Any threat to your colon will adversely impact your gut system. For an improved digestive system, the cleansing of your colon is one of the requirements. Digestive complications like constipation can be prevented this way because of the release of toxins when you cleanse the colon. This is besides supporting proper bowel movements.
There are also benefits of undergoing a proper colon cleanse for the body at large. Weight loss, mental clarity, reduced chances of having colon cancer, and improved focus are some of the said benefits. Seeing how proper cleansing of the colon can improve gut health and support healthy living, we will discuss different ways you can cleanse your colon. So, read on as this International Health Alliance welfare article will touch on this subject.
Various Ways You Can Quickly Clean Your Colon and Bowel
There are 3 major ways your colon can be cleansed. They include:
- Through colonic irrigation or enema
- The use of colon cleansing medicine or supplements
- Natural home-made remedies
One after the other, let’s go over these colon cleansing options as listed above:
Colonic Irrigation or Enema
Although there are distinct differences between colonic irrigation and enema, they both require passing fluid (often or mostly water) through the rectum. The water pressure and even temperature are monitored to ensure it does not cause any harm to the colon and stomach at large.
When done properly by a good medical professional, colonic irrigation or enema is one of the best ways to cleanse the colon. So, make sure a good medical professional approves of and carries out this procedure (if necessary).
Colon Cleansing Medicine or Supplements
Some medications and wellness products do a great job of improving gut health and healthy living at large. Some of them focus on cleansing the colon. These effects are possible thanks to the presence of probiotics in these products. This is why some of them are probiotic supplements for women and men alike.
As a result, good bacteria that the probiotics introduce into the gut area, carry out a detox of the bowel, among other things. Depending on the wellness product that you get, the method of administration is either through the mouth or the rectum (as with an enema). Magnesium, herbal tea, laxatives, and enzymes are some of the said medications and supplements.
Natural Home-Made Remedies
There is a long list of natural homemade remedies that cleanses the colon and bowel at large. The most basic of them all is drinking lots of water, as this will help flush out toxic waste. While some natural homemade remedies require that you add ingredients like lemon, salt, apple cider, olive oil, honey, and the like to a certain colon-cleansing recipe; some are just about eating certain foods.
This implies that your diet (food choices) is important for maintaining a clean colon. Some of the foods that cleanse the colon include:
- Fruit juice
- Foods rich in fiber
- Fruits and veggies
- Whole grains
Having a good amount of these foods as part of your diet will help clean the colon. Besides regular food that cleanses the colon, below are 2 natural homemade colon-cleansing recipes:
- Drink a mixture of 2 tbsp of honey and 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in mildly warm water (about ¼ liters)
- Drink a mixture of 2 tsp of salt, 2 tbsp of lemon juice, and 1 liter of warm water
As important as colon cleansing is, you do not have to do it every day. For one, this is because the body has the natural ability to cleanse itself (to a certain extent) and these activities might interfere. Furthermore, some side effects can become very pronounced if done too frequently. Some of them include:
- Mineral imbalance
- Cramps, vomiting, and/or nausea
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Bowel perforation
- Bacterial infection and/or imbalance
These are just a few of them and are why you should not cleanse your colon too often. Besides, health bodies like the NLM stress that the benefits of colon cleansing have not been fully assessed systematically. So, caution is of the essence.
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