It’s Spring! You know what that means. Time for a little spring cleaning. Just as your house is in need of a thorough cleansing, your body is too.
This one might get a little gross.
You’ve been warned.
First thing’s first. It’s worth it to understand WHY cleansing and detoxing are so important. Just as a mess of material things can pile up in your home making it dusty and stuffy, so can the stuff of life pile up in your body. It piles up and takes up residence anywhere it can. And, guess where it starts?
More specifically, your GI tract. In your colon.
Your colon is essentially your body’s waste management engineer. With so many chemicals in processed foods and drinks, toxins in the environment, and pollution everywhere, it’s no wonder the colon is always working in overdrive. It’s partner, the liver, is constantly having to work overtime as well.
All the leftover waste from digestion is sent straight to your colon. Your colon takes it from there and decides what goes where. It gets to decide what it wants to get rid of and what nutrients it wants to redistribute. It will absorb the important nutrients and even manufacture hormones that it will share with the rest of your body’s systems. If it’s not working to its full capacity, you’ll feel it. In big ways.
Here’s the gross part. On average, a person has between 7–10 pounds of old fecal matter in their colon! That’s with going to the bathroom at least once a day. Because of the buildup of waste on the colon walls, it’s a perfect environment for parasites, yeast, and bad bacteria to breed. All that makes for a pretty disgusting storm in your body. One that can make you sick. There are many symptoms that can stem from an unhealthy and toxic colon that range from constipation or diarrhea to IBS and certain types of cancers.
There are many ways to help your colon out.
- Eating clean and exercising are always the first place to start.
- Doing a good, safe cleanse is also a wonderful way to jumpstart the process.
- Make sure you are on a good probiotic.
- Pay close attention to what your eating and drinking, limiting the amount of processed food and drink that go in your body.
- Make sure your getting enough pure, clean water. About 8-10 glasses a day
So how do you cleanse all of this? There are dozens of different methods. That said, many can be safely ignored. Joe spent plenty of time discussing the particulars. If you’d like to cleanse your gut, check out the videos below!
Your colon is kind of a big deal.
That’s why it’s important to keep it as healthy and happy as possible.
You can read (and see) more about how the colon works at the links below: