The most effective colon cleansing home remedies will always include switching to a whole foods diet first and foremost. Once this is done, using herbs for a gentle colon cleanse home remedy can help a little more.
Cleansing your colon can help to improve digestion, make you feel a bit better, and even help you lose a little bit of weight.
Distension in the colon can even have negative effects on your nervous system. Maintaining a healthy body and digestive system can help prevent diseases down the road (read: colon cancer).
There are two methods by which you can cleanse your digestive system.
Let's start with the herbal method. Keep in mind that it is essential for you to eat plenty of fruit and fresh vegetables on a daily basis. Using herbs and/or colonics doesn't replace this, and can actually cause damage if you are using them while on a poor diet.
Psyllium is a small seed husk that is renowned for its treatment of colon problems. It treats constipation and diarrhea. Flax seed tea, on the other hand, helps improve the way your colon moves fecal matter out of the bowels.
You might also consider drinking ginger juice mixed in with a fruit smoothie, and eating extra garlic at dinner, as these can eliminate toxins from the body and sometimes reduce bloating. All of these ingredients are available at most local grocery stores, especially at natural food stores.
You also need to improve your diet overall in ways that will keep your colon going strong. Add probiotics to your diet to improve your intestinal flora. These little guys are responsible for a whole host of digestive functions and immune system assistance.
You might also try eating more apples: apple pectins have amazing effects on the intestinal health, and might even reduce your risk for colon cancer. Fish oil supplements or fish like salmon can also help regulate your colon, and might be a worthy route to pursue.
While it might seem like a good idea, logically, to rinse your lower intestine, this can be dangerous if not supervised by a professional.
Water poisoning is one thing to be conscious of if you plan to do a colonic. Also, when you kill the “bad” bacteria and flush out all the material in your colon, you also kill off the “good” bacteria with it.
If you are sure about giving yourself an enema, your home is actually a great place to do it. Enema’s are a somewhat private matter, and having one at home can be a way to relieve embarrassment.
It is a good idea to get professional advice before you proceed, to make sure you are safe. You must always be cautious with colon cleansing home remedies whether using herbs or colonic kits.
The risks aside, there’s also no effective (or safe) way to give yourself an enema without store-bought equipment.
So, my suggestion is to go buy yourself the best home kit you can buy (available at all grocery and drug stores) and follow the directions exactly. You want to be sure you’re getting the best product available.
The much better and smarter way to cleanse your colon is to improve your diet and take gentle herbal laxatives. This way, your colon will be emptied and any symptoms related to a clogged colon will disappear.
These herbs can be used after or during fasting as well, which will speed up and complete your home treatment.
Fasting gives your body a chance to “start over,” and it feels really good after you do it. It’s like a clean slate for your digestive system.
While you fast and cleanse, it’s very important to stay hydrated, so try taking these herbs in tea form and drink several pints of water throughout the day.