[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”0767903595″ locale=”us” height=”500″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LS1iGy9QL.jpg” width=”379″]Karen Kingston writes about colon cleansing and how it applies to her work with space clearing.
A natural progression from clearing clutter in your home is clearing the clutter inside your own physical body. People who collect clutter on the outside tend to collect it on the inside too, but whereas clutter on the outside can hamper your progress in life, clutter on the inside can have even more serious health-threatening or even life-threatening consequences.
The need for colon cleansing
Most western people don’t even know that they need colon cleansing. They believe that the way they feel and the level of health they tolerate is the way things are, but in actual fact they no longer know what ‘normal’ feels like.
Years of eating unnaturally processed, cooked, frozen, canned, irradiated and preserved food have contributed to this. Undertakers report that corpses rarely need to be embalmed these days – we unwittingly eat so many preservatives that our bodies now take much longer to decompose after death!
Curled up inside the human abdomen is about 22 feet (6.5m) of small intestine, leading to 5 feet (1.5m) of large intestine (also known as the colon or bowel). So that you can visualise it, the small intestine is about 1.25 to 1.5 inches (3 to 4cm) in diameter, and the large intestine is about 2.5 inches (5.5cm) in diameter … or, rather, it is supposed to be.
It is likely that many of you reading this have colons that are distorted and coated in stagnant, impacted faeces. Just about everyone who eats western food does. Certainly, if you have a thick waistline or bulging abdomen, this is very likely to be the case.
Colon cleansing and mucoid plaque
Mucoid plaque forms in the colon, partly as a residue of eating mucus-forming foods and partly because our bodies naturally secrete mucus in our intestines as a defence mechanism against toxins. The mucus can be cleared away by pancreatic juices but mucus-forming food now forms such a huge percentage of the western diet that the pancreas cannot cope.
Layers of plaque build up throughout the length of the intestinal tract, and then compact and harden. With our modern-day child-rearing practices, this all begins when you are an infant! NASA research scientists have discovered traces of mother’s milk in adult colons, indicating that many people carry impacted faecal matter in their colons all their lives.
A healthy colon contains residual friendly bacteria that weigh up to 5lb (2.25kg); encrusted colons have been found at autopsy to weight 40lb (18kg) or more. Sometimes there is so much putrid matter that parts of the colon expand from 2.5 inches (5.5cm) in diameter to an obscene 10 or even 20 inches (22 or 44cm) in very obese people, leaving a channel of only about a pencil’s width in the centre through which excreted matter can pass.
The colon becomes permanently toxic and all manner of health problems result as these poisons seep into your bloodstream and find their way to all parts of your body. Colon cleansing is the solution.
If you consume, or have ever consumed, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, sugar, processed food of any kind, chocolate, caffeine, soft drinks or alcohol, then you will certainly have mucoid plaque and benefit from colon cleansing.
Even vegans usually need to do it because of mucus build-ups from soy and grain foodstuffs (soy beans are the most mucoid-forming of all plants). All traditional cultures, whether meat-eating or vegetarian, have certain herbs they take from time to time to cleanse their intestinal tracts.
In the same way that each part of your home is connected to an aspect of your life, so each section of your colon is connected to a part of your body (see Dr Richard Anderson’s book, Cleanse and Purify Thyself).
Hence many herbalists advocate colon cleansing as the cure for 90 per cent of all diseases and I certainly have found it to be enormously beneficial in terms of both preventative and curative healing.
It works because you not only clean up your internal sewer system, but in the process of doing so, all manner of emotional issues which may have been buried in there for years come to the surface and get released. It is in the emotional resolution that the real healing takes place.
This Colon Cleansing article by Karen Kingston: (Extracted from the international best-selling book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui – published by Piatkus in the UK & Commonwealth, and by Broadway Books in the USA. With additional notes by Karen especially for Alternative HealthZine.)
Karen Kingston’s website about space clearing and feng shui