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How To Do A Bowel Cleanse
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Skip the cleanse: Although you may shed a few pounds with a "cleanse, " you need more than that to sustain weight loss. You'll need to decrease your calorie intake and increase your activity level. A simple one-time weight loss won't do that. And you could end up with significant malnutrition if you treat yourself to too many of those. Skip the cleanse and move on to the lifestyle change. You'll feel better. ...Read more
I would like to do a liver cleanse. Woukd you be abke to provide me with information on how to do a liver cleanse?
Unnecessary: You don't need to cleanse your liver. Your liver cleanses your body from various toxins but it's not like an air filter that you need to replace every few months. ...Read more
Here's a safer way: 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
It doesn't. : The idea of colon cleansing is based on a misunderstanding of anatomy & physiology. Your colon is actually outside of you. You actually surround a space through which foods pass & excrement is produced. The body takes care of its own cleansing if you have a proper diet & fluid intake. Colonic treatment is outlawed in certain states because in the wrong hands has led to bowel perforation & death. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not something to get: Colon infn isn't something you want! causes: viral (norwalk, adeno, rotovirus), followed by bacterial (e coli, salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, c difficile) ; parasites (giardia, cyclospora) infn spread on hands of people w/poor hygiene who then pass it on. To get: drink unprocessed h2o ; eat undercooked food, fruits/vegies esp. From street vendors in 3rd world countries ; dont wash your hands. ...Read more
What to do if i frequently do not go often and heard it is good to do a thorough colon cleanse regularly to get the old stool out what is the best way to do this?
Can I do colon hydrotherapy without consulting to a physician? Will it help to get rid of parasites in case I have any?
Follow MD advice: Preparation for a colonoscopy is a little different than treating chronic idiopathic constipation or other indications for certain constipation drugs. It is best to follow your MD's preparation instructions exactly.If you misplaced them you can call the office. Good luck. ...Read more
Don't need to: There is a whole market of products available to cleanse colons. I would focus on using fiber, and taking probiotics. I think too many colon cleanses are likely more harm than good, and there is no really good evidemnce to support this practice. I have had some patinets do this, and they state they feel better, but from a literature standpoint, can't really recommend it. ...Read more
1-4 hrs: The stomach will typically empty most of your meal in to the small intestine by 4 hrs. However emptying begins within the first hour so your small intestine may start to "see" your meal soon after eating. ...Read more
How do you consume epsom salts for a laxative? I hate going to the doctor can someone recommend a home cure?
How about : Something even simpler like eating prunes or drinking prune juice. Hydrate well. Go for at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Stay physically active. Avoid junk carbs and go for whole grains. Go easy on dairy. Strive for 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. ...Read more
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