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03 May 2004

marimba
Do you know of Marimba Jam?.What is it used for.
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naturopath

01 Jan 0001

Marimba jam is used as a laxative. It is a strong purgative and can create colon dependancy. Rather use safer options.
The most important way to keep the colon healthy is with the right diet. We need to eat the right amount of both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble and insoluble fibre is contained in our fruits, vegetables, wholegrain rice and good wholegrain breads. This is the most natural and beneficial way to keep the colon clearing in a healthy way.
We need to eat a portion of these foods with every meal, and this portion should make up of at least 2/3 of the meal, with the other 1/3 coming from the protein foods.
Too many people eat their meals in the wrong proportion with too much protein for the meal and too little fibre foods to balance out the total meal; this results in compact solid stools that do not move easily in the intestines and lead to constipation.
Enema's are only to be used in a treatment situation and can be harmful if used regularly, since they will not correct the underlying unhealthy nutrition as well as weaken the muscles of the intestine. This will lead to more dependance on the enema.
Other colon clearing agents are laxatives, these all are only to be used for treatment - most are extremely irritating to the colon and weaken the muscles and digestive system. If you do need to use a herbal remedy, I prefer Cascara sagrada as it has a milder action and stimulates the peristaltic muscles - but even so this is to be used only for short times in conjunction with improving the nutrition to the correct proportions of healthy fibre.
(Dr Chase Webber ND)
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