Colon Cleansing anyone?

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rubixqueen24
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   Posted 10/16/2007 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone done this?  I was searching the internet and found it to be interesting.  I am thinking about purchasing some Colonix to see if anything interesting comes out.

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   Posted 10/16/2007 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Frankly, having to periodically do preps for colonoscopies is all the colon cleansing I care to do. Before embarking on this you should consult your GI. Also, beware that some of the ingredients in the preps sold OTC might aggravate inflammation of CD.
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JudyK89
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   Posted 10/16/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a video saved somewhere on my computer of a doctor speaking about this, it was pretty recent. He said there's no reason to "cleanse" your colon, that's what your colon does naturally and since the colon is all about absorbing, it can actually be dangerous to introduce some of these "cleansers."
Judy
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 10/17/2007 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I would stay away from colon cleansing it is not good for us crohnnies. The only time is for a test
like colonoscopy and other test. My GI doctor said it is a no-no. So please don't do.
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Nanners
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   Posted 10/17/2007 7:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the above. I really don't think that is a good idea.
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rubixqueen24
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   Posted 10/17/2007 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Alright, I believe you guys.  But man, those pictures are so graphic of what could come out of you.  I suppose a "smart" parasite would choose to live in a healthy colon as apposed to a diseased one.

JudyK89
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   Posted 10/17/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
It's pretty rare that we in this country or any of the developed countries have a parasite problem like they espouse for these colon cleansings. Scare tactics to get you to buy the product.
Judy
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Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, back on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


JaSanne
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Since many of us have done plenty of colon cleanses via scope preps, and we know what our colons look like, I can assure you that those pictures are not to be believed. I've seen the guy selling this type of stuff showing what's supposed to be gunk that is staying in colons, and that's just not true. God made the colon to self-clean and it does it pretty well, though some do need a bit more fiber. The colon isn't a static drain pipe after all, but a living mucus-producing muscle.

These things can be dangerous since they affect the electrolyte balance, and as others said, can cause severe inflammation. My GIs have warned me against this stuff.
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