Soy Sauce Colon Cleanse Challenge: What Was I Thinking?

Soy Sauce Colon Cleanse
Casey authorCasey Rollins
Health & Wellness Author
Master of Education (M.Ed.)

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Soy sauce colon cleanse, really? The viral spread of information via the internet and social media platforms is no surprise. Technology keeps steadily increasing with its efficiency, efficacy, and speed.

Disastrous and potentially dangerous health fads have gained popularity and mainstream support through the opinions of others. The problem is that social media often allows these trends to spread like wildfire. The soy sauce colon cleanse, below, is just one example.

It’s time that we raise our awareness around viral trends that circulate quickly, and be mindful before we let these influence our lives. I am talking our physical health, and also our self image and mental health.

The Soy Sauce Colon Cleanse

The soy sauce colon cleanse began with a 39-year-old woman who drank a liter of soy sauce in the time span of two hours or less.

The thought behind drinking the sodium rich condiment: your body’s toxins will follow the sodium as it passes through your body, leaving you with a toxin free gut.

This idea of course is not supported by science or has any reliable evidence. In fact, according to all the evidence, it is rather risky.

You see, one of the primary roles that sodium plays in our body is regulate fluid balance both in and around your cells. When an abundance of sodium is thrown down the hatchet, it completely throws that equilibrium off.

Due to the high amount of salt, you may experience electrolyte imbalance and dehydration, which can cause muscle weakness, muscle cramping, or in the case of the soy sauce colon cleanse, brain damage.

Dangerous Colon Cleanse Leaves Woman Brain Dead

The middle-aged woman referred to above attempted the soy sauce cleanse and went into cardiac arrest shortly thereafter. While in the hospital, the woman began to stabilize, but she continued to doze in and out of consciousness.

When she finally woke up, the lady was pronounced “brain dead”. She was unable to speak, swallow, or move, all from the Asian inspired sauce, that had a viral claim to fame for weight loss response.

She was later diagnosed with severe irreversible nerve damage. If she or her closest family member could speak up, I am certain they would say she was beautiful and worthy in her own skin, and would give anything to have her back in the same consciousness.

Drinking a whole Liter of Soy Sauce, “What Was I Thinking?”

I write all of this to protect you from the viral spread of information we see on the Internet every day. From conspiracy theories, political agendas, to health and nutrition fads.

All last as long as we give them attention. We live in a world that you must be hyper aware about the credibility of the source. Not everyone who proposes ideas, diet regimens, or faux health fads, has your best interest at heart. In social media, they are probably more fixated with getting the most likes, comments, shares, and reactions.

Always consult with a medical professional before starting a new diet or cleanse.  Especially if you have any medical condition.

Healthier Ways to Cleanse the Colon

colon cleanse detox

Modern diets that are loaded with processed foods, chemicals from our environment and the high stress lifestyle have shown by many studies to completely alter our gut bacteria and weaken our digestive systems.

In fact, according to the U.S. department of national institutes of health, it is estimated that 70 million Americans experience various digestive diseases [1].

Multiple studies have suggested a strong connection between gut health to overall good health, immune system function and the ability of the body to fight and prevent disease [2].

Fortunately, there are healthy evidence based ways to cleanse your colon and promote gut health, that are both safe and effective. Not surprisingly, all these methods involve consuming healthy whole foods and herbs.

To learn more see:

  • Overnight Colon Cleanse:
    this simple recipe combines lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar and ozonated (oxygen) magnesium to cleanse your colon while you sleep.
  • One Day Cleanse:
    an effective and safe natural plan designed to help your body cleanse and detox in 24 hours. Most people notice more energy, higher clarity, a clearer complexion, and better bowel movements and digestion. It is also common to see improvements in digestive issues such as bloating, gas and occasional constipation.
  • Gut Cleanse:
    a slower “deeper acting” natural plan designed to detox, flush and cleanse the entire digestive system, reduce gut inflammation, and promote gut health using whole foods, recipes, meal plans and natural supplements.

The Soy Sauce Colon Cleanse Origin

Just to show you how dangerous health trends are born, let’s look at a possible origin, the Tide Pods fiasco challenge. In this challenge, teenagers make YouTube videos of them challenging one another to eat the candy shaped detergent pods. So today the challenge is Tide Pods, tomorrow, soy sauce colon cleanse?

Everyday I see more and new cleanses and health fads on social media. More and more nonsensical approaches and “challenges” to weight loss, detoxes, or other cosmetic benefits. Most are not supported by any evidence.

Final Thoughts: Dangers of Viral Social Media Content

There’s no doubt that the Internet is a powerful tool nowadays. But, with great power, comes great responsibility. It’s time we start to look out for one another and ourselves, and prevent those that we love from doing the soy sauce colon cleanse (or other risky challenges).

Unfortunately, the number of risky trendy health fads grows every day. I am sure you have heard about the master cleanse. Drinking nothing but a mixture of water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup doesn’t sound like to much fun, right? Yes, you may lose a few extra pounds in a week, but do you really think this is healthy? How many of these pounds are actually fat?

There are no shortcuts. Several studies found that when people lose weight quickly, it comes back with a vengeance. So you suffered for a week drinking lemon water with maple syrup, only to gain back all the weight.

It’s time that we raise our awareness around viral trends that circulate quickly, and be mindful before we let these influence our lives.

Salt Water Flush: Effective Natural Colon Cleanse or a Terrible Idea? 

Salt Water Flush

Research | Dangers | Benefits | Recipes | Common Mistakes

A salt water flush is a popular “internet based” home remedy promoted as a way to flush out your bowels and cleanse your colon.

The idea is simple: you drink water mixed with a large amount of salt. The body can’t absorb such a large amount of salt in such a short time. As a result, you may experience a series of bowel movements, as the body is trying to get rid of the excess salt.

Is a salt water flush good for you? In this review, we’ll look into the research, benefits, risks, different saltwater recipes, and healthy alternatives.

Salt Water Flush: The Research

Drinking water with a ton of salt? what was I thinking?

Just like many natural home remedies, the salt water flush is also based on some traditional practice.

One of our ancestors got up one day and decided it may be a good idea to drink salty water. After generations of trial and error, some method was developed. Is there enough evidence to back up the saltwater flush, however? Not exactly.

The actual technique is an ancient yoga practice called: Shankha Prakshalana, which literally means “cleansing of the counch”.

This method is performed on an empty stomach. You start by drinking two glasses of warm salty water, and then follow with various yoga poses.[1]

A small pilot study actually tested this method on 54 healthy adults. The researchers concluded that yoga plus salty water was effective in cleansing the bowel in preparation for colonoscopy.[2]

There’s a big but. Was it the yoga, the salt water mixture, or the combination of the two that was responsible for these results?

This was never tested. In fact, it is very likely that it was actually the yoga that played a key role here. Multiple studies have suggested that certain yoga poses can promote gut health, even for cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).[3]

Salt Water Flush Dangers

Natural doesn’t always mean safe

There are couple of things you should know before you do the salt water flush.

Sodium Overload

The biggest problem with the saltwater flush has to do with the high amount of sodium. Many health experts, conventional and also natural and integrative practitioners have specifically expressed this concern.

In fact, Dr. Andrew weil, MD, one of the world’s leading integrative medicine experts, mentioned: “I am concerned about the sodium load…A single teaspoon of salt gives you 2,400 mg of sodium, more than enough for a day’s intake (I recommend limiting your daily intake to 1,500 mg of sodium).”[4]

So a little salt is essential and make our food taste good, why would we want to “waste” our daily salt allowance on such a risky procedure?

Especially with other natural methods that have shown to be much safer and more effective such as the Overnight colon cleanse or Oxygen colon cleanse.

Salt water flush doesn’t always work

Many people actually face this issue, where they drink the salt water, and…well nothing good happens. They have no bowel movements. Just this unpleasant feeling of bloating inside the stomach as a result of all the salt.

So now you are stuck at home, praying for some bowel movements as you watch your stomach keep swelling. All you can really at this point, is to lay down and wait for this bloating to go away. We heard from some people that decided to drink more salty water. It didn’t help much.

This issue can be quite risky. f the salt water concoction is not expelled from your body in a timely matter, your body can absorb the salt. so you may have sodium overload. We will cover it more below in the what happens is it doesn’t work section.

Salt water flush side effects

Common issues include nausea, bloating, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and vomiting.  Due to the high amount of salt, you may experience electrolyte imbalance and dehydration, which can cause muscle weakness, or muscle cramping.

If you have high blood pressure or other medical condition, do not try this method.

Salt Water Flush Benefits

So now that you know what can get wrong, is there a reason for you to still consider doing the salt water flush?

To clarify, we do not think the saltwater flush is a good idea. Most of the evidence points out that the risks outweigh the benefits. Especially where there are much healthier alternatives.

For healthy alternatives, see:

With that said, as in any review, we do present both the pros and the cons. So below are the benefits and common salt water flush recipes.

Salt Water Flush For Constipation

If you are one of these people that do experience bowel movements shortly after drinking the salt water, you may find it helpful to relieve occasional constipation.

Need to be careful here, though. The salt water flush doesn’t cure or address the underlying cause of constipation. And there are several causes of constipation. You may not be eating enough fiber, are low in magnesium, eating a diet with foods that cause constipation, or don’t drink enough.

In fact, there are a number of medical conditions that may cause constipation. In other words, constipation may be just a symptom, or a larger problem.

On that note, constipation is a big problem that affect over 63 million people in North America.[4] If you experience constipation or digestive issues on an ongoing basis, you should consult with a medical professional.

Using Salt Water Flush For Weight Loss

We are sorry to have to tell you this, but as it turns out, salt water flush (or in fact any type of colon cleansing) isn’t a good way to lose weight.

A salt water flush does not help you lose body fat. Sure, after you have had frequent bouts of diarrhea for a few hours, you may have lost a lot of water weight. The number on the scale might go down but it’s only temporary. The salt water flush does nothing to target body fat and it is likely that your weight loss will soon return to what it was previously.

In fact, many studies found that when people lose weight rapidly, it comes back with a vengeance.

The latest science on weight loss is actually very clear. Losing weight is not a sprint, it’s a “side effect” of a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating, getting enough sleep and ideally, some exercise or movement.

Types of Salt Water Flushes & Recipes

You may notice a few variations, but there are also some common guidelines:

  • Always on an empty stomach
  • Ideally in the morning
  • Slightly warm water

Sea Salt Flush  Recipe

  • Dissolve 1-2 teaspoons of sea salt or pink Himalayan sea salt in 4 cups of water.
  • Drink quickly (5 minutes or less).
  • You may feel the urge to visit the restroom within 30 to 60 minutes.

Master Cleanse Salt Water Flush

The Master Cleanse, also known as the lemonade diet, was developed in the 40’s as a natural liquid diet to detox the body and promote a quick weight loss.

Also here, the evidence is pretty limited. In fact, many health experts have expressed many concerns with this type of fad cleanse.

While the master cleanse have many variations, is is based on the lemon-maple-cayenne pepper drink. A common recipe for the Master Cleanse lemonade usually includes:

  • 2 Tbsp of organic freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp of organic grade B maple syrup
  • 1/10 tsp of ground cayenne pepper
  • 10 oz. of filtered water.

With the master cleanse, this drink is all you put inside your body, hence, the rapid weight loss.

So where does the salt walt flush gets into the picture? As in many types of liquid cleanses, due to the lack of solid foods, you may experience less or no bowel movements at all.

To help with that issue as a part of the master cleanse,  you are also advised to take a herbal laxative nightly or a salt water flush in the morning. 

Common Misconceptions, Mistakes

What Happens If The Salt Water Flush Doesn’t Work?

As many people learn the hard way, the salt water flush doesn’t always induce frequent productive bowel movements.

If the salt water concoction is not expelled from your body in a timely matter, your body can absorb the salt. So now you may have a sodium overload. Not pleasant, and can be dangerous.

Excessive amounts of sodium in your body can lead to heart, kidney, and liver issues. Not exactly what you are hoping to achieve. 

Doing A Salt Water Flush on a Full Stomach

Trust us, you don’t want to be doing this flush after a full meal.  Not only it can disrupt the body’s ability to digest your foods, it can make you feel very sick.

The logic or reason that led some people to believe this is a good idea, has to do with overeating. You ate too much, now you want this bloating to go away as quickly as possible. Not a good idea. The best you can however, is to relax and give your body some time to digest the foods. 

Doing Salt Water Flush Too Often

By doing the salt water flushes too often, you are at a greater risk for dehydration or electrolyte imbalance.

Also, just like other types of methods that induce bowel movements such as enemas or laxatives, you may also develop some dependency (mentally, physical, or both). So you may find yourself having to perform these all the time to get your bowels going, or to feel that you are “not full”.

Salt Water Flush Experiences & Results

Thanks to the internet, we can gather some data and reviews before we buy a certain product, or try a natural home remedy such as the saltwater flush,

Has everyone had a great salt flush experience? No, far from it.

In some cases, frequent trips to the bathroom followed by gas, bloating and cramping were enough for some to people to question their decision. A classic “what was I thinking” moment.

Some people that had constipation did feel better shortly after they did the flush. We don’t know however, how did they feel a week or a month after.

Have you done a salt water flush recently? Make sure to tell us your experience in the comments below. 

Cauliflower Rice Detox Meal Recipe : Happy, Healthy & Yummy Cleanse

Cauliflower Rice Candida Cleanse Recipe

Who said detox recipes have to be boring? We designed the cauliflower rice detox meal to bring a healthy exciting culinary experience that can boost most natural body cleansing and detoxification plans. The flavor, nutritional profile (see below), and the natural cleansing properties are exceptional.

Try it, share with the world, and enjoy a happy, healthy, tasty and super nutritious cleansing cauliflower rice! If you have any suggestions and want to share your own version, please comment below.

You can make this recipe raw or stir-fry. Both options are healthy & super tasty.

Cauliflower Rice Detox Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Indian, Mexican, Raw Vegan, Vegan
Keyword: Cauliflower Rice Detox Recipe, Detox Recipes
Servings: 2
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2-4 small cayenne peppers optional
  • 2-4 clove garlic
  • 2 medium red bell peppers
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1-2 stalk scallions optional
  • 2 oz hemp seeds
  • 2 oz almonds unroasted, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil extra virgin raw
  • himalayan pink salt to taste
  • ½-1 tsp chipotle chili powder optional
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric powder optional
  • 1 oz unfortified nutritional yeast Not for candida diet

Instructions

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets. Remove the stem.
  • Grade the cauliflower florets to get white rice grains size. You can use a food processor or a box grater with medium size holes.
  • Using paper towels, press the grated cauliflower to remove excess moisture.
  • Chop the red onion, garlic, carrots, scallions, and peppers.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a wok or cast-iron skillet, medium-high heat.
  • Add the chopped red onions and garlic. Sauté until onions turn light brown color, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the grated cauliflower and mix well for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the veggies and mix well.
  • Taste and add the chipotle chili powder, turmeric powder Mix well. Add himalayan pink salt as needed.
  • Do not overcook the cauliflower. Keep stir-frying until all liquids are absorbed and it has your desired consistency. 
  • Remove from heat.
  • Right Before Serving: Add the hemp seeds, almonds, and nutritional yeast. Mix well. Enjoy! The nutritional yeast is not recommended for the first few weeks of the candida diet.

The Nutrients In The Cauliflower Rice Detox Meal

Effective cleansing is more than just helping your body to get rid of toxins. You also want to provide your body the needed nutrients so it can become healthier.

As you can see below, this is one area where the cauliflower rice detox meal delivers.

Cauliflower Rice Cleanse Meal Recipe Nutrition Facts

Main Ingredients Health Benefits

  • Cauliflower: high in fiber (colon cleansing, gut health), great overall nutritional profile.
  • Cayenne peppers: promote healthy circulation, natural anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Garlic: natural antiparasitic properties.
  • Red bell peppers: excellent source of vitamin A and C.
  • Carrots: excellent source of fiber and vitamin A.
  • Hemp seeds: excellent source of protein, omega 3, and minerals.
  • Almonds: excellent source of protein, healthy fatty acids, fiber and vitamin E.
  • Coconut oil:  natural antifungal properties, highly stable oil that is an excellent oil for cooking, quick energy source, sweet exotic aroma.
  • Unfortified nutritional yeast : excellent source of B vitamins (with the exception of vitamin B12), minerals and protein.

Best Colon Cleanse Recipes : Natural Safe Detox At Home

Colon Cleanse Recipes

In this page you will find the best colon cleanse recipes you can easily do at home. As in all our recipes, special consideration was given for safety, so you get all the natural colon cleanse benefits without the side effects.

Click on the link on each recipe to learn more. We also added comments based on the faq we got.

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Detox Salad Colon Cleanse Recipe

Detox Salad Colon Cleanse Recipe

The detox salad colon cleanse recipe was developed after many years of research, testing and collaboration with our partners.

This DIY recipe is a complete colon cleanse meal you can easily make at home, using natural healthy whole foods. No supplements, powders, shakes or pills are needed. No running to the toilet every two minutes.

Main Ingredients : cabbage, carrots, beetroot, garlic, cayenne peppers, apple cider vinegar, lemon, olive oil, raw hemp seeds, pink himalayan salt.
Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Meals Recipes

Cauliflower Rice Detox Meal Recipe

Cauliflower Rice Cleanse Meal Recipe

Who said colon cleanse recipes have to be boring? We designed the cauliflower rice detox meal to bring a healthy exciting culinary experience that can boost most natural body cleansing and detoxification plans. The flavor, nutritional profile, and the natural cleansing properties are exceptional.
Learn more.

The Healthy Detox Guacamole Recipe

Detox Guacamole Recipe

This detox recipe is a true staple in any colon cleansing plan! Delicious, super nutritious, supports weight loss, promotes healthy digestion and cleansing, protects the heart and above all, it makes you feel full, satisfied, happy and energized. And it only takes 5 minutes to make. Learn more.

Juices Recipes For Colon Cleanse

Juices For Colon Cleanse Recipes

Ingredients: lemon, ginger, apple cider vinegar, aloe-vera, carrot, apple, orange.

Top Colon Cleanse Juice Recipes:

Juices For Colon Cleanse : Pros & Cons

  • Main Benefit: Fast Colon Cleanse.
    The main thing to remember when you make juices for cleansing the colon, is how juicing works.

Juicing breaks down veggies and fruits into fiber and juice. You drink the juice and sometimes pulp without the fiber. When you remove the fiber, the juice offers a fast and easy way your body can assimilate and utilize the nutrients.

  • Remember to get your fiber.
    This instant acting main benefit of juices for colon cleanse, also presents a challenge. Fiber, especially insoluble fiber plays a key role in gut health, and offers a very effective natural way to cleanse your colon. More than that, fiber is needed to promote healthy digestion. For this reason, we highly recommend to make sure you also get enough fiber from whole foods throughout the day.

Important: It is best to get your daily fiber from real foods, not from supplements. Colon cleanse products that contain processed fiber such as Psyllium Husk, flaxseed powder and others should not come instead of fiber from whole foods.

If you are looking for ideas how to include more fiber in your diet, see the detox salad colon cleanse recipe.

  • Watch For Sugars!
    Juicing fruits and even veggies such as carrots may cause high sugars spike. If this is a concern to you, you may want to consider to avoid high sugar content foods when you make your juices, or use other colon cleanse recipes such as teas or meals.

Colon Cleanse Tea Recipes

Colon Cleanse Tea Recipes

The thousand years old homemade colon cleanse tea recipe

This famous colon cleanse tea recipe you can do at home is very easy to make and only has three ingredients: lemon, ginger and raw honey. Simple, yet effective, it comes with an impressive long history of traditional use.

Drink it to promote your body’s natural ability to cleanse and detox. Especially during these times when you want to drink something hot that is calm and soothing. Learn more.

Important: Many colon cleanse tea recipes include herbs that have laxative properties. Ongoing use of laxatives, even natural ones, may cause laxatives dependency. This means you won’t be able to make regular bowel movements without the use of laxatives. For this reason, we highly recommend to avoid ongoing use of laxatives. This recipe may offer a safe and effective natural alternatives.

Overnight Colon Cleanse Drink Recipe

Overnight Colon Cleanse Drink Recipe

The overnight colon cleanse recipe is one of the most effective natural remedies to quickly and safely cleanse accumulated waste buildup from the colon. Natural, safe, fast, instant homemade colon detox benefits while you sleep.

Ingredients: lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar and oxygen colon cleanse.
Directions: drink before bedtime on an empty stomach away from any foods or other supplements. Expect the next day to have a series of bowel movements. First time users usually report large amount of stored waste.
Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Recipe : The Detox Salad Your Gut Would Love

Raw Fruits And Vegetables gut cleanse

A Complete Detox Meal For The Colon Cleanse Diet

The detox salad recipe was developed after many years of research, testing and collaboration with our partners. It is a complete colon cleanse meal you can easily make at home, using natural healthy whole foods.

Main Benefits: Natural Colon Cleansing, Detoxification, Gut Health & Flavor.

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When To Eat The Detox Salad

Ideally, you should eat the detox salad by itself as your last meal of the day. You can include the salad as a part of your colon cleanse diet or with other body cleanses.

We hear from many people that also like to eat the detox salad 2-3 times a week to promote healthy bowel movements.  Especially when you feel the need to get things going. These usually occur the following day.

Colon Cleanse Recipes And Hunger

A known issue with many colon cleanse recipes is that most of them do not make you feel full and satisfied.  Especially colon cleansing juices, smoothies, drinks and teas.

This recipe is specifically designed to make you feel full, happy and satisfied.

The Detox Salad Colon Cleanse Recipe

Colon Cleanse Recipe : The Detox Salad Your Gut Would Love

A complete colon cleanse meal you can easily make at home, using natural healthy whole foods.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Colon Cleanse Diet, Colon Cleanse Meal, Colon Cleanse Recipe, Detox Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head raw cabbage
  • 3 medium raw carrots
  • 1 small raw beetroot
  • 2 cloves raw garlic
  • 1-2 small hot cayenne peppers optional
  • 1-2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar unpasteurized "with the mother"
  • 1 small lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil unrefined cold pressed extra virgin
  • 2 oz raw hemp seeds
  • Pink himalayan salt to taste

Instructions

  • Peel the beetroot.
  • Shred the cabbage, carrots and beets. Place in a large bowl.
  • Add minced garlic.
  • Cut the hot peppers into small pieces. This is optional for spicy foods lovers.
  • Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and add to the bowl.
  • Shake the apple cider vinegar bottle to mix the cloudy part at the bottom (the mother).
    Add organic raw unfiltered unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
  • Add the olive oil and mix well.
  • Add the salt to balance the flavor.
  • Add the hemp seeds and mix.

Notes

If possible, try to use as much organic & local ingredients as you can.

Nutrition

Calories: 575kcal

The Nutrients In The Detox Salad

The Detox Salad Your Gut Would Love Nutrition Facts

As you can see, when you eat the detox salad, you get a lot of nutrients.

But what about all these calories? Should you eat the detox salad as one meal, or should you eat it multiple times throughout the day? Are all these fats in the salad good for me? Here is a summary of our answers to the FAQ:

  • One big meal vs. smaller frequent meals: Listen to your body. Some people enjoy eating big meals. Others may prefer to eat smaller frequent meals.
  • Serving Size: if this is the first time you make this recipe, start by eating half the serving, and see how it makes you feel. You may find that you only need half a serving.
  • Calories: Take into consideration the overall calories. The idea is to replace unhealthy meals with healthy options such as this recipe.
  • Weight loss: The detox salad recipe will make you feel full and satisfied for many hours. So you may find that you need to eat less overall.
  • Fat Content: If you wonder about the fat content of this recipe, these are all healthy essential fats on their natural raw state. The recipe is rich in omega 3 (6.2 grams) and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) which are linked to many health benefits.

Ingredients Analysis: Colon Cleansing Foods

The foods you see in this recipe have a long list of health benefits, supported by a traditional use and many studies. In the analysis below, we focused on the main benefits that are more related to colon cleansing and detoxification.

Cabbage, Beets, Carrots: Brooms Inside Your Colon

Raw non-starchy vegetables such as cabbage, beets and carrots are rich in insoluble fiber. This fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

Some people who don’t enjoy raw beets, prefer to make a coleslaw version, and stick with the cabbage and carrots without the beets. Other common suggestions we get include adding fresh green herbs.

We highly encourage you to experiment and use different raw non-starchy vegetables you enjoy.

Lemon – Apple Cider Vinegar – Olive Oil : Natural Detox Salad Dressing

The lemon – apple cider vinegar – olive oil combination is a very popular healthy salad dressing. It tastes great and can help the body to naturally detox and cleanse.

  •  Lemon juice is well known for its ability to stimulate healthy digestion and to naturally detox and cleanse the body. Lemon also helps to balance the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • Apple cider vinegar on its raw unfiltered unpasteurized form can help the body to remove toxins at a faster rate. In addition, raw apple cider vinegar has naturally occurring acids and good bacteria (“the mother”) that can promote healthy digestion and gut health. The mother is the cloudy part you see at the bottom of the bottle.
  • Olive oil is one of the best tasting oils with natural colon cleansing properties: it lubricates the bowels which can add moisture to the stool, and increases the production of certain digestive enzymes which can help promote healthy digestion.

Hemp Seeds : Turn a Salad Into a Meal

We added raw hemp seeds to boost the nutrients in the detox salad. This is the part that turns the colon cleanse recipe from a salad into a complete meal. Hemp seeds make a good source of protein, healthy omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Hemp seeds also add a pleasant nutty flavor & fluffy texture.

Many people are surprised to learn how much nutrients they get when they eat seeds. Here’s an example of the main nutrients you get when you add 2 oz of hemp seeds:

  • 19 grams of protein.
  • 6 grams of omega 3.
  • Over 80% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, and Manganese.
  • Less than 1 grams of net carbs.

Other options of healthy raw fresh nuts and seeds (ideally sprouted) work as well, so feel free to experiment. Based on our testing and reviews we got over the years, many people love the sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds with this recipe.

Cayenne Peppers – Inflammation, Circulation & Digestion

Cayenne peppers are well known for their many health benefits, especially as a natural way that may help to stimulate healthy digestion, control inflammation and promote healthy blood circulation.

Eating hot spicy peppers however, may also cause issues to some people that have sensitivity to spicy foods, or to the nightshade vegetables. If this is you, do not include cayenne peppers in the recipe.

Garlic : Natural Parasite Cleanse

The main reason we like to add garlic to the detox salad is due to its natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and parasite cleansing properties.

When you cleanse your colon, your body may also flush harmful organisms and intestinal parasites. While this may not be the most pleasant topic people like to share, it is very common. For this reason, you may want to combine some sort of antiparasitic support as a part of the colon cleanse.

Raw garlic makes a great choice to get started. Pumpkin seeds are also known to have a natural antiparasitic properties.

If intestinal parasites are a concern to you, or if you consider doing a parasite cleanse, you may want to also look into antiparasitic herbs such as clove, wormwood and black walnut which are much stronger.

Pink Himalayan Salt

Last but not least – we added the pink himalayan salt for both flavor and the naturally occurring electrolytes and trace minerals.
(Much healthier than table salt that is heavily refined with most of the trace minerals removed during the process).

Colon Cleanse : The Complete Guide Evidence Based Detox Resource Center

colon cleanse

Colon cleanse is the most popular type of natural cleansing, detoxification and is usually the first step in many body cleanses plans.

Before you do a colon cleanse, it is important to choose the best colon cleanse method or product that is the right one for you. Different colon cleansing options may work completely different in order to cleanse the colon. This can affect their uses and benefits, as well as their safety and side effects.

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Related protocols: gut & digestive cleanse (see protocol).

What Is A Colon Cleanse?

Colon cleanse removes accumulated waste buildup, undigested food particles and toxins from the colon, intestines and bowels. This can help the body to better digest the food you eat and may also promote overall gut health.

The connection between gut health to overall good health, immune system function and disease has been known since ancient times, and is also widely accepted by the medical and scientific community [1].

Best Colon Cleanse

Colon cleansing is also known as bowel cleanse, intestinal cleanse, colon flush, colon flush, digestive cleanse, gut cleanse, and others. A key difference between these different cleanses, is whether the cleanse affects the entire digestive tract, or just the colon (the lower part of the digestive system).

For this reason, to get the best colon cleanse impact, we highly recommend to focus on plans that flush out the entire digestive tract, such as oxygen colon cleanse. So unless you have a very specific need to address a local issue in the colon, you should check that in your colon cleansing method.

Colon Cleanse Benefits

Most of the colon cleanse benefits occur after the body starts to eliminate the accumulated waste buildup. As a result you may feel many of these benefits as you cleanse. Common benefits may include:

  • Better digestion and regular bowel movements with digestion issues such as occasional constipation, bloating, body odor and excess gas greatly improved.
  • Higher energy.
  • Mental clarity and better mood.
  • Clearer skin and complexion.
  • Weight loss: many people experience quick weight loss during the colon cleanse. This weight however, is not fat. It is simply the stored waste that is being flushed out of the body.

Colon Cleanse Protocols

The One Day Colon Cleanse

The diet you eat plays a key role in the body’s ability to cleanse the colon. For this reason, we highly recommend to choose a colon cleanse protocol that combines both. A good example is the famous one day cleanse protocol which you can see in the diagram above.
See the complete plan.

This 24 hours protocol combines meals and drinks that promote healthy digestion and gut health, with oxygen colon cleanse. A typical day on this plan may look like:

  1. Night before: overnight colon cleanse drink.
  2. Morning: lemon juice cleanse drink.
  3. Breakfast: fruit meal.
  4. Afternoon: snack or fruit meal.
  5. Dinner: detox salad meal.

Colon Cleanse Recipes

A big part of our research goes to colon cleanse recipes. We develop, test and look for the most reliable evidence for every ingredient in each recipe.

Below you will find the top most effective and safe natural colon cleanse recipes you can make at home. Recipes include colon cleanse juices, drinks, shots, smoothies, diet tips and meals.

Some recipes offer a fast instant colon cleanse detox benefits, others are a better fit for maintenance.

Feel free to share. If you have a blog or a website, you are more than welcome to share our recipes as well, as long as you link back to us as the source.

Contact us here: If you would like to contribute your own suggestions for body, colon cleanse and detox recipes. If we find your recipes a good fit, we would love to publish in our website and share your wisdom with our members and online cleansing community.

The Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe

Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe

Natural, safe, fast, instant homemade colon detox benefits while you sleep.
The overnight colon cleanse recipe is one of the most effective natural remedies to quickly and safely cleanse accumulated waste buildup from the colon.

Discover how to use natural colon cleanse ingredients such as lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar and oxygen colon cleanse for an effective and safe cleansing at home. Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Tea : The Thousand Years Old Homemade Recipe

Colon Cleanse Tea

This easy to make colon cleanse tea recipe has only three ingredients: lemon, ginger and raw honey. Simple, yet effective, it comes with an impressive long history of traditional use.

Drink it to promote your body’s natural ability to cleanse and detox. Especially during these times when you want to drink something hot that is calm and soothing. Learn more.

The Colon Cleanse Detox Salad Your Gut Would Love

Colon Cleanse Recipe Detox Salad

The detox salad recipe was developed after many years of research, testing and collaboration with our partners. It is a complete colon cleanse meal you can easily make at home, using natural healthy whole foods.

Main Benefits: Natural Colon Cleansing, Detoxification, Gut Health & Flavor.
Learn more.

Cauliflower Rice Detox Meal Recipe

Cauliflower Rice Cleanse Meal Recipe

Who said detox recipes have to be boring? We designed the cauliflower rice detox meal to bring a healthy exciting culinary experience that can boost most natural body cleansing and detoxification plans. The flavor, nutritional profile, and the natural cleansing properties are exceptional.
Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Juice, Drink & Shot Recipes

Ginger - Carrot Colon Cleanse Juice

Top 4 natural colon cleanse recipes you can make at home either as a juice, drink or a shot. These potent recipes offer a great healthy way to start your morning. They are all easy to make, safe, effective and only use the most simple affordable natural ingredients such as ginger, lemon, carrots and apples. Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Products Reviews

Oxygen Colon Cleanse

Oxygen Colon Cleanse

The effectiveness and safety of oxygen colon cleanse makes it the preferred choice of many health practitioners. It important however, to know how to use it properly.  Especially when it comes to the serving size that is the right one for you, the diet you follow during the cleanse and the right timing protocol.

These factors can make a big difference and may help you get the most out of the cleanse and avoid unnecessary side effects. Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Pills : Benefits, Side Effects & Risks

Colon Cleanse Products

Different colon cleanse products often work completely different in order to cleanse the colon. This can affect their uses, potential benefits, and side effects.

In this review, we summarize our colon cleanse and detox experience over the last 15 years of cleansing. We left no stone unturned in our research for the most effective, safe, best evidence-based colon cleanse products. Learn more.

Pure Colon Detox

Pure Colon Detox

Pure colon detox is a colon cleanse product that seems to receive a lot of attention due to its strong online marketing and advertising.

In this evidence based review, we address the many questions we get on Pure colon detox. We hope this review will help you to make the most out of your journey to a better health for a safe and effective happy cleanse. Learn more.

Type Of Colon Cleanses : Homemade vs. Doctor Office

There are essentially two main types of ways you can cleanse the colon:

Homemade Colon Cleanse

Homemade colon cleanses include a very large variety of products you either drink or swallow, as drinks, powders or pills. These products can help the body to encourage bowel movements and remove accumulated waste and toxins from the colon.

The main difference between the colon cleanse products is the way they work in order to cleanse the colon. Some products work in a gentle and safe way, others are more aggressive, stimulate or force the body to make bowel movements. These differences play a big role in the effectiveness and safety of the cleanse. Learn more.

Colon cleansing diet is also recommended to further support and enhance the colon cleansing process. Learn more.

Colonic Cleanse

Colonics cleansing also known as colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy are mechanical procedures done at a practitioner office. The practitioner releases fluids into the colon via the rectum. The body responds with a series of bowel movements that can help to eliminate stored waste, toxins, excess gas and mucus from the colon.
such as colon hydrotherapy, colonic irrigation and others.

The home versions of these procedures are enemas. The amount of liquids an enema uses is much less, and for this reason, it typically cleanses the lower part of the colon.

Colon Cleanse Diet

The diet you follow during the cleanse can make a big difference. Many foods may help the body to naturally detox and cleanse the colon. It is also very important to avoid problematic foods that are hard to digest or that are known to cause digestive issues.

Most people do very well by eating a lighter diet with fresh whole fruits, vegetables and easy to digest foods during the cleanse.

Raw non-starchy vegetables are a very good source of insoluble fiber and make a great choice during the cleanse. Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and typically passes through the gut largely intact. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

  • Foods to eat during the cleanse: raw whole fruits, vegetables, raw sprouted nuts and seeds.
  • Foods to avoid: processed sugar, fried foods, flour, dairy, wheat, gluten, and processed foods.
  • Drinks to avoid: sugary beverages, caffeine, and alcohol.

Colon cleansing is also an excellent opportunity to clean your diet from junk food and help to transition into a long term healthier diet plan that your body agrees with.

Colon Cleanse & Weight Loss

Best Colon Cleanse For Weight Loss : A Good Option or A False Claim?

Best Colon Cleanse For Weight Loss

Everyday we get questions about the best colon cleansing for weight loss. The over the counter options seem endless, and the marketing claims, the before and after results, pictures and reviews convince many people to start and detox.

In this article, we cover the real evidence based facts and the false claims, based on our experience and research. We also share the top recommendations for the best colon cleanse for weight loss, so you know exactly what to expect.  Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Library & Resources

Natural Colon Cleanse

Below are links to all the main articles and our research on colon cleanse.

Colon Cleanse Recipes

Colon Cleanse Products & Reviews

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Pure Colon Detox – Not So Pure : Colon Cleanse Evidence Based Review

Pure Colon Detox

What Is Pure Colon Detox?

Pure colon detox is a colon cleanse product that seems to receive a lot of attention due to its strong online marketing and advertising.

In this evidence based review, we address the many questions we get on Pure colon detox.

We hope this review will help you to make the most out of your journey to a better health for a safe and effective happy cleanse.

Pure Colon Detox Evidence Based Review

Who makes pure colon detox?

When it comes to natural colon cleanse and detox products, the first question you should always ask is who makes it. Can you trust the company that makes the product? Does the brand use the best highest quality ingredients that are also backed up by science as both safe and effective?

This is the first red flag we see with pure colon detox. We couldn’t find a website or clear information about the company.

Pure colon detox ingredients

The list of ingredients in pure colon detox include: Rhubarb, Cayenne Pepper, Licorice Root, Ginger, Aloe Vera, Fennel Seed. These ingredients are commonly used for colon cleansing. Do they work?

To determine the potency of herbs, you need to see the amount of the active components in each ingredient. You see this in all high quality products, very often with lab results to confirm the active components. This is something you do not see in low quality products.

This is very important. The active components can affect both potency and safety as well.

A good example is Aloe vera. Aloe whole leaf also contains aloe latex component that can act as a strong laxative. The Aloe latex may also cause allergic reaction or sensitivity. In addition, most of the health benefits and nutrients are found in the inner leaf which is latex free.

For this reason, to enjoy all the amazing benefits of aloe vera, without the side effects, you should only use the inner leaf of aloe vera. Pure colon detox doesn’t mention which part of the leaf is used. We can safely assume it is the cheaper inferior whole leaf.

Pure colon detox : source of ingredients

When you use natural herbs, the source of the ingredients and their freshness matters. This is a very important. We see it in our research every time we compare fresh organic herbs to herbs that come from “unknown” sources.

Lab results usually tell the story: when a product doesn’t reveal the source of its ingredients, there are very little active ingredients. Even worse, many herbs are grown in polluted areas or have high amounts of contaminants and toxins. Exactly the toxins you try to cleanse, detox, and get rid of!

The solution is simple: always get your products from a trusted source.  The price may be higher; it is much better however, to pay for the high quality ingredients than for hype and marketing costs.

This is another red flag we see in pure colon detox.

Pure Colon Detox & Weight Loss

Another red flag is the weight loss claim. As we clearly mentioned in many of our colon cleanse guides, the weight you may lose during the colon cleanse is not fat. It is simply the stored waste that is being flushed out of the body.

Pure Colon Detox & Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia Pure Colon Detox

Some versions of pure colon detox show the Garcinia Cambogia fruit as one of the ingredients. The Garcinia Cambogia is a very popular ingredient that has a very strong marketing behind it, with many claims.

Is Garcinia Cambogia good for weight loss or colon cleansing?

According to some studies, the active ingredient in the Garcinia Cambogia rind, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), may help produce small short term weight loss.1  These studies however, are small and not conclusive. Most nutrition experts that are specialized in weight loss do not consider Garcinia Cambogia or HCA as an effective weight loss ingredient. Most weight loss or fat burners products that include Garcinia Cambogia or HCA, always combine it with much stronger weight loss ingredients.

As for colon cleansing, we are unaware of any reliable evidence that support the use of Garcinia Cambogia in order to cleanse or detox the body.

Pure Colon Detox Analysis – Our Recommendation

With the lack of supported information on the brand, source of ingredients, and active components in them, we recommend to avoid using pure colon detox. We do not consider the brand behind pure colon detox a trusted source. 

Based on our experience, a much better option that is that is often recommended by many natural health practitioners is oxygen colon cleanse.

Pure Colon Detox Alternative

Oxygen colon cleanse releases oxygen in the colon to dissolve accumulated waste buildup in the colon. The released oxygen works very effectively to detoxify and loosen trapped toxins, undigested food particles and waste buildup. The body then can flush them out naturally through normal bowel movement. Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Tea : The Thousand Years Old Homemade Recipe

Colon Cleanse Detox Tea

The Best Colon Cleanse Tea with Real Foods.
No Tea Bags Are Required

This simple colon cleanse tea recipe has a long history and traditional use behind it. Drink it to promote your body’s natural ability to cleanse and detox.  Especially during these times when you want to drink something hot that is calm and soothing.

Colon Cleanse Tea

Ancient ayurvedic medicine remedy using ginger, lemon, honey (optional) and water for colon cleanse and digestive system detox. 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: Cleanse Tea
Keyword: Colon Cleanse Tea
Servings: 1
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 inches ginger root
  • 1 tbsp raw local honey or stevia to taste
  • 1 cup spring water

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root and cut to thin slices.
  • Boil the ginger in water for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and allow the to simmer for additional 5-10 minutes. The longer, the stronger the taste.
  • Strain the tea into your tea cup.
  • Squeeze the juice of ½ organic lemon, add into the tea.
  • Add the raw honey or stevia to taste (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcal

When & How To Drink

  • Drink on an empty stomach, ideally first thing in the morning and between meals.
  • For added benefit, many people like to combine this tea with the overnight colon cleanse recipe.
    You drink the tea during the day and the overnight colon cleanse before bedtime. The overnight remedy uses lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and natural oxygen to cleanse your colon as you sleep.

The Evidence : Ingredients Analysis

Colon Cleanse Tea Recipe Ginger Lemon Honey

Ginger, lemon, and raw honey offer many health benefits that have both long traditional use and published studies.

When it comes to colon cleanse and detox:

  • Ginger is well known as a natural traditional remedy for digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. 1
  • Lemon is a very popular detox ingredient you can see in almost any cleansing recipe. Drinking warm water with lemon juice in the morning is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to stimulate digestion and detox the body. According to research, lemon juice may have a protective effect on the liver. The data suggests that lemon juice can reduce the levels of serum ALT and AST liver enzymes as well as triacylglycerol and lipid peroxidation in the liver.2
  • Raw Honey is added to the recipe to sweeten and complement the ginger – lemon flavor. Some evidence suggests that honey may help as a natural remedy for constipation, worm infestation, ulcers and other digestive issues.3

Colon Cleanse Tea Reviews

Most of the reviews include better digestion, with digestive issues such as bloating, excess gas and constipation get better.  As a result, many people also notice a flatter stomach. This is very apparent in a lot of the before and after pictures, after a week of drinking the tea.

Weight Loss

Many people who try this colon cleanse tea also reported mild weight loss. This weight however, is not fat. It is simply the stored waste that is being flushed out of the body.

The Problem With Colon Cleanse Teas

The difference between laxative teas to colon cleanse teas

Most colon cleanse teas you buy at the store include herbs that have laxative properties. So they can trigger bowel movements. Many of these herbs are safe, gentle and have a long history of safe traditional use. Some of these herbs however, may be to aggressive for many people.

This is a common misconception about colon cleansing and the cause of many issues and side effects many people experience:

Strong bowel movements do not mean effective colon cleansing.
An Effective colon cleansing means that you help your body to naturally eliminate toxins and stored waste buildup from the colon. Two different things.

Laxative Teas Risks

A common problem with laxative and colon cleanse teas is that they include many ingredients together. So there may be interactions between ingredients. You may be sensitive to just one ingredients. It is very hard to test all these different possibilities of herbs.

The solution: Simplicity. There’s really no need to combine so many herbs or ingredients for an effective colon cleansing.

You can see many of the laxatives herbs in both colon cleanse teas and colon cleanse products. This list of laxative herbs may include:  Senna,  Marshmallow root, Rhubarb, Aloe vera latex, Cascara sagrada, Psyllium seeds and more.

Ongoing use of laxatives, even natural ones, may cause laxatives dependency. This means you won’t be able to make regular bowel movements without the use of laxatives. For this reason, if you enjoy drinking herbal tea every day, we highly recommend to make sure it does not contain laxative herbs.

Colon Cleanse Products Review : Benefits Vs. Risks

Colon Cleanse Products

Different colon cleanse products often work in a completely different way in order to cleanse the colon. This can affect their uses, potential benefits, and side effects.

In this review, we summarize our colon cleanse and detox experience over the last 15 years of cleansing. We left no stone unturned in our research for the most effective, safe, best evidence-based colon cleanse products.
Learn more.

Colon Cleanse Juice, Drink & Shot Recipes : Start Your Day Right

Ginger – Carrot Colon Cleanse Detox Juice

Top 4 natural colon cleanse recipes you can make at home either as a juice, drink or a shot. These potent juices for colon cleanse offer a great healthy way to start your morning. They are all easy to make, safe, effective and use the most simple affordable natural ingredients. Just as nature intended.

Juices For Colon Cleanse

Aloe Vera – Lemon Juice Colon Cleanse Drink

Aloe Vera - Lemon Juice Colon Cleanse Drink

We took the famous apple cider vinegar – lemon overnight colon cleanse drink (see recipe) one step further, and added the gut health benefits of aloe vera juice.

This recipe offers a safe, gentle and effective way to cleanse your bowels at home. Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and 30 minutes before you meals for 1-2 weeks. Most people feel a noticeable difference after the first week.

Many of our members like to combine both juices for cleansing the colon:

  • Drink the overnight colon cleanse (see recipe) before bedtime.
  • The aloe vera – lemon juice colon cleanse drink (see below) during the day.

Aloe Vera - Lemon Colon Cleanse Drink

Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Colon Cleanse Drink
Keyword: Aloe Vera - Lemon Colon Cleanse Drink, Apple Cider Vinegar Colon Cleanse Drink
Servings: 1
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 ounces aloe vera juice from inner leaf only
  • 1 teaspoon raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with "the mother"
  • 16 ounces distilled or spring water
  • stevia to taste optional

Instructions

  • Squeeze the juice of 1 organic lemon
  • Add 1 teaspoon of organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar into 16 ounces of distilled or spring water at room temperature.
  • Add 1 ounces of aloe vera juice (inner leaf).
  • Mix well. Taste and add a few drops of stevia (optional) if needed.
  • Drink immediately. Always on empty stomach.

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal

Lemon & Aloe Juice For Colon Cleansing :  Ingredients Analysis

  • Lemon juice & raw apple cider vinegar stimulate healthy digestion, detox and cleanse your intestines.
  • Aloe vera juice may further support the colon cleanse drink recipe, by easing digestive issues such as bloating, gas and stomach aches.
    When you drink aloe vera juice, we recommend to only choose the juice that was made from the inner part of the aloe leaf. Aloe whole leaf also contains aloe latex component that can act as a strong laxative. The Aloe latex may also cause allergic reaction or sensitivity. Most of the health benefits and nutrients aloe vera is known for, are found in the inner leaf which is latex free.

Juices For Cleansing The Colon

The additional options of juices for colon cleanse you see below, include ginger, carrots, oranges and apples. All work very effectively as a natural way to stimulate digestion and cleanse the colon. Use the different recipes and adjust per your personal preferences.

Ginger Shot Colon Cleanse Juice

Ginger Shot Colon Cleanse Juice

If you like the taste of ginger, you will love the ginger shot and juice recipes below.

Not a big fan of the strong ginger flavor? we also included yummy variations that balance the strong ginger flavor for those of you who may prefer a more mild ginger flavor.

If you wonder why to even consider using ginger in order to cleanse your colon, here’s a little background. Ginger is well known for its cleansing and detoxification properties. Ginger has a long history of use as a natural remedy for digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. Modern science is also catching up, with many studies that suggest Ginger as a natural alternative.  1

The directions for all the ginger recipes below are the same: drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Wait for at least 30 minutes before you eat or drink anything else.

The Lemon – Ginger Shot Colon Cleanse Juice

This is the strongest version and the most powerful way to use ginger juice for colon cleansing. If you are looking for a more milder version, replace the lemon juice with orange juice. Other more milder options are the ginger – apple juice and the ginger – carrot juice recipes in the sections below.

Lemon - Ginger Colon Cleanse Shot

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Colon Cleanse Juice
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Colon Cleanse Juice, Ginger Juice, Ginger Shot
Servings: 1
Calories: 5kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 inches fresh raw ginger root
  • 1/2 lemon
  • stevia to taste optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root.
  • Run the ginger through a juicer.
  • Squeeze the juice of ½ organic lemon. Add to the juice.
  • Mix and taste.
  • Add stevia to taste.
  • Drink immediately. 

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal

The Apple – Ginger Shot Colon Cleanse Juice

Apple - Ginger Colon Cleanse Shot

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Colon Cleanse Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple - Ginger Colon Cleanse Shot
Servings: 2
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 2 inches fresh raw ginger root
  • 1 fresh raw apple

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root.
  • Run the ginger and apple through a juicer.
  • Drink immediately. 

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal

Ginger – Carrot Colon Cleanse Juice

Ginger - Carrot Colon Cleanse Juice

The ginger carrot colon cleanse juice is a great example of an easy to make recipe at home that can help your body to detox and cleanse the bowels. The taste is much more balanced and gentle than ginger shots.

The directions are the same: drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, wait for at least 30 minutes before you eat or drink anything else.

Ginger - Carrot - Orange Colon Cleanse Juice

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Colon Cleanse Juice, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: Colon Cleanse Drink, Colon Cleanse Juice
Servings: 1
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 2 inches ginger root
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1/2 orange
  • stevia to taste optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon to taste optional

Instructions

  • Peel the ginger root.
  • Run the carrots and ginger through a juicer.
  • Squeeze the juice of ½ organic orange. Add to the juice.
  • Mix and taste.
  • Add cinnamon and stevia to taste.
  • Drink immediately. 

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal

The Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe

Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe

Natural, safe, fast, instant homemade colon detox benefits while you sleep.
The overnight colon cleanse recipe is one of the most effective natural remedies to quickly and safely cleanse accumulated waste buildup from the colon.

Discover how to use natural colon cleanse ingredients such as lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar and oxygen colon cleanse for an effective and safe cleansing at home. Learn more.

Oxygen Colon Cleanse : Get The Most Out Of Your Cleanse

Oxygen Colon Cleanse

Oxygen Colon Cleanse – Evidence Based Review

The effectiveness and safety of oxygen colon cleanse makes it the preferred choice of many health practitioners. It important however, to know how to use it properly.  Especially when it comes to the serving size that is the right one for you, the diet you follow during the cleanse and the right timing protocol.

These factors can make a big difference and may help you get the most out of the cleanse and avoid unnecessary side effects.

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What is oxygen colon cleanse?

Oxygen colon cleanse releases oxygen in the colon to dissolve accumulated waste buildup in the colon. The released oxygen works very effectively to detoxify and loosen trapped toxins, undigested food particles and waste buildup. The body then can flush them out naturally through normal bowel movement.

Best oxygen colon cleanse products

Most oxygen colon cleanse products are based on Ozonated Magnesium Oxides.

Ozonated Magnesium Oxides acts as a vehicle for transporting the oxygen throughout the digestive tract. This form of magnesium is not intended to be used as a magnesium supplement.

When it comes to Ozonated Magnesium Oxides products, the difference is usually stability and purity. These can make a big difference in the ability of the product to effectively release oxygen in the colon.

The Best: Oxy-Powder

Oxy-powder oxygen colon cleanse
Oxy-powder
 by Dr. Edward Group is the best oxygen colon cleanse we have tested. The formula releases oxygen into the entire digestive tract using a time-released mechanism for up to 18 hours. Natural citric acid was added to the formula for enhanced effectiveness.

There are two factors that we believe separate Oxy-powder from other oxygen colon cleanse products.

  1. Safety & Effectiveness: Oxy powder has been on the market since the late 90’s. This means that millions of people have already used it. During this time, oxy-powder has proven to deliver very consistent results in terms of effectiveness and safety.
  2. The Brand: Dr. Edward Group, the inventor of Oxy-Powder is well known for making high-end natural cleansing and gut health products. Like all Dr. Group products, Oxy-powder comes with 180 money back guarantee and a very responsive US based customer support team.

Oxy-Powder Reviews

  1. Expect the next day to have a series of bowel movements. First time users usually report eliminating large amount of stored waste.
  2. Most people feel a significant difference as they eliminate the stored waste buildup.  Increased energy, higher clarity, a clearer complexion, and better bowel movements and digestion, with many digestion issues such as constipation, bloating, body odor and gas greatly improved.
  3. Side effects are usually minimal. The released oxygen in the colon can cause bubbly bowel sounds. Some people experience temporary watery or gaseous stools. In most cases, these can be minimized with lower serving size as shown below.

How To Use Oxy-Powder

The following Oxygen colon cleanse protocol was developed and tested using Oxy-powder and is specifically designed to increase the effectiveness and benefits of the cleanse while minimizing the side effects.

  1. Always take Oxy-powder away from foods or other supplements on an empty stomach before bedtime. If you take medication, consult with your health provider prior to using oxy-powder.
  2. Start with 2 capsules of Oxy-powder. 
  3. Gradually increase the serving size by 1-2 capsules the next night, until you reach 3–5 bowel movements the next day.
  4. Once you reach 3–5 bowel movements a day, start to count the official 5 days colon cleanse with that serving size.
  5. When you are done with the 5 day colon cleanse, you can use oxy-powder for maintenance 2-3 times a week if needed.

Oxygen colon cleanse protocol

Tip: Add the juice of half an organic lemon to your water when taking Oxy-Powder. The citric acid in the lemon can boost its cleansing action.  A good example is the overnight colon cleanse recipe that also uses apple cider vinegar. Learn more.

Other Popular Oxygen Colon Cleansers: Mag O7

mag o7 oxygen colon cleanse

Mag O7 is another popular oxygen colon cleanse that has been around for a long time. It is sold under two different brand names: Aerobic Life and Pure Vegan. The two brand names of Mag O7 often confuse people that look for support, or try to understand the difference between these brands. For the best of our knowledge, both brands do not offer money back guarantee or refund policy.

What To Eat During Oxygen Colon Cleanse

  • Colon cleanse is an excellent opportunity to also clean your diet and transition to a healthier diet plan that your body agrees with.
  • Foods to eat during the cleanse: raw whole fruits, vegetables, raw sprouted nuts and seeds.
  • Foods to avoid: processed sugar, fried foods, flour, dairy, wheat, gluten, and processed foods.
  • Drinks to avoid: sugary beverages, caffeine, and alcohol.