Colon Cleansing - Some Important Things to Consider
The more we are learning about wellness, the more we are learning about the importance of colon cleansing as a preventative measure. It is being recommended that this procedure be done by everyone at least once a year. This is a great way to help rid your body of waste, mucus, bacteria, and any other impacted fecal matter that may be clogging your bowel, thus keeping you healthy. Much of this material is impossible for your body to remove naturally since it is clogged on the bowel walls.
Many people today have diets that are adding to blockages in the colon since they are taking in a lot of foods that are high in sugars, caffeine, and white flour. Those that have foods high in animal protein and saturated fats are equally as bad.
Now that we’ve explained why colon cleansing is so important, let’s talk about the different ways that it can be done.
The first and most important thing is to improve your diet. Remove the “bad foods” and replace them with generous amounts of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and additional fiber. Try to get about 30 grams of fiber per day. You can add a fiber supplement, like psyllium to your food. (These are tasteless and odorless.)
The next important thing to do is to increase your water intake. The “rule of thumb” is this – drink half of your weight of water in ounces! For instance, if a person weighs 200 pounds, he should then drink 100 ounces of water per day. Given enough water and fiber, your digestive system will function very well.
In addition to these two very basic, yet very crucial dietary routines, you should provide your body with a specific colon cleansing regimen periodically. This may include a natural or herbal cleansing product. These can be easily purchased at your local health food store or over the internet. Be sure to ask the advice of a healthcare professional, or a holistic or alternative practitioner so that you cleanse your colon in a gentle way if you intend to use herbal products. There is no need to use harsh laxatives that may harm your body instead of help.
Once you create a regimen where you provide a healthy cleansing of your colon, you will be helping your body and overall well-being in countless ways. You can take the very simple steps outlined above such as drinking enough water and eating enough fiber so that your large intestine stays in tip top shape and functions properly to keep the waste moving from your system. You will feel better and enjoy the benefits of an improved, healthy digestion.