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Does Cleansing Your Colon Help Lose Weight
Lose=yes healthy=no: Your colon may hold a few pounds of waste (stool) normally, although severely constipated people may hold more. Evacuating the colon will thus drop some pounds, but they come back as soon as you eat and make more waste, so very temporary. "colon cleansing" is frowned upon, unnecessary and likely often harmful to your body so don't do it! ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Not Really: No it will not make you loose real weight. ...Read more
Not recommended, but: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caveat emptor: There is no reason to take that stuff unless you want to pay a lot. No one knows the side effects of herbal therapy and repeated enemas by they can cause side effects. ...Read more
Stop! Don't cleanse: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question.There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't use cleansers please unless prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you give me suggestions if i eat less yet i can't lose weight and i feel so heavy down in my colon?
Not Losing Weight: I understand your concern. Due to "feeling so heavy in Colon", let wise woman within you ask : Diet primarily meat? Constipation? Diet with enough vegetables and fruits with many servings? Exercising every day? Stresses affecting your functioning? Is it possible- “It is not what you eat; it is What is eating you" Discuss with your Physician about medical condition, Diet, Exercise and Stress. ...Read more
I have fatty liver, had 9 colon pulps removed .i need to loose weight. What is the healthiest way to lose weight with my health conditions ?
What is a Colonic? Would you recommend it for someone needing to lose weight, or just clean out toxins from body?
Not recommended: Colonics have become popular as a form of cleanse or detox. They are not a way to lose weight except in the very short term by losing water. Since they are not usually administered in a doctor's office, but rather at a spa, they can also be dangerous and invasive. Talk with your doctor about healthier ways to lose weight and clean your system out. Drinking more water is a start. ...Read more