Colon Cleansing Products? I Don't Think So!
40 Lbs. of compacted fecal matter?
It may be an urban legend, but it has been reported for many years that when John Wayne's autopsy was performed, 40 pounds of fecal matter was found compacted in his colon. Maybe this is one for Mythbusters. It has also been reported that Elvis had 60 pounds of fecal matter in his colon when he died. Maybe, maybe not.
You've probably seen the all night infomercials pitching colon cleansing products with the boyish-looking guy standing on a beach, preaching the rewards of good colon cleansing. Or the guy named Klee Irwin, who looks like a vampire from a B movie.
Well, I've had this sort of health problem before and it definitely isn't a pleasant thing. But the fix is very cheap and relatively quick. A few years ago, I was eating my favorite sausage on a regular basis. It turned out that my system wasn't digesting the paper-like skin that is used to make sausage. After awhile, this skin would build up in my colon and completely block all bowel movements. If this ever happens to you, you'll notice that you don't even have the slightest amount of natural gas that everyone expels on a regular basis and of course, you'll also notice that you haven't had a bowel movement for awhile.
The fix? A bottle of Magnesium Citrate. It's either 8 oz. or 10 oz. and is usually in a green glass bottle. It's available at any drug store and I've even bought it at Dollar General. The last time I bought it, the price was about 89 cents. This stuff tastes sort of like Sprite from hell. The best thing to do is just chug the entire bottle at once and get it over with. Follow any instructions that are on the label. Some instructions say to drink a glass of water afterwards to help it along. Actually, just THINKING about drinking a bottle of this stuff gives me cold chills and I'm not joking.
What happens next? Well, I went through this 3 different times until I figured out what was causing my problem. The last time was about a year ago. The first time around, it took at least 8 hours before I felt any effects, but when it came, it really came. The last time, it took about 24 hours. When the stuff finally does its job, you'll have 4 or 5 bowel movements or maybe even more spread out over several hours. The magnesium citrate doesn't upset your stomach or anything. Your bowel movements will be liquid. I actually gave myself an enema each time before I drank the "hell water". This helps it along a little. Those 2-packs of enemas are also very cheap.
As far as I know from my experiences, magnesium citrate cleans your colon out THOROUGHLY. I don't have any pictures or X-rays to prove it, but when those bowel movements finally came, it was a huge relief. I don't see any need for the multitude of costly quack products out there that may or may not even work or may take weeks or months to get any results.
I'm not a medical doctor, so take my advice for what it's worth. Consult your physician if you are having any kind of medical problems. A good, balanced, healthy diet also doesn't hurt any. You're not supposed to drink magnesium citrate on a regular basis and there is probably potential for abuse, but this over-the-counter remedy is generally safe and is hard to beat! It worked for me 3 times.