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Fruits That Flush The Colon
Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.
Would water aborbed in the bowelcontain any activated charcoal, which would therefore end up being filtered through the kidneys and passed in the urin?
Glycerin suppository--does it just affect the rectum and lower sigmoid colon (stimulation and water)? Or does it affect the rest of the colon?
Seriously...why?: Colon lavage solutions "clean" by washing through from esophagus to rectum. Bear in mind however that there are no bacteria (aside from helicobacter) that colonize the stomach, & in most individuals the small bowel is relatively free of bacteria (unless there is underlying bacterial overgrowth due to structural or motility pathology). U probably don't need to cleanse--read prior HealthTap answers! ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Working together: The teeth masticate or chew the food so that the stomach can process it. Once in the stomach, the enzymes help further digest the food until it enters the intestines as chyme. Nutrients are absorbed from the small intestine until the remaining material passes down the digestive tract to the colon to be excreted. Very simple answer but more can be found online if you need a more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?
Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.
Both: Soluble fibre attracts water and helps keep stool soft. Insoluble fibre makes stool bulky and shortens transit time and helps evacuation. Both are good for different reasons. ...Read more
I read that pasteurized milk, has its protein denatured, in which the structure changes and cant be absorbed in the intestines.is milk protein useless?
Milk: The caseins (one of the milk proteins) are stable to heat treatment. Typical high temperature short time (HTST) pasteurization conditions will not affect the functional and nutritional properties of the casein proteins. High temperature treatments can cause interactions between casein and whey proteins that affect the functional but not the nutritional properties. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Soluble fiber or insoluble fiber? When is the best time of day to eat that to prevent constipation and gas throughout the day?
Insoluble fiber: Produces more stool.Soluble fiber helps reduce cholesterol. So both are beneficial. Time of day is irrelevant but best to spread out thru the waking hours. More important to prevent bloating, gas and constipation is adequate fluids: 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids is recommended. ...Read more
Heard that if one drinks a gallon of water a day thru out the day & their urines clear, it means the fat cells are being washed out of the body.True?
False: Fat cells, or fat by itself, does not get washed out of the body. Fat is fuel, which is vital to human survival, so the body is very good at holding fat. Our goal is to not eat nor drink excess calories, so not to create more fuel for storage. That said, a person who drinks a gallon of water a day INSTEAD of sweet liquids or calorie-containing liquids, helps her body use fat for fuel (burns fat). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that cranberry juice cleans out your system? Even cleans out marijuana in your system & cigarettes?
No: But it tastes good.Get a more detailed answer ›
M58, what food and liquid would cleanse any thing that stuck up inside intestine, such as flax seed? thanks
Not necessary.: Things in general do not get stuck in your intestines. There were concerns many years ago that seeds, nuts and particulates could get caught in diverticuli and cause disease, but this is not true. No cleansing is necessary. Very rarely one can have a bezoar, but these are usually composed of hair. ...Read more
Is water good for kidneys & bladder as a means to filter toxics? Is it true it's vital to drink lots of water in the morning to flush out the filth?
In short, Yes: About one ounce of water per kilogram of body weight (if you weigh 150 pounds, 75 ounces of water -- 9 cups) is considered appropriate. There is "water" in many things however, so it doesn't have to be just free water. It is good for kidneys, bladder, heart, colon and your skin. You should drink throughout the day, not just morning! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a proven fact: This is not proven and in fact it can be very dangerous due to risk of perforation and also risk of sipping out normal bacteria and causing superinfection with c diff. Just increase fiber intake to 30-40 gm a day and that will keep things moving and help with keeping all toxin levels under control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers