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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
What is an effective way to cleanse your colon? Herbal colon cleansers aren`t working and neither are fibre bills. I have irreqular bowel movements, maybe twice a week if i`m lucky.
Osmotic laxatives, like glycolax work well and are safe when used under a doctor's supervision. Saline laxatives, like milk of magnesia, are easy too. Be sure to get 30g insoluble fiber and at least 8 large glasses of water per day before you move on to laxative therapy.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati