Natural colon cleansing, via home remedies, has been around since ancient Greece. Why would this be beneficial? Many studies have indicated that cleansing of the colon can decrease over-long fermentation in the gut and thereby the chances of developing diseases like colon cancer. Researchers believe that colon cleansing can further help improve your health by promoting healthy intestinal bacteria, enhancing your immune system, and even give you an energy boost. The fact is that the majority of the population ingests many food products, and the intestine must decipher what is good and bad for you, and then clear out the bacteria and non-nutritional components in order to maintain a healthy homeostasis.
Home remedies for colon cleansing have become very popular over the last decades. Although this is not the only way, it is most likely the most common and non-invasive method. We hope that you find some of the treatments listed below as helpful as other bloggers have noted them to be.
Please send in your own comments and/or questions about colon cleansing techniques and benefits!
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05/22/2009: Jane from Ottawa, Ontario Canada: "Dear Earth Clinic, Could you please start a new aliment section for "Colon Cleansing".
I've heard of someone eating 5-10 apples for a day to start a colon cleanse, for example, and would like more information on it (instead of buying packaged pills)from the Earth Clinic's contributors.
12/16/2011: Kathy from Silsbee, Tx, Usa: "Doe anyone know how to shrink colon polyps?"Replies
12/16/2011: Mt from Ottawa, Ontario Canada replies: "http://www.mariatrebenherbs.com/67/77-horsetail/itemid-0
The page is an extract from "Health through God's Pharmacy" by Maria Treben "
[YEA] 10/10/2012: Ca from Pd, Fl: "Try the Coffee Ememas like they do at the Gerson therapy by Dr. Max Gerson."
Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome
11/07/2011: Lauren Loves Green from Florissant, Missouri: "Hi Ted, I have a friend who was just diagnosed with Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome. She is so fearful of the diagnosis that she can't bring herself to find out about alternative treatments and has already had half of her colon removed as well as the polyps. I am concerned that she will be pulled into more surgery and prescription drugs. Would you please tell us what she can do so the polyps do not turn cancerous or come back? She is 55 years old and quit smoking about 2 years ago. She is very thin. Thank you for your help Ted.
06/15/2012: Karina from Munich replies: "One thought: The colon is an extremely vital organ and responsible for elimination - your friend should try everything which helps this detoxing/eminination process (e.g. ACV or fresh lemon juice first thing in the morning in water to get acids out, Schizandra tea for the liver, deep breathing for the lungs, Kangen water, Green Juices in the morning). It is difficult to tell in her particular case but she might need to change certain foods in her diet (too much dairy/bread or white sugar might cause an overload of mucus) or look into correct food combining (which can cause a chain reacting in the body attracting the wrong kind of bacteria) - so that it is clear what causes the inflammation in the colon. Simply ask her to consider a 30day green smoothy challenge (there are some website in the internet) - this could help to pull out the toxins gently out of her system and neutralise the side effects of heavy medication). And if she is open to it she might learn a lot how to help her system recover naturally just by eating the right foods. 'Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food' is an old Chinese saying which is so important and once learned the best balancing property of nature. Additionally, 'Woods colon hydro gravity cleansing' would be ideal - but if that is too alternative as a treatment - wait with this and prompt her to check out the 30 days Green Smoothie challenge - this is a great stepping stone - once one feels so much better after 30 days she might open up to new possibilities. Hope this helps and above all just keep on loving her - no matter what she will decide - your friendship and unconditional love is all that really counts!"
[YEA] 07/06/2011: Danae from Munich, Bavaria: "For me since I started to do a colon hydro therapy I feel better. If one is for a long time congested - physilium might me too much - I took it and it just got stuck in my colon and did not move at. With a new nutrition regime I felt much better and then all came to a halt and with further research (Norman Walker, Natalia Rose, Dr. Shinya Japanese inventor of the colonoscope etc. ) I realised that my colon was probably highly impacted. Reluctantly, I dared to go through with it and am so pleased about it. I am still not 100% cured - but I feel so much better. I intend to do this for the rest of my life - as I realise that cleansing is important for natural body functions - skin irritation, puffiness, tiredness, impacted lymphs are not normal --- as it was all not dramatic I accepted it - but one does not have to. A healthy colon is really the key factor in overall energy and wellbeing. I totally underestimated this - my skin became better, energy is rising and aging seems to reverse.
What helps me is Kombucha - a liquid probiotic, femented drink, fresh vegetable juices with ginger and lemon, lemon, cayenne peper tea (receipe from earth clinic! ) with some honey before my period seems to cleanse as well very gently. I am still learning as I go along to understand what nutrition works for me..."
Psyllium, Yerba Mate, Probiotics
[YEA] 07/12/2009: Jeremiah from San Diego, California: "I have found that taking plenty of Psyllium Husks each day (about 20-30 grams minimum), along with a good cup of Yerba Mate tea, a natural toxin eliminator, the next morning, is excellent for Cleaning out my colon. I tried this one time with a probiotic supplement as well, and it worked even better. Give it a try. You will definitely feel better."Replies
[YEA] 10/21/2010: Bluewater from Santa Ana, California , United States replies: "Jeremiah, thanks for this tip. I bought just the psyllium husks yesturday. I took one round of teaspoon of these husks with an 8 oz. Glass of water, and today, I put another in my fruit shake. I did my digestive business today and what a supprise (by the way, if you are only going once for this, your system is too cluttered, you need some good cleansing). I could not believe all the mucus I was seeing. I had strings of them in the blend, the clear coat of the mucus was visible in some areas. Amazing! I feel cleaner, lighter. The mucus couldn't have been years old becuase it easily broke apart, but it did have its elasticity---who knows how old they were. Am I glad to have this out of my system. Mucus after a while from what I understand, will stick to the the digestive membrane, and could eventually destroy some part. I am sure this has caused many a problems in people, countless who have had surgery to fix this problem. The membrane just rots in the body, fermenting, and getting in the blood stream to cause many problems or deseases. I am not totally certainly how the these husks end up pulling down excess stuff in the digestive system. I was thinking that perhaps it because the husks absorb the water or fluid of the mucus, thus sticking. Once it sticks, it also makes makes matter running through to also stick. The weight of this accumulation, makes the mucus too heavy, and thus pulling it from the membrane that its sticking to. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks again!"