The Dangers of Colon Cleansing
There are many myths claiming the dangers of colon cleansing, most of which are not based upon fact, but fear. I recently read a review about colonics claiming that people may absorb too much water which could lead to heart failure and fluid in the lungs – what!? So, when waste (fecal matter) moves through the colon, can that get into the lungs, too? This is a silly comment and I’m sure the person who wrote it had no experience whatsoever with cleansing.
Another one of the so-called dangers of colon cleansing says that it will interfere with the balance of bacteria and other natural chemicals in the body. If doctors truly believed this, then they would also believe or understand that foreign chemicals such as pesticides, and chemicals (such as BHT and BHA which are commonly used in food processing in America) in the body would also interfere with our natural balance. What’s with the double standard?
It is hypocritical to state that healthy colon cleansing herbs and water will interfere and harm us yet drugs (pharmaceuticals) and processed foods aren’t considered to be a danger. I once had someone ask me if colon cleansing would strip the colon. I asked them if drinking water stripped their esophagus. The fact is, our bodies are mostly water and one of the colon’s jobs is to absorb water from waste. This water is sent to the kidneys for elimination. Since you don’t hold the water in during a colonic, you will not become water logged.
There are, however, healing crisis that people experience. This can be considered one of the dangers of colon cleansing if you try to do too much at once. As with anything, moderation is key. Besides, you won't clear up 20-30 years worth of buildup in a month. This is going to take time, so take your time.
There are ways to deal with them and control them to make your cleanse a better experience.
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