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Is Colon Cleansing a Waste?

Even Oral colong cleaning techniques that use fiber, herbs, and laxatives can be dangerous if overused The answer is yes and no. Some medical procedures, such as a colonoscopy, may require a cleansing beforehand. That’s between you and your doctor. However, having your colon flushed out as a way to detox the body isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Read more before jumping on the colon cleansing bandwagon.

Want to know the truth?

Your digestive system and bowel naturally eliminate waste material and bacteria. Thus, negating the need to use other methods to detoxify the body.

Just for argument’s sake though, let’s at least examine common arguments used by proponents of colon cleansing.. Those in favor of colon cleansing tout the method as a way to treat a number of problems, ranging from arthritis to asthma, that they say are caused by toxins in the gastrointestinal tract. These folks also promote colonics or a colonic irrigation as a way to encourage healthy intestinal bacteria growth. They also claim that it strengthens your immune system, and boosts energy levels. Frankly though, the jury’s still out on whether or not any of these claims ring true.

On top of that, colonics can increase your risk of dehydration, increase the risk of infection after the procedure, cause electrolyte imbalances, and bowel perforations.

To sum things up, here are two things to remember:

First, your body is amazingly efficient. Your GI tract is naturally equipped to detoxify and rid your body of waste and toxins. Additional detox methods are usually not needed.Second, talk with Dr. Cofrancesco before undergoing any type of colonic.

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