As more and more people discover the benefits of colon cleansing and the necessity of maintaining a healthy digestive system, the options available for performing a colon cleanse at home continue to grow in both number and popularity. Not long ago, individuals suffering from the over accumulation of dietary waste and related conditions, such as constipation, were forced to choose between foul-tasting chemical laxatives, mixing herbal concoctions that you could barely swallow, suppositories or enemas.
Today, we have access to a much wider variety of over-the-counter medications and all-natural alternative supplements for cleansing the small intestine and colon of unwanted debris. While on one hand, this increased availability has helped to encourage more people to try colon cleansing at home, it has also left them faced with a mountain of conflicting information and sub-standard products to watch out for.
Home Colon Cleanse Tips
If you’re interested in learning how to do a colon cleanse at home, then following these simple rules will greatly improve your chances of doing so in a safe and effective manner.
Before starting your colon cleanse, it’s important to prepare yourself physically and mentally for the task ahead. The initial cleansing experience can be a little rough on some people due the large quantities of stockpiled toxins that are typically kicked up during the early stages of the process. Reported side effects of colon cleansing may include headache, nausea, fatigue and similar symptoms of toxin exposure. These are usually mild, and should quickly pass once the contaminated waste material has been expelled from the body.
Get into the habit of drinking large quantities of purified water each day. Being well hydrated makes it significantly easier for your body to flush out toxins. This should also help to reduce the severity and duration of any unpleasant side effects. If you’re not already in the habit of drinking enough water each day, it may be a good idea to practice before starting your colon cleanse at home.
Choosing the Best At Home Colon Cleanse
Selecting the right supplement to colon cleanse at home can make a huge difference in how well your experience goes. Many low-quality products are made using a combination of colon cleansing herbs and insoluble plant fiber. These ingredients often carry their own, sometimes dangerous, side effects. In fact, when used excessively, many herbal colon cleansers are simply dangerous to your overall health. If you decide to do an herbal colon cleanse at home, be sure to research all the ingredients beforehand.
Instead of taking unnecessary chances with your health, a smarter option is to only use a safe, clinically-tested oxygen-based colon cleanser. In addition to having fewer unpleasant side effects, they also provide a much deeper cleanse than their herbal counterparts and can be easily used in the privacy of your own home.
No matter which cleanse you decide to try, it’s very important that you read the FAQs and closely follow any directions included with colon cleansing product you choose. Doing a colon cleanse at home can be an easy task, but in some cases may be more involved.
-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DABFM
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