Colon Cleansing Recipes
One of the best ways to remove toxins from the body is with the help of colon cleansing. There are a variety of colon cleansing recipes, the more popular ones are organic blended juices and herbal mixtures.
A homemade colon cleanse should consist of the following for a thorough approach:
- Juice or water fast (fruits and vegetables)
- Psyllium husk seeds or flax seeds or other herbs
- Bentonite clay
When using juices for a colon cleanse, use only freshly squeezed or blended juice, as cooking destroys the enzymes required for an effective recipe. Choose a variety of fresh fruits and raw vegetables. Suggestions are radishes, beets, celery, parsley, ginger, garlic, cayenne, kale, wheat grass, etc. You can make sufficient juice to last for three days by making at least three quarts at one time. By canning the juice in jars with minimum air, you can keep the juice fresh for three days.
Psyllium Husk and Other Ingredients
There are many colon cleanse recipes that depend on psyllium husk and herbs for their healing powers and their liver cleansing and cathartic properties. Psyllium husk can be described as a super-fiber and is used as a bulking agent as it travels through your intestines. This can be found at most health stores and is relatively inexpensive.
Flax seeds or flax seed oil are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protect against heart disease. They are also high in fiber which helps control constipation. Other ingredients can include cayenne pepper, ginger, aloe leaf and senna which all help in creating bowel movements. You can add bitter gourd in colon cleanser recipes to stimulate bile production while inclusion of fennel and garlic helps eliminate bacteria in the colon. Take a look at our article colon cleansing foods.
Bentonite clay has been used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes for internal healing. It is a natural intestinal detoxifying agent and can be eaten or taken in liquid form. How it works is it absorbs water like a sponge as it travels your intestinal tract and this draws toxins to it. It is sort of like a magnet for toxins holding them until it is eliminated.
In your intestines live both good and bad bacteria. There needs to be a balance or else the bad bacteria can wreak havoc on your health. It is estimated that the optimal balance is al least 80% of beneficial bacteria to keep your colon health in check. Probiotics ensures this be adding these ‘friendly’ bacteria to your colon. However, it is important to first clean your colon before you begin to take probiotics. They will not be as effective if you have a clogged colon because the bacteria will have nowhere to thrive.
The most important ingredient in all colon cleansing recipes is fiber, which helps in moving out waste with regular bowel movements. It is found in abundance in fruits and vegetables, and synthetically in fiber powders. Armed with all the knowledge above is the beginning to developing your very own colon cleansing recipe!
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