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Should You Do a Body Cleanse?
Should You Do a Colon Cleanse?
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Should You Do a Colon Cleanse to Maximize the Effectiveness of HCG Diet Drops?

Many people suggest that doing a colon cleanse will improve the effectiveness of HCG diet drops and the HCG diet. This trend probably began when Kevin Trudeau recommended colonics and a colon cleanse as part of phase 1 of the HCG diet. This was not part of the original HCG diet from Dr. Simeons, but some feel that it can help. As usual, it's not really that straightforward.

Colon cleansing became popular because of the belief that undigested meat and other foods cause buildup along the colon wall. The buildup is supposed to create toxins that enter the body through the colon and cause fatigue, headache, weight gain, and low energy. Cleansing the colon is supposed to improve mental outlook, immune system function, weight loss, and cancer prevention. Why would colon cleansing improve weight loss? Because the presence of toxins may contribute to fat storage.

There are several different kinds of colon cleansing procedures you might consider.

  • A colonic or colon irrigation is similar to an enema and should only be done by a licensed colon therapist. The colon is gently flushed with water and is intended to eliminate any impacted fecal matter or toxins.
  • Powdered or liquid supplements can be taken either by mouth or through the rectum. These supplements are supposed to help the colon expel its contents. Typical supplements include enemas, laxatives, fiber, herbal teas, enzymes, and magnesium.

Whether colon cleansing is really effective still hasn't been settled for sure. Scientists haven't done many studies, but there is some reason to think colon cleansing works, for the same reason that enemas can help relieve certain symptoms. But until further evidence arises, most doctors and scientists do not recommend colon cleanses except in cases of medical need such as when you need a colonoscopy.

There are some potentially negative side effects from a colon cleanse, such as cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, infection, and loss of nutrients or interference with medication. Make sure you know exactly what you are putting into your body, and check to see if the ingredients might cause any side effects or interact with other medications or health conditions. Be sure to drink lots of water to prevent dehydration.

While there may be some benefits to a colon cleanse, clearly it's not required to get the most out of your HCG diet and may even be harmful. Tens of thousands have lost huge amounts of weight without ever doing a colon cleanse. You'll get the most out of your HCG diet simply by taking HCG diet drops and sticking as close as possible to the diet protocol outlined by Dr. Simeons himself.