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Why Take Body and Colon Cleansing Seriously

Nov 30, 2007
Detoxifying your intestines can actually cure many of the lifestyle illnesses common to modern western society. We eat highly processed, high fat and high sugar foods, do not drink enough pure water, and generally speaking sit down far more than we move about. The natural result of this lifestyle is poor elimination which leads to a build up of toxic materials in the intestines.

A toxic colon and associated constipation can cause bad breath, foul smelling wind and stools, allergies, poor elimination, irregular bowel movements, diarrhea, congestion, headaches, general aches and pains, intolerance to fatty foods, lethargy, lower back pain, poor immunity, liver or gall bladder pain, P.M.S., skin outbreaks, vaginal infection, and sore breasts.

Constipation occurs when body waste moves too slowly through the large intestine causing irregular and often straining elimination. As a consequence, putrefied, toxic fecal matter stays in the colon for far too long and layer upon layer hardens and sticks to the colon wall. It has been said that Elvis Presley had sixty pounds of accumulated fecal material in his colon.

This sort of build up of toxic waste in the intestines is basically the result of lifestyle. Insufficient fiber and water in many diets combined with high intake of processed foods and inadequate exercise has led to the majority of people having toxic build up in their intestines. Autointoxication or self poisoning is the natural consequence this break down in elimination.

Therefore the first step in cleansing the colon is to drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fiber. Taking these simple actions while at the same time avoiding foods that are bad for you will give the body the help it needs to begin to right itself.

You will, however, probably need additional help. You can purchase colon cleanse herbal blends or oxidated magnesium supplements to give your intestine a spring clean. Alternatively, you can choose to flush out the toxins directly using colon hydrotherapy administered by a therapist. No matter which method you choose to detoxify your intestines, once the colon is cleansed you only need to repeat the process once a year.

Simply make sure you are eating properly, drinking plenty of water and exercising adequately and you will find that your colon cleanse will set you on the road to improved health and well being. What better investment can you make in yourself?

The function of the colon is not only to digest food, it is also to eliminate waste products from the human body. A diet high in fats and sugars and low in fiber causes constipation and other gastrointestinal disorders which cause fecal matter to accumulate in the colon. If fecal matter is not eliminated within twenty four hours of digestion, it gets deposited in the walls of the colon. Impacted fecal matter can release poisonous gases and harmful toxins into the body poisoning the blood and organs. Ultimately, the whole body can become very sick as a result of a poorly functioning colon.

An effective remedy for a dysfunctional colon is colon hydrotherapy. This practice can be traced back to ancient times and is simply the process of flushing the colon using specific quantities of water at determined intervals. The process of intestinal detoxification using colon hydrotherapy (also known as colonic irrigation) can take a number of sessions depending on how severe the blockages in the colon actually are.

Although colon hydrotherapy is similar to an enema it differs in that it uses a lot more water and cleans the entire colon which is approximately five feet in length. Enemas only clean the lower section of the colon. However, they can still be helpful in detoxifying the intestines as long as they are used regularly.

Pregnant women are not advised to use this treatment as the pressure of the water could harm the baby and the release of toxins into the bloodstream that can accompany colon hydrotherapy can also impact a growing fetus. It is also not recommended for people suffering from heart disease, abdominal hernia, severe hemorrhoids, and amebic dysentery amongst other health problems. If you have a chronic illness it is important to reveal it to your colon therapist before proceeding with colon hydrotherapy.

There are safer, gentler methods of intestinal detoxification that are more suitable for these people including fasting with water and juices, taking colon cleansing herbs and for some people using oxidated magnesium supplements. Regular exercise, a high fiber and low fat diet, and drinking plenty of water also assist in cleansing the colon and keeping it working properly on an ongoing basis.

A colon that is not working properly can make us very sick. Many people are surprised that when they cleanse their colon, a range of health issues disappear that they had never connected with colon health. That being the case, surely we should all take colon health very seriously.
About the Author
Joe enjoys natural health therapies of all kinds as they rarely have negative side effects. For his latest observations on using oxygen and magnesium for inner cleansing, please see: End Constipation.
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