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Report: Colon cleansing lacks evidence to support its use

In my best-selling book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, in the chapter on “Colonics,” co-author Donal O’Mathuna, PhD, and I conclude: “There is no scientific basis for using or recommending colonics for general health.” A new report confirms our recommendations.

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Colon cleansing supplement claims of improving overall health “have no basis in science,” expert says

The Los Angeles Times  “Healthy Skeptic” column reports that “NuAge Colon Cleanse and Oxy-Powder makers say their products rid the body of toxins and help people lose weight.” According to the “NuAge website … the product contains ‘muciligenic fibers,’ but … Continue reading

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Colon Cleansing and Body Detoxification: Any Evidence of Benefit or Harm?

Claims of marked health benefits from “detoxification” have stimulated public interest in colonic cleansing and generated a multimillion-dollar industry promoting oral agents, colonic hydrotherapy, or enema therapies designed to empty the bowel. Questions about colonic cleansing are among the most … Continue reading

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Is Prince Charles Endorsing Quackery? His Herbal Detox Products Stir Controversy

In an unusual turn of events, a prominent scientist in the United Kingdom is accusing Prince Charles of contributing to the “ill health of the nation” by backing with his name an herbal detox product that sells for about $13.75 … Continue reading

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Most people do not need colon cleansing (colonics)

A Los Angeles Times health column advises people not to believe that “our bodies [are] awash in ‘toxins,’… and that we should therefore go to dramatic lengths, such as ‘colon cleansing’ and chelation, to get rid of all this bad … Continue reading

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