One of the questions that I get asked the most is: How often should a person do a colon cleanse? Is once a year enough, or twice a year… or should you be cleansing monthly? The answer is that the needs of your digestive tract are unique to your body, and only you can dictate how often you need to be cleansing.
There are many factors that play in to the amount of waste that will back up in your system. First, you have to consider the amount of dietary fiber you consume. If you consume quite a bit of fiber, then you’re likely to have smooth passage of waste through your body on a regular basis. However, if you’re the type that likes to eat processed/junk foods (aren’t we all) or the type that eats a lot of white flour foods with few raw fruits and vegetables, you may not be getting enough fiber. And that can raise the need for you to cleanse and rinse out your digestive tract.
The next item you need to worry about is your regular water intake. If you keep yourself well-hydrated, then your body will have enough water to ensure that your digestive system is functioning properly. Actually, part of the function of your colon is to reclaim water from your waste, so having a healthy colon will even help keep you hydrated! Once again though, if you are the typical North American that drinks a good deal of caffeine and doesn’t have a very regular water intake, you probably are doing more harm than good to your digestive tract.
From personal experience, I would worry much more about cleansing too much than cleansing too little. I do take cleansing supplements regularly to keep my system as healthy as possible… and I try to eat as healthy as I can. If you’re doing a colon cleanse every month, every two months, etc… you should be safe. Just be sure to keep yourself hydrated and eating the proper foods while you’re on your cleanse and you will be fine.
Another issue is that are so many good products on the market for colon cleansing that one can suffer serious option fatigue picking through them. You can read our colon cleanse reviews here for more information and user testimonials of cleanses. Pick yourself one and get your cleanse on!