'The secret to great health can be described in
three words: Cleanse Your Body! Engrave these three words permanently in your
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Foul smelling gas or stools
Constipation, diarrhea, irregular bowel
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
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.