Colon Cleansing?

My friend and I are having a debate about colon cleansing. He says that everyone should have it done and it’s necessary for optimal health. I say that it’s not necessary, but only optional. I think that the authors of those books and the creators of these colon cleansing programs are just trying to find a way to take advantage of and make money off of people who don’t know enough about the human body and how it works. What are the pros and cons of a colon cleansing? Is it really necessary?


  • Gillian G

    It’s true that most of us are born with a very efficient colon cleansing system and when it’s working, all goes well and we have healthy colons and we feel fine.

    But the sad truth is that, whether we know it or not, we ingest a lot of junk in our diet and other factors in our lifestyle can affect the smooth working of our digestive systems. Toxins, parasites, bacterial overload and disease can live in our colons. This can result in a number of health issues: constipation, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and worse.

    The human body does its best to eliminate man-made toxins, but it wasn’t designed to do so and sometimes it needs help. A colon cleanse can jump start an overloaded system back to normal working again.

    I found this blog about a colon cleanse diary that I think is interesting. Check it out.

  • Michael D

    The answer is no, and you’re right on. We were made with a perfect cleansing system. Those that say that the colon is holding undigested poisons for long periods of time DO NOT KNOW PHYSIOLOGY.

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