon Cleansing and Daily Nutrtional Cleansing is a very vital aspect of a healthy life style. Let’s understand first what is a colon? In simple words it is a part of the intestines and is commonly referred to as the Large Intestine or the Large Bowel.

It helps in transferring the fecal matter or the unwanted particles to the rectum to get excreted later on. This fecal matter can contain various undesired toxins and as the colon acts as a repository for a time being it becomes essential to have it cleansed. It cleanses your body waste and various harmful bacteria from your body.

It also performs the ideal job of maintaining the fluid and electrolyte balance in your body. So, now after having the knowledge of colon’s role in our body, it becomes crystal clear how important is it to cleanse it, lest you should encounter uncountable health problems and diseases.

A person with an unhealthy colon can face constipation, abdominal pain, acne, various skin irritations, lack of energy and even the worst of all cancer. Pains and many diseases in the body are caused due to toxins and the dirty colon is full of such toxins. In turn it generates pressure upon other vital organs as well and hinders the overall body functioning.

Causes Of An Unhealthy Colon:

An unclean or unhealthy Large Bowel is usually caused due bad eating and drinking habits. It is not always the malnutrition or under eating but over eating is much more hazardous for your colon. We eat too many various processed foods and consume uncountable dangerous substances in our diets today.

Such as in the category are microwave cooked food, caffeine, sugar, white flour, hydrogenated fats and deep fried foods. Our diet today is much different from the one nature intended. Chemicals are added and the inescapable nutrients and fibers are no where mentioned. Over cooked food is removed of all its basic natural components and is destroyed of all the life energy in it.

Remedies:

Remember it is never by accident that you harm your colon. It is always bad eating habits that cause it. You can cleanse your colon either by a natural healthy diet, colonics and herbs or you can see the doctor in severe cases to help your body to heal the problems related to the colon. Today most of the world’s population is facing colon problems and they do not even realize that they have a major health issue.

You can learn how to correct the minor cases at home yourself. Learn more about the natural remedies as a precaution to keep your colon healthy. But most important improve your nutrition i.e. “beware of what you consume daily”. Only you can choose what strategy you opt use to clean your colon, but the functioning must be correct to ensure good health. So, do take care of your diet.

No doctor will advise you to intake more water to get good results. But you should be constantly aware of your Health and Wellbeing. Water consumption will surely solve the problem soon. This will continuously keep your colon detoxed. Add raw fruits and vegetables in your diet along with fiber cereals and whole grain breads. Even herbs and herbal teas are greatly useful as remedies.

So, to live a healthy life, take care of your colon with a diet intake rich in fiber and water content.

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