Do you feel run down and generally sluggish?

You may need to be kinder to your colon.

We Know: All About Colon Cleansing

What is colon cleansing?

Colon cleansing is a process normally associated with clearing out the colon so a procedure can be performed such as a colonoscopy. However, many people regard colon cleansing as any process by which the toxins that build up on the walls of the colon in the form of mucus and debris are removed.

What is the common belief behind getting a colon cleansing?

You can carry several pounds of fecal matter in your colon at a time in the form of built up material on the interior walls. As this toxic waste accumulates, your system transports the toxins throughout your body affecting your health. Problems may range from digestion to skin issues.

What are the different types of colon cleansing treatments?

The types of colon cleansers vary. Some can be bought over the counter and performed at home, while others require professional application.

  • Enemas: Generally, an enema involves water being inserted into the rectum which then cleans out the lower part of the colon. This is great for alleviating severe constipation.
  • Colon Hydrotherapy: Water is placed in the colon through a tube inserted in the anus. The full extent of the colon is cleansed, and over time, the built up material can be washed away.
  • Laxatives: Although great for clearing out temporary constipation, laxatives will not touch built up material in the colon. They also have a tendency to have adverse effects on the colon when used in excess.

Will getting a colon cleansing make me healthier?

According to most doctors, colon cleansing should only be used when an examination of the colon is to be performed. Otherwise, colon cleansing is not recommended for improving health. In fact, colon cleansing can disrupt the balance between your body's absorption of water and sodium and its elimination of waste.

Are there other ways to avoid toxin build-up in the body?

Eating plenty of fibrous foods like green, leafy vegetables and whole grains, and drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day can help  your colon and minimize the amount of built-up debris. Mild laxatives can be taken on occasion to clear up bouts with constipation, however, lifestyle changes are the best way to maintain a healthy colon.

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