We are exposed to the various toxins and chemicals from the air we inhale and from the food that we take in daily. These toxins begin gathering in our cells (especially in the fat cells), tissues, blood organs ( i.e colon, liver and brain) linger for an unspecific span of time causing all kinds of health problems. Cleansing is one of the effective way to get rid of the countless waste that reside inside our body.
We believe in detox and cleanse being a part of a healthy lifestyle. We are a team of committed Yoga teachers, weight loss coaches and detox consultants who hold retreats around the world.
One of the ways we help our clients detox is through natural colon cleansing methods that guests do with us at our retreats, or at home.
While some clients do colon hydrotherapy, we do not recommend this being the first mode of treatment. In fact, colonics are the last mode of treatment we recommend!
First we believe using cleansing drinks to detox the colon and body as a whole. We have a range of herbal drinks that use ingredients like Psyllium husk and many other detoxifying ingredients.
This should flush out your entire body and make the need for an invasive method like colonic irrigation, unnecessary.
If a client is not responding to this natural mode of treatment, then a single or double treatment of colonic hydrotherapy is recommended.
Please check with your doctor before trying any detoxification, especially if you are planning on colonic irrigation!
Why Colon Cleanse?
Colon Cleansing is done to clean the colon of pesticides, preservatives, dyes, drug residue and parasites that may attached to the thick hard mucus lining that build up over so many years. It is a process on which a person will stop eating processed and solid foods for a period time in order to cleanse the colon. It is not done by emptying the colon swiftly.
A swift colon cleanse is just a preliminary emptying of the intestinal tube. It is done by a salt flush. This is as simple as mixing a rock salt and warm water. A person should drink at least 2 quarts of salt-water mixture and within an hour the colon will be completely empty of undigested food. It requires that the person should take in only for approximately three days. Juices like citrus, tomato should be avoided because these are acidic. It is recommended to drink apple juice and a mixture of vegetable juices. Carrots, celery, beets and spinach are considered very good for a colon cleansing. It is also suggested to take Psyllium husk or Psyllium seeds which are good source of fiber.
A colon cleanse should also consist of plenty of water. Ginger, organic lemon juice or mint leaves can be added to the water to give it more taste and to add mixture. If drinking cold water it should be done slowly to avoid shocking the colon and thus cause the colon to retract and making the cleansing process slow down. It is recommended if the person starts a colon detoxification, that they should plan to take a rest or doing only light work for the next two to six days. It can last anywhere from 48 hours to 10 days but not longer.
Who should do a Colon Cleanse?
We take a shower, brush our teeth and even wash our hair on a regular basis but do we clean ourselves inside? In this fast food, microwave oven prepared food and polluted full air, toxic is becoming a reality that we cannot ignore. Just as a car necessitates an oil change every now and then, so is our colon which serves as the sewer system of the body.
What’s the main goal of cleansing?
The main point of a cleanse is the general cleaning of the whole body, reducing stress and returning your body to proper healthy functioning.
A cleanse can result in the following: weight loss, cleansing of digestive system, energy boost, reduction of water retention among other things that help on making your body healthier and less stress.
The Wrong Connotation
There is a wrong connotation when people think about colon cleansing as a medical process that involves a lot of medical practitioners being around you under the limelight of a surgery. That was the case then but nowadays, there is an array of products in the market that can safely help you out from home.
In the United States of America alone, colon cancer is the third most common cancer and kills thousands of people every year. Typically, it can be attributed to a person’s unhealthy eating habit and improper diet. Therefore, you should take into consideration the food you eat as well as the colon detoxification process you are on.
Using products, or DIY at home?
Use of effective products is good for you to experience the benefit of a healthy lifestyle. Use it at least 1-2 times a year to remove the toxins that are building up on the walls of your colon. Even though there are so many ways in cleansing your system, a total body treatment can sometimes be more useful then trying to DIY everything from home.
Why we need a healthy colon?
We need our digestive system and colon to be healthy because the colon tends to keep the buildup of toxic matter from the food that cannot be digested properly. Sometimes we do not eliminate all the wastage and the toxic matter would retain itself in our colon. Because of this, many health problems occur such as colon cancer and chronic constipation among others.
All the health problems can be traced to an unhealthy bowel. If the colon gets clogged up, the liver would not be able to work well as the liver is connected to it. In the event that the liver cannot function well, the same goes for the kidney, which is also connected to the liver as well. In order to get rid of all these problems, a cleanse can be helpful. Please check with your doctor before starting one, as mentioned earlier in this article.
How to choose the right product?
There are many products out there in the market that would claim to help you get rid of all the problems in your body. But you must choose something that is made of all natural ingredients. While also being capable of providing a cleansing experience.
How to make a Homemade colon cleansing drink?
Many people want to try out cleansing, but they do not want to go through the whole process where in there is a machine, such as with colonic hydrotherapy. Many want to just try out something easy and have a quick cleanse at home.
Here’s how to do it!
- Go to your local health store and find some psyllium husks. Get some recommendations and ask which one works the best.
- Get some bentonite as well as this helps get the toxic matter out more effectively.
- Get some health supplements such as cayenne pepper and probiotics to aid in the healing of your gastrointestinal area, which can be damaged due to the food you eat.
- Before you sleep, take two big tablespoons of psyllium husks mixed with a glass of clear water. Mix the fiber with the water. Drink up the mixture quickly as the psyllium husks tends to become rather thick. If it thickens up, place more water. Drink a glass or two of water after drinking the psyllium husks. Then drink a tablespoon full of bentonite.
- The next day, drink two capsules of the probiotics before food. This will aid in the replenishment of good bacteria in your body.
- Then take two capsules of cayenne pepper after eating.
- Do this regimen for five days.
- Make sure that you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day; otherwise you will constipate due to the bulk of fiber in your system.
- Make sure that you also eat a lot of vegetables and fruits. This will help you in getting the nutrients your body needs. Take the dark leafy vegetables as well. This will help you in getting the chlorophyll from the leaves that will heal and soothe the intestinal area.
You do not need to wait till the fifth day to see a difference. You will already notice a change in your bowel movement. You will also feel better and lighter as you do this regimen regularly. You will notice some change in your skin, especially if you have problematic skin. If you have felt sluggish, you will notice that you can now wake up earlier and not experience those headaches. So enjoy this! This is a very easy way to get optimum health. You only need a few products and you are on your way. You do not need machines to get you good health.