How To Do A Colon Flush
Colon flushes are designed to clean your colon of pesticides, preservatives, dyes, drug residues and parasites that may be imbedded in the thick hard mucus lining that builds up over many years. Please consult with your physician before undertaking a cleanse.
Plan the cleanse for when you're able to have a few days of low activity around the house. Eat lightly in preparation and drink lots of water. Water is a wonderful flushing agent and if, like many people, you're not drinking much, this alone can vastly improve your overall health.
1. Mix a teaspoon of Epsom salts in 1/4 cup of warm water and 1/4 cup of citrus juice and drink; this acts as a laxative.
2. Mix the juice of 6 oranges and 2 limes in 1-1/2 quarts of water and drink two cups every 1/2 hour until finished. Repeat with the juice of 6 grapefruits and 2 lemons. These juices combined with the salts should keep your bowels moving all day.
3. Take an enema in the evening.
4. Drink an apple cleansing drink before bedtime: Combine 1/2 cup organic apple juice, 1/3 cup of water, 1 tsp. of bentonite, 1 tsp. of whey powder and 1 heaping tsp. of psyllium (or the intestinal cleanser of your choice). Mix drink until smooth.
Day Two & Three
1. Drink an apple cleansing drink first thing in the morning, and at regular intervals four more times throughout the day for a total of five drinks per day.
2. Drink plenty of herbal teas, broths and fresh pressed juices as desired between the apple cleansing drink. These additional liquids are essential in keeping your body properly hydrated throughout the fast.
3. Take two enemas per day.
Day Four and on
Break your fast by adding oranges and carrots to your liquid diet in the morning. By afternoon, you can try some steamed and raw vegetables. On the fifth day, you should be ready for some simple grains and be ready to resume your normal healthy diet the following day.
Once you have returned to a normal diet, be sure to replenish your intestinal microflora. These good bacteria are essential for proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients. The cleansing eliminates these good bacteria, causing your internal biological balance to go out of whack and might cause you a lot of gas, bloating, indigestion and fatigue. Probiotic yogurt is an easy way to do this.
Burdock, Echinacea, horsetail and licorice all have detoxifying properties; consider adding one of these to your diet. Be cautioned that licorice can elevate blood pressure. Do not use this herb on a daily basis for more than a week and avoid it completely if you have high blood pressure. Other herbals that may be of benefit are listed below in the tips.
- Avoid exercise during this fast
- Take two 50 mg. niacin tablets (available in health food stores) each day after the first day of your fast if you wish. Niacin will make you feel flushed and likely redden your skin, but it will help flush toxins out through your skin.
- Taking hot baths and/or showers will assist in releasing the toxins by increasing blood circulation.
- Aloe vera, calendula and peppermint help restore the acid/alkaline balance of the colon and promote healing.
- Barberry (do NOT use during pregnancy), butternut bark, cascara sagrada, flaxseed, red raspberry, rhubarb, and senna can be used to flush the colon and help release waste.
- Boneset (bonset), elecampane, fenugreek, and yarrow loosen and flush mucus from the intestines.
- Fennel restores the acid/alkaline balance of the colon, promotes healing, flushes the colon, and releases waste.
- Garlic eliminates parasites.
- Marshmallow restores the acid/alkaline balance of the colon, promotes healing, and loosens and flushes mucus from the intestines.
- Slippery elm soothes inflammation and cleanses excess waste from the colon. For quick relief, use slippery elm tea as an enema.
- Consult your health-care practitioner before taking part in this or any fast.
- Pregnant women and children should not fast.
- If you have diabetes, heart disease, ulcerative colitis or epilepsy; if you are under 18 years old, underweight, alcohol or drug dependent; if you are on any medication, talk to your health-care provider before fasting