Colonics and Enemas: Is There a Benefit?

Detoxification has long been one of the best-known ways to lose weight and achieve glowing health. Right up there with juice cleanses, colonics and enemas are known as one of the most hardcore ways to detoxify. Fans report weight loss and an energy boost as a few of the benefits.

But colonic and enema madness pre-dated what we now know about gut health and our microbiome—that we share our body with trillions of microorganisms that are incredibly beneficial to our health.

So now, knowing what we know about the huge role that our gut bacteria play in our health, do colonics and enemas still hold weight? We asked our friend, gastroenterologist and gut health expert Will Bulsiewicz, MD MSCI (The Gut Health MD) to weigh in, and share his top tips for detoxifying your body and supporting a healthy gut.