I personally think all that crap is bogus.
Just my opinion. I think there are a ton of money-making schemes out there that are potentially harmful to our health and I think the whole "colon cleansing" thing is hogwash. Stool doesn't get "impacted," it gets eliminated. You're not going to go in there and find stool that's been there for years! Days at most. Even naturopathic physicians are very careful about the products they use in the intestine. My advice: DON'T go anywhere near those without consulting a medical or naturopathic doctor first.
Oh...I couldn't stop laughing at all the responses about colon cleansing! Thanks for all the advice. I'm laughing, not at the subject nor reasons (which are valid) but, I'm laughing at the way everyone discribes the way poop works. It is so funny that we have gotten so use to this whole ordeal, that we talk as if it's no big deal. Can you imagine people who don't have IBS reading our postings!!!
Have a great day/evening,
I don't know.. At times, I feel scared and miserable. Then sometimes, this IBS problem is embarrassing and hilarous at the same time. I try to laugh at everything when I can.
I'm glad several of you talked about colon cleansing, because I was curious about it and had considered it. The articles were so convincing!
WHEN (not if ) I become a doctor I am going to make it my mission to b*tch out detox mystics and greedy drug company SOBs. I just hate them all. I am empassioned by the prospect of unveiling all the evil, nasty, ludicrous schemes out there for as many people as possible.
Side note: when I took the medical college admissions test a year and a half ago, there was an essay question that asked something about ethical dilemmas posed to drug companies. I wrote about a particular drug company that had come out with a med with dual action properties: it could be used to effectively treat African Sleeping Sickness (which kills or debilitates thousands of Africans every year), or could be used to remove unwanted facial hair in women. Guess how it was marketed and sold? You got it; all of it went to the U.S. and Europe for women who wanted to get rid of their unsightly facial hair, and Africa got none of it. It's all about the freakin' money. Who cares about a bunch of dying Africans when you've got millions of suffering women painfully plucking or bleaching their mustaches?? For crying out loud!
Ahem. I will remove myself from my soapbox now. (I got the highest score possible on the essay section, but it still didn't get me into med school!)
Post Edited (jk) : 11/22/2005 2:21:05 AM (GMT-7)