I'm not so sure that what was just said is actually true. I think, each person has individual needs and that cleansing can be miraculous for some people. YES YES there are some kooky things being pushed through advertising but this shouldn't vilify all cleaning practices.
I also do not believe that salt and fat are things that can make a person sluggish. Refined foods make a person sluggish. YES, there are plenty of refined salts and fats in common foods but this is not the fault of good, natural salts and fats. We need both in their natural forms. They will not make us constipated. At least I have never heard of that, read of that or experienced that and I'm wondering where that information came from. It is well accepted that refined sugars and flours and other refined foods can really give us trouble.
Some people get sluggish bowels from pasteurized dairy products as well. Other people get diarrhea from it.
Everybody is different.
I agree with everything that is said on this thread about eating whole, natural foods as a remedy for healthy digestion. But I don't believe that all cleansing procedures are wrong. If a person desires a bowel cleanse I recommend talking to a naturopath or at least doing a bit of research first. Some cleansing formulas can be harsh. Again, it's an individual thing.
And, if a person isn't serious about eating whole foods that include a lot of vegetable varieties, a colon cleanse will only be a temporary fix.
This is my humble opinion. Hope I didn't step on anybody's toes.
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