Colon Cleanses, Who Should do One?

Colon Cleanses, who should do one? Nutrition To Go health blog

In a nutshell, basically everyone!

Our bowel movements and frequency are unique to each and every one of us, what we think is ‘normal’, may not be, therefore how do we know if our colon needs cleansing, especially if we are having a bowel movement every day?

A variety of poor health problems can be due to slow and sluggish bowel movements and signs and symptoms can vary from person to person. Some of the obvious signs would be constipation, irregularity, bloating, gas and flatulence, but many of us wouldn’t realise that some of the following are related to poor and sometimes toxic colon health. These may include:


  • Foul-smelling stools                     
  • Body odours                               
  • Inflammation                    
  • Leaky gut
  • Bacterial Vaginosis                       
  • Weight gain                                     
  • Poor sleep                         
  • Thrush
  • Skin eruptions                               
  • Mood swings                                 
  •  Allergies                              
  • Cystitis
  • Yeast infections                               
  • Bad Breath                                         
  • Headaches                         
  • Acne     
  • Hair loss                                             
  • Acidity                                                 
  • Haemorrhoids                  
  • Fatigue                                                                                                           


Abdomen showing Colon for Colon cleansing


Faeces can impact the bowels, the longer it remains in the colon the more toxic the environment. In turn, bacteria can overproduce and toxins can back up into the bloodstream, potentially making a pathway to many diseases.

If this is the case, how should you cleanse your colon healthily and naturally, before considering the use of conventional and pharmaceutical drugs? Our primary aim would be to eliminate all waste and to change our eating habits.

Fibre is an important component of a healthy diet. The benefits of increasing our fibre intake are that it promotes regularity, with optimal bowel movements and waste elimination. Fibre isn’t simply for digestion though, a high fibre diet, in turn, lowers the risk of diabetes and some cancers (1) as well as promoting heart health, healthy glowing skin and general health and wellbeing.

According to the British Heart Foundation (2), we should eat around 30g of fibre each day, with the average person intaking around 20g we are falling well below the recommended guidelines. If you are not consuming a high fibre intake at the moment, you can increase our dietary fibre intake by consuming fibre rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, legumes, whole grains, seeds and oats.


Fruit and Vegetables for Colon Health


It is recommended you gradually increase your fibre intake as a dramatic increase could cause pain and discomfort. Drinking plenty of water (ideally 8 glasses daily) is essential as the colon uses water to produce well-formed and soft and flexible stools.

Changing our eating habits and cutting down on rich fatty foods is another way to support colon health. If you have a sedentary lifestyle, it is advised that you get moving, if you can, the safest way possible.

If you are experiencing some of the symptoms discussed, or if you have a tendency to dry stools, straining or stool withholding, or if you are simply looking to detox, a supported colon cleanse is a healthy way to start a new health regime.

Rushing the body could cause pain as well as harm, continuous use of laxatives may reduce peristalsis (the body’s natural way to eliminate waste), we recommend that you cleanse with natural supplements such as magnesium as a fast, safe and gentle way to support your colon.

With many variations to magnesium, it is confusing as which one to decide on. Our most popular magnesium product to assist and accelerate your colon cleanse is Colosan, which comes in both powder and capsule form. With this product, oxygen is released as it hits the stomach acid, creating the most effective assist with the cleanse.

The effectiveness of this product as well as lifestyle and dietary changes, in our opinion, is the best possible way to do a colon cleanse.

Our patients have reported feeling lb’s lighter in weight, less bloated, less sluggish and free from all of the burdens an unhealthy colon brings

Promote bowel health today, we can honestly say, it will be one of the best things you could ever do for yourself and your health.

Information provided is not meant as a substitute for medical and professional advice. If you are losing blood or are concerned about bowel health in any way whatsoever, please do not hesitate to seek medical advice.



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