Where does weight loss re­ally start? Cai Mei Khoo dis­cov­ers the ben­e­fits of a seven-day colon cleanse.

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Be Ur­ban Well­ness of­fers a nat­u­ral, ‘non­in­va­sive’ seven-day colon cleanse that com­bines unique ther­a­pies to tar­get the colon from all an­gles. At its core is a grey pow­der – the In­testi­nal Draw For­mula con­sist­ing of ab­sorp­tive clays, mu­cilagi­nous fi­bres, and ac­ti­vated char­coal. There are yoga ses­sions ev­ery al­ter­nate day, with ses­sions in the oxy­gen cham­ber and an ab­dom­i­nal mas­sage on yoga-free days. Sounds like a breeze, or so I thought. DAY 1 Was tough as I had to go on a liq­uid diet. It be­gan with a salt flush, drink­ing lemon juice and Ep­som salts in warm wa­ter. This took a mere 15 min­utes to work. My colon was prob­a­bly in shock, but thanks to this jump-start it was well prepped for the days to come. DAY 2 Had to cut out meat, sim­ple carbs, cof­fee, al­co­hol, sweets, and dairy. Lunch was green juice; the only snacks al­lowed were car­rot sticks and hum­mus. Later, I felt a lit­tle ill but went ahead with my yoga ses­sion, fol­lowed by 30 min­utes in the sauna. That made me sweat, elim­i­nat­ing even more tox­ins. Bed­time was at 10pm – my ear­li­est in a long time. DAY 3 I woke up feel­ing much bet­ter. Di­rec­tor of well­ness Liam Harkness told me it was sim­ply my body get­ting rid of tox­ins. I tried the hy­per­baric oxy­gen cham­ber, which floods the body with a higher con­cen­tra­tion of oxy­gen and has a heal­ing ef­fect on the colon. It also re­stores gen­eral well­be­ing. Then came a half-hour mas­sage dur­ing which the ther­a­pist con­cen­trated on the ab­domen to aid peri­stal­sis and re­lease ten­sion. DAYS 4 TO 6 Eat­ing healthy is not easy when you’re out and about so the key is to pre­pare nu­tri­tious meals at home. I made my own nut milks, veg­gie smooth­ies, and sal­ads. To these you can add: flax seed, aloe vera, al­falfa, and wheat­grass. I felt lighter, more en­er­gised, and on a few days, woke up be­fore my alarm went off – a sign of im­proved sleep. DAY 7 In the fi­nal anal­y­sis I did lose some weight, 0.3kg of which was colonic waste. Next time, I’m aim­ing for 10 days. The Colon Cleanse pack­age is priced at RM999. Be Ur­ban Well­ness, 11F, Work@Clear­wa­ter, Jalan Changkat Se­man­tan, Da­mansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2095 1999. www.beur­ban­well­ness.com

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