When you first heard of colon cleansing, you probably had no idea what it was. That’s okay- it seems like there are new diet trends every other week.
When you commit yourself to one type, another one shows up promising greater and richer rewards. In the face of this overwhelming plethora of information available on the internet it is difficult to discern the truth from the fluff.
I am here to give you some insight into exactly what colon cleansing is and whether it is something you should go for. The colon cleanse I am speaking about today is something that you can do for a maximum of a few days. It is not a diet per se. In other words this is not something you would use to lose weight, although doing a good colon cleanse may help you drop several pounds. It is good to do a colon cleanse periodically.
Traditionally, colon cleansing has been reserved as a preparation for medical procedures such as colonoscopy. However, our unhealthy eating habits cause toxins to build up on the walls of our colon, which can be absorbed into our bloodstream and cause fatigue, irritated skin, and weight gain. This is why it is advisable to undergo a colon cleanse every 4-6 months to rid our body of toxins.
Colon cleansing recipes may vary between various nutritionists, but ideally they consist of enzymes, nutrition and bacteria that have the capacity to clean out the deposits lying along the walls of the colon that can be toxic. It is important however to ensure that the colon cleanse recipe you choose does not lead to health implications. This is why it is very important to understand the composition of each recipe.
I have compiled three recipes which are easy and safe to use. However, with each recipe it is important not to overdo it, and continue with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and proteins for the rest of the day.
Fruit Juice Recipe:
Irrespective of individual locality, apples are the most abundant fruit in the world. Besides being delicious, they are also very healthy (An apple a day keeps the doctor away!). Apples are rich in calcium, phosphorous, sodium, potassium, and vitamins B and C. Moreover, they also contain large amounts of pectin that combine with the insoluble mineral salts that are contained within our bodies. This makes a powerful laxative solution with the capacity to offer a natural remedy for constipation, which is one of the major symptoms of colon infections.
When used together with spinach in equal parts, the apple juice forms a better solution for detoxification purposes. The spinach in this respect contains oxalic acid that when combined with the pectin and salt solution from the apple creates a strong and more effective solution.
Salt-water Flush Recipe
Salt-water flush recipe is one of the simplest and easiest methods to cleanse the colon. The Chinese have been using this method for hundreds of years. In this recipe, it is important to remember to substitute unrefined or Himalayan sea salt for iodized table salt (2 teaspoons of salt is enough for one liter of water).
The salt used in this recipe ingests saliency in the body and in such way that it is not absorbed through the digestive system but makes its way through to the colon. It takes an average of 30 minutes for peristalsis (bowel movements) to ensue. These diarrhea-like symptoms are normal and help expel toxins from the colon.
It is very important to maintain a healthy diet for the rest of the day, so that no nutritional imbalance is caused. If you have very loose stool from this method it would be good to take a few doses of trace minerals which you can find at your health food store. Furthermore, to avoid over reliance on the recipe to empty the bowels and as well to ensure that your body is not deprived of nutrients, it is advisable to use the recipe for a maximum of four continuous days.
1 teaspoon of Bentonite clay
1 teaspoon of psyllium
½ teaspoon of ginger powder
1 Cup (8 oz) of organic apple juice
Mix all the ingredients together and make sure all the lumps in the mixture are dissolved. As a precautionary measure, make sure that no foods are taken two hours prior to or after the shake is taken.
Should You Go For It?
Over the years, questions on the safety and advisability of colon cleansing have been asked. Though little medical research has been done on this issue, the benefits and advantages of embracing this practice has been gaining momentum. Nutritionists assert that colon cleanse recipes are a key factor in enhancing individual health and help promote healthy weight loss as they improve overall digestion and help increase our metabolism.
Furthermore, colon cleansing has been attributed with ensuring that some common colon infections are kept at bay. For example, water is a key ingredient for most colon cleansing recipes. This is because it is a natural substance that helps prevent toxic build-up and promotes healthy digestion.
Colon cleansing recipes can be created at home and can be administered without the help or assistance of a qualified professional. However, it is important to observe caution to reduce chances of health complications that may result from these recipes. These may include, among others dehydration, vomiting, and nausea. For this reason, there is a need to ensure that you fully understand your body as well as the full composition of the fluid that will be used for the cleansing process.
Author: Esateys Stuchiner
Esateys (pronounced Ee sáh teez) is an International Life Transformational Speaker, Author, Master Facilitator, Life Coach and Expert in the Human condition. She is a Nationally and Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. For over 30 years, she has practiced, taught and lectured extensively in the allopathic and alternative medicine field.
Esateys is known for her groundbreaking work in the areas of personal empowerment and health restoration using mindset and inner connection as the catalyst for all change.
Esateys describes herself as the ‘Architect of the New You’ and has dedicated her life and professional career to helping her clients create “New Beginnings” by facilitating self empowerment, economic freedom and restored health.
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