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  • Writer's pictureElyse Ipsen

The Importance Of Proper Elimination

Proper elimination doesn't start in the colon. The entire digestive system has to work in balance. There are six organs in the body that eliminate waste: the lungs, skin, kidneys, liver, colon and lymph. When one of these organs is compromised it affects the other organs. Skin disorders, fatigue, constipation and bad breath are all the result of your elimination system not working properly.

For proper absorption and elimination we need friendly bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Chemicals and pesticides in food, as well as antibiotics, destroy these probiotics. Eating a sad American diet that contains high amounts of sugar, fat and processed food makes proper elimination harder and clogs up the colon. It also causes constipation, affects the bodies blood sugar and poisons the blood. Drinking excess coffee, tea, soda pop, juice or beer with your meal will dilute the bodies hydrochloric acid, which is the substance that fights anything toxic that goes into the stomach and which is also needed to properly digest food.

If you don't have a bowel movement every day on a regular basis you are probably constipated. Constipation can be a result of several diet or lifestyle factors such as lack of enzymes and beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal system, not eating enough fiber, dehydration, stress and ignoring one's natural urges.

It is important to evacuate the bowels every morning and feel that the colon is clean and light. Three times a day is recommended. Feeling energetic and relaxed are signs of proper elimination. Exercise is important to maintain regular bowel habits. In yoga the revolving seated pose helps support healthy elimination.

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