Monday, August 13, 2007

Colon Cleansing

Current Weight: 217 lbs.
Body Fat: 29.8%
Weight Loss Don't: Colon Cleansing

There are a plethora of diets out there recommending detoxification and colon cleansing, either through fasting, the use of herbal and mineral supplements, or enemas. Proponents believe colon cleansing provides health benefits by removing toxins from their bodies.

Although doctors may recommend colon cleansing in preparation for a medical examination of the colon, most don't recommend colon cleansing for better health or to prevent disease. Your colon doesn't require enemas or special diets or pills to eliminate waste material and bacteria, it does this naturally. Also, your colon absorbs water and sodium to maintain your body's fluid and electrolyte balance. Some colon-cleansing programs disrupt this balance, causing dehydration and salt depletion.

If you suffer from constipation, a diet high in water and fiber should help.

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