Colon Cleansing Detox Scam

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Revealed! The Biggest Colon Cleansing Detox Scam.

Have you ever seen a picture that looks like this?

If you have, it’s probably been in the context of some kind of colon cleansing detox, right?

The “experts” tell you that this gunk is what’s stuck in your colon and only their cleanse will bring it out.

But what if I told that these pictures were nothing more than a David Blaine-like mirage. A clever little science experiment, if you will.

Well that’s exactly what’s going on.

And it all comes down to one simple ingredient…

Psyllium.

Inside your body, psyllium gel molds to your colon and can look like impacted fecal matter, but it isn’t.

Many clever companies have realized psyllium’s demonstrative potential and now sell pre-packaged mixes described as colon cleansing detox aids. Dramatic testimonials from those using the products describe long, black ropy masses in the toilet.

These people are so happy that this stuff, that they assumed was inside them for decades, is now out.

The black, solid mass is assumed to be impacted waste. But it’s nothing more than the reaction of psyllium within your digestive tract!

The main ingredient of these types of colon cleansing detox kits is usually psyllium seed, or psyllium seed husk.

There may also a mix of herbs, perhaps clay, flax seed, and/or other fiber sources.

And because we’ve been taught that fiber is good for us…most people assume that these types of concoctions are viable cleansing options.

But let me show you exactly what’s going on and how you can replicate this supposed “fecal matter” with nothing more than a glass of water and psyllium (aka. Metamucil) husk from your local health food store.

You’ve probably figured it out by now. The stuff people see coming out after they use the “cleanse” isn’t a mass of old impacted wastes, it’s a mass of psyllium, with some waste mixed in.

If they continue taking the psyllium mix, they’ll keep seeing more of the same.

And that falls right into the hands of those clever marketers and product creators…

Users will continue to believe that they were full of yards and yards of prehistoric waste. They might even go so far as seeking out regular colonics to remove the “impacted waste”.

Psyllium Promises Big Things Without the Hefty Price Tag

Metamucil, which we’ve all seen on TV commercials and probably our parent’s pantry, is nothing more than psyllium husk with flavoring.

It’s not that expensive (usually less than $20) but, in my opinion, has expensive consequences to your health.

Check out the ingredient list from the “Metamucil Sugar Free Pink Lemonade Smooth Fiber Supplement” and you’ll see why…

Ingredients
Psyllium Husk, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium, Natural Flavor, Red 40

Active Ingredient (in each TEASPOON)
Psyllium Husk, Approximately 3.3 g

Inactive Ingredients
Acesulfame Potassium, Aspartame, Citric Acid, FD&C Red No. 40, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavor

I pulled this information right off the Metamucil website. When I was there I also realized that this fiber supplement is product of Procter & Gamble – a multinational conglomerate that has no interest in the health or well-being of the consumer (I don’t care what they say!)

I don’t know about you but I don’t consider ingesting aspartame and artificial food dyes and other chemicals is part of a healthy colon cleansing detox or overall diet regime.

Want a Better Colon Cleansing Detox option?

How about this…

Eat any natural food that contains fiber!

Since the beginning of time, humans have evolved to thrive on plant-based diet of unrefined whole foods.

Such a diet contains plenty of fiber from vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds. And don’t believe for a second that grains are a good source of fiber, because they’re not!

But we’ll save that issue for another day.

The secret to a healthy colon is simply to eat a variety of high-fiber plant-based foods, while avoiding those foods that clog and irritate your colon.

It’s really that simple. At least in theory.

The difficult part for most people is putting this knowledge into practice.

But don’t worry, we’ll show you how very shortly.

So why is fiber even important in the first place?

Let’s have a look at…

What Dietary Fiber Does

Insoluble fiber sweeps the colon and helps move waste along the intestinal tract. Soluble fiber absorbs toxins, excess cholesterol, and water so the stools are soft and bulky.

Fiber also provides nourishment for the beneficial bacteria in the gut, which ferment the fiber. Acids such as lactic acid, butyric acid, and proprionic acid are produced. Lactic acid has a laxative effect. Proprionic acid is used as a fuel by the cells in the colon wall. Butyric acid helps the immune system. These acids suppress help to suppress candida and harmful bacteria.

The problem with refined foods (other than their lack of nutrient quality) is that they have been stripped of their fiber.

White rice, white flour, sugar, etc… are just a few examples of refined products.

So now that we’ve shed some light on these common colon cleanse scams let me sum up with a few take home messages:

(1) Avoid suspicious cleanse kits that promise to rid your colon of something that isn’t there in the first place. Instead, simply increase your fiber, fruit and vegetable intake from whole foods. If you have serious, chronic constipation problems, you can remedy this problem naturally in most cases – as long as you follow the right guidelines (which we will show you shortly).

(2) You don’t need a fiber supplement!

Save that $20 you would spend on Metamucil and put it toward natural whole foods that are naturally high in fiber.

(3) Don’t trade your health for convenience.

TV commercials and magazine ads want you to buy their food or supplement. They tell you that it will help you lose weight, get you regular, and help get your life back on track.

Unfortunately, what these are not telling you is that you can achieve these goals in a safer and more sustainable manner by cleansing your body naturally through a whole foods-based diet and regular exercise.

I know that isn’t as “sexy” or “convenient” as just drinking a special drink or taking a pill but it’s the truth! The only truth.

The sad reality is that too many companies have jumped on the quick fix bandwagon when it comes to cleansing. I will never endorse that. But I want you to realize that cleansing doesn’t have to involve taking pills and special concoctions.

True (and safe) cleansing is done through food. And that’s exactly what you’ll learn from us.

Fun Science Experiments to Try

Want to see this colon cleansing detox scam for your own eyes? Try these fun science experiments…

WARNING: Consult your physician before attempting #2 and #3.

1: Take some psyllium husk, mix it with water in a glass, and let it sit until it gels. Turn the glass upside down. Out slides a mass of gel in the shape of the glass.

2: Take some psyllium husk, mix it with water in a glass. Don’t let it sit until it gels, or it will be difficult to drink. Put the psyllium husk and water into a human digestive tract, ie. swallow it down. After an appropriate interval, you will see a mass of psyllium gel, in the shape of the inside of a human colon, slide out the other end of the human. Various other materials may have become mixed with the gel as it travels through, giving it a more interesting appearance from the gel in the glass.

3: Repeat the two experiments above, but this time add ground herbs, powdered clay, etc. to the psyllium husk before mixing it with water. When the mass slides out, it will probably look more dramatic than before. For instance, some clays (common cleanse ingredients) will make the mix look black. Herbs may make it look strange.

=> Have you used ever a colon cleansing detox? How did it work out for you? Let me know in the comments.

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