I do not understand the interest many appear to have in their bowels and the movement there of. But then, I pay little attention to most of my body functions as long they are functioning within reasonable parameters, and as I get older the definition of reasonable is increasingly flexible.
The elderly especially seem to obsess about their bowels. My theory is that since they have often lost taste, smell, hearing and are alone with little direct human touch, a good BM is the only remaining physical joy left, and when it is compromised they are understandably upset.
Still, the concept of colonics for ‘detoxification’ strikes me as more humorous than repellent, despite the lack of efficacy and documented complications of the procedure. Under normal circumstances, when it comes to the colon it is probably better to be removing substances than to be introducing them. (more…)