4 Home Remedies Doctors Don’t Want You To DIY

bowl of yogurtAll natural is the way to go, right? Well, some doctors beg to differ. In today’s society DIY (do-it-yourself) is definitely a go-to option for most, but there are some treatments that are better left where you found them and better to go find a professional. Take a look at some of these surprising home remedies that didn’t pass the professionals’ standards.

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1. DIY enemas

Ever considered an at-home attempt at “evacuating” your bowels? Well, according to Jennifer Berman, M.D., director of the Female Sexual Medicine Center at UCLA Medical Center, she has seen many cases of non-traditional enema methods. Traditionally water is used, but she says, “I see a lot of people do them, sometimes even with coffee because they think the caffeine will help clear their system. This is not true!”  She adds, “With any sort of enema, you end up running the risk of perforating your rectum—death is even a possibility.”