Okay folks, I am about to get gross here but I believe it is a very important topic to be discussed. I hear lots of news about colon cleansing and how it should help improve your health and so forth. I am not you would consider a young pup anymore and I am not totally old but I am certainly starting to pay attention to my health and I try to discover ways to keep fit and healthy.
Colon cleansing is quickly gaining popularity as a way to improve general wellness as well as combat specific health problems, including constipation and weight gain. You may have heard a lot about colon cleansing recently, but may still be unsure what exactly it entails.
There are many different methods for cleansing the colon. Some of them are more effective (and safer) than others. Let’s look at the different types of cleansing options.
Basically, colon hydrotherapy involves warm, filtered water being gently fused into the colon through the anus via disposable plastic tubing. This procedure should only be performed by a certified or licensed professional. Colon hydrotherapy cleanses the large intestine only, and the instrument used must be FDA cleared to ensure sanitary conditions.
When used in conjunction with an oxygen-based cleanser, it’s possible, over time, to rid the body of toxins and impacted toxins in both the small and large intestine. Home use systems are available and are best used as an adjunct to professional hydrotherapy.
Colon hydrotherapy is also commonly known as “colonic irrigation” or a “colenema.”
Enemas are often used to relieve constipation. A small amount of liquid, usually water, is inserted though the anus into the rectum to clear the bowel. However, this process is only effective for loosening fecal matter in the lower portion of the intestine.
Enemas can be effective in acute cases of constipation, but they provide few long-term results for improving wellness. You may find enemas awkward or uncomfortable because they require you to insert a tube into your anus, which is understandably something that makes many people uneasy.
Laxatives are taken orally and used to treat temporary constipation. They work by softening stool as well as causing a contraction of the intestinal muscles which result in a bowel movement.
While laxatives are effective for occasional constipation, they shouldn’t be used for chronic conditions. As they do not remove impacted fecal matter from the intestinal walls.
Laxatives also carry with them a risk of dehydration. Anyone who’s ever taken a laxative knows that they can also cause discomfort and intestinal cramping.
Herbal Colon Cleansers
Herbal cleansers containing psyllium are another option for colon cleansing. The psyllium in herbal remedies causes the stool to increase in volume. And this in turn causes the colon to contract.
Herbal colon cleansers are inexpensive and helpful for short-term constipation, but they’re not effective in removing impacted feces from the colon. They may alleviate discomfort, but they don’t actually cleanse the colon, which means the problem is likely to reoccur.
Oxygen-Based Colon Cleansing
The most effective method for colon cleansing is the use of oxygen-based cleansers. These are usually taken orally in capsule form. They use activated oxygen to naturally remove impacted fecal matter. They’re extremely helpful in relieving constipation, but can also be used long-term to maintain and rejuvenate the colon.
Oxygen cleansers actually help remove toxins and build-up inside the intestines. The vital oxygen in these cleansers provides a great remedy for constipation without causing discomfort or dehydration. When you use an oxygen-based cleansing system, you don’t have to worry about the risks associated with other methods.
It may not sound appropriate to talk about colon cleansing in my blog right now but I just realized that the statistics of having colon cancer is staggering! The American Cancer Society estimates that about 112,340 new cases of colon cancer (55,290 men and 57,050 women) and 41,420 new cases of rectal cancer (23,840 men and 17,580 women) will be diagnosed in 2007.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is expected to cause about 52,180 deaths (26,000 men and 26,180 women) during 2007.
I am not totally sure about the relationship between colon cancer and how colon cleansing would help prevent it but it sure isn’t a bad idea don’t you think?
I just want to stay healthy and if colon cleansing is one way to do it, why not?
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