SOURCE: DrNatura


August 05, 2011 09:00 ET

DrNatura® Responds to Recent Colon Cleanse Article

MARIETTA, GA--(Marketwire - Aug 5, 2011) - A recent article published in the Journal of Family Practice cited the dangers of colon cleansing. The article focused on colonic irrigation, while offering one case study using a 'colon cleanser' of an unspecified type. No new scientific data or evidence was provided in the article.

There are actually many different options available today: colonic irrigation, oxygen cleanses, therapeutic clays, diet-based cleanses, and fiber cleanses. It's important to know which ones work and why they may or may not be good for your health.

A colonic, also known as colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy, is basically a clinically delivered, deep enema. That is, a professional inserts an instrument into the rectum and flushes the entire colon with fluid. The process typically takes several visits and can be somewhat expensive. Medical professionals worry about possible adverse events such as the introduction to the colon of harmful bacteria, the perforation of colon by the inserted instrument, possible depletion of electrolytes, and allergic reactions to the latex or plastic used or to the lubricant jelly.

Another very popular do-it-yourself cleansing trend is the Master Cleanse, which is essentially a fast, instructing the user to consume only lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and a salt-water mixture. Unfortunately, strict or severe food-based cleanses can be overly hard on the digestive system, and may require professional guidance to ensure they are completed properly and to guard against sudden urges to binge on foods that have been excluded from the fast.

Cleansing Naturally with Fiber
At DrNatura®, we've dedicated 13 years to offering natural cleansing products used by over 1 million people.

The cleansing products offered at are all-natural, non-invasive and require no special diet or fasting. Colonix® by DrNatura® is a fiber-based colon cleanse that utilizes the natural colon-cleaning properties of plant-based dietary fiber. Found in soluble and insoluble forms, dietary fiber bulks up as it travels through the digestive tract, sweeping the intestines clean along its way.

According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (released by the USDA and Dept. of Health & Human Services), the Adequate Intake for fiber is 14 grams per 1,000 calories or 25 grams per day for women and 38 grams per day for men. However, the average American gets roughly half the fiber they need for good health -- only 15 grams of fiber per day. An unhealthy digestive system is not caused by a deficiency of clay, colonic irrigation, oxygen powder, or juice. It may be caused, however, by a deficiency of dietary fiber. Certainly something to consider!

Studies show that eating foods high in fiber can keep you full and, studies show that fiber intake is inversely associated with body weight and body fat. In addition, dietary fiber may help lower your blood cholesterol levels, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. And finally, dietary fiber, notably insoluble fiber, can help relieve constipation.

Nature provides most of what the body requires to repair and nourish itself, which is why DrNatura® maintains a strong commitment to pure ingredients and time-tested herbal tonics. For a periodic cleanse that is both effective and gentle, a fiber-based cleanse like Colonix® will boost your daily fiber intake with an optimal blend of soluble and insoluble fiber.

While safe for most adults, DrNatura® products should not be used by pregnant or nursing women or children. And of course, if you have any conditions or allergies that require medical attention, always consult your physician before taking any dietary supplement. We believe water is an important component of any cleansing regimen. Taking Colonix® fiber without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty swallowing.

Contact Information

  • DrNatura®
    Marietta, Ga 30062
    For more information please contact us at 1-800-877-0414