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A 46-year-old member asked:

How necessary is it to take a colon cleanse so you can detoxify & purify your organs?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Never necessary: In my opinion, cleansing is worthless.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Never: Colon cleansing is a scam. It proposes to remove "toxic bowel settlement." There is no such thing. Worse, if you buy into this stuff, you'll worry constantly and never feel well again. Be discerning. If you're interested in natural healing, get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community. And be very careful.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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