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The need for foods high in Fibre

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The need for foods high in Fibre

Most Gastrointestinal problems can be traced to the consistency of a person’s Stool. A perfectly formed stool will travel down the Colon easily and exit the body effortlessly when the correct posture is adopted.

To assure that that the Gastrointestinal tract functions without hiccups, it is crucial to aid the body to make the perfectly formed Stool.

Certain foods are high in fibre (this includes SOLUBLE and INSOLUBLE fibre)—indigestible Polysaccharide and Cellulose, which is the material plant cells are made of and humans are incapable of digesting.

Not much fibre is present in processed flour and is best avoided. This means no white Bread!

Whole grains, Fruits and vegetables in the unprocessed state are high in fibre with the desirable qualities.

Fibre provides bulk to the stool and allows water to be retained in order to provide a SOFT and BULKY consistency to the stool. Bulk stimulates the muscular wall of the colon and helps propel waste towards the exit. The mass waves produced in the rectum create the “URGE TO GO”.
The soluble fibre content is food for the bacteria that reside in the colon. By feeding of this fibre, the bacteria multiply in number and assist in the formation of stool.

One of the main functions of the colon is to re-absorb water from the waste arriving from the small intestine back into the body to prevent dehydration. This is water that was secreted into the stomach and small intestine in the juices that aid the digestive process in addition to dietary intake and has to be taken back.
Any water not retained by fibre, mucus and Bacteria in the stool will be re-absorbed. This means that in the absence of fibre, all the water may be recovered, leading to a stool that is DRY and difficult to move, contributing to the problems of Straining, constipation, Haemorrhoids and Anal fissures. To make a Bulky and Soft stool, fibre is essential. To promote the growth of “Friendly Bacteria” in the colon a source of SOLUBLE fibre is essential.

 

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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.

 

The ingredients necessary for the formation of the perfectly formed stool are a combination of Soluble and insoluble fibre in addition to your normal diet.

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.