I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I was wondering if anyone out there has done any type of colon cleansing, either pill form or enema? I just have the feeling I need to get 'cleaned out' Embarassed , and was wondering what anyone would suggest or any experiences you've had. Question
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replied November 2nd, 2008
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hi chocolateaddict...

i'm a "natural" girl, so i don't think that anyone needs a colon cleansing in general. your body was designed to cleanse itself. you eat and drink, you poo and pee. pretty simple concept, but you are an amazingly complex machine really. my issue with colon cleansing is that you have a natural "state" of bacteria in your intestines, and if you "wash them out" you destroy that natural balance of bacteria and enzymes, and acids, etc.

now, i'll condition my opinion by saying bluntly to you that i don't know ANYTHING about how our bodies (really) react to a colon cleansing. this is just my opinion, but it has worked for me for my entire life so i'm pretty happy with that.

this is sort of like douching. some women swear by it, but my gyno told me that i shouldn't ever really "need" to douche, because my body is made to function and clean itself out. my body is made to have sex (for instance). it is particularly made to have semen inside me, and the idea of "needing" to wash it out with something just doesn't make sense to me.

it's all about you though chocolateaddict. why do you feel the need to be cleansed?

jasmine
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replied November 3rd, 2008
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I respectfully disagree, Jazzy. I've found that constipation can become chronic and that my body needs a little help in cleaning out the colons. I use only supplements that occur in nature, but if you're not having a daily BM AT LEAST...it's time to look at cleaning the pipes! This ranges from laxative teas that contain senna to pysillium husks with fibre to a full cleansing package. I've tried them all and find that my body feels much better afterwards.

I'd suggest that you try the colon cleanse from Blessed Herbs, chocolateaddict. It's a really efficient and complete cleanse recommended to me by friends. It's a little pricey, but you might get on the phone with them and ask for 10% off b/c it's your first time.

Good luck! Looking forward to hearing other opinions about colon cleansing.
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replied November 4th, 2008
I usually feel like a natural person, I don't like having to take things that aren't natural if I don't have to (ie: antibiotics, etc), but I've just had a full-ish feeling in my intestinal/bowel area. I do get constipated on occasion, and it only adds to the feeling. I've tried taking women's laxatives, eating prunes, eating lots of fiber, but they don't help the problem very much.
Thanks for both of your opinions Jazzy77 and leewiz, I'll think about it, and maybe in the meantime there'll be more responses posted here.
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replied November 9th, 2008
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May I suggest that you make an appointment with a gastrologist as he / she specializes in the digestive tract, from beginning to end. There may be an underlying condition that is causing you to feel this way.

Thought I would throw this other option your way. It's your choice.

~Zig
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replied October 9th, 2009
There are a lot of things to do a colon cleanse, you can browse from the web any information you need whether to colon cleanse or not. It is your choice whether to follow it. It is a good choice to seek advice from a doctor before doing a colon cleanse.
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replied March 29th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
If its a requirement before a procedure then you have to take both. Otherwise in mild case pills are enough while in other cases enema is the preferred one.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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