The internet can be a wonderful place. It can also be pretty disgusting and makes me ponder, WTF?! That's why I like to surf.
Started way back in ancient Greece, cleansing the colon became popular in the 1920s and 1930s In the United States. Must be something about hard economic times that drive people to poop.
There are several sites that hawk colon cleansing herbs.
First, you cleanse your colon with their herbal dietary fiber to clean out all the toxic plaque and debris that has accumulated over the years. You also have to continue to keep the colon clean with the continued use of fiber.
One of the main theories behind colon cleansing is an ancient belief called the theory of autointoxication, the belief that undigested meat and other foods cause mucus buildup in the colon. This buildup produces toxins, the theory goes, which enter the blood's circulation, poisoning the body and it makes for great pictures too!
The problem is that natural bacteria in the colon detoxify food wastes. The liver also neutralizes toxins. Mucus membranes in the colon keep unwanted substances from reentering the blood and tissues and the colon sheds old cells about every three days, preventing a buildup of harmful material.
Natural doesn't necessarily mean safe. Lava is natural.
Some potential side effects are:
Nausea, vomiting and cramps. Dizziness, a sign of dehydration, which can cause mineral imbalances. Strings of mucus, like those pictures above, is a sign the body views the cleanser as a toxin. Potential interactions with medications, bowel perforation and infection.
Do not use these product if :
You suffer from diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, severe or internal hemorrhoids, tumors in your rectum or colon, recent bowel surgery, heart disease or kidney disease.
The disgusting part of all of this is the testimonials. People dig their big wads of pooh out of the toilet, measure it and take pictures to post on the Colon Cleansing site.
I'm not going to try this but don't let me stand in your way or behind you for that matter.
Just remember, 20-35 grams of fiber will do as much as the normal colon needs to stay healthy.
Keep those photos coming kids.