Colon Detox 101
A colon detox or cleansing is more than it suggests- it is actually ridding the body of toxins that have built up inside the colon walls. Along with mucus and buildup that gathers over time, there's good and bad bacteria. Benefits of a good colon cleanse include a reduction in food intolerance, clearer skin, less cellulite, weight loss due to a reduction in water retention and a higher immunity function.
Colons that contain toxins due to a lack of cleansing can lead to malnutrition and food intolerance and illness. It is important to keep the colon in good shape because it is the organ that has the important duty of ridding the body of waste. Factor's that can affect the colon's condition include stress, diet, drugs, chemicals, and parasites along with other substances that may enter the body. The result of these substances is mucus- which the colon produces to protect itself. Mucus can combine with â¬Åsludge from refined products such as white flour, and then build up on the wall of the bowel, which creates problems in the bathroom.
But bowel movements can still pass through a dirty colon, so even if you are regular that does not mean your colon is in good shape. The residue remains on the colon walls. There are many ways to treat and get rid of the toxins, ranging from a change in diet to supplements and even medical procedures.
Fiber bodes well for a dirty colon- it helps to get rid of the toxins and buildup. A diet of only juice of fresh fruit and vegetables also helps, but many steer clear of that because they cannot go long without solid foods. Colonic hydration also works, using a two-inch rectal tube that flushes water through the system. Enemas also are popular colon detox method because they can be done at home- but the patient then has to deal with the unpleasant smell that is not experienced with the irrigation process.