3 Gentle Ways to Support Your Colon Health

For many of us, living with digestive discomfort has become a way of life and something we think we just have to “deal with.” Plus, talking about your poo isn’t the most glamorous topic. 

But keeping your colon in good working order may be easier than you think. And the ultimate relief it can provide may surprise you. Here are three simple changes you can make to keep your colon in tip-top shape. 

1. Eat Colon-Cleansing Foods

The colon is part of your digestive tract and is also called the “large intestine” or “bowel.” It’s the organ that's responsible for…

  • Removing water from what’s left of the food you’ve eaten.
  • Capturing and absorbing any remaining nutrients.
  • Maintaining the trillions of microbes that call your colon their home.
  • Preparing the waste for final removal from your body.

The process of keeping everything moving smoothly (or not) is highly dependent on what you eat or drink. So, consider loading up on colon-cleansing foods like…

  • Dark, leafy greens including spinach, chard, or kale
  • Cabbage
  • Beans, legumes
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Apples
  • Raspberries

These contain hearty amounts of fiber, vitamin D, and calcium – all of which keep your digestive system moving and grooving. The fiber in these foods acts like a scrub brush that keeps the walls of your colon clean and removes toxins and any unhealthy bacteria.

2. Improve Your Gut Microbiome

There are 40 trillion bacteria within your body. Most of that bacteria is found in your gut, specifically your colon. These gut bacteria are responsible for a host of tasks that keep your body healthy and functioning properly.

When your gut health is out of balance, it can leave you feeling bloated, gassy, or constipated. Noshing on colon-friendly foods helps support your gut, as does…

  • Staying well hydrated.
  • Getting enough sleep.
  • Lowering your stress levels by walking, getting a massage, or meditating. Having a pet or visiting loved ones are also helpful ways to reduce your stress.
  • Eating slowly and chewing your food thoroughly.
  • Checking for any food intolerances.

A healthier gut means a healthier body. While nutrition is a key part of that, there are other ways you can provide additional support for your overworked and under-appreciated gut. 

3. Use The Right Supplements

Many of us aren’t able to get all the vitamins and nutrients we need through food alone. When it comes to colon health, we recommend complementing your nutrition with these three supplements.

  • GI Adsorb™. This supplement helps your body absorb unwanted toxins and get rid of them fast. It also supports overall digestive health and a healthy gut lining.
  • GI Stability™. These pleasant-tasting wafers help feed the good bacteria in your lower GI tract through a certain type of prebiotic. It’s formulated to support your overall microbiome and a healthy, balanced GI tract.
  • Whole Food Fiber™. Fiber plays a critical role in supporting a healthy colon. This supplement contains both soluble and insoluble fiber that comes from nutrient-dense whole foods.  

If you’d like to look at adding these to your daily regimen, give us a call. We’re here to answer any questions and get your GI tract back in tiptop shape.

Start Supporting Your Colon Today

Your colon is where your body’s “clean up crew” lives. It plays a critical role in helping your body remove the waste, bind up the toxins, and get it ready to leave your body. 

Hippocrates famously said, “All disease begins in the colon.” And we’re pretty positive he knew what he was talking about. When you take good care of your colon, it will take care of you. Start by making one of these simple changes and see how much better you start to feel!



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