Colon Health and Irritable Bowel (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Defined
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very common gastrointestinal disorder, affecting millions of Americans - up to one in five. The intestines do not move the way they should, either squeezing too hard, which causes diarrhea, or too slowly, leading to constipation. The colon may be unusually sensitive to certain foods and stress. This "spastic" or "irritable" colon causes discomfort, embarrassment, and pain, affecting your quality of life. Learn more about colon health.
Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- abdominal pain
- bloated, “poochy” belly
Proper Colon Health Relieves IBS Symptoms
70 million Americans complain of bowel problems to their doctor, and many more are unaware that they have a problem. A person with a healthy colon will have two or more effortless bowel movements a day.
The colon's function is to remove waste from the body. Otherwise, toxic waste accumulates in your digestive tract. Disgustingly but true, 10-25 pounds of dried fecal matter are present in the colon of an average healthy person! The potbelly many people are unable to lose despite regular exercise might actually be due to accumulated waste in the colon. Imagine being able to lose up to 25 pounds by simply cleansing the colon!
The waste in your colon clogs your intestinal pipes and prevents your body from absorbing nutrients from the food you eat. The combination of malnutrition and toxicity hurts your immune system, making you sick more often, lowers your energy level, affects your memory, and has many other ill effects, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Unlike the colon of someone with IBS, a healthy colon moves waste neither too slowly nor too quickly, and does not overreact to normal foods or stress levels.
Foods that Reduce IBS Constipation
Studies have shown that 20 grams of fiber per day can reduce IBS-induced constipation symptoms by increasing water in the bowel and can reduce diarrhea symptoms by removing excess water
These foods contain 20 grams of fiber:
- 10 pieces of whole wheat bread
- 7 cups of broccoli, raw
- 5 apples, raw
- 5 cups of green beans, boiled
- Two tablespoons of Fiber Powder
As you can see, it is very difficult to get enough fiber from the diet alone, not to mention the ridiculous amounts of carbohydrates you would have to consume. But you can quickly obtain your recommended daily amount of fiber by drinking fiber powder mixed with water.
Take the FIRST step to cleaning your colon
Cleansing your colon starts with eating a high-fiber diet and drinking plenty of water. This helps keep you regular and puts your body back on track.
But your body can't do it all.
When you're ready to cleanse your body of toxins and undigested food, then you're ready to take the next step in colon cleansing. Keep in mind that colon cleansing isn't for everyone – only for those who want optimal health.