If you are reading this, you probably are concerned about the possible colon cleansing side effects that you could encounter. Colon cleansing is one of the most popular and effective alternative medicine practices being followed nowadays. However, like most alternative medicine treatments, colon cleansing also makes you feel worse before you start feeling better. As a result, you might have to face a number of side effects before you start experiencing the benefits of a colon cleanse.
Over a period of use and misuse, the human colon eventually starts breeding a lot of harmful bacteria and parasites. Due to this reason, the colon starts harboring toxins and other fecal wastes that are not flushed out with its normal functioning. Colon cleansing is a method of getting rid of fecal wastes and the harmful bacteria and parasites that breed in your bowels.
The more you have misused your colon over the years, the bigger the chance you will have more side effects because your body goes into a shock when it is purged of all the waste that has accumulated over a large number of years. Another thing that determines the intensity of the side effects that you face is the time taken for the colon cleanse. The shorter your colon cleansing process, the stronger the side effects will be.
Therefore, if you choose to go for a high colonic, you might have to face side effects like migraines, nausea, flu-like symptoms, cramps, diarrhea, body ache, fever and extreme exhaustion. Some people also experience nervous symptoms like depression, anxiety, irritability, panic attacks and weepiness. However, these side effects are short lived and are generally over within three to four days. If you choose to go for a colon cleansing program that takes one to two weeks or even more, then you might escape with just diarrhea, nausea and headaches which are generally caused because of electrolyte imbalance.
An electrolyte imbalance is caused whenever you have diarrhea or vomiting and is nothing to be scared of. All you need to counter this is drink an electrolyte solution and your body’s natural balance of salts is instantly restored.
One thing that you need to keep in mind is that colon cleansing side effects are not caused as a result of the process used for cleansing the colon. Rather, these side effects could be correctly termed as being withdrawal symptoms that your body faces as it gets rid of the toxins that it has been harboring for years. This is similar to facing side effects when you detoxify your body through a diet or give up smoking or drinking alcohol.
Remember that once your colon cleansing side effects wane off, you will experience vitality and energy like never before. People who undergo colon cleansing claim that they feel much lighter (which they actually are as a result of losing pounds of useless weight), more energetic and full of life. You will also experience regular bowel movements and get rid of most gastro-intestinal problems. Healthy hair, glowing skin and a flatter stomach are other beneficial ‘side effects’ of colon cleansing that will not only make you happy, but also last much longer than the bad ‘side effects’ of colon cleansing.