Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

You're Wrong, Colon Cleanses Work!

Thursday, 08 July 2010 02:14 PM

Question: You are absolutely wrong on your advice about colon cleanses. They work. I do a colon cleanse twice a year. When I was a child, mom “wormed” us every summer. Get informed!

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

I am sorry you have been misled. There is absolutely no data to support the safety or the effectiveness of colon cleanses to either prevent or treat disease. You are the victim of a health scam. You have been victimized by a commercial con without any evidence or support from modern medical professionals or their educational societies. Parasitic disease and various worm infestations are safely, easily, and effectively diagnosed and treated, but they are not treated or prevented by colon cleanses. Always check the safety and effectiveness of advertised treatments with your doctor. Caveat emptor when researching health issues on the internet. Not all "authorities" and "consultants" are valid, and some are simply dangerous.

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