Suffering from chronic colon problems such as constipation and other intestinal issues is never comfortable. If anything, it gives pain and sometimes even sleepless nights. But you do not have to suffer for long. There are some homemade remedies available out there that are not just simple to do or make but also cheap. In fact, some of the recipes are probably already available in your kitchen. So how is that for easy?
The colon is a part of human’s entire digestive system. Food matters that are indigestible in the stomach pass through here and it will be processed accordingly. It is responsible for extracting excess water, nutrients, salt, and vitamins from these food remains. It also eliminates solid waste from the body to maintain balance in the digestive system.
Unfortunately, when the colon does not function properly, it absorbs toxins instead of leading them off out of the body. When this happens, a person might experience a bloated feeling, constipated, gas, headache, fatigue and other chronic issues.
These illnesses are also caused by digestive problems. Just when you thought that ordinary foods are harmless, you should know that most foods nowadays contain additives, chemicals, and modified preservatives. These ingredients cause the colon to produce mucus and create toxins that are bad for the body.
Good news for you. There are some foods and items in your home that can help fight colon problems. Some of them have always been available for you and your family. You only need to regulate and adjust the required amount of intake for it to be effective and remedy your colon illnesses. Here are some of those homemade available remedies that you can make right now.
Let’s start with the basic and readily available remedy for you and that is water. Yes, water can help cure a lot of health problems. And one of those is your colon problem.
Since the minimum water intake advised is eight glasses a day, all you have to do is increase the quantity to 10-12 glasses a day or even make it up to 15 if you are up for it. Of course, you should not drink it all in just one go. There are intervals that should be considered for it to work for you as colon cleansing remedy.
In the morning when you wake up, drink a glass of water one hour before you eat anything. This way, your body can regulate the blood flow and some organs can have a little warm up before you start with heavy food. Before lunch and dinner, it is best that you drink one glass of water 30 minutes before a meal. This is good for your digestive system and also controls your appetite properly. Preventing you to overeat since you will feel a little less hungry.
Lemon juice is high in vitamin C and has natural antioxidants. Therefore, it is best for your digestive system. It is also the most common homemade remedy that is being used by most people because lemon juice does not only help with colon cleansing but also improve heart conditions and metabolism.
For a quick lemon juice recipe, prepare a glass of lukewarm water and mix it with the juice of one lemon, a pinch of real sea salt, and a teaspoon of honey. This will promote better bowel movement and more energy. And with the help of the honey, you can also a better-looking skin tone.
Apple Juice is another crowd favorite. Perhaps, even if it does not help with colon problems, people will still make and enjoy them. Fortunately, apple juice can help improve bowel movement and even with the health of the liver.
For best result, always choose a freshly squeezed apple juice as the remedy for your digestive problems. But in case if it is not available, you can go for a packaged apple juice just as long as it is organic and mostly natural.
When currently suffering an uncomfortable feeling from your bowel area do this routine for three straight days. In the morning, start your day with one glass of fresh and organic apple juice. You can drink one glass of water after 30 minutes. As much as you can, try to avoid taking solid foods to get the best result.
If you have time, you can try making a smoothie with the fruits available in your kitchen. You will need orange, lemon, pineapple, apple, cucumber, and a leaf of aloe vera.
Squeeze the juice of a lemon and an orange. And then get some small cubes of pineapple and chopped cucumber. Peel the aloe vera leaf and get the gel from the inside of the leaf. Add them together in the blender and a glass of water to form a slightly foamy effect. Make sure to process them all properly. Give it at least three minutes or until there are no more chunks left and it becomes a homogenous liquid. Afterwards, just enjoy.
Although these colon cleanse recipes are basically safe and have no known side effects, it is still best that you consult your doctor for any medical related issues for your health. It could be possible that you are allergic to one of the ingredients mentioned in these recipes.
Also, remember that anything taken in excess or without moderation is bad for you. Take for example when ingesting a real sea salt. Real sea salt is good for the body. It contains a lot of minerals that help with digestive system and some other internal organs. It is even used to treat wounds, ease sore throats, and helps relax strained muscles.
Once you ingested more than the advised amount of real sea salt, you could end up dehydrated. So anything done without moderation is bad for you.
Another possible reason that colon cleansing could prove bad for you is if you happen to be pregnant. Try to consult with your OB-GYN or immediate physician for expert advice.
While colon cleanse recipe is all made up of natural ingredients, try not to be dependent on it. Just because it is natural does not always mean that it is healthy for your body. Studies show that using colon cleansing remedies frequently will prevent your digestive system to function naturally. In some cases, it becomes an addiction called “laxative abuse”. This type of addiction can damage your kidney and even the cardiovascular system. And that is life-threatening if unchecked and untreated immediately.
The medically advised period of cleansing should not exceed six months unless insisted by the doctor or health professional.
After the cleansing period, do not forget to replenish your body with the right nutrients. Restock food that has probiotics and prebiotics nutrients in them. Do this for the next one to two months in order to regain the health of the bacteria inside your colon. Here is the list of foods that you should get for the replenishing period.
- Wheat Bran
- Aged cheese
Again, always seek health professional’s advice before doing colon cleansing. What seemed to be a safe remedy for you might just cause the opposite of what you intended to happen. It is always good to be safe than sorry.
Mark Woods is the author for HealthandFitnessVitality.com. He has been working with writing for over three years. He spends most of his off-work time training MMA style kickboxing, practicing guitar, and catching up with the latest social media viral heats. You can reach him at mark (at) health and fitness vitality (dot) com