Intestinal regularity keeps the body from re-absorbing toxins that are produced through fermentative processes. Many of us keep our homes clean and our faces and bodies well-groomed, but may not pay attention to internal grooming. Toxic buildup cuts down vitamin and mineral absorption and over time, can lead to a great deal of health problems, which end up being medicated through pharmaceutical medicine, yet the old buildup is still there putting out toxins to the bloodstream. Vitamins and minerals are dependent on each other for absorption. If one nutrient is restricted from uptake, then it can offset others. When a person finally gets to a doctor for treatment, they may not always be advised to eat well. The situation may be so complex, they may be recommended drugs, and the diet may still be left untended to.
There are certain foods which lend well to flushing out the intestines. Often you see advertised certain yogurts that will keep one regular. What if you want not to eat processed food, but you don’t want to have a psyllium smoothie every morning? One morning I evaluated the psyllium drinks in a popular food chain. It was astonishing to find out how many unnatural ingredients were in most of them. I finally settled on one that kept the ingredients down to what I had come there for. It still in case of not being able to be regular. It seems that the standard diets nowadays do not provide the oomph to move the intestines along. Can you just imagine a hose with chili or bread trying to move along? Something made of fiber is required to move intestines along to the finish line … the toilet. For example, if you do eat white chemical air fluff (neighbor called it that — white bread), take a bit and squash it up in your hands. Now, try to imagine a tube inside your body trying to get itself free of that.
Cabbage, snap peas, celery, and carrots have a great deal of fiber and began to work well for me. I began to notice by comparison, different foods and their effects on my intestines. It is said that oatmeal contains a lot of fiber. But does it really? It seemed to me that it contained glue … sinus glue. The moral of the story is that you have to do what works for you. Just because there is a dietary guideline somewhere that says that something has fiber in it, does not mean that it will create the force necessary in your intestines to do the job properly. Many Western diseases are caused from intestinal malabsorption, and that includes depression.
When it comes down to it, cabbage, snap peas, celery, and carrots, could be considered soap for the intestines. Scrub, scrub, scrub! “Out with the old, in with the new, eh?” A line from an old movie, yes, but nevertheless very pertinent to the situation. Most of us would not let groceries from a month ago sit in the refrigerator collecting mold spores, fruit flies, and fermenting juices. But we might think that it is normal to eat three times a day and poop, what, once a day or three or four times a week? The solid material doesn’t go in and then just go into thin air. Yes, minerals are removed from it, but the fiber and anything undigested has to be removed or the body temperature will continue to spoil it and create nasty toxins from it. It is basically like a chemical processing plant, and so are the cells. What would you feed a cell? Not the contents of last month’s colon, for sure.
Whether it is a certain kind of yogurt with fiber, or a psyllium, or fiber in your cereal, or your fresh vegetables, or all of the above, be certain you pay attention to fiber needs. All of your health depends on what goes into the bloodstream from your intestines. Unless you have a destroyed colon with leaks in it, you choose whether nutrition or toxins nourish your blood cells, glands, and organs. What something says on the box does not count. What does count is watching to make certain you have consistently large stools and usually after each meal, and easy to excrete. If you have to strain and strain, you will create damage to your hemorroidal veins and heart at the very least. Water is also required to work with the fiber, but that’s a story for another day.