Body Detox with Colon Cleansing
We all know that the colon plays an important role in the digestion process of food. Yet, many of us do not know that even though the colon helps balance our digestive system, it can get stressed by the numerous toxins we ingest daily. Once our colon gets tired or unhealthy, it can cause us to have constipation or mood swings or even bad breath. Hence, a body detox with colon cleansing is essential in ensuring that our body works well for our daily tasks.
The colon can be cleansed with psyllium which is a sort of dietary fiber and is widely known today for its beneficial points. It is this herb that helps to get rid of bowel disorders and the list includes constipation, colitis, diarrhea and other problems. This particular water soluble fiber is used to prevent colon cancer by curing the bowel problems which leads to cancer cell formation.
A colon cleansing detox program can take two forms – one is colon irrigation (or colon hydrotherapy) and the other being taking specific herbal or fibre products and laxatives. A popular product is psyllium, a fibre herb whose properties include improving bowel disorders like constipation and colitis. Water-soluble and taken orally, psyllium removes toxic metallic substances and reduces the amount of water from the stool. The user will then experience relief from bloating, gas, stomachache and irritability associated with bowel problems. Psyllium can also prevent colon cancer because it works in alleviating the bowel problems which left unchecked, can lead to cancer cell growth.
As our colon also harbours parasites, we can also eat herbs such as garlic, cranberry powder, goldenseal and grapefruit extract that clean the colon from colon parasites during the detoxifying process. Specifically, herbal products which contain black walnut hulls, cloves or wormwood help eliminate ringworms, tapeworms and pinworms from the colon. Once the colon is cleared from parasites, the person can continue eating herbal products that help renew intestinal flora. That said, it is always good to check with the pharmacist which herbs are suitable to eat as some herbs can interfere with prescription drugs. Also, heavy usage of these laxatives and herbal products can reduce the capacity to defecate naturally.
On the other hand, colon irrigation involves enemas that spray water (which can be mixed with herbs or other liquids) into the colon through the rectum with the aid of equipment. During the colon irrigation process, the water removes stuck faeces and wastes from the colon. While anyone can purchase a colon irrigation kit, it is important that medical advice or demonstrations being sought on the proper way of inserting the enema into the colon. If not sterilised, the enema can cause amoebiasis (colon infection). Incorrect placing of the enema can also damage the rectum (gastrointestinal tearing).
In addition to doing either form of colon cleansing, a person needs to drink as much water, vegetable and fresh fruit juices as possible over the next two to three days. He or she can also eat soups and fruits as well as natural foods.
Altogether, colon cleansing can be beneficial in getting rid of parasites and stubborn wastes from the colon. Incorrect insertion of the enema and strong dependence on herbal products can damage the colon. If done well and slowly taken over time, colon cleansing can effectively help detoxify the colon and ultimately, the body.