The colon is a vital part of a healthy, functioning body. It plays a role in digestion, in your immune system, and in maintaining the water balance in your body. The colon is the part of the large intestine extending to the rectum. A colon that is not working properly will hold toxic waste longer than is good for you. An unhealthy colon is one that does not move the waste along efficiently enough. It results in this toxic waste being absorbed by the wall of the colon and into the bloodstream and spread around in your whole body. For a healthy colon, it takes less than 24 hours for food to transit through our body. But with modern eating habits (processed food that lacks enzymes, fibers and nutrients) the transit time slows down to 70 hours. This results in a toxic colon and up to 30 pounds of accumulated waste. It receives waste from the whole body, including liver, blood, throat and sinuses as well as the fecal matter. All the leftover nutrients that didn’t absorb the first time around like vitamins, water and electrolytes go to the colon and are brought back to the system so the body can use them.
There is a list of symptoms that you can get if your colon is filled with toxins:
Constipation, bloating, vaginal infections, poor immunity, skin rashes, bladder problems, Gas, stomach pain even headaches. You can also notice a behavioral change such as depression, anxiety, mood swings and brain fog.
Here are a couple of colon cleanses that you can try at home:
Essential oil cleanse
This one is quite simple. You will need 10 drops of peppermint and lemon essential oil, the juice of one organic lemon and 12 oz of filtered water. Mix all the ingredients together and then go on and consume this 3 times a day for two weeks straight.
The other recipe that you can make is:
2 Tablespoons of organic lemon Juice (about 1/2 a Lemon)
2 Tablespoons of Organic grade B maple syrup
1/10 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper powder
Ten ounces of filtered water
Mix everything together and drink the mixture 5 to 8 times a day for at least 10 days.
Prune juice contains an epic amount of fiber. This makes it great for clearing colon blockage. How much prune juice you should drink depends on just how backed up you are. Generally, you’ll want to drink 8 ounces before breakfast and another 8 ounces after dinner.
It will also help significantly if you change your lifestyle and live a little bit healthier. Exercise regularly to keep your body healthy, fit and to have a great bowel movement. Consume the following foods that will help you with your colon cleanse
- Brussels sprouts
These foods are filled with healthy fibers and will help you keep a healthy colon. Also, drink a lot of water and keep the body hydrated at all times.
As always if you have more serious symptoms consult your doctor first.