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Bowel Disorders

The bowels hold the emotion of Impatience. Most often the flower I see that helps this area of the body is the flower called "Impatiens". But as with all, not everything is 100% true with every body. People who have chronic bowel problems need to look at their patience levels.

Impatience personalities need to learn to calm the system down and practice being in the moment. This means bringing your mind back to where you are in the moment you are in it. Impatience personalities are usually way ahead in their mind from where they are. They are racing to where they are going next or what they will speak about next. Calming the mind is not the easiest thing you will practice, but it is the most rewarding.

I decided to practice calming my mind one particular day while driving my car. I realized my mind was not on the beauty that was before me. I started to pay attention to how my mind drifted to other places and events that were not important in that moment. It was at that time that I consciously began to train my mind to stay focussed on what was directly in front of it. I literally spoke to myself about the color of the trees, the birds in flight, people on the street - I began to watch my life as if it were a movie. The more I practiced, the better I got. Being in the moment became a realization of my senses working together at the same time. I marveled at the smell of the grass, the trees and the flowers, I felt the wind blow through my windows, I heard the birds chirp as I drove past fields and forests. I could taste of spring in the air. I knew then that when all of our senses are in synch, we have accomplished the goal of being in the moment. And when we do this, we learn patience because there is really no where but right here, right now.

Most colon problems can be helped with the addition of a friendly bacteria supplement called acidophilus. Today, many of us no longer have the friendly flora in our colon essential to colon health. Colon issues usually begin with a digestive system imbalance, so eliminating foods that aggravate digestion are essential including fried food, hydrogenated oils, pork, cow dairy products, city water, artificial ingredients including colors, preservatives and sweeteners, oranges and orange juice as well as caffeine and chocolate. Other foods that should be avoided include refined foods as in refined white flours and white sugars. Our bodies don't work from the bottom up; we create from the top down. Introducing a digestive cleanser may also be helpful for colon issues. Remember that dandelion root is the most gentle of all cleanser so it might be a good one to begin with.

Bananas can be very constipating. They are difficut to digest unless they are extremely ripened. So if you are trying to heal the colon area, avoid bananas for a while, and when you decide to reintroduce them, only eat them when they are almost too soft to touch.

Often those with chronic constipation may need a little help for a short term to get the system going while changing their eating and emotional habits. I always recommend a little sesame seed in the morning and a dried prune at night to help the system get going with food sources. I find that in these instances, Burdock Root works better than Dandelion as it will help our systems eliminate through the colon area. If the cleanser does not begin to do its job within a few weeks, Psyllium Seed Husks can be helpful. Senna is also helpful and can be purchased in a tea form. Traditional Medicinals makes a "Smooth Move" tea that has proven effective with many people. But this is only to help us through the "rough" times and the body should eventually heal itself with food and emotional stability.

Water is essential to healthy bowel activity, and we should learn to drink 4-6 cups of pure water daily.If cramping is a problem in the bowel area, the tissue salt magnesium phosphate may prove helpful as it calms muscular aches and cramping in any part of the system. It is safe and can be taken as often as needed.

For those with chronic or severe colon issues, a colon cleansing diet may be what is necessary to really cleanse this system:

On the first day of your new diet, eat only fresh vegetables, cooked or raw to help re-introduce enzyme activity along with one piece of fresh fruit daily. Do not combine cooked and raw vegetables at the same meal. Keep this simple with nothing added to the food. This is for the first day only to help the system cleanse and rejuvenate itself. And always 4-6 cups of pure water daily.

On the second day, add a minimum of 1 TBS. of olive oil to your vegetables to help coat the colon with good oils. Continue with the fresh vegetables, fruit and olive oil for four days. I find that a Greek or Italian extra virgin olive oil is of medicinal value for many parts of the body.

On the fifth day add whole grains in the form of bread, pastas, cereals, snacks and grains such as brown rice, barley, millet, oats, quinoa, etc.. You continue with all these foods for another few days.

After a week, add a friendly bacteria supplement in the form of Acidophilus. Acidophilus can be purchased at any health food store.

On week two, continue the acidophilus, the fresh vegetables and fruit, olive oil and the whole grains, but now add a cup of beans for protein. Always have fresh vegetables with your beans to help them digest properly. We are not talking about baked beans that are full of sugar and salt here. We are talking simple plain old beans such as kidney beans, black beans, soybeans, pinto beans, etc. Whether you choose to cook the beans yourself or purchase them from a can makes no difference. We prefer organic as we believe it is better for not only our bodies, but for the earth as well. You can season your beans with tamari, fresh herbs, olive oil, etc.. Continue on this regiment for another week.

After the second week, you can add a little nut and a little seed as a protein source. If you choose to do meat, chicken or fish now is the time to add meat proteins, but always use small amounts (4 -5 oz. per day).

This diet shows you how to rebalance a colon with food sources. Continuing to eat this way will ensure a healthy bowel, which is essential to the health of the body. At this point in your healing, you will be able to see which foods aggravate you and which are good for you.

Our bodies are always speaking to us. It is our job to learn how to listen. And we can only do that when we are clean and clear within ourselves… physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am loving reading your blogs. Some information resonates and acts as a reminder for me. And some information is new and i am finding your words healing. I have had bowel problems for many years and to read that it is associated with impatience did not surprise me, it is a condition i know i must work on. It has been affirming for me to see the connection between the two. Thank you for your words.