Modern life has bought many health benefits but also some notable health setbacks. In addition to work-related stress and rising incidence of obesity, man-made chemicals pollute our environment and our bodies. For instance, long-term exposure to many standard household cleaning materials and aerosols has been proven to be detrimental to health. In particular, mass food production has infected our diet with the chemicals they are impregnated with to survive long distance transportation, increase their shelf-life or improve their presentation. What’s good for supermarkets is not necessarily good for us.
Toxins build up and modern diets, deficient in fiber from fruit and vegetable, may not purge them. The average American male has 6lbs of undigested meat in his stomach. In addition, it is calculated the average Westerner carries 10 to 25lbs of fecal matter that remain stuck in the colon. This accumulated waste will ferment generating gas and more toxins leading to more serious problems down the line. Therefore, from time to time, we should purge or detoxify the toxins and pollutants that have accumulated in our bodies. We can do this gently by changes to our diet, including fasting, or more dramatically through enemas. An enema is the pressurized application of warm water or water-based solutions via the anus to flush out fecal matter and toxins from the upper and lower intestinal tract. It needs to be administered with care, however, to prevent rupture from excess pressure. Tap water is generally not advised as it may introduced bacteria or other foreign bodies into the gut. Successfully applied, However, subjects report a great feeling of lightness afterwards and increased energy. Princess Diana was a great believer in the efficacy of enemas and went for regular treatments at hydro-colonic clinics helping to break a certain taboo surrounding discussion of it.
• Eat more organic fruit and vegetable – their fibers are the natural way to purge and will encourage more bowel movements.
• Regularly drinking herbal teas will help cleanse the gut.
• Consider fasting (but consult you doctor first). Muslim's fast at Ramadan and studies have shown it is beneficial as it allows the digestive system to rest enabling the body to purge itself and restore equilibrium.
• Use enemas. These should be professionally administered if possible or use distilled water. If tap water is to be used ensure it is very finely filtered.