Part 2: A Guide to Internal Cleansing
To achieve truly radiant health one must be willing to eat well, think well and cleanse well. This two part series is concerned with the later: internal cleansing. Part one explored the why of internal cleansing, now, we will discuss the how.
Regardless of their ingredients or timetables, internal cleansing programs all have the same goals — removal of hardened, age-old fecal matter, mucus, and other life-sapping materials so vile they sometimes defy description and analysis. But how do you decide which product or program is right for you?
You know your lifestyle and eating habits better than anyone, so only you can judge whether you will require a light cleanse, deep cleanse, or a power cleanse. Let’s assess the options.
“Light,” Short-term Cleanses
Short-term cleanses are perfect for people who eat well (high-fiber, low-fat, no red meat diets), get enough rest and exercise, and have their daily stresses fairly under control. But, even if you don’t fit the profile of an ascetic or you’re nervous about doing a deep cleanse, you can use a “light,” short-term cleansing product or program to jump start a lifelong change in habits.
Ascetic or hedonist, one should make the most of these programs brevity by fasting for the first day or two. There are multiple ways to fast, some more taxing than others. Click on the following link to find out more about fruit and vegetable fasting. It’s one of the most healthy and reasonable ways to fast, if you fear metabolic slow down. Keep in mind, fasting is not always necessary, but it is helpful, especially for beginners who eat fast and/or processed foods.
Below is a list of the various short-term cleansing products, with solid reputations, that can be found in health food stores and online:
- Atkins 7 Day Cleanse & Renewal Kit
- It’s low carb, so that Atkins users don’t fall off the wagon. Most who used it said it got the job done, but some — who’d used other products in the past — claimed that it wasn’t as “cleansing” as other products they’d used. This is probably due to its “low-carb” component. Fiber is carbs, plain and simple, just a better quality.
- The price is definitely right. It’s super cheap wherever you buy it.
- Super Colon Cleanse (Manufactured by Health Plus Inc.)
- I have used this one myself and I have to say “Bravo!” It’s a great product. Especially if you are having constipation problems, but you don’t have the energy for a full-on “deep” cleanse. For quick, uncomplicated relief, this is my go-to cleanser.
- Very inexpensive, more so online — even with shipping added.
- Enzymatic Therapy Simple Cleanse Whole Body Cleanse
- Simple Cleanse is described as “designed specifically for the intestinal system, to gently cleanse and refortify the digestive tract.” Whole Body Cleanse is a “digestive, liver and lymph cleanse… that enhances your body’s own natural internal cleansing process for thorough detoxification.” But both contain “True Dispersion Fiber.” Dispersion fiber is said to break down in under 5 minutes. This faster dispersion rate is said to lead to a more thorough cleansing of toxins, giving the user more bang for their buck.
- Both are very well priced. Simple Cleanse is the cheaper of the two, for obvious reasons, but both are very inexpensive, at least online. The health food stores, where I live anyway, sold the Whole Body Cleanse for 30-40% more than any online merchant I found. And strangely, Simple Cleanse wasn’t priced more than a few dollars less than it’s more encompassing sister cleanse.