Over the past 10 years colon cleansers have become incredibly popular. What was once reserved for just a few people on the fringe of society has now become a main stream practice. There are now 100s if not 1000s of products and approaches to colon cleansing and detox on the market. Sorting through them can be a difficult task, since the cleansing and detox industry generates big money.
During my 10 years plus experience with colon cleansing, I’ve discovered that not all colon cleansers work. And, even worse, that some of them are actually dangerous and potentially harmful to health. That’s one of the main reasons I decided to write this article.
Colon Cleansers – What’s In Them
The first thing to understand about cleansing and detox is that the colon cleanses itself naturally each and every day. That’s just what it’s designed to do and if it didn’t, we’d all be in big trouble. So, when we talk about colon cleansers, we’re really speaking of ways to help the colon to do its job more effectively. There are two basic ways to support the colon to work better.
First are water therapies to cleanse and clean the large intestine. Water treatments for the colon include, colon hydrotherapy (or colonics), colema boards and enemeas. While they can be effective to remove some looser waste materials, washing the colon with water is generally considered to be less effective than the second approach.
The second major way to support the colon to do its work of elimination is to take herbal supplements while eating a diet based on cleansing foods. Certain herbs have the capacity to help restore and build the muscles of the colon as well as to help it detoxify. And a diet that contains plenty of fiber, and fresh fruits and vegetables supports easy digestion and elimination.
Colon Cleansers – Using Them At Home?
Both of the major types of cleansing can be completed at home. Enemas are the simplest form and can be done by pretty much anyone. Enema kits with complete instructions are available at most drug stores. Colemas are essentially an advanced form of enema and do require some special equipment but can also be completed at home.
Cleansing using dietary changes is the easiest form of do it yourself detox. It only requires eating super healthy foods for a period of 30 to 90 days. Fasting can also support the colon and is possible for most relatively healthy people to try.
Finally it is possible to make your own herbal colon cleansers at home with the right instructions and recipes. The advantages to making your own herbal cleansers are that you can be sure to use quality ingredients while at the same time saving money.