This article Colon Cleansing – 3 Recipes Creating a Buzz includes 4 (sic) recipes that "cleanse the colon" to "get rid of any sort of harmful toxins".

  • Apple Juice High Fiber Colon Cleansing Recipe
  • Lemon Ginger Colon Cleansing Recipe
  • Papaya and Flaxseed Colon Cleansing Recipe
  • Colon Cleansing Soup Recipe

Every one of these are types of a natural colon cleanse recipes that you can attempt to be able to obtain a nice relief from constipation, and to get rid of any sort of harmful toxins or excess materials which may be clogging up your colon.

Does juice help to get rid of any sort of harmful toxins?

  • I think the point of a juice fast doesn't lie in drinking juice but in not eating anything solid but still getting your calories.
    – Christian
    Oct 20, 2014 at 16:11
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    A common aspect of this sort of claim is that it does not specify which toxins it removes from your colon. In order to refute the claim, studies must be found in which every possible substance that could be considered toxic is observed in the colon and then not observed after the treatment. Any chance you can find a more specific claim?
    – Ladadadada
    Oct 29, 2014 at 11:37
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    I suppose the answer is trivially 'yes' unless we add some implied claims, for example "better than water" ... is juice better than water at removing toxins?
    – ChrisW
    Nov 11, 2014 at 3:05
  • @Ladadadada Wouldn't "get rid of any sort of harmful toxins" mean any toxic substance present in the colon can be removed by this? Jul 13, 2015 at 4:20
  • @AdamPhelps I think the question means can it remove at least one toxin? rather than can it remove all possible toxins?. Disproving the latter is easy.
    – Ladadadada
    Jul 13, 2015 at 11:12

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Per a report by Voice for Young Science for evidence behind the claims made about detox products and diets regarding 15 products that were sold in a range of mainstream supermarkets and pharmacies including foot pads, diet supplements and hair straighteners, the conclusion was "‘detox’, as used in product marketing, is a myth and worryingly many of the claims about how the body works were wrong and in some cases the suggested remedies were potentially dangerous".

They also found,

  1. No two companies seem to use the same definition of ‘detox’.
  2. Little, and in most cases no, evidence was offered to back up the detox claims.
  3. In the majority of cases, producers and retailers contacted by the young scientists were forced to admit that they are renaming mundane things, like cleaning or brushing, as ‘detox’.

The Voice of Young Science team also compiled a detox dossier and a ‘anti detox’ leaflet which can be accessed here and here (link now goes to page not found error) in response to misleading claims about 'detox'.

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