Using Fleet Enemas for Your Colon Cleanse? Think Twice!
Fleet enemas clean only the rectal area and (if you are lucky) the sigmoid area of the colon, so I do not recommend them firstly for this reason.
Fleet enema solutions pose a risk for serious health side effects!
Unfortunately, due to the broad influence of pharmaceutical companies, chemical laxative enemas are currently among the enemas of choice for most people. However, chemical enema solutions can cause serious health problems due to electrolyte imbalances, vitamin and mineral imbalances, and liver strain. This is the second reason why I do not recommend using Fleet or other chemical enemas.
On the actual product labels of these chemical enemas it states, "Since Fleet Enema contains sodium phosphates, there is a risk of elevated serum levels of sodium and phosphate and decreased levels of calcium and potassium, and consequently hypernatremia, hyperphosphatemia, hypocalcemia, hypokalemia, and acidosis may occur."
THINK TWICE before using chemical enemas. There are many safer colon cleanse alternatives available to you through the Optimal Health Network!
Reusable enema products are as safe and sanitary as single-use enema products if cared for properly.
What Fleet says about non-disposable enema kits:
"Q: What are the advantages of using a Fleet Naturals Cleansing Enema versus a reusable product?
A: Reusable enema products may not be sanitary and could be contaminated with fecal bacteria. Fleet Naturals is a hygienic, ready-to-use, single-use, pre-measured cleansing enema filled with an isotonic solution made with purified water."
Not only is reusable enema equipment more economical and less wasteful, but it is hygienic for repeated use if cleaned and cared for properly, as outlined below.
Use hot, soapy water with a non-chemical soap such as Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap or Young Living Thieves Cleaner.
To disinfect your nozzle each time, and your entire system as desired, use grapefruit seed extract and water, hydrogen peroxide and water, or any of the many other types of non-toxic disinfectants.
Prop the enema bag open. Crumple up a wash cloth or paper towel and stick it inside the bag. Take it out once the bag has dried well.
Hang the enema equipment, making sure the entire system dries out fully. Blow-dry the colon tube, hose, and bag if needed, especially in humid environments.
For added ease of cleansing, use clear tubing and silicone enema bags or stainless steel enema buckets.
Replace enema tubing frequently.
Use pipe cleaners and bottle brushes.
Inspect all enema equipment after cleaning and before next use.
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