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The Overnight Colon Cleanse: The Definitive Guide


We sometimes overeat, there are many dangers to overeating. Of course, the most notable danger is morbid obesity, which could eventually lead to death. However, one danger that is commonly overlooked is your colon getting overworked, making you feel bloated, tired, and constipated the day after.

Improperly mixing food might have food sit in your intestinal tract for days. You do not want that to happen as harmful toxins may be absorbed into your body due to putrefaction, fermentation, and rancidification.

Health Line(1) states that overnight colon cleanse can help with this along with irregular bowel movements in addition to reducing the risk of colon cancer, which could be very devastating in its effects.

In any case, you need a fast-acting method.

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Saltwater flush is a very simple and effective way to cleanse the colon overnight that is also very safe and does not require leaving the house. It is done by dissolving real sea salt in water. Lemon juice can be used to add some taste. The end result is a release of waste, releasing toxins and improving digestion. This is better than many drugs, laxatives, and diuretics.

First thing in the morning, mix 2 teaspoons of sea salt with lukewarm water. Drink water quickly while still on an empty stomach. You will likely need to go to the bathroom within a few moments. Repeat in the evening, and make sure you have constant access to a bathroom the next day as well. Yes, there is a little bit of a sacrifice doing this cleanse, but you will reap the rewards.


You can simply go for regular water and aim to drink six to eight glasses lukewarm. Supplement with high water-content foods such as watermelons, and you will be maximizing the benefits.

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Herbal teas with natural laxatives such as Aloe Vera, marshmallow root, slippery elm, and psyllium may help with constipation alongside the likes of garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper, all of which contain antimicrobial phytochemicals and suppress bad bacteria. Drink many throughout the day, and you will notice that you will surely feel better.

One of our favorite teas is Chrysanthemum tea, in a recently published study on AAPS(2) journal it is found that Chrysanthemum tea possesses strong inhibitory effects against inflammation as well as strong activation of anti-oxidative stress signaling pathways, which would contribute to  Chrysanthemum tea overall health-promoting pharmacological effects against diseases including cancer.

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Smoothies could hydrate and keep up regularity. In addition, vitamin C may help cleanse the colon. Popular smoothies include apple, lemon, and vegetables in general.  Go for variety to reap all of the possible benefits.  Smoothies are better than juice as they retain the pulp and sometimes skins, keeping the fiber, which is great for the colon.

To maximize the benefits, try doing a smoothie fast for a day, drinking a smoothie whenever you are hungry and/or thirsty, and keep things interesting by trying a new smoothie every time by changing something little. An added benefit according to PubMed Central PMC in a lengthy study (3)by Ph.D. student Cho Eun Seon, dietary supplementation with a carotenoid-rich (carrots, plums, apricots, mangoes, cantaloupes, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, cilantro (coriander), collard greens, fresh thyme, turnip greens, winter squash) fruit smoothie causes skin color changes giving us a healthy glow, also, on the other hand, Insufficient intake of fruit and vegetables has been identified as among the world’s most significant causes of lost disability-adjusted life years and is a significant problem in the developing as well as in the developed world(4)

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Coffee Enema

An absolute favorite, the coffee enema  (5) is widely publicized these days as a part of chronic care naturopathy. It is excellent to stimulate the liver to dump bile by absorption of the coffee into the hemorrhoid veins and the portal vein and to encourage deep cleansing of the colon by stimulating peristaltic activity. It is a regular part of the Gerson Therapy. The coffee enema is prepared by putting 3 tbsp. of organic coffee the strongest possible into 2 liters of distilled water which has just been brought to the boil. Continue the boil for 3 minutes and then simmer on very low heat for 20 minutes. Cool. Strain and inject while at body temperature. Retain 10-15 minutes. This can be done every morning when on a detox program or fast, and every hour during an acute healing crisis. The bowels continue to operate independently even when taking the coffee enema regularly and start functioning easily on their own after the coffee enema (6) is discontinued. The coffee enema is recommended after a lymph massage to cleanse the colon of the lymph which has drained into the bowel.

We recommend checking out our All in 1 kit  to support your Cleanse & Detox journey.

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(1) How to Do a Natural Colon Cleanse at Home


Published 2015 Jul 17 - Daily Consumption of a Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie Alters Facial Skin Color

Ezzati M, Lopez AD, Rodgers A, Vander Hoorn S, Murray JCL. Selected major risk factors and global and regional burden of disease. Lancet. 2002;360: 1347–60. 10.1016/S0140-6736(02)11403-6

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Majdi Shahein | Naturopathic Doctor and a Detox Specialist with Detoxification Works ®

Majdi Shahein | Naturopathic Doctor and a Detox Specialist with Detoxification Works ®

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