An average person has about 20 pounds of toxic waste sitting in their colon constantly! And this is not just food waste. There is also semi-solid slurry that keeps the colon from function properly, i.e. use up the nutritious elements and get rid of the waste.
The effects of this improper functioning can range from inability to lose weight to a negative effect on the ‘good’ bacteria in the gut.
So, is there a solution? Can you clean the colon? You can, with these eight simple homemade remedies.
Eight Simple Remedies for Colon Cleanse
1.Plenty of Water
As simple as it may sound, drinking a lot of water is crucial for colon cleanse. The most common reason for colon dysfunction is dehydration. Namely, the colon needs plenty of water to dispose of the waste and sludge more easily.
Statistics say that over 70% of the American population suffers from dehydration, which can cause many health issues. The average recommended amount of water is two liters every day. If possible, this amount should be increased to three liters.
Prune juice is packed with dietary fiber that is very efficient against colon blockage. The average amount of prune juice you should consume on a daily basis is one cup in the morning (on an empty stomach) and additional one cup before going to bed.
You should notice the difference soon. When you notice that the colon function has improved (you will make more frequent visits to the toilet), you can reduce the amount of prune juice. This is important because the colon will become ‘addicted’ to the juice and won’t be able to function properly without it.
Prunes are not the only source of healthy dietary fiber. Here is where you can find more.
- Brussels sprouts
The recommended daily intake for women (age 20-50) is 25 grams of dietary fiber, whereas for men (the same age) it is 37 grams. Women over 50 are recommended to consume 21 grams of fiber, whereas men should consume 30 grams.
4. Lemon Water
Everybody knows that lemons contain high levels of vitamin C and how healthy this vitamin is. Vitamin C gives lemon powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants fight harmful free radicals in the body and help keep the colon and the whole organism in good health. In addition, lemons enhance the metabolic function and the ability of the bowel system to dispose of the waste quickly and efficiently.
Mix the juice of half a lemon with a cup of lukewarm water and consume this mixture every morning on an empty stomach.
The good bacteria known as probiotics neutralize the bad bacteria responsible for creating a blockage in the bowel system. In normal conditions, our bodies contain probiotics but they are easily destroyed by some drugs, like antibiotics.
Here is a list of probiotics to consume in order to regulate the colon function:
- Dark chocolate
There are also probiotic supplements you can take, like L. rhamnosus or L.fermentum.
The best thing about this seed is that it can be incorporated in almost every dish you make.
Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that relax the colon muscles. It is also packed with dietary fiber (1/4 cup of flaxseed contains 28 grams of fiber) and we’ve already mentioned how important fiber is for efficient waste removal from the colon.
Note: Be careful with fiber intake. If you consume too much of it, you will end up with diarrhea.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is rich in enzymes that enhance the growth of probiotic bacteria. The acidity loosens up any hard waste deposited in the colon through the years.
Combine two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, one cup of warm water, and two tablespoons of pure honey. Stir until homogenous and drink every morning on an empty stomach until you notice an improvement in the bowel function.
8. Ginger Tea
Ginger tea will raise the temperature inside the colon and thus aid digestion and waste disposal. Here is how to prepare this amazing tea:
- 5 cups water
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
Method of preparation:
Pour the water, turmeric, and grated ginger in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and sweeten with pure honey to taste.
Note 1: Turmeric fights bloating and constipation.
Note 2: If you are taking prescribed medications or are pregnant, make sure to consult your doctor before taking of the above mentioned homemade colon remedies.
Those with stronger stomach are recommended to watch the colonoscopy video below and see how serious things with your colon can get if it does not function properly.