There are a few ways to colon cleanse. The best is by doing simple things to boost or “cleanse” colon health naturally at home by eating the right foods.
Water flush: Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is a great way to regulate digestion. People who support a water flush for colon cleansing recommend drinking six to eight glasses of lukewarm water per day.
Also try eating plenty of foods high in water content.
Chia Seeds: These tiny power seeds are the perfect gut cleansers. When soaked in water for a few minutes they plump up and turn into a jello-like substance. They help flush out the stomach and especially great for those prone to constipation. They also contain anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids which your body will thank you for.
Dark, Leafy Greens: These fibrous and bright plants are great for sweeping clean the gut. They are also full of minerals and antioxidants that can help our body protect itself from the toxins we get exposed to. Keep in mind that if you have a lot of digestive issues it might be best to eat cooked vegetables, as these are easier to digest.
Apples: Take it in any form they will promote colon cleansing for you. Be it whole fruit, apple juice, applesauce or even in the form of vinegar, apples are great when it comes to a colon cleanse. Pectin in apples helps in removing all the toxins from the colon and strengthening the intestinal lining. Apples are rich in fiber which helps in relieving your digestive tract of all obstructions as well.
Flaxseeds are a rich source of fibre. The fibre and good fat in flaxseeds help in improving your digestion and in cleaning the colon as well.
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Macka B's Medical Monday 'Slippery Elm' (REFIX/THROWBACK)
Medical Monday in the Vegan realm
Today it is all about Slippery elm
Slippery elm me a talk
It's a tree and the part that their use is the bark
Stomach problems it does very well
When mixed with water it turns into a gel
Soothing a lot of problems get quell
Indigestion bye farewell
Mucilage gives you a coat
That's why it is also good for the throat
Soothes the throat and soothes the mouth
Can be used inside or out
As a poultice on a wound or a burn
Very versatile as far as I am concerned
My respect Slippery Elm has earned
Always inna my suitcase I can confirm
Personally I have been a beneficiary
Calm my belly Slippery Elm isn't ordinary
Good for a lot of things many many many
Powder, tablet capsules tea
People a use it for nuff remedy
Check it out yourself and see.
The information contained in these topics is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment.
Bringing back my Paleo Hot Cocoa with Whipped Coconut Cream to warm body and spirit on this freezing day. Recipe below!
Who else thinks treats like these make winter bearable?
. . .
1️⃣Heat 1.5 cups unsweetened coconut milk (homemade or in the beverage section, not canned).
2️⃣In a blender, combine warm coconut milk, 1 TB @navitasorganics raw cacao, 1 pitted date, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon. Blend until creamy and frothy.
3️⃣To make Whipped Coconut Cream, chill a can of full fat coconut cream in the fridge overnight. Drain and discard any liquid (or save for a smoothie or soup) and then beat with a dash of vanilla extract and maple syrup until fluffy.
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📖 NEW Read: How to Set SMART Goals and Actually Achieve Them
(11 Reasons Why People Fail).
Did you know that only 8 per cent of people actually sticks to their goals?
The other 92 per cent simply give up on them.
Why is that? 🤔
As humans, we’re designed to be goal-orientated. We're naturally driven towards achieving goals and desired outcomes that will improve our lives and better ourselves.
Having goals and striving to achieve them is great, but too often we do it at the cost of our own health.
We’re encouraged to go balls to the wall and work until we drop. We live in a society that encourages burn out and working hard until the point of exhaustion. It's seen as a badge of honour to work and live this way. -
Derailing your life and health is never worth forfeiting for the achievement of any goals.
This article covers how you can set SMART goals effectively and avoid the eleven reasons why people fail to successfully achieve their goals:
• How we sabotage our goal setting.
• Striving for goals without ruining your health.
• The limiting beliefs and negative stories we tell ourselves.
• Why failing is a good thing?
• How to create habits that stick and more...
Whatever you’re striving for, nothing you want will magically happen overnight. It takes repeated work and effort to change habits and achieve our desired goals.
Along the way, remember to be patient, present, and focus on the journey as much as the final outcome.
So which group are you going to join in 2019, the 8 per cent who kick-ass and crush their goals or the 92 per cent that fail and give up? 😁👊
👉 Read the full article at Teelixir.com/blog ☝️
What is it?
SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Usually you should have most of your gut bacteria residing in your large intestine. However, for some people, an overgrowth occurs in their small intestine which can lead to a variety of symptoms. --------------------
Most common symptoms?
A lot of these symptoms overlap with the diagnosis of IBS. In fact, studies have shown that up to 78% of patients with IBS actually have SIBO! --------------------
What causes SIBO?
Several factors contribute to preventing bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.
Some of these factors include: (1) Stomach acid and bile secretion (this helps kill the bacteria) (2) Effective contractions of your intestinal walls to help food/bacteria move along your digestive tract. This prevents the bacteria from lingering and fermenting your food for an extended period of time which can contribute to symptoms (3) Production of antibacterial peptides in the small intestine to help kill bacteria
When these factors are out of balance for whatever reason, you become more susceptible to developing SIBO. There are also other factors such as your diet (what you are eating and how often) and what drugs/medications you are taking that can contribute to the development of SIBO. -----------------------------------------
Another post on SIBO diagnosis and treatment coming soon! -----------------------------------------
Rezaie A, Pimental M, Rao SS. How to Test and Treat Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: An Evidence-Based Approach. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2016.
Ghoshal UC, Shukla R, Ghoshal U. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Bridge between Functional Orga
2017 minutes ago
"Isn’t it hard to eat healthy?", “I could never eat like that,” or “I don’t have time to meal prep or workout.”
“That’s extreme” well you know what else is extreme? Half a million people a year will have their chests ripped open and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. I call that extreme.
A healthy lifestyle can become a habit. It can become who you are. Something you don’t even have to think about: I’m passionate about this friends. You deserve to live a life of joy, health, and abundance. I do believe it starts with what’s at the end of our fork. It also depends on how we decide to use 20-30 minutes of our day. Are you taking a small portion of your day to move your body? Are you waking up with gratitude instead of scrolling through IG? It all begins with simple habits.
What you gain through a plant-based lifestyle and healthy habits is more than what you give up, so it becomes self-sustaining. Medication doesn’t make you feel good, surgery doesn’t feel good, regret doesn’t feel good, but I promise you this lifestyle makes you feel good.
Not sure where to start? Reach out to me for plant based health coaching and meal plans. For the rest of this month I’m doing free 30 minute consults 🙌🏼🥙
56217 minutes ago
Healthy eating does not have to only mean salads and green juice. You can take some of your favorite comfort foods and tweak the ingredients to create a more nutritious alternative. I used to love Spaghetti & Meatballs, but eating meat can be constipating, which makes me feel lethargic and bloated. So I swapped out the ground beef for CHICKPEAS! And no, this recipe is not the same as eating falafel. 🍝
Not only do I get to have my spaghetti, but I also get all of the nutritional benefits from protein-packed chickpea meatballs. 💪🏼
Health Benefits of Chickpeas Include…
-They contain essential vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, zinc, iron, and B vitamins.
-Provides a slow-releasing carbohydrate, which helps balance blood-sugar, and the fiber keeps you satiated longer, which can eliminate food cravings.
-High fiber content also improves digestion, reducing constipation.
-Consuming plant-based protein helps regulate hormones, gives us lasting energy, and promotes muscle growth and maintenance. ▪️
I challenge you to try incorporating chickpeas into your diet more regularly and notice how they make you feel.
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As many people voted in favour last night the next few weeks I’ll focus on some gut related stuff (if you’re not interested then just keep on scrolling😘) I thought I’d start with a very simple overview of the digestive system and tried to colour code my terrible drawing to assist in this👌
Our mouth 🗣 is essentially the start of our digestive system and obviously this makes sense because it’s where we chew & swallow all our food! Our saliva itself 💦contains special molecules called enzymes which actually start breaking down some of the nutrients virtually straight away (pretty cool hey)
Swallow and down the oesophagus our food travels to our stomach - now herethings are all systems go and digestion well and truely gets under way > churning & breaking down everything using the acid of our stomach + further enzymes
Once things are broken down thoroughly they move on to our small intestine - now things slow down a bit here kind of like if you see an orange light ahead ✴️This is the key site of absorption so our body takes its time with this part and things move a bit slower
Once most of the absorption is done things flow on to the large intestine. Now everyone is a bit different with gut transit time but generally speaking this is where we have come to a red light or stop sign and have to slow it right down🛑. This is the part were we reabsorb a lot of the water (and one of the reasons dehydration can lead to constipation). Our large intestine also houses a whole heap of bacteria (more in this in future posts)🦠
Finally we hit the holding chamber and when our body is ready it will send our brain the signal to say goodbye to the leftovers🤭
Now this is a very over simplified drawing and explanation (and doesn’t include all the accessory organs that help the digestive system do it’s thing)- but hopefully it gives you a bit of an idea of what goes on from start to finish 👌
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Good evening everyone!!! It's time to run another week of wellness and given the time of year we thought detoxing would be a perfect topic. We also have plans to start a 21 day detox startimg 4th of February so watch out for more on that. .
In the meantime here's the line up starting Sunday 7.30pm. Speakers for the week will include Annmarie Murray on Sunday, Siobhan Dalton on Monday, Niall O'Callaghan on Tuesday, Anne Darcy on Wednesday and Deirdre Greaney on Thursday evening. .
So if your ready to come out of hibernation after all the winter indulging and looking to let go of some toxins that have taken up residence pop into the group next week for some information, motivation and support in detoxing. (If you are not already in the week of wellness group let me know if you would like to be added)
Detoxing can help with so amany things including energy, clarity, weight management, improved digestion, clear skin, improved mood, boosted immune and healing.
Got my blender today and your girl is thriving!!! Only downside? It’s super loud!! I’m gonna do my best not to annoy all of my neighbors, but I’m loving this ability to make smoothies as needed! My first ever smoothie in my own blender: 3/4 cup coconut milk, 1 tbsp cacao powder, 1 scoop @thrivemkt collagen powder, and 1 frozen banana 🍌 Blend on medium for 45 seconds and enjoy!! I’m gonna try to get a more ice-creamy consistency next time, so stay tuned!
[INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT]: Ghee!
Ghee, or clarified butter, has had the milk protein (casein) and milk sugar (lactose) extracted during the clarification process. Therefore, it is a helpful option for those who are sensitive to those components or who simply do not want to consume them.👍🏻 A health-promoting saturated fat with a high smoke point makes it an ideal choice for high-heat cooking! It’s sure to infuse some cozy flavour and health benefits into recipes and dishes that would call for a traditional butter.
Ghee is a source of (Preformed) Vitamin A, a critical nutrient for vision, growth, immune and reproductive health, obtained via a variety of ANIMAL foods. Beta-Carotene (Proformed Vitamin A), is what is found in our yellow and orange vegetables and dark-leafy greens. Beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A within the body.
Ghee is also a source of Butyric Acid (supports our metabolic health), and possesses the ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
So good that I could just eat it off the spoon! 😲
A bowl of veggies, whole grains, and an easy homemade dressing is my go-to lunch most days. I talk a lot about plant based eating, but I’ve had a few questions about it so I wanted to go a little deeper into why I started eating this way, if I believe it’s the best way of eating for every person, and whether I am “vegan”.
I moved towards plant based eating in Jan 2018, after struggling with a lot of digestive symptoms (daily gas + bloating, tbh). I had read that vegetables, whole grains, and plant based proteins are easier to digest for some people who have sluggish digestive systems, and animal proteins harder for them to digest. I used to tell my hubby that I felt like it took days for meat to move through my system! I’ve been eating this way for about a year because I’ve gotten so much relief from my symptoms eating this way🙏🏼
While I know that this way of eating is serving my body best right now, I also don’t believe there’s only one right way of eating. Some people feel great with animal proteins! We must learn to tune into our bodies and listen to the feedback they will give us. For me, gas + bloating were red flags that something wasn’t working well, but it could be other symptoms for someone else - low energy, inflammation, breakouts, etc. With that said, I do believe we all can benefit from eating more veggies and plant foods in our diet. If you choose to eat organic chicken or grass fed beef, serve it with a big side of greens and veggies 🥦
Finally, I don’t identify as vegan. For me, this transition has been towards a more WHOLE FOODS, PLANT BASED diet, meaning as many foods that come from plants and are as minimally processed as possible. Too many processed foods also cause digestive symptoms for me and there are plenty of vegan junk foods out there that I steer clear of. I try to stick to veggies, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and fruits as much as I possibly can, because I’ve learned that’s what makes my digestion feel best. And my recipes may be plant based, but you can always add organic animal proteins to them if that’s what serves you best. Just don’t take out the veggies 😉
Are the foods you eat every day causing harmful inflammation in your body? Food sensitivities are delayed inflammatory reactions to foods in your diet and they are more common than you might think.
Dr. Robert Feingold, M.D., shares his experience with food sensitivity testing through the Immuno Bloodprint, “I personally had the Immuno Bloodprint standard IgG, food sensitivity assay testing. The results demonstrated, to my not inconsiderable surprise, a total of 33 sensitivity reactions of which 8 were rated +2 or higher. Many of the food items listed were an integral part of my daily diet for many years.
I proceeded to follow the food elimination diet as best as I could over the past one and a half months, with particular attention to the 8 highly reactive items (including cane sugar, brewers yeast, buckwheat, lettuce, broccoli). I must admit that it was not always easy to avoid certain food items, but I did the best I could. I can honestly report, to my surprise and delight, that various bothersome symptoms, that have chronically plagued me and have learned to accept as ‘normal’ for me showed marked improvement. Specifically, GI symptoms including abdominal pains, excessive gas, bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, all improved dramatically. In addition, my energy level appeared to improve with a reduction in lethargy and fatigue and as an added bonus, I lost 5 pounds and now weigh 164.” If you would like more information about food sensitivity testing, please feel free to message us or visit our website, www.immunolabs.com.
120an hour ago
Peppermint! Peppermint was my first oil-love. My doctor (I know 😱) gave me peppermint capsules. I was struggling for the first time with IBS, and had no idea how to ease the symptoms. Trying this peppermint oil eased my symptoms, brought down the inflammation and opened my eyes to a whole new world of natural living! Healthy eating is also about healthy digestion. Our digestive system is so key to everything else in our body working harmoniously! Even now if I have an audition coming up, I know I’m going to have a bit of nervous gas 😣 and that’s when peppermint rescues me and my audition. If you have gut issues and would like to learn more about using oils as a support, drop me a DM! 😊🌿💦 id love to help.
134an hour ago
Do you Soak and Dehydrate your Nuts and seeds?
These organic Sunflower Seeds just came out of the dehydrator and are going into the vitamix to make some delish Sunflower Seed Butter waaaay cheaper than you can buy it anywhere.
My oldest wants to make our No Bake “Almond Joy” Bars today and since we like to mix up our nuts and seeds we’re making it with these today.
Have you tried those bars? They are super yummy! You can search for them in my blog— totally worth it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Anyhow — back to the seeds — ahem — seeds and nuts should be soaked and dried for better digestion. 👌👌👌 Get all the detes here:
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181an hour ago
Magic fertilizer for your gut!🌶🥕🥒 I’ve been making a conscious effort to eat more fermented foods, whether it’s drinking kombucha, eating sauerkraut, or a really good quality yogurt (not dessert yogurt😂), fermented veggies are another crispy, crunchy and delicious way to fertilizer your gut!! Ever wonder how to ferment? Head on over to my site where I give the details on making your own fermented veggies at home! ☀️
Just over here drinking my Liver Rescue smoothie for Day 7!
Today we switch it up a little by having cucumber noodles with @medicalmedium’s raw Spinach Soup recipe, then a second celery juice before our apple snacks. And then POTATOES OR SQUASH in the evening. Woop woop! Hahaha what’s not to get excited about with potatoes?! Am I right?! 😆😆
Today I’m feeling lots of energy, feeling really positive. My gut feels better today after blending the salad recipes into soup for lunch and dinner yesterday. Although if you saw my IG stories, you’d know that salad option a works much better than option b as a soup. 🤦🏼♀️
So so proud of you all who have been doing this with me and have made it this far! We’re almost to the end, only 2 days left! Can you believe it?! 🌟🌟🌟
27811an hour ago
How do you know if you do or don’t like a certain food - especially if you don’t actually taste it.
Look, smell, reputation, habit?
I made homemade Potato Soup. This time I made it with half potatoes and half rutabagas.
No one knew the difference❗️
🍲 🍜 🥣
If I would have told my family what the ingredients were, there would have been turned up noses. It’s even possible they wouldn’t have eaten it.
Why? 🦠I have never had or made anything with rutabagas before. 🦠As far as I know, my people have never tried rutabagas. 🤔
It is the unknown. If you don’t try, how do you know if you do or don’t like something?
While eating this soup with rutabagas, here are the benefits we gave ourselves:
🦠prevents premature aging
🦠improves immunity system
🦠fights high blood pressure 🦠helps aid in weight loss
In addition, potato benefits:
🦠low in calories
🦠no fat, sodium or cholesterol
🦠1/2 amount of daily Vit C needs
🦠more potassium than a banana
🦠fiber, magnesium, antioxidants
Next time, don’t turn away. As I tell my kids, just take a “no thank you bite” - you never know what you’ll discover!
51an hour ago
DAY 11. We are getting more creative with our food. yes, still making a side of spinach soup daily because I feel it is that impactful to this cleansing process. Here is cauliflower rice we made w a food processor, some fresh parsley, cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon and sprouts drizzled with @heyashfoster surfrider sauce (oil and fat free, 100% raw) We also now do some cucumber noodles with a raw & fat free marinara sauce Megan makes. It’s been fun mixing it up after a very routine week one and makes us feel like reaching day 28 and beyond will be even easier. Daily, the mental clarity and focus gets better and better which is translating to some of the best structural releases i’ve given in my practice. cleaning up your insides will positively impact all areas of your life! i’m seeing it first hand day after day.
To all you future and current mamas out there, make sure you never ever forget it. 💕
5412 hours ago
Are you FOOD CONFUSED?🤦🏼♀️
The amount of food & diet info that is out there can make anyone go crazy. So who's right? The keto clan? The paleo peeps? The blood type tippers? The truth is, they all are, their advice just may not be right for YOU. Nutrition is such an individual thing -- one piece of advice may benefit one person but not the other. It takes trial and error...and who actually has time to experiment w/ all this advice??
That's where my job as a Nutritionist comes in. I help cut through the noise and give you a tailored protocol that's based on your specific needs. You're a biochemically unique human being and need to be treated uniquely when it comes to your nutrition.
Which leads me to this...I'm SO excited to finally share with you my new home for my nutritional consultations. Officially the resident Nutritionist at the Beverly Hills Concierge Pharmacy and
If you're ready to cut through the confusing, overwhelming and frankly tiring diet jargon, are ready to FINALLY get your health on track and need professional guidance, book the introductory consult. No obligations, just a chat with me (and some witty banter). LA folk, drop in and say hi! Not in the area? No worries, I work with clients personally via Skype and phone on the regular just shoot me an email: [email protected] All the contact details are listed below.
See you soon? xx
Location: 9667 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills CA 90210
Phone #: 424 335 0260
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