The colon belongs to the digestive system, and it performs a number of important functions. It processes food that’s not digested in the small intestine, extracts water, vitamins, salt, and nutrients from ingestible food matter, and removes waste from the body.
But, if it doesn’t function properly, the colon starts absorbing toxins instead of flushing them out. This, in turn, causes bloating, gas, constipation, headaches, low energy, weight gain, chronic illnesses, and fatigue.
These issues can also be a result of undigested foods loaded with preservatives, additives and other chemicals which cause mucus buildup in the colon, producing toxins which poison your body.
Luckily, you can remove the toxic buildup and promote healthy gut bacteria with the help of colon cleansing. It will also improve your body’s absorption of nutrients and vitamins, as well as increase your energy levels.
Even though there are many colon cleansing treatments, it’s always a better idea to do it naturally.
Here are two natural methods to cleanse your colon.
1. Juice Fasting
Have you ever been on a juice fasting? For those unfamiliar with the term, it means consuming only liquids and not solid foods. By drinking certain organic fruit and vegetable juices, you’ll repair and nourish any damaged cells in your body.
What’s more, you’ll cleanse the organs from your digestive system, protecting it from artificial food additive contamination.
An excellent way to achieve that is by drinking an apple, ginger, and lemon juice. Here’s how to make it:
- 2 tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Half a cup of apple juice, pure and organic
- 1 tsp. of ginger juice, organic
- Half a cup of lukewarm filtered water
- Half a tsp. of sea salt
Take a container and pour half a cup of lukewarm filtered water.
Pour the water into a container and add the ginger, lemon, and apple juice. Then, add the salt and mix well. You can now drink the colon-cleansing juice.
Doing this for at least 7 days or up to 28 days will help you eliminate the old fecal material from your body. You can make different juices with your favorite fruits and vegetables during this period which will not only cleanse your colon but also lower your cholesterol.
2. Fiber-Boost Drink
This cleansing method is great for those with diabetes, acid reflux, hypertension, obesity, and eczema. The husk powder it contains is a great source of fiber which increases the size of your stool, ensuring proper and faster elimination.
There are even scientific studies which show it can relieve constipation, hemorrhoids, and diarrhea. What’s more, psyllium husk helps reduce cholesterol, so it’s used as an additional therapy for people with high cholesterol.
- 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar, unfiltered
- 1 tsp.of honey, raw organic
- 250 ml of room temperature water
- 1 tsp. of psyllium husk powder, organic
Just add the ingredients in the water, and stir until dissolved. Drink immediately. Then, drink 8 ounces of water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and another one of honey.
Do this for 14 to 28 days, and rest for three months. Then, repeat the method if needed. However, make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day. Here’s how to take it:
- 1st Day – drink once per day
- 2nd day – drink twice per day
- 3rd Day – drink three times a day and proceed with this amount until the last day