“I am a 22 year old female who is fairly active. All my life I have played sports and stayed active. When I was younger, my eating habits were not good. Playing tournament softball, we were always on the road. It was easier to go through the drive-thru at McDonalds and pick up a chicken sandwich than it was to pack a cooler of food every weekend. I noticed I was eating foods that were high in calories and fat, and this is not a habit I wanted to continue.
“When I came to college, I began to become more aware of what I was
putting into my body. I was a very picky
eater, so I did not have many choices when it came to eating at the dining
halls. I would make poor choices or
sometimes I would just have a bowl of cereal. I obviously was not getting the proper nutrition my body needed, and I
could tell it was having an effect on my body. I would feel tired and my body would ache. I also would get bad headaches at least twice
a week. This is something I have been
experiencing since I was younger. I feel
that it was caused by my poor food choices I made throughout my life. I ate no vegetables and only white meat. I did not take any multi-vitamins or
pills. My body was being deprived of the
nutrients it needed. Since I was active
and always practicing or playing sports, I think my body would get
exhausted. I found that I was
constipated a lot and was not having regular bowel movements. When I was younger, I never thought much into
it because I did not mind not going to the bathroom.
“However, I realized once I went to college that my roommates would go at least once a day! I was shocked by this and wanted to figure out why my body was not having regular bowel movements. Not having to put much thought into it, I soon realized that if I don’t eat the proper foods and get the proper nutrients that my body will not function as it is supposed to. When I was 20, I decided to start watching closely what I was eating and force myself to try new foods. I began to check food labels more closely and try to purchase foods that were high in fiber and protein. This helped my bowels a little, but I still was not going as often as I should. I tried taking laxatives a few times but they would upset my stomach and I would get bad cramps and diarrhea.”
I think many of us have been there, Amy. When you’re not putting the right nutrition into your body, there’s virtually no way that your digestive tract can stay cleansed and healthy.
Come back tomorrow to find out more about Amy’s path to colon cleansing.