Detoxification of the Colon
Daily elimination of waste products through the bowel is vital. A lack of regular bowel motions results in a build up of these toxic waste products in the bowel. Stagnation and ‘auto-toxicity’ can result from this, where the body reabsorbs toxins from the bowel, and they are absorbed back into the blood stream to re-circulate. This re-absorption of toxins has a detrimental impact on overall health.
Psyllium husks or linseeds have a very high fibre content, working to bulk the stool and ‘sweep’ out the large intestine for the elimination of toxins. Regular fibre intake is very important for the maintenance of a healthy colon, as well as during a detoxification regime.
Senna (please use caution with senna as it can cause diarrhoea and therefore dehydration can result. Not to be taken regularly), Rhubarb or Cascara as laxatives.
Dandelion root encourages the production of bile by the liver, encouraging the digestion of fats, and exerting a positive affect on digestive function.
Aloe Vera can have a gently purgative effective, as well as being cooling and cleansing for the digestive system.
Probiotic supplementation encourages a healthy gut environment, keeping the balance of healthy bacteria.
Other tips and hints:
Drink 1.5 – 2 litres of pure water per day. Hydration is important, as water will help to make bowel movements easier.
Ensure a diet which is rich in fibre by focussing on consuming predominantly fruits and vegetables, and whole grains.
A healthy colon needs to pass one to two bowel motions per day in order to eliminate all waste products. Proper clearance on a daily basis is vital for good health.
Enema’s can be incorporated into a detoxification regime, as it offers a gentle and effective way of cleansing the colon.