The terms detox and cleanse are often used interchangeably. Yet, they really describe two very different processes. Both have value. In fact, you should plan regular cleanses and detoxes. How you schedule them, how you do them, and which you need most depend on many factors.
Otherwise known as colonic irrigation or colonics, colon hydrotherapy involves flushing water through the colon (aka large intestine) to clear it of waste build-up and clean it. Colon hydrotherapy may be used to prepare patients for certain medical treatments.
Colon cleansing has gained popularity in recent years as people are becoming more educated about their bowel health. But what exactly is colon cleansing, and what does it feel like when you do it?
Your colon, otherwise known as the large intestine, is where waste from the food you eat ends up before it leaves your body via a bowel motion. This waste sits in your colon while water is absorbed. Bacteria that live in your intestines break down what is left.
A clean and healthy colon (aka your large intestine) means more than just regular bowel movements. Being able to “go” regularly is, of course, a relief that most of us take for granted – at least until we get backed up and experience all the related discomforts.