Are you wondering if and why the colon needs cleansing? Read this article to find out.

One of the things about the way our bodies are designed is that they cleanse themselves naturally, without us doing anything to help. From the cellular level on up the body is constantly clearing toxins that may be potentially harmful.

The colon is no exception. It is designed to clear and cleanse itself naturally. And it does so everyday as long as it has the proper conditions.

Unfortunately, over time, the colon's ability to clear and cleanse itself decreases, but only if we do not maintain the conditions it needs to thrive. There are 4 major factors that lead to a sluggish colon.

1. Poor diet - this is a diet that combines high quantities of fried foods, dairy products meats and junk foods with low quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables.

2. A lack of dietary fiber - since stomach acids don't liquefy it, fiber is like a broom inside the intestine. In countries where people get plenty of dietary fiber, colon illness is virtually unheard of.

3. Stress - anxiety, worry and fear can lead to constipation.

4. Lack of exercise - getting at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise (including walking) is necessary to maintain ideal colon health.

When these factors are combined, as they are for many people, slow digestion, constipation, bad breath, skin eruptions and more start appearing. These are all signs that the colon is not working very well.

That's when many people turn to colon cleansing for some relief.

During a colon cleanse you support your body to eliminate toxins and restore its functioning. And you reestablish positive habits that lead naturally to good colon health.

Author's Bio: 

In my experience the best way to make sure you get going with colon cleansing is to learn a few easy ways to do it at home. Here are 3 top colon cleanse recipes that are easy to make and proven to get great results. You can get access on by clicking the highlighted text.

From Mark Ament - Home Remedy Colon Cleansing Expert and Natural Health Advocate