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Doctor insights on: Juice Fasting Colon Cleansing

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Does oatmeal cleanse colon?

Does oatmeal cleanse colon?

High in fiber: Eating oatmeal will add a lot of fiber to your diet which in turn will keep your bowels more regular. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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What is a colonic juice cleanse?

What is a colonic juice cleanse?

Juice cleanses: Colonic juice cleanses are an attempt to rid the body of "toxins" by drinking juices and other things. Juice cleanses have never been shown to provide any benefit and can cause harm. They are not recommended. For optimal colon health, eat a varied diet that has lots of fiber and fluids. Just don't do cleanses! Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Colon cleanse for colonoscopy now green bile?

Colon cleanse for colonoscopy now green bile?

Normal: After using colon cleanse, all of the stool is out of you and the only thing left is the green bile that is constantly made by the liver. ...Read more

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Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Are colon cleanses and colonics safe?

Not necessary: The colon is a place where water and some nutrients are absorbed by one's body. Diarrhea occurs if one does not absorb the normal amount of water and nutrients from his poop (stool). If one has bowel problems, he can see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist. Colonic cleaning or irrigation is not natural, and can be dangerous if the person's chemical balance is distorted. ...Read more

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35/m.Using sodium picosulfate from 5years.Have i got atonic colon due to overuse.Lactulose, fruits, prunes, fiber no good.Ct, colonoscopy, blood tests ok.

Add exercise also.: Atonic colon can be due to the absence of myenteric plexus or overuse of laxatives. If your colonoscopy and ct scan were normal, increased water intake, exercise and a high fiber diet will help. You had used lactulose, fruits, prunes, fiber, now add daily exercise, lots of water and stool softeners. I suppose you already see a gastroenterologist. Have you explored ibs as a possible cause ? ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis question: how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Ulcerative colitis question: how effective is drinking aloe vera juice?

Not at all.: If you have u.C. You should have a good and regular routine of visits with a GI specialist. There is no evidence that aloe vera juice helps u.C. Sorry to be the "party popper.". ...Read more

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Can a colon cleanse using super colon cleanse cause diverticulitis. Ive been doing a cleanse and dr confirmed diverticulitis

Can a colon cleanse using super colon cleanse cause diverticulitis.  Ive been doing a cleanse and dr confirmed diverticulitis

I am not aware: of any medical evidence that relates colon cleanse to acute diverticulitis. There is evidence that chronic laxative use can lead to colon motility problems, however. ...Read more

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How safe is the master cleanse? This cleanse includes 10 days of drinking fresh lemonade sweetened with maple syrup and cayenne, and no food.

How safe is the master cleanse? This cleanse includes 10 days of drinking fresh lemonade sweetened with maple syrup and cayenne, and no food.

It's relative.: If you are a healthy 26 year old male without diabetes or any major chronic illness, the master cleanse is safe, but quite extreme. It is basically a ten-day fast, which is not good for your metabolism. I would suggest you find shorter "cleanse" options at your local health food store, that contain vitamins and nutrients to keep your body running, and in balance. ...Read more

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Which is better laxative Metamucil or colon cleanse?

Which is better laxative Metamucil or colon cleanse?

Metamucil: Metamucil in my opinion.It is natural, contains fiber, can be taken daily, also help bring your cholesterol level down. ...Read more

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Has anyone used acai berry and cleansing colon diet and bled?

Please don't: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed colon "cleansers" with a clear "no" answer. 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, as you've experienced. ...Read more

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Will apple cider vinegar cleanse my colon?

No: Your colon cleans itself. There is no such thing as "toxic bowel settlement" or any of the other stuff that you've been told is sitting in your colon and making you sick. If you buy into these lies, you will never feel well again. If you were to believe everything you read about apple cider vinegar (it supposedly cures everything), you'd be reading uncritically. I suspect you already know this. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean up your colon?

Hi docs, would drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean up your colon?

"Clean Up": Would not expect it to clean colon although excess cranberry juice can cause loose stools/ diarrhea. Recent studies show that cranberry ingestion can increase Bifidobacteria in GI tract & help to maintain other healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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Do colon cleansings work?

No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins anywhere in the colon. Colon cleansings are unnecessary and can be unhealthy. Stick with a high-fiber diet for good colon health! Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I intake too much sugar for cleansing using apple juice at 28% of sugar, per serving of a 2 qt. Supply?

Can I intake too much sugar for cleansing using apple juice at 28% of sugar, per serving of a 2 qt. Supply?

Yes: When you drink a lot of fruit juice you are getting a lot of sugar without getting any fiber. The fiber is supposed to slow the absorption of the sugar. Too much sugar too fast can cause lots of problems...Diabetes can get worse, acne, and even a rebound drop in your blood sugar when your body makes too much Insulin to get rid of the sugar. And there is no proof you can "cleanse" by doing this. ...Read more

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Flushing colon with salt water and master cleanse, could this work?

Flushing colon with salt water and master cleanse, could this work?

For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous Healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more

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Colonic hydrotherapy vs colon liquid cleanse, which one is better to take?

Neither: Colonic therapy is not proven to treat anything and can cause colon perforation and infection. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is a colonic juice cleanse?

Juice cleanses: Colonic juice cleanses are an attempt to rid the body of "toxins" by drinking juices and other things. Juice cleanses have never been shown to provide any benefit and can cause harm. They are not recommended. For optimal colon health, eat a varied diet that has lots of fiber and fluids. Just don't do cleanses! Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would drinking a lot of cranberry juice clean up your colon?

"Clean Up": Would not expect it to clean colon although excess cranberry juice can cause loose stools/ diarrhea. Recent studies show that cranberry ingestion can increase Bifidobacteria in GI tract & help to maintain other healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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7d post-colonoscopy, no BM, nausea, bloating, reflux, abd pain, back pain. Tried fiber supp, MiraLax, (polyethylene glycol) prune juice. How else can I wake up my colon?

7d post-colonoscopy, no BM, nausea, bloating, reflux, abd pain, back pain. Tried fiber supp, MiraLax, (polyethylene glycol) prune juice. How else can I wake up my colon?

Call: your gastroenterologist or the doctor who performed the colonoscopy now. Do not wait. Call for instructions & you may need an exam to be sure there are no complications from your procedure. ...Read more

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I have slow colonic transient. I've been on Miralax W/prune juice as prescribed for a year. It causes loose stools. My doctor Prefers that. Is it safe?

I have slow colonic transient. I've been on Miralax W/prune juice as prescribed for a year. It causes loose stools. My doctor Prefers that. Is it safe?

Yes: it is safe, however if you are not having an appropriate response, different treatment options exist (including prescribed medications such as Amitiza, Linzess). You should re-discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Body gold brand colon clenz, is it dangerous to take while fasting for a week?

Yes: There is no medical benefit to colon cleanse. If you are fasting, it will potentially dehydrate you further and cause serious issues. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan to look for thickening of the wall of my colon. Scan showed no thickening but a contracted gallbladder after fasting. What's the tx?

Unless you have : Symptoms suggesting gallbladder disease i would do nothing. The gallbladder can contract by just drinking some water so a contracted one alone is of doubtful significance. Ultrasound can be used to look for gallstones should there be some need for further evaluation and hepatobiliary scans can look for abnormal gallbladder filling and emptying in patients with suspected gallbladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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Patient is small entire cross section abdomen seen on lumbar spine mri. Fasting. Why is the colon intensely white in 2nd MRI when was gray in 1st?

Patient is small entire cross section abdomen seen on lumbar spine mri. Fasting. Why is the colon intensely white in 2nd MRI when was gray in 1st?

T-1 VS T2 images : T-2 will show h2o & it appears white. It is in the way the mr looks @ things. That's a simple explanation. In aback the t-2 will show h2o content of disks & spinal fluid is white. It's all in the way the system was programmed. Do some googling and c what u find. It's complicated. ...Read more

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What medications can cleanse the colon?

What medications can cleanse the colon?

Why do you ask?: The colon cleanses itself. Folks who run enema parlors or sell bogus "purges" will show you "toxic bowel settlement" and so forth that supposedly only their stuff can remove. It is totally fake. Nothing will keep your colon health as much as drinking enough water, getting good physical exercise, and eating sensibly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you cleanse your colon naturally?

High-fiber low fat: The best and most nutritious way is to consume a high-fiber (i.e., at least 30 g/day) low fat diet, coupled with a good daily cardiovascular regimen. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively cleanse my colon?

No need: There is no need for colon cleansing. One needs to have regular bowel movements. Generous fiber intake help. Some people may need stool softners. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively cleanse your colon?

No need : There is no need for colon cleansing. One needs to have regular bowel movements. Generous fiber intake help. Some people may need stool softners. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can cleanse my colon?

Can you please explain how i can cleanse my colon?

You do not need to: If one is having bowel movements regularly, nothing needs to be done. Generous fiber intake is helpful. Colon cleansing is of no help and have potential serious side effects. ...Read more

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What to do if i need to cleanse my colon, what to buy?

What to do if i need to cleanse my colon, what to buy?

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

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What are the some of the best colon cleansing products?

What are the some of the best colon cleansing products?

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

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Are excessive colon cleanses bad for your health? If so, how?

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 more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more


Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more