Colon-cleanse, a healthy diet, and exercise make for a healthy life. This statement is so full of truth that little more needs to be said on the subject. Would that it were that simple! The reality shows that for a variety of reasons this simple truth has been perverted to a billion dollar industry that is the supplementation market. How often have you known those that are seeking health and fitness but not in a properly stocked pantry or inside a gym but from within a bottle of nutritional supplements? Nobody is exempted from this folly; doctors are just as guilty as star athletes and busy moms who would never, ever suggest to their growing teenage daughters to ingest the supplements that they themselves are taking with every meal.
Here is a step by step approach to achieving a healthy life the right way:
- If you are suffering from abdominal pain, constipation, and severe flatulence, but fail to produce at least two bowel movement a day – even after eating a big meal – you need to use a colon cleanse. There are several ways to go about it. You can increase the intake of fiber and water in an effort to flush out your colon, but in most severe cases the use of a colon cleanse supplement is indicated. A mild laxative combined with fiber and adequate water will permit the colon to flush out a buildup of fecal matter that has hardened and attached itself to the inner lining of the intestines. Usually three to five days need to be devoted to this process.
- As your colon is cleansed, you need to find a healthy diet that will work for you. Stay away from fads and the kinds of diets that incorporate food choices which do not appeal to you. In the same vein, stay away from those diets that are top heavy by relying heavily on one food group to the exclusion of others. Generally speaking, these diets are unhealthy and will negatively impact your heart health, liver, and kidneys. In some cases they will also lead to an unhealthy and potentially dangerous imbalance of electrolytes and the risk of stroke and heart attacks becomes very real.
- The benefits derived from healthy exercise cannot be bottled and sold over the counter. Thus, stay away from any supplementation that seeks to build muscles or increase strength. Instead, build up your muscles gradually and consistently and what you might be lacking in visible bulk you will more than make up for in actual strength. Weight training, aerobics, and strength training are all wonderful exercises and it pays to find an exercise regimen that you will enjoy. Ease your way into it and do not overdo it!
It might be worthwhile to hire a personal trainer for a couple of sessions and review your dietary plan with a registered dietician to make sure you are not missing anything important. Last but not least, before using a colon cleanser make sure your doctor takes a look at the list of ingredients to be certain that it is healthy and gentle and will not leave you with undesirable side effects.