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Benefits Of Colon Cleansing
Your body: The concept 'cleanse' or 'detox' uses the idea that your body is full of toxins when in fact your organs are responsible for eliminating extraneous substances. Your body cleanses itself, in a sense. A product claiming to do what your organs already do may do nothing or it may in fact be harmful. ...Read more
Excess Colon Water: This question leads to a question. How do you define excess colonic cleanses. This common practice has no medical benefits. But, too frequent can cause both trauma to the colon and water poisoning, which can be deadly if used too frequently. As a physician i would advise you not to do this practice unless you are advised to do so by a real physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You've seen the lite: Thanks for your follow-up question! many people who "cleanse" do so to lose weight, to eliminate supposed "toxins" in their body (let me assure you there are few accumulated toxins in the gut in most healthy people!), to feel "empty", or for other misguided reasons. Unless you have undiagnosed disease, laxation can be safely & gently accomplished with diet & over-the-counter agents like miralax. ...Read more
NO: If you are eating a high fiber diet and drinking 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and having regular bm's, then all is working the way it was designed to do. Many colon cleansers are a gimmick and can actually cause damage to the lining cells of the colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DON'T cleanse !: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to colonics. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See details: It certainly does not make you feel better and it can make you sick. There is no health benefit to doing it. I urge you never to do it again. ...Read more
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