to colon cleanse or not to colon cleanse?
04-10-2007 02:13 AM
The Mainstream View....
Ernst E. J Clin Gastroenterol. 1997 Jun;24(4):196-8.
Colonic irrigation and the theory of autointoxication: a triumph of ignorance over science.
Autointoxication is an ancient theory based on the belief that intestinal waste products can poison the body and are a major contributor to many, if not all, diseases. In the 19th century, it was the ruling doctrine of medicine and led "colonic quackery" in various guises. By the turn of the century, it had received some apparent backing from science. When it became clear that the scientific rationale was wrong and colonic irrigation was not merely useless but potentially dangerous, it was exposed as quackery and subsequently went into a decline. Today we are witnessing a resurgence of colonic irrigation based on little less than the old bogus claims and the impressive power of vested interests. Even today's experts on colonic irrigation can only provide theories and anecdotes in its support. It seems, therefore, that ignorance is celebrating a triumph over science.
04-10-2007 11:04 AM
Alan, that's colon irrigation, not taking laxatives or herbal regimens. The end result is likely the same, though.
04-10-2007 02:59 PM
I think your position is well thought out and makes sense. In fact, I have a rather similar position as well. Learning to live a life that focuses on more on long term adjustments and preventions is a smarter way to live in my opinion. However, sometimes on these boards I often feel people seem to have an overall distrust and disgust for the medical community which I think is sad.
Originally Posted by bioman
In regards to the colon cleansing, I have never done it. However, I considered it and just simply passed on it because I could not determine from the evidence I read if it was actually even worth it.
04-11-2007 07:28 AM
On a side note, there is a movie called "The road to wellsville" that treats this topic in a pretty funny way. It's probably about 10 to 15 years old.
04-11-2007 10:54 AM
I wouldnt take laxitives on a regular basis unless you want to lose your bowel control. I tried colonic irrigation once and im going back again soon for some more. I think they are beneficial and really help your body get rid of some serious toxins and get some balance back. I felt really good after it.
As far as stool samples go, you really need to get a good one done. There are good and bad ones. I did an average one the first time which came back all clear. Then I tried a more comprehensive one where they grow the bacteria for almost a month to get a true picture of whats going on and it told a different story altogether. I had some serious problems that needed very strong antibiotics to fix. The question now for me is, will my bacteria stay balanced or will they get out of control again. I hear what you eat can change your flora and so can stress. Seems kinda touchy to me, but I am about to retest so I will see where its at.
04-11-2007 03:33 PM
Running with the Big Boys
When things become sluggish you may want to look into thyroid, adrenals, and other estrogen imbalance. Too much estrogen can reduce serotonin as well as not enough. Things have to be kept in balance in order to function properly..
Originally Posted by Grunt76
Try fiber hempseed works or flaxseed ground up if that does not work then food allergie (milk, gluten, eggs, ect) then thyroid would be next best place.
IBS is a bull **** term for drs do not know because they are too lazy to look into the cause of the problem which usuall stems from nutrient imbalances and also liver congestion, endocrine imbalances.. You want to clean out colon go on a fast for a few days with some veggie juices let body clean it naturally..
04-14-2007 09:23 AM
I could not agree more.
Originally Posted by hardasnails1973
04-16-2007 09:52 AM
04-16-2007 10:06 AM
Showtime - Series - Penn & Teller: Bull****!: Detoxing - Main
I think I recall seeing this one awhile back, such a great show.
04-16-2007 05:40 PM
Sourcheese you must have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night by the way you spell and use certain words, I hope you don't move up from your nurse's aid position you retard.
Originally Posted by sourcheese
04-22-2007 10:53 PM
try RPN gut health, i'm having NO gas at all even with high protein intake. Starting on my second week atm.
05-02-2007 05:38 PM
This thread has improved while I was gone.
05-03-2007 04:43 PM
Just like the Vitavitavegamin episode of I Love Lucy...Equate Fiber Therapy, Sugar Free, Orange Flavor.
Take a big spoonful after every meal
Originally Posted by livebono
05-04-2007 01:12 PM
Originally Posted by fatburner2007
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05-04-2007 02:24 PM
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05-04-2007 03:53 PM
05-04-2007 04:08 PM
So, the medical establishment has a scarecrow website. Whodathunk.
Originally Posted by Arrogant
05-09-2007 03:25 PM
Go make some more unregulated health care "professionals" rich by buying their various cleanses to rid you of your paratises.
Originally Posted by Grunt76
What a sucker you are. Amazing that some great sales techniques got you to empty your wallet without doing any research beyond what you read on message boards or in the company's literature.
05-14-2007 01:48 AM
It's pretty basic. Your body has adjusted to the parasites. Like how we live with E-Coli.
I eat 3-4 yogurts a day and they are known to help digestion. Fiber as mentioned is huge. Laxative tear the S**t(no pun intended) out of you insides...yea how it burns coming out, imagine that on the inside. They will dry you out also. Use natural laxatives if anything, i.e. apple juice, grapes, watermelon etc. The yogurt thing works best for me i noticed after the first weak eating it regularyl 3-4 times a day i was more relaxed in the situation Also, before bed sometimes i would wake up to a nice little #2 which is a very nice way to start the day.
take care and good luck with it.
05-28-2007 06:12 PM
Ever since I developed a strong love for oats (I typically eat them raw in skim milk w/ some protein powder) my GI issues have settled immensely. With how most people on this board eat, additional fiber is a necessity in a BB'ers diet and is underrated in importance by many.
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