By Walter Ang
September 21, 2010
Philippine Daily Inquirer
At a forum that discussed ways to maintain colon health organized by wheatgrass-based powdered drinks manufacturer Easy Pha-max, Blanco said, ""I take So Easy Colon Cleanse, a three day meal replacement program, as a safe and effective way to 'let it all out.'"
Oncologist Dr. Anthony Abad said that the colon is the catch basin of all the toxins and waste products from the food we eat. Beyond fatty and oily foods, there are also processed foods, artificial ingredients, and preservatives?all harmful substances that can cause not only colon diseases but other problems such as migraines, weakened immunity, high blood pressure, liver and kidney problems. These can increase the chances of colon cancer as well.
"Toxins can stagnate in the colon and get reabsorbed into the blood stream, leading to self-intoxication," he said. "The colon is like `the garbage can' of the body. It should be emptied regularly. If left unattended, waste products will rot and become a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. The solution is cleansing."
Losing toxins and weight
"You will lose a bit of weight and a few centimeters off your waist as one of the `good' side effects," said Blanco of taking the So Easy Colon Cleanse liquid diet program.
The product comes in a set of three boxes. Each box contains ten sachets of different powdered drinks that replaces the day's meals. The fasting process is meant to allow the digestive system to naturally eliminate hard-to-remove and built-up waste as well as rebuild damaged cells and tissues.
The drinks contain oil palm fiber and other types of fiber from different fruits and vegetables. "Oil palm fiber is highly effective in lubricating the inner lining of the colon wall, which makes elimination of chronic waste easier," said Blanco.
Research has also shown that oil palm fiber is a powerful anti-oxidant that promotes glucose metabolism and helps manage cholesterol levels. It contains lignin, which binds with cholesterol, bile salts, fats and toxins that allows for better elimination by the body.
"Once chronic waste and other toxic substances are removed, nutrients are absorbed more easily," said Abad. He noted that users needn't be afraid of feeling hungry since the regimen also comes with wheatgrass, which is high in fiber, therefore providing a sense of fullness.
Wheatgrass is considered as a type of "complete food" because of its high levels of nutrients which include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, bioflavonoids, phytochemicals and more than 100 types of enzymes. "It provides the body with the necessary nutrition it needs to sustain itself during the three days," said Blanco.
Wheatgrass also works to neutralize acidity and help restore the normal pH of the gastrointestinal tract. It has chlorophyll that eliminates toxins in the blood. Its enzymes break down the bond of chronic waste to colon walls while its amino acids assist in cellular and tissue repair, allowing the gastrointestinal tract to regain its natural efficiency.
Nonetheless, Blanco reassured the audience that nibbling on bits of fruits or vegetables is allowed during the cleansing period. She confessed to liking apples and carrots herself. "I like the way they crunch, crunch, crunch in my mouth," she said.
All together now
The forum is part of Easy Pha-max's "Green Ribbon" campaign to generate awareness for the importance and benefits of preventive health. The campaign includes a series of health and nutrition lectures, leisure and sports rallies, and outreach programs.
Abad shared that there have been documented medical studies where patients were successfully treated for ailments such as fatigue, insomnia, allergies and even leukemia through colon cleansing. He advocates the regimen since it also removes mucoid plaque, considered the leading cause of colon cancer.
"It can be a bit of a challenge," Blanco admitted. "I've done the program at home while the rest of my family went about their regular meals, so there was a lot of temptation. But I really made a conscious decision to do this for myself so I can stay healthy for my loved ones."
Fortunately for everyone else who would like to do the regimen, they can join upcoming installments of the "So Easy Life Camp," where participants go through the process taking So Easy Colon Cleanse while engaging in lectures and social activities.
"There will be games, karaoke singing, dancing?a chance to unwind. You can go with your family and friends or meet new friends. It's easier to detoxify if you're with a group instead of doing it alone," said Blanco.
The camps are usually held in five-star hotels like Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay. "You'll also learn colonic massages plus breathing and stretching techniques?all of which can aid in successful waste removal from the colon," she said. "I really encourage everyone to take So Easy Colon Cleanse. I've tried it and it's one of the best gifts I've given myself."
Visit www.wheatgrasscan.com. For details on So Easy Life Camp, call 890-1111 or toll free 1-800-10-890-111.
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