Did you see the colon cleanse article published this week in the national news? Would you believe they’re at it again, saying the alleged “side effects” of colon cleansing far outweigh any benefits or that there is really no need for cleansing at all?

But what about the facts? 

Even the traditional medical community would agree that our increasingly polluted world is exposing us to more dangerous toxins than ever before. Chemical pollution is a part of daily life—from air pollution to the chemicals in our homes, diet, water supply, and consumer products.

Our digestive tracts, lungs, kidneys, liver, lymphatic systems, and blood are all working like crazy to filter out and eliminate contaminants and keep us healthy. They could use a little support!

The best part of natural colon cleansing herbs is the emphasis on natural. Chinese medicine and other ancient modalities have been using these herbs to support your body’s natural cleansing cycle for centuries. The medical community chooses to largely ignore this. It’s simply outside their focus.

Colon hydrotherapy is the process of safely irrigating the colon with warm water to:

  • Remove fecal matter and gas
  • Help jumpstart healthy weight loss
  • Promote detoxification and waste removal

I recommend only experienced and trained colon hydrotherapists, and don’t worry, they are required to use prescription devices in the U.S. In addition, one trend we are seeing is that Allopathic GI doctors are now incorporating colon hydrotherapy as part of the prep for colonoscopies since the drink to clean out the colon can cause kidney failure in some patients.

Time-honored herbal colon cleansing supplements feature quality ingredients in safe amounts to help extend the cleansing cycle and:

  • Flush toxins and waste from the body
  • Support the vital organs’ cleansing processes
  • Boost energy and weight loss efforts

The more you learn about colon cleansing and colon cleanse products the less mysterious the whole process becomes. The FDA requires a complete list of all ingredients on labels so there are no secrets about what’s in your supplement. Resources such as the American Herbal Products Association’s Herbs of Commerce make excellent and informative reference guides for herbal ingredients.

Debunking colon cleansing as “not so healthy” does nothing to inform anyone of the real benefits so many of us are seeing from herbal cleansing. After all, it’s about what you can do for your health, right? And cleansing has a long and trusted history of safe, effective use.