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all it a move­ment. Af­ter wax­ing and wan­ing in pop­u­lar­ity over the past few decades, colonics seem to be back in style—and are be­ing buzzed about as a sure­fire way to erad­i­cate a bevy of med­i­cal woes, main­tain good health, and, of course, flat­ten your stom­ach. The treat­ment, which in­volves cleans­ing the colon by flood­ing it with vast amounts of wa­ter, used to be one that peo­ple mostly whis­pered about. Now, mod­els are tweet­ing about their treat­ments, and its pur­ported ben­e­fits are be­com­ing part of the health care con­ver­sa­tion. Gwyneth Pal­trow, who’s di­vulged that she kicks off a detox with a colonic (“They def­i­nitely get things go­ing”), has played a star­ring role in its resur­gence. In ad­di­tion to post­ing her go-to places for colonics on her web­site, Goop, she has even laid out the ba­sics in a Q&A—“The Nuts and Bolts of Colonics”—with in­ternist Ale­jan­dro Junger, the site’s ex­pert on di­ges­tive health.

The idea that colonics are nec­es­sary to re­move any tox­ins that leads to every­thing from con­sti­pa­tion to skin con­di­tions, is reach­ing the masses. The We Care Spa in Desert Hot Springs, Cal­i­for­nia, which has been of­fer­ing daily colonics as part of a detox pro­gramme for 30 years, has seen such an uptick in de­mand that it re­cently opened an out­post to han­dle the over­flow, says Brid­gette Becker, an ed­u­ca­tor and cer­ti­fied colon hy­drother­a­pist at We Care. Becker says there’s far more di­ver­sity in its clien­tele than a decade ago. “Peo­ple who have been more aligned with the Western med­i­cal model are start­ing to open up and ex­plore more preven­ta­tive mea­sures,” she notes. “These aren’t nec­es­sar­ily health-con­scious s peo­ple, but they want to feel good and know thi­sis helps them get there.” Most guests do a three-, six-, x-, or eight-day detox pro­gramme (which, for thehe ma­jor­ity of them, in­cludes a daily colonic), but many any come just to have their in­sides hosed out.

The treat­ment has a fierce fol­low­ing, and pro­po­nents say that ad­van­tages out­weigh any ini­tiali­tial anx­i­ety. “I just feel so much bet­ter,” re­ports top hair­styl­ist Sally Her­sh­berger, who vis­its We Care twowo or three times a year. “I feel lighter, and my stom­ach goes down. I’ve even no­ticed a dif­fer­ence in my eyess and

Colon hy­drother­apy claims to be the most ef­fort­less way to detox

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