“Did you know you could be carrying up to 10 extra pounds of unreleased crap in your bowels? It is true, the average American is caring several pounds of unreleased waste in there bowels.” ColonBlow.com

To support this fact, ColonBlow.com offers poop pictures and producer testimonies posted for your viewing pleasure. And get this; they boast an “As Seen On TV” label on the site too! ROFLMAO

Seriously, colon cleansing is supposed to date back to ancient Greece. Cleansing the intestines first became popular in the United Sates around 1920. When the theories behind the process lost support, the practice fell away. There is not enough legitimate, conclusive research to say either way whether colon cleansing is beneficial or an overstated myth.

Holistic practitioners believe toxins do build up in the colon and a patient reaps many health benefits from the best colon cleanser. Relieving fatigue, headache, weight gain, and low energy, this type of cleansing claims to enhance the vitality of the body.

On the other side, medical professionals often times have a lesser opinion of the procedure. From their perspective, the risks involved as well as medical research surrounding the practice determine credibility. WebMD compares colon cleansing to an enema. They state if any benefit is gained it will be to the nervous system as reflexes in the bowel affect the entire nervous system. In the same way an enema relives the affects constipation has on the nervous system, so may these cleanings.  Some doctors agree it may be a helpful process while others say it’s simply hog wash. 😉

Being Funny Friday, I’ll leave you with some colonoscopy humor:

A comment I found as said by a real colonoscopy patient to his physician, “Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up there?”

First examination: I have recorded. I’m part of a generation who moved from magnetic tape to MIDI … so when the doc said digital, it sounded like just another word.


Once I’d recovered from the start, and managed to pull myself from being something splatted on the wall, doc asked – in that nonchalant way docs have of asking – “Did that hurt?”

How do I answer, considering it was painless, but I did NOT approve?

“Think you better work on that foreplay a bit, Doc….”