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A 48-year-old member asked:

Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 35 years experience
Neither!: Washing out the colon would seem to make sense. We think of it as dirty, nasty, infected, and something that needs to be "cleaned out." this is as far away from the truth as one can get. Our colon needs the bacteria and stool within it in order to be healthy. Colon that is deprived of stool or good bacteria, becomes sick, infected, inflamed, reduces the immune system, and is dangerous to us.
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 21 years experience
Neither: Colonic therapy is not proven to treat anything and can cause colon perforation and infection. See your gastroenterologist.
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