Knowin’ Your Colon: 10 Foods To Improve Colon Health

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Most people don’t want to talk about the colon because it isn’t the most glamorous body part, but it is important to nourish it with healthy foods to keep your body functioning smoothly. Many diseases originate in the colon because toxins and waste can get lodged in there if it isn’t eliminating properly. When the colon doesn’t eliminate waste efficiently, these toxins can clog the colon and back up into the liver and bloodstream, ultimately polluting the entire system.

 

Signs of an unhealthy colon can include constipation, bad breath, body odor, vaginal yeast infections, bladder or kidney infections, or fingernail and toenail fungus. Since the colon is the third most common site for cancer, it is optimal to keep it healthy. A healthy colon can lead to improved digestion, increased energy, a healthy pH balance, better absorption of nutrients, and it helps kick-start the weight loss process. Here are 10 foods that benefit your colon.

 

Lemons:

Not only do they help alkalize the body, but they also help cleanse the entire body by promoting detoxification. Mix the juice of one lemon, a pinch of sea salt, and a squeeze of raw honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink every morning on an empty stomach.

 

Garlic:

Garlic has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, and it acts as a prebiotic, which helps to nourish beneficial gut bacteria. It also helps to cleanse the colon, making it an overall digestive helper.

 

Avocado: 

There’s a reason avocados cost extra to put on your sandwich: it’s because they help lubricate the intestinal walls, which inhibits toxins from clinging to the digestive tract. Additionally, avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are also great for brain health.

 

Water:

Some people might say that hydration is the answer to a healthy digestive system. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water today, if not more, is the recommended amount to stay hydrated. Not only does drinking water help flush out toxins and waste from the body, it stimulates peristalsis, which is the process that moves food through the digestive system. Additionally, staying hydrated helps the body naturally release water weight.

 

Raw Vegetable Juice: 

Drinking raw, freshly made vegetable juice can help remove toxins from the colon. Adding green vegetables like spinach or kale can deliver your body essential nutrients to keep the body energized. Avoid drinking pre-made juices because these are often processed or have preservatives that can actually cause bacteria to build up in the colon.

 

Broccoli Sprouts:  

If you want to help cleanse your liver and your colon at the same time, you need to add broccoli sprouts to your next grocery list. Sprouts are actually easier for your body to digest than adult vegetables. Broccoli sprouts contain sulfurophane, which helps to fight bacterial infections in the digestive system.

 

Apple Juice: 

Please don’t drink that processed apple juice that is full of sugar. Fresh apple juice, which you make yourself, encourages healthy bowel movements and improved digestion. After you drink a glass of fresh apple juice, drink a glass of water 30 minutes later. Do this a few times a day between meals for three days to promote colon health.

 

Flaxseeds: 

Flaxseeds have omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and natural fibers, all of which are beneficial for colon health. In addition to removing mucus and waste from the colon, flaxseeds also help protect you from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

 

Ginger:

Ginger is always great to have as a home remedy. It helps to reduce bloating, encourages proper digestion, and stimulates healthy colon function to keep it free of toxins. You can add ginger to fresh fruit or vegetable juices, or brew it into a tea by pouring boiling water over fresh ginger slices.

 

Aloe Vera:

Most people associate aloe vera with sunburns or rashes because it helps soothe the skin. It also helps detoxify the colon by acting as a natural laxative. Because of its health properties, it can help remedy headaches, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. Add the juice of 1 lemon to fresh aloe vera juice and blend it into a smoothie. Refrigerate this for a few hours and drink one or two ounces a couple times a day.

 

Sources:

http://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-colon-cleansing.html

http://www.myhealthtips.in/2013/11/top-10-foods-to-cleanse-colon.html

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    Q: Hello I am on day TWO of 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE;. May I eat a half cup rolled organic rolled oats a day. I eat the oats to provide fuel just before my two hour core ,spinning and rowing class. May I continue to drink Ivy's drink ? It's 1 tablespoon of Spirulina Powder, 2 tablespoons Psyllium Husk , 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera 1/4 cup of apple juice and 2 tablets of 450 mg Cascara Sagrada ? Look forward to your response.

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    You are free to eat as you please via free will. But we suggest the eating recommendations for a reason. The oats are okay (except they create mucus) and the Ivy's Drink is okay (nothing adverse to the cleanse)and sounds like a pretty healthy tonic.

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    Q: I am a massage therapist. During a year long detox with the help of a Naturopath I lost about 40 pounds. However, I could only lose weight while fasting. Though I recognized that I was extremely toxic (very thick, dark menses every 15 days to flu-like symptoms) it seemed that fecal matter was getting "stuck" in the bend of the trans. Colon and disc. Colon. Maintaining the weight losses and good health was difficult in spite of being on a wholesome diet. Digestive enzymes seemed to adversely affect digestion since elimination was slow (once a day). Though enzymes worked well in the stomach, I would only gain weight with the use of enzymes: drinking a gallon of water a day only touched my extreme thirst. I would become lethargic and experience painful menses. Cramps, along with swelling in the ankles. Recently a massage therapist who worked with colon massage laid hands on me and told me that my trans. colon was sitting below my belly button. His massaging in the bend of the trans. colon and the disc. Colon was very uncomfortable. We agreed that massage could help with my situation since I felt great after the massage. I take flaxseed oil, prune juice, probiotics, and cranberry juice everyday and I have been seeing a colon hydro therapist for the past five weeks (once a week) with very good results. Is there a special diet that can help pull the trans colon back into position? I really want to be able to eat wholesome foods and look and feel wholesome at the same time. Thank you for your support.

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    I WOULD RECOMMEND COLON REPAIR. CONSIDER THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE AND IT'S CORRELATING DIET (WHICH COMES WITH THE CLEANSE) AND DRINK MUCH VEGETABLE AND FRUIT JUICE, BUT ESPECIALLY VEGETABLE JUICE. FRUITS SMOOTHIES WILL ALSO HELP REPAIR THE COLON. DRINK 2-4 OUNCES OF ALOE VERA JUICE IN A GLASS OF WATER. PERFORM ANTI-GRAVITY EXERCISES 15-MINUTES PER DAY (HAVE LEGS RAISED HIGHER THAN THE FACE - I.E. LEGS UP AGAINST THE WALL WITH HEAD AND BACK ON THE GROUND). PERFORM ENEMAS AND COLONICS AS WELL. ALL ORGANS ARE REPAIRABLE AND THEREFORE YOU CAN HEAL YOURSELF OF THIS CRISIS. PEACE, OPTIMAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING BE UNTO YOU.

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    Q: I have already purchased both FULL BODY DETOX and DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. I was going to do the full body first then the colon cleanse as you suggested. I decided I should go ahead and order the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN because; well I want to get rid of as much waste/weight that I can. I feel sluggish, disgusting and toxic! Is it ok if I perform the weight loss regimen followed by the full body detox then colon cleanse? I am going away for a few weeks and this would work out much better for me as far schedule goes... Or is there a particular order I should follow to make my goal much more effective? I am not sure how strict the airlines are and I doubt I can find organic prune juice and undiluted cranberry juice where I am going....

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    It's okay that you perform the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN first before the others. The key thing is that you perform all three kits.

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    Q: Hello, I was wondering if you could suggest an at home colon cleanse that is inexpensive. To be honest with you, I am really on a tight budget right now, and can't afford yours right now. I have heard people say they use Metamucil 2 times a day to cleanse their colon. Could you please advise me if this will work, or something that will?

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    Try our SEN FEN FORMULA or BOWEL MOVERwhich are on sale now (November 2008)! Metamucil is POISON and TOXIC!!!

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    Q: My question is what could be causing my puffy eyes? I've had them for probably 6 or 8 months now (maybe more). They sometimes will have a little darkness added to them. Sometimes I wake up and whatever side I've been laying on, that eye will be even more swollen than the other side, but they are usually the puffiest when I first wake up. Sometimes it looks like I've been bopped in the eye in my sleep. I've cut out a lot of the processed foods and stay away from sugars for the most part. I drink only water and juice once a day (5 carrots, 1 green apple, 1" ginger root, handful of parsley and 1/2 beet with greens. I get plenty of rest (although I've always had a hard time feeling rested) but not sure if the eyes have anything to do with rest. It seems more like it has to do with something else internally. What advice can you give and what supplements would you recommend. I'm currently taking your Multi-Vitamins and Minerals formula along with your VITAMIN B COMPLEX (which I love them both). Have been on them for about 1 1/2 weeks now I guess. I also take your CANDIDA BUSTER and the COLON FORMULA (I was having a problem with constipation for the past couple months, did some of your recommended enemas but for some reason my body still seems to get stopped up easily lately).

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    OUR â€EYE PROBLEMS†ARTICLE GOES OFF INTO MORE DETAIL ON THIS INQUIRY, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF TIME, WORK ON YOUR KIDNEYS AND CIRCULATION, BELOVED. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR CIRCULATION IS BEING CUT OFF, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LIE DOWN OR SLEEP. DRINK PLENTY OF PARSLEY AND CUCUMBER JUICE. GOOD DHERBS.COM COMPOUNDS INCLUDE EYES FORMULA, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER, AND CIRCUL-AID FORMULA.

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    Q: I was told I have melanosis of the colon, and I shouldn't take anymore colon cleansers. Would my colon become damaged, if I do the Full Body Detox?

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    No, The Full Body Detox would actually help your colon!

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    Q: I want to purchase the same colon and digestive herb (#6) that is in the FULL BODY DETOX. I only see the COLON FORMULA on the site. I'm assuming it's not the same since you only take three a day and not five.

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    FIRST OF ALL - OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAYED RESPONSE DUE TO A RADIO PROMOTION THIS WEEK THAT BACKED US UP IN INQUIRIES. WHAT YOU WANT TO ORDER IS THE COLON FORMULA". YOU JUST TAKE 3 CAPSULES A DAY INSTEAD OF 5.

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    Q: I ordered the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE and this is day 3. I have been experiencing a lot of cramping and runny, liquid bowel movements. I have not taken any of the formulas this morning because of the effects I've been having. It's certainly working because in the last movement I passed a lot of mucus. I would like to complete the full 10 days but if these are the side effects I can't go to work this way. I have already taken today off. Should I discontinue the program or cut back on one of the formulas? One last note, I have been sticking with raw fruits and vegetables.

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    I WOULD SUGGEST YOU CUT BACK ON THE NUMBER OF CAPSULES YOU ARE TAKING. TAKE A DAY OR TWO OFF FROM THE KIT AND RE-START BUT ONLY TAKE 2-3 CAPSULES OF EACH FORMULA WHEN YOU START BACK UP. DIARRHEA IS A SIGN OF HARD STOOLS TRAPPED IN THE COLON AND THE BODY IS ATTEMPTING TO LIQUIFY THEM. THAT'S ALL! FYI: WE GIVE PEOPLE THIS INFORMATION IN OUR â€DETOX TROUBLESHOOTING†GUIDE, "â€FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE†SECTION (FOUND UNDER "MORE SERVICES" BOX ON HOME PAGE), AND THE ARTICLES â€DIARRHEA†AND â€HEALING CRISIS†ALL AVAILABLE ON OUR SITE. REMEDIES ARE ON OUR SITE FOR PEOPLE. HANG IN THERE! DON'T QUIT BECAUSE YOU ARE HEALING! DO NOT NEGLECT GOD'S TEMPLE BECAUSE OF WORK EITHER! JUST CUT BACK ON THE DOSAGE!

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    Q: Hope you are having a great day! I just finished the FULL BODY DETOX and I feel great. My skin condition has improved; the raised bumps on my arms are better. I am going to start the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSEtomorrow. What do you else do you recommend for my skin? After the 10 day colon cleanse, can I immediately start the weight loss compounds?

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    For your skin I recommend use of OZ OIL. And yes, you can start one cleanse after the next. No problem at all in doing this!

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    Q: Do I need to take a "Probiotic Supplement" with the FULL BODY DETOX? For the bacteria that needs to stay inside your colon, because we lose good and bad bacteria from the colon from detoxing the whole body. Do good bacteria need to stay in our colon and bodies especially for women's vagina to keep it clean.

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    Taking the supplement in addition to the cleanse is not necessary at all. The cleanse does not eliminate all of the good bacteria, if anything it plays a role in balancing it out. Probiotic supplements are not always the best choice.

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    Q: I want to know can I take the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE and go to work? Will I be in the bathroom a lot with this product?

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    You might want to set the time aside for this cleanse. When people are concerned about excess defecating, they usually experience it due to the Law of Attraction: what you are worried about you end up attracting to yourself. So I would suggest you find the time to do it (outside of work).

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    Q: I am interested in the COLON FORMULA. I do not have a problem with constipation, but about twice a year I use an over the counter product just for cleansing purposes. I have a concern about the harshness of this product, and the walnut hulls. Are you speaking of the most hard outer shell or the inner husk?

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    How do you know there is harshness with the product when you've never tried it? Try a natural thing as freely as you have tried UNNATURAL things. Be fair and unbiased against nature! Black Walnut Hull is the outer hull, pulverized of course. Think positive and you will attract positive. Think results and you will attract results!

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    Q: My girlfriend is doing a 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE and the FULL BODY DETOX. The papers that came with it stated that cleansing the body will reduce excess hormones in the body. She has the birth control that is implanted in the upper arm and regularly supplies her body with extra progestin. Will doing the cleanse make this form of birth control less effective?

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    Yes, the detox will make the birth control less effective as herbs are programmed to counteract toxins and poisons and the birth control is pure poison!

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    Q: I'm looking for a great colon detox. I found many on the internet that shows pictures of long rubber like bowel movements. I was surprise to see that, I feel the same may be inside me. I'm wondering if yours do the same cause I want to totally cleanse my colon. If so how long do I take it and is the bowel movements watery and painful, with your product?

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    At Dherbs, we concentrate on not just the colon but the other eliminative channels, i.e. liver, lungs, kidneys. With our Full Body Detox, you're getting a great colon cleanse, but that which is more balanced and wholistic. It will greatly help to normalize your bowels and counteract all colon pathologies. You will enjoy our Full Body Detox. One of the six formulas is concocted solely for the colon.

    p.s. - We have a 10-day Colon Cleansing Kit coming very soon (January 2008). So stay tuned to Dherbs.Com!

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    Q: For the last few months off and on when I have bowel movements that are not "normal". I read somewhere that one's waste should float. My waste however comes out whole but tends to disintegrate in the water. I am very regular, I use the bathroom at least 3 times a day after each meal and maintain a pretty healthy vegan diet about 70% live foods. I was wondering if there could be an issue with absorption, or assimilation in my colon, possibly a fiber issue?

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    Yes, stools should be whole (not disintegrate) and should float in the toilet water. Try increasing your dietary fiber intake with whole fruits and vegetables. Read some of our COLON articles on our site under "Articles."

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    Q: I would like to cleanse my colon but don't know if I should get the FULL BODY DETOX. I also want to lose at least 10 pounds.

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    YES, GO FOR THE FULL BODY DETOX. START THERE!

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    Q: I began the Full Body Detox 2 days ago - feeling great so far! My question is: I noticed that I was sent the 'Colon Formula' instead of the 'Colon and Digestive Formula #6'. Are these, essentially, the same? Or do I need Formula #6 instead?

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    They're essentially the same. Nothing to worry about!

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    Q: I was considering beginning colon therapy cleansing (8-visits). Would you consider this as an added bonus before [and/or] after using your Full Body Cleanse? The reason for the question is that I will be taking the Anti-Viral Formula right after I do either or both.

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    Yes, colon cleansing can be an added bonus during and after the Full Body Cleanse.

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    Q: Can you please advise if the colon cleansing will have any effects if I suffer from loose stools rather than constipation? Have had issues with loose stools since my gall bladder was removed. Some improvement when I was diagnosed with thyroid disease and began taking Synthroid, but I still have issues with very loose stools and severe gas at times. Can this colon cleansing relieve these issues? Also, I have an allergy to nuts, all kinds. Can I still take the cleansing formulas that include the shells of walnuts; I believe is what it said. I must be very careful because I have been hospitalized after ingesting a very minute amount of what I think was peanuts. Your advice would be greatly appreciated as I am very interested in trying your products but at the same time I must be careful with my allergies. Also I’m allergic to eggs.

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    YOU WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. BLACK WALNUT HULLS ARE SAFE FOR YOU. IT'S NOT ACTUALLY A NUT, BUT THE HULL FROM IT. ALLERGIES ARE OVERCOME WITH DEEP CLEANSING ON THE CELLULAR AND TISSUE LEVEL. REMOVAL OF THE GALLBLADDER HAS THROWN YOUR BODY OUT OF WHACK. HOWEVER, THE BODY DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMPENSATE.

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    Q: I am having an occult test to check for colon cancer and I am freaking out. They include a pamphlet that says if positive the next phase is surgery and then maybe chemo I would not want either of these things can diet help or with colon cancer is surgery almost always needed?

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    Surgery is always optional! You can heal colon cancer by change of diet and herbs such as our FULL BODY DETOXand 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.