Detoxification of the Colon and the Kidney

Detoxification means cleaning the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin. The body sends out signals that it needs to be detoxed and these include-

  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Sluggish elimination
  • Irritated skinDetoxification of the Colon and the Kidney
  • Allergies
  • Low-grade infections
  • Puffy eye or bags under the eyes
  • Bloating
  • Menstrual problems
  • Mental confusion

In order to start a detox one needs to eliminate alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes), and substitute natural alternatives. Apart from this, one should avoid stress as that adds a lot of pressure to the body.

There are two forms of cleansing that is required from the body –

  1. Colon Cleansing

Eat more fiber as it is the lone nutrient that isn’t digested and helps the bowels contract. In short, more fiber = an emptier colon. Drink a lot of water.  Instead of drinking 8 eight-ounce glasses of water, look at the color of your urine. If it is pale yellow or near-clear you’re doing a great job; if it’s darker than that, start drinking more. One should consume more fermented foods. There are bacteria in fermented foods that are very good for the colon. Without them, certain nutrients go unsynthesized, toxins don’t degrade and create problems in the future.  One can even go for buying a powder or liquid supplements. There are many options out there and each one is either taken by mouth or placed into the rectum. Either way, the colon will end up expelling just about everything.

Detoxification of the Colon and the KidneyIf the bowel has become impacted, an enema may be the answer. A doctor places two fingers into the rectum and breaks up the stool and then the patient is given a dose of mineral oil to soften it. Another method is colonic irrigation but it is an expensive procedure. A pump is inserted into the rectum and gallons of water go through the system, flushing everything out. Once the water is in the colon, the therapist may massage the patient’s abdomen to get everything moving. The whole process can take up to an hour.

  1. Kidney Cleansing

Kidneys serve an important function by filtering and managing the waste a body produces, so it’s essential to keep them healthy.

One way to keep the kidneys functioning properly is to do a kidney cleansing fast. Not only can a kidney cleansing fast dissolve kidney stones, it can also help rejuvenate and detoxify the organs for a healthier system.

Drink only water for 3 days, as well as organic vegetable or fruit juice, or even herbal tea. No food is allowed during this time. Before one starts this cleansing it is important to consult a doctor. Experts suggest that eating 2 large organic watermelons will help empty toxins from one’s kidneys. Continue to ease out of the fast slowly, eating raw fruits and vegetables for a few days after breaking the fast and before returning to one’s regular diet.