When we indulge into too much good food, the pleasure of the moment may cascade into days of not-so-pleasant symptoms. Bloatedness, cramps, gas, indigestion and diarrhea to name a few. Most often, the initial discomfot begins with a bloated tummy. Every part of our body has a story to tell. So, what does a bloated tummy want to say?
It’s probably saying: “Hey, there’s too much waste clogging up inside here. I can’t handle it!” A bloated tummy is an obvious sign of less than perfect conditions inside your small intestines and colon (large intestines) – accumulated with built-up toxins that are trapped and overburdening part of your body’s natural detoxification system – its natural waste eliminators!
This is why doing a regular total detoxification can really help to lighten the toxic overload in our body’s natural detoxification system. One should be careful to avoid detoxification products with harsh laxatives or diuretic-like ingredients. They come with a higher risk of water loss in our body, which could easily be misconstrued as weight loss. Long term use of these harsh laxatives may cause our colon to lose its natural ability to contract and our intestinal wall to harden. Once consumption of these laxatives stop, the bowel becomes impaired and constipation will ensue.
So, don’t be surprised if you feel bloated even when you’re fasting. Contrary to popular belief, bloating doesn’t only happen when you’ve had one meal too many!
Detox when you Fast or Feast
As a result of fasting, such as during Ramadhan, the body suffers from constipation either from insufficient water intake or from the lack of fiber. On the other hand, when Raya comes, most will experience a similar dilemma due to either overeating or irregular meals.
Lack of water & fiber
Without enough fiber, stool cannot pass through the colon easily. The slower it gets, the more water is being absorbed by the colon. Consequently, the stool becomes harder, making it more difficult to be excreted. The longer feces stay inside our body, the longer our exposure to putrefactive bacteria. Gut flora (good bacteria inside the colon) begins to function less efficiently and eventually gets overtaken by this harmful kind of bacteria.
They release chemicals while fermenting our stool which explains the strong odor the longer our bowel movements are delayed. This fermenting process also produces a lot of intestinal gas, which is a common source of discomfort and bloatedness for people who lack sufficient dietary fiber.
Luckily, our colon detoxification system builds mucous substances (known as putrefactive debris) to protect the intestinal wall from toxic compounds. However, as this mucous gets thicker, it blocks the absorption of nutrients and allows toxins in the colon to flow back into our bloodstream instead. Furthermore, it sets up a conducive environment for parasite growth which can change the growth of our epithelial cells and lead to cancer.
A bloated tummy could just be the start of many other symptoms resulting from a weakened detoxification system. Falling sick easily, constant tiredness, sensitive skin, headaches and body aches are just some of the other symptoms of toxicity in your body.
Feasting on ‘good’ food comes loaded with a lot of bad chemicals. It probably includes ingesting a substantial proportion of toxins and chemicals from foods that contain hydrogenated fats and oils, refined white sugar and white flour, colouring and food additives, pesticide residues, growth hormone and antibiotic residues, toxin infected seafood such as mercury levels in commercial fish and chemically treated meats.
Coping with this toxic overload tires out your body’s natural detoxification system; compromise its efficiency to eliminate waste and lead to poor detoxification or worse, incomplete detoxification.
The Dreaded Bloated Tummy
Here’s an insight into how your once flat and trim tummy could have ballooned into a noticeable bump: Did you know that it takes about 8 to 10 hours for food, after consumption, to reach our colon? Even with one bowel movement per day, you still have waste matter from at least 3 meals putrefying in your colon at any one time!
Five feet long, our colon is made up of three parts: ascending, traverse and descending. It stores waste, reclaims water and maintains water balance in our body. It also synthesizes some vitamins and help break down remaining proteins from partially digested food entering from our small intestines.
By the time the mass of a digested meal reaches the descending colon, the stool constitutes two parts water, undigested fiber and food products and one part of living and dead bacteria. The bacteria breakdown some fiber for nourishment creating waste products, which in turn nourishes the colon’s cell lining. Our colon is the sewage and waste disposal system in our body. If this system breaks down or gets clogged up, all these waste flows back into our body as toxins. We experience these as fatigue, drowsiness, and more severely as inflammation in our bodily tissues.
Flush out kilos of waste
Contrary to laxative products, TruDtox® is made from herbs, flora and teas traditionally known to aid detoxification – without any added laxatives. A natural and safe herbal cleanser, TruDtox® gently cleanses toxins and pollutants from your body, rejuvenates the normal functions of your body’s detoxification organs and supports thermogenesis by burning excess fats. It helps to flush away kilos of waste and toxins from your body without creating bowel dependency.
More than just to ease temporary discomfort or tiredness, regular detoxification with TruDtox brings long-lasting improvements to health and total well-being by helping the body eliminate its excessive internal waste build-up and rejuvenate all the body’s detoxification organs – liver, gastrointestinal tract (GI), kidneys, blood and intestines.
Get Clean & Light this Raya
Prime your insides for all those delicious traditional Raya home-cooked delights! This year, get really clean and healthy on the inside so you can look and feel great during Raya.