Alternative Methods of Colon Cleansing

Colon cleansing supplements are tried and true methods of helping your gastrointestinal tract to flush out built up fecal matter. The average American consumer is known for living on a diet of sugary sodas, fast food, sodium, grease, and empty calories. Since it begins as early as preschool, it is not surprising to see today’s obese school children unpack lunch totes which contain food offerings that are about as nutritious and healthy as the containers in which they come. Even those who are health conscious find it hard to eat healthy and nutritious foods, and instead often find that time crunches and simple unavailability of better choices makes them opt for non-organic fruits and vegetables and processed foods rather than raw foods.

Thus it is safe to say that almost everyone is in need of the occasional colon cleanse to express fecal matter that has built up over time. The reason that these substances are not properly voided may simply be found in the inability of the colon to do so without the help of proper nutritional help. Without the amount of dietary fiber that helps to keep the colon regular, the amount of bowel movements will be seriously curtailed. Thus, it is not surprising to find individuals who go tow or three days without any bowel movements at all, even though all the time they are eating and digesting food. The results point clearly toward a build up of fecal matter that must be evacuated.

Yet you may not have to do a colon cleanse as often as you think. As a matter of fact, there are a number of alternative methods of colon cleansing:

  • Drink a lot of water or even green tea. This should spell a significant increase in your daily fluid intake. Obviously, you do not want to overdo it, but since the average American is a far cry shy of the recommended eight glasses of water a day, simply upping your intake to meet that requirement may be what you need to get things moving in your colon.
  • The next step includes a colon rest. This may be seen as a temporary fast where you only ingest water and some fiber in the form of supplements. Since your colon will not have to contend with food to digest, it can instead continue processing the substances currently in your system, properly digest whatever is already in your gastrointestinal tract, and evacuate fecal matter.

If this still does not provide the desired results, you may find that an increase in fluids, a temporary fast, and the ingestion of actual colon cleansing supplements will be required. Carefully choose the supplementation since some natural ingredients are not safe and healthy for each and every consumer. When you find a safe colon cleanser, make sure you read the instructions completely before beginning and then follow them to the letter. This will in almost every case help you to clean out your colon.

As a last resort, you may also wish to consider colonic irrigation or hydrotherapy. This will involve a visit to an alternative health practitioner who is well trained in these procedures.