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Posted by 30 Dec, 2012

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Dangers of Colonic Hydrotherapy Part 4

Posted by 22 Nov, 2012

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Other gastroenterologists widely praised the report, saying they have treated patients with cramping, dehydration and other problems related to colon cleansing.

Sanjay Jain, MD, a consultant in gastroenterology and hepatology at Southend Gastroenterology Associates, in Louisville, Ky., plans to leave copies of the report in his waiting room for patients. He’s seen several patients with complications from colon cleansing within the past year, and he warns patients against the procedure when they ask about it.

“Colon hydrotherapy is an unproven, wasteful practice that can do serious harm in some people, to say the least,” said Dr. Jain. “I believe we need to educate people as much as possible. Keeping this information as a handout in your patients’ waiting room will definitely help achieve that goal.”

He called for more regulations on advertising through media on “this and other similarly unproven practices, which reach millions of people. It is very misleading when these fake professionals come on [television] in white coats, advising people on practices like this.”

John I. Allen, MD, the national quality advisor at Minnesota Gastroenterology and AGA Institute Community Private Practice Councillor, said gastroenterology research has confirmed that colonic lavage has known risks, particularly in older and sicker patients. Practitioners who perform colonic hydrotherapy, which can use up to 60 L of water, need to acknowledge those risks, he said.

“This report points to an important problem with something that has been touted as being completely safe and without side effects. We know that is not true,” Dr. Allen said.

Dr. Allen called for alternative colon cleansing therapies to undergo the same level of scientific scrutiny as procedures performed by gastroenterologists.

“It’s important to challenge them [proponents of colon hydrotherapy] to come up with studies that actually show benefit. This is really a medical procedure which, although minimally invasive, is still invasive.”

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Dangers of Colonic Hydrotherapy Part 3

Posted by 21 Nov, 2012

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Practitioners of colon hydrotherapy criticize Dr. Mishori’s findings, saying it throws together herbal laxatives, pharmaceutical laxatives and colon hydrotherapy without spelling out the risks and benefits of each.

“By lumping all these things into something called ‘colon cleansing,’ this report does a disservice to all of these options which many medical doctors use for their patients,” said A. R. Hoenninger, ND, PhD, executive director of I-ACT, an organization that raises awareness of colon hydrotherapy and sets policy recommendations for members.

Dr. Hoenninger noted, “There is a lot to be gained by hydrotherapy done appropriately. However, there is not anything to be gained when either the practitioners of colon therapy start making unfounded claims or physicians unfamiliar with the procedure start making unfounded allegations.” And it’s not I-ACT’s role to organize and support scientific research, he added.

Although Dr. Hoenninger acknowledged a lack of scientific evidence supporting colon hydrotherapy, he said the reports of adverse events are few considering the popularity of the procedure.

“In the last 10 years, we’re assuming we could have well over 10 million colon hydrotherapy sessions (based on sales of rectal nozzles/speculae) but with only a limited number of alleged issues or problems.”

Dr. Hoenninger also challenged the authors’ warning about lack of FDA approval, saying that colon cleansing is a “medical procedure” and thus meets agency requirements.

I-ACT’s policy statement online states: “I-ACT recommends the use of currently registered FDA equipment and disposable rectal nozzles/speculae. Should the therapist use reusable speculae, these speculums should, at a minimum be autoclaved for sanitation and cleanliness. Additionally, I-ACT recommends that each therapist not using equipment currently registered with the FDA, consider upgrading their equipment to FDA registered equipment in the very near future.”

Bogus Claims?

Roland Shepard, MD, a gastroenterologist in private practice in Tampa, Fla., agreed that colon hydrotherapy is a useful tool for bowel preparation as long as it is performed by a trained therapist. Dr. Shepard has been working with colon hydrotherapist Suzanne Gray for three years. “We’ve had zero problems. Certainly there is potential for problems, which is why appropriate contraindications must be heeded, and it needs to be done by a trained colon therapist.”

He added, however, that he is concerned about “misuse and misadvertising” about colon hydrotherapy.

“I don’t believe in the whole detox theory,” he said. “I don’t think there are any toxins removed by colon hydrotherapy … and the claim that stool adheres to the colon wall is ridiculous.”

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Dangers of Colonic Hydrotherapy Part 2

Posted by 19 Nov, 2012

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In the report, Dr. Mishori and colleagues reviewed published case studies from the past decade and found no “scientifically robust” studies in their meta-analysis. Most studies reported severe ill effects following the use of cleaning products such as cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte imbalance and renal failure. Some studies linked herbal preparations to aplastic anemia and liver toxicity. Case reports described back and pelvic abscesses after colonic hydrotherapy, fatal aeroportia with air emboli, rectal perforations, perineal gangrene, acute water intoxication, coffee enema–associated colitis and septicemia, and even deaths due to amebiasis. The authors did find one positive result—a study that suggested that lymphocytes migrate from the gut into the peripheral blood after cleaning, improving the colon and immune system function (Uchiyama-Tanaka Y. Biomed Res 2009;30:311-314).

Dr. Mishori recommended that health care practitioners should ask patients with otherwise unexplained nausea, vomiting and diarrhea if they perform colon cleansing. Her report details several cases of patients who presented to the emergency department with medical problems related to recent colon cleansing.

The authors also cautioned that the FDA has not approved the devices used in the procedure for colon hydrotherapy—they have only been approved for medical procedures—and that inadequately disinfected or sterilized irrigation machines have been linked to bacterial contamination. In fact, the FDA has issued warning letters to manufacturers over the past decade for unapproved uses of the devices used for the procedure.

In the article, the investigators also questioned the training of many colon hydrotherapists. Colon cleansing practitioners are not licensed by a scientifically based organization. Instead, they undergo a training process structured by an organization that issues its own certification and licensing requirements. The International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT) and the National Board for Colon HydroTherapy require practitioners to have a high school diploma or equivalent degree plus three semesters of postsecondary education and to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Practitioners also take various seminars and continuing education courses.

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Dangers of Colonic Hydrotherapy Part 1

Posted by 15 Nov, 2012

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It is often billed as a natural therapy that can spur weight loss, reduce water retention, cleanse internal organs and increase energy. Yet, according to a meta-analysis published in the August edition of the Journal of Family Medicine, colon cleansing provides no known health benefits, only dangerous side effects including, in rare cases, death (Mishori R et al. 2011;60:454-457).

“There can be serious consequences for those who engage in colon cleansing whether they have the procedure done at a spa or perform it at home,” said the paper’s lead author Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, a family medicine physician at Georgetown University School of Medicine, in Washington, D.C., in a statement.

Cleansing Chronicle

Colon cleansing also called colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy often involves the use of chemicals followed by flushing the colon with water through a tube inserted in the rectum. The procedure has been around since ancient times and its purported benefits are based on the belief that trapped intestinal waste can poison the body. Colon cleansing became popular in the early 1900s but fell out of favor after 1919, when the American Medical Association condemned the practice on the basis of scientific observations finding no evidence that hardened waste accumulates on the intestinal walls.

In recent years, however, colon cleansing has staged a comeback, thanks to a major marketing campaign, said Dr. Mishori. The increasingly popular procedures are offered at spas, wellness centers, doctors’ offices and through do-it-yourself home remedies. Many practitioners and clinics advertise their colonic irrigation services, and celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé Knowles have endorsed colon cleansing as a natural way to improve health.

“It’s like cleaning baked lasagna from a pan,” according to one reviewer.

“Colon hydrotherapy is a gentle and painless treatment with incredible health benefits,” according to an online homeopathic clearinghouse, homeopathicremediesandtreatment.com. The Web site states that the individuals who may benefit include those with Crohn’s disease, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, digestive problems, obesity and ulcerative colitis.

However, the authors of the new study caution that the manufacturers of colon cleansing products tout benefits that don’t exist. Furthermore, people with digestive disorders are at increased risk for adverse effects from colon cleansing, and Dr. Mishori advises physicians to tell patients that “colonic irrigation is not wise, particularly if you have a history of gastrointestinal disease, including diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, or a history of colon surgery, severe hemorrhoids, kidney disease or heart disease.”

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Colon Cleanse Promotes Good Health to the Body Part 2

Posted by 14 Nov, 2012

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Benefits of natural colon cleansers

It is recommended to use natural products to clean the colon because they do not contain harmful chemicals. Thus, it makes the process safe for the body. The natural colon cleansers help detoxify the body naturally and remove bacteria that can cause serious ailments.

Fecal materials contain toxins and bacteria that cause infection in the bloodstream, which can lead to ailments that need medical assistance. Cleansing the colon allows bowel movement and purifies the bloodstream.

Natural colon cleansing products work gently on the digestive tract. Also, they promote good bowel movement.

Colon cleansing home remedies

There are several home remedies that you can use to ensure that your colon is clean. You need to drink sufficient amount of water in order to hydrate your body and help in bowel movement. It is also best to include vegetables and fresh fruits in your diet. You should avoid junk foods and fried food because they contain refined carbohydrates. A mixture of two teaspoons of sea salt and two quarts of water consumed throughout the morning will help cleanse the colon. Moreover, you can take colon cleanse supplements to cleanse your colon. You will need a doctor’s recommendation before taking these supplements.

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Colon Cleanse Promotes Good Health to the Body Part 1

Posted by 13 Nov, 2012

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Colon cleansing is a method to remove from fecal material from the colon and out of the body. It is important that the colon functions properly. Thus, many people resort to colon cleanse products in order to bring the colon in proper working condition.

Importance of colon for good health

The colon helps in the extraction of water and salt from the solid wastes that are dismissed from the body. The consumption of saturated fats and refined carbohydrates makes dismissing waste from the body difficult.

Fibers make bowel movement easy, but we don’t consume enough of it. This will make the waste materials stay in the colon longer than normal, making the undigested substances and proteins harden and hampering the proper working of the colon. This may lead to severe health problem in the long run.

Colon cleansing is important

You need to have colon cleanse activities in order to avoid waste build up and keep your colon clean. A clean colon can detoxify your body and remove harmful elements easily. Also, it can ensure a healthy body.

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Will A Cleanse Benefit Your Body Part 2

Posted by 12 Nov, 2012

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Another popular cleanse I am sure you have often heard of is a juice cleanse. Most cleanses consist of six juices a day. You can make them yourself or have them delivered straight to your door. These juices, whether you make them or have them delivered are not like the fruit juices you find on the shelf next to Ocean Spray. They are pressed, raw, unpasteurized juices made from fruits, vegetables and an assortment of greens. The typical juice cleanse will last for three days and is very restrictive on your diet – meaning no food except for the juice. As with every kind of cleanse, you must drink at least 8 glasses of water each day during the cleanse, as this helps your body rid itself of the toxins the cleanse is destroying. There are quite a few juice cleanse companies out there that will deliver everything you need, eliminating the prep work on your end, for an average cost of $75 per day. Some of the brands include: Life Juice, Cooler Cleanse and Organic Avenue.

All cleanses, despite what area you are focusing on, will require some sort of cleanse diet. This is required because you are trying to rid yourself of the unhealthy toxins that comes from eating unhealthy foods, so if you continue to eat those foods while doing the cleanse, you will not get the benefit of the cleanse. Cleanse diets are usually composed of fruits, vegetables and greens – basically as organic as possible. Some do allow you to eat small amounts of whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice and oats. Following the diet that is recommended with the cleanse you choose will not only help you reap the full benefits of the cleanse, but can also help you feel full, which will make sticking to the cleanse easier.

As with any specific diet, make sure you talk to your doctor before going on a cleanse to make sure that it will benefit your body and not cause any problems, especially if you have health problems. Cleanses are a great way to give your body a restart, especially when trying a new exercise program or start a healthier diet.

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Posted by 10 Nov, 2012

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Cleansing the body to rid it of toxins and infectious chemicals is not new. It goes back well into history, as most religions have some sort of cleanse or fasting ritual. The Master Cleanse was first introduced in the early 70’s and then re-packaged and introduced to the world back in the 90’s. Celebrities everywhere were swearing by this cleanse saying the 10 day consumption of the concoction made from lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup did wonders for their body and weight loss.

Over the years body cleanses have evolved and the options out there are endless.

The idea behind a cleanse is to remove unwanted toxins from the body. Some cleanses target specific areas like the colon, liver or your skin, while others focus on the entire body. Most cleanses require a change in diet and have a strict body cleanse diet to follow, which helps you develop healthier eating habits. So what are some of the cleanse options out there and how can you benefit from them?

One of the most popular options out there is called a detox cleanse. This cleanse focuses specifically on eliminating toxins from your body specifically through the colon and liver. A detox cleanse usually centers around fruit and vegetables. The day before starting a cleanse, and optimally a few days before you should start to adjust your diet by eating only fruits and vegetables – salads, fresh fruit and a lot of greens. A detox cleanse usually allows you to have small meals in addition to the blended fruit and wheat grass juice. The meals should be made up of healthy grains like quinoa and vegetables and fruits. A detox cleanse can go anywhere from 2 days to 10 days.

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Home Remedies For Colon Cleansing and Weight Loss Part 2

Posted by 9 Nov, 2012

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However even if you are not experiencing unhealthy symptoms I mentioned above, you can also improve your overall health by these home remedies and also cleanse your body system. We are already aware of the fact that toxins tend to build up within the colon over a considerable period of time. Often one can find the building up of a sludgy type of material, if not removed, in turn becomes the breeding ground for several kinds of toxins such as yeasts, bacteria, germs, parasites and even carcinogens. It is also possible that the nasty toxins will seep out of the colon into the body through the bloodstream.

Many of these home colon cleanse remedies are useful for getting rid of all such impurities in the body. But before you consume them you should also be aware of the dangerous side effects that they can have. Check the ingredients used. It is a known fact that many colon cleansers have not been effective enough in detoxifying the colon. Good home remedies for colon cleansing allows you to eliminate about 2-3 times in a single day without feeling pain, constipation, or strain. You should also add a lot of fiber into your diet by eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. This is good for you because the fiber in those fruits and vegetables help to keep the stools soft and easy for elimination.

You should also see to the fact that you should be drinking at least eight ounces of water per day to keep your body and digestive system as hydrated as possible. Make it a point to avoid all sorts of processed, greasy, high trans-fat and high calorie foods which will slow down the colon and speeds up toxic accumulation. A very well balanced diet with carbohydrate, proteins and fatty acid is also necessary for your home remedy colon cleansers to achieve full effect.

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