I heard that the average person has anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds of fecal matter build up inside their colon! (YUCK) and that a colon cleansing can get rid of that. Is that true or just junk science?

Also, if a colon cleansing is worth the money, do you have to go to a doctor to get one done or can you buy something at a drug store or health food store and do it yourself?

Thanks for any help and / or advice.

It’s junk science. A "colon cleanse" is nothing but an enema. It might wash out everything, but within a few days (assume you keep eating), you’ll replace all of it.

You’d be better off to learn and follow a healthy diet, set up a regular program of exercise, and get a physical once a year, just like your doctor has been telling you. That’s boring and dull, but it works better in the long run.


6 Responses to “What’s the deal with getting a colon cleanse? Would it be worth the money or is just a fad?”

  1. Ralfcoder

    It’s junk science. A "colon cleanse" is nothing but an enema. It might wash out everything, but within a few days (assume you keep eating), you’ll replace all of it.

    You’d be better off to learn and follow a healthy diet, set up a regular program of exercise, and get a physical once a year, just like your doctor has been telling you. That’s boring and dull, but it works better in the long run.References :

  2. Andreas

    Yes, it’s definitely worth it. I’m 15, so I don’t need to worry about it, but they found in John wayne’s colon 40 pounds of crap XD that’s gross.

    But once you’re around 40 is when you should have one done. And I’m pretty sure you need to schedule an appointment with a doctor to have one done.References :

  3. Well la-di-da

    Definitely junk science. You can’t "clean" your colon in one large swoop. You have to live a healthy lifestyle, eat a lot of fiber, drink a lot of water etc.References :

  4. gwhillikers2000

    That’s one of those fads that goes around every once in a while. Thing is, there’s lots of beneficial bacteria in the colon that’s there to help in the digestive process. Over-cleaning it will do more harm than good. Best way to maintain its health is to eat lots of food with fiber–whole grains, veggies, fruit. Helps to keep stuff moving the natural way.References :

  5. scout485

    It is BS and a way to make $$. There is no truth to the idea people have that much waste inside them– sure a few might who have slow digestive systems, but if you take a dump a day, figure you have two days to digest, then that would equal only 3 trips to the toilet, sure not 15 or even 5 pounds! If you get a colonoscopy, to have your colon viewed for possible colon cancer, as older people do, you take a laxative to get rid of everything– and it certainly is not 5 or more pounds of crap.References :

  6. Poppi Boi

    I do this before I am about to have sex with a boy. I purchase a douche and clean my butt out — removing all that fecal waste your talking about above. I haven’t tried enemas yet but do plan to whenever I have sex if I ever will again. I love cleaning myself out because it feels good and fun and I always feel refreshed when I am done.

    Why do you keep referring to it as a colon cleanser though. Why don’t you just say cleaning the rectum or butt or are you just trying to sound educated. (Just asking).References :

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