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Colon Cleansing Diets: Do They Really Work?

Published on , Last Updated on June 10, 2013

Colon Cleansing Diet

Weight loss is one of biggest reasons many people decide to try a colon cleanse diet or program. But do colon cleanse diets really work? Or are they just another scam to separate you from your hard earned money?

First and foremost, it’s important to know that colon cleansing really does work. And yes, it can be a great way to reduce that bulge around your waistline. A thorough colon cleanse helps to remove impacted waste matter and other toxic debris from the small intestines and colon. Over the normal course of a lifetime, this can add up to literally pounds of excess weight in the belly area.

Getting rid of this stored-up mass not only helps to instantly flatten your stomach, it also helps reduce gas and bloating, and typically improves how well your body processes food in general. In turn, this can dramatically boost a sluggish metabolism and make it easier to burn off even more unwanted body fat.

What is a Colon Cleanse Diet?

The term “colon cleanse diet” is still somewhat misleading. While it is true that a number of popular high fiber diet plans designed to help promote colon health do exist, few of them are truly able to remove the hard accumulated waste and toxins that have built up along the small intestinal walls and colon for years. And, despite often being accompanied by detailed meal suggestions, most colon cleanse diets are not actually a “diet” in the traditional sense of the word. Some of these diets recommend cooked, processed or microwaved foods that are actually toxic to the colon.

Instead, think of dieting and colon cleansing as two separate, but very complimentary concepts. Each of which enhances the other’s effectiveness. For example, eating a well-balanced diet that’s rich in organic fresh fruits, raw nuts and seeds, and vegetables helps maintain a healthy and clean colon. It also helps reduce exposure to new toxins.

At the same time, regularly performing a safe and effective oxygen colon cleanse will help dissolve and flush out any toxins or compaction already trapped inside the small intestine and colon (large intestine). This makes it easier to process and absorb beneficial nutrients found in everyday foods.

Not only are oxygen colon cleansers less likely to be contaminated with toxic chemical byproducts than similar herbal cleansers and synthetic products, but they also do a better job of removing unwanted waste. When you are performing an oxygen colon cleanse, the best colon cleanse diet consists of eating raw organic fruits for approximately 6 days. Here is a list of the most effective colon cleansing fruits:

Foods to Eat on a Colon Cleansing Diet
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Avocados
  • Lemons
  • Tomatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Pineapples
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • White Grapes

It’s also a good idea to drink large amounts of pure, clean water during any colon cleanse or diet. This helps to reduce the strain on the bowels, and also tends to lessen the normal side effects of colon cleansing.

For added benefits, try squeezing the juice from a lemon into your water. You can also add a little apple cider vinegar to the water that you drink. Both of these methods will help the detoxification process

A colon cleanse diet and supplement program may not cause weight loss directly, but it certainly can help prepare your body to do so on its own. When combined with a commonsense approach to diet and exercise, it can have a huge impact on how you look and feel inside and out.

-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DABFM

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