Friday, February 15, 2013

Colon cleanse unnecessary fad

Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Madonna, Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson and Courtney Love are among the few who have endorsed the benefits of getting their insides cleaned out with water....called the colonic irrigation therapy. Medical opinion states that the procedure is normally safe but there is no scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness. Proponents of the colon cleanse fad claim that it reduces bloating, constipation, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. While an enema cleans a few inches of the rectum, colonics can irrigate all the way up to the intestines, cleaning out all the accumulated waste. But getting a hose inserted in the rectum is messy and unnecessary. Just eat more fiber and drink plenty of water to detox the gut!

Mental health benefits cannot be scientifically proven, but many people get colonics just to feel better. Princess Diana used to have a weekly colon cleanse and said that it reduced her stress and got rid of anger.
Other celebrities into this fad are lingerie and swimsuit models, like Erin Heatherton who inspired her boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio to give colon hydrotherapy a try. Above photo, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Jessica Gomes said in an interview with ninemsn: "I love colonics and seaweed wraps. Deep tissue is my favourite massage. When I'm in Bondi, I love going to The Last Resort for a scrub and massage."