Dr. Adam Josh
Hey guys Dr. Josh here, doctor of natural medicine. In this article I’m going to talk to you about how to naturally cleanse your colon and really go through the exact steps and the best foods and herbs and supplements you need to cleanse your colon naturally.
I’ll say most of these other colon cleanses out there that people are recommending are sort of fads. They’re not really going to work long-term. What I’m going to teach you here is really how to do this over several days, but then also how to keep these different things incorporated in your diet long-term in daily life that’s going to naturally help cleanse your colon.
The truth is, your colon doesn’t necessarily need a lot of help but just needs no interference. For a lot of us we’re consuming different foods and doing things on a regular basis that are really sort of blocking our colon up and keeping it from doing its job. So, the number one step you need to follow in cleansing your colon is eliminating processed refined foods and fast foods. So again, anything that is a packaged food, anything that you’re buying, let’s say, at a fast food restaurant, we know that those foods are going to cause intestinal inflammation.
Getting Rid of Processed Foods
So, step number one, get rid of the processed foods. Now my top foods, I’ll go here in working order of the best foods for cleansing your colon. Number one is fermented vegetables. If you’re not consuming fermented foods like Sauerkraut and Kimchi, you’ve got to get those in your diet. So, the number one thing is start consuming Sauerkraut or Kimchi every single day.
Consumption of Pro-biotics
The number two way to start cleansing your colon is to start consuming more probiotic-rich foods in the form of fermented dairy like goat’s milk kefir, and goat’s milk yogurt. We know those are the highest foods in probiotics.
Step number three, eat apples. Apples have incredible benefits at cleansing the colon. They’ve got Pectin, a specific type of fiber, as well as Quercetin that can really help cleanse the colon. So again, apples are probably the best fruit when it comes to cleansing the colon.
The next here, another sort of fruit, is avocadoes. Now, avocadoes are great because not only are they one of the most fiber rich foods on the planet, but it also contains large amounts of potassium and magnesium. Potassium and magnesium are the top two minerals that you need in order to start flushing out your colon. You know sodium and salt makes you hold water; potassium causes you to start to flush water and toxins from your system, and magnesium helps loosen the muscles and relax the muscles of the colon so you can have easier bowel movements and bowel function.
So again, avocadoes are an amazing food because of the healthy fats. The magnesium and the potassium and the fiber make it a great food for naturally cleansing your colon.
Eating Flax Seeds
The next thing you want to naturally cleanse your colon is flax seeds, or specifically sprouted flax, another amazing fiber rich food that’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. We know flax, just adding a couple of tablespoons in a morning smoothie, can naturally help cleanse your colon.
Drinking of Triphala
The next thing is an herb called triphala. Now triphala has been used in India and Asia for centuries as a natural tonic that can support colon function. So, if you want to really support your colon, Triphala is an incredible herb you want to look into or an herbal sort of remedy. That’s T-R-I-P-H-A-L-A. Triphala is again very, very powerful, very strong at supporting your overall colon health.
Drinking a lot of Water
And then last but not least, getting more clean water. About eight glasses a day of pure clean water is great for naturally cleansing the colon. What this should look like is this. What I recommend if you want to do, let’s say, a week-long, seven-day colon cleanse, is I would wake up every morning and start off with a superfood smoothie, and I would put in a tablespoon of collagen protein powder or a couple tablespoons. I would put in an apple. I would put in some vegetables, if you want, like celery and cucumber, and then I would put in a tablespoon of flax meal and then half an avocado. Blend that up and then do that colon cleansing smoothie for breakfast.
For lunch, I would do a big superfood salad. So, it’s basically organic lettuce, tomatoes, you can do more avocado on there and then something like an Apple Cider vinegar with a tablespoon of olive oil. Do that for lunch, and for dinner, bone broth soup. Do vegetables, do chicken, do chicken broth, but again, a big thing of hearty vegetable soup, chicken vegetable soup, for dinner. And then as a supplement take probiotics, one to two caps twice a day, so four caps total daily of probiotics.
If you do that superfood smoothie for breakfast, that big superfood salad for lunch, and that bowl of bone broth soup for dinner, along with everything I talked about you’re going to see tremendous improvements in your overall colon health, especially if you struggle with constipation. This is a great remedy for that as well. So, guys, I hope you’ve enjoyed this article on natural ways to cleanse your colon.
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