It’s almost hard to believe that 20-30 pounds of waste could be stuck in your colon, but it turns out that the colon is a pretty big place. At least once a year we recommend a flush of the colon such as this one for optimal health.

Pretty much all of the waste that is eliminated from all of the organs in your body, not just from your food, ends up in the colon.

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If your colon doesn’t get completely cleared out or there’s a blockage it can negatively affect your health and start a cascading effect of damage within the body. In severe cases, toxic buildup can cause chronic disease.

Certain organs may be weakened by the toxic overload.

This is happening more frequently these days because our food has record high contaminants and harmful chemicals in them and just waking up in the morning and going about your day subjects your body to the same thing.

Here are the most common symptoms of colon toxicity:

  • Diarrhea, stomachache, gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Vaginal infections, poor immunity, skin rashes, bladder problems
  • Anxiety, memory loss, depression, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog

Have you ever done a colon cleanse? It’s extremely effective, and you will never ever deal with a “clogged” colon again. We have a couple of nice suggestions, and it’s up to you to decide what works best for your body.

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Maple Syrup Colon Cleanse

Ingredients:

  • 1 organic lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup (grade B)
  • ½ teaspoon organic cayenne pepper
  • 12 ounces filtered water

Directions:

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Mix well and drink 4 times a day on an empty stomach for 2 weeks.

Don’t Starve Yourself

Be sure to eat a slow-carb diet with any cleanse despite what common juicing trends suggest.

If you drink nothing but juice/colon cleanse for a week, you’ll lose weight, but it’s because you’re not eating, not because your body is “detoxing”. Water is stored in your muscles with glycogen. When you eat a low-calorie diet, you use up those glycogen stores, and lose the water weight with it.

You’ll gain that water weight right back when you return to your normal diet. You’re also missing out on all those other vital nutrients like fat, fiber, and protein. In fact, some cleanses suggest that you avoid exercise when you’re on them because your caloric intake is so low—which leads to fatigue and dizziness.