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Where Did Colon Cleansing Come From?

Colon cleansing, or darm reinigen in Dutch, is the drawing of harmful toxins from your body, using certain foods and nutrients to process them through your digestive system. While detoxification may seem like a relatively modern process, it has a history that extends all the way back to ancient times. The concept of auto intoxication, which is the idea that some small particles of undigested food stay in the colon and rot, first established the rationale for detox. It was the ancient Egyptians who first believed that toxins were created in the intestines. They believed that when the harmful bacteria from these toxins entered the circulatory system, it lead to the development of fevers, pus, and a general decline in health. Later on, the Ancient Greeks would adopt and expand upon this idea, applying their cultural belief of the four humours. No further major developments were made until the 19th…