Following my mention of ‘colon’ on my crazyrawvegan facebook page last week, my boyfriend informed my that the c-word make him “throw up a little bit in his mouth”. Needless to say, a great debate ensued… I personally think it’s important to embrace your colon as the vital organ it is; he, on the other hand would like to prefer it didn’t exist. Or at the very least, that I called it something more socially acceptable, like ‘poop chute’. Given I’m a little competitive, any feedback on which side of the fence you sit on would be much appreciated :)
That being said, in a previous life I was so anti-anything to do with bums, poop, farts or most other other bodily functions (yes, burping was another one), that my [female] flatmate used to tease me about it! So I guess I understand but now I know more about the benefits of a healthy colon and happy poops I’m actually quite happy to talk about it.
A while back, I posted a general blog on cleansing here, which has a lot of links to other resources. This time, I thought I’d break down the process, the preparing and doing the cleanse part, not the actual physical cleansing part, for those people who want to understand it better. Do keep in mind that this is one person’s preference, having experimented with a whole lot of ways to eat the stuff – I like it as a drink. You should also experiment to find your preference if this doesn’t work for you – Tyler Tolman has a great video on how he makes it more like a porridge.
Step 1: Planning
Step 2: Mindset
Step 3: Preparation
Step 4: Mixing / Drinking (this needs to happy quickly!)
Step 5: Hydrating
Repeat steps 3-5 every two hours, five times a day for four days, or until you get ‘movement’… but that’s the part I’m not talking about ;)
Phew! It’s a challenge, but it’s totally worth it.
Would love to hear from others that have done this type of cleanse… any additional ideas and suggestions would be great.
* As an aside, learning to chug water has been a lifesaver. I find if I have a glass of water sitting around I can make it last all day, then my wonderful bf suggested I chug it all down straight away and get it over with. It took some time to embrace it but I now drink so much more water – I drink half a liter at a time and refill every time I go to the bathroom – it’s genius! I easily get in 3 liters a day.