I have always heard that colon cleansing was an important thing to do but, there are so many different ideas on what works and what doesn’t that I have never tried it because I didn’t know what to do or who to follow. I really like an article by Dr. Axe that I will be outlining in this post. In it he describes some of the do’s and don’t’s of colon cleaning and detoxing in general.
There is a saying that says, “Death Begins in the Colon”. This is a statement that has been backed up by many coroners who have examined the colon during autopsies to discover extreme toxicity and disease. Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on medicines and laxatives to treat constipation (which Dr. Axe says “accounts for more that 2 million doctor visits a year”), and other toxic colon conditions. The problem with many of these products and medicines is that they most often make the condition worse in the long run.
The American Cancer Society has stated that, 569,490 Americans will die of cancer in 2015. That translate into a little more that 1,500 people a day! That number has been increasing every year and is not likely to start decreasing any time soon. We live in a world and country that has the most advanced medical care anywhere in the whole world, yet, there are more people than ever suffering from life threatening conditions like cancer, heart disease, and others.
In his article, Dr. Axe lists off a few of the most common signs and symptoms that your body is toxic and is crying for a detox.
Symptoms that you need to Detox your Body:
- Skin problems
- Irritability, mood swings