Q. I am looking for a home recipe for colon cleansing without having to use expensive over-the-counter detox programs. I've seen your recipes for constipation, but I'm specifically looking for a thorough cleansing of the colon.
A. We really can’t recommend colon cleansing. This procedure is rarely appropriate except just prior to a colonoscopy. Then it is helpful so the doctor can see every part of the intestinal lining and locate any polyps that might cause trouble.