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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 100 years, you should be familiar with a cleanse. Colon cleanses became popular first in the early 1900s, and while they’ve changed since their original methods, they’re still trending. It seems that as more people are beginning to note the importance of gut health and learning more about its role in our overall wellness, the more people want to partake in a gut cleanse.

What’s a Gut Cleanse?

There are two ways to get a gut cleanse. One involves using natural products, changing diet habits, and including pre and probiotics in your wellness routine — the other consists of having a colon irrigation treatment for cleaning the gut.

Natural Gut Cleanse

Ideally, you would follow a gut cleanse at least once a year to reset your body. Here at GR8NESS, you can join our 21-Day Detox Challenge to Reset Your Gut. Beyond this, there are specific changes you must make to your diet and lifestyle habits to cleanse your gut from within.

Risks of Trying a Gut Cleanse

Because your gut is connected to everything in your body, you might feel the effects of a gut cleanse all over. Therefore, attempting a gut cleanse without supervision might be unsafe. It’s always recommended to discuss a cleanse with your doctor to make sure you understand the risks and the process.

Potential side effects that occur when you cleanse or your body starts to detoxify, include:

  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Mineral imbalances
  • Infections
  • Kidney failure

A Note from GR8NESS

When done correctly, a gut cleanse can help you reset your body and make sure your digestive system is absorbing minerals and vitamins at an optimum rate. A gut cleanse, or detox can help you:

  • Shed a few pounds
  • Improve your sense of sharpness
  • Promote better digestion
  • Improve the appearance of your skin
  • Control anxiety and stress levels

Consult with your doctor if you’re interested in trying a gut detox. Follow their instructions and enjoy the benefits of caring for your gut health.

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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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