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Scams: Forgive me. I think almost all healthtap physicians will agree that "cleanses" are non-evidence-based medicine, promoted by (often-sincere) practitioners not held to the same standards as we are. They may make you feel better because they were unpleasant, you paid money & the proponents said nice things, but I've never seen any scientific evidence beyond anecdote that they ever improved immunity. ...Read more
It: It depends on what you want to cleanse - face?, body? It also depends on what kind of skin he has (oily, dry or normal) or if he is having any problems with infections such as recurrent boils or acne. Give his doctor a call to discuss any problems he might be having and they will be able to give you the best answer. Good luck! ...Read more
Scams: Please forgive me, Scott. If someone has made you think you have "parasites everywhere", you are probably the victim of a vicious scam such as "live cell analysis" or some self-diagnosis scheme. A "cleanse" won't help you. Some of these are vicious pranks, others are just by misguided folks. Bring your health concerns to an evidence-based practitioner, perhaps a holist, or you'll never feel well. ...Read more
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
Do not need: There is medical indication do do a colon cleanse, they are a waste of money. ...Read more
Depends: If you were looking just to clean out your colon a cheap treatment would be magnesium citrate which is available over-the-counter at any Wal-Mart or drug store. Usually 2 bottles of magnesium citrate will clean you out. If you were looking for a complete cleanse you can try GoLYTELY (polyethylene glycol) which is a prescription. The better question is why are you doing the colon cleanse? ...Read more
No need: Eat healthy and exercise. Our bodies cleanse themselves beautfiully when cared for appropriately. Most marketed "cleansers" are just laxatives that can lead to complications with excess use and in some folks with any use. If you must do so, I suggest going on a fruit and water only diet for 2-3 days, along with age and health appropriate exercise; this will improve your bowel function a bit also. ...Read more
There no such agents, nor is there a need for one!
your body cleanses itself, and any substance advertised to do that is potentially dangerous. I had a healthy patient nearly die after a "colon cleansing". See your doctor for any healthcare concerns, and don't take any supplements unless directed by a physician. ...Read more
None: There is very little evidence of effectiveness and ther ar some advising that the use may be harmfull. ...Read more
Best not to: Your body has a natural mechanism for eliminating waste, and generally it is better to let it handle it. Cleansing usually involves ingesting or inserting various 'natural' toxins which serve only to upset your gut's normal homeostasis (=balanced environment). Occasionally the body needs help restoring itself back to balance, esp after antibiotics, so probiotics may help in this specific case. ...Read more
Eat a healthy: Hi fiber diet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids daily, 20 oz extra per 30 minutes of strenous exercise. And never do any of those colon cleansing scams. They are not necessary, are of no documented value or need and all they do is redistribute your wealth to those who are selling you that garbage. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Some questions...: My first concern is that you don't abruptly stop medications; in some cases, this can cause a relapse or withdrawal seizure. I am wondering why you have been on multiple medications for an extended period of time. Have you recovered completely? Please talk to your doctor about stopping the medications safely. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I'm active in sex, what is the best drink to cleanse my ovary or repr0ductive health, I did n0t try papsmear?
All the time: Your body is cleansing itself all the time. Multiple organs work to process nutrients and to eliminate substances yourbody does not need. These are excreted. The body works to cleanse itself; the idea of stored 'toxins' is not a sound one. ...Read more
Don't use drugs: Don't use drugs! (or delay the test). ...Read more
What is the best way to cleanse the liver, kidney and intestines? Does the colon hydrotherapy really help to remove parasites and toxins from the intestines?
Too high expectation: There is nothing available to accomplish your expectations. Colon hydrotherapy is a superior enema.....people with rectal sexual drive enjoy it. Liver kidney cannot be cleansed.....rather they act as cleansers of the whole body. Parasites can not be cleared by enema....need to take medicine to kill and eliminate. ...Read more
She has stopped all chemo 4 lung cancer. I read 2 cleanse your liver & colon is excellent 4 cancer patients. What cleansing recommend best 2 do this.
Healthy living: The liver has several functions, to support nutrition, to clean the blood and to make substances to support bodily function (proteins). It can be damaged by drugs and alcohol. The best thing you can do for your liver is to avoid being overweight, eat healthy, be active, minimal alcohol use, no illicit drug use. Check your liver function tests when you get your physical exam. ...Read more
Eat right & exercise: Why not prevent spilled milk rather than clean up mess? In other words, no need for detox/cleanse if you eat right, drink plenty of fluids & exercise regularly. But to directly answer your question, no, there is no best way to detox/cleanse, unless you have a specific toxicity eg lead, iron, other poison, etc, in which case, your doc will prescribe appropriate care. But for layperson's detox, no. ...Read more
Oil Free, Soap Free: There is an abundance of facial cleansers for oily skin and there are many "best cleanser lists." however, an ideal facial cleanser for oily skin should be soap-free, fragrance-free, and oil-free. Some examples include elta facial cleanser, cetaphil for oily skin, and skinceuticals foaming cleanser. ...Read more
No medical: Indication to cleanse, so don"t waste your money. ...Read more