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Fiber Cleansing… And Beyond!

"Do I need a cleanse?" That's a question you might be asking yourself right now. A related question might be: “Which kind of cleanse is the best for me?” Some of the most perplexing questions people have about internal cleansing have to do with knowing which kind of cleanse to use. There are many different options available today: oxygen cleanses, colonic irrigation, therapeutic clays, diet-based cleanses, and fiber cleanses. It's important to know which ones work and why they may or may not be good choice for you.


Oxygen Cleanse

Oxygen cleanses use the natural power of oxygen to dissolve fecal matter that may be stubbornly stuck inside the colon. This can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea, which create potential problems of their own. [1]

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Colonics or Colonic Irrigation

Colonic irrigation is basically a clinically delivered deep enema. That is, a professional inserts an instrument into the rectum and flushes the entire colon with fluid. Reports on this cleansing approach are mixed, but the process typically takes several visits and can be somewhat expensive. Medical professionals worry about possible adverse events such as the introduction to the colon of harmful bacteria, the perforation of colon by the inserted instrument, possible depletion of electrolytes, and allergic reactions to the latex or plastic used or to the lubricant jelly. [2] , [3]

Clay Cleanser

Clay Cleansers (Like Bentonite Clay)

Therapeutic clays, especially bentonite, have been used to help cleanse the body. These are naturally occurring clays that, when ingested, absorb toxins and escort them out of the body. [4] Bentonite clay, in particular, carries some risk for adverse reaction, including poor absorption of certain drugs and nutrients, bowel blockage, heavy metal exposure, and a laxative effect. [5]

Diets Fasting

Diets and Fasting

Some colon cleanses work based on certain foods that you are supposed to consume or avoid. One popular cleanse instructs the user to consume only lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and a salt-water mixture. [6] Other food-based cleanses, such as fasting and juice fasts, are thought to help the body's natural cleansing process by letting it use biological energy that would otherwise go toward digestion. [7]

Unfortunately, strict or severe food-based cleanses can be overly hard on the digestive system, and may require professional guidance to ensure proper completion, as well as to guard against sudden urges to binge on foods that have been excluded from the fast. Further, juice fasts can lead to unintended spikes in blood sugar, insufficient protein intake, and actually poorer detoxification results. [8]

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Fiber Cleansers

Finally, fiber-based cleanses like DrNatura's Colonix cleansing program, utilize the natural colon-cleaning properties of plant-derived dietary fiber. Found in soluble and insoluble forms, dietary fiber bulks up as it travels through the digestive tract, sweeping the intestines clean along its way. Additionally, fiber feeds the friendly bacteria in the colon, promoting overall immune function and digestive wellness. [9]

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So… Which One?

With all these options available today, it's fairly clear that colon cleansing is an important subject. But which one should you choose? Only you, with a physician's help as necessary, can decide.

However, perhaps it is helpful to consider this point: Of all the cleansing options highlighted above, only the fiber-based cleanse is truly natural to the human body. In fact, an adequate daily intake of dietary fiber is seen as an integral part of a healthy diet. [10] An unhealthy digestive system is not caused by a deficiency of clay, colonic irrigation, oxygen powder, or juice. It may be caused, however, by a deficiency of dietary fiber. That is certainly something to consider!

But Wait… It Gets Better!

One of the great benefits of completing DrNatura's Colonix cleansing program is that it is designed to optimize your cleansing experience using a three-part system that is based on the power of herbs. By this point, you're probably already aware of the powerful fiber cleanser that is the foundation of DrNatura's Colonix cleansing program. This essential component does the "heavy lifting" in terms of supercharging your body's natural cleansing processes.

But there's more! Recognizing that an optimal cleansing experience should also nourish the organs of detoxification (such as the liver and kidneys), and promote whole-body wellness by contributing powerful antioxidant support, DrNatura's Colonix cleansing program was designed to include two additional elements: Paranil and KleriTea.

Paranil is a blend of 17 powerful herbs and natural ingredients that research has shown promote a healthy liver and kidneys, while also imparting their natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and immune boosting properties. [11], [12], [13]

KleriTea, a soothing, caffeine-free, night-time herbal tea composed of 12 carefully selected herbal ingredients, rounds out the program. It's gentle laxative effect helps stimulate peristalsis - the movement of the colon that leads to elimination - and the therapeutic herbal ingredients promote a restful sleep while also reducing inflammation, supporting the liver and kidneys, and normalizing digestion. [14] , [15] , [16], [17]

Clearly, when you invest in DrNatura's Colonix cleansing program, you are investing in yourself. You can rest assured that the research-backed, proprietary formulas of the program's three components - the daily Colonix cleansing fiber, the Paranil, and the KleriTea - will give you the healthy, effective, and natural kind of "clean" that you're looking for.


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