Pros and Cons of Colon Cleaning

This discussion brings out the passion from both sides. The medical community says that colon cleansing may be harmful and that it is a waste of time. How could colon cleaning be dangerous? Flushing a lot of liquids into the colon to clean it out might cause an electrolyte imbalance. Some very important nutrients that might be lost include calcium, potassium and sodium. In addition, too much flushing of the colon might cause dehydration and low blood pressure.

Even though most of the medical community takes this view, colon cleansing still remains very popular. Colon cleansing believers think that colon cleansing helps remove harmful old feces from the body and helps contribute to a healthier body. According to some, a colon that is not cleaned may lead to decreased energy levels, skin conditions, weight trouble, stomach problems, and many other health problems.

Of all the organs, the colon may be the most under appreciated, it's not a sexy job getting rid of fecal material. And the colon works hard at removing our fecal material, with waste usually processed and leaving the body in 3 days. Of course, this is [an] average, if you have health problems this time will vary. The colon is not the sexiest part of the human body so it gets no respect. But, the colon works like a well oiled machine. Does it need help? Again, it depends on what side of the fence you are standing.

The colon does have some serious diseases associated with it and perhaps this is what motivates people to cleanse the colon. After all, colon cancer is not a small matter. And of course there are the less deadly but still unpleasant conditions such as Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Currently, no medical tests have concluded that a dirty colon causes these diseases.

One thing that can have a terrible effect on the colon is a bad diet. We eat too much junk in America, too much bad food with too many strange ingredients that don't occur in nature. All this low nutrient, low fiber content food may contribute to diverticulitis. Diverticulitis cases are increasing every year as a result of our diets deteriorating with every passing every year. In the 1920's, ten percent of the people had diverticulitis; today 50% of people over 60 years of age will get a case of diverticulitis. And it goes even above fifty percent as we get older. A toxic colon is not to blame for this colon problem, this problem is a direct result of years of poor diet choices.

Do you think that the gross photos of stuff removed during colon cleansing are real or fake? No, they're most likely real. This is probably stuff removed with colon cleaning. But what doctor's say, is that this material would be naturally expelled from the body if the colon had been given its three days to process it. Colon cleaning supporters say why wouldn't you colon clean, they says its rewards far out weight its risks.

I believe this is a realistic article showing how both sides view the issue of colon cleaning. Only you can decide whether it is a good choice for you.