Get answers on how to do a colon cleanse safely and effectively

Your Colon Cleanse FAQ

Written by JJ Smith, certified weight management specialist (NESTA) and nutritionist (ANA)

Posted August 1st, 2022 under Diet/Weight Loss

Get the answers to your questions on how to do a colon cleanse naturally and effectively

A lot of people have a general sense that a colon cleanse is beneficial for their health but many have questions on how to do one safely and naturally. I want to make sure you have the information you need about natural colon cleansing and the signs that suggest you may need one.

I put together this colon cleanse FAQ as a one-stop resource for all your questions related to colon cleansing. Now, if you don’t see your question answered here, please post it on the JJ Smith Facebook Community page and I’ll make sure to answer.

What is a colon cleanse?

The purpose of a colon cleanse is to force the colon to expel its contents and draw out old fecal matter. One of the main theories behind colon cleansing is the belief that undigested meat and other foods can cause mucus buildup in the colon. This buildup produces toxins, which enter the blood’s circulation, poisoning the body. Thus, colon cleansing is a naturally easy way to detox toxins from the body or neutralize them and clear out excess mucus and congestion.

Why do I need a colon cleanse?

Natural colon cleansing has several health advantages, including improved digestion and weight loss. However, there are many other health benefits you should be aware of. A colon cleanse can help solve digestion troubles like irregular bowel movements or constipation. In addition, natural colon cleansing helps the body get rid of harmful toxins which can poison your blood and cause irreparable damage to your brain, heart and other major organs.

What does the colon do?

A crucial component of your internal plumbing system is the colon. The tubular organ operates continuously to eliminate waste from your body. The colon, which is a component of the digestive system, collaborates with the stomach and small intestine to eliminate stool and keep your fluid and electrolyte balance in check. Water, certain nutrients, and electrolytes are taken out of partially digested food by the colon. The remainder passes through the colon, is stored in the rectum, and is expelled from the body through the anus as solid waste. By removing toxins, increasing energy, and strengthening your immune system, colon cleansing enhances health.

Colon cleansing is great for folks who struggle to have a bowel movement every day. Constipation is no fun as anyone who has experienced it can surely attest. When you undergo a colon cleanse, you reduce the likelihood of constipation. Some people rave about the benefits of a colon cleanse and its ability to decrease bloating, gas, and constipation. However, for me, it’s the detoxification benefits of eliminating impacted toxins and acidic waste from the digestive tract that provides the biggest benefit.

A poor diet that deprives someone of essential nutrients can cause the intestinal walls to become lined with a plaque-like substance that is not healthy. Colon cleansing not only helps remove the junk from intestinal walls, it also allows waste to pass off more freely. The other noticeable benefit is the elimination of diarrhea, which is normally caused by toxins and can cause problems for the whole process of solidifying the waste.

How will I know if I need a colon cleanse?

Oftentimes, your body will let you know if there’s a problem. Troubles with digestion and/or irregular bowel movements are clear indicators you may need a colon cleanse. However, do not overlook these seemingly commonplace indicators of distress on your body. They too may point to signs that it’s time for a colon cleanse:

  1. Continuous weight gain
  2. Generally tired or fatigued
  3. Lack of a full night’s sleep
  4. Less frequent bowel movements

Do not ignore or brush these symptoms. They could point to future serious health complications that could be solved more immediately with the help of a colon cleanse.

Is colon cleansing safe?

When done moderately, natural colon cleansing is safe. Regardless, see your doctor to make sure you use them as effectively as possible. Possible side effects of intense cleanses include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dizziness
  • dehydration
  • electrolyte imbalances
  • cramping
  • perforation (a tear in the rectum)
  • infection

Stop your cleanse immediately and consult your doctor if any of these symptoms appear. If you choose to try colon cleansing through an oral supplement (like my Flat Tummy Focus) then be sure to read the ingredients thoroughly. You want to look for supplements that are packed with ingredients such as herbs, plant fibers and natural laxatives.

Congratulations for taking charge of your health!

I hope this colon cleanse FAQ answers your questions about colon cleansing, detoxing, and health benefits.

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