Is a Colon Cleanse a Good Idea? How Often Should You Do It?

Is a Colon Cleanse a Good Idea
Dr. Zora DeGrandpre authorDr. Zora DeGrandpre, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Colon Cleanse Expert

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Is a colon cleanse a good idea? and if so, when, how and why? How often should you do a colon cleanse?

There are basically two ways to do a colon cleansing. You can do it on your own, in the comfort of your own home or go to a specialized office that performs a colon irrigation. Also called colonics, this method uses water sometimes combined with enzymes, teas, coffee or various herbs to clear the intestines.

Related topic: Overnight colon cleanse recipe.

The Concept of Autointoxication

The concept of autointoxication originates with ancient Egyptian physicians who believed that waste material that was not regularly excreted by the bowels could produce increases in harmful bacteria and other parasites.
(They didn’t really call them bacteria, though )

According to their belief, this waste could form a sort of “reservoir” for toxins, harmful byproducts and other substances that could then be absorbed into the blood and the body. The “auto’ part in Autointoxication meant that an individual’s body was producing its own toxins simply by not adequately eliminating waste!

Unfortunately, while this does make sense, there is not a whole lot of medical evidence to support this idea. Some—but not as much as you might like to see.  On the other hand, most everyone who has had to deal with constipation or—as some like to call it—irregularity – can tell you, not having regular bowel movements can be one of the more uncomfortable times in anyone’s life!

And there is no denying the fact that regular and comfortable bowel movements are important for overall health and wellness.  It IS waste after all—the sooner it is gone, the better, right?

What is Considered Normal Colon Activity

One question I am often asked…often in a kind of “off-hand” way, is “What IS a healthy bowel movement and how often should it happen?”

Maybe a bit of a surprise, but there is no absolutely normal pattern—there is a range of normal. Some people have a daily bowel movement and that is normal for them.  Others have bowel movements throughout the day—while others have one or more bowel movements every other or even every third day.

You can determine your own “normal”: when you are feeling at your best. Do you have a bowel movement every day or is your pattern different—whatever that pattern is when you are feeling best is your normal.

When Should You Consider a Colon Cleanse?

If you are feeling bloated, have discomfort or pain or are just extremely uncomfortable, then I often recommend that patients do some form of colon cleanse.

I don’t often recommend a full colon irrigation, but I very often recommend some form of an at-home cleansing. I should add here that maintaining a high-fiber diet, at least 50 grams of fiber (soluble +insoluble) every day can help keep you regular.

Life being what it is—eating on the runs, for example, there will be times that a colon cleanse provides very needed relief as well as other benefits.

How Often Should You Do a Colon Cleanse

This question also gives a range of answers.  For most people, eating a high-fiber (and balanced) diet allows them to have regular bowel movements—most of the time.  For many, a cleanse 3-4 times a year is best.  Others, may find that once-a-month cleanse is usually enough.

For some people, a colon cleanse may be beneficial 2-3 times a month and for a few, weekly cleansing works best.  Most of the time, I recommend either 3-4 times a year or the once-a-month cleanses.

Doing more cleanses can start to be problematic—remember, the goal is to achieve YOUR normal—intervening too often, even with all-natural products, can make your colon  “lazy”—it’s called “Lazy Bowel Syndrome”.  It can also be complicated by non-regular eating patterns, eating disorders, some medications and digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory digestive conditions like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

So, make sure if you have any of these conditions—or any other medical conditions—to talk to an understanding physician for the best advice on how often you should cleanse.

With that in mind, for most people, the goal is to make sure you have as regular bowel movements as possible. So, you regularly cleanse either 3-4 times a year or to ease discomfort with occasional constipation as needed. You should always talk to your physician, but especially if you find yourself needing  cleanses more than 6 times a year. You want to make sure there is nothing else going on, and, if you are taking medications that are affecting bowel movements, to see if there is a better alternative for you.

The Benefits of a Colon Cleanse

The potential benefits of a colon cleanse can be many. But the first and most important, well, at least as far as I am concerned (!) is that a colon cleanse can relieve that sometimes all-encompassing discomfort. It allows you to get all the things done that you want to do!

Beyond that, a colon cleanse may:

  • Improve digestive functions
  • Increase your energy level
  • Help you maintain a healthy weight.
    Don’t fall for the idea that if you poop, you have lost weight. Technically, the entire digestive system is outside your body, so that weight was never really you. However, since doing a cleanse can help your energy and comfort levels, you should be more able to maintain your level of physical activity
  • Lower the risk of colon cancer.
    We don’t know if there is a direct effect because there have been no studies on this. We do know, however, that colon cleansing before colonoscopies increase the ability to detect colon cancer early—and that is a huge advantage.
  • Help maintain a stable mood.
    This benefit can seem unrelated to a colon cleanse until you realize that 5HTP and serotonin are found at the highest levels in the digestive system. 5HTP is the biochemical precursor of serotonin—and serotonin, while it has many functions, is also known as the “happiness hormone”. It may be that a colon cleanse allows a “rebound” effect with 5HTP and serotonin. Again, there are no studies to prove this, though.
  • Reduce inflammation in the digestive system.
    There is a bit more evidence for this benefit. The essential idea is that clearing the colon of fecal material can improve the function of all the eliminative organs. (Liver, kidneys, lungs and the skin). Thus, can decrease inflammation in the digestive system. In fact, one study on colonic irrigation system showed decreased inflammation in patients with IBS.
  • Improve liver function.
    This is very important because the liver does most of the biochemical detoxification work. The liver dumps the products into the gallbladder which in turn releases those detoxified substances into your colon for elimination

Adverse Effects of a Colon Cleanse

Irrigation-type colon cleanses tend to have more possible adverse effects as compared to the gentler, at-home colon cleanses. But, there are precautions to take with at-home cleanses as well.

The adverse effects can include:

  • Diarrhea.
    In turn, diarrhea can cause dehydration and loss of essential minerals. In those with kidney conditions, this can be serious
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Bowel damage.
    This is a greater concern with irrigation techniques, but theoretically, using harsh laxatives, for example could damage the lining of the bowels.
  • Weakness
  • Mood changes
  • Loss of healthy gut bacteria

If you have a history of digestive, heart, liver or kidney disorders, be sure to consult a trusted healthcare professional for advice before using a colon cleanse.

My Favorite Detox Approach

I like to keep things as simple as possible—for myself and my family as well as for my patients. So, I recommend (and do):

  • A whole-foods diet rich in soluble and insoluble fiber (see below).
  • Eat enough high quality lean meats (mostly poultry, some game meat),
  • Wild fish (3-4 times a week)
  • Lots and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Along with a raw fruit and vegetable plate, nuts and seeds (which I add to just about everything)
  • I use primarily olive oil in all cooking.

Be active

I always recommend to be physically active. Simply taking a walk can help “massage” the bowels and help you eliminate stool more easily.

Take magnesium

I recommend magnesium to help maintain bowel regularity and to do a gentle cleansing.

For colon cleansing, use ozonated magnesium.

For an ongoing support, it is important to make sure you are not deficient in Magnesium. So, supplement with a very soluble magnesium salt like a citrate or a gluconate. Magnesium is critical for so many functions in the body and with the exception of people with kidney or neuromuscular disease and pregnant women, it can be taken very safely. Just to be on the safe side, always talk to your own physician first.  Oh yes—magnesium can also help you sleep better!

Start with 50mg of magnesium twice a day and slowly increase it as needed.  For some, that’s enough. By the time one gets to 300mg a day (in divided doses) nearly everyone can experience complete and comfortable bowel movements.

Daily Habits that Can Work as a 24-7 Colon Cleanse

Get enough fiber from whole foods

Having an adequate intake of both soluble and insoluble fiber is one of the best things you can do for your colon.

Soluble fiber makes a sort of gel to allow for easier stool passage.
Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, adds bulk for more regular stool passage.

Both help soften and moisten the stool. Soluble fiber can also help maintain normal blood sugar levels and improve both digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Generally speaking, I recommend at least 50 g of combined soluble and insoluble fiber every day:

  • Significant amounts of soluble fiber are in beans, whole grains, apples (with the peel), berries and starchy tubers like potatoes, yams, rutabagas and turnips
  • Significant amounts of insoluble fiber are in whole grains, seeds and the edible skin of fruits and berries

Eat foods that love the liver

I also recommend “foods that love the liver”. The liver is among the most important organs of detoxification we have. Overall, I’d have to say that the liver knows its business!  Our goal therefore, is to support the liver as it is doing that business.

I recommend trying to include at least one of these foods that love the liver into at least one meal every day.

  • Beets and beet juice
  • Wild fish.
    Fish with high levels of omega-3 fats help reduce inflammation and support the liver. These fish include salmon, mackerel, river trout, cod, herring, sardines and anchovies. Oysters are also high in omega-3 fats.
  • Leafy green vegetables.
    True story—while shopping at a local store, I saw a young woman looking frazzled and frantic. Are you OK? I asked. She said that she was trying to find leafy green vegetables because her doctor had recommended that she eat more of them. But, where were they?  WHAT were they?  As It happened, she was standing at the produce section, right in front of bunches of spinach!  I said—you are standing right there!  That’s spinach!  You are right in front of it…and next to the spinach –see—there’s kale, some collard greens, beet greens and there’s some mustard greens over there. I frankly looked around to see if someone was filming this as a joke. Here I was, the only naturopath in town and this lady was asking me about how to identify leafy greens!!
  • Garlic.
    Garlic is one of my favorite all-around beneficial herbs…and it’s not just because we grow our own! Garlic has been shown to reduce the fats in the liver, allowing it to function more optimally.
  • Berries of all kinds and grapes
    Antioxidants found in high levels of berries and grapes can protect the liver
  • Nuts and seeds

Your liver loves coffee too(!)

Coffee can reduce fats in the liver, possibly protecting against fatty liver disease. It also appears to normalize liver enzymes and increases the level of antioxidants.

Green tea appears to also provide similar protective effects according to several animal studies

Foods to avoid

Sometimes it is also important to know what foods to avoid.  I tell my patients—and anyone else willing to listen—to avoid all packaged, processed, fatty, salty and sugary foods.

Not only will avoiding these foods help keep your colon functioning optimally but avoiding these foods can help you maintain normal blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood fat levels. AND avoiding these foods can help you avoid energy crashes too. The high sugar content in many processed foods may boost your apparent energy levels. But, later…later is when the crash comes and you end up feeling…well, pretty poopy!

A Colon Cleanse Story

A few years ago, I had a patient come in who had a medical history that was among the most complicated I had ever seen. Simply put, if it ended in “itis” this 50- year old man had it. (The suffix “itis” means inflammation).

We worked to change his diet (see below), and his daily exercise habits (well—to create daily exercise habits would be more accurate). The goal was to use these natural lifestyle alternatives and see if  we can slowly decrease his need for medications.

He also had chronic constipation, so along with a healthier diet, we started to use magnesium (in the form of magnesium citrate) to encourage easier and more frequent bowel movements.  I used only diet and magnesium (in slowly increasing doses) because he was taking so many different medications it was important to minimize any potentially harmful interactions. We started at 50 mg of magnesium citrate twice a day (morning and evening) and increased it by 50 mg every other day. He started having easier and more regular bowel movements at 300mg a day, and when he hit 400mg, that continued to be the daily dose.

One year later…

Over a period of about 1 year, this patient improved his diet, had regular (daily) bowel movements and lost about 10 pounds.  He also started walking every day—just a few blocks at first, but eventually walking about 1.5-2 miles most days. He was also able to decrease his blood pressure medication as well as his diabetes medications AND able to decrease his use of all his other medications.

Was it the colon cleanse, the change in lifestyle habits or maybe just that someone took the time with him?  I don’t honestly know. But, I do know that without the mild daily “lift” from the magnesium, the road would have been more difficult for him. THAT would have made it more difficult for him to be successful!

References

  1. Impact of colonic cleansing on quality and diagnostic yield of colonoscopy: the European Panel of Appropriateness of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy European multicenter study.
  2. Colon Cleansing: A Popular, but Misunderstood Natural Therapy.
  3. The Colon Revisited or the Key to Wellness, Health and Disease.
  4. Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with a novel colonic irrigation system: a pilot study.
  5. Effect of garlic powder consumption on body composition in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
  6. Review of natural products with hepatoprotective effects.
  7. Coffee and Liver Health.
  8. Green Tea Extract Rich in Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate Prevents Fatty Liver by AMPK Activation via LKB1 in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet.

What is Mucoid Plaque & How to Remove It: 5-Day Cleanse

What is Mucoid Plaque & How to Remove It 5-Day Cleanse
Cleanse Joy Research TeamResearch analysis:
CleanseJoy Editorial Team
Main references:
Dr. Richard Anderson, ND,
Dr. Bernard Jensen, ND, PhD

Causes | Symptoms | Cleanse | Diet | Case Studies | References

In this article, we’ll address mucoid plaque FAQ, especially what is mucoid plaque, potential causes, and how to safely cleanse and remove mucoid plaque using natural foods and herbs.

Is Mucoid Plaque Real?

Let’s start with a quick disclaimer. We are an evidence-based community. As such, we stick to proven facts, and try the best we can to stay away from controversial topics. There are no published studies or medical research that suggest mucoid plaque is real.

This doesn’t mean however, that mucoid plaque is a myth or hoax.
Although there is no clear definition of mucoid plaque, it is common in the alternative medicine world. In fact, to many practitioners that are experts in cleansing, colonic irrigation, colon hydrotherapy, enemas and fasting protocols, there’s nothing special about mucoid plaque. It is something they see everyday.

What is Mucoid Plaque?

While there are different theories aim to explain what mucoid plaque is and how to get rid of it, they are all based on the idea that mucoid plaque is just another term that describes accumulated waste buildup in the colon.

Plenty of anecdotal evidence here, with people and natural health practitioners report passing long green-brownish rope-rubbery fibrous strands after doing colon cleansing, enemas or colonics.

To properly remove mucoid plaque and prevent it from becoming a chronic problem that keeps coming back, it is important to address its root cause. In other words, the reason(s) that may cause it to accumulate.

Mucoid Plaque Causes

Mucoid Plaque is Colon Waste Buildup

The main cause of mucoid plaque has to do with modern diets. We have stepped away from eating natural whole foods like our ancestors did.

Modern diet is high in processed foods, lab created chemicals and at the same time, very little fiber, vitamins and minerals. Multiple studies have clearly shown that processed foods, artificial food additives, antibiotics and other medication can disrupt gut microbiome and lead to major imbalances in our gut and digestive health.[1]

  • The body can’t properly digest or even recognize these unnatural substances. As a result, the foods may stay in the digestive tract for a long time, begin to rot and start to accumulate.[2]
  • The intestines produce mucus to support normal digestion. But, with this unnatural environment in the intestines, the mucus accumulates as well.
  • This creates a heavy mucus coating in the colon that thickens, becomes drier and harder and sticks to the colon wall to a point the body can’t eliminate it through normal bowel movements.

“The unnatural accumulations on the bowel wall become a breeding ground for parasites and unhealthy bacterial life forms…
The
blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins, poisons and noxious debris as it seeps through the bowel wall. All tissues and organs of the body are now taking on toxic substances.”
[8]

– Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, ND, Ph.D.

We have seen this time after time in our colon cleanse, gut health and parasite cleanse protocols. First time users usually report passing large amount of waste. Often with very long rubber like material, mucus, dead parasites and candida yeast. Yikes! Some people lose over 10 pounds in three days. Their stomach look flatter. Digestive issues become much better. This is obviously not fat loss or just a typical water weight.

Mucoid Plaque Symptoms

What may start as occasional digestive issues such as gas, bloating after eating and constipation may develop into chronic digestive issues due to the accumulated waste buildup in the intestines.

This creates a vicious cycle: the colon waste buildup make it even harder for food to pass in the insteines at a normal healthy pace. The food stay longer than it should, start to ferment, can feed parasites, candida and other pathogens leading to more digestive issues.

Symptoms of mucoid plaque may include:

  • Digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, excess gas, bloated stomach, abdominal pain and cramping,
  • Skin breakouts and acne.
  • Body odor.
  • Low energy and fatigue.
  • Low cognitive function, “Brain fog”, difficulty to concentrate, memory issues.

This may give an interesting perspective to the prevalence of digestive disorders in the US, which is reaching alarming numbers of 60-70 million people.[3

In fact, a study that had 71,812 individuals complete a survey about their digestive health, found that 61% had one or more GI symptom in the week prior to filling the survey.[4]

The most commonly reported symptoms were heartburn/reflux (30.9%), abdominal pain (24.8%), bloating (20.6%), diarrhea (20.2%), and constipation (19.7%).

How To Remove Mucoid Plaque Naturally

The 5-day protocol below is designed to:

  • Flush out your entire digestive system. You may notice mucoid plaque in stool after day 3.
  • Support your natural elimination organs and detoxification pathways.
  • Promote healthy gut flora.

The protocol uses safe and gentle natural foods and herbs.

Notice that certain colon cleansing herbs and over the counter laxatives work by forcing your body to make a bowel movement. This action may be too aggressive and may lead to laxative dependency. This means that you won’t be able to make regular bowel movements without these products.
Safety should always come first. Especially when self-cleansing at home.

Mucoid Plaque Cleanse

  1. Cleanse your intestines.
    Oxy-powder®: Take 4 capsules before bedtime, for 3-5 days.
    Oxy-powder® uses natural ozonated magnesium oxides to release oxygen into the intestines. The oxygen gently loosens accumulated waste buildup which allows the body to flush it out through normal bowel movements.
    A popular recipe that uses Oxy-powder: overnight colon cleanse.
  2. Expect the next day to have 3-5 bowel movements.
    First time users usually eliminate a large amount of stored waste.
    You may notice mucoid plaque in stool after day 3.
  3. Follow the digestive cleanse diet. (See complete plan below).
  4. Eat colon cleanse detox salad daily.
    Ideas for detox salad recipes:  colon cleanse recipe, Aunt Mary’s recipe.
  5. Take herbs that kill parasites. (Optional)
    Since accumulated waste buildup can feed different pathogens, you may see dead parasites and candida yeast in stool during the mucoid plaque cleanse. To support the process, you may want to supplement the plan with antiparasitic herbs.
    Paratrex: Take 3 capsules twice a day, before your biggest meals.
    Paratrex is a blend of organic and wild grown antiparasitic herbs known for their ability to kill different types of worms, parasites, bacteria and fungus.
    The formula also helps to eliminate parasite eggs and larvae in the body, which is essential to stop the reproduction and the parasite life cycle.[5,6]
  6. Support gut health with probiotics & prebioitcs.
    Floratrex: Take 2 capsules daily, 20 minutes before your first meal.
    When you remove waste buildup from the colon, you create an ideal environment in your gut that can encourage friendly probiotic growth, hence making probiotic supplements much more effective.
    Floratrex is a professional strength complex of 75 billion CFUs 25-Strain Probiotic & Prebiotics, designed to promote healthy bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics serve as a food source for probiotics that supports the good bacteria growth in your gut.

Diet To Remove Mucoid Plaque

Mucoid Plaque Diet

During the mucoid plaque cleanse, it is important to avoid problematic foods that are hard to digest or that are known to cause digestive issues. At the same time, you eat more natural raw whole foods to help cleanse the digestive tract and promote healthy bowel movements.

Most people do very well by eating a lighter diet with fresh whole fruits, vegetables and easy to digest foods during the cleanse. Remember, this is not a plan you should do long term, but for a very limited time to help flush out and reset your digestive system.

Raw non-starchy vegetables in particular are a good option for the mucoid plaque diet due to their insoluble fiber content. Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and typically passes through the gut largely intact. Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

Mucoid Plaque Cleanse Diet
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Mucoid Plaque Cleanse Diet

During the mucoid plaque cleanse, it is important to avoid problematic foods that are hard to digest or that are known to cause digestive issues. At the same time, you eat more natural raw whole foods to help cleanse the digestive tract and promote healthy bowel movements.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 1 day
Author: Cleanse Joy Editorial Team

Ingredients

Raw vegetables

  • beetroot
  • asparagus
  • carrots

Dark leafy greens

  • kale
  • spinach
  • lettuce

Cruciferous vegetables

  • cauliflower
  • cabbage
  • garden cress
  • bok choy
  • broccoli
  • brussels sprouts

Low glycemic fruits

  • apples
  • lemon
  • citrus fruits
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • strawberries

Raw nuts and seeds

  • sprouted almonds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • hemp seeds

Healthy fats & oils

  • avocado
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • coconut oil extra virgin

Natural spices

  • turmeric
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • cinnamon

Vinegar

  • raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

Intestinal Cleanse (Before bedtime)

  • 4 capsules Oxy-powder® Ozonated Magnesium Oxides, Natural Citric Acid

Foods to Avoid

  • Processed foods.
  • Fried foods.
  • Refined oils and sugars.
  • Alcohol.
  • Hard to digest foods such as beans and legumes.
  • GMOs.
  • Dairy.
  • Meat.

Psyllium Husk & Bentonite Clay May Cause Mucoid Plaque

Many natural health experts believe that not only psyllium husk and bentonite clay do not remove mucoid plaque, they may be the cause of mucoid plaque.

When psyllium husk and bentonite clay get wet, they form a thick, gooey, sticky gel like material. The idea is that as this gel passes through the digestive tract, it can absorb toxins and therefore, help to cleanse your intestines.

The issue is that it is not very easy for the body to eliminate psyllium husk. In fact, both psyllium husk and clay can slow your digestion and may lead to constipation and other digestive issues.

Eventually, when you pass the gell, you may see a long, stringy rubbery substance in your stool. This is nothing but fecal matter combined with mucilage from the psyllium.

Mucoid Plaque or Rope Worm?

Some researchers believe that mucoid plaque is actually an intestinal parasite called rope worm. Rope worms were first reported in a paper published by two researchers, Dr. Alex A. Volinsky and Dr. Nikolai V. Gubarev as a result of cleansing protocols involving:[7]

  • Fasting.
  • Enemas with eucalyptus decoction and several drops of eucalyptus oil.
  • Enemas with freshly squeezed lemon juice enema.

Rope worms look like twisted fibers of a rope in stool. In its early stages it resembles slimy viscous mucus. In its adult stage, it can be over one meter long. The researchers claim that since the appearance of rope worm looks like human feces and intestinal lining, medical professionals often miss it.

In the natural alternative medicine world, many people who practice prolong water fasting report passing rope worms, with or without enemas. It’s much easier to see rope worms and parasites when you cleanse your colon, as there is barely any waste and stool left after a few days.

The bottom line

We do not think the evidence on rope worm justifies doing such an aggressive protocol the includes essential oil enemas. These can cause side effects and harm your intestines.

To see our complete review on rope worm, see:
Rope Worm Parasite: Health Concern or Pseudoscience Term?

We do find that combining safe antiparasitic herbs as a part of the mucoid plaque cleanse as shown above, may help to eliminate parasites and candida yeast. If during the cleanse you pass parasites or fungus, you may want to continue with parasite cleanse or candida cleanse as next steps.

Mucoid Plaque History & Case Studies

The following section summarizes some of the key data on mucoid plaque and the relevant references we have found in our research.

The term mucoid plaque was coined by Dr. Richard Anderson, N.D., N.M.D. to describe “an unhealthy accumulation of abnormal mucous matter on the walls of the intestines.”[8]

In his book, Cleanse And Purify Thyself, Dr. Anderson claimed that autopsies revealed cases of 40 pounds of mucoid plaque in the intestines.
From his book:

Mucoid plaque autopsy

“Some intestines, when autopsied, have weighed up to 40 pounds and were distended to a diameter of 12 inches with only a pencil-thin channel through which the feces could move…That 40 pounds was due to caked layers of encrusted mucus mixed with fecal matter, bizarrely resembling hardened blackish-green truck tire rubber or an old piece of dried rawhide.”

Mucoid plaque case studies

Dr. Anderson also reported case studies of patients that passed a single
length of mucoid plaque 15 feet long; and 11 pounds of mucoid plaque during a cleanse. According to Dr. Anderson: “It is not unusual to pass a total of 35 to 45 feet of plaque, often in the last week.”

References

  1. The influence of antibiotics and dietary components on gut microbiota.
  2. Tissue cleansing through bowel management, Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, ND, Ph.D.
  3. NIDDK, Digestive Diseases Statistics for the United States.
  4. Burden of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in the United States: Results of a Nationally Representative Survey of Over 71,000 Americans.
  5. Therapeutic efficacy of Artemisia absinthium against Hymenolepis nana: in vitro and in vivo studies in comparison with the anthelmintic praziquantel.
  6. Antioxidant potential of Juglans nigra, black walnut, husks extracted using supercritical carbon dioxide with an ethanol modifier.
  7. Human anaerobic intestinal “rope” parasites.
  8. Cleanse And Purify Thyself, Dr. Richard Anderson, N.D., N.M.D.

How To Clean Out Bowels Quickly: The One Day Natural Detox

How To Clean Out Bowels Quickly

Drink | Diet | Probiotics | Enzymes

In this guide: learn how to clean out bowels quickly, naturally and safely without the use of harsh laxatives.

This protocol also includes additional meals, probiotics and enzymes to promote better gut health. These are optional, but can augment the bowel cleanse results and benefits.

So while the plan can be as quick as one day, people with a history of digestive issues benefit the most from doing the complete protocol. For best results, see the diet, probiotics and enzymes options below, to see if they may be relevant to you.

On that note, an important note about digestive issues. While they are common, they may also be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
If you are concerned about your digestive health, it is always best to speak with your doctor. Functional medicine practitioners are usually very well educated when it comes to gut health issues.

Bowel Cleanse Summary

Target: entire digestive tract, including the stomach, colon, intestines and bowels.

Natural Colon Cleanse Drink.
The protocol is based on our popular overnight colon cleanse.
It is a natural colon cleanse drink you take before bedtime designed to clean out bowels quickly, safely and effectively while you sleep.

What to Expect.
Expect 3-5 bowel movements the next day.
First time users usually report eliminating a large amount of stored waste.
These are not your typical bowel movements, so it is best to stay at home the next day. 

Benefits.
The protocol offers an effective all natural remedy for digestive issue such as gas, bloating and occasional constipation. Most people report feeling “lighter after meals” with much better digestion and energy. You may also notice a flatter stomach and better complexion.

How To Clean Out Bowels Quickly

3 practical steps for better gut health:

1. Drink The Overnight Colon Bowel Cleanse Recipe

When: right before bed time. Duration 1-5 days.

Gut Cleanse Drink
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Overnight Colon Cleanse

Natural, fast, instant safe colon detox benefits while you sleep.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 1kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Shake the apple cider vinegar bottle to mix the cloudy part at the bottom.
    ("The mother").
  • Add 1 teaspoon of organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar into 16 ounces of distilled or spring water at room temperature.
  • Squeeze the juice of ½ organic lemon, and add to the drink.
  • Drink before bedtime with 4 capsules of oxy-powder on an empty stomach away from any foods or other supplements.
  • Go to sleep.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal

Oxy-powder: Clean Out Bowels Quickly Using Oxygen

Clean Out Bowels Quickly Using Oxygen

Oxy-powder releases natural oxygen in the bowels and colon to loosen accumulated waste buildup. The body then eliminate the waste through normal bowel movements.

This is done in a completely natural and gentle way, and it has shown to be both safe and effective. For this reason, it is the preferred way of many natural practitioners to clean out the bowels.

What to Expect

The easiest way to take Oxy-powder is by itself or with the overnight colon cleanse drink. The lemon and apple cider vinegar in the recipe simply enhance the results.

Start with 4 capsules of oxy-powder with a big glass of water (or the drink) on an empty stomach before bedtime. Always away from any foods or other supplements.

Expect to have 3-5 bowel movements the next day. First time users usually report eliminating a large amount of stored waste. Most people feel a significant “relief” as they eliminate the stored waste buildup. Common reports include:

  • “Feeling lighter” after meals
  • Better bowel movements
  • Flatter stomach
  • Improved digestion. Especially with people who have a history of digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, body odor and gas.
  • More energy
  • Better focus
  • A clearer complexion.

Dr. edward Group, the inventor of Oxy-powder is so confident about the effectiveness of Oxy-powder, he offers one year money-back guarantee.

Just make sure to order it directly from Dr. Group website.

Bowel Cleanse & Accumulated Waste Buildup

How To Clean Out Bowels Quickly Before and After

Processed foods and unhealthy diets often lead to scenarios where the body can’t digest the foods properly. As a result the food can stay in the digestive tract for too long, even days, starts to ferment and accumulate.

Overtime this accumulated waste buildup becomes drier and harder and sticks to the colon wall to a point the body can’t eliminate it through normal bowel movements.

We all know the results: digestive issues such as bloating, excess gas, occasional constipation, and stomach pain. Many people also notice skin breakouts, fatigue, low energy, body odor, and many other unpleasant discomforts.

Yes, all of these problems may be related to what’s happening in your gut!

Oxy-powder helps to remove the waste buildup very effectively. If you have plenty of waste buildup, chances are you will feel much better very quickly.

While Oxy-powder with the colon cleanse drink is the first step in our protocol, for best results, we highly recommend to follow the colon cleanse diet, probiotics and enzymes steps below.

2. Eat The Colon Cleanse Diet

Duration: 1-5 days.

Colon Cleanse Diet

Eat foods that cleanse the bowels and intestines

  • High fiber foods.
    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 promote regular healthy bowel movement. Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your bowels that grab waste and toxins on their way out.
  • Healthy Oils.
    Cold pressed oils such as olive oil have natural bowel cleansing properties. They can help to lubricate the bowels, add moisture to the stool, and increase the production of certain digestive enzymes which can improve digestion.
  • Good Fats.
    Fresh raw nuts and seeds such as pumpkin seeds, sunflowers seeds, chia and fatty fruits like avocado provide you both the fiber and natural oils.
  • Stay Hydrate.
    Make sure to drink enough water. Dehydration is one of the common causes of constipation. As a rule of thumb, drink half your body weight in ounces of water. A good indication that you drink enough, is having a strong urine flow, with clear urine color.

Examples of our most popular recipes with bowel cleansing foods:

Foods to Avoid

In addition to common allergens such as soy and peanuts, you may want to limit or avoid the following foods during your bowel cleanse:

  • Processed foods.
  • Fried foods.
  • Refined oils and sugars.
  • Alcohol.
  • Gluten & Dairy. Most people have sensitivity to at least one of these. Most functional medicine doctors recommend to eliminate these two in addition to soy.
  • Hard to digest foods such as beans and legumes. Unless they agree with you.
  • GMOs.

3. Take Probiotics & Prebiotics For Gut Health

When: before your big meals. Duration: 3-6 weeks.

Probiotics For bowel cleanse

When you clean out your bowels from waste buildup, you create an ideal environment in your gut that can encourage friendly probiotic growth, hence making probiotic supplements much more effective.

So now may be a great opportunity to take probiotics to further support your gut health.

What about Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are a type of fiber that the human body cannot digest. Prebiotics serve as a food source for probiotics that can help and support the good bacteria growth in your gut. In fact, taking prebiotics together with probiotics is a common best practice that according to research, can enhance the effectiveness of the probiotic supplements.[1,2]

How To Clean Out Bowels Quickly with Probiotics
Dr. Group Floratrex
is  the probiotics & prebiotics complex we use in our gut cleanse protocol. This is not your average probiotic supplement you get at your local store and not sure if its even working.

The formula combines 25 highly studied probiotic strains, 75 billion CFUs strength, with organic and patented prebiotic blend.

4. Digestive Enzymes & Your Bowels

Digestive Enzymes & clean your bowels

Who may benefit? digestive issues after eating, or food sensitivities. 

If you experience digestive issues despite eating clean, you may want to try and take digestive enzymes with your meals to support your digestion.

The reason is simple. When we eat, our body produces digestive enzymes to support the digestion and nutrients absorption from the foods. Each type of enzyme breaks down different types of foods. If for some reason your body doesn’t have enough enzymes during the time you eat, you may notice digestive issues when eating certain foods, even healthy ones.

So if this sounds like you, try and take digestive enzymes complex with your meal.

Digestive Enzymes & bowel cleanse

VeganZyme is the enzymes complex we use for all our gut cleanse protocols to help promote healthy digestion and gut health. It also became one of our most popular supplement to promote a flat stomach.

The biggest advantage we see in VeganZyme has to do with its versatile formula. With a total of 20 plant based digestive and systemic enzymes, it can support the digestion of a wide variety of foods, which makes it ideal for many different diets, and cuisines.

The addition of the systemic enzymes supports the body’s ability to break down allergens, excess yeast, candida, mucus and other toxins.

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The Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe

Gut Cleanse Drink

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 at home.

1. Why Cleansing The Colon?

Why Cleansing The Colon

Modern foods, diets and eating habits often lead to scenarios where the body can’t digest the foods properly. As a result the food can stay in the digestive tract for too long, even days, starts to ferment and accumulate.

Overtime this accumulated waste buildup becomes drier and harder and sticks to the colon wall to a point the body can’t eliminate it through normal bowel movements.

We all know the results: digestive issues such as bloating, excess gas, occasional constipation, and stomach pain. Many people also notice skin breakouts, fatigue, low energy, body odor, and many other unpleasant discomforts.

2. The Overnight Colon Cleanse

The overnight colon cleanse is based on Dr. Edward Group famous oxygen colon cleanse (oxy-powder).

Overnight Colon Cleanse Oxy-Powder
Oxy-powder
releases natural oxygen in the colon to loosen the accumulated waste buildup, so that the body can easily eliminate it.

Most people feel a significant “relief” as they eliminate the stored waste buildup. “Feeling lighter”, more energy, higher clarity, a clearer complexion, better bowel movements and digestion, with many digestive issues such as constipation, bloating, body odor and gas greatly improved.

This is done in a completely natural and gentle way, and it has shown to be both effective and safe. For this reason, oxy-powder is the preferred choice of many natural health practitioners by itself to cleanse the colon, or to support other body cleanses.

The easiest way to take oxy-powder is by itself:

Take 4 capsules of oxy-powder with a big glass of water on an empty stomach before bedtime, away from any foods or other supplements.

To learn more about oxy-powder, see: Oxy-powder.

3. The Next Day: What to Expect
Energy, Clarity, Better Digestion, Clear Complexion

overnight colon cleanse home remedy

Expect the next day to have 3-5 bowel movements. First time users usually report eliminating a large amount of stored waste.

“A great relief”
Most people start to feel a difference as they eliminate the stored waste buildup the next day. Feeling “lighter”, reduced bloating and gas, better bowel movements, with other digestive issues greatly improved.

Additional benefits people often report include more energy, better focus and mood, and a clearer complexion. 

These improvements are not surprising considering that this waste buildup weight may be 10-20 pounds and sometimes even more. When the body gets rid of such a burden, it has more energy and resources to perform better and to actually heal other areas which were neglected before.

If you do not achieve 3-5 bowel movements the next day, increase serving size by 2 capsules each night until you achieve 3-5 movements. You can continue with this amount for 5 more days. Always overnight, on an empty stomach, before bedtime.

4. The Colon Cleanse Drink Recipe

Gut Cleanse Drink

As a part of his ongoing research, Dr. Group developed the recipe below, that combines lemon juice and apple cider vinegar (ACV) with Oxy-powder.

So you get the oxygen colon cleanse benefits of Oxy-powder, with the natural detoxification and health benefits of ACV and lemon juice (see research below).

We get many questions on this topic, since not all people like the way apple cider vinegar or lemon in water taste like. To summarize:

  1. The lemon and apple cider vinegar are optional for the overnight colon cleanse.
  2. If you do enjoy these, make the overnight drink below and take with 4 capsules of oxy-powder before bedtime.
  3. If you are not a fan of the lemon or apple cider vinegar, just stick with the original colon cleanse recipe: take oxy-powder with water.
Gut Cleanse Drink
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Overnight Colon Cleanse

Natural, fast, instant safe colon detox benefits while you sleep.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 1kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Shake the apple cider vinegar bottle to mix the cloudy part at the bottom.
    ("The mother").
  • Add 1 teaspoon of organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar into 16 ounces of distilled or spring water at room temperature.
  • Squeeze the juice of ½ organic lemon, and add to the drink.
  • Drink before bedtime with 4 capsules of oxy-powder on an empty stomach away from any foods or other supplements.
  • Go to sleep.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal

5. The Additional Ingredients In The Overnight Colon Cleanse Recipe

Lemon Juice

lemon colon cleanse drink
Drinking warm water with lemon juice is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to stimulate digestion and detox the body. The research data suggests that the citric acid and antioxidants in lemon juice may help to prevent kidney stones, regulate liver enzymes, and balance triacylglycerol and lipid peroxidation in the liver [1,2,3].

Apple cider vinegar

apple cider vinegar colon cleanse

(ACV) on its raw unfiltered unpasteurized form, is well known for its natural ability to cleanse, detox and flush out toxins from the body. The cloudy part (the mother), has naturally occurring acids and good bacteria that can promote healthy digestion and gut health. According to research, apple cider vinegar may also protect and support the health of the kidneys and liver [4].

6. When To Use The Overnight Colon Cleanse

colon cleanse detox

Oxy-powder along with the overnight colon cleanse offer a great natural way to support healthy digestion and gut health. Especially in the following cases:

  • Digestive Issues:
    You experience occasional constipation, or digestive issues such as excess gas, bloating, and others. For added benefit, combine with probiotics.
    To learn more, see: gut health cleanse.
  • First body cleanse:
    Not sure which body cleanse to start? The overnight colon cleanse recipe is considered one the easiest cleanse to start and the one the provides the most benefits you can feel.
  • Before & during body cleanses:
    One of the main reason so many people experience a healing crisis during different body cleanses is store waste buildup. Accumulate waste in the colon can slow down the rate the body get rids of the toxins released during the cleanse.
    To learn more, see: body cleanses.

7. Gut Health & Probiotics

Gut Health & Probiotics

When you remove waste buildup from the colon, you create an ideal environment in your gut that can encourage friendly probiotic growth, hence making probiotic supplements much more effective.

For this reason, we recommend to take your probiotics in the morning the next day. A good example of oxygen colon cleanse and probiotics we like to use, is Dr. Group Colon Cleanse Kit.

8. Colon Cleanse FAQ

Oxygen Colon Cleanse Dosage Protocol

  • If you have never taken oxy-powder before, start with 2 capsules.
  • Gradually increase if needed.
  • 3-5 bowel movements the next are usually a good indication that you took the right amount of capsules for your body.
  • Some people only need 2 capsules. Other may need more. Most people find that 4-8 capsules work the best.

Colon Cleanse & Weight Loss

Many people who try the overnight colon cleanse recipe report instant weight loss. In some cases, the weight loss during the initial colon cleanse is 10 pounds in a matter of a few days. Many users also notice reduced inches from the midsection.

This weight however, is not fat. It is simply the stored waste that is being flushed out of the body.

The One Day Colon Cleanse

The One Day Colon Cleanse

A great way to use the the overnight colon cleanse recipe, is as a part of the famous 1 day cleanse. This 24 hours plan also includes meals and additional recipes to boost your body’s ability to cleanse and detox during the day.
Learn more.

Soy Sauce Colon Cleanse Challenge: What Was I Thinking?

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

What is it? |  Origin  | Healthy Cleansing

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. Including: our physical health, our self image and our 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.
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Colon Cleanse Recipe : The Detox Salad Your Gut Would Love

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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

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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

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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.

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