How To Cleanse Your Colon Naturally
Hey guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial I'm going to talk to you about how tonaturally cleanse your colon and really go through the exact steps and the best foodsand herbs and supplements you need to cleanse your colon naturally. I'll say most of these other colon cleansesout there that people are recommending are sort of fads. They're not really going towork longterm. What I'm going to teach you here is really how to do this over severaldays, but then also how to keep these different things incorporated in your diet longtermin daily life that's going to naturally help
cleanse your colon. The truth is your colon doesn't necessarilyneed a lot of help but just needs no interference. For a lot of us we're consuming differentfoods and doing things on a regular basis that are really sort of blocking our colonup and keeping it from doing its job. So the number one step you need to follow in cleansingyour colon is eliminating processed refined foods and fast foods. So again, anything thatis a packaged food, anything that you're buying, let's say, at a fast food restaurant, we knowthat those foods are going to cause intestinal inflammation. So step number one, get ridof the processed foods.
Now my top foods, I'll go here in workingorder of the best foods for cleansing your colon. Number one is fermented vegetables.If you're not consuming fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi, you've got to get thosein your diet. So the number one thing is start consuming sauerkraut or kimchi every singleday. The number two way to start cleansing yourcolon is to start consuming more probioticrich foods in the form of fermented dairy likegoat's milk kefir, and goat's milk yogurt. We know those are the highest foods in probiotics. Step number three, eat apples. Apples haveincredible benefits at cleansing the colon.
They've got pectin, a specific type of fiber,as well as quercetin that can really help cleanse the colon. So again, apples are probablythe best fruit when it comes to cleansing the colon. The next here, another sort of fruit, is avocadoes.Now, avocadoes are great because not only are they one of the most fiber rich foodson the planet, but it also contains large amounts of potassium and magnesium. Potassiumand magnesium are the top two minerals that you need in order to start flushing out yourcolon. You know sodium and salt makes you hold water; potassium causes you to startto flush water and toxins from your system,
and magnesium helps loosen the muscles andrelax the muscles of the colon so you can have easier bowel movements and bowel function.So again, avocadoes are an amazing food because of the healthy fats. The magnesium and thepotassium and the fiber make it a great food for naturally cleansing your colon. The next thing you want to naturally cleanseyour colon is flax seeds, or specifically sprouted flax, another amazing fiber richfood that's loaded with omega3 fatty acids. We know flax, just adding a couple of tablespoonsin a morning smoothie, can naturally help cleanse your colon.
The next thing is an herb called triphala.Now triphala has been used in India and Asia for centuries as a natural tonic that cansupport colon function. So if you want to really support your colon, triphala is anincredible herb you want to look into or an herbal sort of remedy. That's TRIPHALA.Triphala is again very, very powerful, very strong at supporting your overall colon health. And then last but not least, getting moreclean water. About eight glasses a day of pure clean water is great for naturally cleansingthe colon. What this should look like is this. What I recommend if you want to do, let'ssay, a weeklong, sevenday colon cleanse,
Superfoods for a Healthy Pregnancy
Hey, guys, Axe. Today, I want to talkabout the top five foods for fertility and pregnancy. And this is really important forall women. Whether you're pregnant or not pregnant or trying to get fertile, these foodsare great for all women, but especially for nourishing yourself and nourishing the otherlife that you're raising. Also in this tutorial, I want to talk about a super smoothie forpregnancy that really has my top five superfoods for pregnancy in there as well. To start usoff, I want to talk about how important it is to be eating properly during your pregnancy.There are five al studies that I've been reading up on recently that have talkedabout how important it is to be healthy during
pregnancy. Here's why: if you are not healthyduring pregnancy, not eating the right foods, or are malnourished, it increases your child'srisk of cancer according to medical research, obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome,and heart disease. So what you are eating during your pregnancy,and before, and after, is so, so important for your child's health. In fact, a recentmedical journal, actually the Journal of al Nutrition, they did a study and actually foundthat your intestinal health, so your gut flora, the probiotics in your system, if you havea good amount of probiotics in your system during pregnancy, your risk, or your child'srisk of developing obesity drops dramatically.
Or, if you've got way too much bad bacteriaand not enough good, your child's chance of obesity goes way up. So just to say this:what you eat is passed onto your child, so it is vitally important that you are eatingproperly. So I want to go through my top five superfoods for fertility right now. The number one food for fertility is eatingmore vegetables. Okay, vegetables are important because they are nutrientdense, high in fiber,lower in carbohydrates and calories overall. So really doing green, leafy vegetables aregreat because they're packed with iron, calcium, vitamin K. Green, leafy vegetables are someof the most nutrientdense foods on the planet.
Also, broccoli is packed with vitamin C, fiber,manganese, magnesium, and some other great nutrients. So, again, make sure you're gettingwhat I suggest, a minimum of three, but ideally five or more servings of vegetables a day.You can do that by lunch, doing a big, massive salad. So again, get more vegetables. That'snumber one, best are green leafies and cruciferous. Number two food you want to be getting iseggs. Actually, egg yolks are packed with choline. A recent medical study found that86% of women who are pregnant are deficient in choline. Choline is important for reducingthe risks of neural tube defects. It's very, very important. So, again, eggs, egg yolks,very, very important. But the egg yolk, that's
really where all the nutrients and vitaminsare, the healthy fats, vitamin E, betacarotene, and the choline. Doing eggs are great. Makesure you go organic when you buy your eggs. Number three superfood for fertility is eatingwildcaught salmon or other wildcaught fish high in omega3 fatty acids. You know, inorder for proper brain development, and really, the child's body, it really is amazing howfast and how rapidly the body develops over that ninemonth period. But with that rapiddevelopment starting off with the brain and the neurological system, it is so importantwe're supporting the brain and neurology. And recent medical studies have shown thatomega3 fatty acid DHA is so important, it
is vital, for proper brain development. Now,EPA is important too. To get DHA and EPA, you can't find that in most nuts and seeds,you've got to get it in marine oils like cod liver oil, fish oil, or doing something likewildcaught salmon. Now, stay away from farmraised fish. If itdoesn't say quot;wildcaught,quot; it's not good so make sure you're doing wildcaught fish. Again,salmon, mackerel, sardines, grouper, those are awesome, great fish high in omega3 fattyacids. Consuming those on a daily basis is great. And if you can't do fish, what youmay do is buy a highquality omega3 fish oil or cod liver oil. Now, let me tell you,90% of the fish oils out there aren't good.