Colotrim contains a special blend of these powerful all-natural ingredients:
Goldenseal is a powerful natural disinfectant that helps kill harmful bacteria and unwanted parasite.
|Goldenseal is a cure-all type of herb that strengthens the immune system, acts as an antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, potentiates insulin, and cleanses vital organs. It promotes the functioning capacity of the heart, the lymphatic and respiratory system, the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, and the colon.
Taken internally, Goldenseal increases digestive secretions, astringes the mucous membranes that line the gut, and checks inflammation. It also aids digestion by promoting the production of saliva, bile, and other digestive enzymes. In addition it may control heavy menstrual and postpartum bleeding by means of its astringent action.
Buckthorne root assists in healthy stool formation.
|Buckthorne root aids liver congestion, helps to carry blood and liver toxins out of the body. Good for gall stones, and lead poisoning. Calms the gastro-intestinal tract, is amild laxative, good for chronic constipation, and keeps the bowels regulated. Relieves dropsy (excess fluid accommodation in tissues or body cavity). Used for hemorrhoids, colic (abdominal pain caused by spasm), obesity, acute appendicitis, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon).|
Pumpkin seed provides excellent assistance to help sweep out waste as it moves through the colon.
|Pumpkin seeds are one of nature’s almost perfect foods. They are a natural source of beneficial constituents such as carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain most of the B vitamins, along with C, D, E, and K. They also have the minerals calcium, potassium, niacin, and phosphorous. Pumpkin seeds have mainly been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but they have also been known to help with depression and learning disabilities.|
Licorice root provides assistance in soothing gastrointestinal irritations and inflammations.
|Licorice was used historically to treat the skin and coughs. It is also used to treat constipation, bronchitis, inflammation, and arthritis. Licorice may be prescribed by health care providers to treat adrenocortical insufficiency, peptic ulcer, and chronic gastritis.
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses licorice to treat problems from tuberculosis to diabetes. Restrained production of cortisol and anti-inflammatory effects are caused by the flavonoids and glycyrrhizin in licorice. Research has shown that licorice flavonoids can kill the bacteria that causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, called Helicobacter pylori.
Ginger root helps to relieve weak digestion and malabsorption.
|Ginger Root has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is known to be greatly beneficial in reducing nausea and upset stomachs. It was used in Greek culture for making breads, the forerunner of the delicious gingerbread we enjoy today.
The plant is native to Southeast Asia, however due to the many benefits of Ginger Root, today it is cultivated around the world in many diverse locations.
Fennel seed is used to promote healthy digestion and support a healthy appetite.
|Fennel seeds often provide quick and effective relief from many digestive disorders. They help to overcome gas, cramps, acid indigestion, and many other digestive tract maladies.
These seeds are very rich in minerals including magnesium. Two of its main constituents are Anethol and Fenchone. Anethol and other terpenoids may inhibit spasms in smooth muscles such as those in the intestinal tract. Fenchone may be responsible for the medicinal properties associated with Fennel.
Recent studies have found that consumption of fennel can increase the production of bile and may also possess diuretic, pain-reducing and anti-microbial activities.
Cascara Sagrada is used to promote movement in the colon and alleviate constipation.
|Cascara sagrada has a long history of traditional use by native americans. Cascara sagrada contains compounds called anthroquinones, which are responsible for cascara’s powerful laxative effects. Anthraquinones trigger contractions in the colon, called peristalsis, which causes the urge to have a bowel movement. Today, it is one of the most common herbal laxatives.
In addition to being a powerful laxative, cascara is also believed to improve the muscle tone of the colon walls.
Rhubarb is a natural Laxative that promotes healthy digestion.
|It is recognized that rhubarb not only exercises a digestive action but it operates directly as a conveyer of bile salts. When it reaches the stomach its digestive effects come into full play, causing an increase of the flow of gastric juice and inducing their movement, thus favoring the processing of the contents of the stomach. Besides stimulating the secretions from the liver which convey the bile salts, it assists the intestine in regulating the absorption of fats.
Rhubarb is used as a laxative, antiphlogistic, and homeostatic in the treatment of constipation, diarrhea, jaundice, gastro-intestinal hemorrhage, menstrual disorders, conjunctivitis, traumatic injuries, superficial suppurative sores and ulcers.
Regulate Your Body pH To Restore & Maintain Prime Health
A healthy person’s blood pH level should be slightly alkaline (in the range of pH 7.35 – pH 7.45). However, most people today have an acidic blood level due to pollution, poor eating habits, stress and lack of exercise. This acidity adds to the stress of the organs involved in blood circulation and cleansing, such as the liver, heart, kidneys, spleen, pancreas, etc. As a result of this stress, many organs start to deteriorate, which may lead to health conditions, diseases and ailments such as fatigue, body aches and cardiovascular diseases that could develop into chronic diseases or even cancer.
An acidic body is primarily caused by a diet high in meat or refined carbohydrates. The lack of dietary fibre leads to the accumulation of animal fats, resulting in hardening of the blood vessels and stress on the organs. Once weakened, the body is susceptible to disease.
The Crucial Influence of pH Level on Health
The advantages of blood alkalinity
Blood that is slightly alkaline flows much smoother in the body. This efficient circulation allows greater amount of oxygen and nutrients to be transported and absorbed by the body. This helps to raise the metabolic rate, increase cell vitality, and improve overall energy. Slightly alkaline blood not only prevents arteries from hardening, but also reduces the amount of deposited fat on the arterial walls. This free blood flow helps reduce the potential for and symptoms of many cardiovascular diseases.
Slight alkalinity is a sign of good health; it indicates that the body’s immune system i.e. natural resistance and healing capacity, is in good condition, and able to resist the onset of many diseases.
The disadvantages of body acidity
Acidic blood has a higher viscosity. This prevents smooth blood flow, leading to poor oxygen transfer. The poor flow rate also leads to the hardening of blood vessels.
Are you plagued by an acidic body?
Answer the following questions to find out for yourself!
If you have 5 or more of the listed symptoms, then there is a high chance that your body is acidic.
|•||Move or perform tasks at a very slow pace. (You have the will but not the strength to perform tasks.)|
|•||Feel sleepy when you ride in a car or drive|
|•||Feel tired after mild exercise. Short of breath (panting) when walking up or down the stairs|
|•||Suffer from poor memory and concentration|
|•||Experience coldness in the limbs|
|•||Bruise easily, experience frequent skin breakouts, or bleeding gums|
|•||Prone to eczema|
|•||Have dull complexion or acne|
|•||Suffer from athlete’s foot|
|•||Tend to suffer infections (pus) on wounds|
|•||Suffer a protruding abdomen even though overall average in size.|
|•||Easily put on weight / Difficulty controlling body weight|
|•||Suffer from constipation or frequent diarrhoea|
|•||Have bad breath|
|•||Frequently suffer from tinnitus|
|•||Frequently feel dizzy, feeling very tired especially in the afternoons|
|•||Have weak immune system; prone to flu and fever|
|•||Frequently bitten by mosquitoes / insects|
Lifestyle and diet
If you check 5 or more boxes, your lifestyle and diet could be contributing to an acidic body.
|•||Frequent all-nighters or late nights (sleep after 1am)|
|•||Frequently eat supper, or have dinner after 8pm|
|•||Frequently skip breakfast|
|•||Drink alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, whisky, etc.)|
|•||Drink more than 3 cups of coffee daily|
|•||Drink carbonated beverages daily|
|•||Frequently consume meat|
|•||Eat very little fruits and vegetables|
|•||Drink less than 2000ml of water each day, or drink water that is acidic (distilled water, RO water)|
|•||Like to eat processed food, fried food or sweet snacks|
|•||Lack physical exercise|
|•||Live or work under constant pressure , and usually find it difficult to de-stress|
|•||Constantly in a polluted environment (surrounded by second hand cigarette smoke, waste gas from factories, etc.)|
Do not be “ambushed” by acid
Humans are born with a body that is slightly alkaline, but on average, our bodies tend to become acidic after the age of 25. This is due to ageing, environmental and food pollution, poor diet, stress, unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle, overworking, etc. Acidity can be the cause of many diseases because it impedes normal enzyme functions. In a study carried out by the University of Tokyo, up to 90% out of the 600 cancer patients surveyed have an acidic body, of which, 85% have pH levels of 5.8 and below. “Immune cells” are adversely affected by acidity and may succumb to cellular poisoning or death if exposed to it for prolonged periods. With the immune cells severely depleted or damaged, virus and other disease-causing agents can wreak havoc in the body. Approximately 40 million members of Japan’s various “golden years” clubs are actively promoting vinegar as one of the best products for reducing fatigue, and returning the body to its normal alkaline pH level. These Japanese in their golden years drink large amounts of “vinegar” during meals to improve overall bodily functions and revitalise the organs. It is no coincidence that the Japanese have the highest human life expectancy in the world!
The best way to overcome an acidic body is to consume more alkaline food and beverages.
|•||Most vegetables, garlic, mushrooms, onion, wheatgrass, etc.|
|•||Algae: chlorophyta, spirulina, seaweed, etc.|
|•||Most fruits: apple, banana, lemon, grape, orange, watermelon, pineapple, Japanese plum, strawberry, etc.|
|•||Sprouts like alfalfa…|
|•||Almost all meat products: beef, chicken, pork, duck|
|•||Almost all seafood: fish, oyster, prawns, etc.|
|•||Most grains & beans: flour, bread, corn, plain rice, noodles, pasta, biscuit, wheat, barley, etc.|
|•||Dairy products: butter, milk, cheese, cake, etc.|
|•||Almost all oil and fats, including corn oil and olive oil|
|•||Others: coffee, carbonated drinks, refined sugar, alcoholic drinks, medicine, food tainted with pesticides and insecticides, canned or pickled foods|
Along with eliminating those bad habits referred to in Part 2 of this series, we must change what we are doing and eating.
Unfortunately, it’s simply not enough to stop the bad stuff, we have to intake lots of the good stuff. We have a lot to overcome, to have average health, let alone optimal health.
Basically, in order for our bodies to function at it’s optimal level, we need a whole spectrum of nutrients. These nutrients can be grouped as below:-
- Vitamin, minerals, trace minerals
- Essential fatty acids (EFA)
- Essential amino acids
- Immune boosters
- Digestive enzymes
- Probiotics and prebiotics
- Cleansing and detoxification herbs
- Alkaline promoters
- Cardiovascular protectors
- Bone Builders
Boy, that’s a whole heap of stuff we need! Do have any idea how to achieve the result you need?
The problem we have is that a so-called balanced diet only considers proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Most people don’t even know about, say, alkaline promoters. Did your doctor ever discuss brainfood or antioxidants with you? I’ll bet that didn’t happen. Umm, something to think about.
The answer is supplementation. Natural supplements should not be considered alternative or complimentary therapies or medicines. They are natural foods, not drugs.