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A 52-year-old female asked about a 51-year-old male:

Is a cleansing for 3 days, every month, good or bad? a cleanse being no food but a drink consisting of epsom salts, grapefruit juice and olive oil.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
No proof: There is no proof of any benefit nor of safety from cleansing, regardless of regimen. There is no proof that any toxic stool builds up in your colon. Just eat plenty of fruits & vegetables on a daily basis. While i can't speak for south africa, in the states, we recommend screening colonoscopy for low risk patients beginning at 50yo. Prep for that will clean out bowels but not necessary every mont.
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