Most of America is chronically constipated. I used to make fun of my hubby because he was so regular. People with properly functioning digestive symptoms will need to move their bowls several times a day. Much like dogs, the act of eating often stimulates the need to evacuate. My system functions better since I’ve added so much fiber to my diet, but I’m still not that regular.
On this program there are 2 levels of participation, I opted for level 1 since this was my first time. The 2nd level included juicing and coffee or wheatgrass enemas. The thought of that was more than I was willing to consider at this point. There is a lot of information about why it’s a good idea to make sure your colon is clear and your other organs have as much support as possible to move the toxins out of your body as they are released from where they have been stored.
I have a few friends who told me that a coffee enema made a huge difference in how well they felt and they had more energy. After a few days of feeling crabby, run down and a bit blocked up I decided it was time to give it a try. Let me just say I’m a convert. First it was very apparent that I was constipated, even after 3 days of nothing but smoothies. I instantly felt better, I had more energy, my brain fog was gone and I my mood was instantly improved. It wasn’t uncomfortable or messy as I feared it may be. It doesn’t take a lot of special equipment but it is a process that shouldn’t be rushed.
One of the other side effects of this diet is the lack of smell after a bowel movement. We share a cabin each summer with about 12 junk food eating adults and there are times when the stench was pretty offensive. Smelly bathrooms have become the norm in our culture, but it doesn’t have to be.
There are some great articles about what our poop is telling us. This is just one of many graphics that can help you see how well your digestive system is working: http://infographicjournal.com/what-your-poop-and-pee-are-telling-you-about-your-body/