Despite the cost of about $100 per session, many people swear by colon hydrotherapy as a way to lose weight and be healthier. But as our writer, Lesley Young, found out, there are some myths — and some truths.

Here are just a few:



Myth #1:
“It prevents constipation.” No, it doesn’t. It can relieve it temporarily, but only when other routes, such as dietary changes, don’t work.

Myth #2: “It helps you lose weight.” Any pounds that might be lost are gained back right after the procedure, as soon as you resume eating and drinking.

Myth #3: “It permanently rids us of bad bacteria.” There’s a balance of good and bad bacteria in our colon, and a colonic removes both kinds temporarily. Then, both repopulate soon afterward.

For four more myths and truths about colonics, go to besthealthmag.ca and type in the search word "colonics."

 

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