The Importance of an Effective Digestive System
Elizabeth Beetham, BSc Holistic Nutritionist, Natural Health Journalist and Wellbeing Expert shares her knowledge on the Importance of Good Digestion.
The importance of an efficient digestive system cannot be overestimated and yet in this country the average rate of elimination of waste from the body is every three days. Recently one of my Clients told me that it was quite normal for her to only eliminate once every week and this is not unusual. It is horrifying to think of the toxic build up of waste hanging around in the body, which is one of the reasons I undertake a herbal detox at least twice a year. The detox is easy to do – you eat normally eliminating alcohol, sugary and fried foods and all red meat for just ten days. It is called ‘The Healthy Starter Detox’ and you can buy it from my website www.powerforhealth.com or contact me for details.
The symptoms of constipation can range from gastrointestinal pain and discomfort to lethargy, headaches, irritability, feelings of depression, and lack of appetite. There are many causes of constipation which include; low fibre diet, lack of fluids, lack of exercise, change of routine, pregnancy, menopause and menstruation, stress, aging, medicines, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome which often alternates with diarrhoea.