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7/17/10 9:58 A

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Kate - What Chinese herbs?

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7/16/10 12:51 A

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I've certainly known a few people who have had colonics. However, one of our massage schools teaches tis, and I was majorly put off by a passionate follower of it. She said repeatedly that it was the best way to rid oneself of fetal material. By the time she said this, she was a licensed therapist in massage and colonics.
I've occasionally toyed with the idea, notwithstanding this disturbing misuse of words, but have gone the route of probiotics, Chinese herbs, and little processed food. Of course, getting wheat out of the diet helped a lot as well.
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7/15/10 5:23 P

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Again, thoughtful replies. Thank you for sharing your experiences. Can you share a website or refer a book to read? I've watch Jillian from You Are What You Eat on BBC America, and see that she examines poo and can tell quite a lot; sometimes her patients have colonics. I trust she knows her stuff, but I've not delved into that realm yet. I can't get the gastro's words out of my head.

I wonder if the person you saw 'glow' also changed her diet, drank more water, etc, as part of her treatment?

Where do I look in the yellow pages for this service?
(I do that, too. I've written up too long questions and answers and discarded them. :P)

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7/15/10 2:05 P

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Sometimes when I read a thread my intuitive nature urges me to reply. I even start to reply to a thread, discard it and end up going back to it and replying anyway. In the process I usually come up with a great list of questions or ideas to follow up on - especially for myself and my own inner process of figuring out how that thing fits in my life.

In Chinese Medicine the Large Intestine/colon have to do with the way we hold on to and release things in our lives as well as the waste products of our foods. The emotion associated with it is grief. These my be other things to consider.


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7/15/10 1:47 P

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Re: working with people with colonics

I reread what I wrote and realized that I meant both the practitioners I see for my own self care and practitioners I refer out to for my client to see are passionate about their specialty.

In addition the couple of colonics practitioners I have met are very passionate about their work. I have friends that have seen them on a regular basis that I have seen the changes that happened in their bodies over time. It is one of those treatment modalities on my bucket list and have considered it for myself but not followed through on yet.

One of the practitioner I refer clients to I spoke with at length and what struck me most was how she glowed with health and how clear her eyes are. The thing that sticks in my mind about what she described was the releasing of yeast colonies more than anything along the lines of mucous.

I have had craniosacral and visceral manipulation from an excellant practioner that was trained in the Upledger Institute as well as one that has a different lineage. My experience of their work on my gut was intense and made a huge difference in the regularity of my bowel movements and easy of movement in my belly and back. From my dance background and hyper sensitive nervous system I notice those things more than your average Jane.

Hope that helps Dots.

In Health.

Edited by: CYPRESSDANCE at: 7/15/2010 (14:08)

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7/14/10 7:53 P

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Cypressdance, what a thoughtful reply. What exactly do you do to work with people who'd do colonics? I'm in another forum and some people do them. I brought them up to my gastro once, and he said he never sees any of these problems w/mucous and odd stuff he hears about. I know people only take Miralax before his procedures and get rid of their waste that way ... so, what's the difference, can you say?

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7/14/10 12:04 P

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emoticon *Warning* not for the faint of heart and does contain descriptions of body processes.

The desired end result of colon cleansing is better digestive health. The ways to get to better digestive health are many.
So - I ask you to consider what are factors and items to look at in the whole process of digestion - not just the colon.
Some questions to ask yourself:
How much water do I drink and how does it leave my body(sweat,pee,poop)?
Does your in = out or is your body holding on to it somewhere (edema, feeling puffy)? emoticon
How often do I eat and how often do I poop in relationship to eating?
Does what I eat make me feel better or worse?
Am I getting the nutrition I need out of the food I am eating?

For instance: I drink about 6-10 cups of water on a regular day and sweat a little when I exercise and my pee seems a little concentrated. But sometimes I notice my ankles are particularly puffy and if I think about it I had a particularly salty meal and maybe 5-7 cups of water.
I tend to eat 3-5 times a day and poop at least twice. However if I don't get enough water or haven't eaten enough veg I might only poop once and have a hard time with it. Or since I don't have a gallbladder anymore- if I eat a high fat meal then I have urgent stools shortly after my meal.

When I eat a piece of fruit and a little cheese or veg with some lean protein like steak I have energy and can think clearly emoticon emoticon
but if I have a sandwich - even with gf bread my belly doesn't feel good and I am sleepy.

When I eat less processed food I have more energy and if I eat more processed foods emoticon
I feel kind of sluggish and tend to get sick or just not "feel like myself".

To have some hard data about what nutrition you are getting from your food your doctor can check for levels of various nutrients in your system - like iron and vitamin D.

When I feel like my gut is kind of wonky I increase my fiber intake, eat more soothing foods, drink teas that help with digestion such as peppermint or ginger or kombucha, make sure I am getting enough water and walk more to stimulate blood flow and peristalsis.I also increase my probiotics by either taking a quality supplement or eating more whole fat plain yoghurt or kefir.

Some of my colleagues do support for seasonal cleanses so their clients can get through the shifts in activity and foods that are available and considered appropriate for the season and weather.

Think about it, answer truthfully and then make an action plan to increase your quality of life and work with someone you trust to help you figure out the parts that don't make sense for you. I tend to work with people that are passionate about their particular specialty whether it is nutrition or colonics or cleansing or visceral manipulation bodywork.


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7/10/10 2:18 P

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What's involved in a colon cleanse? If that's the enema thing, I don't understand why you'd want to mess with your "nature" there (flora). Doing a short detox maybe, but not colon cleanse.

Anti-inflammatory diet: eating food which are not inflammatory or changing to more anti-inflammatory from pro-inflammatory. Read my 7 Foods to Avoid for Fibro blog entry if you haven't. bit.ly/bBG7Nx

Read this: bit.ly/axR7ai

Another place to read index of inflammation of different foods: www.nutritiondata.com

Looking forward to your link ILLINITEACHER.

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 7/10/2010 (18:24)
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7/9/10 8:27 P

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I've had bad luck when I tried one. It was supposed to be gentle and not cause discomfort. Well, I had nothing but loose stool and pain. Others may have better luck, but I'll stick to probiotics to keep things doing well.
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I personally don't believe in them and when I asked my Dr. he said they are a waste of your money.



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Some foods increase inflammation and some help to decrease it. (I will see if I can find a link)

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anti inflammatory diet?

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I would think that having enough fiber and water along with a nutritious diet would be enough to keep your colon clean enough. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet might help also.

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A lot of them are hype and not worth it.





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I have neither a reason nor a doctor's ok, and I need that good bacteria so if that's really the case, then that would be reason enough to not do one. i just want to make sure my gut is as healthy as I can be, considering Celiac and the NSAIDS I take regularly ( I have fibro and headaches :-/)

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I was told to be very careful if you choose to do a clense as it takes the good bacteria out of your system along with the bad. What is your reason for wanting to do one, and do you have your doctor's OK?

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Anyone ever done this? Is it beneficial, useful, recommended, healthy?

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