How to clean intestine?

The colon, also known as the large intestine, performs the function of absorbing salts and water from the partially digested foods that enter it, through the small intestines. Once that is done, the colon eliminates the waste product from the body. However, there are several conditions that could lead to digestion related problems, because of which the colon may not be able to get rid of all the waste matter. This could lead to the accumulation of compacted waste within the bowels and the colon. This buildup consists of toxic waste, which could be very harmful for the body. Therefore, several health experts recommend cleaning intestines on a regular basis, to get rid of the toxins in the colon.

Importance of Cleaning Intestines

The colon is one of the key processing centers present in the body. Unfortunately, most average adults have around 5 pounds to 40 pounds of waste in their bowels and their colon. There have been a few instances, where an autopsy shows an accumulation of 40 pounds, with a diameter of 12 inches, which leaves a thin passage in the intestines, through which nothing, but a thin line of feces can be eliminated. Hence, cleaning intestines every once in a while can help reduce several digestive problems, such as hemorrhoids, constipation, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis or even colon cancer. Unfortunately, most people do not realize how important it is for them to undergo an intestinal detoxification process. Cleaning intestines, not only makes it easier to pass stools, but it also helps improve the overall digestion process in the body. Moreover, the accumulation of the waste interferes with the body's ability to absorb nutrients from the food that is eaten. Procedures which include cleaning intestines help increase overall health, energy and vitality in a person.

There are several ways in which a person can perform the bowel cleanse procedure. Some of the commonly used methods of eliminating all the waste from the intestines include taking a colon cleansing enema and the use of laxatives. While these methods may help get rid of the accumulated waste, they should not be used on a regular basis. More and more people are now exploring options for a natural colon cleanse, which mainly includes healthy lifestyle changes. Given below are some of the different types of home colon cleanse options:

  • Switching over to a diet that consists of nothing but raw fruits and vegetables, for a period of 10 days. Fruits that contain a high water content, as well as green veggies are very high in fiber
  • Consuming at least 10 to 12 glasses of water everyday, with a dash of either lemon or honey added to each glass. However, this is an intense bowel cleanse technique, during which, nothing else should be consumed.
  • Mix flax seeds, bentonite clay, slippery elm bark or psyllium husk to a glass of water for a solution that is very effective in cleaning intestines
  • However, in order for this home colon cleanse technique to be effective, it is necessary to drink at least 8 glasses of water in the day.
  • A pro-biotic supplement can be added to a diet to build up the intestinal flora in the intestines. These supplements destroy the harmful and disease causing bacteria that enter the system
While most of the methods of cleaning the intestines mentioned above are not harmful, if used correctly, it is best for people to check with a doctor and get an approval before trying out any of them. Cleaning your colon using the wrong technique can be very dangerous.

answered by G M

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