November 14, 2008
An Introduction To Colon Cleansing
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Today I will discuss the importance and benefits of colon cleansing.
Do you suffer from a pot belly? Are you constantly gassy, bloated or nauseous? Is diarrhea or constipation the norm for you? One of the keys to overall well-being is detoxifying your system. Colon cleansing can release pounds of toxic waste from your system, so that you look and feel lighter.
Doesn’t our colon cleanse itself?
Our colon is designed to naturally expel waste. However, increasing toxins in our environment make it impossible for our bodies to process them quickly enough. As a result, waste builds up in the lining of your intestines.
This caked-on waste does not allow all of the essential nutrients from the foods that you eat to be absorbed by the body. Meanwhile, the toxins from this un-discharged waste build up in your system and are released into your bloodstream. The result is a pot belly, gas, bloating, water retention, constipation and diarrhea. More serious problems from ongoing toxins in your colon include immune deficiencies and certain types of cancers.
What is colon cleansing?
There are several ways to get rid of the waste built up in your colon including:
1. An old-fashioned enema such as “Fleet” can be inserted in the rectum to flush out bowel movements and cleanse the lower third of your colon.
2. For a quick release of bowel movements, you can flush your system by drinking prune juice.
3. Colon hydrotherapy is done in a medical setting and cleanses the entire colon by using tubes with water inserted in your rectum as the technician rubs your belly until you release your bowels.
4. Natural colon cleansing through OTC remedies with herbal ingredients such as cascara sagrada, aloe, garlic extract, flax seeds and bentonite clay.
What happens after colon cleansing?
When you move your bowels with a natural colon cleansing remedy, unusual stuff may come out of your body. Rubbery strings, green lumps, mucus and small worms are commonly found in bowel movements made after colon cleansing. Many people lose five to ten pounds after flushing out these toxins. Although it’s disgusting coming out, remember: it’s far more hazardous inside your body.
How can I keep my colon clean?
A well-balanced lifestyle will help to keep your digestive system and colon working properly. Greens, vegetables, whole grains, fish, chicken and six to eight glasses of water are a colon-friendly diet. Avoid eating fried food, fatty snacks, sugar, alcohol, processed foods and red meat more than two or three times weekly. These foods are difficult to digest and remain in your system for days, decaying in your intestines.
Keeping you colon clean is a key to better health, fitness and well being.