If you really want to control your cravings for foods that you shouldn’t be eating, you may want to try a colon cleanse. This way of getting rid of toxins and therefore cravings is a bit controversial and definitely has some drawbacks. But many people swear by them and use them to powerfully reshape their health and digestive system.
Before embarking on a colon cleanse, you should know that this method is only effective if you change your eating habits after you are done. There is no point in undergoing a colon cleanse if you are going to revert to your old ways of eating. All benefits you receive will be canceled immediately. You should also know that depending on the level of toxins that have accumulated in your body, colon cleansing can have very intense side effects.
Basically, when you perform a colon cleanse, you are forcing the accumulated chemicals, toxins, and other harmful food waste out of your colon. When you eat a diet that consists of a lot of processed foods, excess sugar, excess fat, and full of chemicals, you store these dietary contaminants in your body long after you eat them. Their presence can make you want more of the same, and over time, your colon can become blocked.
Colon cleansing removes toxic substances from your body and gives you a fresh start. There are many different ways to perform a colon cleanse, some are beneficial and some are not. Unfortunately, as with many other alternative techniques, many companies have attempted to produce chemical solutions to these problems. The problem with pills and powders is that you are giving your body more of the same: chemicals. Commercial colon cleanses can also contain herbal ingredients that are harmful in large amounts.
One of the most natural and powerful ways to cleanse your colon is by using Cascara Sagrada. This herb, technically bark, has been used for centuries by Native Americans and has a very strong laxative effect on the body. In fact, it is so strong that it should only be used in very small amounts for a short period of time. Many over-the-counter colon cleansing products use Cascara Sagrada, but it really shouldn’t be used every day. It is best to use the herb alone or with other natural ingredients isolated.
Cascara Segrada has an effect on the muscle contractions in your colon. Stimulates peristalsis that produces the urge to defecate. It is a very effective method to cleanse your colon. You can find Cascara Segrada in pill form, tincture, or as a dried bark that you can make into tea.
If you don’t want to take another route, you can try psyllium and bentonite clay shakes taken several times a day for several days to cleanse your colon. These natural ingredients will effectively cleanse your colon without many of the problems associated with Cascara Segrada.
Regardless of which method you choose, be sure not to substitute colon cleansing for a better diet. Use them as a boost to your healthier lifestyle, but remember they have a huge impact on your body.