Colon health is a rather important part of the body’s overall health. Dr. Mehmet Oz is one of the leading experts on the subject of overall body health and he has a lot to say about colon health, particularly cleansing the colon. But before we get into colon cleansing, you need to know if you even have a toxic colon. One of the best ways to determine that is to know the symptoms.
There are a number of symptoms that may indicate that your colon might not be so clean. Such as fatigue, sluggishness, constipation, diarrhea, inability to concentrate, severe gas and bloating, prolapse of abdominal muscles and weight gain just to name a few. These symptoms are some of the more obvious ones, but there is an extremely large list of symptoms that you would have never thought to equate with colon toxicity. For example, burning sensations of hands, feet, eyes and or face, bad breath and body odor, depression or sensitivity to noise and light. None of these ailments make you think colon health, however that could be just the problem. With so many unexpected symptoms of poor colon health like emotional and hormonal imbalances, depression, dementia, skin and hair problems and degeneration of organs you may be thinking I might as well just get to cleansing this colon right away. Most likely you’re right.
The benefits of colon cleansing far out weight any disadvantages. Colon cleansing can aid in preventing constipation, improving digestion, and increasing energy levels. All of which will lead to increases in the body’s ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients, increased fertility, weight loss, and stability of the Ph. balance in the bloodstream. Leading you to feel better, look better and have an overall better quality of life.
Dr. Oz promotes a healthy and more natural way to cleansing the colon. He prefers to use food to clean out the colon. I once heard Dr. Oz say in an interview that there is nothing wrong with getting the (dreaded) colonic but that food is just as capable of cleaning out your colon.
Dr. Oz has come up with a weekend colon cleanse meal plan called the 48-hour detox cleanse. This cleanse uses a combination of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and high fiber foods to create a detoxifying effect in the body. By eating foods such as quinoa, prunes, cucumbers, kale and cabbage, to name a few, you give your body the necessary tools to detoxify on its own.
His approach to cleaning out the colon is more about supporting all 3 detoxifying organs and not just the colon. He states that the liver, the kidney and the colon are all equally important organs when it comes to detoxifying the body. Which is exactly why eating the foods listed in his 48-hour detox cleanse work so well. They enhance the liver, kidney, and colon functions allowing them to do their jobs at their highest ability.
Knowing that the body is implicitly capable of healing itself is amazing knowledge to have. Dr. Oz wants to help you help your body realize its potential by giving you the necessary tools to do so. He has more information on the subject colon cleansing on his website as well as a complete list of recipes for the 48-hour detox cleanse. He even includes a grocery shopping list of everything you’ll need to prepare for your weekend cleanse. Good luck and happy cleansing.