Michael Roizen, M.D. YouBeauty Founder replied almost 3 years ago:
Young Dr Mike Comments---I can't help myself on this one---Glad ift worked for you. But it is cheaper to try cofee and water. That's right--You may hear that celebrities get colonics because they seem like some sort of miracle weight loss cure. Here’s how they work: You get a tube pushed up into your lower intestines (via your back end). You’re infused with a solution, and you roll around to wash out your colon, then the fluid gets sucked out (you’re given coffee, to help you go to the bathroom quickly). The purpose is to cleanse out the toxins and “reboot” your intestines. You’ll produce a lot of waste after a colonic, but the main waste here is of money. Your colon only absorbs water, so there’s no weight-loss benefit from colonics. In fact, you can get the same colon-cleansing and toxin-eliminating effect with a twenty-four- hour fast, coffee, and water.