As almost everyone is aware, obesity is increasingly an issue in many parts of the world, and not just in Western countries. Sometimes it seems as if there as many theories about causes people to be overweight as there are overweight people. There are various answers to the question as to what leads to the matter of getting overweight. For some it’s more a matter of genetics and for others it’s more a matter of diet and/or lifestyle. Regardless of the reason, there is no easy, sure-fire way to lose weight.
One of the alternative therapies promoted as a way of restoring one’s digestive system to good health and lose weight is colon cleansing. Colon cleansing is not a “quick fix” solution to a weight problem. However, adherents believed that it will over time it will unclog the colon and make the digestive system more efficient.
Adherents of alternative medicine believe that there is too much focus on artificial methods of weight loss. Instead we should be focusing on finding natural and healthy ways of restoring a clean and efficient digestive system. This will then lead to the body weight of an overweight person gradually returning to normal.
As touted by its proponents, the benefits of colon cleansing are actually two-fold. Nutrients are absorbed by the body better and this will not only result in a slimmer look but also makes the skin look smoother. Colon cleansing also aids in weight loss by helping the body to feel lighter and at the same time cleaner. Many people when they are desperate for an energy boost resort to foods that are high in sugar and/or carbohydrates in order to get the instant rush such foods provide. However, once that initial high wears off, they feel even more lethargic than they did before. Colon cleansing on the other hand can help one to feel more energetic and alert for a much longer period of time, without resorting to foods that lead to weight gain.
However, the main issue related to weight loss by colon cleansing remains as to how and what types of food items are being consumed on a daily basis. The food items that people normally consume daily are in some way contaminated thorough toxins, pollutants and other chemicals. Even the so-called healthy fruits and vegetables are exposed to such contaminants. These foods over a long period of time gradually build up in the colon causing the stomach to bulge out. This is also the cause of constipation, gas, bloating and other abdominal pains.
A colon that is sluggish, over-worked and tired leads to poor digestion and poor absorption of essential vitamins and nutrients. This indirectly leads to both weight gain as well as a bloated belly. Natural colon cleansing uses herbs that are only found in nature to break up and flush out the toxins, fecal build up and unwanted pollutants. The average weight loss after a thorough colon cleansing can range from 2-5 pounds. One this process is successfully done with people can see a vast difference such as a flatter stomach or thinner waistline. It will also result in one having more energy which increases the metabolism and enables one to burn calories faster.
It’s important to note that a lot of mainstream scientific medical opinion does do support the claims of health benefits of colon cleansing put forth by its adherents. In fact, they maintain it can be even be quite dangerous under certain circumstances. Before undergoing any kind of colon cleansing therapy, it is recommended that one undergo a complete medical check-up in order to ensure that there are no pre-existing condition that might put one at high risk of complications from receiving these sorts of treatments.