I'm not perfect. I say silly things. But sometimes, it's not about being prim & proper - it's about doing good. And telling you about how pooping is crucial to your health is really an act of kindness. Did you know that:
OUR GUT CONTAINS 70% of our IMMUNE CELLS
That's why if you're not eliminating properly and flushing out the toxins in your body, illness will follow. That's just science.
So if you want to cut that cold short - you've got to open that back door to detoxification. How can we do that?
- Psyllium hulls powder. These are THE BEST for ensuring "smooth moves". Mix 1 tspn in a small glass of water and drink quickly. Then follow with a really big glass of water (at least 8oz) and drink as much water as you can throughout the day. If you don't drink enough, the psyllium just gets impacted in your gut and will constipate you instead. If you're not seeing any action - up your dose by 1 tspn a day until you do & drink more water.
- Vitamin C. Nature's answer to the common cold. This is a water-soluble vitamin and in order for your body to benefit from its virus-killing properties - you've got to space out your doses throughout the day. Everyone needs a different amount of Vitamin C. You can find out how much you need by taking it to "bowel tolerance". Start with 500mg 3x a day with meals and continue adding 500mg every day until you notice your poos are bit a loose. Once that happens, cut your dose back by 500mg.
- Probiotics. These powders are basically the good bacteria strains which are found in your gut. The more of the good strains you've got -- the stronger your gut becomes in booting out the toxic stuff that's clogging up your body. Take them as directed for maintenance but when a cold strikes, take 1 capsule 3x a day.
This pooptastic 3-step plan and my colloidal silver gargle will have you back in action in no time. So go ahead! Flush that nasty cold down the toilet!
Thrive Nutrition Practice launches in Spring 2016.