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Introduction Did you know that colon cleansing was a common practice among the ancient Greeks? It resurfaced and became widespread in the United States from 1920 to the 1930s, but interest later declined. Today, it has been revived once more.

Although there is still not enough evidence to support its methods, a lot of people seem obsessed with the idea. Let’s see why.

Why People Undergo Colon Cleansing? The practice can be traced back to an ancient belief, that of autointoxication. It is believed that undigested meat and other food that have not been properly processed lead to mucus build up in a person's colon. Eventually, this leads to the production of toxins which will may make their way to the blood circulation and ultimately poison the body.

Supporters of colon cleansing claim that, when such toxins gets reabsorbed by the body, it leads to certain symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, headache and low energy.

The Different Methods of Colon Cleansing Now, there are many ways to go about colon cleansing. One is through colon irrigation (hydrotherapy) which requires an individual to go to a trained practitioner. Another way is by taking overthe-counter colon cleansing products such as enemas, laxatives, magnesium, herbal teas, enzymes and the like. But there are natural ways too, that we will develop and focus on in the next slides.

Limit Meat Intake People who eat more amounts of red meat, including the processed kind, have higher risks of developing colon cancer. Meat takes more time to digest, prompting the body's system to work doubly hard. Individuals who want to promote a healthy colon can either limit their intake of red and processed meat or go meatless on certain days of the week.

Increase Your Fruits & Vegetable Intake One of the best ways to naturally detox your body is to promote a green diet or by increasing your fruits and vegetables intake. This way, the body not only benefits from detox but also from an increase in its energy levels. With the antioxidant content (and vitamins, etc.) of fruits and vegetables, you will help strengthen your body's defenses against diseases. As you will help fight fatigue and other such symptoms.

Take More Fiber The recommended daily amount of fiber is pegged at 25 to 35 grams. But the truth is that the majority of the population only gets about 50 percent of that amount. And that is not without consequences (constipation, weight gain, etc.) However, when increasing your fiber diet for colon health, it is important that you do so gradually. Increase your intake by maximum 4 to 5 grams per week. This will help prevent too much gas.

Avoid Bad Habits Aside from red and processed meat, your colon will also benefit from lesser alcohol and junk food intake. Cigarette smoking can harm not only your lungs but your colon as well.

Eliminate these bad habits if you truly want to protect your colon and lead a healthy and disease-free life.

Drink Up Something as simple as drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day can promote not only colon but overall body health. It helps improve both the process of digestion and elimination. You can take a hint from the color of your urine.

Darker urine means you need to drink more water as you are already dehydrated. On the other hand, a pale yellow color means you are getting the right amount of water.

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