This is actually very useful and should be revisited every decade. We are already seriously skeptical of all these procedures just from the lousy PR that they earn. After all, just how do you get good PR for something that fails to cure or totally resolve?
- 40% of patients experienced serious complications following surgery
- An additional 22% had minor complications; and
- 60% needed subsequent surgery
- 1 in 6 opted to have gastric bypass
2. Avoid processed foods, such as white breads, refined sugars, pastas, packaged chips, frozen dinners, etc. The less processed foods and refined sugars that you ingest, the better your intestines will be.
3. Practice portion control. Don’t eat an amount of food larger than two of your own fists. Also, don’t eat during the two hours before you go to sleep; this can affect the proper digestion of food.
4. Drink more water. Water is crucial for optimum intestinal health: it keeps feces from drying up and allows them to move fluidly along the intestinal tract. Intestinal disorders which require colonoscopies like irritable bowel syndrome can be caused from toxins building up over time.
5. Take a probiotic supplement twice a day with meals. Common probiotic strains are: Lactobacillus acidophilus, L casei, L GG, and Bifidobacteria. Probiotics are essentially healthy bacteria that can help prevent or fight certain diseases, assist the immune system and help in the proper digestion of food.
6. Engage is physical activity daily.