Thursday, December 23, 2010

One's Sewer Within vs Compost.

How often does one think of their bowel as a smelly sewer? The gas emissions are rank, the straining to find some kind of results or the frequent urgency that makes life difficult. This might be normal for someone, but it isn't healthy.
If you've ever seen vegetables left in the plastic bag too long in the bottom of the refrigerator, it begins to rot, get slimy, and smell. The same thing can happen to one's bowel if elimination is poor, or the contents aren't healthy. The kinds of things that disrupt the environment of one's colon is poor choice in foods, medication (especially antibiotics and pain medication) as well as flu and food poisoning.
Just like a compost pit that recycles our kitchen scraps of vegetables and fruit skins, it takes proper microbes, water, warmth, and frequent "turning" of the contents. And when one's ready to use this material in their garden, the "soil" now feels rich and warm, full of life giving nutrients for our flowers and vegetables.
So how can we change that environment of our colon or bowel to have comfortable elimination. One must look at the foods we eat and the combination of foods we put together. Then we need to realize that putting probiotics into the "pit" can have a tremendous influence. The most effective method is to go directly to the source, which is rectally. It's such an easy procedure, only takes a minute, and the delivery of probiotics is 100% since none are lost in the digestive process. Within an hour, our personal compost kit is working in our favor - bringing about greater health.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Three Fold Approach to Holistic Health

   There is a three fold approach that embraces the Spiritual, Mental or Emotional, and Physical aspects of our existence. Let's take a look at each one of these as it pertains to vital living.
   Spiritual: many are quick to say they attend church or temple or some form of worship. The spiritual aspect of holistic health has nothing to do with the beliefs of any particular religion. Instead it is the component of our soul, our relationship to the Divine of our own understanding, and living the principles in our daily life. One might look at the way they conduct themselves in personal and business situations, and ask if this is a manner in which their personal God would be proud of their actions and words.
   Mental / Emotional: This aspect deals with the reactions and responses one exhibit as they interact with others. Each one carries baggage from our childhood and previous life experiences. By looking at these circumstances and resolving them, we can begin to enjoy a higher level of emotional health. One can become responders to life, instead of reactors to encounters. Another tool is working with a qualified practitioner or attending a group with a purpose of personal growth. One valuable method is outlined in the book: You Gotta Have Guts: The Natural Way to Enhance GI Health, chapter 18. A writing exercise called "disclosure writing" gives directives to the habitual mind as it clears and cleans away the baggage of one's past and current challenges.
   Physical: There are many different pieces of the physical components to holistic living.
·      Does one balance work and play and rest?
·      What is the quality of food one consumes to fuel the body?
·      Are the supplements selected of high quality and effectiveness?
·      Are exercise and bodywork a part of one's program?
·      Has cleansing been considered for the colon and liver?
   It has been said, "Death begins in the colon". Antibiotics, food poisoning and intestinal flu contribute to this. Proper cleansing can reverse these situations. As we mature in body, mind and spirit, one expands their experiences to include many of these items. In so doing, we honor the temple given to us for this earthly experience.