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Lately I've been hearing a great deal about colons, and how they may have a bunch of gunk just sitting around in there rotting and taking up space. Is this just hoopla designed to get people to buy herbal products and/or services that are not really needed?<br><br><br><br>
Case-in-point: <a href="http://www.colonblow.com" target="_blank">http://www.colonblow.com</a><br><br><br><br>
Worth the money or a crappy deal? What do you think?
 

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I think it's a scam myself. We've managed to survive for over one million years without high colonics, I don't see why we need them now. I trust my body to generally take care of itself with the occasional help of a handful of almonds. So much of it sounds like a renewal of the Dr. Kellog trip.
 

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load of crap, but this made me laugh on that site..<br><br><br><br>
"What about that stinky butt? FartBUSTER" (pills)
 

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This is <b>way</b> over-priced for psyllium seed husks plus cascara and senna. You can get these at most drug stores and health food stores for maybe about 1/10 the price I think.<br><br><br><br>
At colon-blow 3 doses of each are $33.<br><br><br><br>
At drug store, you get about 100 doses of psyllium husk for about $14, and about 12 doses of senna for about $5.<br><br><br><br>
So you can colonblow yourself for about $3, instead of $33.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
 

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I have heard all these stories from people who say that when they fast all this solid stuff comes out that has been in there for years. I don't know about that. And colonic irrigation- don't get me started.<br><br><br><br>
But yeah, I eat fiber and drink coffee every day. Nothing stays in me very long. Oh, and I eat Olean chips!
 

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all this solid stuff comes out that has been in there for years.<br><br>
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How the hell would they know how long it's "been there"? Is it that they do radioactive carbon testing on it? Is that it? Maybe it only <b>looks</b> old, and its really only been there since last Tuesday?
 

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One of my friends said her friend who was into it believed it was like all the old gum she ate as a kid or something. She thought it was old because it looked different.
 

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Hmm... I remember this story going around about how long gum would stay in your "stomach" if you swallowed it. I forgot how long it was, something like 12 years. Never swallowed gum after I heard that but I always kind of figured it wasn old wives tale.
 

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By the way, I'm not saying that colonic irrigation is necessrily a bad idea. And I have little doubt that people can feel much better as the result of having one. I just don't necessarily believe the common reasoning that is propounded, to explain why people feel better: that stuff that's been there for years finally gets washed out. I do think stuff you ate last week, or yesterday, could still be there, and be making more energy demands, for processing, than the stuff is worth -- in proportion to the amount of energy or building materials that it can supply. It has a low profit margin. And that could make you feel, umm, crappy.<br><br><br><br>
If you are operating at a loss -- the "momentary" energy needed to process what is in your gi is greater than the amount of energy it is supplying -- you will feel ill, lack get-up-and-go. You will usually feel better if you simply wait long enough for your processing system to get over the "hump" -- the point where, after processing has proceeded for awhile, the energy supplied, at any moment, beginss exceeding the energy needed to process it, at that moment. Depending on what you ate, this could take a while, or it could happen never. Getting rid of all of it will give you more get-up-and-go right away. But if you were to do this too frequently, you would obviously start getting rid of so much matter that you won't have enough to supply your spools, buffers (your fatty tissue), and you will start either decreasing in size, or feeling worn out. So it can make you feel better for a short period of time. In the long term, it is wasteful; it wastes food. And, for the most part, you would tend to feel better anyway, if you <b>didn't</b> do it, and feel better for a longer time -- but you would have to <b>wait</b> to feel better.
 

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Ewwwww. I think my e-mail spam just crossed a line today.<br><br><br><br>
They're selling colon cleansing kits for $50.<br><br><br><br>
And I quote:<br><br><br><br>
"Let's talk stools... If it's dark brown in color, and it sinks, and it stinks, that's not good... also moving bowels should be SIMPLE. If the veins are popping out of your neck and you feel like your doing the bench press, you NEED to cleanse your colon..."<br><br><br><br>
and my personal favourite:<br><br><br><br>
"Cleansing your colon is a 30-day process. Its also very economical at only $51.50."<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
EWWW!<br><br>
I immediately thought of VB.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Yes- yes, you may consider yourselves flattered.
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Avalon</i><br><br><b>"Let's talk stools... If it's dark brown in color, and it sinks, and it stinks, that's not good."</b></div>
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Since when can it <i>not</i> stink?
 

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I realize this thread is hella old, but I was going through all of the threads out of boredom and came upon this. I have a stupid question... Wasn't Colonblow a cereal on one of Saturday Night Live's older skits??...lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/afro.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":afro:">
 

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So. Poop. This brings up a question I've had for a while--I heard, that if your poo sinks instead of floating, that's "bad." And I've also heard, that if your poo floats, instead of sinking, that's "bad". So--are either of those things true? I dunno man, I dunno.<br><br><br><br>
Does anybody here know??
 

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I have no idea. I think its supposed to be able to break apart when flushing. If it doesn't, it's really hard and a sign of impactment....i think...thats what I read....mmmm...ok
 

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I drank big jug of laxative drink once for a colonoscopy. I didn't feel any different afterwards, except feeling a bit emptier inside. I mean honestly, how is it possible for crap to be in you for years? You continually poop out stuff, so how could it be sitting in there? I mean unless you're constipated. It just doesn't make sense <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MollyGoat</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
So. Poop. This brings up a question I've had for a while--I heard, that if your poo sinks instead of floating, that's "bad." And I've also heard, that if your poo floats, instead of sinking, that's "bad". So--are either of those things true? I dunno man, I dunno.<br><br><br><br>
Does anybody here know??</div>
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No, not really, but I've had the same question myself... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 
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