Post by Lαrα on Oct 5, 2014 2:06:39 GMT -8
I came across this article today in regards to natural bowel cleansing and its benefit to bowel function. I know that the issue is much bigger for people with Spinal Cord Injury but i thought it was still worth a consideration.
The cleanse is based on just two ingredients: kefir and ground flaxseed.
Here is some info:
When you buy kefir, opt for plain certified organic kefir.
Why Kefir is Better Than Yogurt?
The friendly bacteria in yogurt pass through the digestive tract and provide food for the friendly bacteria in the colon. However the bacteria in kefir can colonize in the intestinal tract and attach to the colon while pushing away pathogens while traveling through your colon on the way out of your system, so it actually lives there and continues to create friendly bacteria that improves the digestive tract.
In this case you should opt for ground flaxseed and not flaxseed oil. The major advantage of flaxseed oil over ground flaxseeds is that it contains larger amount of healthy omega-3 fatty acids per serving, however ground flaxseed offers a nutritional advantage over flaxseed oil because it’s lower in calories but contains more fiber. According to Livestrong website, each 2-tablespoon serving of ground flaxseed contains 75 calories, and an equivalent serving of flaxseed oil offers 240 calories. A serving of ground flaxseed also contains 3.8 grams of dietary fiber, whereas flaxseed oil doesn’t contain fiber. Ground flaxseeds also have an advantage over flaxseed oil as a source of essential minerals, including magnesium and copper.
How to Use The 2 Ingredient Colon Cleanse
If you are new to consuming fermented foods it is best to start in small amounts to let your body and digestion get acquainted with it. You may then increase the amount eventually, being reasonable. It is also recommended to take a few days off of consuming fermented food every one week or so to allow the body to work and build immunity on its own.
Start with one tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with about a quarter or third glass of kefir before breakfast and then again before bed (some people find it helps to first try kefir with meals, such as a little amount with breakfast). You need to make sure to drink at least eight glasses of water each day. Do it for a week or so and then skip for few days here and there to give your body a break. You can use it as an ongoing maintenance or do it periodically.
As with everything always check with your doctor first and click on Source to read more: source