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Are there risks associated with natural colon cleansing?

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Yes, there are risks. "Natural" doesn't necessarily mean safe. The government doesn't regulate natural colon cleansing products, so their potency, safety, and purity can't be guaranteed. And, each state has its own rules about whether or not practitioners must be professionally licensed. It's wise to talk with your primary health provider before starting a new practice such as colon cleansing.

SOURCES:

Horne, S. Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy, 2006; vol. 6(2): pp. 93-100.

American Cancer Society: Colon Therapy."

Baptist Health Systems: "Colon Cleansing: Don't Be Misled by the Claims."

Natural Standard.

International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Soluble vs. insoluble fiber.:

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

SOURCES:

Horne, S. Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy, 2006; vol. 6(2): pp. 93-100.

American Cancer Society: Colon Therapy."

Baptist Health Systems: "Colon Cleansing: Don't Be Misled by the Claims."

Natural Standard.

International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Soluble vs. insoluble fiber.:

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

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