6 Food Tips That Make Sure That Your Bowels Are Moving
Kickstart your mornings with a tall glass of warm water while be sure to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water during the rest of the day. Use healthy oils like coconut oil, olive oil, ghee in foods to create lubrication. Slash dairy and red meat from your diet; instead fill up on cooked roughage and fiber-filled foods including whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds.

“Not to cleanse the colon is like having the entire garbage collecting staff in your city go on strike for days on end. The accumulation of garbage in the street creates putrid, odoriferous, unhealthy gases which are dispersed into the atmosphere.” – Dr. Norman Walker

Taking Care Of Your Bowels

Duty calls. Healthy elimination could be the key to your health. According to Ayurvedic medicine, the oldest form of holistic medicine-our elimination can tell us a lot about our health. In such, I always ask my Ayurvedic clients, “How is your elimination?”, nine times out of ten, the client turns pink and quickly and quietly says, “normal.”

Your bowels and the removal of waste through proper excretions are critical to your health. According to Ayurveda, 80% of disease originates in the digestive tract. “Normal” is too vague.

3 things that matter when it comes to digestion and elimination:

1.What we eat.
2.How we break it down and assimilate it.
3.How we get rid of the waste.

“If the sewer system in your home is backed up, your entire home is affected. Should it be any different in your body?” – Dr. Norman Walker

The term “normal” in reference to bowel movements varies from person to person. Generally, less than 3 movements in a week mean your bowels are sluggish, and more than 3 in a day means your bowels are hyper. Ideally, we want our stools to be formed into the shape of a capital letter J. The stool should be smooth and easy to pass. Stools that are dry and pellet-like or require pushing are indicative of cold, rough, and dry conditions.

6 Ways To Promote Proper Elimination
1. Eat More Roughage

Cooked roughage is easier to break down and smoother to pass. Raw and cold foods require the heated atmosphere of our digestive fire to do all the work.

When we cook food, we initiate the release of active enzymes and alleviate our bodies from facilitating 100% of the conversion. Cooking roughage like spinach, kale, mustard greens, dandelion greens, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower also help release the water content that is locked into the vegetables.

Cooking converts the texture from dry and hard to moist and soft. Moist and soft is easier to assimilate and pass. Avoid over-cooking veggies as to retain nutrients. You want the vegetable to keep its coloring and a hint of crunch to assure you have retained the nutritional value.

Burnt veggies are devoid of nutrients because at that point you’ve cooked out all the Prana, or life force. Think of it in terms of sunbathing. Thirty minutes in the sun gives you a nice warm glow and enhances your vitality, while a whole day in the direct sun leaves you charred and energetically wiped out.

We want the warm glow and vitality version of cooking. Sauté, stir-fry, bake, roast, and simmer. Do not burn.



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6 Food Tips That Make Sure That Your Bowels Are Moving Kickstart your mornings with a tall glass of warm water while be sure to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water during the rest of the day. Use healthy oils like coconut oil, olive oil, ghee in foods to...