Article: Colon cleansing products may be harmful

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   Posted 12/3/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   

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Good article, thank you. I have never bought a "colon cleansing" product because I was so leary. And I have never researched it, but this article confirmed my "gut" instinct!

Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
Canasa 2x a day
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   Posted 12/3/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
It's the same with douching, women should never douch because it puts the vagina at risks of infection, our vaginas naturally cleans itself and douching does nothing good, only also disturbs the natural bacterial flora in the vagina, it irritates the lining of the vagina which makes it more prone to infections.

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   Posted 12/3/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
No one who has active IBD needs any help "cleansing."

OTOH, "healthy" people with poor diets who are chronically constipated might benefit from a gentle cleansing regimen. From what I've read, it's the extreme colonic irrigations that have the most risk for screwing up bowel ecology.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
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Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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