There are a number of ways to remove these toxins: colon hydrotheraphy (colonic irrigations); enemas (which only gets the last 8-12 inches of the digestive tract); herbal supplements (which don't cleanse the digestive track but just empty it and can also have side effects) and laxatives (which can lead to side effects including dehydration and loss of muscle around the colon lining) and most simply a "salt water flush".
Salt Water Flush
The SWF can help to:
- cleanse & oxygenate the colon, small and large intestines
To do a salt water colon cleanse, make sure that you do it when you have time to be close to the ‘loo’ so schedule at least a half or full day to do it. So make sure you have nothing to do and don’t need to leave the house.
The salt water colon cleanse starts with:
· one quart (8 cups) of lukewarm pre-boiled purified water
· add one heaping tablespoon of Mum’s Original Inner Mountain Himalayan Rock Salt (do NOT substitute for ionized table salt)
· add one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)
Stir or shake it until the salt fully dissolves. Drink this salt water mixture quickly (within 30 minutes). For optimal results lay down and gently massage your stomach down to your colon area to help break up accumulated fecal matter. Within thirty minutes to two hours after drinking the SWF you will feel pressure on your colon (and may hear gurgling noises) and will feel the need to go FAST! You may have several bowel movements over the next few hours and they may be very watery – which is what you want.
After your cleanse, all bacteria has been removed – the good and the bad - so don’t forget to take some probiotic supplements or eat fermented foods like sauerkraut to ensure that colon-friendly good bacteria can be effectively replaced. Help your system remain clean by getting the right amount of fiber rich foods: like chia, hemp and oatmeal, along with a colon-friendly diet that includes nutrient rich foods like fruits and veggies, beans, gojis and quinoa.
Always consult your doctor before undergoing a colon cleanse.
Ann Barnes, is the co-founder of Mum's Original and considers herself a "Superfoody". As a mother of two young children, Ann left her fast-paced career as an entertainment lawyer to pursue her love of health, nutrition and easy healthy-home cooking. She is the author of the healthy living book: "BETTER BEING", which provides simple answers and recipes for clean and balanced living. Now leading an organic, gluten free and vegan lifestyle, Ann shares her healthy tips and whole food recipes to help everyone to get a little bit better.