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Colon cleansing is all the rage these days. It is done in expensive day spas and specialized salons, in doctor’s office, but it can also be done at home. Products used for colon cleansing can be purchased in drugstores and online, but it is very important to learn how to do it properly.

The benefits of a colon cleanse

The dietary habits and the lifestyle of most people in the modern world are certainly not as healthy as they used to be fifty or hundred years ago. The things people eat and the way they live have an impact on the entire body, especially on the digestive tract. And the colon is the part of that tract that suffers the most.

Most people would be surprised to learn what can be found in a human colon. There are toxins, accumulated waste materials and other things that are better not imagined. All that leads to digestion problems, constipation, incomplete bowel movement, which reflects on the entire health.

The purpose of colon cleansing is to eliminate all that waste from the colon and to allow it to function better. It has a positive effect on the entire body, the skin becomes clear, the hair becomes shiny, even the mood and the energy levels are enhanced. Not to mention that the immune system works better and the absorption of nutrients in the colon is much more complete.

How to do a natural colon cleanse at home

A natural colon cleanse includes a detoxification diet which prepares and cleanses the body, and then introduces herbal supplements that stimulate and enhance bowel movement.

The diet consists mostly of fiber-rich foods like whole grain cereals, fresh fruit and vegetables and foods that have a mild laxative effect. Foods to be avoided during this diet include fatty foods, sugar, candy, coffee, alcohol, meat, white flour and excess salt.

After a few days of following the cleansing and detox diet, it is time to introduce herbal supplements. They usually consist of psyllium husk, flaxseed and slippery elm. Any of these herbs can be taken daily together with water and bentonite, which is aluminum silicate clay from volcanic ashes and an excellent adsorbent. The mixture should be taken twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime.

This will stimulate bowel movement which will lead to a cleaner and healthier colon. It is very important to remember to drink plenty of water. Water flushes out toxins and aids the digestion, not to mention it cleans the colon thoroughly and prevents constipation.

Colon cleanse should not be done very often because it may irritate the colon. A couple of times a year is more than enough for most people.

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