Does a colon cleanse and fasting actually have health benefits?

I am thinking of taking a trip to a Thai spa and having a colon cleanse. Not the silly fifty pound health juices, I want to do the whole kit kaboodle. If it works.
It says that the colon is the ‘root of all disease’. I seriously doubt this, but then again I’m not a health professional.

So: does the colon cleanse actually work with health benefits? And does the whole fasting – raw – food jam work?

I’m centring on the colon bit – I know some people say it’s rubbish, but is there any sorta scientific proof?


  • Compassionate Soul

    If you use colon cleansing kits whose products are made up of chemicals and herbally based products they may not be safe and may cause more harm then good.

    When it comes to natural colon cleansing products, the government doesn’t regulate it so essentially their safety, purity, and potency cannot be guaranteed. And, each state has its own rules about whether or not practitioners must be professionally licensed. So really it’s a risk you take when you start a new pill. There may be side effects or there may be nothing depending on what you are taking.

    In my opinion the best colon cleansing and safest colon cleansing ‘kit’ would be by naturally improving your lifestyle starting with nutrition.

    A colon cleansing diet would consist of fruits, vegetables, berries, clean meats, oils, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, and whole grains. I’m a vegetarian myself so I obviously don’t include meat in my diet and neither would any other vegetarian. But for the most part you want to design a diet around those foods.

    I do believe that disease starts from the colon or the digestive system. Proper nutrition is important and our digestive system does a lot of work for us – so when it is having problems it only goes to say the rest of our body will be having problems.

  • If your species will continue, clap your hands!

    Fasting has 1 short term benefit: losing weight. Other than that, it is a totally stupid idea. Even more so when you take into account that fact that its unnaturality means that are bodies are programmed to pile the weight back on right after. Infact, in the long run, you may get fatter.

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