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chynabear
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Hi all.

What are the thoughts of colon cleansing?

I know that there are a ton of products out there that claim you will lose weight, live healthier, have more energy, etc by using this colon cleanser. Do any of them actually work and/or work how they say? What are some good ones?

My husband works with a man who is trying "Maple Syrup, Lemon, Water, and Cayenne Pepper"

I did a research and found out a little about a "Lemonade Diet" or "Lemon Cleanse" or "master cleanse" along with a huge recommendation to read the book, "The Master Cleanser" by Stanley Burroughs. Has anybody read this book? What are your thoughts?

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vinny3
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I'm not aware of any medical studies that show any benefit to it. On the other hand, I often wonder why I got rectal cancer, what was the environment that caused it. I just don't think I could put up with the cleansing process. Especially now with having a colostomy.

Dick

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I don't know much about it. But logically it seems to me that this would be a good thing to do. I saw pictures of what could be in our colons. I also heard that it is very important to keep 3 areas of our bodies that take care of waste products in clean shape: colon, bladder, lungs. So, overall it seems to me like a good idea.

Good luck with it.

Eleonora

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KathiM
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Ok, stupid question. Isn't that close to what we do before a colonoscopy???? If so, sorry, I won't be participating!!!!
I do believe, however, that keeping a 'well running ship' is VERY important....fresh fruits/vegies, fiber, WATER. I am just harkening back to the days of 'high colonics'....ewwwww!!!

Sorry.

Hugs,
Kathi

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2bhealed
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Hi chyna et al,

Colon cleansings are fabulous for one's health. There is a school of thought that most disease start inthe colon--meaning if you keep the wastes from hanging around and becoming putrified hardened gunk in your system then your motor will run more smoothly. Think about it.....like any piece of machinery....if it's all gummed up it eventually gives out.

Most Americans eat the SAD--Standard American Diet that promotes disease and plugged up colons....otherwise the drug companies wouldn't be spending millions advertising all their bloated belly and metamucil commercials!

Dairy and meat create havoc in our intestines due to the prolonged transit time of digestion. This is why JUICING is so superior for healing the body....one can get the optimal amount of nutrients immediately into their systems without all the sludge that comes from putrifying meat. Talk about EEEWWWWW.

I have done colon cleansings and I have also gone to a Colon-hydrotherapist who gave me colonics. I also have a friend who did the kind of colon cleanse where the big long black rope poop came out. Totally freaked her so much and she emailed me a photo of what came out. She felt so good afterward with a ton more energy.

If you want I can ask her what the name of hers was. Her hubby bought it online. It's a whole kit.

Personally I used a colon cleansing kit I bought at my coop. It's by ReNew Life which was started by a colon doc. I have to be careful what I buy cuz I am allergic to psyllium and a lot of them use that as the fiber. I also drank bentonite clay which adheres to the toxins and helps to usher them out of your system.

Juicing naturally cleanses, but when I upped the ante I also did organic coffee enemas.

I am focused on keeping a healthy clean colon so cleansings are just part of my protocol. It kinda makes sense if we've had colon cancer to focus on this don't you think? Colon health = a clean colon = colon cleanses.

I haven't read Burroughs book but I have heard of the Master Cleanse from a book I have called The Detox Diet.

Anyway....there ARE products that work...to answer your question.

hope this helps.

peace, emily who absolutely believes in colon cleanses!!!

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