Hi family and friends,
How have you all been? I tell ya, it’s been an interesting week for me, but tons of fun. I’ve enjoyed great times with family and friends that I wouldn’t trade for the world. It got me thinking about times in my past when there were moments of discomfort. I’ve dealt with energy vampires, unhealthy relationships that made me just feel “ugh” and worked at places I know damn well I shouldn’t have because it conflicted with my spirit. But think about it, how many times have you “dealt” with something until something better came along? How many people do you know who’ve held onto a man/woman for longer than they should’ve? Let’s face it, there are some times when we let complacency cloud our better judgment. But let me ask you this, when you’ve “moved on” have you really let go?
When you come here for your morsels of goodness (and thank you by the way), be prepared to approach everything holistically. So let’s think of the colon as the organ responsible for “letting things go” because it is. If you’re a person that is holding emotional waste, expect to have colon issues. If you have mental anxieties you can’t let go of, I wouldn’t be surprised if your colon was unhealthy. If you continue to accept mistreatment from a significant other and over time you’ve become bitter and enraged, your colon is probably holding onto its waste too. Generally speaking, our colon houses things that do not nourish us, the scraps afer we’ve extracted all the nutrients we can from our meal. It is the gateway for our body to rid itself of waste. Think about our communities’ waste removal systems. Like clockwork, the garbage truck comes to pick up our trash. Now let’s imagine if those workers went on strike for a month. Your weekly trash will begin to pile so high that you could barely get out of your driveway. Not to mention the rodents it would attract, the stench in the air and the possible sickness it would cause with decaying food in your streets…yuck! Our colon is our waste removal system, and a healthy colon contributes to a healthy life. Being stopped up is a horrible feeling. Not only that, when your colon is not functioning properly, other body systems cannot perform at their best.
Some Signs of an impacted Colon:
- Distended belly
- Rectal Bleeding
- Frequent Urination
So obviously the diet can cause these conditions. You eat a lot of mucus producing foods, i.e. dairy products, white products including rice and flour, you’ll likely become constipated. Or, if you eat lots of meat and potatoes, where’s the fiber? You gotta get the fiber so that your bowels can form and flush out your system.The body is trying to hydrate the fecal matter in the colon and will direct whatever water it can there so you may see signs of dehydration. The impacted colon may be pressing on your bladder, so you may make more trips to the bathroom. Your skin may have acne, blemishes or other eruptions because the toxins meant to be excreted can’t get out the way they should so they find another route. But, outside of the diet, from a holistic perspective, are we used to carrying baggage? Are there grudges that we’re holding onto from what someone did to us in high school or 5years ago? Must we constantly replay how uphauled we are with how we were mistreated last year at the company Christmas party? C’mon, let’s be honest. What I wish for you is to completely understand and apply the wisdom known as:
***** LET THAT SHIT GO!*****
The Diet Approach:
- Drink more water, especially first thing in the morning when you wake up. Doing this will help stimulate your bowels.
- Add more fiber to your diet. You can choose a supplement, but let’s remember A SUPPLEMENT SUPPLEMENTS! It does not replace what you do with your food. All your leafy veggies are great. Broccoli is an excellent choice.
- Cut back on the dairy products, processed foods, and anything white, i.e. rice, bread, sugar. These things cause mucus in your body cavity which makes it pretty hard for bowels to move through.
- Cut down on meats, especially pork and red meat. Animal flesh is the hardest for our digestive systems to break down so if you can handle eating less of it or cutting it out completely you may see a complete turnaround in your digestion. Fish is probably the easiest meat to digest so take that into consideration. A pig, however, will be in your colon next year (or longer). Wrap your mind around that one….
- Add laxative herbs to your regimen. What is in there needs to come out and the longer it’s been in there the more important it is to get rid of. Senna, Cascara Sagrada, and aloe are all some things that can have a laxative effect.
The Physical Approach:
- Exercise, but I’m sure you knew this already. Every where we turn we’re bombarded with the importance of physical exercise. I know after sometimes hours in transit, hours at a desk and getting home to family duties you think it’s just not enough time or it’s just not enough energy. But squeeze a couple crunches in when you watch TV. Take the stairs at work and ditch the elevator. Use exercise bands at your desk that work your arms. Go for a walk around the neighborhood after work and get some fresh air. Dance with the kids or your honey when you get home and get your blood pumping and have fun at the same time. The point is, when your body moves so do your internal organs. If the colon is impacted it needs your help to be able to move and squeeze it’s muscles to get rid of all that waste. Do it a favor, because it works damn hard for you! You don’t want your colon going on strike now do you?
The Spiritual Approach:
- Meditate. Go within and learn about you. Learn why certain things trigger you. Look for the things, or emotions you’re holding onto and ask your higher self to help you get rid of it. Remember, you are a spiritual being in a physical body. Spirits don’t carry bags. They travel pretty lightly, wink, wink.
- Forgive yourself for your own foolishness. When it comes to forgiving someone who’s done you harm, or caused you grief…I say NOT!!! Hey, you can choose the love and light path and shower your wrongdoers with unconditional forgiveness. There is no forgiveness until the debt created by that wrongdoing is repaid, but this point is entitled “forgive yourself for your own foolishness.” Get the point? The debate on forgiveness is another discussion altogether, lol!
I hope you’ve learned some things, but more importantly I hope you’ve been inspired as that is always my intent for all of you. If you want to learn about more foods and herbs that can assist with cleansing your colon, purchase my book A Tip a Day Keeps the Doctor Away now available in ebook format, and get your loved one a copy as well