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Old 12-13-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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Whats the deal with this procedure?

Has anyone here had one? Im almost 27 and Im just looking to cleanse my body a bit and I feel like this is a must do.

Can anyone share experiences on how they felt before and after?

I see theres colon cleansing pills out there. Are they effective at all or is it just a gimmick?
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: In a house
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It's a gimmick - and it can be a dangerous one.

There is no reason to ever "cleanse" your colon, unless you are prepping for a colonoscopy or other medically necessary procedure.

If you're feeling "stuffed up" and want to just do a "do-over" diet-wise, your best bet would be to go on an ordinary mundane 24-48-hour juice fast.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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I agree -- and total gimmick.

You need the good bacteria in your digestive track, why would you want to "clean" it? Prune juice would do what ever "cleaning" is helpful.

What's weird now in medicine is that for certain chronic infections of the intestines, they're doing donor poop -- where patients are being given someone else's poop to help them recover.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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What's weird now in medicine is that for certain chronic infections of the intestines, they're doing donor poop -- where patients are being given someone else's poop to help them recover.
Funny, because the first thing that came to mind when I saw this thread is "Only thing a colon cleansing might get you is a need for a poop transplant". Seriously, you need bacteria in your colon. Flushing it all out can be deadly.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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Thanks for the responses guys. I admit I have never really thought about taking care of my body until recently and need somewhere to start.

I also admit I know nothing of these detoxification procedures and I am very interested in them. I just need personal experiences to convince me.

This market seems to be flooded with gimmicks. How about the detox drinks or Golden Seal or something?

Im not trying to detox because of a drug test either, just saying.

Some of the detox drinks I have come across have multiple steps and run a few hundred dollars....Which I think is insane for a few drinks.

any say in the drinks or Golden Seal type pills?


This might get gross but I need to be descriptive. Whenever I go No.2, there always seem to be more in there that wont come out. Like the next No.2 is already in queue ready to go.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:12 PM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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omg...there are no toxins in you. All the bacteria that are doing their thing in your guts are there for a reason.

Any time you take a dump you have "cleansed." Please get the idea of "de-toxifying" out of your brain. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and you're golden, and I don't mean "golden seal."
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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I don't see how anyone can profess to be an expert in this area . . . I don't know about colon cleansing procedures - since they can't even get the scope that does colonoscopies clean, I doubt they can get the equipment that does these procedures clean . . .

If you want to cleanse yourself, go on an organic juice fast (if medically okay to do so) and then adopt a very clean diet and drink lots of water with sliced lemons and or cucumbers in it (organic).
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: In a house
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If you were "toxified" you would be poisoned. If you're not poisoned, then you're not toxified. If you're not toxified, then you have no need to detoxify. There is no reason or need to detoxify someone who has not ingested or been otherwise directly affected by toxins (such as inhaling asbestos dust, or working with lead without wearing gloves, or swimming in the Hudson River, or shooting heroin, for example).
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:23 PM
 
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The environment is full of toxins. People eat additives, preservatives, etc. There are EMF's galore, heavy metals (mercury amalgam, tuna, other fish, vaccines, etc.). Most people are full of toxins unless they live in a bubble or have a adopted an exceptionally clean lifestyle.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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It's a gimmick - and it can be a dangerous one.

There is no reason to ever "cleanse" your colon, unless you are prepping for a colonoscopy or other medically necessary procedure.

If you're feeling "stuffed up" and want to just do a "do-over" diet-wise, your best bet would be to go on an ordinary mundane 24-48-hour juice fast.

Excellent Advice
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