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Old 11-27-2010, 07:47 PM   #1  
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Default Colonic Hydrotherapy

or 'colonic irrigation'....

Has anyone had one?

They were doing a special offer at 30% of the price, if pre-bought on a particular day. So I bought it because I'd always been intrigued.

This isn't for 'weight loss' - I'm so close to goal now and I've been working at it for SO long that I'd hate to cheat my way over the finishing line. Think I'll wait until after I reach goal.

I was under the impression that it gave you a bit of a 'reboot', y'know when you feel all sluggish down there and wish 'Why did I eat all this stuff? It's going to take me a months worth of All-bran and lentils to allow me to get over this!'

But apparently the procedure. can make you a little less 'efficient' and you might start 'relying' upon it. I'm sure this is just repeated procedures but I'm worried because I like how erm... regular I am.

Anyone had one? Did you experience any problems/benefits?

I'm quite happy to try it once, but I don't want to have big regrets.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:18 PM   #2  
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The colon, like our other outlets, is self cleaning. So I let mine self clean.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:29 PM   #3  
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Groupon? My friend bought one too!

Personally never had one, I'm not brave enough, I don't eat meat or processed stuff so I'm hoping I'm good in that whole.. area... lol
I've heard it benefits your skin a good deal so that's good if it's true.

Good luck with it!
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:10 PM   #4  
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The colon, like our other outlets, is self cleaning. So I let mine self clean.
This is what I believe as well. I would not use one because I would be too afraid of throwing something that was working normally out of whack.

Also, many colon cleanse products are sold fraudulently and that really bothers me. I am not familiar with this author, but I agree with him and he provides some good links.

http://www.burnthefat.com/colon_cleansing_scam.html

Good luck whatever you decide to do.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:26 AM   #5  
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A good friend of mine is a colo-rectal surgeon. He can't believe it's legal.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:48 AM   #6  
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Jessless, that's a GREAT link. I'm a physician, and I agree with every word of that article, which is a measured and thoughtful explanation of why "colon cleansing" is both popular, and misleading. Also surprisingly long-lived as a health scam- there were colon-cleansing enemas and liquids advertised well over a hundred years ago, for much the same "clean out the impurities and become a healthier you" reasons that they are marketed for now.

DoraUK- my opinion, save your money and spend it on posh fresh fruits and veggies this winter- a better way of "cleansing" and waaay more pleasant.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:22 PM   #7  
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Thanks for all of this. Have unfortunately already bought it. Did that typical thing of 'ooo something is usually worth this and they are only asking for this.'

*sigh*

yeah, cardboardcutoutcat groupon! I'm literally addicted to the deals. I bought a ridiculous steak dinner for 40% of the price. That's going to be my celebration for a week of staying at goal. Which hopefully won't be *too* long.

Thanks again chicks xxx
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:44 PM   #8  
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Sorry Dora, feel your pain. Don't you just hate it when you buy something (especially something you can't return), just to find out it's not what you hoped for I always feel that instinct to buy, buy, buy when I check out the daily deals on Woot -

Personally, my only colon cleansers are a diet high in fiber and my morning cup of coffee
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Just because you bought it doesn't mean you have to use it.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:49 PM   #10  
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Oh I'm not going to! I'd rather sacrifice 40 then my health.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:17 AM   #11  
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Maybe you should give it to someone that you don't really like as a present for Xmas?

I know that is probably a really evil idea.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:38 AM   #12  
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Evil...but fun!

I've thought about these. I'm still not "regular" despite the piles and piles of beans, fibrous fruits and veggies and fiber cereal I eat.
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Dave Navarro had it done, and filmed it on his show before he married Carmen Electra.

That's about all I know on the topic, lol.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:07 PM   #14  
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Haha. My kids like to joke about colonics all of the time.
There's a place in my area that will even come to your house!!
I'm kinda curious, but I know I'll never do it.
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