There's a lot of attention paid nowadays to colon cleansing and with good reason. The large intestine or colon acts as temporary storage for all our digested food and may have a considerable load of unhealthy bacteria and improperly digested foods.
It is also a vital crossroads for the lymphatic system and an important hub for the parasympathetic nervous system.
And the colon, and the small intestines, are a major area where the nutrients in food are absorbed.
So a healthy colon is a vital part of a healthy body!
But if the colon is not clean, it cannot fulfil this important task.
And that's seriously bad news.
You might wonder what the word "clean" means in this context so let's make that clearer by discussing it's opposite which is constipation.
Don't worry – I am not going to show you horrible photos of unhealthy stools – but again even in those who have no problem with effortless and of course painless bowel movements fail when it comes to how well formed or otherwise the stool itself is.
That is why constipation is probably the most widespread disorder in the world. You may think I'm exaggerating but think how many people have 2 or more effortless and healthy bowel movements a day?
So if you add up a few lifestyle elements like not drinking enough water, eating fast food with few vegetables and little to no greens together with little exercise and high stress you will have a perfect recipe for constipation and it is no surprise then to see almost everyone with constipation.
A results of that, in turn is that some of the gooey sticky mess in the colon can stick to and coat the inner lining of the colon.
This is delicately called "impacted faecal matter" and leads to a perfect environment for bad bacteria to breed and get access to the bloodstream.
At the least such bacteria in the colon may give you vomiting, diarrhoea and cramps. They also compete with health giving friendly bacteria a condition called dysbiosis.
Because the colon is so central to our health the symptoms that you can experience when the colon is sick and functioning badly are many and varied.
Clearly the first one is constipation itself and then fatigue, headaches and PMS to list but a few.
How to Cleanse the Colon
There are several ways to clean the colon and the most obvious ones are to use direct washing techniques such as enemas and low pressure colonics.
Then we can help the colon to relax with magnesium supplements and most important of all vitamin C – a shortage of which is a major reason for constipation.
Finally a programme of gentle herbal teas containing mild doses of colon acting herbs such as cascara and Senna will further assist the cleanse.
After that it is important to use bacterial cultures by mouth and by direct implant to help the colon get back to health.
After that a series of daily stretching exercises such as the usual health yoga exercises will boost colon health even further.
You will feel a lot better, clearer and younger after you've done colon cleansing holistically.
One herb cannot achieve anything nor one technique or even one vitamin. It is the combination of these various methods balanced in a logical holistic manner where the power to regenerate your health resides.
And we can use it whenever we like!
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