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Hey...I was wondering, has anyone ever tried a colon cleanse supplement program? If so, would anyone like to share if it worked, and the side effects of doing so?
 

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...coulda let me know I have to post 15 times before I can insert a link. Now I gotta retype and I'm lazy. Bah.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, she has been scarred by something we saw on tv this morning. Long, intestine-shaped ropes of hardened, black fecal matter that must be pulled from the only reasonable orifice.<br><br><br><br>
I can't post the link 'cause I'm a noob, but you can see some pretty graphic pictures at blessedherbs.com<br><br><br><br>
But, yeah. Anyone used a product or had to yank one of those bad boys out? We'd like to try a cleansing kit, but wanna know if it is worth the trauma.
 

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Google the Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs. I think its a better way to get rid of exactly what you mentioned above! I did 5 days and I cant believe what came out of my body...
 

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...I'm not going to lie...I'm scared of what...would/might come out. I'm a squeamish person, I'm easily traumatized. Is it...painful?
 

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Well....its not painful per say. Its hard to stick with it and not eat anything, but after the first couple days its easier. If you follow the instructions and do the ten days you'll be very cleaned out! I'm doing ten days starting in two weeks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I've done all sorts of cleanses and yes they do get a lot of gunk out. Now I eat 95% raw vegan and find that not so much comes out when I do a nutritional fast or a colon cleansing program. For anyone interested in learning all the ways to cleanse I recommend <a href="http://www.safecoloncleanse.com" target="_blank">http://www.safecoloncleanse.com</a>
 

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Doing one as we speak.. I haven't had any problems with it before, and definitely feel better after. I am doing the one where you take the supplements, not the fast.
 

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...coulda let me know I have to post 15 times before I can insert a link. Now I gotta retype and I'm lazy. Bah.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, she has been scarred by something we saw on tv this morning. Long, intestine-shaped ropes of hardened, black fecal matter that must be pulled from the only reasonable orifice.<br><br><br><br>
I can't post the link 'cause I'm a noob, but you can see some pretty graphic pictures at blessedherbs.com<br><br><br><br>
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WOAH! I never saw anything like what's in those pics! Btw.. nothing like THAT ever came outta me!
 

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WOAH! I never saw anything like what's in those pics! Btw.. nothing like THAT ever came outta me!</div>
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Probably because you've been able to fully digest your food and absorb all nutrients before forcing it out of your body. Getting everything out of your colon unnaturally forces an imbalance in bacteria in your colon, increasing risk of infection. Let your body do the job it's designed to do.<br><br><br><br>
If you want a cleaner colon, eat well. Eat whole foods (vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains) and you'll be better off.
 

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Probably because you've been able to fully digest your food and absorb all nutrients before forcing it out of your body. Getting everything out of your colon unnaturally forces an imbalance in bacteria in your colon, increasing risk of infection. Let your body do the job it's designed to do.<br><br><br><br>
If you want a cleaner colon, eat well. Eat whole foods (vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains) and you'll be better off.</div>
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I have to agree with the above. I had looked up the colon cleanse 2 years ago because I was interested in doing it myself. Realize if you are a vegan or vegetarian, chances are your diet isn't nearly crappy enough for you to have the kind of results shown in those pictures. Some of those literally look like the person ate rope. Also, as they don't provide pics of it actually coming out of their anal sphinter, I'm not sure I believe what I'm looking @ is legit.<br><br><br><br>
Those of you in the process of doing it now, how painful is it? I heard it causes a lot of abdominal cramping. True? Also, how healthy is your diet now (if you don't mind commenting?) I have to admit, I'm still kind of interested in it.
 

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Well, you can use soap I guess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
I still don't really understand the appeal of eliminating food waste from your body prematurely. Wouldn't that prevent your body from absorbing <i>all</i> the nutrients it can from your food? And, if the idea is to be "natural" and cleanse the body, why is doing an unnatural thing to your body a good idea? Wouldn't eating whole, unprocessed foods be the way to go?
 

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Well, you can use soap I guess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
I still don't really understand the appeal of eliminating food waste from your body prematurely. Wouldn't that prevent your body from absorbing <i>all</i> the nutrients it can from your food? And, if the idea is to be "natural" and cleanse the body, why is doing an unnatural thing to your body a good idea? <b>Wouldn't eating whole, unprocessed foods be the way to go?</b></div>
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<br><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">One would think! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"></span>
 

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I still don't really understand the appeal of eliminating food waste from your body prematurely. Wouldn't that prevent your body from absorbing <i>all</i> the nutrients it can from your food? And, if the idea is to be "natural" and cleanse the body, why is doing an unnatural thing to your body a good idea? Wouldn't eating whole, unprocessed foods be the way to go?</div>
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The colon is such an important part of the human body that it should be clean. Even if you eat well it should still help. Anyways, I've been looking at doing something like this for probably more than a year now and hope to get started by the Summer.
 

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Your colon's not supposed to be sanitized. The bacteria are there to do a job. Getting rid of them can dramatically increase your risk of infection.<br><br><br><br>
Where do you get the idea that it "should be clean", and that your colon isn't? I guess if you're eating a bunch of junk, then your intestines are going to be full of crap (LOL). But if you eat a healthful diet, that's the most beneficial thing you can do to your intestines. And your body.
 

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Your colon's not supposed to be sanitized. The bacteria are there to do a job. Getting rid of them can dramatically increase your risk of infection.<br><br><br><br>
Where do you get the idea that it "should be clean", and that your colon isn't? I guess if you're eating a bunch of junk, then your intestines are going to be full of crap (LOL). But if you eat a healthful diet, that's the most beneficial thing you can do to your intestines. And your body.</div>
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My understanding is that there can be a build-up even if you're healthy. Is that not correct? There are precautions you're supposed to take that returns the beneficial bacteria, so that shouldn't be a problem if you read the right material.
 

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What is building up?<br><br><br><br>
You might want to read up on other "right material"<br><br><a href="http://www.livescience.com/health/060808_bad_colon.html" target="_blank">http://www.livescience.com/health/060808_bad_colon.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/01/colon_cleansing.html" target="_blank">http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...cleansing.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/gastro.html" target="_blank">http://www.quackwatch.com/01Quackery...cs/gastro.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.acsh.org/factsfears/newsID.194/news_detail.asp" target="_blank">http://www.acsh.org/factsfears/newsI...ews_detail.asp</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/2007/09/04/cleaning-up-misconceptions-about-colon-cleansing.html" target="_blank">http://health.usnews.com/articles/he...cleansing.html</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Many detox diets appeal to followers' desire to clean out the colon, which doctors consider a misguided aim. "Things don't stay in the colon for years and years and years," says gastroenterologist John Allen, who chairs the American Gastroenterological Association's clinical practice committee. "The colon is very efficient at ridding our bodies of waste." Unfortunately, the detoxifying work of the colon and other organs may be hindered by bad eating habits, say experts. <b>A diet rich in leafy, textured greens, brightly colored vegetables and fruits, soluble and insoluble fibers found in whole grains, and healthy fats from nuts and lean fish accelerates the natural mechanisms by which cells fend off disease-causing chemicals.</b> "People who have eaten themselves into unhealthy states can eat themselves back into healthy states," says Gerbstadt. But, she adds, there's "no quick fix."<br></div>
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I have heard (mind you, <i>heard</i>) that meat matter can stay in your colon for up to 7 years after going vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
That said, we generate a new body every seven years. Every cell in your body is replaced. Whether the above is true or not, the latter is. Personally I agree with DM. I'd rather eat natural whole foods and let my body take care of itself, then risk a colon infection.<br><br><br><br>
Repeat proctologist vists. Those three words are enough to prevent me from risking some sort of colon infection.
 

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What is building up?<br><br><br><br>
You might want to read up on other "right material"<br><br><a href="http://www.livescience.com/health/060808_bad_colon.html" target="_blank">http://www.livescience.com/health/060808_bad_colon.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/01/colon_cleansing.html" target="_blank">http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...cleansing.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/gastro.html" target="_blank">http://www.quackwatch.com/01Quackery...cs/gastro.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.acsh.org/factsfears/newsID.194/news_detail.asp" target="_blank">http://www.acsh.org/factsfears/newsI...ews_detail.asp</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/2007/09/04/cleaning-up-misconceptions-about-colon-cleansing.html" target="_blank">http://health.usnews.com/articles/he...cleansing.html</a></div>
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I have a lot of respect for doctors, but there is a lot of dishonesty where they'd rather have people take trips to the doctor rather than use alternative means that won't make them any money.
 
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