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One new alternative medicine therapy that is popping up all over is the colon cleanse. You see it on television, hear about it on the radio and even get plenty of spam in your email box about it but is it really good for you?
It is important to maintain a clean colon by watching your diet and avoiding fats, sugars, processed foods and drinking plenty of water throughout the day. By doing this, the colon is able to do its job naturally and there is no need for a colon cleanse to begin with.
Colon cleanses can actually be dangerous for you as the ingredients sometimes used can cause the bacteria and natural chemicals in the colon to get out of their natural balance, making the colon not able to perform its functions properly. It is also possible to absorb too much water using a colon cleanse.
Many types of colon cleanses use equipment, as well, for the process that needs to be sterilized and sanitized. What happens if it is not done correctly? Unhealthy bacteria enters the picture and you become sick or worse. Long term use of colon cleanses can lead to anemia, malnutrition or even heart failure. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065
Eat right, exercise and let your colon do its job.