The first thing to emphasize is that I’m not a medical professional and I’m not giving medical advice about any specific condition. Please consult your doctor or other health professional for medical advice.
In terms of juicing for colon health I can only say what worked for me in my own search for health. I did not approach this from the angle of trying to cure a disease but instead attempting to gain vibrant health and letting everything else take care of itself.
I juiced twice per day and consumed the equivalent of 4 pints of green juice, 2 pints in the morning and 2 pints at lunchtime.
Although I wanted to juice cleanse specifically for colon health, I also wanted to juice for optimal kidney, liver and immune system health. The outcome is that rather than specifically focusing on the colon, you are in fact taking an all of body or holistic approach.
My favorite recipe for a Colon Cleanse is:-
1 small to medium chunk of Ginger root
1 small chunk of turmeric
½ large cucumber
6 to 7 celery stalks
1 fennel bulb
Why did I choose these ingredients?
All of these ingredients have massive health benefits when juiced.
Lemon is the ultimate superfood and it also tastes great.
Ginger and Turmeric have well documented anti-inflammatory properties and ginger gives the juice a fantastic kick to it.
Celery and cucumber are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and are very healing and hydrating.
Apples are another superfood, have many health benefits and sweeten the juice giving it a great taste.
Fennel – has many health benefits and it great for colon health.
If you don’t have all of the ingredients, it doesn’t matter. Just the fact that you are juicing at all puts you on a path to improving your health.
Feel free to substitute new ingredients in as you see fit. For example leafy green vegetables like Kale and spinach are fantastic if your juicer can handle them as well as carrots and pears
You may wish to go easy to start wish, especially if you are moving from an unhealthy diet to a healthier one that includes juicing.
What does green juice do to your body?
When you green juice, the nutrients are immediately absorbed into bloodstream and your body is saves considerable energy during the digestion process. Green juice also starts the detox, so toxins will be expelled from body.
You may feel some detox symptoms such as headaches, flu-like symptoms and tiredness. This is normal and may vary in intensity depending on a number of factors such as how poor your lifestyle was beforehand and how hard you detox.
You may need to rest a bit more to deal with these symptoms but go with it, the result is worth it.
Other by-products of juicing for health are likely to be weight loss, increased energy, vitality and mental focus.
Juicing is worth it. Keep with it and you will feel the difference and hopefully the result will be a better version of yourself.