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How to Clean Your Colon With Prune Juice and Apple Juice

author image Jody Braverman
Jody Braverman is a professional writer and editor based in Atlanta. She studied creative writing at the American University of Paris and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland. She also received personal trainer certification from NASM and her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from YogaWorks.
How to Clean Your Colon With Prune Juice and Apple Juice
Juice your own apple juice, or choose unfiltered store-bought varieties. Photo Credit: Alexander Den/iStock/Getty Images

Proponents of colon cleansing claim that using laxatives, enemas, teas or other specialized preparations can help remove toxins from your gastrointestinal tract and improve your health. But there's little evidence to support these claims, and colon cleansing can sometimes be harmful, leading to nausea, vomiting, dehydration and bowel perforations. If you want to try a colon cleanse, speak to your doctor first. If you get the go-ahead, drinking prune and apple juices for a day or two is a relatively safe way of getting things moving.

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Step 1

Drink 16 ounces of prune juice upon waking. Naturopath and herbalist Dr. John R. Christopher claims prune juice draws toxins from all over the body to the intestines to be eliminated.

Step 2

Consume 8 ounces of unfiltered apple juice within 30 minutes of drinking the first glass of prune juice. Swish the apple juice around in your mouth thoroughly, which is called "chewing." The average person will consume 1 gallon of apple juice per day on this cleanse, or roughly 1 ounce per pound of body weight, according to Christopher.

Step 3

Drink 8 ounces of distilled water 30 minutes after the apple juice.

Step 4

Wait 30 minutes, then drink another 8 ounces of apple juice.

Step 5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 every 30 minutes throughout the day, alternating 8 ounces of apple juice with 8 ounces of water.

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