Naturopath and nutritionist Amina Eastham-Hillier weighs up the pros and cons.
I don't perform colonic irrigation, but i have seen patients who have had this treatment, and while it may have helped temporarily with bloating, stool analyses showed they still harboured high levels of toxic bacteria and parasites. Occasional enemas are fine. However, when treating one patient who had enemas every day for a year, tests showed she was seriously deficient in nutrients and beneficial gut bacteria, and struggled to have a normal bowel movement as her muscles were too weak.
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