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'The secret to great health can be described in three words: Cleanse Your Body! Engrave these three words permanently in your memory'.

Perhaps these words of Dr. Paul Bragg who is one of the fathers of natural medicine in the US sums up the essence of body cleanse. Proper cleansing and detoxification of the body is the essence of health and vitality. Many doctors opine that cleansing is the key to real healing. A properly functioning body must have an efficiently functioning colon to enable absorb the nutrients and eliminate the toxins and waste matter from the body. Otherwise there is danger of the toxic waste getting absorbed through the walls of the colon, entering the blood stream and harming the various organs of the body. Purging of the colon and impaction of the fecal matter from the body is therefore imperative.

Junk foods and soft drinks are laced with excitotoxins, added to foods and beverages to literally stimulate neurons to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees.

Intestinal cleanse

Any cleansing program should begin with the colon though it is the last portion of the digestive system. Colon cleanse or bowel cleanse or intestinal cleanse or intestinal therapy are terms that refers to the very same procedure with the main goal of having a clean bowel. A real bowel cleanse would take about three to four weeks depending upon the person undergoing the therapy.

The colon can be compared to a sewer system in a large city. If the elimination process is not properly carried out, then like the clogged sewer that emanates unbearable stench, the colon gets congested with stagnant water, poisons back up the system and pollutes the inner body. This process is called autointoxication, in other words, self poisoning.

It is essential that even a thin layer of mucoid plague be sloughed off from the colon. A proper colon cleansing program prepares the body for optimal health by removing the mucoid plaque. An intestinal cleansing is a procedure that includes the use of many supplements as well as fasting for a few days. A good intestinal cleanse will also include a parasite cleanse.

Natural colon cleansing involves taking some colon supplements, mostly herbs which have the capability to kill parasites and worms These contain digestive enzymes, probiotics, herbs that can stimulate liver, gallbladder and intestines, psyllium husk seeds, Cascara sagrada or flax seeds or slippery elm and other such supplements. Herbal colon cleansing uses psyllium, internal cleansing herbs and other natural cleansing products.

For a colon cleaning program, take 1 tablespoon of liquid bentonite and one tablespoon of ground flaxseeds in a glass of water in empty stomach in the morning. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day or constipation may set in.

A standard bowel cleanse would contain fasting on water, juices, raw fruits and vegetables, bentonite clay, salt water enema other than the supplements used for natural colon cleanse. Bentonite is typical edible clay which is a laxative that can absorb water to form a gel. It binds toxins such as pesticides and helps to carry them out of the intestine. Flaxseed absorbs water and expands the colon, allowing the toxins and mucus to be removed. Probiotics replenish the friendly bacteria population which resides in the colon.

Medical experts recommend eating lots of vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts and no processed foods but lots of purified water to drink. Laxatives and herbs can be consumed either in capsules or as tea.

Kidney cleansing

Although kidneys are just two bean shaped organs about the size of one's fist, they receive almost about 20% of the blood pumped by the heart. The kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood and sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water every day.

The filtering in the kidneys occurs by tiny units called 'nephrons.' In fact, a complicated chemical exchange takes place in the glomerulus which are tiny blood vessels intertwined with a tubule - a tiny urine collecting tube. In this process waste materials and water leave the blood and enter the urinary tract system.

A kidney cleanse involves drinking huge amounts of liquid and ensuring eating a healing diet. Eating a simple and better diet and increasing water consumption is also helpful. Any sort of bowel cleanse is bound to help the kidney as well. Juice fast is an effective kidney cleanse as any other sort of fasting with lots of liquid supplements.

Perhaps one of the easiest procedures for a kidney cleanse is to purchase huge water melons and eat as much as one can sitting in a bath filled with water and regularly emptying the bladder. It is a fact that many have dissolved big stones and passed small kidney stones out of the body this way. However, this is not suitable for those with diabetes.

Internal body cleansing

An internal body cleanse consists of colon cleanse, parasite cleanse, kidney cleanse, liver cleanse and internal toxic cleansing. These are key elements to the overall body cleansing and detoxification plan. The body needs to be properly cleansed of the parasites and toxins to enable effectively fighting of diseases. For instance, those suffering from insomnia, can undergo toxic cleansing using colon, kidney and liver cleanse.

The colon, kidney and liver being primary organs of the body are likely to build up toxins which have to be eliminated. While an unhealthy colon can cause serious harm to the liver, heart and brain, kidney stones and urinary tract infections are warning signs of an unhealthy kidney. An unhealthy liver can affect every single organ of the body as liver performs hundreds of essential functions necessary for good health.

Parasites derive their food, nutrition and shelter by living in another organism. Parasites are bound to naturally migrate to all those areas of the body not functioning optimally. A proper parasite cleanse will kill most of the parasites in all the stages of their life cycle.

Those exhibiting any chronic symptoms or are not following a natural and organic food diet, can do well by undergoing a colon cleanse and a parasite cleanse first, followed by a kidney cleanse and then a liver cleanse.

Total body cleanse

A total body cleanse is essential for everyone at some point of time. Just as we take a shower bath to wash the hair, body, hands, feet and face, similarly the insides need a good cleaning out of all the unhealthy things in the body.

Readymade products that help cleanse and eliminate the body toxins are available. A full body cleanse involves eating the right food and consuming the right nutrients in the right quantity. Avoid alcohol and smoking. The process speeds up flushing out the toxins from the body. Strategies involving total body cleansing include:

  • Drinking enough water which is a natural detoxifier. At least eight glasses of water is recommended per day.

  • Adopting cleanse friendly diet and reduce toxin intake. Some of the choices include whole grains, organic fruits and vegetables, beans, rice, quinoa and herbs. Toxically red meat, fried and processed foods, refined sugars and dairy products are poor choices and need to be avoided.

  • Fasting is a challenging and intense option but it can effectively detoxify the body. Eliminating solid food consumption for a day or two can help stop the toxin intake associated with food and thus giving the digestive system time to catch up and repair itself.

  • Consumption of cleansing supplements can produce faster and more substantial results. It is recommended to choose natural cleansing products.

    Other than eliminating all the unhealthy foods, it would be good to exercise on a daily basis to get the body fresh air and plenty of water. Although a full body cleanse has to be performed with dedication, it is worth it both physically and emotionally.

When a cleansing program should be performed?

When toxins accumulate in the nervous system, irritability and depression are caused. The heart becomes weak, stomach bloated up and foul breath reaches the lungs, while rashes, blotches develop on the skin turning it pale and wrinkly. Toxins in the glands can make one feel lethargic, fatigued and sex drive may cease. However, medical intervention should be sought by those with severe symptoms and serious disorders.

If any of the following symptoms are experienced, it signifies autointoxication of the body. In other words, the body gets poisoned by the substances produced on its own as a result of inadequate digestion and elimination process. An internal cleaning program becomes imperative with the following symptoms:

  • Allergy and intolerance to certain foods
  • Bad breath
  • Foul smelling gas or stools
  • Constipation, diarrhea, irregular bowel movements
  • Frequent congestion, cold and virus
  • Frequent headache for no apparent reason
  • General ache and pain all over the body
  • Intolerance to fatty foods
  • Loss of energy
  • Lower back pain
  • Lowered resistance to infections
  • Extra sleeping hours
  • Pain in the liver/gall bladder
  • Skin ailments, rashes, boils, pimples and acne

Benefits of body cleanse

Key benefits of internal body cleansing include a marked improvement in physical appearance, sharpening of intellectual and mental capabilities, enhancement of digestion, elimination of unhealthy food addictions and allergies, attainment of ideal weight and minimizing the effects of aging.

Weight loss is another advantage of internal cleansing program. A sluggish, toxic digestive system can slow down the metabolism, drop energy level and is not strong enough to burn stored off fat though exercise and other means. A healthy weight can be attained by detoxified system, improved digestion and balanced metabolism.

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