Laxatives are a temporary fix and should never be used on a long term basis. Colon hydrotherapy works, but it can be expensive and often fails to address some of the deeper issues. Now this is where colon cleansing detox programs such as the Master Cleanse prove to be more effective! We are exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals every day, they're in the air we breath, our food, water, and even the products we use on our skin. Our bodies do a pretty good job of eliminating most of the toxins, but research has proven that we are not capable of eliminating all of them. Have you ever thought about how easy it was to move your bowels on a regular basis as a child - but the older you got, the more difficult it became? Supporters of body detoxing say that this is directly related to a lifetime of built up toxins that have accumulated in our cells, tissues, and organs (colon and liver).