The colon is an integral part of the human body. It not only processes food and discharges the waste but it also ensures that all the toxins, chemicals, and bad bacteria get funneled out of the body. Furthermore, they ensure that the healthy nutrients and vitamins from foods get absorbed by the body.
If the digestive tract or the colon isn’t functioning properly then that could cause a lot of deleterious effects on the human body. These unhealthy toxins will not be excreted from the body and thus will sit stagnant in the gut. Some symptoms that indicate that your colon isn’t working optimally and efficiently include: bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion, frequent loose stools, fatigue and irregular bowel movements or less than one poop a day.
If you have more than one of these symptoms then it could be an indication of colon or digestive issues. Aside from taking good bacteria and probiotics such as yogurt, kefir and kombucha, you can also participate in a detox.
A detox is a method used to decipher which types of foods cause digestive issues. Foods are initially severely restricted and then gradually food groups will be added back in one by one in order to determine what the cause of the digestive issue is. For instance, if you suspect that seafood is the reason for your digestive issues, then remove them from your diet for a week. If no issues arise within that week, maybe add in one specific type of seafood after for a couple of days.
Keep adding in different types of seafood until you are able to differentiate which food is triggering these digestive issues.
Another effective method is to engage in a juice cleanse. Warm up a glass of water and then add in sea salt and stir. Then add a bit of apple juice, ginger juice, and fresh lemon juice. Drink this concoction first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and then once again just before a light lunch. Consume it one more time sometime in the afternoon.
Before partaking in these cleanses or detoxes, make sure that you are properly hydrated on a daily basis and that your diet has a healthy combination of fats, proteins, and carbs. And don’t forget your fiber!