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What is a Healthy Colon?
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What is a Healthy Colon?

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What is a Healthy Colon?

What is a clean Colon?


A clean colon is not the same as a healthy colon.
The colon can be made clean by taking osmotic laxatives that are commonly used prior to a COLONOSCOPY. However, this cleaning of the inside of the colon lining does not make it Healthy.

A healthy Colon refers to the health of the lining of the Colon, the Epithelium, the mucous membranes and the musculature that makes up the tube we call the colon. The lining of the colon can become inflamed as in many inflammatory Bowel Diseases due to exposure to Toxins produced by parasites in the colon.

A healthy colon is a well fed colon. COLONOCYTES, the cells lining the inner wall of the colon, prefer short chain fatty acids and particularly, butyric acid or butyrate as the preferred fuel for metabolism. Short chain fatty acids and butyrate are produced as a by-product of fermentation by resident “friendly Bacteria” in the colon by feeding on Polysaccharides and Resistant starches e.g. INULIN, Fructooligosaccharides.

The combined presence of these Polysaccharides and the friendly bacteria determine the health of the colon.
Any pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria can be eradicated by overwhelming the colon by these friendly bacteria and by creating an environment within the colon that does not support their growth.
This is often achieved by creating an acidic environment by the resident bacteria.

Consuming PREBIOTICS such as INULIN, FOS and resistant Starch or foods containing these ingredients will allow the friendly bacteria to Flourish and multiply.
Foods that contain these Prebiotics are Onions, Leeks, Garlic, Black Beans, Chicory, artichokes and RAW, UNRIPE, GREEN Bananas.

Potatoes and Rice that has been Cooked by steaming and then eaten COLD also contribute resistant starch to the diet. Resistant starch is fermented by friendly bacteria and results in increased populations of the friendly bacteria and beneficial short chain fatty acids.

How to heal and prevent Bowel disorders

Diet is not about what you should NOT eat, it’s about what you should include in the diet that matters.
As long as your diet includes the correct balance of plant foods containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch your colon will produce the perfectly formed stool. The important next step is to evacuate this stool without straining so that the body does not suffer from the pressures created each time the bowel is emptied.

In order to heal and prevent bowel disorders you need to make lifestyle changes that last the rest of your life time.

1. Include more fluids and plant food containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in the diet so that the perfectly formed stool will be made in the colon and beneficial bacteria will flourish and eliminate disease causing bacteria and fungi.

2. Evacuate the perfectly formed stool by adopting the squat posture to eliminate the need to strain during bowel movements.

It is not possible or safe to squat on the modern raised toilet seat installed in all western homes and it is impossible to squat for any length of time if you have not done this from childhood onwards. This makes the use of any raised platforms impossible to adapt to.

The SquattLooStool is designed to allow you to adopt the squat posture while seated comfortably on your raised toilet seat. The single best and easiest lifestyle change you will ever make leading to a healthier body.



A suggested recipe that will help make a well formed stool and provide food for the friendly Bacteria in the Colon, allowing the local production of the health providing Butyric acid.

One RAW Potato............ wash, peel and dice the potato, make sure there are no GREEN or BLACK spots on the potato. You only need the white or yellow flesh. Choose a high starch content or Floury Potato for best results

One RAW Carrot peeled and diced

One Apple washed and diced (no need to peel)

One Beet Root, diced (not pickled—avoids Vinegar)

One small piece of Ginger root or half a teaspoonful of dried Ginger powder

Half a Lemon (peeled)

Half a Lime (peeled)

Liquidize the ingredients in a food processor. Add water or Fruit juice to thin down into a juice.

Drink one large Glassful daily.

This Raw Vegetable juice will introduce soluble fibre, Insoluble fibre and Resistant Starch without much effort into your diet and provide the ingredients that will lead to a healthier Colon.

Colon healthy optional extras you can add to the juice to fortify it with other health providing ingredients.

One tablespoon of Barley malt extract
One tablespoon of Inulin powder
One tablespoon of cracked Flax or Linseeds
One tablespoon of Chia seeds
One teaspoon of Basil seed
One tablespoon of Raw Potato Starch

Always add these ingredients to the COLD juice or Water.
Heat will destroy the health providing starch and fibre ingredients of the chosen materials.