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Colon cleanses? could you tell me more about colon cleanses? what exactly do they do?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: Although doctors prescribe colon cleansing as preparation for medical procedures such as colonoscopy, most don't recommend colon cleansing for detoxification. Their reasoning is simple: your digestive system and bowel naturally eliminate waste material and bacteria — your body doesn't need colon cleansing to do this.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what's the best way to cleanse your colon safely?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
No need: You don't need to cleanse your colon. Colon cleansing procedures are risky (risk of perforating your colon) and they're nothing but a sham.

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