Keeping a healthy colon

Your colon’s health and digestive processes can be optimised in several ways, and you can easily do this without pills, herbs or drugs. How? By eating the right foods at the right time.

I understand changing some of your cherished eating habits will not be easy at first. Habits are hard to break. I’d say our love affair with wrong foods developed as children: we were bribed with chocolate, ice-cream, cake and soda-colas – and we do the same to our kids who have become addicted like us.

There is evidence that a regime of healthy eating, if followed, will keep your metabolism pumping, your weight stable and your poo in excellent ‘shape’ even as you age. 

It’s hard at first to unlearn bad habits; focus on applying the rules, stick with it and it will soon become second nature!

Enzymes are the engine

In Dr Walker’s words: 

‘What do we prize above and beyond everything else? Our LIFE.’ 1

LIFE is one thing no scientist, chemist, inventor or any other human being has ever been able to create. Is it not intelligent and rational to consider that regeneration and replenishment of the life in your body must essentially come from the LIFE in the food we eat?

YES! That makes sense. Let me tell you what I’ve learned that many of us don’t know.

Foods in their natural raw state comprise atoms and molecules. Such active atomic life is classified as enzymes. Without enzymes, our bodies simply cannot function.

Enzymes enable us to digest food and to absorb it into our blood. In the mouth, stomach, intestines and through the entire digestive system, innumerable enzymes are involved in digesting and assimilating our food. 

However, enzymes are only present in raw foods: they are sensitive to temperatures above about 47°C, become sluggish above 49°C and completely die at 54°C.

More cooking = less enzymes = ‘dead’ food. 

As we age, our natural enzyme production decreases. I have been taking Vitalzym Extra Strength© gel capsules to maintain normal enzyme levels. But please check other brands on the market to see which is best for you. 

Food should be properly selected and most of it should be raw, uncooked and unprocessed. In this state, your body’s cells and tissues are nourished in the speediest and most efficient manner possible. Dr Walker warns that if we don’t eat the kind of food which will nourish our bodies constructively, we’ll not only die prematurely but suffer along the way. 

I am not suggesting that we stop cooking and become chomp-carrot rabbits. But you will probably say, ‘I love my food! I have one life and I’m going to enjoy it!!’  

I believe you can, not by being imprisoned by a diet foreign to your lifestyle but by being smarter in choosing what and when you eat – even if you have allergies or intolerance to foods like dairy, wheat or nuts.   

In fact, most of Dr Walker’s suggestions will suit you perfectly.  

Your one life is your only life – I don’t want you to spend what’s left of it getting repeat prescriptions of Sevikar, Lipitor, Mobic, or Mylanta.   

Getting better with Walker

Now take a close look at Dr Walker’s colon therapy chart below:2 

You’ll see that each section of the colon relates to different parts of the body. Common ailments and deficiencies result in areas where the colon is sluggish and unable to do its job. This may be similar to reflexology principles, but it is more science-based.

Years of eating cooked, canned and processed foods have merely sustained your life – hardly any organic nourishment was eaten to regenerate the body’s cells and tissues. 

We have abused our colon, and prevented it from doing its job.

So by the time we’re 30, we find ourselves in a neglected body with perhaps a foggy mind –  all degenerating rapidly and headed for a future of prescribed drugs to ‘treat’ the diseases ailing us.  

The drugs will no doubt do their job and save your life. You’re feeling better, you take your medications religiously and all’s well again.  

But please don’t let this illusion of ‘being cured’ lull you into complacency.

All drugs have side effects. How much will vary. Eventually your medications will have to be changed to either reduce your dependence or reduce on their side-effects.

You can choose to be PROACTIVE: 

Eat more raw, organic food.

Reduce your weight.


All can be done successfully … in my next instalment

 1 Walker, N.W. (1940/1970). Diet & Salad, p.8. Norwalk Press: Summertown, Tennessee.

 2 Walker, Diet & Salad [back cover]

3 thoughts on “Keeping a healthy colon

  1. Sweta

    Well said shirl!!!
    It’s matter of discipline and following the instructions to the T and things fall into place automatically.. like you always say!

    • You have it in a nutshell! Think:
      everything is hard until it gets easy. Tweak your diet to your lifestyle – we are all different & our bodies react differently. Keep to the basics it will all come together in time.

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