Although doctors use colon cleansing as preparation for certain medical procedures and examinations such a colonoscopies, most doctors do not recommend colon cleansing.  They argue that your bowel has natural methods to eliminate waste material and bacteria.

Of course, this is true, provided you have a full gut of good bacteria (which has not been stripped by antibiotics, medications and processed foods) and provided you have been eating enough natural fibre foods (at least 2 cups per day of vegetables, salads and 2 fruits).  Then of course, like our ancestors, you would have to maintain this wonderful self cleaning eco system by eating fermented foods to feed and re-populate this good flora (such as raw yoghurt, Keffir, Kombusha tea, miso and sauerkraut etc).

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