Colon Detox Therapies

Colon detox cleansing is essential to any detox program.

NEVER undertake any kind of body detox program if your colon has been sluggish. If you suffer from constipation or don't have at least one bowel movement every other day, you should not attempt a detox program until you have done a colon detox.

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Colon Detox Preparation

How you prepare for a colon detox is as important as the colon detox itself. If you attempt a detox with a colon clogged with waste material and mucoid plaque, you could do more harm than good. To prepare for your colon detox, begin to eat a diet emphasizing raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains and little or no processed foods, chemical additives or artificial ingredients. Reduce refined grains, deli meats, red meat and sugar. You may want to introduce into your diet very small amounts of a bulking agent like psyllium seeds or ground flax seeds. These will add fiber to your intestinal track and gently scrub the walls of your colon, helping to move clogged waste material out of your colon. If you have been constipated for a long time or suspect that you have a lot of waste material packed in your colon, you can get a colonic before starting your colon detox.

How to Do a Colon Detox

You can use a commercial colon detox product or do it the old fashioned way, which we outline below.

  • For 3 – 5 days, eat a diet that is 50% fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Take a probiotic every day.
  • Drink one gallon of filtered water every day.
  • Each night before bed, take 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds in 8 ounces of water (let this mixture soak for at least one hour).
  • Take two cascara sagrada capsules.
  • Each morning, before eating, drink a cup of hot water with the juice of a half a lemon. This should help stimulate a bowel movement. If it does not, then use a water enema or a glycerine suppository.
  • Aim to have a bowel movement at least once a day.
  • A word of caution: be sure to drink lots of water (not soda or sugary drinks). If you don't hydrate well when taking psyllium or flax seeds, you can create even more congestion in your colon.