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Robin Gibb Recovering After 6-Day Hospital Stay

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Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb, member of the legendary Bee Gees, is at home recovering after a length hospital stay last week.

The musician spent 6 days in treatment for an inflammation of the colon, but was released last week, at which time his spokesman said:

"Robin Gibb has been discharged from the hospital today where he had been treated since last Thursday for inflammation of the colon. He is at home recovering and plans to slowly resume work over the next couple of days."

He must be recovering well because he was already out and about in London on Monday for a television appearance to promote his newest single.

Feel better, Robin!

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No Scientific Evidence Colon Cleansers Improve Health

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Colon Cleanser

Yes, that's right. You may have been pumping water up your rectum in vain.

After reviewing 20 different studies on colon cleansers published over the last decade, scientists have found no evidence that they actually improve your health.

On the contrary, scientists found more evidence that they can actually be HARMFUL and associated with bloating, vomiting, cramping, renal failure and even death.

Yikes!

These popular procedures — whether undergone with the help of a professional or with some kind of a colon cleanse kit at home — are meant to clear your body of toxins that accumulate in the colon, which can spur a variety of ills.

However, the American Medical Association said that the "procedure was invalid" in the early 20th century and many modern concoctions don't require FDA approval.

Sources have reported that having a "colon hydrotherapist" pump water in and out of the rectum with a rubber tube has the potential to damage the colon tissue.

Regardless of the study's findings, there are still those who swear by the benefits of a good ol' colon cleanse and insist more studies are needed before people condemn it.

The choice is yours, but make sure you go to a licensed professional if you do decide to opt for a cleanse.

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Detox Guide

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Detox Guide

If you’ve been stuffing yourself with winter-time goodies and hot chocolate for the last few months, you may benefit from some sort of detox diet. But before you start one, it’s good to have some basic knowledge about them.

What is a detox?
On a very basic level, a detox is a diet that removes harmful substances from your body. The harmful substances could include pesticides, preservatives, excessive saturated fats, and MSG, among many other things.

How do I know if it’s time for a detox?
Your body will tell start giving you signs when you need a detox, such as fatigue, skin ailments (acne, eczema, and psoriasis), bad breath, indigestion, and muscle pain.

Typical detox diet
A typical detox diet last for a week to 10 days and consists of eating the following foods:
– Whole foods that are high in fiber (grains, nuts, seeds, etc.)
– Organic food and drink because they contain no pesticides
– Fruits and Vegetables in high quantities
– Lots of water
– Certain herbal supplements such as Licorice, Milk Thistle, and Psyllium seed

Contrastingly, it will tell you to avoid:
– Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, drugs
– Processed foods and refined flours/sugars
– Certain supplements due to additives
– Meat and Dairy

What are the benefits and side effects?
Important benefits of detoxifying include clearer skin, improved digestion, greater ability to focus and concentrate, as well as boosted energy and metabolism.

Is a detox right for me?
The following types of people should not not detox: Women who are pregnant or nursing are advised to abstain along with those with anemia, eating disorders, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, terminal illness, certain genetic diseases, and other chronic conditions.

Check out more info at Four Green Steps!

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