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JenniKyle
02-28-2007, 10:53 AM
I had posted this in reponse to a different thread, but thought it might be of interest elsewhere.

After starting this diet, I found the bloating from gas and general "lack of movement" very uncomfortable. I have used the senna leaf-based tea, which helps, but I felt I needed something that would help my system be more consistent, rather than relying on the tea every few days or so.

I found a product at my local nutrition/vitamin store called "Sculpt n' Cleanse made by HealthDirect which has helped me tremendously in reducing bloating/pain and general "lack of movement" after starting this diet. I purchased it locally, but here is a link which at least describes it. I've been using it for about 3 weeks now.

P.S. I'm not affiliated in any way with the product ... just discovered it when I was picking up vitamins, started talking to the dietician who works at the store, and she recommended it. I've found it very helpful.

GNC: http://www.gnc.com/sm-health-direct-...i-2367814.html

HealthDirect: http://www.healthdirectusa.com/index.php?prodID=7


bizlawchik
02-28-2007, 11:08 AM
Thanks. I'm going to bookmark this for the next time I have "issues". On the plus side, many of you newbies will find that those symptoms do go away in a relatively short time if you don't have any underlying health issues (soy intolerance, IBS, etc.)

juliemarie
02-28-2007, 11:27 AM
I just eat lots of spinach and broccoli :D Be careful not to overuse any of the cleansing products-there's quite a bit of warnings out there from the medical community. "Cleaning" your colon too much eliminates the mucus, bacterica, and other stuff necessary for normal function.


bizlawchik
02-28-2007, 11:31 AM
JM - I know that's sound advice, but boy does it sound gross!

juliemarie
02-28-2007, 11:35 AM
Yeah well-bodily functions are kinda gross! :D

JenniKyle
02-28-2007, 11:44 AM
You're absolutely right about overusing any kind of cleansing products.

juliemarie
02-28-2007, 11:47 AM
Have you ever watched any of those infomercials? I think some of these kind of products can almost be physically or at least mentally addicting! Especially those ones (gets gross here) that make you think you've got big giant worms in your colon!

Mama Nicole
02-28-2007, 12:10 PM
My cousin went all homeopathic on us after finishing massage school, and she just went to the extreme. And mind you..........I am a bit of a tree hugger myself.....but with a science background..........I want to be a Certified Nurse Midwife.......anyway...........she tries to get everyone in the family to do colon cleansing and all this crap (pun intended), and I'm like, "hon, if you are all about being natural......why don't you just trust that God did a pretty good job when he designed your body.......quit messing with it!!!!" It drives me crazy........only becuase she is soooo pushy about it, and acts as if she has medical knowlege and tries to persuade the less informed. It is really irresponsible if you ask me.

pjbeau
02-28-2007, 12:21 PM
Nicole - I have an uncle the same way. While I agree some of their ideas are helpful, I hate that "my way is the only way" attitude. I don't even try to disagree with him, just listen and then do my own thing.

Mama Nicole
02-28-2007, 12:22 PM
yeah, that's what I do too.....nod and smile my friend.

Dan2112
02-28-2007, 04:39 PM
Not me.. I just argue 'cause it's fun... I especially love arguing the tree huggers who have no science behind them...

As for colon cleansing.. YIKES!!

I still have GI issues, so it's not just a newbie thing.. I really like the tea, but it's expensive.. I haven't been able to find any others, however.. Someone had mentioned "smooth move" tea.. Where the **** can I find that at Wally World?

bizlawchik
02-28-2007, 04:41 PM
Dan - It's usually in the organic section. Do they have one of those at Wally World?

mamato2girls
02-28-2007, 04:57 PM
Dan, I was able to find the tea in a regular grocery store right next to the other herbal teas. I haven't checked Wally World because I try to shop there as little as possible.

Dan2112
03-01-2007, 01:38 PM
I've looked, but didn't see it.. I'll check one of our other markets..

I do almost all our grocery shopping at walmart, even though I know that's not "PC".. But when I need something out of the ordinary, we have a few places not too far away from us. They are more expensive, but the meat's better..

pjbeau
03-01-2007, 02:01 PM
I found the Smooth Move at Publix.

Mama Nicole
03-01-2007, 03:50 PM
I found the Smooth Move at Publix.

ok, so I know I have the brain of an 11 year old boy........but everytime I see the name Publix.......I automatically start giggling to myself, and think it says pubics. So mature.....right.

Dan........I used to argue with my cousin......but then she just started making stuff up.....and that's when I realized it was no use. She advised her mom to stop taking her arthiritis meds.......remicade (sp), it is administered in the hospital every so many months....and once you stop using it, it is very unsafe to start it again.......and her mother, who was actually walking on her own on the meds, is not back in a wheel chair, and her doc will not re-start her on her meds. It just makes me sick. Anyway......that's how stubborn and bull headed, and irresponsible this girl is. It's just sad. So, I just smile and nod :)

Wendy......loved the broken beaver comment :devil:
XOXO

Oh So Swish
03-01-2007, 04:23 PM
There are a ton of diffrent varieties, they can be found at any health food store. Like Trader Joes or Whole foods. Ive even purchased it at Longs and Walgreens. Anything with Senna herb or chicory root does the same thing

Hope this helps

Dan2112
03-01-2007, 06:20 PM
ok, so I know I have the brain of an 11 year old boy........but everytime I see the name Publix.......I automatically start giggling to myself, and think it says pubics. So mature.....right.

Dan........I used to argue with my cousin......but then she just started making stuff up.....and that's when I realized it was no use. She advised her mom to stop taking her arthiritis meds.......remicade (sp), it is administered in the hospital every so many months....and once you stop using it, it is very unsafe to start it again.......and her mother, who was actually walking on her own on the meds, is not back in a wheel chair, and her doc will not re-start her on her meds. It just makes me sick. Anyway......that's how stubborn and bull headed, and irresponsible this girl is. It's just sad. So, I just smile and nod :)

Wendy......loved the broken beaver comment :devil:
XOXO


You're stronger than I... I'd be in her face in no time, pummling down her half baked envrionmental wacko thoughts with sound science... It would make me laugh except that her ideas seem to be hurting her mom..

Just tell her "Earth First! - We'll log the other planets later!" :lol: :lol:

marzbe
03-01-2007, 06:38 PM
The natureopathic, vitamin friendly, tea drinking tree hugger in me actually found something easier and cheaper than the tea.

It's called Magnesium. What a shock--something from the periodic table of elements! I pop two a night with my nightly EFA's and Calcium. (Hey, the ortho who put my ankle back together with screws told me to do 1200 mg a day, you bet your *** I take more than the LAWL reccommended 1 a day! ;) ) Since I started doing that, I've been as regular as can be!

Hey, Nicole, I kid you not, Vitamin C! I pop 1000 mg in the morning now, and it wakes me up more than the coffee! I can thank InStyle for that trick, amazing what beauty tricks actually work! :love: And of course, I have yet to get the winter cold or flu yet, so it must be doing more than waking me up in the morning. :coffee2: