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How To Cleanse Your Colon?

How To Cleanse Your Colon?

By Dr. Patrick Lovegrove Medically Reviewed by Lindsay Langley, BSN, RN, CHT
Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2023
How To Cleanse Your Colon?
How To Cleanse Your Colon

Cleansing your colon is an important part of maintaining good health. The colon, also known as the large intestine, is responsible for absorbing water and essential nutrients from food and eliminating waste from the body. When it becomes clogged with toxins, it can lead to various health and digestion problems, including cramping, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, and headaches. Fortunately, there are several ways to cleanse your colon and prevent these issues.

2 Ways To Cleanse Your Color

Colonics or Colon Irrigation

One of the most commonly used colon cleansing methods is colonics or colon irrigation. This process involves using a device that pumps filtered water into the colon through a tube inserted in the rectum. The water helps soften and remove impacted fecal matter while stimulating certain muscles to help move waste more efficiently through the colon. After a colonic session, many people report feeling lighter and having improved digestion. A trained professional can perform colonics at home with an at-home colonic kit or at an alternative health clinic.

In addition to colonics, you can also cleanse your colon by changing your diet. Eating fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains helps eliminate toxins by binding them together so they can be more easily eliminated from the body during bowel movements. Drinking plenty of water is also important because it helps quickly move waste through your digestive tract. Avoiding processed foods and refined sugars, which are difficult for the body to digest, can also help keep your system clean and running smoothly.

Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements can also be beneficial for colon cleansing because they contain ingredients that support healthy digestion. Such as probiotics or prebiotics, which balance gut bacteria; enzymes that break down proteins; enzymes that aid in digestion; vitamins like A, C, and E; Minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, or iron, which provide nourishment for healthy cells throughout your body including those in your colon walls. Herbal teas made from herbs like burdock root, ginger root, or dandelion may also help flush out toxins. It provides other healing benefits, such as reducing inflammation or strengthening immune function.

Colon cleansing is an important part of maintaining overall health. It helps remove toxins that can build up over time. Because of that, it will lead to different digestive issues. Such as constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, or general malaise due to toxic build-up in our systems. You can cleanse your colon depending on what works best for you—from at-home colonics kits to dietary changes incorporating more fiber-rich foods along with herbal supplements designed specifically for gentle yet effective detoxification support inside wellness overall!

Merge Medical Center is a holistic center that offers colonics. Give Dr. Patrick Lovegrove a call before you undergo colon cleansing.

About the author

Dr. Patrick Lovegrove

Dr. Patrick Lovegrove is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. He was born in Staunton, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Virginia where he majored in Biology. He received a Medical School Scholarship from the United States Air Force. A graduate of Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, his over 20 years of clinical experience includes Family Practice, Anti-aging, Holistic Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Aerospace, Sports, and Emergency Medicine. He believes that holistic medicine should be integrated with conventional medicine in a scientifically based model to achieve the best results for patients.