After a long afternoon of shopping at the outlet mall and getting awesome deals, I came home and turned on the boob tube for some veg time before the kids got home from school. The channel was NBC and The Doctor’s happened to be on. Yippy! I like that show so I turned up the volume and they were just starting a segment titled “Healthy Hearsay: Colon Cleansing”. Please, watch this, it’s short!
Now, what’s your two cents on the issue? I’m kinda passionate you could say about this! Ask Joy’s brother Darryl! He told me he’d bought some cleansing stuff after reading a book and I politely argued with him on how it was not a good idea! I told him flat out don’t do it! I’m not sure if he ever did or not…
Anyway, I’m beyond thrilled that this is finally being talked about on TV! I’m so tired of hearing the ads on TV, radio and in the newspaper about how toxic the stuff in your colon is and you have to get rid of it or else! PLEASE!!!! We humans have not survived for thousands of years because there are toxins in our colons! If the stuff in your colon was toxic, you’d be dead because that’s what toxic stuff does.
I have seen the inside of colon’s whose owners use cleansers. It ain’t pretty! It’s easy to spot a chronic colon cleanser because the stuff actually leaves a thick, black sticky film on the surface of your colon. And if you’re having a colonoscopy, that thick black sticky stuff doesn’t help the doctor find polyps and other problems that could be serious. It also wrecks havoc on the colonoscopes! Clogs it up and makes it really hard to clean! (And yes, they are cleaned and disinfected between each patient, but you can’t always get that gunk out!)
Some of the patients we’ve had have said that it helps them with bloating, gas, and keeping regular, but like the lady in the video said, water, exercise and a high fiber diet will do the same thing. Have you ever done a cleanse of any body part/organ? Mine consists of working up a great sweat and avoiding the junk food! There’s no way I’m going to give myself the runs on purpose! It’s just not for me 🙂