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How to Cleanse Upper & Lower Bowel

By Bob Shneidley ; Updated July 27, 2017

To heal intestines, reduce mucoid plaque, rebuild your intestinal flora, and cleanse your blood and lymph, you may need a bowel cleanse. Additional benefits include discharging bile, promoting healing of inflammatory bowel diseases and more. Whatever the reason, you will benefit from a bowel cleanse. A real bowel cleanse can take from three to four weeks up to a few months, depending on the person. But don't get discouraged, because it's worth it.

  1. Begin transitioning to a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables with very few cooked or processed foods to help keep your digestive system free of mucoid plaque. Toxins will not build up, and foods will be fully digested and used.

  2. Start your detoxification program with the colon. A good cleansing program should always begin by removing the waste in your colon, the last portion of your food processing chain. Don't attempt to clean your liver, blood, or lymph system without first addressing a waste-filled bowel. Doing so will cause the excreted toxins to get recycled back into your body.

  3. Decrease bowel transit time with intestinal cleansing. As part of your colon cleansing program, take one tbsp. of liquid bentonite and one tbsp. of ground flax seeds in a glass of water first thing in the morning (wait at least half an hour before eating) and before bed. Drink at least eight glasses of water per day or constipation may result. Bentonite clay and flax seeds assist with the colon cleansing process. Bentonite is a type of edible clay that acts as a bulk laxative by absorbing water to form a gel.

  4. An important component of a colon cleansing program is the use of probiotics to help replenish the population of friendly bacteria that resides in your colon. A probiotic is an organism that contributes to the health and balance of the intestinal tract. Take probiotic supplements daily with the other steps of the cleansing process.

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