Many people underestimate colon cleansing detoxification but it’s the first step they should take if they decide to pursue the path of health and longevity. If you don’t healthy and functioning colon/intestines, you are lacking the foundation you can build your health on – it will be like an anchor that will drag you down. Because colon is the biggest elimination pathway for your body to get rid of toxins and food waste, I advise people to start on their path to detoxification with a colonic that will immediately enables you to remove about 40-50% of colon slime accumulated over a lifetime.
What is a colonic, you ask? Simple put, it’s a water flushing of your colon where all the accumulated fecal matter is broken down and eliminated out of your body. It’s performed by a qualified practitioner and normally takes 30-45 minutes to perform. Price depends on where you live: from $50 to $150 per session.
If you can’t afford it, there is also a self-administered version called colenema, which is basically a board with a bucket and a hose and all the elimination goes into your toilet. See a simple diagram below:
The cost is around $250 ( Take a look at a list of colema boards from Amazon). It quickly pays off with just a few sessions so if you are really serious about your health, I would recommend buying one to use in your home, especially if you have other members of your family joining you.
Next, there is an enema. You can buy an enema bag at any store that sells medical supplies, like Duane Reade or CVS. You can also order it cheaper online from Amazon.com for only $10. The official name for it is “Douche”. You fill it with 2 quarts of water, hang it high enough to create the pressure for the water to flow naturally downward through the house into your rectum and colon. Is it effective as a colonic or colema? Not at all. I don’t think it can push the water high enough to pick up all the old fecal deposits, so personally if I were you, I would opt-out from using it.
Now, when you clean your colon with water using colonics, I greatly advise my clients to help the whole cleansing process using a specialized herbal formula to assist removing the pockets of old, festering fecal matter that colonic is unable to remove by itself. Believe it or not, but a lifetime of unhealthy diet makes the fecal waste accumulate on colon walls and harden, thus making it very difficult to break down. Most of the conventional herbal formulas you see in a health food store are pretty much useless, unless they have herbs that trigger your colon to move on its own (even if the nerves are damaged).
When deciding to buy a colon cleansing herbal formula, look for these 3 specific names:
- Senna leaves and pods
- Cape Aloe leaf
- Cascara Sagrada bark
All three plants have a very unique substance – emodin. What emodin does is when it touches nerve cells of the bowels, it makes colon walls move and contract, making bowel elimination fast and easy. I personally know a friend who had trouble going to the bathroom for over a week, and the formula containing emodin herbs made her go 6 times in one night. The additional beauty of this substance that it makes your colon walls exercise and gradually rebuild its function the way it used to be.
I’ve tried a few products and I believe Cascara from TerraMaxa ($15+$5 s/h) (Link to Amazon page) has the most potent herbal combination to assist the colon cleansing process in a gental but very effective way. It has all 3 emodin herbs plus a bunch more that will assist in drawing out fecal matter, as well as poisons, heavy metals and chemicals trapped in bowel pockets.
As an additional “helper” to pull the toxins and poisons out of your colon, I also drink a teaspoon of Bentonite Clay diluted in 6 ozs of pure water 2-3 times a day. I use “Aztec Secrets” brand (Amazon sells 2 lbs for ridiculously low price of $12 plus s/h).
I would also strongly recommend to dedicate 1 day a week to fasting to let your body to cleanse itself naturally and repair the damage. I will write more on this in a separate post on benefits of “1 day a week” fasting.
- Before starting any health beneficial lifestyle changes, you need to clean your colon to avoid severe side-effects.
- Professional colonics service is recommended to remove the most matter out.
- Complement colonics with a specialized herbal formula that has emodin containing herbs, and bentonite clay to draw the toxins out.
Next Step: Liver Cleansing…