Colon Cleanse: Help Protect Yourself from Colon Cancer
Why should I work to keep my colon healthy?
Many people focus on their outward health and forget that colon health is essential to one's overall well-being. An estimated 50,000 Americans are expected to die of colon cancer in 2018, which makes it the third deadliest form of cancer in the United States. Obviously colon health cannot be ignored!
Besides pursuing colon health for the prevention of colon cancer, having a healthier colon can promote weight loss, increase energy, reduce fatigue, and even cure headaches. Broadly, in fact, a healthy, thriving gut microbiota is a key component of having a healthy body.
However, the answer is not to rely on a quick fix with pharmaceuticals. While many prescribed drugs can reduce or even eliminate symptoms of colon problems, they do not address a fundamental lack of colon health.
Why am I at risk for colon cancer and other colon problems?
Our food has changed in leaps and bounds in a relatively short time, while our digestive system, particularly our colon, has not been able to keep up. For thousands of years we survived on basic foods such as fruit, game meat, nuts, and wild vegetables. However, in the last hundred years particularly, food has changed drastically: grain-fed meats, potato chips fried in trans fats, and dairy produced with hormones now line the shelves of many grocery stores. These toxins and unnatural foods can clog the colon and may increase the risk of colon cancer.
How can I improve my colon health and reduce my risk of colon cancer?
Colon cleansing is a process by which we can use enemas, various dietary products, or herbal remedies to reduce and eliminate toxins from our colons. As we have recognized, colon health is essential not only to our overall health and feeling great but also to avoiding colon cancer. By doing a colon cleanse, we can address the
causes of colon problems, not just the symptoms. Colon cleansing can remove toxins such as heavy metals, discarded hormones, carcinogens, unhealthy microbes, and all of the other indigestible junk to which we subject our bodies.
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How will I benefit from a colon cleanse?
The benefits of colon cleansing are myriad. Not only can you see short-term benefits such as increased energy, improved mood, decreased bloating, reduced gas, and cured headaches, but a good colon cleanse can drastically improve your long-term health, as it may promote weight loss, lower blood pressure, improve blood sugar imbalances, lower cholesterol, and address many other chronic illnesses. As a major part of the digestive system, the colon is essential to our health and well-being as we absorb as much of the healthy nutrients we can while disposing of toxins.
What are the health risks of a colon cleanse?
While the colon cleanse is a great tool, it is not without risk. Talk to your doctor before engaging in colon cleansing if you have a special condition that may affect your colon health. However, colon cleanses are generally very safe procedures. In Great Britain, where practitioners perform more than five thousand colon irrigations a month, there have been
no serious side effects.
How can I cleanse my colon?
There are many options for colon cleansing.
Colon irrigation through enemas or colon hydrotherapy allows us to literally wash out the colon by introducing filtered and temperature-regulated water. We can also briefly introduce healing substances such coffee, bifidonate bacteria, olive oil, peppermint or lavender essential oils, and therapeutic soaps to the colon. This colon irrigation can be done in a clinical setting (at a colon hydrotherapy office) or in the privacy of your own home through the enema series.
Dietary colon cleanse supplements can also be great tools to help our bodies with the natural processes of removing unhealthy substances such as carcinogens, heavy metals, and metabolic toxins from the colon. Dietary colon cleanse supplements assist the liver with its phase I and phase II detoxification processes. At the Optimal Health Center, a clinically successful colon cleanse health clinic, we recommend that clients use a dietary colon cleanse supplement detoxification program 4 times a year. For this purpose, clients use our Ortho Core Restore Kit.
Why You Should Use the Enema, Not Oral Colon Cleansing Products, to Safely Cleanse the Colon
In this video, Kristina Amelong, CCT, CNC, describes the benefits of using enemas to colon cleanse as opposed to oral products to which many people are intolerant.
By Kristina Amelong, CCT, CNC
I-ACT-Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Certified Nutritional Consultant