All The Ridiculous Diet & Wellness Fads That Were Huge This Year
Goop aficionados are super into
colonics, procedures that irrigate your colon with gallons of water, because they believe they’ll help your body “detox.” But here’s the thing: your liver, kidney, stool, and urine naturally remove toxins and waste from your body. “The colon itself is a very dynamic, wonderful organ, that does its job naturally, and doesn’t need assistance,”
Rabia De Latour, MD, gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at NYU Langone Health told Refinery29. Colonics are not medically necessary and they could actually lead to injuries or electrolyte imbalances, and the same goes for at-home enemas you can buy OTC, she said.