Is a colonic good or bad for my health?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

A colonic is often used for weight loss, but is it good or bad for your health?


Watch the video to learn more about a colonic and if it is good or bad for you from Dr. Oz.

Colon therapies that attempt to prevent disease by "flushing" toxins from the colon (known as colonic irrigation, high colonics, or colon hydrotherapy) have no basis in scientific evidence. Dangers associated with this unproven practice include infection and/or death from the following causes: contaminated equipment, electrolyte depletion, or perforation of the intestinal wall.

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