The average person is carrying several pounds of dried up fecal matter impacted in the colon as a result of eating white flour, meat, fat, dairy products, sugar, alcohol, processed foods and preservatives.
It is safe to say that anyone who has been on a Basic Canadian Diet benefit from periodic internal cleansing, especially if you live in an urban area where pollutants are high. Canadians have a love affair for Coffee, Refined sugars and starch, Alcohol, and Processed food.
Surprisingly, healthy elimination should be within 24 hours after eating. If you eat three meals a day you should move your bowels accordingly.
Bowel movements once a day, or every two or three days, are considered normal in America. This is not normal and it is insufficient to maintain health. Foul smelling stool and gas are also danger signs.
The healthy color of your stool is golden brown and has minimal odor. During constipation, you may observe a darkening of the stool. This is caused by longer transit time in your system with residues lying in your colon for more than 12 hours. The result is that the colon will distribute the poisons into the bloodstream causing toxemia or autointoxication (self-poisoning).
We indulge in daily routines and they are direct causes of constipation. There are three habits working against Mother Nature. First, is eating refined and processed foods. They do not provide quality energy to our cellular structure and to the organs responsible for the elimination of waste matter.
Second, is neglecting to stop everything we are doing to answer the call of nature. Third is not drinking enough water. We should drink enough water to equal half our weight in ounces daily, one half hour before meals or two hours after eating- not during meals- or digestive juices become diluted.