Can you imagine that we can have somewhere around 10 to 20 pounds of waste stuck in our colons? Well, what can I say, the colon seems to be way bigger than we can imagine. So, with that said, it is of vital importance that we help cleanse it from time to time and get rid of the built-up toxins.
Just what do we mean by ‘toxins’? Well, cleansers refer to them as ‘poisons’ or ‘pollutants’, but if we look at them from a medical point of view, toxins are just about anything, from alcohol to foods and even medicines.
But, worry not. There is something you can do about this. And it is called Detoxing. The word itself is quite self-describing. Detoxing refers to eliminating the toxins from your body.
Most waste of your body ends up in the colon. And that includes the waste from your blood, throat, lungs, liver… Nutrients also go in the colon. However, when there is a lot of toxic build-up in there, your colon won’t be able to absorb these nutrients. Such toxic build-ups can cause plenty of health problems, which takes us back to the fact that you could really make use of this detoxing recipe.
The founder of Body Ecology, Dona Gates, says that in order to have good overall health, we must strive for a healthy digestive system.
The most common symptoms of colon toxicity are:
- Diarrhea, stomachache, gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation
- Joint and muscle pain
- Vaginal infections, poor immunity, skin rashes, bladder problems
- Anxiety, memory loss, depression, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog
If you are experiencing any or several of these, it could mean that you have colon toxicity. And here is what you can do about it.
Maple Syrup Colon Cleanse
- 1 organic lemon, freshly squeezed
- 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup (grade B)
- ½ teaspoon organic cayenne pepper
- 12 ounces filtered water
Mix well and drink 4 times a day on an empty stomach for 2 weeks and you’ll feel refreshed.
However, please keep in mind that while drinking this colon cleanse, you are about to lose weight. But this doesn’t mean that you’re not eating enough. You’re just losing water weight, which you will gain right back when you stop drinking the cleanse.