Boil a litre of water and take it off the heat. In a cup mix 50 ml of castor oil with 50 ml of freshly squeezed orange juice and drink it on an empty stomach. After 15 minutes drink a cup of boiled, but not hot water. It should be at the temperature of the tea that you usually drink. Sip the hot water until you have drank the whole litre. By now you should have already noticed the effect that castor oil has on your bowel movement. On average, a person doing this treatment goes to the toilet within 30 minutes of drinking the castor oil mix. Depending on the individual state of the colon, you may have to go 3-5 times, which is perfectly normal.
After the treatment drink a lot of water throughout the day and for at least 48 hours stick to a light diet, without greasy, fried foods. Your best bet will be some white or brown rice with cooked vegetables. You need to make the digestion process easy for your colon after it has been cleansed of its good bacteria.
Specialist Colon Cleansing Treatments
Due to the high amount of processed food available on the market, we eat more and more products that cause digestive problems and sometimes even pose danger to the digestive system. That’s why regular intake of foods that favour healthy digestion is very important. Failure to do so may lead to serious health problems, which we mentioned before.
What to do, however, if none of the above-mentioned home remedies gives satisfactory results?
If you have tried all of them and you still suffer from poor bowel movement and solid matter trapped in the intestines, you probably need to contact a specialist, who will perform a treatment called hydro-colon therapy.
Hydro-colon therapy works much like the enema, but on a deeper level. The specialist performing the treatment applies two small tubes into the anus and introduces a special liquid into the colon. Then a gentle massage of the abdomen is performed in order to distribute the liquid liberally along the whole colon. It’s usually painless unless you have some trapped gas or haemorrhoids. After the application of the liquid and the massage, the undigested matter dissolved in water goes out through the second tube. Everything happens in a controlled environment and the whole treatment – if done professionally – does not imply any unpleasant odours.
The treatment should be done once a year in a series of 3-4 sessions. With the first treatment, the solid matter gets removed and the walls of the colon get soaked with the introduced liquids. Over the next two weeks, the patient should increase the intake of water and high-fibre foods that will help remove the soaked residue from the colon. Then the process should be repeated for best results.
Whether you decide to have a hydro-colon therapy treatment or stick to simple home remedies, make sure you don’t neglect the colon. Our health depends not only on what kind of food enters our body but also on the way it leaves the digestive system.