Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Colon Cleanse - The Facts

By Sara K Gidson

Nowadays, one of the most common detoxifying treatments recommended by natural health practitioners is colon cleansing. This is not surprising, given that the colon is extremely important in maintaining health and wellbeing. When the colon becomes clogged, bacteria and toxins begin to collect inside your digestive system because they can no longer be removed from your body through the normal digestive process. These toxins are then recycled back in to your system, affecting other parts of your body and continuing to accumulate over time. As a result, a blocked colon can lead to many problems, such as a bloating, acid reflux, asthma, allergies, constipation and diarrhoea.

While a blocked colon can be unpleasant, there are several methods to cleanse the colon effectively. The internet can be a great place to begin your research but there is a range of conflicting information about the best way to cleanse. The answer is not necessarily simple, with a range of options working best depending on your budget and circumstances.


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If you are on a tight budget, then making change to your diet can be an effective colon cleansing method. Start to consume more fiber, fruits, dark leafy vegetables and yogurt containing priobiotics. The fiber will push the hardened waster from your colon while the priobotics will combat the bad bacteria.

Foods that will help your gut to start moving should also be added to your diet. These include aloe vera gel, grape juice, flaxseed, cayenne, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.

Of all the best colon cleansing methods, the most effective is to use a colon cleansing product. These are products specially designed and formulated to cleanse your colon quickly and easily, without worrying about the hassle of dietary changes. The best colon cleansing products are either drinks, powders or capsules fall in to two categories: oxygen based and herb based.

Oxygen based products are typically the most effective and are usually considered the best colon cleansing products. They are scientifically formulated, with the oxygen and magnesium ingredients slowly liquefying the stool and removing the bacteria along with it. The second type, herb based products, usually contained herbs such as aloe vera leaf, cascara sagrada bark, ginger root and peppermint leaf. These herbs have been used for centuries in aiding and soothing digestion, removing toxins from the body and creating laxative effect.

One word of warning, however - not all of these products are created equal. You should research any product you are interested in thoroughly to ensure that you are receiving quality ingredients and manufacturing.

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