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The Most Commonly Overlooked Aspect of the Colon Cleanse

May 8, 2008
As a health conscious consumer, you know that colon cleanses are a must for ensuring your body's overall wellbeing and ensuring that your digestive tract is in good working order. While you may also be well versed in the different kinds of cleanses available, you may not be aware of the fact that some of the bacteria which are flushed out with fecal matter and toxins are considered beneficial to the workings of the gastrointestinal health, and will therefore need to be replenished.

While this in and of itself is not a dangerous oversight, it is one of the most often overlooked aspects of a successful colon cleanse. Therefore, the entire cleanse leaves the intestinal tract at a distinct disadvantage simply because of the failure to replenish the depleted microorganisms that ensure proper digestion. These are commonly referred to as micro flora or even gut flora, and it is their job to inhibit the takeover of the intestines by harmful bacteria. Additionally, the very gut flora that is flushed out together with the harmful substances is responsible for the production of vitally necessary biotin as well as vitamin K.

It is important to mention that the very toxins which affect the body because they are being leaked into the system by waste not properly evacuated from the body are also responsible for the reduction of gut flora. Yet the cure sought by health practitioners and individuals alike, constituting of fasting and enemas or colon cleanses, also causes the numbers of helpful bacteria to diminish.

To counteract the effect, many health food stores now sell probiotics in conjunction with colon cleanse supplementation; There is another form of replenishing the gut flora which used to be all the rage when Mr. Kellogg operated his sanitarium but over the decades has almost been forgotten: the yogurt enema.

Replenishing the useful bacteria with the help of yogurt taking orally is well known, yet introducing it to the colon via an enema is not usually thought of. Since it is highly effective and quite easy to accomplish, however, there no longer is any excuse to forego this important step of revitalizing your colon.

Simply mix about two tablespoons of plain, regular yogurt with one tablespoon of live, liquid acidophilus bacteria. Further add two cups of lukewarm, filtered water, blend the mixture well, and then transfer the entire mix into the bag you use for your enema. Proper mixing will ensure that you have no clumps clogging the tubing. When using this methodology you will need to try very hard to retain the liquid inside your colon for about 15 minutes to permit the bacteria the best odds for invading your gastrointestinal tract.

Combine this approach with an oral supplementation of acidophilus cultures by eating plain yogurt and also adding supplements to your everyday diet that contain them. This promotes the proper flourishing of the beneficial gut flora while at the same time will also help your colon cleanse to leave your intestines in their best working condition possible.
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Scott Meyers is a staff writer for Its Entirely Natural, a resource for helping you achieve a naturally healthy body, mind, and spirit. You may contact our writers through the web site. Follow this link for more information on Colon Cleansing.
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