Dear Pharmacist: I had to get a colonoscopy last month. Fortunately everything is OK, but it made me worry about colon cancer. My doctor recommended a stool softener and laxative for me if it gets bad. What else do you suggest for colon health? — P.C., Ocala, Florida
Definitely clean yourself out. I’m not recommending gastric lavage. I’m thinking simple solutions like drinking more water, eating more fiber and taking probiotics and enzymes. The following dietary supplements act like a sponge binding bile acids and toxins in your intestine to form an insoluble complex that you excrete: Bentonite clay, activated charcoal and psyllium husk.
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