If you have a high amount of roughage in your diet, eating raw fruits and fresh vegetables for 75% of your daily meals, then a colon cleanse is probably not necessary.
However, for most people who eat a diet high in processed foods, a colon cleanse will flush the toxins that build up in your colon due to a sluggish elimination process. These toxins often come from artificial ingredients used to preserve packaged foods.
Since these chemical preservatives serve no biological purpose, the body does not know what to do with them. GMO foods, high fructose corn syrup, and coloring agents cause the body to become overloaded with toxins.
Although the body does try to get rid of toxic residue from foods, due to a sluggish colon, it is not entirely successful in removing all the toxins. Over time, then, a certain threshold of toxins builds up in the colon causing a sluggish metabolism and weight gain.
A colon cleanse usually involves the use of supplements that come in a powder or liquid form. These supplements may be taken orally or taken through the anus.
A cleansing supplement stimulates the muscles in the rectum causing them to expel everything in that part of the body.
Supplements come in the form of enemas, laxatives, herbal teas, enzymes, and the mineral magnesium. Really doesn’t sound too appealing but it can be extremely helpful to your body if you take the time to do a colon cleanse.
Another way to do a colon cleanse is to visit a colon hydrotherapist, who will then perform a medical procedure called colon irrigation. This is similar to an enema, except much more powerful since a great deal of water is run through the colon using special machinery. I always recommend first-time colon cleanser users to try the supplements first.