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Old 09-25-2009, 02:19 PM
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Has anyone ever had to get one, or gotten one for any reason? I had a coworker recommend them, spouting (no pun intended) some facts about impacted fecies in the average colon and health risks associated with this being left unattended.
Having lost two close relative to colon cancer I wonder if this is something anyone on here would recommend.

The whole process sounds very uncomfortable
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:31 PM
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I've heard that drinking that acai berry juice has pretty much the same effect. I'm not talking about the pills or diet plan scams, I'm just talking about picking up the bottles of juice from the store. I wouldn't necessarily call it a miracle food, but it definitely has a noticeable effect.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:19 PM
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I don't know, but i heard that the colon cleansers on the market don't really do the trick ... there was a study done showing people who had the colonic and those went on a cleanse diet than had a colonic, that the waste was roughly the same ... theoretically if you cleanse, very little should come out from the colonic ... i will look for it somewhere .. i usually don't bookmark studies about fecal matter ...
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:20 PM
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oh .. and where is gabe reudiger when you need him?? i am sure he could provide some input (no pun intended)
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:23 PM
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Acai berry juice tastes really good. I drink that. I also drink a pomegranate/blueberry juice that is supposed to help decrease my Alzheimer's risk.

I do not recommend colonics. I would instead recommend a diet high in fiber with tons and tons of water. That will clean you out just as well without someone sticking anything in your exit. I have seen no true medical studies that show colonics decrease colon cancer risks. I have seen multiple studies proving that high fiber diets with good hydration decreases it. Get regular screenings as recommended by your doctor and when they give you the stuff to drink the night before your colonoscopy, drink it like they tell you to. It's miserable but necessary to get good, clean pictures.


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Old 09-25-2009, 06:19 PM
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^ Good stuff ~Amy, thanks for the info.

Later.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:31 PM
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Acai berry juice tastes really good. I drink that. I also drink a pomegranate/blueberry juice that is supposed to help decrease my Alzheimer's risk.

I do not recommend colonics. I would instead recommend a diet high in fiber with tons and tons of water. That will clean you out just as well without someone sticking anything in your exit. I have seen no true medical studies that show colonics decrease colon cancer risks. I have seen multiple studies proving that high fiber diets with good hydration decreases it. Get regular screenings as recommended by your doctor and when they give you the stuff to drink the night before your colonoscopy, drink it like they tell you to. It's miserable but necessary to get good, clean pictures.


~Amy
Just drink some of that stuff. It will clean you out real good. I had to drink some before going for a doc visit. It tastes bad so I chased it down with a bunch of water. I started going and going and going the last time I sat down it was clear as a mountain stream amazing. This was after my operation from the knee to the gut. Mark knows the story. A bonus was after that you could set your clock by my movements.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:40 PM
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Well, what exactly is "that stuff"? Is it like Metamucil? My dad had a hemorrhoid operation when I was a little kid and he drank Metamucil for years after that.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:44 PM
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dont know. im sure amy does. i bought it off the self at the drug store. it was in a green bottle. supposed to taste like sprite. it dont.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:22 PM
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The stuff that a dr would give you before a colonoscopy is Fleet Phospho-Soda. You can buy it from any drug store for about $3. the directions say take a couple tablespoons but the dr will say to really clean yourself out you are suppose to drink the whole thing at once.

I agree it doesn't taste like anything but nasty.



Just for the record no hemroids here.
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