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How to Do a Colon Cleanse

In an ideal world you wouldn’t need to cleanse your colon because you would be fishing out of pure mountain streams, picking berries off shrubs and drinking fresh spring water. Unfortunately the foods we buy from the supermarket often have to travel half way around the world and are filled with chemicals to extend their shelf life. Not only that but many of the nutrients are then killed through cooking and the use of fat, salt and sugar.

It’s no wonder that people in the West are so unhealthy. The chemicals and toxins found in our food are absorbed into our bodies so in order to eliminate them we need regular bowl movements. If you haven’t been eating plenty of fresh fruit and veg along with fiber the chances are that your body simply can’t eliminate all the toxins as well as it used to. Toxins can therefore build up over the years causing your colon to be blocked.

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, lethargy, constipation or gas then the chances are that you have a clogged colon. The constipation adds to the severity of the problem. The colon is blocked and can’t get rid of the toxins which leads to more constipation, a loop that is difficult to break.

You’ve got a number of options when cleansing the colon. The easiest and gentlest way is to drink plenty of water, green tea is great too. This will help flush away all the horrible stuff in your colon such as old fecal matter, mucus and half-digested food. If you have a particularly blocked colon then drinking water may not be 100% effective.

There’s other colon cleansing treatments of herbal laxatives, teas, and homeopathic remedies. You can do your colon a great favour by allowing it to rest. You can do this by drinking water, fresh juices and raw food, allowing your colon to process the old food rather than dealing with any new food.

Then there’s colon enemas. This is probably not something you should attempt at home, instead look out for a local salon which offers colonic irrigation. This is because if it’s not done correctly, the solution can be absorbed by the intestines and have catastrophic results.

When you’re colon has been cleansed then you should continue to avoid processed food such as bread and cakes and continue to include fruit, vegetables and water in your diet.

How to Cleanse Your Liver

It is easy to take the body for granted but when you look at what each organ in your body does then you’ll realize how important it is to eat all the correct types of food. Although your heart pumps your blood around your body and the lungs oxygenate it, it is the responsibility of your liver to keep it clean.

Weighing four pounds your liver removes chemicals, alcohol, pollutants and other impurities from your blood stream. It also filters out drugs, ammonia and metabolic wastes as well as bacteria, parasites, viruses and loads of other nasty things you don’t want in your body.

Bile is produced in the liver and stored in your gallbladder, bile is essential for digesting fats plus the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, K, and B12. Not only that but your liver stores glycogen which is a form of glucose and releases it into your blood when you require energy.

Some people suffer from gallstones which are not only painful but take up room in the gallbladder meaning there is less room for your bile. Maybe this is why you want to do a liver cleanse.  How to dissolve gallstones?  These stones can be removed surgically or they can be flushed out of your system. Here are four different options you might want to consider.

1. The simplest way to cleanse your liver is by drinking plenty of pure water (avoid tap water as it may contain chemicals which could make your problems worse).
2. Coffee enemas are another option because the caffeine in the coffee causes the bile to release containments into the colon.
3. Take a regular mix Epsom salts, fruit juice and olive oil with water for a 24 hour period.
4. Before going to be, take a drink consisting of 5 oz of classic coke, 6 oz of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. In the morning take 10 oz of Citrate of Magnesium. This is quite often refered to as a lemon juice detox.

Of course, prevention is better than cure so by leading a healthy lifestyle everyday you should be able to save yourself the pain of gallstones. Try to include plenty of water, green tea plus fruit and veg in your diet along with some exercise so that hopefully you won’t need a more intensive liver cleanse or even surgery.