How cell salts complement your internal body cleanse & colon therapy?

It's time for spring cleaning, or more accurately "spring cleansing."  That doesn't mean an extra shower, or bath.  Instead, it means cleansing your body on the inside to rid itself of toxins from food and the environment - colon therapy.  Why cleanse your body?  According to some experts, doing so has the potential to enhance the immune system, slow the aging process and in general, make you healthier.

While there are a number of specific types of "body cleanse" approaches, including special diets targeting specific organs, herbal treatments even " colon hydrotherapy", LiveStrong.com describes the most simple, and least invasive approach as "the best way to cleanse your body."   The five step approach includes exercise for 1 hour a day, drinking ten glasses of water a day, eating foods rich in fiber, and eliminating stress by meditating or doing yoga.

So how can homeopathy help with your colon cleanse?  Homeopathic cell salts provide support for your body's natural processes.  In his biochemic theory, Dr. Schuessler, the discoverer of homeopathic cell salts, states that deficiencies in these minerals are the source of most common health problems and that the cell salts derived from these minerals give the body what it needs to prevent and treat illness. With today’s reliance on highly processed foods, keeping a healthy balance of minerals in the body is a major challenge. Cell salts can be part of a healthy daily regimen.  Your can read more about this in our blog "The importance of tissue salts".

A key homeopathic cell salt to support body cleansing is Natrum sulph, because it aids water distribution and elimination, supports liver and kidney function and supports respiratory system.

Natrum sulph - a cleansing cell salt

Livers, kidneys, respiratory systems and other tissues rely on sodium sulphate. Its cleansing cell salt applies to a range of digestive, respiratory, pain and emotional symptoms, especially if these complaints are aggravated by dampness, especially cold wet weather or places. Best known for its digestive support, Nat sulph relieves nausea, sick headache, sour vomiting, heartburn, bitter belching, hiccups, colic, indigestion, painful yellow diarrhea and a frequent need to urinate. For cold and congestive symptoms, it applies to profuse yellow mucus, rattling cough and acute humid wheezing. Following review by a licensed practitioner, Nat sulph can prove very beneficial when emotional changes, confusion or bursting headaches follow past or recent injuries. Other Nat sulph indications include: joint or sciatic nerve pain, a brownish coating on the tongue, periodic sadness and a craving for fresh warm, dry air.

Billiousness - Tissue H - The cell salts that digestive organs need to relieve nausea and gastric distress.

When digestive issues need cleansing support beyond balancing acidity, this cell salt combination offers digestive organs the support they need to improve sluggishness and relieve a range of gastric symptoms. These applications include nausea, bloating, indigestion, gas, heartburn and vomiting.

Homeopathic Cell Salt Ingredients:

Calcarea fluor - This cell salts digestive applications include help for infants vomiting undigested food, young children nauseous with too much stress, and adults with indigestion from fatigue – all with hiccups, flatulence and nausea after eating.

Natrum mur - Fluid balancing cell salt relieves burning gas, heartburn, nausea, throbbing stomach pain, constipation, frothy saliva and vomiting of white slimy mucus.

Natrum sulph - This water distribution cell salt relieves slow digestion, biliousness, hiccups and sour green vomiting.

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*Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Other ways homeopathic remedies provide support while you cleanse your body

Recovery from fatigue & exercise

If you're exercising every day for an hour, you'll likely experience muscle soreness from over exertion.  Arnica montana is the number one homeopathic remedy for muscle soreness, first aid, and especially useful in these situations.

Hyland's Muscle Therapy Gel with Arnica, is unique formula that includes other homeopathic remedies when the aches and pains extend to bones, joints and nerves.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Arnica Montana - stiffness; pain; trauma; bruising

Hyperpicum Perforatum - weakness in limbs; joint pain

Ruta Graveolens - pain in limbs, joints & bones

Ledum Pal - swelling; aches & pains; inflammation

Bellis Perennis - muscular soreness; fatigue; sprains.

Support for sluggish digestion

Billious #147 - This unique combination packs a team of special ingredients to improve slow digestion and relieve constipation, diarrhea, bilious nausea, etc. Whether complaints stem from dietary errors or sluggish systems, if nausea and/or sour vomiting develop, this remedy can provide gentle, soothing relief.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

Carduus mar (St. Mary’s Thistle) - Also lists constipation followed by diarrhea, burning pain and a sore abdomen.

Chelidonium - Relieves nausea and stomach pains that may extend up toward a shoulder and especially if everything feels better with hot water.

Chionanthus - Applies best if a sick headache with constipation, belching and tender abdomen accompany nausea.

Natrum sulph - A cleansing digestive cell salt eases bilious nausea, frequent hiccuping, green sour vomit and slow digestion.

Podophyllum - Applies best if nausea causes hot sour belching and a sore distended abdomen.