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.
According to the Global Health Center(1), 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(2) states that colon cleansing 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.
Some of the options mentioned by Health Line(2) are quite appealing.
Dr. Axe(3) claims that a 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.
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.
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 absolute favorite. The coffee enema (4) 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 (5) is discontinued. The coffee enema is recommended after a lymph massage to cleanse the colon of the lymph which has drained into the bowel.
(1) The “Overnight Colon Cleanse”
(2) How to Do a Natural Colon Cleanse at Home
(3) Benefits of a Salt Water Flush, Including Detoxing + Pooping!