Juice Cleanse

Do I Need a Cleanse?

Vegetables Wreath

Though it often doesn't receive the health-promoting attention it deserves, the colon (also known as the large intestine) is an important part of the body. It is vital to proper digestion, especially to moving waste out in a timely manner so that it does not compromise your health.

Like many other parts of the body, however, it is possible for the colon to cease functionally optimally. When this happens, you can experience any number of issues from gas and occasional constipation to small, infrequent, and incomplete bowel movements. [1] Over time, this can lead to even more serious health issues. [2]

A thorough, fiber-based colon cleanse such as DrNatura's Colonix program is an effective way to help encourage the body's natural cleansing process and to protect you from a food landscape that puts you at increased risk for disease.

Making Salad

Just Because it Tastes Really Good

The sad truth is that the Standard American Diet (aka "SAD") is not very colon friendly. The high amounts of refined foods loaded with sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats may bring pleasure to our taste buds, while simultaneously wreaking havoc on many systems of the body, including the digestive system and the colon. [3] Health experts around the globe agree that the current food landscape is rife with unhealthy options. As a result, even the most developed countries in the world are experiencing trends toward increased lifestyle-related disease and disabilities. [4]

While there is no substitute for a clean, healthy diet, completing an all-natural, fiber-based cleanse can definitely help tip the scales back in favor of your health and well-being. How? By assisting your body's incredible ability to cleanse itself.

Your body is designed for smooth and efficient digestion. Food and drink are digested and metabolized and the waste generated from this procedure is escorted out of the body. The transit time from one end of your body to the other, however, can be compromised by the condition of your digestive tract and, especially, of your colon. Waste that is retained in the colon can lead to the absorption of toxic compounds; resulting symptoms can include confusion, depression, irritability, fatigue, gastrointestinal complaints, and even allergic reactions such as hives. [5] A fiber-based cleanse helps the body move any accumulated matter out and ensures that the process of digestion and elimination is both natural and efficient.

World in Bag

Our Toxic World

But not everything that you take into your body comes in the form of food or drink. The sad reality is that we live in a polluted world.

But not everything that you take into your body comes in the form of food or drink. The sad reality is that we live in a polluted world. A number of years ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) took blood samples from the umbilical cords of ten newborns from across the United States and tested them for toxins. They found 287 chemicals that negatively affect nearly every system of the body: hormonal, reproductive, immune, nervous system, and so forth. It's worth repeating that these were newborns: children than had never lived a day outside of the womb. [6] They were not exposed to these 287 chemicals by breathing the air, drinking water, or eating food. They got them from their mothers, who had spent their lives breathing, drinking, and eating.

Rather than a referendum on prenatal risk assessment, we should consider this a clarion call that alerts us to the fact that our world is so toxic today that babies are born with chemicals inside of them that simply should not be there.

Fortunately, our bodies want to be clean and healthy and, in general, they're good at protecting us from things that can compromise our health. As we live our lives, our bodies do the best they can to neutralize toxins and escort them from the body as efficiently as possible. Here, the colon plays a key role, in large part, because it is the organ through which we literally move toxins out of our body. It makes sense, therefore, that keeping the colon in optimal working condition gives our bodies a "leg up" in terms of keeping us safe from the toxins in the world around us. [7]


Even if You're Regular

But maybe you are already regular and don't experience the telltale signs of a sluggish bowel. You may want to consider at least an annual fiber-based cleanse, simply because of the many health benefits that are associated with an increase in dietary fiber intake.

For example, it's well-known in the medical community that increasing fiber intake can help lower blood glucose levels and cholesterol, which reduces risk of heart disease and diabetes. [8] Further, dietary fiber is known to feed the "friendly" bacteria in your intestines, which has a range of positive health benefits such as improved immunity [9] , weight management [10] , and reduction of cravings for unhealthy foods. [11]

For these reasons, it really behooves everyone to use an all-natural, fiber-based colon cleanse. How often and how long will vary depending on your individual diet and lifestyle choices, as well as your health and your health-related goals. Regardless of the frequency, you can rest assured that completing a cleanse is good for you and will help you look and feel your best.


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