I have been reading Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know about by Kevin Tradeau.
Interesting stuff in there. I can totally see about 60-70% of what he is saying.........but the other 30-40% is kind of *weird*.
He does reccommend doing a natural colon cleanse as well as doing a full body cleanse. He says a lot of our ailments can be traced back to our colons and the fecal build-up. Most people maintain 10-12 lbs of fecal matter---------now that cannot be healthy.
I am looking at doing a full body cleanse----100% natural----herbs only. Under a Naturopathic physician.......I have not had a consult with her yet-but I wanted to see if anyone on here has ever done one. Apparently not though. If I do decide to do it, I will let you all know the outcome.
As someone who has used cleansing products for IBS C, the objective is alleviate the impaction which has compromised the colon's ability to move on it's own. When your bowel is so full, peristalsis doesn't occur in an efficient enough manner to eliminate old waste. These products don't "empty" the bowel completely. They clear out enough impacted material to enable to colon to function properly. I found they would help me get back on track for perhaps a week. But as we know, nothing works forever.
In my experience, the more natural route is colon hydrotherapy. My GI doc sent me for this treatment and I found it to be extremely helpful. Instead of taking something, you are assisting the body in doing it's own work through natural means. It's a very effective way to alleviate severe and chronic constipation.
Hi Sarita! I think those are "scare tactics". I had this treament for close to five months, once a week. I went to a fully licensced and professionally run clinic recommended by my GI doc. They had a nutritionist and belly massage professional on the staff as well as the hydro therapists. They will administer chloraphyl after a session to replace bacteria and settle the bowel. I never had a problem in all the time I went. Indeed, I leanred many tricks from the therapists about how to do belly massage at home, how to position oneself for better BM's (a small stool in front of toilet) and natural supplements as well as appropriate foods to help aid digestion. It really was a life changing experience for me, as well as many others who went on my recommendation.
Gutastrophe, I'm glad it worked so nicely for you and others that you know. The literature I've seen about colonic hydrotherapy discusses at length the inherent dangers in it (i.e., the abscesses, gangrene, etc.). You can do a literature review if you do a search on PubMed. This search engine has peer-reviewed journal articles by physicians all over the world and is typically the place I always go for research.
Of course, there are inherent dangers in any treatment option, or in non-treatment. There's risks in everything. I just like to see both sides of the story :)
I'll do a bit of research on this, but I feel hesitant about anything that promotes itself as a "cleanse." The thing is, the body is extraordinarily adept at "cleansing" itself - the outer layer of cells in your intestines sheds itself every day. I wonder about the science behind these cleansers. Those of you who steafastly promote a certain product, please do e-mail me (via HealingWell) - I'd like to see some peer-reviewed research. That's just me, personally - I'm new to moderating, so let me check about posting a non-promotional site. Thanks
Hello All and IMHO you have a right to your choices, however as a nurse that did many bowel preps over the years..............Yes that was enemas until fluid returning was clear. Never, ever did I have to deal with 10-12 pounds of poop. Now remember we are talking about colon cleansing.............that is the large bowel.
Here is just one bit of info I took from a random site on their product which promises miracles and a loss of 15 lbs...............
6 Month Supply: $215.70
Please be very careful and talk to your GI physician before you purchase any product. This is not a one time procedure. You are expected to continue the use of product.
Take Care of you :)
Post Edited (stkitt) : 8/15/2007 9:39:16 AM (GMT-6)