Over time, pockets in our colon’s walls collect residue left behind from the normal elimination process. The result is a black very thick hard substance called mucoid plaque which is very difficult to pass and can lead to constipation and numerous other health issues. This residue blocks the normal process of nutrients being absorbed through the colon into our system leaving a nutritional void. The mucoid plaque begins to decompose creating toxins which are absorbed into the system leaving our bodies susceptible to various illnesses and diseases. This “auto-intoxication” concept has been recognized as early as the ancient Egyptians and Greeks.
Keeping the colon healthy is vital, as our digestive systems play a large part in a healthy immune system. For millions of people, colon cleansing has become part of their healthy living regiment, purging their systems of toxins on a regular basis. There are many colon cleansing products on the market, but you should first try a colon cleanse home remedy instead of a store bought cleanser.
These colon cleanse home remedies come in many different forms from herbal supplements to fasting.
Fasting to clean out the system has been done for many years. This is often called a colon cleansing diet because it provides rest for the colon and organs responsible for digesting and processing the food, and regenerates them. During the fast you should still drink water, and fruit and vegetable juices.
Probiotics have gained popularity in leaps and bounds over the last few years as a way to cleanse toxins from the colon and digestive system. Many yogurts specifically are rich in probiotics and encourage the growth of useful bacteria for our bodies, along with killing harmful bacteria and parasites in the colon. Other sources of probiotics are garlic, onion, and bananas.
Soups are also beneficial for colon cleansing when made with many different vegetables like onions, cabbage, carrots, peas, potatoes, beans, celery, etc. Do not use oils or butter in the soup. Add a fiber supplement if you wish.
Adding fish to your diet or taking fish oil supplements is a healthy way to cleanse your colon. Omega3 Fatty Acids in fish oil aid in digestion.
There are some colon cleansing herbs you can use daily to act as colon cleanse home remedy solutions which are provided in different forms such as powder, teas and tablets or capsules. These are a few.
- Psyllium — a soluble fiber used as a laxative. When psyllium husks are mixed with water they swell into a gelatin-like mass which aids in transporting waste through the intestinal tract.
- Flax seeds — loaded with fiber, antioxidants and Omega3 Fatty acids
- Aloe leaf — used as a laxative
- Ginger — digestive aid, cleanses bowels and kidneys and removes toxins from the body
- Garlic – eliminates toxins from the body, aids in reduction of parasites
- Barberry – colon stimulant
- Fennel — aids in eliminating mucous from the colon
These are all safe and effective colon cleansing home remedies, but as with anything else, it is best to discuss it with your MD first before beginning anything.