In this post, we hope to offer as much information as possible to help you decide of a colon cleanse is right for you. 

In addition to the information below, here is a bonus video featuring Jane and Dr. Neilsen about how to relieve constipation and promote general colon health: 

Before we dive into how a colon cleanse may benefit the body, it is important to say that colon health requires much more than a cleanse.

Here are some important factors in maintaining a healthy colon:

  • A balanced, fiber rich diet: A diet that is high in fiber, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts, can help promote regular bowel movements and prevent constipation. Fiber also helps to nourish the beneficial bacteria in the gut, supporting a healthy gut microbiome. Try to eat organic and local as much as possible to avoid chemicals and pesticides that damage and disrupt the microbiome. 
  • Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water is important for maintaining healthy bowel movements and preventing constipation. Water helps to soften stool and promote smooth passage through the colon. 
  • Regular physical activity: Daily exercise and physical activity can help stimulate bowel movements and promote healthy digestion. 
  • Avoidance of smoking and excessive alcohol consumption: Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption have been linked to an increased risk of colon cancer and other digestive disorders. 
  •  Healthy lifestyle habits: Reducing stress, getting enough sleep, creating positive social connections, spending time in nature and laughing often are important factors in overall health. Remember, everything is connected! 

Even when we are eliminating regularly and creating a healthy lifestyle, the colon can accumulate harmful toxins, plaques, parasites and other yucky things that can negatively impact our health.

“Colon cleansing can help improve your body’s overall health and wellness, and may even reduce your risks for colon cancer:” 
– Shelagh Braley of Gaiam

Here are some potential benefits of doing a colon cleanse: 

  1. Improved digestive health: By potentially removing built-up waste, toxins, and harmful bacteria from the colon, a cleanse may promote better digestive health.

  2. Enhanced nutrient absorption: Eliminating unnecessary waste and build up may help the body to absorb nutrients from food more effectively.

  3. Increased energy levels: Proponents of colon cleanses claim that removing toxins and waste from the colon can help improve energy levels and overall vitality.

  4. Support skin health: The skin is often a mirror of what is going on internally. Detoxification of the colon may lead to clearer skin, improved completion and reduced inflammation and

  5. Relief from bloating and discomfort: A build-up of toxins could contribute to  bloating, abdominal discomfort, and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Reducing the toxic load in the colon may contribute to regularity and healthier stools. 

  6. Reduced inflammation: Toxins in the system can contribute to overall inflammation in the body. Inflammation may lead to many kinds of disease. Eliminating toxic buildup regularly is an important part of keeping inflammation levels low. 


Jane says, “I started doing annual colon cleanses more than 30 years ago. Every year as I get ready to go through my cleanse, I am reminded to clean up my nutrition just a little bit, drink more water and simply pay attention to the different pathways of detoxification that my body depends on me to take care of.”

There are many ways to do a colon cleanse. Some are more involved than others! We believe in keeping it simple. With a healthy lifestyle, herbal support should be more than enough to eliminate excess toxins and plaques. 

Our SmoothCleanse supplement was created just for this purpose. Jane carefully selected herbs that will gently detoxify, nourish and support the colon. It is not harsh or damaging. It is a beautiful blend of the following herbs: 

  • Cascara Sagrada Bark
  • Slippery Elm Bark
  • Senna Leaf
  • Cape Aloe Leaf
  • Milk Thistle Seed
  • Apple Pectin
  • Turkey Rhubarb Root
  • Fennel Seed
  • Licorice Root
  • Cayenne Pepper Fruit
  • Chickweed Herb  

 “I know you will love this product. Every time I formulate a new herbal blend it takes many hours of research and pristine sourcing before it ends up in the final product that is ready for consumption.
I know these are going to be important tools in helping you live a long, healthy life and that you care as much for your health as I do.

Thank you for your trust and support. I love what I do and feel the constant presence of my dad as I work on these new blends as well as inspiration from our creator.” – Jane Barlow

One last tip: Our SmoothCleanse pairs beautifully with our Spring Cleaning Pack and Adrenal Support Pack

 Please keep in mind I am not a doctor and this is not meant to be medical advice. All the information in this blog is for educational purposes only.This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. We are not making any claims about the efficacy of these products. These products and suggestions are not meant to prescribe, diagnose, prevent, treat, cure any disease or replace proper medical care. Please check with your doctor before taking any of these products.