From: SteveGiggles on
Hello there colon-cleasing boys and girls,

As you know, toxins from your gastrointestinal tract can cause a
variety of health problems, such as arthritis, allergies and asthma
and probably that's why you would like to start cleansing your colon.
Generally speaking it removes these toxins, thus promoting healthy
intestinal bacteria, boosting your energy and enhancing your immune
system.

Now, you should know that colon cleansing is generally prescribed by
doctors as preparation for medical procedures such as colonoscopy but
it is not really recommended for detoxication. You wonder why so?
Simple - the digestive system and bowel naturally eliminate waste
material and bacteria (of course you have to let it do it).

While there is little scientific evidence to support or refute the
benefits of colon cleansing, critics say it's generally unnecessary
and at times may even be harmful. Although doctors prescribe colon
cleansing as preparation for medical procedures such as colonoscopy,
most don't recommend it for detoxification. Their reasoning is simple:
The digestive system and bowel naturally eliminate waste material and
bacteria - your body doesn't need enemas or special diets or pills to
do this.

One concern with cleansing is that it can increase your risk of
dehydration. A potentially more serious concern is that certain
laxatives used in colon cleansing, such as those with sodium
phosphate, can cause a rise in your electrolytes, which can be
dangerous if you have kidney disease or heart disease.

If you choose to do colon cleansing, be sure to take these simple
precautions:

-Check with your conventional medical providers first, especially if
you take any medications or have any health problems.
-Make sure your colon-cleansing practitioner uses disposable equipment
that hasn't been previously used.
-Get a list of specific herbal ingredients and amounts in any colon-
cleansing products you use - some herbal supplements can cause health
problems.
-Beware of broad or inflated claims that colon cleansing will cure an
illness or improve your health.
-Drink plenty of fluids and stay well hydrated
-Eat a diet rich in fiber
-Exercise regularly

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From: dr_jeff on
The subject has it right: Colon cleansing is for dummies. My colon gets
clean all by itself.

Jeff