How to Cleanse Your Colon Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe

How to Cleanse Your Colon Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe


Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural
medicine and founder of DrAxe.com. In this video I’m going to talk to you about how to
naturally cleanse your colon and really go through the exact steps and the best foods
and herbs and supplements you need to cleanse your colon naturally. I’ll say most of these other colon cleanses
out there that people are recommending are sort of fads. They’re not really going to
work long-term. What I’m going to teach you here is really how to do this over several
days, but then also how to keep these different things incorporated in your diet long-term
in daily life that’s going to naturally help cleanse your colon. The truth is your colon doesn’t necessarily
need a lot of help but just needs no interference. For a lot of us we’re consuming different
foods and doing things on a regular basis that are really sort of blocking our colon
up and keeping it from doing its job. So the number one step you need to follow in cleansing
your colon is eliminating processed refined foods and fast foods. So again, anything that
is a packaged food, anything that you’re buying, let’s say, at a fast food restaurant, we know
that those foods are going to cause intestinal inflammation. So step number one, get rid
of the processed foods. Now my top foods, I’ll go here in working
order of the best foods for cleansing your colon. Number one is fermented vegetables.
If you’re not consuming fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi, you’ve got to get those
in your diet. So the number one thing is start consuming sauerkraut or kimchi every single
day. The number two way to start cleansing your
colon is to start consuming more probiotic-rich foods in the form of fermented dairy like
goat’s milk kefir, and goat’s milk yogurt. We know those are the highest foods in probiotics. Step number three, eat apples. Apples have
incredible benefits at cleansing the colon. They’ve got pectin, a specific type of fiber,
as well as quercetin that can really help cleanse the colon. So again, apples are probably
the best fruit when it comes to cleansing the colon. The next here, another sort of fruit, is avocadoes.
Now, avocadoes are great because not only are they one of the most fiber rich foods
on the planet, but it also contains large amounts of potassium and magnesium. Potassium
and magnesium are the top two minerals that you need in order to start flushing out your
colon. You know sodium and salt makes you hold water; potassium causes you to start
to flush water and toxins from your system, and magnesium helps loosen the muscles and
relax the muscles of the colon so you can have easier bowel movements and bowel function.
So again, avocadoes are an amazing food because of the healthy fats. The magnesium and the
potassium and the fiber make it a great food for naturally cleansing your colon. The next thing you want to naturally cleanse
your colon is flax seeds, or specifically sprouted flax, another amazing fiber rich
food that’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. We know flax, just adding a couple of tablespoons
in a morning smoothie, can naturally help cleanse your colon. The next thing is an herb called triphala.
Now triphala has been used in India and Asia for centuries as a natural tonic that can
support colon function. So if you want to really support your colon, triphala is an
incredible herb you want to look into or an herbal sort of remedy. That’s T-R-I-P-H-A-L-A.
Triphala is again very, very powerful, very strong at supporting your overall colon health. And then last but not least, getting more
clean water. About eight glasses a day of pure clean water is great for naturally cleansing
the colon. What this should look like is this. What I recommend if you want to do, let’s
say, a week-long, seven-day colon cleanse, is I would wake up every morning and start
off with a superfood smoothie, and I would put in a tablespoon of collagen protein powder
or a couple tablespoons. I would put in an apple. I would put in some vegetables, if
you want, like celery and cucumber, and then I would put in a tablespoon of flax meal and
then half an avocado. Blend that up and then do that colon cleansing smoothie for breakfast. For lunch, I would do a big superfood salad.
So it’s basically organic lettuce, tomatoes, you can do more avocado on there and then
something like an apple cider vinegar with a tablespoon of olive oil. Do that for lunch,
and for dinner, bone broth soup. Do vegetables, do chicken, do chicken broth, but again, a
big thing of hearty vegetable soup, chicken vegetable soup, for dinner. And then as a
supplement take probiotics, one to two caps twice a day, so four caps total daily of probiotics. If you do that superfood smoothie for breakfast,
that big superfood salad for lunch, and that bowl of bone broth soup for dinner, along
with everything I talked about you’re going to see tremendous improvements in your overall
colon health, especially if you struggle with constipation. This is a great remedy for that
as well. So guys, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video
on natural ways to cleanse your colon. And hey, if you want to learn more about natural
techniques to cleanse your colon, simply visit my website, DrAxe.com, and subscribe here
to the YouTube channel. I’ve got a lot more videos coming out on natural ways to detox
and take your health to the next level.