If you’re occasionally faced with constipation, diarrhea, bloating, embarrassing gas, heartburn and irritated or uncomfortable bowels, regular elimination could be the answer to resolving your digestive woes. Read on to find out the healthy bowel “secret” that keeps African tribesmen regular as rain and tummy-trouble free.
The fact is when you can’t properly empty your bowels, you risk damage to every cell, gland and organ in your body. Even worse, without regular, daily elimination and colon maintenance, your bloodstream and lymph system can become overloaded, and unable to efficiently detoxify.
According to world-renowned British physician Dennis Burkitt, M.D., African tribesmen experienced a rapid bowel transit time of four to six hours compared to 60 to 90 hours for to people eating a traditional Western diet. Burkitt’s study of the tribesman revealed that the native African’s consistently experienced:
- Healthier bowels than their Western counterparts
- Stronger hearts than the Westerners
- Powerful digestive systems
- Regular elimination
What’s their secret for regular and healthy bowel movements? Good old fiber.
Sure you already know fiber is good for your and your bowels, but did you know that most Western diets are severely lacking in this important element? In fact, according to the American Dietetic Association, most Americans consume only 12 to 17 grams (g) of fiber daily but the recommended amount for women is 25 g and for men is 38 g.
Fiber comes in two forms…soluble and insoluble. Both promote a whistle-clean colon and digestive system. While insoluble fiber moves bulk through your intestines and pushes out toxins with your waste, soluble fiber helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels and boost your cardiovascular health.
So how can you boost your fiber intake? It’s probably easier than you think. Try to increase your consumption of fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, beans and whole grains. You can also look for quality natural supplements containing ingredients like cascara sagrada, senna leaf extract, black walnut bark and slippery elm bark.
Layne Lowery is the President of Health Resources™, a manufacturer of high-quality nutritional supplements. In the health business since 1995, Layne’s passion is providing affordable natural health solutions and educational tools based on the best scientific research available to empower his customers to make wise decisions on matters of personal health.
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