The colon is a part of the digestive system which takes a crucial part in its proper function. This large intestine as per Dona Gates, the founder of Body Ecology, has to be well taken care of because only a healthy colon and digestive system boosts the overall health and well-being.
The colon receives all the waste from the liver, lymph system, blood, throat, lungs, and sinuses, and also undigested fecal matter, and removes them from the body. Therefore, healthy colon is a must for the proper function of the other organs accountable for waste removal like the liver.
Not only that it eliminates the waste but restores back the vitamins, water, and electrolytes that have come to it and the body can use them.
According to experts food digestion lasts from 24 to 44 hours depending on the quality of food you are consuming. Namely, the body needs 70 hours to process processed foods which are deficient of nutrients and thus build up more than 20 pounds of waste in the colon. As a result of that, issues like constipation and irregular and painful bowel movements can occur.
Therefore, try to introduce healthy foods in your diet so that the food passes the bowels and colon, and leaves your body in the form of waste in a regular time frame.
We need to take care of our colon as impaired function of the colon will lead to toxins and waste build up which will eventually trigger various health conditions. Here are some of the symptoms that the body sends when the colon is overwhelmed with waste and toxins:
Common Symptoms of Colon Toxicity
- Digestive issues like stomachache, indigestion, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.
- Fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, poor memory, depression, and brain fog.
- Joint and muscle pain.
- Bladder issues and vaginal infections.
- Poor immunity.
- Skin rashes.
We can keep the health of the colon if we introduce from time to time a colon cleanse. Below in the text we shall present two recipes for effective colon cleanses which will improve the function of the colon thereby supporting health in general. By using these two recipes you will successfully cleanse the colon in less than 15 days.
Colon Cleanse Recipe with Essential Oils
- 1 organic lemon (the squeezed juice)
- 10 drops of lemon and peppermint essential oil
- 12 oz of filtered water
Preparation and use:
Combine all the listed ingredients, and take this mixture 3 times a day for two weeks in a row.
Recipe for Maple Syrup Colon Cleanse
Stanley Burrough is an alternative medicine health practitioner who created this recipe. For successful cleanse you need to follow it for 10 to 16 days.
- Half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons of grade B organic maple syrup
- 12 oz of filtered water
Method of Preparation: Just mix all of the ingredients in order to obtain smooth texture.
Use: Consume this mixture 4 times a day for two weeks.