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How to Clean your Colon? | Colon Cleanse

By | April 27th, 2012 | Modified - February 13th, 2018
How to Clean your Colon? | Colon Cleanse
How to Clean your Colon? | Colon Cleanse

Colon Cleanse

Performing a colon cleanse is important because an unhealthy colon leads the imbalance of bacteria and promotes the development of cancer and other chronic diseases like lupus and small intestine bacteria overgrowth (SIBO).

The large intestine is also called the colon and a major part of its job is to absorb water from waste, compact it, and pass it from the body through the anus.

Fiber, resistant starch, and waste material travel to the colon and the good bacteria (also called micro-flora or flora) in the colon feed on the fiber and resistant starch. The bacteria produce nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin B, and butyrate which the body uses.

Meat, dairy, and processed foods lack fiber and causes the intestinal walls of the digestive tract to overwork to process them. This leads to the development of diverticula, which are pockets in the mucous membrane lining the digestive tract that collect waste. The trapped waste becomes putrid overtime and contributes to the development of toxins and chronic diseases.

Diverticulum in the ColonImage: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

People can carry 20 or more pounds of putrid fecal matter in these pockets, and many health experts believe this is a leading cause of illnesses. The putrid waste leaks toxins into the bloodstream, and the waste feed the harmful bacteria in the digestive tract, which unbalances the natural balance of flora and undermines the immune system.

The main thing the colon needs to support healthy function is fiber! Most of us eat eat deficient in fiber. Meat and dairy don’t contain fiber, and most processed foods are deficient in fiber. Vegetables, fruits, and grains are loaded with fiber.

Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, grains, and drink spring water to clean the digestive tract. You may also need assistance cleaning the digestive tract if you have a lot of impacted waste in your colon and even small intestine.

When I adopted alkaline plant based diet I performed a long term herbal colon cleanse, and I jump started it with a short term colon cleanse.

Herbal Colon Cleanse

You can effectively clean the digestive tract by consuming an alkaline plant based diet based on the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide and alkaline herbs.

Herbs used to clean and strengthen the digestive tract include cascara sagrada, blessed thistle, damiana,and hombre grande.

Colon Cleanse

Colon cleanses like the Arise and Shine kit listed that use bentonite clay and psyllium husk are able to quickly break apart and remove putrid waste from diverticula. Bentonite clay is a volcanic clay that grabs onto the waste in the diverticula and psyllium husk is a dietary fiber that moves the waste out of the body.

I only recommend a 3-day short-term cleanse because bentonite clay can suck up everything it comes in contact with, including good bacteria and can unbalance the digestive tract. It is a good way to remove a lot of waste in a short period of time while maintaining a good balance of flora in the digestive tract.

You can effectively clean the digestive tract with only a long-term herbal cleanse but it can take longer to thoroughly cleanse the digestive tract and can lead to more detox symptoms.

Colon cleanses are a great way to remove the built up waste, but they won’t stop the waste from building up again. You need to eat high fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and legumes, to bulk up the stool and to support colon health.

Enemas

Enemas are useful in assisting the with the removal of waste from a bentonite and psyllium husk colon cleanse. You shouldn’t perform enemas often because their extended use can throw of the balance of bacteria in the colon.

If you do decide to use an enema to assist a bentonite and psyllium husk colon cleanse, it would be a perfect time to remove parasites from the colon.

I know it sounds yucky, but we do have them. Parasites do live in humans. The good thing is we can get rid of parasites.

We can use enemas to assist in the removal of waste during a colon cleanse, and adding garlic enema is an excellent way to kill parasites living in the colon at the same time.

Intestinal parasites cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, weight loss and other symptoms, and a herbal enema can kill parasites.

Boil 1 quart of water and then remove from fire. Add the following to the water.

  • 1/2 tsp cloves: contain a very strong germicidal agent, which works very effectively in killing adult parasites and their larvae (roundworms and flatworms).
  • 1/2 teaspoon black walnut: traditional herbal remedy used to kill parasites
  • 1/2 tsp wormwood: traditional herbal remedy used to expel roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms

Let cool and add to an enema bag.

References:
National Digestive Diseases | Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Cleaning House
Wikipedia | Psyllium
List of parasites of humans
Natural Remedies for Intestinal Parasites

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About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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