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Colon Cleanse Recipes

You need to be careful when sifting through colon cleanse recipes “guaranteeing” effective, home-based results. While it is possible to find a colon cleanse recipe for cleaning your digestive system and helping you maintain a healthy colon, you may also find several recipes that are just quackery. This latter type can cause much more harm to your system than good.

Colon Cleansing Recipe

Washing It Away with Soap

One recipe actually involves washing away waste with soap. While a standard enema may include mixing water with soap for its stimulating effect, one of the more outlandish colon cleanse recipes calls for adding soap to a mixture to be swallowed! (This is not recommended)

Soap can have a laxative effect on your colon however, which may produce a decent amount of stool. Nonetheless, the goal of a colon cleansing is not to just soften the stool waiting to be removed by the body already. Rather, a colon cleanse should lift out the mucus and sludge coating your intestinal wall. Soap has no effect whatsoever in this regard. In addition, drinking soap can make you feel quite ill. An effective colon cleanse recipe will not make you sick or weak, but should help you feel revitalized and more energetic. Drinking soap is not an effective method for cleansing your colon and could even be dangerous, especially if some of the mixture goes down the wrong pipe.

Taking Large Quantities of Psyllium Husk

Psyllium husks certainly provide a great deal of fiber but not the kind you want for effective colon cleanse recipes. A recipe relying solely on Psyllium husk will not be very effective. In fact, research about Psyllium indicates that it can severely harm your digestive system and cause it to become irritated and inflamed. The fiber in the Psyllium will absorb the needed water from your digestive system, possibly leading to fecal compaction. Another problem derives from Psyllium husk’s abrasiveness. Therefore, taking Psyllium in any form is not a good idea!

Read additional information about the dangers of herbs for colon cleansing.

Including Milk in Colon Cleanse Recipes

Believe it or not, there are some colon cleanse recipes prescribing milk. Adding milk to your recipe will only neutralize the effects of other ingredients because dairy milk, as with many dairy products, tends to be one of the main causes of constipation. Perhaps milk has been added to some recipes because of a biological misconception. Constipated animals may benefit from drinking milk because it tends to soften the stool in dogs and cats. Similarly, a person that is lactose-intolerant will often experience diarrhea when drinking milk or eating some dairy products. As a consequence, some people mistakenly believe milk helps fight constipation.

In reality, milk can be a major factor in causing constipation, particularly in young children. Switching from breastmilk to formula or from formula to cow’s milk causes constipation in children. Therefore, parents must be mindful when making a transition and must ensure their child drinks plenty of fresh purified water to help prevent constipation. Even better, feed your child (and yourself) unprocessed goat’s milk instead as it’s the closest physiologically to human breast milk.

Of course, dairy products remain an excellent source of calcium for strong bones and teeth. The best dairy product for helping to prevent constipation is active-culture yogurt. The bacteria occurring naturally in yogurt aids in digestion while calcium keeps your colon strong and healthy.

Picking the Best Colon Cleansing Recipe

When searching for good colon cleanse recipes, you should consider many variables before trying them. First, consider the source. Is the person providing the recipe a credible expert or is it someone bereft of knowledge in alternative treatment methods? If the source is not reliable, seek qualified advice and conduct your own research before following the recipe.

You also need to ask yourself if the recipe is well-balanced. It should not rely entirely on any one ingredient, particularly if that ingredient can be harsh to your system. The recipe should include ingredients to help loosen your stool while also cleansing any accumulated waste from your intestinal walls.

Of course, you also need to confirm the ingredients are safe to ingest. Common sense should dictate drinking soap is not a good idea, yet soap is sometimes added to colon cleanse recipes. If you can’t define an ingredient from the context of the product label, learn as much about it as possible. If the ingredient is an herb, consult a naturopathic physician or do research on the internet to determine the effects of that substance. In that way, you can accurately judge whether or not the recipe will be safe and effective.

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