Colon or Bowel Cleansing is controversial as some people advocate supporting the liver to detoxify the body and the colon will take care of itself.
IMPORTANT – Really Good digestion promotes a clean colon. When the system is shut down, there is constipation and a sense of sluggishness, especially in those who are heavy or hot. Then, a cleanse may be in order.
While laxatives can provide a temporary help for those who are traveling or have an interrupted schedule, chronic constipation should be addressed by looking at a cause. Causes can be physical inactivity, an irregular schedule, stress, liver problems, lack of adequate fiber, fruits and vegetables, and low water intake.
What you can do naturally
- Drink 4 – 6 glasses of water a day
- Take a heaping tablespoon of Psyllium husk fiber in 12 oz. of water twice a day
- Walk 10 minutes at least twice a day
- Have more relaxation and fun in your life!
Some essential nutritional supplements for moving and cleansing the colon: Magnesium malate can be very helpful as it pulls water into the bowel and physically moves food through. Psyllium husk fiber can also act as a cleanser. A lack of probiotics or friendly bacteria may also contribute to a healthier colon. You may want to try Nature’s Way Reuteri which puts the right bacterial flora back into your intestines.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Gentle Colon Cleansing
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dr. Christopher’s Lower Bowel – stimulates peristaltic strength to move the bowel. Safe for long-term use.
Oregon grape root – 1 to 3 times a day, when the liver is sluggish and doesn’t provide enough bile to lubricate the colon
Rhubarb & Butternut – a temporary stimulant for bowel cleansing. It acts as a laxative and should be used short term. Increase dosage as needed.
Burdock root – 2 capsules 3 times a day for general colon cleansing especially when there is skin issues involved such as eczema, acne etc .
Cell Salts to Help Cleanse the Colon
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#3 Calc Sulph 6X – digestive problems, detoxification
#6 Kali Phos 6X – to calm the nervous system
#11 Nat Sulph 6X – liver activation
Homeopathic Remedies for Colon Cleansing
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Calcerea carb – chronic constipation and ankle weakness; overworks; sensitive to bad news; may also have obesity problems.
Natrum muriaticum – taller thin people with a history of being sensitive; grief; they isolate themselves, and also “retain sadness” like their chronic constipation; dryness of tissues; salt craving.
Nux vomica – from a life of stimulant or alcohol abuse; food feels like a rock in the stomach, not moving; anger and irritability; they “live hard.”
Sepia – especially for worn-out women from childbirth, or from chemical birth control; avoids sex; wants to be by self; yells at family.
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Copyright 2015 by David R. Card