Intestinal Cleansing For Digestive Health | Detox Program Barron Report

Date: 05/01/2001    Written by: Jon Barron

Death Begins In The Colon

Digestive Disease & Intestinal Health

There is an old saying that "Death Begins in the Colon." This is an oversimplification to be sure, but more accurate than not. In fact, the road to health begins with intestinal cleansing and detoxification -- no matter what the disease or problem.

In 1985, between 60 and 70 million Americans were affected by digestive disorders. Today it's close to 100 million. In fact, digestive disorders are responsible for over 50 million physician visits and more hospitalizations than any other category of medical problems in the United States today. The total cost to the American public for all aspects of digestive disease is well over $100,000,000,000.00 per year.

What Digestive Disorders?

  • Constipation and the attendant symptoms of self toxification
  • Diverticular disease (herniations of the colon)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease

Other Related Digestive Diseases

It is worth noting that many other diseases (that at first glance appear to have no connection with the digestive tract) have been related by many doctors to the bowel. These include: diabetes, gall stones, kidney stones, gout, hypertension, varicose veins, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and obesity.


It has been estimated that as many as 80% of all Americans are afflicted with intestinal parasites. Symptoms include: nervousness, aches and pains that move from place to place in the body, mimicked appendicitis, ulcers and various digestive pain, nausea or diarrhea, itching, acne, foul breath, furred tongue, jaundice, fatigue, menstrual irregularities. and insomnia.

Candida Albicans

More and more doctors are now aware of how endemic yeast infections such as Candida are. Symptoms include: chronic fatigue (especially after eating), depression, bloating, gas, cramps, chronic diarrhea or constipation, rectal itching, allergies, severe PMS, impotence, memory loss, severe mood swings, recurrent fungal infections (such as athlete's foot), extreme sensitivity to chemicals (perfumes, smoke, odors, etc.), and lightheadedness or drunkenness after minimal wine, beer, or sugar.

But It's Even Worse: Cancer

The situation is serious. Diseases of the digestive system have reached an all time high in the United States -- and are still on the rise. The number one cancer among men and women combined is colon/rectal cancer.

According to the Merck Manual (the medical industry's standard text for the diagnosis and treatment of disease), the incidence of diverticulosis has increased dramatically over the last 40 years -- from 10% of the adult population over the age of 45 with one or two bowel herniations to, "EVERY PERSON WILL HAVE MANY." In other words, virtually 100% of all American adults will eventually have diverticulosis of the large intestine.

Why Diverticulosis?

Our modern lifestyle has taken its toll on our digestive/elimination organs. Refined, processed, low fiber foods, animal fats, a lack of exercise, and an ever increasing level of stress all contribute to our current gastro-intestinal health crisis.

Consider that a sluggish bowel can retain pounds of old toxic and poisonous fecal matter (10-20 pounds is not unusual, and up to 65 pounds has actually been reported). Many times the real cause behind sickness and disease is this retention and reabsorption of built up toxic waste.

There has been a great misconception among the public and most medical professionals about how often a normal healthy person should move their bowels. For years, doctors have thought that anywhere between one bowel movement a day and one a week was normal. What we have learned is that it is normal, and necessary, to have one bowel movement a day for each meal you eat. (If you eat three meals, you should have three bowel movements.)

How to Heal the Colon?

Any natural detox program designed to clean and detox the colon needs to address several key areas. The detox program must:

  • Help bring the colon back to life by stimulating the muscle movement of the colon.
  • Encourage matter to move forward through the system.
  • Halt putrefaction.
  • Draw old fecal matter off the walls of the colon and out of any bowel pockets.
  • Disinfect.
  • Draw out poisons and toxins (including chemicals and drug residues).
  • Help leach out heavy metals such as mercury and lead.
  • Even remove radioactive material such as Strontium 90.
  • Soothe and promote the healing of the mucous membrane lining of the entire digestive tract.
  • Help stimulate the body to begin the healing and repair of herniated areas.
  • Increase the flow of bile to help clean the gall bladder, bile ducts, and liver.
  • Promote healthy intestinal flora.
  • Destroy and expel parasites.
  • Destroy Candida albicans overgrowth.
  • Maintain regularity.
  • Decrease straining.
  • Speed up the transit time of feces through the large intestine.

Colon Correction and Detoxification

Once you look at the requirements of a good Intestinal Program, it's easy to see that no one formula or magic pill can accomplish it all. What I recommend is a two-pronged approach.

  1. A colon correction formula
  2. A colon detoxifier

Colon Corrective

A good corrective formula provides both cleansing and healing to the entire gastro-intestinal system. It stimulates peristalsis (the muscular movement of the colon). It halts putrefaction and disinfects, soothes, and heals the mucous membrane lining of your entire digestive tract.

Entirely herbal, with no harsh, habit-forming chemicals, an effective activating formula will also help improve digestion, relieve gas and cramps, increase the flow of bile (which in turn cleans the gall bladder, bile ducts, and liver), destroy Candida albicans overgrowth and promote a healthy intestinal flora, destroy and expel intestinal parasites, and increase gastro-intestinal circulation. The herbs used in this formula are also antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal.

Look for a formula that contains all organic herbs such as: Cape Aloe, Senna, Cascara Sagrada, Barberry Rootbark, Ginger Root, African Bird Pepper, Fennel, and the great Tibetan intestinal health herb, Termianlia Cherbula.

These herbs work as an intestinal detoxifier to loosen and draw out old fecal matter, waste, and toxins. And they stimulate peristalsis (the muscular movement of the colon). They also help halt putrefaction and disinfect and soothe and heal the mucous membrane lining of your entire digestive tract. In addition, they help improve digestion, relieve gas and cramps, increase the flow of bile (which in turn cleans the gall bladder, bile ducts, and liver), destroy Candida albicans overgrowth, and promote a healthy intestinal flora, destroy and expel intestinal parasites, and increase gastro-intestinal circulation.

Colon Detoxifier

In contrast with an activator, a good detoxifier is cleansing and soothing. It is to be used periodically in conjunction with the activator. The detoxifier is a strong purifier and intestinal vacuum. It draws old fecal matter off the walls of your colon and out of any bowel pockets. It also works to draw out poisons, toxins, heavy metals such as mercury and lead, and even remove radioactive material such as strontium 90. A good detoxifier will also remove over 2,000 known drug residues.

Its natural mucilaginous properties will soften old hardened fecal matter for easy removal and also make it an excellent remedy for any inflammation or irritation in the stomach and intestines. This formula is helpful in irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, and hemorrhoids.

And on top of everything else, this formula will eliminate the effects of food poisoning or stomach flu in 20-40 minutes

Look for a formula that contains all organic herbs such as: Apple Pectin, Montmorillonite Clay, Slippery Elm Inner Bark, Marshmallow Root, Fennel Seed, Activated Willow Charcoal, and Psyllium seeds and husks. Pau d'arco also works well in the formula for its ability to help control candida.

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    Submitted by Jennifer on
    July 2, 2011 - 7:40am

    I am interested in detoxing my body, but if I follow this method, do I continue to take the supplement on a regular basis... or should I take it for a limited time and then discontinue use; then in 6 months time or a year or so on, when I want to complete another detox, start taking the supplements again?

    Submitted by Guest linda on
    July 14, 2011 - 7:23am

    Is there a specific product already that has the ingredients you mention in it? Not sure where to find that product.

    Thank you, Linda

    Submitted by Guest on
    August 27, 2012 - 1:53am

    please give me the name of the product to detox my colon.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    August 27, 2012 - 9:49am

    You may find this link helpful:

    Submitted by theresa Pellas on
    July 24, 2011 - 10:47pm

    I have a 14 year old (not overweight) that is not eating right, a lot of sugar, carbs, sodas and has shown low thyroid in blood tests along some liver problems. She is ADHD, but constantly complains from lack of energy, reflux and constantly hungry! Her cholesterol is high as so are her tryglycerios. She used to be interested in a lot of sports an had lots of energy.  Now she feels tired and gets out of breath when she does sports,she has not gotten her period yet. I am very worried about her liver, thyroid and cholesterol and tryclycerius! Please try to recommend a program (that a 14 year old would be willing to follow!) to get her back to health!! Help!!

    Submitted by dorothyGuest on
    August 3, 2011 - 3:26pm

    Hello, I empathize with your concerns re. 14 yr. old daughter.I am an RN in Alternative Medicine,clinical nutritionist and specialized Kinesiologist in private practice for 30 yrs. lectured, taught, been published, and honored by various societies. Get her off all sugars firstly, they are the worst items for the body and can cause insulin resistance. No artificial sweetners or processed foods or high carb foods. She probably has sugar cravings, and there is something to prevent that.Lack of energy can be due to thyroid, not good to use synthetic thyroid meds, low iron, adrenal exhaustion, and certain mineral depletions,imbalance in hormones, but also, the poor condition of her body, can result in missed menses Body can not deal with this natural function in this state. Limit fruits to lo glycemic 3 times a week, good food but too much natural sugar, no processed foods, fresh veg. and clean protein. Cannot give information relative to what could help her or cleansing wise in email, but if you wish,phone to talk. I muscle test for any deficiencies or organ imbalance, allergies, structural components, and exactly which product where to get and how much,how long 530 544 8557. This is all non invasive and done through kinesiology. Have 12000 hours with those on the cutting edge nationally and internationally. Dorothy

    Submitted by Kay on
    April 19, 2013 - 9:21pm

    Perhaps she should be tested for sleep apnea . dr's can have you tested at home with a free test. Just ask your Dr.

    Submitted by msmith on
    July 25, 2011 - 1:40pm

    For obvious legal reasons, we cannot diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions. You might want to read Jon Barron’s book, Lessons from the Miracle Doctors, which outlines a general program for regaining health. Or you might want to find a local alternative health practitioner who can help create a personalized program for her.

    Submitted by Lia on
    August 4, 2011 - 2:56am

    Three years ago I had 25 cm of my intestine removed as I had a big polip, since then twice a year they check my intestine and and every time they find more small polips, the exame is devastating, the preparation for the exam etc. As I've had some intestine taken away are there any problems if I use a Dextoxification and which should I use.
    I didn't need to chemio or radiation, but only just.
    Thank you

    Submitted by Mel on
    August 21, 2011 - 11:23pm

    Hi my Aunty has been told by the doctors her colon has stopped working , she also has a lazy bowel syndrome will this detox help her?

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    August 22, 2011 - 11:48am

    For obvious legal reasons, we cannot diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions – merely provide information. That said…

    Many people with similar conditions have found a colon corrective type formula helpful. You may have to start with one capsule a day the first day, two the next, three the next, and so on until you find the right dosage. Some people have had to go as high as 18 capsules a day or more – depending on whose formula you use. Once you find a dosage that works, you can continue on it for several weeks as needed to help strengthen the bowel, and then slowly start backing it down by one capsule every week or so until you find the minimum dosage, if any, that you need to maintain regularity. Do not stop suddenly, or constipation is likely to result. Corrective formulas can often help the bowel come back to life, but you need to wean off them. Intestinal tracts do not like sudden changes.

    Submitted by Guest on
    October 15, 2011 - 6:10pm

    Arise and shine products are extremely comprehensive. One must read the book to learn how to use them. The name of the book is "cleanse and purify thyself". I've done the colon detox and it's a lot of work but WOW. I don't think there is a more comprehensive detox on the planet. It's extremely serious. I lived in my kitchen by my juicer Lol or had to bring cases with my juices and herbs and psyllium/clay mixtures. Another way to clean your colon is to drink your own urine every morning. I know that sounds craaaaaaaaazy. But it's amazing. I did it for a year. I had to read a book from india on it first tho b4 I was convinced. It bonkers incredible. Gives you the runs at first, but then incredible energy and all around awesomeness. Good luck

    Submitted by patricia on
    May 26, 2012 - 7:04am

    I was diagnosed with delayed stomach empyting and have been deathly nauseaous. My gastic specialist prescribed Reglan - 3 times daily and protonix - twice daily - before meals. In order to complete the cleanse - how do I deal with the rx and the cleanse time table? I want to complete the cleanse because I realize that the rx is only for a limited time and that it isn't actually SOLVING the problem. Is this cleanse compatible with this rx? (For a long time, I thought that the nausea was from my gall bladder surgery nearly a year ago. Drs kept telling me that "my system was still adjusting to no gall bladder.") My diagnosis was confirmed by a stomach study scan. My physical therapist recommended your cleanse.

    Submitted by mila on
    August 28, 2012 - 8:26am

    Hi!I've been diagnosed with gallstones more than 15 yrs.ago with symptoms of high fever and slight yellowing of eyes. Luckily I came across an acupuncturist who advised me to strengthen my liver first before I even undergo operation. By the time my liver improved, I was lucky enough again to get info about the apple juice flush. I went thru the enema, fast and flush, did it 3-4x every year. Green stones and fine mass come out but everytime I have my ultrasound, some have become smaller and lesser but still there!! Now I read from other doctors that the stones that come out are actually due to the olive oil and lemon that I take??? I feel better each time I do it and hardly have usual abdominal pains before I started flushing the first time. Now I'm having doubts. My body is 54 years old already and I really want to get rid of my stones only and keep the bladder intact. Please advise me on this matter. Thank you so much

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    August 30, 2012 - 6:51pm

    The following Q&A from our FAQ section on doing a Liver/Gallbladder cleanse addresses this issue. 13. I did not see stones in the toilet, why is that? We have heard from many people that they have seen "horrible" things floating in the toilet. But many notice nothing. That's not unusual. In many cases the stones are too small to notice -- or too few. Also, using the psyllium, which makes the elimination of waste much easier, tends to encapsulate and makes things harder to see. Another thing to keep in mind is that people often confuse the little "soap" beads that the body can make out of the olive oil as stones. On the other hand, the fact the body often produces "soap stones" doesn't mean that it isn't also flushing real gallstones. In the end, though, it's not what you see, it's how you feel. Wait for a few days after the cleanse and then evaluate. Do you feel lighter and cleaner? Is your breathing a little easier, less mucousy? Does food taste better? Etc. These are the tangible results you're after. Or if nothing else, were you able to break some bad eating habits or lose some of that extra weight you picked up over the holidays? That said, are you doing the stone softening program that Jon Barron recommends before doing your flush? This helps make the program more effective. Also, you refer to an apple juice flush. This makes me wonder if you are following a different version of the flush or protocol than we recommend on this site. If so, then you probably need to check with the people who recommend that protocol to figure out how to maximize its effectiveness.

    Submitted by guestv on
    September 26, 2012 - 2:00pm

    hi, i was wondering if you can help me. I have been constipated/diarrhea for years now and cant get rid of it. i had my stools checked and a colonscopy done but the doctors tell me that it comes back normal, on the side the doctor found out i have anemia, vitamin d definecy, protein in my urine and i have noticed eye floaters. I'm not sure whats wrong with me but i feel so sick im not sure what to do, can you please help me? they gave me antibiotics for the protein in my urine but for some reason it didnt work on me, they told me they didnt undertand why i had protein in my urine i think its cause of my colon cause ever since i had digestive issues afew years later i ended up getting the proetin in my urine. im not absorbing my nutrients. I;m actually doing a detox cleanse right now, the blessed herbs one but i dont feel any different yet. i'm on my third day of fasting.

    Submitted by Charlotte on
    March 13, 2013 - 4:51am

    Hi, I live in Europe and do not have access to the colon corrective. Could I use the colon detoxifier and the metal magic alone or could you suggest another product that is availible in Europe that has the same functionalities as the colon corrective? Thank you.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    March 13, 2013 - 12:07pm

    Hi Charlotte,

    These products are sold at Baseline Nutritionals.  Here at the Baseline of Health Foundation, we do not sell products nor have the staff to provide customer support.  There is a full team ready to help you at


    Submitted by Jim B on
    June 7, 2013 - 2:19pm

    I had a metal on metal hip implant 7 years ago and have high levels of cobalt and chromium in my blood and urine. I am presently been treated with IVIg, Octogam,for an autoimmue disease, CIDP, which was caused from the metal toxicity. Since this toxicity has been in my body for a number of years and has most likely entered cells, tissue and organs, are there any proven therapies to remove the cobalt and chromium from the body. Any feed back would be much appreciated.
    Thank you,

    Jim B.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    June 7, 2013 - 2:42pm

    Hi Jim,

    Great question, you can absolutely remove metals from your body.  Here is a great article on it:  Note that it mostly talks about mercury and lead.  However, as heavy metals, cobalt and chromium is likely to be removed in any chelation process at about the same rate as lead.

    Submitted by Barbara Davis on
    September 21, 2013 - 3:10pm

    What if you you don't have a Gallbladder any more, can you use this colon cleanse. I have had severe Candida for over 15 years now and I am having a difficult time getting it under total control even though I have changed my diet drastically and I use various herbal medicine to help. One of my biggest problem is constipation and I also have Chiari Malformation which I am told by my neurologist not to push because I can get massive headaches which I have proven and I can also push my brain out.

    Submitted by BaselineFoundation on
    September 25, 2013 - 5:01pm

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