The human colon is an important part of the body. An article on PubMed explains that the function of the colon includes the conservation of water and electrolytes as well as the controlled evacuation of feces. Extensive research has shown that the health of your colon can have a direct impact on your body’s overall metabolism. With that said, an unhealthy colon can lead to serious conditions such as colon cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis. They estimate that for 2018, there will be 97,220 new cases of colon cancer. Finding the healthiest solutions to clean out your colon can be tough, but there is one home remedy that may be able to help.
Before I get into the remedy, I wanted to add that unhealthy diets and lifestyle choices can contribute to unhealthy colons and colon cancer. An online Cleveland Clinic cancer risk assessment was conducted which included over 27,000 responses, Medical Daily reported. The results were that less than 10% of the participants reported eating the daily recommended amount of fruit, vegetables, and grains, which are all essential to help clean out your colon.
The remedy that can help clean out your colon consists of four ingredients: one lemon, two tablespoons of Aloe Gel, one liter of water, and honey. According to Dr. Edward Group lll, who is the founder of the Global Healing Center, explains that lemons are a great choice for helping with digestion. He explains that the colon is the final part of the digestion process, and because lemons contain pectin, which is a type of fiber that makes up the cell wall of many types of fruits, they are very beneficial to a proper digestion and healthy colon. The pectin slows down the speed of food that leaves the stomach and improves how it’s broken down, Dr. Group added.
Aloe Gel. This gel contains barbaloin, which is a C-glucoside of aloe-emodin anthrone and is found in the plant Aloe Vera. The University of Rochester Medical Center explains that Aloe Vera has been used for many years in medicine. It is mostly known for its healing abilities on cuts and burns, but they also mention that it can also be used as a laxative. A healthy colon means that you have regular bowel movements, and because Aloe Vera contains barbaloin, the anthraquinones (organic compounds) can help stimulate your bowel movements and increase its tone.
Honey. Honey is considered one of the best sources for weight loss; and according to Livestrong, many people who do a colon cleanse often lose weight as well because they are able to clear out the waste from their intestines. A study from a 2011 issue of Nutrition Research touched bases on the effects of honey and sugar on obesity in rats and they found that the rats who were fed honey ate less and gained less weight. In addition, according to a 2010 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, researchers compared the effects of honey and sugar in women. They found that honey had less of an effect on the blood sugar levels. If your blood glucose levels are high, the body is unable to convert the food you eat into energy, which can cause overeating and excess amounts of toxins which, in turn, can cause constipation and an unhealthy colon.
According to Lonny Horowitz, a board-certified bariatrician practicing in the Atlanta area, it’s like cleaning up a construction site. “The toxins are the unused junk that’s leftover, and our bodies remove this waste through sweat, urine, and stool,” reported USA News. Horowitz adds that if your body does not have enough fluids, the kidneys will not work efficiently, and all the toxins become more concentrated and difficult to force out. This can have a negative effect on the body’s bowel functions. A healthy colon needs regular bowel movements so it can remove waste and not leave any excess toxins, Horowitz says.
How to prepare it. You’ve been very patient, and now I’m going to tell you how to make this remedy. First, you’ll want to squeeze the lemon in a bowl, then add the two tablespoons of fresh Aloe Vera and mix it well. Once you’ve thoroughly mixed the two together, add the one liter of water and mix everything in a blender. After you’ve blended everything together, add a bit of honey to sweeten the mix. To help clean out your colon, take a glass of this first thing in the morning, and if you want to speed up the process, 30 minutes before each main meal.