Colon cleansing for losing weight


make-up junkie
on Oct 05, 2009 @ 03:15 pm

I've known a few people to do this and the thought of it makes me yack! But apparently a lot of celebrities do this to lose weight before a big awards ceremony. Has anyone tried this? Are there anything harmful effects (not that I want to try it)? I wish losing weight was an easy fix but I'll stick to a healthy lifestyle.
 


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meredithk115
YES-but not to lose weight! on Oct 05, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

I have colonics on a fairly regular basis-2 times a month. I work at a wellness clinic and we have a colonic hydrotherapist on staff that has totally changed my life! she was able to tell me things about my diet that she shouldnt have known...and made some GREAT suggestions which I promptly followed. There's been a big difference in my energy levels and I really feel 'better'.

Harmful effects? Depends...I have heard that sometimes people have 'perforations' and tear which can lead to infection. Is it uncomfortable? YES! Is it weird? YES...the first time anyhow. I tend to be glad when its over...

Losing weight isn't ever easy....however I feel that the term 'healthy lifestyle' is thrown around loosely....there are many many components to health and nutrition is just one aspect. Unfortunately many truly healthy habits are attainable by a select few. In today's society, government and 'agribusiness' dominate our culture and influence our decisions more than we realize. This, however, is another topic for another time ;)

Its unfortunate to know that celebrities do this to lose weight...that's not the point of colonic hydrotherapy.
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Patricia
Never tried it, but.... on Oct 06, 2009 @ 04:12 pm

I've heard bad stories about "colon cleansing" suppliments. With out getting into details.... if it says to increase your fibre intake... DO IT!!! If you don't, the results can be horrible and painful.

(Interestingly, there person did lose more than 10 pounds on it.... but the resulting injury was NOT worth it!)

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meredithk115
colon 'cleansing' versus colonic hydrotherapy on Oct 06, 2009 @ 04:18 pm

Just to clarify...

colon cleansing with supplements is different from colonic hydrotherapy. Cleansing with supplements is just that...usually with a pill or a drink. yes it can be dangerous...and just increasing fibre may not help...also be cautious of the fibre you take. the most common fibre supplements contain psyllium, to which some people are allergic (me!). If considering a cleanse, perhaps talk to a naturopath or other doctor.

Colonic hydrotherapy is done by therapist that is certified and involves an *ahem* "invasisve' procedure.


All in all, there really isn't any point in doing a cleanse or getting a colonic if you are just planning on returning to your normal eating habits afterwards. The cleansing is just a part of a process, perhaps a series of changes that must be made.
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mamaluv
blech! on Oct 06, 2009 @ 07:39 pm

Way to sell it, ladies! I think I'll pass... ;)
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make-up junkie
More informed! on Oct 08, 2009 @ 11:24 am

lol I guess I was a bit ignorant about the whole colon cleansing but thanks for clarifying guys! I'm sure its great for ridding of toxins and even a little weight (even though it may not be the goal) but I think I'm with mamaluv on this! :)
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Becky
LOL on Oct 12, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

ok i know im immature but mamaluv's reply got me giggling ..... i'm with her and mc on this ...!!! but cool topic ..im sure it'll help steer many towards a good healthy decision (to cleanse or not to cleanse....) :)
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Becky
correction! on Oct 12, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

i wrote "mc" i meant make-up-junkie .... sigh .. i'm going blind .. old age is def' getting to me :(
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make-up junkie
Colon cleansing on Tyra show! on Oct 16, 2009 @ 10:07 am

Tyra talks about colon cleansing on her talk show!
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