Healthy intestinal bacteria is important for colon hygiene. People with hemorrhoids usually don't have enough healthy intestinal bacteria... that alone needs attention beyond just attending to the hemorrhoids. Without healthy intestinal bacteria the conditions are ripe for hemorrhoids, intestinal diseases, poor overall immunity and gastro problems. You can bet on it.
Learn more below...
Intestinal bacteria is your first line of defense against intestinal disease and immune system suppression. It's also quite important in preventing the reoccurrence of hemorrhoids. Your intestinal bacteria is probably out of synch. Almost everyone's is.
Cleaning out the GI Tract and the colon sets the best conditions for new bacteria implants to take hold.
There isn't much sense in throwing an acidophilus supplement (healthy intestinal bacteria) into a toxic colon, polluted GI tract, ulcerated stomach, and dirty bloodstream.
Why? Because the toxicity kills off all the good bacteria immediately and new colonies really don't take hold.
Therefore cleanse first and only then supplement back into the colon and the GI Tract new good friendly healthy intestinal bacteria using a pro-biotic or acidophilus supplement.
In addition to the supplements please also make sure to make dietary adjustments. The dietary adjustments are what make the supplements work for you. Use food to encourage growth of the new bacteria. Food should be your only medicine.
Fresh raw coleslaw for example is a great food to support the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria, as is fresh raw yogurt, not the kind you find on supermarket shelves, but rather fresh raw live yogurt.
Cleansing helps you get *your* bacteria in synch again. And that helps you in keeping your hemorrhoids at bay.
"Of all the vital organs in the body, the one that suffers the most abuse from modern dietary habits is your colon.
Daniel Reid, 'The Tao of Health, Sex & Longevity'
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Hemorrhoids- symptoms and squatting.
Filthy colons almost always get hemorrhoids. They create the perfect conditions for hemorrhoids.
foods that heal.
Everyone knows someone with hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoid locations in relation to the rectum
The symptoms most often associated with hemorrhoids include itching, burning, pain, inflammation, irritation, swelling, and bleeding. Itching is rarely due to hemorrhoids except when there is mucous discharge from prolapsing internal hemorrhoids.
The common cause of anal itching include tissue trauma secondary to excessive use of harsh toilet paper, Candida albicans, parasitic infection and allergies.
Pain does not occur unless there is acute inflammation of external hemorrhoids. As there are no sensory nerves ending above the anorectal line, uncomplicated internal hemorrhoids rarely cause pain.
Bleeding is almost always associated with internal hemorrhoids and may occur before, during or after excretion. When bleeding occurs from an external hemorrhoid, it is due to rupture of an acute thrombotic hemorrhoid. Bleeding hemorrhoids can produce severe anemia due to chronic blood loss.
Take a look at nature and you will see that all animals squat to defecate. Even our closest ancestors, the primates, squat down with their knees drawn up to their chests when 'nature calls'.
What you may not realize, however, is that even today most human beings still defecate in this natural manner, especially in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
It is only in the industrial West, where the modern toilet was invented that people 'sit down' to defecate...
It is only in the industrial West, where the modern toilet was invented that people 'sit down' to defecate just as they sit down to eat...and instead of immediately doing what they are supposed to do - to evacuate - people instead engage in reading, writing, and other worldly activities. No wonder the entire Western world suffers from chronic constipation, bleeding piles, hemorrhoids, and other problems caused by trying to evacuate the bowels in a sitting position on the sit-down toilet, invented by the way by a gentleman named Mr. Crapper. In fact in the years immediately following his invention the toilet as we presently know it was called way back then, 'the crapper'.
While the sit-down toilet may well save your legs the effort required to squat down properly, it is a device of terrible torture for your bowels, and the problems it causes are hardly worth the effort saved.
Learn about squatting below...
When sitting on a toilette, the lower end of the descending colon is bent, requiring a major muscular effort to evacuate the bowels.
The strain of this effort can burst or clog the minute capillaries that feed the anal sphincter, causing hemorrhoids to form there.
When squatting, the colon aligns itself naturally with the rectum and the anus, which opens completely and effortlessly in the squatting position.
You will pass much more feces in a single squatting than you could possible pass in a single sitting. Owing to the full spread of the cheeks, squatting also leaves less of a mess than sitting, so you'll save money on toilet paper as well!
To squat on a sit-down toilet, simply raise the seat and stand up on the rim, than squat down slowly until your knees are pressed against your chest. When barefoot, squat on the seat instead of the rim. A sink, handle or shelf nearby may serve as an armrest to help with balance. If your knees and back are too weak to support your weight in the squatting position, then build a simple wooden frame around the toilet with supports for your arms.
Bowel movements are so rapid, efficient, effortless and voluminous in this posture that once your start doing it this way you will never again torture your bowels in the sitting position.
The following HPS tips will make squatting work even better for you!
If you suffer chronic gas and constipation, keep a steel ball or a smooth round rock near your bed.
These tools and methods might seem 'stone-age' to you, but in fact, they are accessible to everyone, cheap and they work!
First thing in the morning before rising, roll that weight around your abdomen in the direction of the colonic flow, i.e. from lower right corner up to the ribcage, across the transverse colon, and back down the left towards the rectum.
This is an excellent method for expelling pockets of gas, loosening impacted feces and stimulating the bowel muscles to move, prior to your first visit to the toilet.
When sitting down (preferably squatting down!) for a BM in the morning and evenings, another good method for alleviating chronic constipation is to use your fingertips to gently massage the soft region between the anus and the tip of the spinal column (coccyx). This directly stimulates the colon and helps sluggish bowels to evacuate more thoroughly. In addition, practice the anal sphincter exercises introduced in chapters 4 and 7 of Daniel Reids book, The Tao of Health, Sex & Longevity by rhythmically contracting and relaxing the sphincter several times a day.
This stimulates glands in the anus to secrete natural lubrication, which greatly facilitates movement of dry stools. This exercise also flushes stale blood for the anal sphincter, thereby preventing formation of hemorrhoids.
Never use commercial chemical laxatives. They quickly create a chronic dependence on synthetic stimulation of the bowels, which only makes constipation a chronic condition.
If you follow these simple suggestions in conjunction
with proper nutrition you will never again suffer constipation and all the attendant ills
of toxemia it fosters. A clean, unobstructed colon is one
of the most import prerequisites on the road to removing constipation and