“3-Step Cleanse” – Fast and Easy Colon Cleanse

It’s 2019, and nobody has time to stick to a 6-month-long regime just to experience bowel relief. If you’re like me, you want bowel relief and you want it now.

But before we begin, this 3-step colon cleanse is NOT hydrotherapy, which is the process of sticking a tube in your colon and flushing out contents with water. If you’re unsure what hydrotherapy is like in person, watch the video below.

Instead, I’m going to show you the simpler way to cleanse, a way that is:

  • Non-invasive
  • Inexpensive
  • Convenient and on your schedule
  • Safe and natural

The 3-Step Colon Cleanse

If you don’t know about the benefits of colon cleansing yet, read the top 5 benefits.

Otherwise, let’s get started.

1. Immediately increase your daily water-intake.

In 1945, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board recommended 2.5 liters (84.5 ounces) of water a day, but this recommendation isn’t necessarily evidence-based. While the U.S. Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 do not set a recommendation, it is still wise to shoot for ~8 ounces a day of water.

There is no definite recommended water dosage, but the more the better.

Water is vital for your colon: in fact, dehydration is one of the commonest causes of constipation, which means drinking adequate water should be at the top of your list for fighting occasional constipation.

Not sure how to drink more water? Here’s a couple tips:

  1. Drink from larger water bottles, as your mind will still perceive it as “one bottle of water”–and you’ll drink more.
  2. Choose your favorite water temperature–whether it’s hot or cold. If you enjoy the temperature, you’ll likely drink more of it.
  3. Place the water near you, not in the kitchen or your backpack or purse. If it’s in view, it’s in you.

2. Replace the simple carbs with high-fiber foods.

Usually, this begins and ends with fiber. Individuals who consume high-fiber diets have lower levels of constipation.

You may think it’s hard to get fiber into your diet–but it’s actually really easy! Here’s a handy infographic about the top 5 fiber sources.

5 insanely delicious high-fiber food sources
Credit: healthline.com

Not an image reader? These 5 simple-yet-delicious sources of fiber can be incorporated into your diet. They will help your digestive system prepare for that instant cleanse.

  1. Chia Seeds: 34.4%
  2. Popcorn: 14.5%
  3. Almonds: 12.5%
  4. Dark Chocolate: 10.9%
  5. Oats: 10.6%

(Just be careful with the chocolate! 🍫)

3. Get yourself a natural supplement.

Maybe you’re into hydrotherapy, or enemas, or the other colon cleansing methods, but we like a method that’s all-natural, non-invasive, and repeatable.

The only way to do this is to daily ingest those herbs that help cleanse your colon.

And the good news is that it’s so easy.

When choosing a colon cleansing supplement, you want to hit those needs: the top issues you may be struggling with that you can’t quite seem to fix.

Natural colon cleansing supplements can help you if…

  • You feel heavy and bloated all the time.
  • You have a hard time going to the bathroom.
  • Your stools hurt (they are hard and make you push).
  • Your bowel movements are infrequent or irregular.
  • You’re looking for a quick cleanse, a body reset.
  • You’ve tried everything else and nothing has worked.
  • You believe in putting all-natural ingredients into your body.

What’s the Most Gentle Colon Cleanse?

Nobody on this earth, in all sincerity, wants to do an enema. I repeat: nobody wants a shove water up his/her you-know-what. If you’re looking for a colon cleanse, I’ll bet on the house you fit in with this category. Luckily, colon cleanses come in all shapes a sizes, but most of them aren’t gentle. They’re usually pretty rough on your body.

My Gentle Cleanse: Bowel relief with a gentle touch.

If you’re new to colon cleansing, WELCOME! You may need to catch up, so here are plenty of useful sources for colon cleansing: How Your Colon Works The Best Colon Cleansing Methods How Colon Cleansing Helps the Skin Great. You’re still here, so I assume you’re an expert at colon cleansing :). My Gentle Cleanse, the product in the image below, is the product I’m going to be talking about. In fact, it’s probably the most gentle cleanse available, and it’s 100% natural. My Gentle Cleanse is an all-natural, gentle colon cleanse. Normally, colon cleanses work by inducing your body to release its contents–to “flush” your colon out in hyperspeed, kind of like when you eat Indian food and you know you can’t handle the spice. But My Gentle Cleanse works a bit differently: it works alongside your body to help it function better. Technically, it helps your body’s peristaltic actions perform more smoothly by feeding your body helpful, natural herbs. (If you need a reminder, peristalsis is the wave-like movements your bowels perform to push items toward the colon–kind of like doing the worm.)

The Ingredients in the Cleanse

These herbs I’m talking about are, of course, 100% natural. They wouldn’t be called herbs otherwise! Cascara Sagrada, a powerful herb that targets the peristaltic action of the colon. Senna Leaf, a leaf that helps in the gentle alleviation of occasional constipation. Fennel Seed, a seed with antioxidant capacities, which can help reduce bloating and flatulence. Dandelion, a widespread plant that helps contribute to digestive health. Aloe Vera, a famous [and miraculous] plant that helps as a soothing aid in occasional constipation. Because–as I’m sure you know by now–that your body craves natural ingredients. What happens when you feed it meat, potatoes, and Twinkies non-stop? Diarrhea, loss of energy, fatigue, poor skin, etc. We, you and I, know damn well that to treat our colon gently, we also need to drink plenty of water.
Doing a colon cleanse without enough water is like descending a waterslide without water: it will be a raw ass-burn.

You know how to treat your body gently:
  • Eat fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Exercise moderately.
But for a true colon cleanse, sometimes you need some extra help. Why not treat yourself to a gentle colon cleanse? Treat that body.

Killing Sugar with a Water Bottle

When I realized I was wrong…. there I was, standing in a labyrinthine line that stretched seemingly from the East to the West, and it boasted a grand reward at the end. ‘Twas a booth that offered free trips to the Caribbean! No, it was a roller coaster. Three hours… for a cart hoisted on tracks to spurn me into a ride of endorphin overload. It jolted my limbs as a surrogate masseuse, yes, but it’s not what caught my eye. The people-watching: ever amusing; the cacophonous mixture of laughs and screams giving the amusement park a well-needed ambiance: adorable. The heat and dearth of anything remarkably close to healthy: a death knell. When you go to an amusement park—while you believe you are the most prepared person to ever foot a park—within one hour you realize that you forgot to bring a hat. Then you look down and see you’re wearing jeans with hot, fluffy socks that in no way aerate your sweaty soles. Most sweetly, you brought one 16oz water bottle to sate your thirst for about 20 minutes. Good job.

Sugar holds us captive. Avoid sugar and choose healthy alternatives.

There you are, sweating like a golden retriever in a summer dog park; you’re a mess, but, since you’ve had an affair with soda pop for the last ten years—you’re not a very hot mess. I mean, you can see your feet, but you’re at a juncture in life where your fitness expectations have not been met.

   

Mapping your habits

You need a map to navigate this whole “health” thing. I was there, and I tried several things. Let me give you some tips not how to create yourself a new body, but to help you map yourself a structure of healthy habits.

Step 0

Avoid amusement parks. I haven’t met a soul who can resist a churro. (If you have that power, please comment below how you are a superhero.)

Step 1

Drink water; and then drink more water. Ditch the sodas and other water-alternatives entirely. Sodas on average have upward of 36 grams of sugars, which will spike your blood sugar immediately and grant you some temporary energy—but they will render you listless and lacking in viable nutrients you need for the day. Water is a paramount need to your daily and active lifestyle (If you really want to tackle the whole sugar problem, begin tapering the sugar/additives you use in your coffee in the morning. One packet of sugar contains 5-10 grams, and if you add several to your Vente Caramel Macchiato with Skim Milk and [Only] 2 Pumps of Extra Caramel, those simple carbohydrates will add up, tower over you, and consume you like the sun consumes the happy faces on a hot day at an amusement park while in line for 3 hours…)

Step 1.5

If you’re having trouble getting that energy while you’re ditching soda, try an energy booster. A boost in your energy and metabolism will not only steer you from unhealthy alternatives but also give you the power to make healthier eating decisions.

Step 2

Purchase active shoes/wear (if you don’t have any). Start small, but carve out a small slot of time a couple times a week to walk. Not everyone is dauntless enough to embark on a rigorous regime and start running daily. That’s for those superheroes in Step 0. Maybe it’s before or after dinner—and even if it’s only in 10 or 15-minute increments—it will release endorphins, make you happy, and cause you to crave just a little more exercise each day. Endorphins (released by any type of physical activity, especially the enduring kind) even acts as an analgesic, a fancy word for a pain-reliever!

Step 3

Don’t reward yourself too prematurely. I know that when I experience relatively minor victories in my healthy habits, I will go to the store, isle 10 (memorized by now), to the 3rd freezer at the end and buy some cheap 100-calorie creams. BUT IT’S NOT WORTH IT. Resist the temptation to pat yourself on the back all the time. It’s good to feel good about yourself, but sometimes we have to teach our bodies the hard way. Breaking and replacing habits take at least 3 weeks to settle in. Remember that.

Step 4

Interact with your friends/family. No, not in the form of “Hey, I just starting eating healthily and taking this new fitness drink; and I’m gonna stick to it this time!” Instead, encourage them without even telling them you’re working out. “Hey, how have you been pruning your habits recently?” “Is that supplement helping you?” “We should get some veggie tortas instead of waffles tomorrow at breakfast.” Of course, this is optional, but I find (and maybe you have!) that when I work on my habits without broadcasting them, it somehow incentivizes me to continue them regardless of what people say. It’s like preparing for a beach trip two months before it happens just so you can reap the unforeseen compliments when you arrive clad in your favorite, scantier-than-before-but-modest beach apparel 😊.   Ask yourself, friend: how many steps do you really need?