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Colon Cleanse Products: Good Plan or a Scam?

Updated on July 5, 2011

Systematic Scare Tactics

Parasites. Toxins. Pounds of backed-up fecal matter stewing in your intestines. These are the common reasons the manufacturers of colon cleansers give you to buy their product. Is your fear justified? Or are you simply being manipulated?

Colon cleanse websites like Blessed Herbs, HPS Online, and Dr. Natura, which sells the popular "Colonix" product, contain photo galleries designed to panic the viewer. Accompanied by quotes like, "I can't believe this came out of me," these visual testimonials are some of the most effective advertising I've ever seen. But effective advertising doesn't necessarily indicate an effective product, as consumers too often forget.

Achieving Enlightenment

I agree, the prospects are frightening. But before you fork over hundreds of dollars and sacrifice countless hours with your behind glued to the toilet seat, think skeptically for a moment:

  • I start taking this product.
  • I start passing odd-looking stools.

The logician's immediate reaction would be, what you're putting in your body is, in fact, creating the foul bowel movements.

Browse those picture galleries one more time, then take a critical look at a diagram of your large intestine, such as the cross-section shown at right. The shape is remarkably similar. And since when did your stools have a consistency that allowed them to be hooked over a newspaper or plastic spoon?

Before you write me off as a conspiracy theorist, try this experiment: Take a glass and fill it 1/4 full of water. Add several tablespoons of Metameucil powder, or several of their capsules. Stir and let sit for a day or two. The mixture will settle, then gradually begin to form into a gel, which takes the shape of the glass.

You know what's coming next. Check your favorite colon cleanse product's list of ingredients. More likely than not, one of the first on the list will be some form of psyllium husk, which is, you guessed it, the main component of Metameucil, and many other fiber supplements.

The Truth Will Set You Free

When the spokesperson on the Dual Action Cleanse infomercial tells you he's spent years developing the perfect formula, he's not lying. He has created the perfect formula, but not for cleaning your colon. Colon cleanse products are painstakingly designed to produce visible, horrifying results that will induce the consumer to buy again, and again, and again. Customer satisfaction skyrockets, but does customer health?

The fact is, our bodies are very well designed, whether by an omnipotent Creator or by millenia of evolution, and the colon does its job pretty efficiently on its own. There are cases, like cancer, polyps, and IBS, where additional treatment is necessary, but in general, if you're eating enough fiber and drinking enough water, the most you'll ever need to take in the way of colon cleansing is a simple fiber supplement. And as you can see above, psyllium husk on its own is pretty darn cheap!

So don't waste your money, your time, or your peace of mind. Read up on how to fit more fiber into your diet, pick out a supplement from the list above, and try to appreciate the magical workings of your body. It's the only one you've got.


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      Jos-hua 14 months ago


      I just found, JUST came across this page, today, in April 2106.

      But I see some of our HPS cleansers have already been here in the past and have voiced their opinions clearly.

      I see my website is mentioned in your article. Thanks for the publicity, but in all truth, we're not the ones you want or should be writing about.

      I totally agree with you about scams everywhere.

      It's a big problem on the net... and in life in general. It's motivated by greed.

      As I have written at the website...


      I feel the same about colon cleansing supplement sellers, and equipment sellers. Especially regarding those who sell colon cleansing products claiming that a product can transform health. That's total BS in my books.

      But to call HPS a scam is way out in left field!

      The HPS deep body cleansing program isn't based on products... it's based on educating our clients, it's based on you acquiring skills, and you acquiring self confidence to care for your body and health.

      In the 79,000 posts at our forum you won't find one discussion about products! Not one! That's how immaterial products are to us. We promote skills, not pills.

      Products, colon cleansing products, detox products, herbal dietary products, cannot and do not transform health.

      Furthermore, regarding the legitimacy of HPS I quote from the website...












      BUT WE CAN.








      SO YOU TELL ME...




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      CaliforniaTan 3 years ago

      I purchased the Dr Max Powers 15 Day Cleanse to rid my body of toxic waste build-up. I took it on a Friday night not knowing how it would affect me. After taking the first dose I got a bloated feeling but then it kicked in. I sure eliminated a lot of waste that was built up.

      By the time I was done I had lost 6 pounds. Think about that 6 pounds of waste built up. That was so nasty! I do not take these everyday but once a month do a good cleanse. Sometimes I do take them more often if I feel really backed up.

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      livehealthy 5 years ago


      Have you ever considered that many food supplements and Probiotics aren't classified as drugs because maybe they don't want them to be? If Probiotics really did work it would affect antibiotic usage, if basic grapeseed extract really kills so many bacteria and fungi, it would cut into sales or the monopoly of drugs that do the same but cost much more. By keeping Probiotics as food supplements they can use that to discredit them and allow others to mistrust them very easily. In my opinion the health services do not want to empower us, they do not want us to be too healthy. Are we forgetting that health is still a business?

      If you were making so much money from certified drugs that had been tested, making huge amounts of money from manufacturing antibiotics, would you certify a natural product that was cheap and meant less need for antibiotics?

      If you were becoming rich from a certain illness, would you support and encourage certification of a cure that cost very little and came from the oil of a popular plant?

      It is a fact that antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria yet hardly any Doctors will tell you to try Probiotic supplements to increase your friendly bacteria, why is this? In the very least, they could inform a patient about the risks of both antibiotics and Probiotics.

      Take this as an example, a woman was prescribed antibiotics, each time the infection returned she was prescribed more. On the sixth occasion, the Doctor suggested she tried Probiotics, why didn't he tell her anything about this in the first place?

      Why didn't he explain that antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria?. In other words, why didn't the Doctor empower the patient?

      If she took Probiotics in the first place, she could have avoided that. I think the important factor is lack of empowerment and options.

      I used to think the whole supplement and Probiotics industry was a total scam until I tried some and after a few days, my issue almost vanished completely. You talk about how clever the human body is but unless you live naturally in the long-term, your natural defenses may need extra help. A lot of the ingredients and friendly bacteria in supplements would never be needed if we had an ongoing healthy lifestyle but due to work, convenience food, stress, processed salty dishes and lack of time, we eat processed food, crops are stripped of prebiotics and and friendly bacteria. Add to this consumption of excess sugar and sometimes the body's very clever system is simply not enough. Once the balance is too severely out, eating a few yogurts a day will not suffice and leaving the body to its own devices is like fighting a losing battle.

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      Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Kim, it would seem to me that you should change your diet, then. Eat more fresh fruit & veg and whole grains.

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      kim 5 years ago

      I sometimes am unable to poop for 3days so your comment on the human body taking care of it's job is not a true statement. Our diets today are very hard on the bowls and are in need of some help.

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      hammadfpe 5 years ago

      I thank you so much for your site. If you get enough fiber in your diet your colon will "cleanse" it self every six days. By fiber I believe it should be coming from whole foods and not a fiber supplement. With the whole foods you get all of the nutrients your body needs. I have IBS and went on a regimen low dose magnesium citrate to get things moving and phased in a diet high in fiber. I have been feeling great since. I think I need to create a formula that mostly has psyllium fiber and charge a whole lot of money off of gullible people.

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      Adam 5 years ago

      Finally I found a rationally and critically thinking woman! Wow. After this statement some explanation is needed: I seldom find a female who prefers logic over magical thinking, rationality over woo woo. I must add I am currently a student in the health field. I am not saying that all men are rational and logical. Far from it. But with women the percentage must be around 98%! Thank you for being one of the 2%! Cheers!

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      Kali 5 years ago

      There are many products available and some of them do provide great benefits. However its necessary to take into consideration that some people have bowel irregularity and even with daily consumption of fruits and vegetables theire digestive system is compromised, maybe because of a history of abuse or hereditary. I'm a health practitioner and I specialize in helping people restoring their digestive health. I work with people that eliminate daily and those that may elimate once a week. The goal is to help my clients consume more live fruits, vegetables and drink water daily and many people struggle with this so a fiber supplement and colonic may benefit them. I see so many people release tons of hard fecal matter even after trying the best supplements. It's always our responsibility to research products that make claims and research our doctors, clinices, wellness centers, etc... Unfortunately there are scams out there but I do know their are pros and cons to some supplements and psyllium alone isn't always the best for everyone so people need options. It is cheap, especially in bulk at the health food store but fruit and vegetables are even healthier but tell that to someone that only has a bowel movement once every 10 days! It happens more oftent than you know and that's when I come in to help those who need it most.

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      Cristy Powell 5 years ago

      Maxine, I suggest for your intestinal woes to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice every morning (at least). I ended up on this site because I had banana, blueberry & apple juice for dinner last night and passed 4 pounds of rope-like stool this morning. (Weird to be sharing that with strangers!) I learned long ago that eating grains or fruit in combination with meats causes digestion to slow and, consequently, fermentation, compaction and/or putrefaction to occur in the bowels. This has made all the difference.

      As to the rest of this, yes, I believe that some of the ingredients in these colon-cleansing products are superfluous, perhaps even dangerous. But I also know that cleaning the digestive tract helped me to lose over 50 pounds, allowed discovery of gluten allergy, and has just generally made me feel better--from clear skin to less aches and pains and more energy. I only add ginger, garlic, and flaxseed to the fruit and veggie juice and, occasionally, a detox tea with burdock and dandelion root. In my humble opinion, one might need no more than these to achieve fantastically effective digestion and improved health overall.

      Enough said. Thanks for reading.

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      actually qualified 5 years ago

      i know the hps-online guy. it's a scam. he drinks, smokes and has bad teeth. he has psychological problems and just cares about the money.

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      Maxine 5 years ago

      This is in answer to skeptic.

      Have you ever had severe compaction? Have you everexperienced the feeling of not eliminating your colon for over a week?

      If you have, then I apologise for doubting your integrity.

      I however, know how this feels. I would whole-heartedly wish to be able to defecate regularly. When doctors have told me it is normal not to defecate at least three times a week, I have said in return, 'what happens to the rest of the food waste?' They say it is dealt with.

      When I have not had a bowel movement for over a week. I can tell you. It is not 'dealt with'. I so wish with all my heart it was.

      My life is dictated by my bowel and colon. I am afraid to take constipation tablets when I know I have to go to work the next morning for obvious reasons.

      I want to live a normal life. Anyone with knowledge of how to achieve this would be truly appreciated!


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      Burt Backapack 5 years ago

      I took the products you recommended,and as a result I lost my ass.

      My lawyers have advised me to sue.

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      ParisParis 5 years ago

      No two people are the same, but I've always had a sensitive stomach and have never had any problems taking The Lady Soma Fiber Cleanse over the last few months. I initially purchased a bottle as part of a new fitness regimen, and my results were regular and ... voluminous. (The first few days were particularly ... productive.) Never any diarrhea, never any bloating. Just the best digestive health and regularity of my life, though keep in mind I'm pairing its use with better diet and regular exercise. Can't recommend this stuff highly enough.

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      Skeptic 5 years ago

      People are morons. Unless a doctor prescribes a medicine for a medical condition, just eat healthy.

      The entire nutraceutical/supplement/probiotic industry is a scam. Not a conspiracy theorist, just a realist and skeptic. If ANY of these products actually had a beneficial effect, they would be classified as drugs. That's the law in the USA. By definition, a "supplement" is something that cures no disease, has no medically verifiable effects, has not been tested, and is banned from making any health claims. SO....."cleansing" your colon has became a marketing tool because it skirts the law -- cleansing isn't a health claim, it isn't a treatment, it isn't anything.

      Colon cleanse, are you kidding? Sit on a bar of soap if you're concerned about the cleansing of your colon.

      What's really puzzling is that people who are concerned about what's going inside their bodies are NOT concerned about buying something off an infomercial and consuming it.

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      Leah 5 years ago

      First Of All... Whenever I read any article on line .. I always looks for the credentials of the person whom is writing the article. In this case Maddie.. tells me nothing! Secondly.. there are many colon cleansing nay sayers/skeptics out there. I read an article just before this one from a surgeon. The medical doctors and those affiliated with the profession, as well as those who do not believe in anything more then the drugs the doctors give to you. If you search You Tube..and on line carefully.. you will see pictures from colon cleanses and they are graphic. The gunk.. that is like tar and liver in slabs as well as stones of all shapes and colors that come out of your body from a colon cleanse.. don't lie! IF you are the type whom chooses to leave it there and listen to the AMA docs.. who in theory want the money.. aka .. you to become sick and go to them for pills and surgeries and above all else chemo and radiation.. then by all means do nothing. But.. I rather rid myself of toxin build up that can cause cancer in the body. No matter what is being lied to us about.. the colon is not a self cleaning system. Neither is the liver and kidney's. We must take care of our bodies naturally.. then and only then will we prevent diseases and not need to see the doctors or become dependent upon them. They are drug and chemo pushers for the money! Also.. the toxic build up in your colon that gets cakes onto the walls.. does over the years smells as it decays more and more. Like tar on a wall. Only.. its your colon wall. If you are having intimate sex and your partner is in that area with his or her mouth.. man or woman.. that is distasteful, disrespectful, and above all gross. It should matter and is embarrassing. As is the smell when you poop if your not cleansing your colon ever so many months. Also.. there are parasites and worms that won't leave if you don't as well..because they enjoy feeding off this gunk. Yeast as well. There will be mucus coming out with a foul odor also. Again.. not sanitary or healthy. I do agree.. not all colon cleaners are alike. You have to do your research. I looked up the consumer reports to see which are top rated. I also found a gently herbal one somewhere that is not as abrasive. Others on here also suggested some. Its all about trial and error. Everyone should do colon cleanses for many reasons its beneficial. Also.. everyone should have a high colonic/colon irrigation as well.. which will help with constipation. Also.. a fast.. like the Master Burroughs. Get his book. This cleanse can be done up to 30-40 days for more severe health problems. It helped Robin Quivers of her health problems. Your body needs a break now and then from eating/food. Fast and pray. Its good for the soul. Also..I seen on You Tube .. Baking soda can shrink colon tumors. This doctor in Italy found this to be true. OF course the USA and AMA would not want to hear this.. because there is too much profit to be made. Take high enemas... buy an enema kit OR spill out a fleet enema and make an enema of baking soda and distilled water.. do this twice a day. This doctor in Italy said colon tumors/growths are a fungus and baking soda kills them. Try Tong Tom Tam on You Tube.. He cures cancer. The AMA wanted to shut him up. Because do you know how many doctors would go out of business and the drugs for chemo and expenses of radiation and surgeries.. if everyone knew and spread the (Truth).. So.. many that wall streets stocks would crash the market.. and doctors would be let go or close up practices. Big pharma is ties into lobbyist and corporations. They help fund this. Also.. a report by a University stated that more doctors would never take chemo or give it to their family members, that speaks volumns. My mothers doctor had her on Lipator.. which has at least 15 bad side effects.. including liver damage and kidney damage. She had 11 of 15 side effects. I took her off it.. she is now on Co enzyme Q 10 400 mgs.. once a day and is doing fine. The doctors she went to were killing her slowly. I had more sense. I stepped up and was an active part in her care. They wanted to give her chemo. I helped cure her cancer with tea that shrink cancer. Two of three tumors are now gone. One last one shrank and remains. Get the book on Amazon.. Back To Eden by Jethro Kloss. He had proof he cured cancer with his methods. The AMA said they were not interested in knowing or hearing of it. Because the drugs are what they believe in. All medicines start out as plants. Plants and herbs heal naturally. The AMA and FDA put chemicals into these plants which create toxins and poisons and make worse things happen in your body. The recalls for drugs are on TV all the time. Don't believe the doctors! Listen to your own body. My mother would have been dead by now.. had I not been interested in natural cures and herbs. Also.. study herbs. Tumeric kills all kinds of cancers and tumors. The FDA/AMA now is onto this.. BUT they will take their chemicals that are toxic and add it to turmeric and call it a cure. When turmeric can do the trick alone in its natural state. They will make a mint off this and profit and so will wall street and the docs. Whom.. by the way get kick backs from the companies that sell them the drugs to give them to us. Don't be so gullible and fast to take pills the doc give you. Go to Dr. Lorraine's web page. She had a Severe... breast cancer. She learned to cure herself naturally. She shows pictures. If you see the pictures.. this is from chemo and radiation. She is alive and well today and did it naturally. Foods can reverse cancer. Cancer can be reversed. The doctors try to scare you into treatment and medications. That is how they make their money. They hate people like me who believe in natural cures. I believe doctors are for emergencies and necessary surgeries is all I go for. My mother and grandmother never had a GYN appointment in their lives. Both lived long. Mother still living. Cancer is the biggest scam in the US..and its over diagnosed which leads me to wonder. I seen the herbs cure cancer.. I heard of many types of healers and healing naturally. Including Theta Healing. It all works. You just have to find the right combination for you. It is a known fact.. people who get cancer.. live less longer..with chemo and radiation.. then those who never had chemo and radiation and handled it naturally. You Tube has testimonies. Purify your blood with enemas in Back to Eden Revised it tells you how. Cancer can't live with purified blood. Also... take wheat grass shots. Juice them.. they help fight cancer. Baking soda has cured some cancers. You Tube. Also.. cancer patients run up medical bills and file bankruptcy like crazy. Hundreds of thousands of dollars. But.. herbs can run up many hundreds.. even one grand .. but not all at once. It's a lot cheaper. Chemo wakes up doormat tumors. It kills the good cells that don't grow back. The doctors don't even care how old you are.. they will take a chemo patient at 80-90 and above for profit. They don't care how weak their immune systems are as they age. They don't care how bad their kidneys and heart are. I see it all the time. Its merciless! Its a big time money making business. You can have an elective bi lateral masectomy which increases your life span over 90% ahead of time. So does a hysterectomy.. saving the ovaries. Your best off to do this ahead of time.. and save the worries. Eat healthy.. many veggies and fruits. God Bless.

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      Anonymous 5 years ago

      What do you think of Dr. Oz's 48 Hour Cleanse?

      This is purported to be a much more natural way to release toxins. If you have done it please let me know how the 48 hr cleanse turns out. how did you fare? do you feel better? did you lose any weight? feel less bloated? experience any gas(sauerkraut, prunes). please keep us posted.

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      Joanne 5 years ago

      I'm 60 years old. Just got a sigmoidoscopy and a colonoscopy to remove 2 polyps, and guess what??? My colon is pretty pink, with absolutely NO ugly stuff in there. I could watch the procedure on the screen as the dr worked. I do not do cleanses or colonics of any kind. Even during the laxative combined with fasting preparation for the procedure, there was nothing ugly coming out of my colon. Just the poo you expect to see. Lol.... So I do firmly believe all that gunk they tell you is in there is a scam. I'll never ever do a cleanse. Now... I do believe in probiotics though.

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      happypooper 5 years ago

      Wow! And I thought Colon Blow was a rip-off. I'm glad I don't pay any attention to late-night infomercials.

      But yeah, just use plain psyllium husk from the drugstore, with LOTS of water. It's a helluva lot cheaper, and does the same thing, because it is the same thing. You can supplement that with a capsule of cascara sagrada if you like... also cheap at the drugstore.

      It is essential that you drink plenty of water with the psyllium, as it is hydrophilic. If you don't mix it with enough water, you can choke on it. It also attracts water as it passes through your digestive tract (which can make it useful for a bout of disentery, turning the water into sort of a slurry). Once, I swallowed capsules filled with psyllium, and neglected to drink enough water. The psyllium passed through, but it was hard and pellet-like, and I had great difficulty shitting. Let my mistake be a lesson to you.

      Using psyllium has never eliminated huge quantities of fecal matter built up over months or years, because I don't have backed up fecal matter. All this stuff does is keep things moving a little faster and easier, which is a good thing.

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      poopy 5 years ago

      upon autopsy , we do not find 5 -15 lbs of un-passed fecal matter. It would have been noted years ago -

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      Live&letlive 5 years ago

      If you get the same results from colonic irrigation, then how can it be the products? I don't see why people are so upset by others taking colon cleansers? If it makes you feel better for whatever reason, then what is the problem.

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      Vanessa Rojas 5 years ago

      I have told every doctor to f**k off cause unfortunately they really dk what they are saying.. Colonix is NONGMO and is what pretty much saved my have to take it as you feel it.. I guess the only way to know is to experience it. I'm sorry but I am very very sick and have tried every product out there. Im in the process of naturally healing. Anyone here needs to watch FOOD MATTERS!! piratebay youtube anything! I bet the first 5 MINUTES will have you re-thinking these stupid doctors.. NOT ALL of them are and its the education system not their intentions.. the body heals itself..we are what we eat.. Im all organic and with the cleansing i have reduced my candida which is the MAIN cause of cancer.. but they wont tell you that here in Americunt... SPREAD LOVE!

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      Idiots... 5 years ago

      Anyone saying they are legitimate is nothing short of retarded. Ive heard several reputable doctors on raidio/television explaining exactly what was said in this article, its a scam

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      Jeremy 5 years ago

      I gave a quick post earlier. I'm still basically a jock at 47 and take care of myself, not perfect, but pretty good. However, I now have Acid Reflux which I was diagnosed in 2004. I think it was brought on because I was eating lots of meat (which I luv) in a 2-3 month period at a particular restaurant. I had given myself an enema which I think saved me in 2004 because I was in so much pain and discomfort. The Doctor just gave me asyphx (spelling) for the heartburn. Other than that, he didn't help me at all. The enema made lots of ugly smelling gunk come out of me and I felt so much better. Why didn't the doctor tell me this? I had done a research paper on the Mayan's and they were firm believers in enemas.

      But, i hate doing the enema's because you need time and privacy which is very hard if you have a family. Also, I am worried I might doing something "Wrong" and injure myself.

      In 2007, I was working out and eating well and still had this BLOATED stomach and wanted to do something about it. I found Dr. Natura on the internet and gave it a try. For me, it worked immediately making me take healthy big healthy dumps, like when I was a teenager. I became less gassous and didn't have to use tons of TP every time I have a BP. My waistline went down, energy went up, and, of all things, my toe fungus started to clear. I finished the 30 day (plus 10 days I think) and it got me in good shape. I took again this year (2011) because my BP's were bad and I became bloated again. Again, my waist got smaller and bloatness has gone. I didn't see anything crazy come out of me, some weird BP's and foul smell. Yes, my diet was not good that brought this one. I just need a tune up.

      One thing the instructions do not say is careful of doing cardio in morning after taking the drink. I think because I low on water and it I had a bad day with my stomach. You probably should wait about 2 hours after taking the Colonix mix before doing the work out. I will plan on using this program again when the time comes. I used it as oil change. No, this not a fake testimonial. I read all these post and, yes, probably does not work for everyone. For me, it did. And, yes, I should probably eat healthier on a consistent basis, but I become sinful and I bloat and have bad erratic BP's, get a tune up. I still may get a good colon hydro cleaning next month. It makes feel great even though I hate doing them.

      Good luck everyone out there!

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      Jeremy 5 years ago

      Used Dr. Natura twice. Work well for me.

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      Blaine 5 years ago


      Sorry for the late post. I've been on vacation.

      I only had one day of headaches and perhaps that was (as stated in the Colonix info) that if you don't drink enough water you may get headaches. The program was really quite easy. It took about 14 days before I saw real results.

      Thanks for the post Jake. I will definitely try Toxinout now that I am done with the initial cleanse. And yes, I forgot to mention the lack of a true need for toilet paper. I felt lighter too...just didn't know of a better way to describe t other than "lighter."

      Great post. I definitely stand behind your thoughts on this after completing a 30 day program by the book.



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      Jake 5 years ago

      Wow, longest thread ever. After reading the first year or two of posts I've decided to chime in for the potential benefit of any individuals on the fence about ordering the Dr. Natura products.

      I've ordered the Colonix and Toxinout programs about 4 times over the years. Sometimes I have ordered a three month supply, sometimes only 1 month. Additionally I have ordered single products like the Flora Protect probiotics, fiber, and toxinout outside of the full program once I have learned their effects. I have also experimented widely with cheaper similar products from my health food store - psyllium, parasite cleanses, liver cleanses etc. etc.

      The Colonix and Toxinout products work. It is not a scam.

      It is worth the money to get a 2 or 3 month supply every year or so depending on how bad you eat - even though they are almost prohibitively expensive. I've tried to simulate the Dr. Natura programs by putting together cheaper ingredients to save money, but it does not match the benefits of doing the programs every now and then.

      A little background: I've been eating mostly organic since 2003. I'm very knowledgeable about all that stuff and the whole alternative health thing that goes with it. But every couple of months, I might slip up and kind of binge on fast food and other bad food, smoking cigarettes and otherwise living hard for a couple weeks or months. It only takes a couple of weeks to feel a massive effect on my overall health, energy level, and digestive function.

      I have learned at this point that whenever I decide to get back on track, it's best to start off with some kind off cleanse (primarily digestive related at least), and if I have the money I know the the Dr. Natura stuff is the best bang for the buck. I'm not the type of person that would repeatedly spend hundreds of dollars on this stuff if it did not do what I wanted it to.

      In the posts I read previously, the "psyllium gelling action" and the "pink colon walls of the colonoscopy" seem to be the two most cited proofs that this is a scam and I've seen I lot of posters turned away from trying the products because of posts citing these things.

      So to address this (and excuse me if this gets a little graphic or personal): Yes psyllium does gel. If I take a double dose of the fiber and don't really eat anything except some fruit, I will have a weird shaped bowel movement that can probably be directly attributed to the psyllium. However, it is completely remote from the pictures in the testimonials on that site. I personally haven't ever had ones like that on the program and I've also never passed any visble parasites that I know of - but that's not why I do it.

      Regarding colonoscopy: my mom also cited this as a reason for not believing in this type of colon cleanse. She has had digestive trouble for years and still does to the point of not being able to eat much, and yet she had a colonoscopy done and it was as others in this thread have and clean.

      My reasoning is this, there must be a limit to how far that camera can go up in your guts and what we a really talking about here is the upper colon or wherever you liver enters the equation. The liver is one of the most important organs to keep clean and flowing and also the organ that will secret all the protective mucus and bile to protect the colon capillaries from bad toxic food and waste. It is important to clean the the entire digestive system from end to end. I have done high water or coffee enemas and it doesn't come close to the colonix program.

      All I can tell someone on the fence who is considering the Dr. Natura colonix program is this: Although I have never had incredibly dramatic BM's like in the pictures or passed parasites that I know of, I could definitely tell it was working on multiple levels. Feeling cleaner, lighter, emptier, etc. are subjective and could be put off a placebo. More concrete is the fact that after 2 or three weeks, you can wipe your butt, but nothing comes off on the toliet paper - the paper remains completely white. After you cleansed long enough and as long as you eat pretty well after you cleanse, this effect with last for some time. It eliminates the need to wipe your butt after eliminating! (Although I still recommend wiping :-)

      The thing that sold me completely was this: I was towards the end of a three month cleanse on the colonix and toxinout. I was feeling really good, more energy, better skin, extremely regular and easy bowel movements, etc. etc. I sat down and binged on almost a whole box of organic white Ritz type crackers (the crackers were completely white). A couple of hours later, I had a bm that looked exactly like the crackers except chewed up - there was no change of color AT ALL! completely white. I know this is a little graphic and maybe silly but what it illustrates is achieveing a direct digestive flow, a bowel movement for every meal you eat and it should look pretty much like that meal. Instead of having a delay of hours, days, weeks between what you eat and always having it look the same or the same color. Very important. And this is just the basic foundation element - the first step to cleansing. Just getting the sewer cleaned out so you can start on everything else.

      I didn't notice anyone mentioning the "Toxinout" program which I very highly recommend. I've had amazing results doing 2-3 months every year or so with this. I was a chain smoker for 10 years and after my first 3 months it restored my circulation and my feet were warm again.

      This post is already too long to explain what it does but I encourage anyone interested to research "chelation" especially "oral chelation" and to may try a product like the Toxinout or Life Glow Plus for at 2 or three months.

      This stuff isn't quackery. It works and not just in a subtle way. I've have experienced it myself.

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      nadia 5 years ago

      Blain, first of all congrats on pulling through. It must have been very hard. Secondly sorry i didn't reply been bit busy. But overall it took a while for your body to really kick in right? Or was it ok overall? And the headaches do not seem very safe lol that must have got annoying?

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      blaine 6 years ago

      Back...and finished with my 30 day program.

      Jamie. There is probably truth the fact that a lot of what you poop is the fiber and whatnot of what you are taking in. However, not all of what comes out is. The "stringy" stuff that I had was probably a result of what I was taking in, but it also looked as though it was pulling other stuff with it -- which is how I think it works. There were multiple colors and textures, so I don't think that it was just what I took in.

      Here is my take after completing the program.

      I feel like I have more energy. I have lost 7 pounds and my clothes fit a little looser than before. I feel lighter - not sure how to explain that. I do feel healthier. Perhaps, as some people say, this entire thing is a scam and you poop out what you take in and the feeling better part is just your brain expecting to feel better and so you do...but I don't buy that. As I stated before, the intake would not be all of what came out. There was some really weird stuff there. Nothing like the "Christmas lights" as seen on the ads, but nonetheless I had different stuff than normal and attached to what was most likely what I took in was some weird looking, multi-colored stuff.

      The big question is, would I do this again. My answer is yes...and I probably will. I have been eating much better and exercising regularly for the past 5 years, drinking lots of water daily and have cut out a lot of the crap (soda, processed food, etc) perhaps my results were not as drastic as those on the ads. However, I did have some results and I do feel better. Would I do this system every 3 or 6 months? Probably not. But I think I will do it once a year just to clean out.

      So, yeah, I would recommend this to a friend. I'm pretty satisfied with my results given my current and recent eating habits. If you have bad constipation issues or you feel as though you eat a lot of processed foods and drinks, I would say try it. I felt better and I don't usually take that stuff in. It's $80 and I would do it again. I will do it again this time next year.

      Let me know if you have any questions. I'm more than happy to answer them!

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      Jamie 6 years ago

      Blaine, thanks for your very informative reports. =) I am curious if what you are...pooping, for lack of better words is what you think you may be taking in on a daily basis or if you are thinking it's refuse that has stayed within your system...if that's possible? I've read it's not really a thing that happens, but who knows, you know?

      Good luck on your journey!

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      blaine 6 years ago

      Day 21, 22, and 23.

      Sorry for the late responses. Work has been busy and I was out of town over the weekend.

      Nothing major to report on Day 21 or 22. One large BM on each day (late morning) with "goodies" in them (i.e. pieces of hardened/tire-like material). Monday, Day 23 saw 2 VERY large BMs that ran the color spectrum again. I haven't weighed myself at all during this process but I can tell you that my pants are fitting a bit looser. I wouldn't say I am down a size or anything, but I definitely notice a difference in comfort.

      Day 24 now and thus far nothing as far as BMs go. I am giving myself a bit more than a scoop of the fiber now. I'd say about 1 and a third or a hair more. Still sticking to the 4 caps in the AM and Kleritea every other night.

      More to come!


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      blaine 6 years ago


      Thanks for the feedback. I am eating and I haven't wavered from my daily intake at all. That was the main reason I went with this program because the "fasting" programs, I have read anyway, make you very weak since you are not really taking in essential vitamins and minerals. I have a 22 month old toddler so I can't be weak/tired on account of cleaning out my insides :) I would definitely say I feel cleaned out and "lighter" though I haven't weighed myself or anything but I do feel a bit lighter if that makes sense. I feel cleaner and I do feel like I have more energy. I only had one very strange BM a few days ago. The others have been pretty much normal, though the amount of substance in my BMs is a bit more than normal. But the Kleritea helps with that. The Kleritea does contain Senna and even though I didn't really have "going" problems before I started this program, I would say that the Kleritea has helped get the hardy/stringy stuff out. BM Color and texture is a bit different than normal, but there really hasn't been anything like the crazy christmas lights you see in the pictures. Stacey, I've been sleeping fine minus the occasional toddler crying in the night. The Kleritea doesn't make me get up in the middle of the night to go, but I do feel the need pretty much 10-15 minutes after I wake up.

      Day 19 and 20.

      A lot of the same. yesterday (day 19) I had two large was multi-colored which I thought to be a bit strange though I am getting used to it. They both looked a bit "stringy" though that is a bad description. I would say something between normal and string cheese? Sorry for being so graphic.

      Day 20 (today) started with a large BM that was about the same texture as yesterday. There is definitely some "old" material that came out. I think my body, which I have a stomach of steel, is slowly peeling the crud out. It hasn't been all at once, but each BM seems to have small bits and pieces of crud mixed in...hence the multi-color.

      Anyway, I am happy to know that you all are following and my experience is helping to make a decision on whether you should try this out or not. I'll keep updating daily and I'll post up something again today if anything crazy happens.


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      Stacey 6 years ago

      I'm reading it.... keep going. I have trouble getting a full nights rest and feel tired all the time. How have you been sleeping?

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      Jamie 6 years ago

      Blaine, was reading your results. Interesting! I didn't see whether you were eating during all this or not? Surely you are, since you are on day 17 now! So do you feel cleaned out? Is the tea you are drinking made of senna? I have been using Smooth Move the past month, because I am tired of chronic constipation. =\

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      blaine 6 years ago

      Day 15 and 16.

      Both days were normal. One BM per day which was fairly decent in size, but no stringy, tire-like material.

      I am continuing with my normal intake (4 caplets and a heaping scoop of fiber) as directed and drinking tons of water every day. No cramping, no bloating. Nothing. I think I have a bit more energy than usual but I'm not sure if I can measure that accurately or not.

      So far on day 17 there was one pretty large BM, but again, no major weirdness associated with it.

      More to come.

      Is anyone out there in web land reading this and seeing how Colonix is(n't) working for me? If not I can stop posting my every day Colonix journal and just post if something weird, crazy or abnormal happens...


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      blaine 6 years ago

      Day 13 and the start of Day 14.

      Yesterday was quite interesting. I should call Goodyear tires because they might be interested in the radial-like material leaving my system. Two movements yesterday were both rather small, but the density and texture was a bit scary. Chocolate toffee is the best way to describe it. It almost had to be pulled with the TP in order to "drop" as it should. Maybe I should steep my keritea even longer for better ease. Even if the nay-sayers say that this is just the husk and fiber that is coming out in this format... I would say that this is how it is working. It attaches to the walls and then as it is pushed out it is grabbing the old goodies with it...because the color and texture does not look like the gelatinous concoction that appears when doing the glass and water test.

      Anyway, the two BMs were relatively small yesterday and I am wondering if today will be more of that or if there will be more. I'll let you know. The two movements were about 12 inches long and very thin. No worms or anything of that nature, but again, very toffee-like.

      Hopefully a lot more of that will make its way out.


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      blaine 6 years ago

      End of Day 11 yesterday. Normal BM in the late morning but then I had some pretty hard cramps around 2:00PM. They gave way to a bit of gas, but nothing solid came from them. Keritea in the evening.

      Early morning on Day 12 (today) and I feel some growling and churning going on in there. I didn't have my normal morning movement yet. Maybe this is "the one" that changes everything? We'll see...


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      blaine 6 years ago

      End of Day 10.

      Took my 4 pills and a full scoop of the fiber yesterday. One large BM in the AM (normal) and then another in the afternoon (average/normal). Skipped the tea in the evening since I am on an every other day schedule. I'll have more tea tonight. Thus far, no ropes, and only one "stringy" BM. According to other testimonials I should start seeing dramatic results today or tomorrow.

      More reporting tonight or if something happens before then.



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      blaine 6 years ago

      Day 8 and 9.

      Day 8 was fine. One normal BM in the AM. Nothing to report.

      Day 9 was OK, though there was no BM at all today. I feel rumblings going on, nut nothing "pressing." I am steeping my tea right now and will be drinking that and going to bed soon. The last time I had no BM, it was followed the next day with several BMs that were all different in consistency. We'll see what happens.


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      blaine 6 years ago

      Middle of Day 7.

      OK, so things are changing. 3 BMs thus far today (and that doesn't mean I've been sitting on the pot all day - they have been quick and easy). One fairly large one early this morning - that of normal texture/density. About 2 hours later, basically water came out, but only a small amount. Very green in color. My stomach was growling a bit like it was either hungry or processing). It is just after lunch now and, well, BM #3 was very dark and stringy is all I can say. I refuse to take pictures of poo, but I definitely see something resembling a bit more like the early results others have had. So far, I have to say I feel fine, no headaches or stomach cramps or anything and the timetable for "changes" seems to be echoing that of others who have tried this. If this continues, I believe I will start to see longer strands in the next couple of days.

      Anyway, if there is more to report today then I will log back on. I am off of the tea tonight and will be back on the tea tomorrow as I am now on an every-other-day schedule.

      Ta for now.


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      blaine 6 years ago

      Day 6.

      I started my 4 capsules and1 full scoop of fiber today. Surprisingly, I had no BMs today, not even with the 25 minute steeped tea last night. Not sure what the deal is with that or if that is normal before the rubbery ropes start or not :) We'll see. Finished my tea and I am going to bed.


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      blaine 6 years ago

      End of Day 5.

      Today was interesting. My stomach was definitely working on something in there. Lots of growling and moaning. I also noticed yesterday and again today that my hands are really dry. This wasn't the case a few days ago, especially since we have had very humid and hot weather here. I'm not sure if the dry skin thing is a side effect of de-toxifying or not. Throwing it out there though. Two BMs today both fairly loose. I just finished my tea, which I had boiled the water and tossed the tea bag in and then started surfing the web and forgot about it. So it steeped for about 25 minutes. I drank it I may have to go in the middle of the night.

      Anyway, tomorrow I double up my cap and fiber intake. More tomorrow!


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      blaine 6 years ago

      End of Day 4.

      One standard BM mid morning and then another in the afternoon which was a bit watery. Not sure what that was about or if it is related to the program. Other than that, no issues. Sippin' my tea and heading to bed. Tomorrow is my last day on the 2 pills and 1/2 scoop of fiber. Watch this space for any new events...

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      Blaine 6 years ago

      End of Day 3.

      One standard BM this morning thanks to the Keritea. Other than a slight feeling of light-headedness, all is fine and normal. Nothing out of the ordinary thus far. Two more days and I up my dosage on both the morning capsuls as well as the fiber intake. Until then, we'll see if anything happens.


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      Blaine 6 years ago

      Day two.

      Very slight headache today even though I am drinking lots of water. Had to go soon after getting up, but all was normal. Finishing my tea and going to bed. So far, the subtle changes for the first couple of days mentioned by others is about the same (i.e. slight headache and the Keritea had me going sooner in the AM than normally. Maybe day three will follow suit. I'll post again tomorrow evening.


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      Liberated 6 years ago

      It is fine to question the validity and effectiveness of the wide array of products being offered to us to free us of all ills but I can honestly say I cured myself of chronic IBS, and food intolerances which were making my life unbearable. My colon was full of parasites and impacted fecal matter from years of contipation. My body literally was toxic. This had side effects of dibilitating depression, fatigue, pain, and a whole host of other ailments. I was told by health care professionals "Maybe you just need to accept that you will never be well". Well I proved them wrong and I am now 40lbs lighter in the best shape of my life, free of all previous symptoms and I can now eat anything I want without negative consequences. It look a few years of perseverance and utilising numerous techniques and strategies but I absolutely can say that the Blessed Herb Colon Cleansing Kit and Internal Cleansing Kit contributed to me becoming well. It is important to also mention that NOTHING will cure you if you don't also take 100% responsibility for your health and well being. The cleanse was only one thing that I used to start my road to ultimate health but it was a HUGE kick start that helped me change everythign. I also want to point out the following: the whole metamucil / psylium husk argument makes no sense - I challenge you to take metamucil and/or psylium husk and see what comes out of your body compared to what comes out when you use a well prepared herbal cleanse programme - there is no comparason and the results to your physical and mental health, energy and long lasting sense of well being are proof enough for me. I am free after 20 years of ill health and a sense of hopelessness. I am living again and loving it!

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      Blaine 6 years ago

      OK, Day one is done. Took my two capsuls in the AM and the half scoop of fiber. No news to report. Just finished my tea and I am going to bed. I'll post back if anything happens...

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      Nadia 6 years ago

      wow! you all have alot to say lol. Blaine, yes please! if anything im very interested to see how it goes for you :) me personally, from what you have all said, it doesn't sound any different from the types of cleanses ive tried, hydrotherapy and the sea salt water flush. both worked the same way and from the lovely, lovely descriptions you all have given lol it really doesn't seem any different? maybe its just me? i am planning on buying a product soon myself a little scared as ive never really wanted to do it through a product but i cant seem to keep up drinking that horrible sea salt! so a pill will just be easier. that honestly is the only reason why i want to go to a product instead of the "natural" way. but for those who either fear it maybe a scam or would rather not spend your money on a product, reasearch the Sea Salt Water flush. if you can manage to drink it for 3-14days then try it lol i wish you all luck! and myself :) x

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      Blaine 6 years ago

      Hi. I just bought Colonix and it is scheduled to arrive today (Friday, May 20). I bought this product for the internal cleansing as I am active, healthy, eating well (now anyway) and have regular bowel movements (usually once daily). I will post back here once I start with any differences, bad or good, from taking this 30 day program. I am a male, aged 39. I eat well, weighing 180 pounds and am 5'11" tall. I exercise regularly, watch what I eat, and currently drink 1-2 liters of water a day. For me, the real reason I am trying this is to feel better internally, have more energy and have a better feeling that the junk and processed crap I used to eat the first 25-30 years of my life isn't still lingering around in there. Other than overall daily fatigue, I really don't have any major health issues.

      So, if you want a non-biased opinion from someone on whether this product works (at least for me) I am more than happy to post here just how it is helping (or not) with anything, whether I pass ropes or not, and if I feel better and more energetic (or not) after taking this product as stated on the directions. I won't change my current diet, nor will I change my work outs or anything else. Watch this space for results...


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      polyanthus 6 years ago

      Since my gallbladder was removed in 1985, I cannot eat enough soluble and insoluble fibers or enzymes or colon cleanser or exercise or whatever that works to achieve intestinal health. I'm not giving up hope, but I'm sure fed up with trying....

      Is there anyone in this forum who has had gallbladder removal that can offer me advice on this subject? Thank you!

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      Hay-penny 6 years ago

      Meanwhile, I have read every comment posted from 3 years ago all the way to the last one. Clearly, most of the products work for some people and not for others. Colon cleansing works more dramatically for some and not for others. We'll all admit that a good natural diet and plenty of water and fresh air are a good idea. It's a shame that people have a job working for a particular company, to find these threads and comment on them in order to sell their own product! But it's nice that the rest of us can share info.

      If anyone's listening anymore.... what happened to the original questions which I read all these comments for: what do people think about the product Oxy-Powder?????? Has anyone out there used it?

      I have done a cleanse a number of times that involves taking some herbs, etc, and then taking some Castor Oil on the last day, and I'm trying to find a good substitute for that because I've read there are dangers in taking Castor Oil internally, same as Magnesium Citrate, and even Epsom Salts. You can OD on these items. So what's the safest thing to take? Is Oxy-Powder any good?

      I wish Marcy had written back. I wanted to hear what happened to her after she used the Colonix. :)

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      vibratör 6 years ago

      The psyllium does gelaninate in the intestines ;)

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      Kimberly 6 years ago

      I wonder if anyone else has noticed that all of the pro-Colonix posts came in "bursts" or "waves" of, say, 3 or 4 in a row... and then none for a few months? A little fishy, I think.

      I tend to also agree that Maddie wasn't claiming colon cleansing products don't work. On the contrary, she inadvertently claims they DO work by stating their results can be achieved by homeopathic, generic means. In other words, you don't need to pay tons of money for advertising when the same result can be achieved at a fraction of the cost. Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) mixed with juice will, beyond all reasonable doubt, work. Your colon will be clean. I understand the Colonix-pushing school of thought that tries to persuade the masses with scare tactics (you've got parasites!) and hot insistence that your kidneys and liver need a good cleaning. However, let's employ some common sense, folks. Cranberry juice is a miracle. A diet of natural, whole foods will keep you going quite nicely, pun completely intended. Water is a godsend. Go to your local supermarket and purchase these items (cranberry juice, Epsom salt, orange juice with which to mix it, whole grain bread, and steer clear of anything boxed or canned). Go for a two-mile walk everyday, and drink a glass of water every hour or two (or finish a 20 oz bottle 3 times throughout the day). Give it a week, and guess what? You've only spent $10 and your body feels great.

      Final thought (and just to drive the point home): Yes, I'm sure most of these overpriced cleansing products work. But are they ultimately necessary? I doubt it.

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      Ang Henderson 6 years ago

      I did the blessed herbs cleanse and my stomach got flatter and i released a lot of foul looking and smelling shi$. Skin was glowing in a matter of days, and talk about energy. I don't know if I pee'd or crapped more. You have to drink TONS of water and the apple juice mixed with the packet is not that bad. Just have to drink it fast as it will thicken on you. I did the colonic about three months ago and I will be doing blessed herbs again this year. I see nothing negative with their product. Also, i was NEVER cramped up in pain. It's the water...i druck more then was required, so i lived in the bathroom; but i was never in pain and what came out of me kinda....this is gross...but it seem to "sliver" out. I thinking "that was fast...must not be much that came out"...shiiiii...toilet was full of form shaped BLACK stuff. Never any pain though!

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      Sarah Chambers 6 years ago

      Thank goodness someone is enlightening people about colon cleanses. We are detox specialists that make up our own colon cleanse for clients from organic herbs, that does not use P.H.!! Thank you so much for putting up all this amazing information for people. I don't know how many tines I have had to calm clients down after they have found alarming photographs on the Internet of what they believe is inside of them, and more to the point what they believe will come out of them! You are so right in what you say about diet. Your body is a temple, your colon is the most important organ in your body. It a shame that people have to be scared into buying, in a lot of these colon cleanses, is no more than laxatives. If someones colon is capable of expelling what is shown in some of these scary photos, they have more than likely spent a month in a detox clinic fasting in order to produce that amount of muccoid plaque, which is the result of years of unhealthy junk food living. Thank goodness that these American companies are banned from importing to Australia.

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      Dee 6 years ago

      The psyllium does gelaninate in the intestines, and it is BY DESIGN that it does this, but not as a shock factor to keep you buying more! (At least, a good respectable company won't mislead you this way. There are some that do though!) Once ingested, the psyllium sticks to itself and also to the crud that is indeed old and spackled to your intestinal walls. The psyllium form is a bulk that pushes through your colon, further helping to remove old sticky mess (look at that diagram of the colon again and tell me it's not possible for stuff to get stuck in the accordion-like folds!). Also, a good cleanse uses herbs and other ingredients that help the body to process and eliminate toxins more effectively (such as bentonite clay). Please get ALL the information before you decide cleansing is just a scam! Dishonest companies and suspicious scaremongers both give cleansing a bad rap!

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      Leedee 6 years ago

      What a load of crap, but that is what most of this stuff is. People get all excited about the latest weight loss energy drinks, etc., but when it doesn't work, it gradually fades into the woodwork. Now I am hearing about Okra-Pepsin, which is supposed to help in the poop area. Does anyone know about this?

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      Lizzy 6 years ago

      Yes, Casey Cross is right, natural things are always good, but do not forget, not many people have time to fuss around mixing ingredients, and using complicated formulas.

      People are working, and time is of the essence unfortunately, so when one finds a formula, which is hassel free, and NATURAL, than that is the one to go for

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      Casey Cross 6 years ago


      You make some very interesting, and seemingly valid points here.

      But in the end, these colon cleansing products you are looking at, seem to be all man-made products, even if they are based off of natural herbs etc.

      While I agree that taking herbs as is, can be as dangerous as taking drugs, colon cleansing isn't just restricted to bottles of pills or other man-made chemicals.

      I'm not trying to imply that you are wrong, but there are others that do not make use of pills, and people have used them with good results.

      Again, I'm not saying you're wrong, but personally, I would avoid colon cleansing using manufactured products.

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      Lizzy 6 years ago

      Yes, reading all the comments, it is anoying when people badmouth products, its just nasty and uninformative.I myself have also tried many products, some are good, some are not so good, but its not said that those will not work for other people!So I would never say negative things about products, I would just never use them again. These days,I just go for products, where there are money-back guaranties, so i am sure my money is not wasted, if it does not work.Having said that, at this time I am doing the DrNatura colonix cleanser, I am halfway through my second month, and until now, I have very good results. The cleansing goes in curves, its not a quick fix thing, so patience is also necessary. This is a no fuss program, and that is what suits me, I am too bussy to keep a regime.

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      JJMFE 6 years ago

      Good article. Yes, these websites that want to sell you their special cleanse products, and show you pictures of long strands of poop, and tell you that's what's been in your bowels for twenty years are a bogus scam.

      Case in point. To get feeling better, and healthier, I started having periodic plain warm water enema flushes last spring when I was starting to get sick to stave off whatever bug was working on me. It does workgreat, and seemed like the occasional flush helped get over not feeling good, settled my stomach, and even improved skin health. I monitored what came out of the bowel, and it was just normal "poop." It was just the stuff I'd eaten the previous day. So later this year I decided to go one better, and take one of those "juice fasts" using very diluted fruit juice with "psyllium husk" added as roughage during the treatment. Soon I too was passing "ropes" of poop. The level of cleansing was really no deeper than a a standard flush. It was the same stuff I'd washed out using a regular enema, but it was in a gel created by the psyllium, and I could have made my own online infomercial.

      I do see great value in this kind of cleansing, but I don't think you should buy all that junk that the health hucksters want to sell you. Enemas, light colonic flushes (water only) and hot and cold compresses, throat wraps, and all those natural remedies are mostly good in moderation.

      But don't let these diet hucksters con you into buying stuff you don't need (I could name names of some of the prominent on-line health hucksters but I won't).

      Keep it simple. Simple food, simple remedies, and stay away from the suppliments and additive hype. They're a rip-off, sign me, "Been there, done that."

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      Brandon 6 years ago

      So, I just read every comment. I know, pretty ridiculous. I've been getting all worked up, if not pissed off at much of the ignorant posts above. The reason-- the doubters, the one's that have never tried a particular product seem to get the overwhelming vote (as if they are the authority), that they are the people that should be listened to. I haven't tried any product but one. And it has worked great. My first time was in 2005 (I was 25). I have used it for at least one month out of every year since. Every time I feel better and promise myself that I'm going start eating more veggies, more fruit Ect... I don't hold on to my new diet for long because I love bacon and blue cheese and hot sauce yaddy-yaddy-ya. I don't have the will power, or a strong enough desire, to change my diet. I love meat. I love pasta. So what's my point? One month out of every year I clean out the junk. It works, really. You can't tell me that those pieces off poo with black parts in it are from the fiber! You can't tell me that the smell comes from the fiber! This stuff is not made up. I want to lightly smack some of you nay-sayers for steering people away from something that can really help them! I know some of you are just trying to say that the products can be found cheaper individually in grocery stores, you are probably right. I am a boat captain, so I'm out to sea, and generally on the move in places I'm unfamiliar with, so searching for ingredients isn't possible. I use colonix, it works great. The price isn't an issue for me, but if it is for you then do as the others say and find these same kinds of ingredients at Publix, Safeway, Whole Foods or wherever you shop. To those of you who automatically disregard statements from people that have used colonix because you think they work for the company... too bad for you I guess. I hope you have a good diet with lots of fiber and no bacon. To those of you who are looking to try it and can afford to, then go for it. I'll bet you a hundred bucks you'll be happy you did.

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      Rozz 6 years ago

      I did the Blessed Herbs colon cleanse, my first and only cleanse ever. I got huge results, and over the next year, I felt better and better, I figured as a result of my body being able to assimilate nutrients better from getting the crap cleaned out of my colon. Also, I had a friend tell me I looked younger now than when he met me ten years ago!! Wrinkles slowly went away and I looked and felt ten years younger. So do what you want, but listen to people that have actually tried it!!

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      Lynz! 6 years ago

      What is the best way to cleanse your colon and help become healthy? Anyone ever tried yeast raiders?

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      Nyea 6 years ago

      I have a good friend saying she loves her isagenix and is trying to convince me to try it. I say, leave well enough alone and , yeah drink water, eat normal food and be healthy and happy and don't dwell on all this "CRAP"

      Fat people are not going to lose weight simply by using a cleanse. But instead, by eating what's good for them and staying away from junk food! Cook your own food so you know what's being put into it. Don't eat at fast food take out places. Don't chow down on Pizza and garlic knots and chips and dips and don't drink soda. or Diet Soda, that can be worse then real soda. Use real fresh garlic in your food not powdered stuff. Use real sugar, not those awful sweet & low subs. Cook your own chicken soup with fresh veggies and instead of frying your food, try baking it.Get the idea? Salt is what's taking alot of people out! Too much salt in everything. Buy Low Sodium foods! That's all!!

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      John 6 years ago

      Have any of you believers in colon cleansers ever had a colonoscopy? You have to drink about a gallon or so of "go juice" the day before, and not eat, and it cleans you out just fine. If this were a real problem, do you think that infomercials would be the only place you would hear about a solution? Use your heads folks, apply common sense, and if you really believe you have a problem, see a doctor.

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      mathewday 6 years ago from Dirty South

      Thanks for revealing the truth about colon cleansers. I always enjoy stumbling onto an article that teaches me something new. I really thought colon cleansers were the way to go, but now I see there's much cheaper alternatives. Or, fiber and plenty of water is usually sufficient.

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      Another consumer 6 years ago

      Hey, thanks for the read and for all the comments (whether they be real or accurate). It's always enlightening when I have a great curiosity to try a product and find out so much useful information on it! :-)

      Peace to ALL,

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      paul 6 years ago

      You've obviously never experienced the positive results of colon cleansing. There may be some that exaggerate the results of a particular product, but the principles of colon cleansing are thousands of years in the making, and as the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding (but not too much pudding!)

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      tiffany 6 years ago

      ok i spent whole morning reading the comments but i have to say everyone's body is different. some people have bm everyday or every other day but some people are just unfortunate that they don't! myself included. i have constipation since as young as i remember. i'm 29 now and i have to rely on laxative to help me go. and when i go, it's not even empty and i can feel it. for people like me, colon cleanse seems to be very attractive since i can feel and know i have so much junk inside me. i mean, if you want to give colon cleanse a try, it woulnd't hurt. if the product works, i don't mind spending more money on them, because it works for me. some people can do well with just fiber and exercise but it doesn't work for everybody. so please don't tell people "all you need is water and fiber, veggie and fruits" because it's not as simple as that, you will not understand how bad the situation is unless you are that person, or how desperate they are, and how constipation bothers them so much. i dont think it will hurt to try if you want to try.

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      gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

      Wow! Is that what is going on?

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      Matt 6 years ago

      To all the people who are using this thread just to push their products, by critising other brands and promoting their own, SCREW YOU!!

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      Hmmmmm 6 years ago

      Just a thought... and I'm sorry if someone already said this, but I think they actually may be on to something. I have forever been a sceptic on these types of things, and also am a very logical person. Part of Colonix's claim is that it gets the excess "crap" out of your colon that has built up over the years. Well, the gelling aspect of their product may very well be the key of "grabbing" hold of any buildup. However, they are totally playing off the product of that process being something it's not. So, yes I agree, that what they are putting in their mouth is what is coming out of them, but it may very well be pulling extra "stuff" out along with it.

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      gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

      Most peeps that use this stuff are looking to lose a few pounds fast. Those who want a healthy colon, it won't hurt.

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      Me 7 years ago

      Ok I bought Colonix myself and received it on 6/22/10. I tried it right away the next morning.

      A little about myself. When I stool I need to uses much toilet paper. I heard that is not good. Also I have problems with gas and wake up very tired and with a headache. I am 30 not the same as when I was younger. I am 5,9 167 pounds. I do have a medium size belly. I bought Colonix after a 8 hour research online for the best product out there. It came out to Colonix and Oxy powder. I went to Colonix because it does not just help the colon but also help the liver and kidneys. I dont have constipation problems but I have never had a Colon cleanse and I heard of the benefits.

      Ok so Day 1 I tried colonix and either it was physiological or the Colonix working, I felt pretty ok.

      Day 2-4. I woke up energized. Also no headache and I started to wake up at 6:30am. I usually wake up at 7:30 and tired. But now At 6:30am I am right awake.

      Day 5. I felt good, but I got sick. I have a cold. I dont know if it has to do with the detoxication of my body, but I have been sick for Day 5 and day 6. Another strange thing is that I did not stool my usual 3 times a day on day 5. I only went once.

      Day 6. In the morning I stooled so much. It was crazy and I was very happy. Still I have a cold and left to work that way. Its Monday morning. Also I notices that I dont get that gas anymore.

      My stool comes out spongy and it seems like it has chuncks of food. I dont really observe it explicitly but I can truly say that I feel very very different. More active and just more alert. I will write again next week for my second week.

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      Alan 7 years ago

      Brian, are you talking about

      I assure you that my cleansing friends are not hired to post, but are real people

      nor am I hired to post as you can see here

      I would love to not have to use my monday morning to explain that I have written every single word of that post at the link above, or the more than 2,000 posts I've written since 2005.

      We have no interest in lying, or pushing products. We know firsthand, from years of personal experience, that real colon cleansing helps people.

      But we see online people are being mislead about the effectiveness and proper procedures of real colon cleansing.

      It's not just some product that is going to revitalize the colon's health. Proper colon cleansing means detox with fasting, juicing and home colonics. Home colonics are absolutely vital to deal with the toxic environment that I have seen in my own toilet after many a home colonic.

      THEN with a cleaner colon, THEN the work begins to nourish it, rebuild it, and bring it into proper working order.

      This is not easy to do. Even if someone understands that only a "colon cleansing" supplement will not heal their colon or their health, they still need to find and CORRECTLY use the right methods--which can amount to years of trial and error, done virtually alone.

      That's what makes and the online forums so special and so valuable. It's a tried, tested and proven program. It’s a community of experienced and skilled cleansers who support, care, and guide each other through a 7 Day Wonder Colon Cleanse and on into the crucial stages following where real health and transformation takes place, and where support, care and guidance are of extreme value.

      It's a beautiful community of people helping people.


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      JD Mumma, Ami. 7 years ago


      I found it odd that you did not offer proof to back up your statement:

      "Companies have employed people over the years to post positive results on the internet. I have seen exact reviews, word for word with different usernames in Amazon, Verizon Wireless and many other websites."

      I would like to see proof of your statement!

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      Brian 7 years ago

      Companies have employed people over the years to post positive results on the internet. I have seen exact reviews, word for word with different usernames in Amazon, Verizon Wireless and many other websites.

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      Dorothea 7 years ago

      Hi Maddie, I don't know if you're still around or if this is a forgotten site ...

      Isn't it funny how we will talk about our colon issues online, but not to one another, face to face? ... I have to say that colon cleansing made a big difference for me when nothing else worked.

      Now at 52 years of age, I've had a reasonable amount of experience with colon cleansing, supplements and constipation. I was very ill with a chronic degenerative disease (the on-again off-again type of MS) and none of the supplements or cleansing packages I tried helped me UNTIL I found this hps-online place (which you mentioned above) -- THEN I start getting steadily healthier. (I have not had an MS episode since I started - yay!!!)

      By participating in that online program (over the last 3 years), cleaning my colon was only one of the methods I used to elevate my level of health. It's never just one thing that will make the difference - have you found that out yet?

      Not only have I cleaned my colon, in a careful and wise manner, but I've also embarked on a relatively healthy lifestyle thanks to the continual guidance that can be had by any member.

      I love HPS online cleansing! It stands for "Helping People Survive" and rightfully so - it helped me survive! It is not a bottle, not a supplement but a guided program teaching a healthy lifestyle. I continue to go back to the forum whenever I want, getting advice and sharing my experiences. The lifetime support is worth every penny! No doctor can do that. And on top of all that, I've made lifelong friendships with people all over the world!

      If someone wants to just clean their colon ... they can do what they want, but if they want to get better, feel better and stay better, maybe they should come and read about how people (like me) are improving their lives.

      Please come and visit me and read about how I got better ... this is one of my forum intro posts to my latest cleanse



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      Mike 7 years ago

      It's hard to argue with undeniable success -->

      These are real people at live online forums with hundreds of posts per person (some people thousands of posts) all centering around the 7-Day Wonder cleansing, healing and rejuvenation program... if there wasn't real value here, why are so many of their online cleansers still posting for years, right up until today?

      It's hard to argue with success.

      You are right Maddie, some cleanses are scams, fakes, some aren't. It's like in any field, we have to do our due diligence and find out who delivers the results, the truth... when there are online forums we have a chance, everything is out in the open, when there aren't online forums integrated into a cleanse, most probably its just another scam, out to profit the seller, but not us, the user.

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      Victoria 7 years ago

      I LOVE DR NATURA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... I have tried EVERYTHING out on the market, and nothing came close to Dr Natura!!! This is the best, and well worth the money. Nothing worked, and regular fiber seemed to make things worse. THEY WILL MAKE THINGS WORSE THE LONGER YOU TAKE THEM. Once I read about Metamucil and other cheap fibers that you can buy- IT REALLY SCARED ME. If your going to do anything do Dr Natura, it's natural, it's SOOOO gentle, and regular fiber didn't get the waste out of my body like Dr Natura did. I did it for 3 months which made a bigger difference then 1 or 2 months which is what my parents had done. I was taken off my high blood pressure medication (keeping in mind I'm only 25) my skin looks better I have so much energy, I FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN!!!!!! I FEEL BETTER THEN WHEN I WAS A KID!!!!!!! I don't normally give in to infomercials, but I am so glad I called on this one!! Best decision I ever made- I disagree with this site, and I honestly feel that it could be misleading many people who could really benefit from this product. If I had listened to people like this I can't imagine how sick i'd be. I'm so thankful that I ordered this product. I really do believe it saved my life. I FEEL GREAT!!!!

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      tom 7 years ago

      I am always a little skeptical on the claims of these products. My daughter bought me colonix and I have been on it for 2 months now. My observation is that the first 3 days nothing. It was about 5 days in before I got a stringy bm.

      Nothing like the pics but a little bit. No big crazy ugly things coming out of me. But after the second week my bm's were much more uniform and larger. Now I have never had any problems I go every morning for the last 40 years. This product seems to clean me out and now they are just nice clean bm's with good volume.

      The one thing I can say is that the last 2 years I have had allergies. This spring I have had none. I called my daughter and asked her if hers were bad or better and she is 1000 miles away and suffers a lot. She told me hers are much better this year. I know others are having problems this spring so I don't think it is a mild year.

      Not positive it is the cleanse but maybe it is. That is my two cents.

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      Maryam  7 years ago

      I have been using Dr. Natura's colon cleanser for over 3 years. I found the site when I went searching for a way to clean my husbands colon without a docters visit. At first I didn't believe it but since they offered a breakdown of what was in the product; I checked it out and all the herbs inside I have used before at one time or another and they really do what they are supposed to which is clean, detoxify and remove unwanted waste products. I tried it because I had a build up of candida yeast in my stomach, extreme sleepyness, weight gain, lack of energy and a very poor appetite. After taking the product for two months my mid section became flat and I had my energy back.

      the main ingrediant in the product is Phyllium (high fiber)which is helpful when you want more fiber in your diet and it helps get rid of old and current waste in your system.

      Before you believe so ones thoughts on anything do the research. It could save your life.

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      Boiling Pot 7 years ago

      If you doubters think that all that weird-looking gunk is "caused" by the gel-producing psyllium powder, then try taking the Robert Gray/Holistic Horizon tabs WITHOUT the powder. This may constipate you, so take a magnesium-based laxative just before bed. Wait and see what comes out.

      It is like he says in his 68-page book - for the first few weeks you discharge unbelievably stinky putrifying waste, and then you will discharge mild- to no-smell old dark waste ("post-putrefactive"). And after a few months, you won't discharge anything but normal waste at all.

      Read Gray's book, buy the tabs, some Magnesium Citrate or magnesium hydroxide-based laxative, and see for yourselves.

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      cristina:age 20 7 years ago

      I am only 20 years old. i am on my third week of the colonix cleanse. i thought that since i was not older nothing would really happen. i have a good BMI and a good weight, but i always had a little extra around the stomach. i just started seeing those "things" in the toilet. so much of it too. i feel more wonderful every day and i have little to no craving for food as much as i used to. i am now going vegitarian again and changing my lifestyle to benefit myself in the long run. it goes to show that there is so much build up in your body, even at a fairly young age. and i thought i took care of myself. the proof is in the bowl. everyone should take the colonix cleanse. i know i will for the rest of my life.

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      mww 7 years ago

      Get my Colonix today and will start tomorrow.. I will come back and let you know if it worked for me.. Make no mistake if you knew me, you would that if this product doesn't do what they claim.. I will be their worst internet nightmare.. Okay so wish my colon luck.. Peace and happy poo's to all..

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      Mikey 7 years ago

      OMG if you can't afford Colonix u should maybe get a new job. I just used my first kit and lost around five pounds in 3.5 weeks. I'd like for someone to explain to me how one small scoop of fiber creates seven large bowel movements in a 24 hour period come out of me with green corn in it. Hmm, I hadn't eaten corn in a month so it must have been the fibre taking shape of corn and foot and a half long black tar strips in order to trick me into believing that Colonix actually works.

      I feel horrible when that stuff comes out of my body and's soo toxic, so how can u suggest to me that I am feeling this way from eating fibre? As a professional kickboxer, I have just come off the cleanse for a few days and can now easily say I am in the best shape of my life. Colonix has changed my life and my fight career. Thank goodness, especially considering I was eating fast food half the time and it STILL WORKED. Colonix is the healthiest thing I have ever done for myself and in the last month I have talked about 20 different friends and family into taking this product as well. I had tried several other cleanses before and they were not even 1/10th the results. Most people don't even realize what they have stuck inside them until it comes out so enlightenment and educating people about this is rewarding knowing now that I am helping to add health and years onto the lives of the people I know who are smart enough to try this product. Don't be afraid of it, try it for yourself. Almost all the people who tried it knows better than the ignorant skeptics who are most likely sitting at their computers reading this rotting in their own feces, bahaha.

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      naturalherbalz 7 years ago from USA

      Awesome Hub!

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      Mike 7 years ago

      Funny how so many people miss the point and run to defend products like Colonix by saying "it does work". Your great article did not say anywhere that these products don't work! As you rightly point out, there are other much more cost effective ways of getting the same results. If people want to spend a bunch of money on product marketing by all means they should go drop a load (puns are just so easy on this topic) on a product like Colonix that works....

      ....but for more frugle people doing a clensing diet will give the same results.

      I am amazed at how many people are talking about worms here! I would suggest those people look at the how's of getting parasites and make a few lifestyle changes to avoid them rather than flushing out and saying "all good"!

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      Mama Sez 7 years ago from Canada

      Well done Maddie...Natural is better, safer and cheaper.

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      notascam 7 years ago

      It worked for me. I heard that taking vitamins is worthless from a Nutrition course in university. During the same course as well as from my colon hydro-therapist, I learned that doing a cleanse of the colon every so often is highly beneficial to my healthy, especially since I do not consistently eat high quality foods that my body is made to eat. If I cut out a few junk food days and some cups of coffee I can buy a good cleanse and I feel great afterward! I do have a favorite cleanse that was mentioned here that works wonders, but I am not mentioning because i am not endorsing.

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      fred jones 7 years ago

      If your colon was "dirty" you would very quickly die think about it.

      These products are complete bullshit, usually the stuff you see come out is the product itself , pretty clever scam.

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      Curious Cleanser 7 years ago

      Can anyone shed some light on whether The Ultimate Colon Cleanse by Organica Research is any good? I found a helpful website for yeast problems (which I'm having) called and he pushes it but it seems like he's being sponsored by them. I really don't trust any adds that say they've been seen on CNN and Oprah because copying an pasting logos onto your site isn't rocket science. Anyway, has anyone tried it?

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      Phil S 7 years ago


      MAIL THEM, EMAIL THEM, FAX THEM, CALL THEM!!! BUG THEM!!! SEND THEM A VIRUS! Please send me there fax number if you have it! Visit them if you live in the UK!!!

      USA/CANADA 1-888-338-9943 or 1-888-325-8623

      fax ?

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      tabbycat 7 years ago

      Couldn't agree more - I'm not against colon cleanse at all but if we all ate healthy food like you say not out of a box or can, exercise and drink clean water, we wouldn't get candidia or any of the other bowel problems that arise. Bowel problems in China are on the increase because they are adopting the Western lifestyle and diets. Says it all! Have heard it said that disease always comes in via the backdoor - yep that's the bowel.

      So question for you Karen - how much psyllium husk would you have to consume to get those ropes? It's got to be more than a teaspoon a day!

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      Karen 7 years ago

      As a toxicologist I can tell you that most of the comments are erroneous. These folks are talking out of their heads and don't have a clue. Colon cleansing does work. Read Steve's comment above. And yes, Elvis had in excess of 25 pounds of sludge removed from his colon at his autopsy- John Wayne had over 45 pounds removed from his colon. So much for the belief that toxic fecal matter can't be stored in your colon. The ropes excreted will naturally take on the shape of your colon. This is normal and just a result of psyllium to take the shape it's container.

      Eat right, which means proteins less than 3 times a week. And stop eating out of a can or box. Virtually nothing that is processed and placed in a box or can is healthful. If you can't pronounce the name of the ingredients, they usually aren't natural.

      Humans were meant to be vegetarians; that is why our bodies don't naturally produce vitamin B12 and we must get it from our foods.

      Contrary to what is taught in medical schools, excreting 3 X per week is constipation.

      Medical schools also teach that Candidiasis is only found in patients with AIDS, Cancer or terminal diseases, when in fact it is found in over 85% of the population. Candidiasis causes mental fog, vision problems, headaches, constipation, allergies, arthritis, Aspergers syndrome and autism, some types of schizophrenia, heart disease and a host of other ailments and diseases. Men are carriers without having symptoms because they don't have vaginas. Women get the dreaded yeast infections, take antibiotics and get terminal candidiasis. Get the Cure! ThreeLac. And you'll notice there is no link here. I'm not selling anything. Just informing you. Good day.

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      tabbycat 7 years ago

      Hi Marcy. Ok. I hear what you're saying, the fact that you are waking up tired in the morning indicates that your body is in dehydrated mode and not getting rid of the rubbish that builds up, even though you are drinking the water. As I said earlier if an emotion isn't resolved, this could be anger, worry, stress from work the water element in chinese medicine joins in. Water = dehydration if the emotion is not resolved. The more anxious, worried or stressed you get the more dehydrated you become. Vicious circle. However, that's not the end of the story, you not only need to look at your health but what you've inherited from your parents, yes someone to blame but genetics do tend to be passed on.

      I'll stick my neck out on the line here, pick up a copy (I usually try the library first) of Bruce Lipton's, The Biology of Belief, a copy of Your Body's Many Cries for Water - Dr Batmangjlei (not sure of spelling) and try to get hold of a copy of Cellular Awakening by Barbara Wren. The last one is the interesting one as Barbara believes that everything is connected, so you may be doing what all the books say is right for you but it's not working. So why not? Because what you're trying is general advice and not specific to you. (Yes, been there, bought the t-shirt, good diet for the majority, poor, poor results for me).

      If you take a look at it explains in more detail.

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      Atreidae 7 years ago

      Marcy I agree with most of what you said, however I wholeheartedly disagree with your statement, "So the worst case scenario, I’m just filling my body with things good for me. . ." The worst case scenario is that you're putting chemicals, (albeit from a "natural", herbal source) whose impact is poorly or anecdotally understood with regards to its medical impact, into your body. The list of herbs that are thought to be completely benign, but are later discovered to have very dangerous side effects to their use is a long list indeed. I would argue that you should not default to using a supplement just because its list of ingredients seems safe. The medical understanding of chemical interactions between what we consume and our physiology is in its infancy. It's getting better and better everyday, but don't fool yourself into thinking that the manufacturers of these products know what the complete result of their products is on our bodies.

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      Marcy 7 years ago

      I have read through all of the comments on here and I happen to disagree with a lot of the comments. I still plan on trying DrNatura’s program in April…I need to find out for myself. Here’s a little background on me: I’m 32 years old, single, no kids, work in a mildly stressful 8-5 Monday through Friday. I rarely eat red meat, love fresh fruits and veggies, walk 2 miles/4 days a week and gave up soda 10 years ago so I drink well over 8 glasses of water a day. I maintain the recommended healthy lifestyle with at least 7 hours of sleep at night and am rarely sick.

      I do everything right and yet I am always tired, ALWAYS fatigued. I can’t take it anymore…I am sick and tired of always being tired. That is my motivation to try the program. I am probably the most regular person you’ve met when it comes to BM’s so that’s not why I’m doing this. I want to feel crazy good, everyday. I want people to be jealous of my enthusiasm and energy. I want to be that person!

      I appreciate the comments from people who have had colonoscopies claiming that our colons do not have buildup, however the cleanse involves all of your organs, not just the colon. It takes toxins from the liver, gall bladder, kidneys and much more. And maybe the fiber supplements do cause the “ropes” however if I poo’d out just one WORM, any money I’ve spent on the product would be money well spent, in my opinion. If nothing else, research the ingredients in the product. All of the herbs in it have medicinal purposes, proven and true. So the worst case scenario, I’m just filling my body with things good for me. Doesn’t seem quite so irrational…?

      I don’t think every product works for everyone so I understand Colonix may not work for everyone. Others seem to have an opinion about it without even trying it. I am willing to make my body an experiment and it may or may not work. But if it doesn’t, who cares? And if it does, than woohoo! I also find it hard to believe that after spending HOURS reading HUNDREDS of testimonials, would a company really spend that much time and effort making up all of those stories?

      Our bodies are amazing machines that work hard to eliminate all toxins but if it really did do it all on its own, why is there still cancer and other horrible diseases? You can eat everything right, do everything right but you’re still going to be ingesting pesticides, preservatives, parasites and man-made chemicals. You can’t put a price on your health so I’m willing to shell out some bucks to try something that could help clean out my body.

      I’m just a normal person sitting in my living room. I don’t work for DrNatura and I could really care less if you believe me or not. Lol I’m going to try it and hopefully have some positive or negative things to report. I’ll be back in 6 months with an honest and REAL opinion on the product, good or bad, so stay tuned!

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      tabbycat 7 years ago

      Back up folks. Ask yourself, why am I constipated or why are my bowels not working every day? If your cells are in a healthy environment your body, and not just your bowel, will function as you want. Take a look at the book by Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief.

      Bowel problems are usually down to dehydration and the chinese known that if an emotion is not resolved within 2 years, e.g grief then the water element (in the chinese five elements) gets involved and your body stays in dehydration mode even if you are drinking water! And the organs represented by this are; yes you guessed, the colon, skin and central nervous system. So, if you are dehydrated your body rations water, with the brain getting the most. And, most of us know if the bowel isn't working well it tends to come out in our skin, the chinese water element again, giving us a visual indication that all is not well inside. Incidently if you are dehydrated then mast cells appear in the colon and allergies follow. (Mast cells make histamine and you don't have allergies without the presence of histamine).

      Holistically, if the body is dehydrated the charge at cellular level will change and pH will follow, the body is more acidic, will body temperature, blood sugar, oils utilisation etc and will have more difficulty in cleansing.

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      jonas 7 years ago

      I have to agree with this author. Just eat a healthy diet and the colon will cleanse itself. I have had bad results with colon cleansing. I know there are folks, who say it saved their lives but maybe it was other factors that did it or the belief...? I feel the same way about liver cleansing. I know folks who have cleanse their livers dozens of times by drinking lemon juice and olive oil--lots of it and then they tell me all these stones come out of them--everytime and duh, does the body, the liver have an unlimted number of stones in it? I doubt it. Mixing a cup of olive oil and sour juice is probably just making the liver freak out when it has to process that crap. One woman I know did many liver cleanses and colon cleanses and now she looks like a ghoul. The really bizarre thing is that she thinks she looks healthy and great and YIKES........

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      elam zook  7 years ago

      I tried Holy Tea and it gave me terrible pain and the runs, I tried smaller doses but even one ounce tore me apart. I quit it and now my digestion is perfect...

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      Atreidae 7 years ago

      I noticed a few comments touting the merits of OxyPowder further up the page and I just wanted to throw in my two cents of dissent on that topic and on the benefits of OTC cleansers in general. I bought a jar of OxyPowder last year and went through 2 separate treatments separated by about 6 months. I followed the instructions on the website to the letter, drinking the vinegar water and eating tons of leafy, raw vegetables during my treatment. I'm fairly certain that the only thing OxyPowder did was irritate my bowels to the point where I had uncontrollable diarrhea for the 7 days I was using it. I saw no evidence of evacuation of "compacted fecal material" as advertised on the product. At first, I convinced myself that the diarrhea I was producing was this compacted material, however I decided to wait a while and conduct an experiment using my first cleansing as a control. I was pretty disappointed with the first treatment so on the second go-around, about 6 months later, I decided to fast while taking the OxyPowder to determine if I actually was evacuating compacted material or just voiding the food I was eating while taking the pills. Sure enough while fasting I produced little to no waste, which, in my mind at least, indicates that the OxyPowder was doing little other than hastening the evacuation of the food I had been eating the first go-around.

      I'm a pretty fiber conscious person to begin with so I suppose the argument could be made that I had little compacted material to void in the first place. However, out of curiosity I have tried colonics and received better results than OTC cleansers, with some interesting stuff being sucked back up into the colonic machine. I noticed an increase in energy and a reduction in gas (I can be a pretty gassy guy) that lasted about 4 months after the treatment.

      If I were you I would avoid any oral OTC cleansers period and just go get a colonic and do the cleansing with homemade mixes using the cheap stuff above, I hear that once a year isn't extreme for colonics. I understand they don't offer quite the level of detoxification as the cleaners advertise, but they're cheaper, faster and, in my opinion, the cleansing can be done with super cheap alternatives.

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      ColoDetox XR 7 years ago

      That was an excellent hub here about the benefits of natural colon cleansing. Everyone should be detoxing through detox cleanses since it is so valuable and can bring remarkable health benefits. Few know how great they really are and that colon detox cleansing was actually practiced as far back as the Ancient Greeks.

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      Zenjua 7 years ago

      Eat plenty of vegetables - low cooked is best (see below) for most people. I think eating raw is like chomping on wood. Possibly good for exercising your jaws. Not much benefit otherwise.

      Cabbage, califlower, broccoli stocks, carrots, turnips etc. Place in a large pressure cooker, half water or you can add meat broth. Add some lentils or brown rice for variety. Place on medium till steam shows and on low/simmer for ten minutes. Let set for and hour or so. And the result is absolutely flavorful and you will be a happy proud pooper with the fiber additives. Sorry to bust colon clense bubbles here but the recipe I described works and works well. What have you got to lose by trying out fiberous, gently cooked vegetables?

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      bearclawmedia 7 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

      Colon Cleanes, you are right about the psyllium husk, it is the basis of any colon cleanse. But only the basis. there is so much more going on.

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      Colon Cleanes  7 years ago

      Great Hub! I'm pretty sure all the "colon cleanse" products are just contain psyllium husk, which is the same thing included in any fiber supplement. It will make you go...that's for sure and people mistake this as a "cleanse".

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      Dee Dee 7 years ago

      Well said, 'All Natural Cleanse'! I'm a 63-year old vegetarian - I'm almost vegan, in fact - and since the age of 25 my diet has mainly consisted of seeds, nuts, pulses, grains, fruit and vegetables. Fortunately (or by design)

      I've never experienced any colonic - or any other health issues.

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      Anastasia Gorman 7 years ago

      First of I want to thank you for taking the time to give your input on this product. I have been researching for quite sometime on the idea of cleansing the colon because I am a someone who suffers from IBS,depression, acne, and sore muscles.

      Now, being someone who is a salesperson and have been a telemarketer in the past I know how marketing works and I know you get what you pay for in this world. The basic ingredients found in this product can be found in much less expensive products that can be picked up at the local grocery story easily. The whole idea that I am someone who has no medical insurance going to the doctor and asking for a colonoscopy is totally out of the question. I would have bought this colonix stuff on line if I found it to have some unique ingredients however, what I have concluded from the posts to this topic I have decided I will do a basic colon cleanse for under $10 and see what happens.

      Thanks to all of you out there who care about your health enough to take the time to inform others that want to get educated.

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      Joel McDonald 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Amazing that I only just now found this hub! I've always been skeptical of those products, but never actually thought about it the way you put it. Brilliant! You buy their stuff, get fooled into thinking that their product is helping rid your body of "toxins" but it's the junk they're selling you that is the "evidence" that your body is purging...

      Thanks for sharing.

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      stewart_dent 7 years ago from Northampton

      I can only assume that maddy has never done a proper cleanse. The cleansing reactions from bad breath to nausea to sweats are all signs of detoxification. Foul smelling stools are also proof enough and the fact that they change consistency over time is further proof of their effect. Parrasite removal is also part of a good cleanse, just take a look at the ingredients in a vaccine and google the results to find out what the medical and pharmaceutical industry does to your health. Its your choice, get educated.

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      TotalReviewGuy 7 years ago from Your Computer

      Skimmed through the responses. The alarming ones concern people sent to the hospital with diverticulitis and/or having gall bladders removed after using colon cleanse products. Their systems may have been seriously stressed by the cleanse product.

      Then there are the testimonies of people getting rid of worms in their bowel movements. That's some freaky alien stuff.

      Makes me think that not everyone is going to react the same or need a product for the same reasons. All things can benefit some while hurting others. Caveat Emptor, Right?! -Trig

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      Jm 7 years ago

      Just get a colonoscopy if you are in doubt. I had one recommended because of my age and asked the doc about the colon cleansing product they gave me. He said the whole scam about "years of red meat or fecal matter" is complete B.S.

      Looking at the image of my super clean colon on the TV confirmed that. Its a lie. Work out if you want to lose weight. thats what I did.

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      carla 7 years ago

      interesting...i also tryed one of those pricy products.DUAL_ACTION- CLEANSE cost me $60.into my fourth day i finally moved a small amount of bowels.another words .it doesn,t work. i think i,ll try these cheaper home remedies to move my bowels more than once or twice little movements and need to do something!! thank

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      lelanew55 7 years ago

      I was looking for hubs on colon cleansing and I came upon this one. what a great hub. Two years later people are still commenting. I am in total agreement with Maddy. Most of the time all we need is good nutrition, exercise and drinking enough water. Sometimes if we are bothered with constipation we can up the intake of foods high in fiber and bulk such as vegetables and fruits and reduce meat and animal products. That is what I am suggesting in one of my hubs about colon cleansing, a special plant based diet once in a while might do the trick.

      Thank you for an honest and helpful article.

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      Dramaqween 7 years ago

      I used Blessed Herbs. Did tons of research. They are the best: totally organic product, outragously thorough guidebook, really explains how to regulate your own cleanse, worth every penny! I'm going to do it once a season. Feel better, thinner, more aware of my food intake. Would recommend it to anyone.

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      Acai 7 years ago

      Exactly right. As many here have already noted that contrary to what the manufacturers of these products claim, there is no medical evidence that people suffering from constipation have a toxic build-up in their colons.

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      RachelGB 7 years ago from New England

      This is a very helpful Hub. Thanks for writing it!

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      Dan 7 years ago

      The best thing you can do for your body and your digestion is to do all your grocery shopping around the perimeter of the store. Don't even go down the aisles for food!!! The longer something lasts on the shelf, the worse it is for your body!!! I was very overweight for most of my life, six months ago I was 285, and just from drinking water instead of sweetened beverages like soda, and eating all fresh food (NOT organic or any of that crap, just FRESH), and cutting out fast food, I'm now down to 205!!!

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      Sam 7 years ago

      I received an email from colon cleanse which promised a free trial for colon cleanse, which would release pounds of fat, and toxins from my body. SO figured what the hell, so I decided to try it. NOT ONLY did I never receive any product, but I was charged $19.99 a month from over 5-6 different companies that colon cleanse decided to share my credit card info with. When I tried to call the company to tell them that they were committing fraud, the number that came on my bank statement was disconnected.. SURPRISE SURPRISE!! PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS PRODUCT.

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      Joe 7 years ago

      Exactly right. As many here have already noted that contrary to what the manufacturers of these products claim, there is no medical evidence that people suffering from constipation have a toxic build-up in their colons. The colon is not a toxic waste dump that contains the residue of food we've eaten months or years ago.

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      Lisa 7 years ago

      In a few years, colon cleanses will be revealed as the common scam that they are. The FTC is slowly but surely removing products that induce people to buy them by making false assertions that they "cure" mythical parasites ... or chemicals ... or mercury ... or bubonic plague.

      Every decade has its marketing geniuses that make extreme wealth by selling false health cures or promoting a quack product. Back in the early 90s, people believed that "smart pills" increased your IQ. Common ingredient to all: Ephedra.

      Next year, the consumer public will believe that you can reverse grey hair by putting magical herbal oils on their fingernails. Tsk-tsk!

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      Joe 7 years ago

      Hi everyone,

      I just wanted to put a word out there for everyone...

      #1. Not all of these websites are scams. I was just reading a post on another website and this girls was talking about how she sold insurance for years and years and even today if she see's one of her old customers she is about to say hi and sleep well at night.

      It is a HUGE BUMMER because these websites that are scamming people are not helping the market at all and hurting the websites that are selling good legit products.

      I personally own a website that sales a colon cleanse product... Please hear me out, I have nothing to gain by posting this and I wont tell you my website just to make my point.

      I HATE these scams, are website offers the free trail, BUT we MAKE SURE that people know that they WILL be billed after the 14 day trail ( whitch starts AFTER they get the product). We will them 4 times before they pay that this is only a TRAIL and you will be billed 86.00 and so on, then we make people check the box saying they have read the terms of conditions. then after there order we call each person and thank them for the order BUT mainly we tell them again that they will be billed after the trail period for $86 and it is monthly. But are product really does work, and really is healthy and cleanses the colon so people want the product, and they KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING INTO BEFORE THEY GET INTO IT.

      Like I said, man I just cant stand these website that scam people.... the hole hassle with the call centers and stuff like that, well first of all, they really are not making any money doing it that way because there are fines involved. We have REAL american call centers where people can get refunds (FOR REAL) and can simply cancel there orders and monthly subscriptions ( FOR REAL ) and we send them an email confirming there cancellation and everything.

      We really trying to do business honestly and in a way were if I ever saw one of our customers in the store or on a vacation I would be able to say hi and sleep well at night knowing that people are happy with a great product, they understand what is going on, I am building a long term business with happy customers and making money.

      I wish all of these SCAM sites would have NEVER come up and would all GO AWAY.

      I have been thought in this business that I have to create a product that I would feel great my mom going though.

      I know you knowing this does not change the fact that you guys have already been scammed these websites, but hopefully it will help in some way, maybe just make you feel better knowing that there are real websites out there selling great products and trying to do it as honest as possible. It is really better for EVERYONE doing it honest.

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      Joe 7 years ago

      It just seems that colon cleansers are expensive laxatives. Many have noted that Colonix has mostly psyllium fiber which is what's in Metamucil. I saw another that had senna as the main ingredient. I've used the herbal laxative Swiss Kriss with success in "cleaning" me out--and it's under ten bucks. Here's a recipe for a "natural" laxative I got in a book for cancer patients: 1/3 cup unprocessed bran,1/3 cup applesauce, 1/3 cup mashed stewed prunes.

      Blend all ingredients and store in refrigerator. Take 1-2 tablespoons before bedtime then drink 8 oz of water. Make sure you drink water or it will not work.

      Here's some high fiber fruits: apples; avocado; berries; dried fruits like figs, raisins, apricots, dates; guava; kiwi; pears. Vegetables: beans; broccoli; brussel sprouts; cabbage; carrots; eggplant; greens like collad, kale, turnip; potato with skin; canned pumpkin; green peans, blacl-eyed peas; spinach; sweet potatoes. Happy eating.

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      eddie 7 years ago

      I always knew that 'colon cleansing' was a crock of sh*!

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      solution 7 years ago

      chew your food completely. in fact, u r supposed to chew the food very finely so that when u swallow it, its like water. remember, digestion starts in the mouth.

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      srpatterson 7 years ago from Dublin, Ohio

      Qiute interesting that most products do not work.

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      kristin 7 years ago

      I have used the blessed herbs colon cleanse successfully now on two separate occasions. I opted for the 8 day fasting method both times so there was no additional food entering the system. What I experienced was an intense elimination of fecal matter that could have been there for 2 days or two years for all I know but what I do know is that there was a bunch of shit coming out and better out than in I say. After all was said and done I not only felt lighter, had more energy and clearer thought patterns but the irregularity that I once experienced passed. Since that time I have come to know instinctively when my body is bogged down with digestive difficulty, usually after too much of a good thing. In any event I feel that colon cleanses do definitely serve a purpose however one needs to eat with consciousness and have body awareness or any amount of cleansing is only temporary. Yes for cleansing, yes for eating right, yes for fasting, and no for over indulging.

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      adam 7 years ago

      When getting a colonscopy don't they give laxatives, a jug of medicine, or other medication to clear your bowels? So what's the point of saying they are scams. You admit "the ropes" are just gelatized psysilium so it's evident it is sliding down the colon and absorbing fical matter and toxins. Maybe the ropes themselves are not the buildup but it is proof that it is gliding down the walls of the colon. How can you explain headaches and naseua when doing a cleanse if it's not releasing toxins from the bowels?

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      Creedmore 7 years ago

      Just a few points from years experience grappling with this specific subject.

      1. While undergoing a routine colonoscopy, the colorectal surgeon doing the exam told me that the majority of his business was "surgically repairing ruptured colons caused by the effects of Psyllium Husk." Apparently it outgasses, causing a real danger.

      2. Antiparasidic drugs do not kill the parasite by poisoning it, there are basically two types: One paralizes the organism to make it let go of the attachment to the bowel, thus allowing it to pass through and out. The second type of drug introduces a chemical into the intestines that treat the shell, or coating of the worms, to allow your own digestive juices digest them. It removes their protection against your enzymes.

      If you eat sushi, you can be in real danger. I don't think any colonics or purges including homeopathic, could get the job done. Dietary changes that would weaken the organism (eliminating sugar for instance) would allow easier treatment.

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      drew 7 years ago

      This old matter can be in you. I had problems with bowel movements for a long time and could not complete a cleanse due to the pain they caused. I then found flora Sourse, probiotic, and just using three caps, 16 billion bact in each cap with 16 strains, i started passing rop lioke in the photoe. I passed about 15 ft in the course of 8 months. I was able top then complete my first cleanse. I have diverticulitis. That in short is my testamony.

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      DrAlex 8 years ago

      Colon Cleanses aren't necessary if you are eating plenty of fiber. Our ancestors ate around 100 grams of fiber a day.

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      Joe 8 years ago

      Not to belabor the point, but I read what a man who is an authority on colon cancer said about this issue. He wrote that the colon changes its entire cellular structure every few days. So how could there be a toxic build-up from food you've eaten months or years ago, as the people selling these products claim, as well as the people promoting the equally dubious colonic irrigations. A woman who is a nurse wrote that she has the dubious practice of looking up people's bums before they have colonoscopies. She said in all the years of her practice she's never seen any coating of toxins, only the tissue itself. I think the folks that take products like colonix are constipated and the symptoms of that problem are incomplete or infrequent bowel movements. So when they take these capsules everything comes out of them and they mistakenly think that this is the residue of impacted waste that's been in their bowels for months or years(!). Impossible. It's like that absurd story that John Wayne who died of colon cancer has 40 pounds(!) of impacted feces in his colon when he was autopsied. Trouble is, he was never autopsied! But if someone swears by these products they should realize that they're not going to cure their constipation. As so many others hear have noted, you have to increase your fiber by 4-5 servings of fruit and veggies a day, drink 8-10 cups of water and exercise.If you can't get that amoount of natural fiber three teaspoons of metamucil with water can help. An old country doctor told me another way to get your system moving is to eat something. That seems to work. Also, try to go the same time every morning and by all means head for the throne when you get the urge because if you don't the colon can shut down. I just read another possible cure from a lady who researched the Bible on natural cures. Haven't tried it yet but it sounds harmless. A teaspoon of olive oil at night before you go to bed. Good luck to all. Peace.

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      phillip78 8 years ago

      A colon clense is very important. If you don't have at least 2 good bowel movements a day, your clogged up. This is a simple recipe that will help. Take equal amounts of applesauce, ground flax seed, and prune juice. It may sound gross but it really isn't bad at all.

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      thebigidea 8 years ago

      This is a great hub!! I'm so glad somebody wrote about this stuff. I'm always horrified when I hear people are doing these "cleansers". I think I'll just direct them here next time!

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      Healthy Cynic 8 years ago

      Great article.

      I cant believe I have sat here and read all of the comments. People you need to do some basic research before you fall for the high priced fix!

      The term Mucoid plaque or rope was coined by an entrepreneur and naturopath? called Robert Anderson, guess what he sold??

      It has no medical basis in fact and is a biproduct of these snake oils cures. It makes a perfect selling circle.

      Worry people (adverts and pictures) this is called disturbance ,

      offer to treat them and put their minds at rest

      , cause the 'mucoid ropes' with the treatment, thereby proving that they were worried with good reason!.

      The beauty of it is the more you take the treatment the more 'ropes' you produce thereby requiring more treatment.

      Therefore the more you buy! £££$$$

      Constipation and the associated bloatedness is usually a symptom of dehydration, a lack of dietry fibre or asa side effect of medication.

      Do as the majority of the sane people above have suggested, drink water, eat more dietry fibre and exercise.

      Or because it is easier, believe in the self fulfilling advertisement, sit on your ass, pay loads of money and do nothing.

      And by the way the total number of Tapeworm infestations in the UK (population cica 56million) in one year was?

      84! (relax!!)

      And if you are still going to fall for all of this colonic cleanout Sh*t, google the Bristol Stool Chart!

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      Jim Brown 8 years ago

      I've read that many of these colon cleansers are pretty much Metamucil on steroids. I guess for what it's worth, the detox portion makes sense, if the price doesn't.

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      Sandra 8 years ago

      These products are scams. They keep draining money out of your card that you use, in amounts of 24.95, 64.95, 9.95, 74.90, 38.95, 5.95, and they say that if you don't cancel it with in the trial period they can do this. These products are just Rip offs. What you have to do is to cancel your card so they quite stealing your money. Read everything about there ads to see that they continue to take money from your card without your permission.

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      Joe 8 years ago

      I have to agree with the people here who say that there is no medical evidence that there is a "toxic build-up" in the colon due to processed food, environmental pollution, etc. As a doctor on Web M.D. put it, the colon is designed by nature (or God?) to get rid of toxins. Another doctor on the Web stated that food just doesn't hang around in the colon very long. It usually comes out in 2-3 days unless you're constipated. The best way to help with this problem is to add more fiber to your diet, preferably in the form of fruits and vegetables. We don't enough fiber in the typical American diet. Also, drink more water. Get more exercise. I've started to add about four tablespoons of ground flax to morning cereal, soups and pastas and it helps in relieving this problem. Metamucil also works. Good luck to all with this problem.

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      Scammer 8 years ago

      Funny....These products are worthless. A high fiber diet does wonders. In respect to those people to hype this "crap" on infomercials. I suspect these people are into annal and scat!

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      Marie 8 years ago

      I guess the newest big push for colon cleanser and losing weight is the Nature's Cleanse and combination of Acai berry supplements supposedly discussed by Dr. Oz on both Oprah and Rachel Ray's talk shows. I was about to buy these two products this past week. They are offering a free trial; just pay shipping. Then, they bill you over $99 / month on the 15th day... I'm glad I decided to research and found this site... Thanks Maddie!

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      netbiz info 8 years ago

      Great hub and post learned a lot!

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      don 8 years ago

      a good glass of orange juice in the morning cleans me right out. if im plugged i just pumping down gallons of water. most people dont drink enough water.

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      Jenny12 8 years ago

      Hi, I have a few questions. I want to do the Master Cleanse, parasite cleanse, and a candida cleanse. Which cleanse should I do first, second, & third? Could I do the Master Cleanse and parasite cleanse at the same time by adding the parasite cleansing herbs to the Master Cleanse drink? Also, should I continue to take the supplements that I already take on a daily basis while doing any of the cleanses? How much cayenne pepper do I put in the Master Cleanse recipe?

      Thanks to everyone for all the helpful comments!

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      Whatsthescoop 8 years ago

      I disagree that all cleansing products are likely to be scams - I think they serve a purpose.

      I've found that I've produced tapeworms and mucous ropes the first time I used the Colonix program. After I layoff, I resumed the program, and I just have normal movements when I use it, no mucous ropes so far, anyway.

      And colonics (water kind not the cleanse brand) can produce the same ropy stools, and the same stools that appear to have the shape of the bowel wall. The cleanse product is designed to adhere too old fecal matter.

      A lot of things can affect how/whether a cleanse product will work for any given individual. If a person is very dehydrated, that dehydration will extend to the bowel, and would result in fairly unproductive results at best, and blockage as a worst-case scenario, and could do a poor job of soaking into and sucking toxins out of/off of the colon wall. Yes, some people DO have poop-encrusted colons. I'd say more and more people, and probably anyone with a poochy belly.

      Also, the stools will vary in appearance depending on whether you eat a meal with the fiber supplement or not.

      Cleaning out the physical debris in the bowel is only one, albeit important, piece of the health puzzle. Successfully removing any old debris from the bowel allows that person to experience less toxic exposure from old debris and increased ability to absorb nutrition, but it is truly only a first step for people who have a lot of body repair to do. It is only to be expected that some people will experience dramatic improvements from this alone, and for others to experience no change at all, either because their health was really good to start with, or really bad to start with.

      And to spread the news - modern toilets are one of the main reasons that people in the western/developed world are so stopped up and full of sh*t. You would be surprised to find out how and why squatting would prevent many of the most common ailments in our culture, and make any other treatments work much better.

      I'm really happy that Nature's Platform created a way to replicate the squatting position safely and easily using our existing toilets. Their website explains why the squatting position is far superior to sitting or even putting your feet up on a little stool to try to imitate squatting. Elimination is so much easier and so much more complete this way, and squatting protects us from so many problems. There is a LOT of great information on their site. Check it out - it may eliminate your need for many or all of your colon cleansing products. I still think a good colon cleanse, be it homemade or a product like Colonix, is probably something that many westerners could benefit from...and the more they eat a standard American diet, the more they need it.

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      Douglas D. 8 years ago

      I purchased Natural Cleanse for $5.95 shipping,it was a 14 day trial period.My doctor told me not to take the product.I have issues with my Colon due to Pain meds.I tried to call for 6 hours the 1st day.I got through after 4 hours.I was put on hold for 2 hours,then disconnected.I sent anemail with no luck.If I do not cancel I will be billed another $88.00 on my credit card. This is a scam,you can not get your money back or cancel the product.I rfead that they keep sending the product month after month and charge.I am disabled and on a fixed income.I thought if it worked I would cut back on food a little and not fill one script this month.

      What a shame you can not cancel.I called my credit card and told thrm.They will dispute the chrges.I saved the email from them saying I have a 14 day trial and if not satisfied I can cancel!!!!

      I saved the email with the confirmation number and it states 14 day trial. I sent that to ctedit card Co. and the emails I have tried to send Natural Cleanse.

      What a shame ripping people off,especially seniors and disabled ones??

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      bby 8 years ago

      Since I was a child I had problems with always being hungry and having bouts of dizzy spells if I didn't eat. I could never gain weight and it got so bad that I was having low sugar attacks on a daily basis. When I was about 40 I did the Colonix for 2 months and it changed my life. My sugar levels are normal, I feel great, my skin is great and I have tons of energy. The main thing you need to do is stop your intake of food that change to sugar while on the diet. I have recommended this product to many people as it helped me alot

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      Chibichibi 8 years ago

      Thanks for this article. I too have a feeling that some of these people are being paid to cast doubt on the article.

      It also makes me doubt people's intelligence when they buy into the urban legends like the one busted here:

      Infomercials at 4AM just want your money, they don't want to help you.

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      Jim 8 years ago

      I too was skeptical, but the 60 days money back guarantee warranted a free try, after about 2 1/2 weeks I returned it $140 for both the Colonix and toxinout, not worth it over price and din't do crap. Don't waste your money!

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      Mart 8 years ago

      I usually have about 2 BM each day. I eat a varied diet with very little pre-processed food. I like to run and I have noticed that the longer runs (half marathons and full marathons) send me 'running' to the toilet. In fact the only way to be sure to avoid an accident is to take an anti-diarhea tablet BEFORE the race. It then takes a couple of days until my BMs return to normal. I can finish a half marathon without taking a tablet as long as I visit the toilet straight afterwards - in that case my BM is much looser than normal. But running a full marathon without 'blocking up my colon' beforehand results in diarhea. I'm not going to give up running but I do wonder if the pre-emptive, repeated use of anti-diarhea tablets might have unwanted long term side effects.

      Re: worms, I never really thought about it, but after reading all the posts on this thread I am now worried about them. What's the way to find out and get rid of them? I gave my dog worming tablets once and he got rid of a disgusting load of worms, like chocolate coated spaghetti. Of course I don't go around drinking from puddles or licking things that dogs do so hopefully I don't have worms ... but what if I do? Are the same worming tablets that we give to our dogs also safe for us humans? I guess worms are worms.

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      lboogy7 8 years ago

      I don't think that this hub is based on facts that can be proved. There is a book called Bible Cures What You Dont know Might Be Killing You... He tells you how to cleanse your colon naturally and he also links all of the sicknesses that we encounter daily to the colon not being healthy and being congested with fecal matter.

      It's true that our bodies were designed to get rid of the waste and toxins that are inside but we were supposed to be eating the meat and fruit of the land with out the pesticides and the like that the animals eat and are injected with everyday. Instead everything that we eat is tainted in one way or another (Processed foods etc...)

      I am a war vet and I am also lactose intolerant but when I was overseas I could for some reason enjoy the milk without getting bloated or any of the other frustrating ways that it affected me. Soon as I came back home I tried some milk and it started affecting me the same way again. I also noticed that the chickens were smaller because they don't inject there food with the steroids and hormones like we do which explains why they didn't have as many obese people as we do.

      Take a look at all of the cases of diabetes that are all of a sudden popping up everywhere many of those cases end up with kidney failure and dialasys and then sadly death. The kidneys just like any other major organ in our bodies get there nutrients from the vitamins that are filtered into the blood stream through the colon.

      If the colon is backed up or filled with the toxic waste then these vitamins are tainted with toxins causing the other organs to get tainted vitamins and the such. Which contaminates them and cause them to work harder than they are supposed to and give out sooner than they are supposed to.

      Basically if we eat right from the start then we wouldn't need to cleanse our colons but if we eat what is put in our heads to eat through what we see and what we were taught to eat according to taste then we are feeding ourselves poision and this poision will not leave unless we remove it, like cysts, tumors and the like they are not supposed to be there but they have to be removed by us most of the time.

      Sorry for the long post but I hate to see people thinking that a colon cleanse is not necessary because of someone saying that they are a bunch of crock. Everybody is different and every situation is as well. Some people smoke for long periods of time and take medications for long periods of time and these meds stay in the bloodstream and through all of the filtering (like the liver and kidneys) these toxins have to reside somewhere because they don't always get out.

      Just like a pipe that gets water flowing through it constantly it picks up debri and eventually the walls inside that pipe are going to get thicker. The same thing with the colon only with the toxins and chemicals from meds, processed food etc. What may be good for the goose may not be good for the gander. Research for your selves before you follow what someone else says about something being a scam.

      Why do you think they lived so long back in the biblical days as opposed to know? Look at there diets, foods that they ate etc...

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      Monava 8 years ago

      I think YOU are full of IT!

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      Lizzie 8 years ago

      I have my suspicions that using a colon cleanse actually brought on Rheumatoid Arthritis, as crazy as that sounds. I went from jogging several miles a day to being unable to sit up in bed by myself, walk 50 feet without help or turn the shower handles - all in a matter of a month after using the cleanse. After struggling to find the right meds I tried probiotics and have noticed a marked improvement, thus substantiating my thoughts on the cleanse. This is dangerous stuff!

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      jamie 8 years ago

      ~ The key ~

      Seed husk, thats it people!

      1. Go to any drug food store like walgreens are rite-aid, even walmart and buy it for about 5.00 - 20.00 depending on size amount and brand.

      2. take as directed.

      3. B.M. alot more often - lose alittle weight also!!! ( but... if you still have only 1 B.M. a day or less, drink more water and juice ).

      The psyllium seed husk does gel in the body acting like a sponge as it soaks up water, the sponge now has the ability to absorb toxic substances off the wall of your colon! and then pushes from top to bottom the B.M. out. { Dont be another duck for those money scammers! } and cheers to us for spreading the word ~ keep it up..

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      chris 8 years ago

      I pretty much looked at all the comments and didn't see any mention of a program called Blessed Herbs. I have done just about everything from colonics, the master cleanse, the sunshine clense to oxy powder (which does do a good job). But I have a chronic condition called Psoriasis. I've had this skin condition which plagued me from head to toe for 8 years. Most recently, I was prescribed a steroidal topical ointment. It caused me to gain about 30 pounds in a short time and all kinds of other steroid overdose symptoms.

      To claim back my health from what the doctors gave me, I wanted to cleanse myself. After stopping the medications, my condition flared outrageously and the worst it had ever been. I did the Blessed Herbs cleanse which consists of 5 days fasting with supplements and within those 5 days, I passed several of the "ropes" discussed on this thread. My stomach did get flatter and never came back after I finished. But the most important part, is that my Psoriasis had a marked improvement, almost clear, in 5 days!! I've been battling this for years with anything that was ever labled to help the psoriasis condition.

      So I must conclude, without any scientific evidence, without doctors backing me on it, without the FDA's approval, without any desire for monetary gain, the program works. If it can produce such results, could it really be bad for me? I cannot believe so. And if you can do something or find something that does improve your well being no matter how miniscule, does it really matter what any one says?

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      john 8 years ago

      i just have a feeling that some of the people on here are paid to write good things about colonix and other colon cleansing programs. I 'm sure many of these companies have the resources to pay people to scan the web for blogs like this and edorse thier product. after all thats how most people do their research now a days. and i'm sure it drives plenty of traffic to their website. Its sucks though for the people who think they were written by a real person and go by the product. You never know what your getting on the internet. theres no integrity anymore. companies will do whatever they have to to get sales up even if it means lie cheating ect.

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      cattlebarron 8 years ago

      I have lost 100 pounds in a year and a half using Psyllium Whole Husks by Yerba Prima. Trick is to drink alot of water cut your fats and carbs in half, eat more vegetables and fruits, more fish and leaner meats,. Before using this product, i was irregular, had diverticulitis and IBS, NO more, feel great!!!! I have since gotten several friends and family on Psyllium Whole Husks and they too are reaping the benefits of GOOD health through illiminating bad waste, and detoxifying there intestines!!! Over the years i have read all the horror stories, seen all those alien looking pictures from other products that supposedly have cleaned the intestines, i am very skeptical. All i know is that the bathroom experience is now Pain Free, and my stools are huge and soft and compared to a year or so ago, i was screaming in the bathroom, dreading the bathroom experience. That is my story and i am sticking to it.

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      Poop-E 8 years ago

      Yay! Thanks for this thread...I can't believe it's been going for two years. I googled colon cleansing because I'm interested in a general body detox and pretty quickly got to the Colonix website. I was totally fascinated by all of the pictures and even sent the link to my boyfriend (ew, gross!)

      But after reading a few of the testimonials and finding out you had to do it for 3 months and that the poop ropes were still coming out after all that time, it just sounded too fishy. I would think that with time as the product cleaned you out, the ropes would diminish and eventually go away and leave you with normal poops. Since it sounds like they don't diminish at all my brain-light went on and I thought...ahhh, the stuff you take is probably causing it and that's why it takes a little time for it to start working as well. With such fascinating results, it must be easy to get people to keep buying the product!

      I just wanted to confirm my hunch and did that and more by reading (most of) this thread. Also, just wanted to add that I'd be concerned about any product that requires you take a laxative - such as the herbal tea - for an extended amount of time. A lot of Americans are "hooked" on laxatives because once they start taking them the muscles of the colon stop working on their own. In turn, you need to take more laxatives just to do what your body used to do naturally.

      I've heard good things about coffee enemas, both for cleansing the colon and stimulating the liver for further detox. I'll be picking up some psyllium husk myself to see how that works.

      Thanks for all the useful and insightful comments from all the skeptics.

      Poop on!


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      Meeks 8 years ago

      I have taken these products as well and have had the same suspicions. Has anyone tried the Master Cleanse (lemonade diet)? Any thoughts?

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      effee 8 years ago

      I'm afraid I find it quite impossible to believe any of the stories of huge worms and month's overdue impacted stools being passed by people. It's EXTREMELY unlikely for a human to have tapeworms-unless they've been on unhealthily familiar terms with thier pets' anus, and if you had fecal matter of huge proportions trapped in your gut for such extended periods of time you'd be severely-read hospital patient-ill or dead.

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      Scott 8 years ago

      Thanx everyone I damn near bought the Colonix an hour ago.

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      Will 8 years ago

      If I had read this hub only a week earlier, I would not have ordered the colon cleaning kit from Blessed Herbs. I feel sort of foolish now for having purchased the thing, but I think I'll go through with it anyway just out of morbid curiosity. (Like so many here, I wanted to see that famous rope of hope.)

      I'm on day three of a pre-cleansing where you're supposed to gradually reduce your food intake to prepare you for the five-day fast. Although it's not really a fast if you're downing those fiber packets all day long with an orchard full of apple juice, is it?

      I'm not sure what's in those stimulator pills that you take before dinner, but they've really got me going. So tomorrow morning, it's adieu food, bonjour fiber and herbs for the next five days. (Why does this remind me of hazing in college?)

      At any rate, if the whole thing turns out to be a crock of, well, you know, I'll be sure to report back, gentle readers.

      I have no issues with constipation, digestion or any of that. I did read several testimonials about some wonderful euphoric feeling you get around the fourth or fifth day of detox. It may, however, turn out to be plain old denial and rationalization...

      (Thanks Maddie, for starting the discussion - if you're still around)

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      Fiona Hamilton 8 years ago

      Colonix does, too, work!!! After about six days I did shed a seven-inch rope that could not be cut up; I tried! I don't shed ropes every day but I know that's coming. Just yesterday (my ninth day) I shed a long, black rope about ten or eleven inches long. If you look at the pictures on the Colonix web site the stools change from black to brown to yellow as time goes on. And what color is bile-brown!!! So those black ropes and black mucus, too, are very old poop, indeed! I now feel better; I was getting fevers at the end of nearly every day, and terrible itching before I started the Colonix program. As for the people who did not get any results with the Colonix or it caused cramping, did you follow the directions, guys!! Also, every person's body is different. I'm fifty-six years old and sometimes my bowel movements were hard, pebbley looking stools or the movements were thin. I've been sick a lot of my life. I had Hodgkin's Disease when I was thirty. I know a lot about the human body, mainly because I've experiemented on myself and know what works. If your intestines are full of sludge then you need to clean them out! My eye, lung, and skin allergies are much better now! My energy has also increased. I'm not a spokesperson for Dr. Natura, either but I'm going to ask them what I can do for their company!

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      dave 8 years ago

      All you idiots trying to figure it all out. If you're skeptical about something, ask a doctor. Read a medical journal. Just be intelligent about whatever crap you're trying to put into you body. People will never learn, they will constantly fall for sales people. If haven't taken a normal shit in over a week, call the damn doctor. Anyone running to you trying to sell something should alway always put a question in your mind. And do you ever see a doctor running to you trying to make a buck? hell no. He or she is there for a reason and they didnt spend 8 years in college for nothing. As I rant, your probably dont have to guess where i stand with this. Its just pure common sense that this colon cleanse is all crap. no pun. Trust your physician, eat healthy, get off your ass and exercise everyday and you could quite possibly live past the average age of a human, which is about 74 in the US. and put down your McDonald's and eat a vegetable. This could be your bloating and upset stomach issue.

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      brooke 8 years ago

      I understand the skepticism, but I've fasted using the Master Cleanser fast- which is water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne. I couldn't believe what came out of me...and I took nothing in . Our bodies, and cells can become clogged with mucus and toxins that our lymphatic systems can not remove fast enough. When this happens we start feeling sluggish, depressed, and have numerous physical complaints. Sorry, Maddie, I'm sure some products are scams, or claim to much, but our bodies are living systems...of course if you put psyllium, or whatever in a glass, and leave it for days you will have gook. But our bodies, in their ideal states, are living and moving...nothing should come out of our bodies that looks like the scare pictures, unless there is a problem, and we are backed up. If we are removing fecal slime, then we are stagnant!!! Period.

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      kenneth 8 years ago

      what about prune juice? won't prune juice help you if you drink 1 glass every morning? its very inexpensive and also healthy for you. but can drinking it once a day help clean the bowels just like a cleanse?

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      timmo 8 years ago

      years ago when i became aware of the "childrens'" book "everybody poops" i thought, "what is this world coming to?" i never read it and maybe it's great but, come on! well, after perusing all of these responses maybe there should be an adults' book called "everybody thinks about their poops." that is with good reason though since you can't seem to get through a visit with the doctor without answering questions about your toilet habits. well, hey, if you're having problems in that area that is a big clue to a physician on where to start looking so you should always be forthcoming. well, i did sign on to make some points so i'll get to it. miss maddie has made the basic point that what you "put into you" will come out of you. despite my noblest aspirations i don't eat very well and my mealtimes are very irregular. working the graveyard shift doesn't help and eating fast food and take-out keeps me alive but i sure don't usually feel 100%. i also like me some beer. needless to say i am not necessarily always pleased as i leave the bathroom. despite this i am six foot, two and hover around 200#and pushing the ripe old age of 35. by the BMI...hmm...the BMI...i am a little overweight but i'm actually kinda skinny. also, my good cholesterol is very high and my bad is very low. as i said i am not eating very healthy but it looks like the genes may be working for me here. the genes also give me some severe lower g.i. problems! something in the gut has a tendency to swell up and cause obstruction and massive pain and it's not my appendix as the doctor says. well, this is getting long and boring so let me say this: i have had great results taking unprocessed psyllium every few days. it is for sure that it adds otherwise un-achievable bulk to the results i see in my "leavings" but it keeps things moving and dammit if i've noticed a marked reduction in odor! maybe that's due to regular evacuation, i don't know but i haven't had any pain in years and i sure feel great when it empties me out. just don't take more than a couple of tablespoons at once...the word imminent and the phrase "get out of my way" come to mind! i think the real point is this: if you are eating regular meals and they include good portion from all of the food groups (hey, we ARE omnivores and that food group idea is actually pretty sound) then, barring any maladies, you're gonna do fine. at a friend's suggestion i also started taking a daily multivitamin and that seems to help with my energy levels especially during those silly, unexpected schedule changes. above all of this just know that your mind has supreme control over your body. your brain is already giving orders and you kinda, sorta live in your brain so never allow your body to dictate how the day will go. thaks for sparking such such a robust conversation maddie and thanks to everyone for being so civil while still being so honest. i guess i'll have to check out some of your other postings maddie.

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      sadie 8 years ago

      i had a lot of discomfort and rashes when i travelled for a long time and had two bouts with parasites. i went to a naturopath who gave me colonics 2x a week for a few weeks. burning hot acid came out of my body, and when he put an alkaline tester under my tongue he found that my body had gone from extrmeley acidic to alkaline in just a day. i saw this with my own eyes and after that felt less depressed and had less of the rash. later i did the blessed herbs cleanse. the combo of the increased water intake and the sweeping of the toxins gave me boundless energy and the lines on my face literally disappeared. when the weird stuff started coming out i was skeptical too, it looked like just a bunch of fiber, but after a week of fasting and only ingesting apple juice mixed with water and the psyllium/clay mixture, dark black and dark green stuff shaped like my colon and smelling absolutely foul (like a subway station bathroom!) sorry but true, came out in a massive startling amount. i can see how people would be doubtful to the validity of these products, but i have tried it and have had great results.

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      lori 8 years ago

      okk thank goodness for this site cuz now im not wasting time and money on a colon cleanse. ill just try regular fiber, i read here about phsyllium husk, and be done with it. we do need extra fiber in us but paying all this money for colon cleansing products is just dumn. good luck everyone.

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      2much reading/not enough answers 8 years ago

      I could only manage to read thru about 1/2 of the comments, and I see a reoccurring theme. First off, the reviews of Colonix are about 50/50; worked for about 50%, not for about 25%, and the other 25% didn't try it and believe in home remedies. I do agree that there are about 100 other concoctions that you could use to clease a colon (aloe vera, epsom salt, fiber, prune juice, etc), but none of those actually kill parasites. I saw so many comments where users of this products actually saw physical entities in their stool, leading me to believe that one of the benefits of Colonix over home colon cleansers is that it kills these parasites. I would prefer to kill both birds with 1 stone.

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      VeryConfused 8 years ago

      Just so that everyone is aware (and DR. R) phosphosoda has been recalled and is dealing with a mass lawsuit. You can only get simular type products by perscription :s

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      VeryConfused 8 years ago

      First off I have to admit that I got suckered in with Colonix. I have not started yet, but I was very excited about starting....that's before I came accross this Hub. I have honestly read every single comment on here and still feel pretty torn. One side of me tells me that the colon cleanse dosent really help you with anything. I am strongly considering the nasty formula that was posted for pre colonoscopies. Althogh this might clean out my colon it wont help detox the rest of me. Should I still try the Toxinout after I have cleansed my colon? I had such high hopes for the Colonix and Toxinout. I was really hopeing that it would change my life and help me feel better about living in general (Increased energy, hair groth; since mine has not grown since I was 14 and am now 24, bloating and I would have LOVED a flatter stomach). Now I am back to square one and will try to accept that fact that I will probably always feel like crap as I cannot afford to eat mass amounts of fruits and vegies which I would love to eat if only the normal person could afford to eat them everysingle day. Does anyone else have the issue of not being able to afford to eat organic produce everyday? I constantly battle depression do to lack of natural energy and I just dont know what do to :'(

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      newbie2 8 years ago

      Has anyone here ever had a colonoscopy? If you want a squeaky-clean colon, the prep for the colonoscopy will give you one--and the colonoscopy can be a lifesaver. I was awake during one of mine (in NC the doctors don't put you in a twilight sleep like they do in the state I currently live in), and I was able to see the inside of my colon on the monitor as the doctor was doing the colonoscopy. The prep procedure (one day of a liquid diet and then drinking some awful stuff followed by lots of trips to the bathroom!) leaves your colon perfectly clean--so clean that the doctor can examine the entire lining of the entire colon as he or she looks for any polyps, etc. People do not have pounds worth of stuff built up on their colon walls. That is just nonsense. Don't waste your money on that stuff. Eat a high fiber diet and drink plenty of water, and you should be just fine.

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      John Craper 8 years ago

      I study crap and agree with the hernia guy who said take Prune Juice, It's all natural and is safe to take long term unlike a lot of stuff you might try.Of course common sense tells you that if you take a bulk producer like Psyllium Husks of course its going to take the shape of the colon just like anything that gums up. Take a bowl of high fiber cereal and then look at your crap it takes a new shape than if all you ate was a meat diet. Plus the odors are different when you take say fast food like taco bell than if you ate a nice healthy salad.Remember its justCommon sense when it comes to crap.

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      Ruben 8 years ago

      I love it when someone speaks the's like someone turning on the light.

      Thanks Maddie.

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      Darius 8 years ago

      I am trying to lose 20 to 30 lbs. and I thought that I would begin by cleansing my system of any substance that my be stuck in my body. I have regular BM 3 to 4 times a day and I don not have regular gas or any other stomach issues. I drink a 1/2 to 1 cup of prune juice every morning along with my daily vitamins and within 1 t 2 hours I have a very large loose movement. A friend of mine told me that I was just emptying what was in my stomach but not ridding my body from anything that is stuck in my colon. Is this true? Will the colon cleanse do anythng for me is is my daily dose of prune juice ridding me of all my waste?

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      Terry 8 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your website. However my experience was different with the colonix product.I use to make my own cleanse for my husband and I,then when relatives from another state ask me to recommend a cleanse as part of health improvement regiment I went looking for one that had the ingredients I put into my home made cleanse online in a cleanse (whom I had never heard of) website listed most of the ingredients I used in my own formula.I tried it for 60 days.I documented the project for myself only.I collected samples and looked at them under a microscope(as I am a huge "Doubting Thomas")I indentified several of the parasites (that were not microscopically too small) from a parasite chart.It is not pleasant to think about these things when it comes to our bodies I know.Only I believe it is a huge mistake for our society to treat our pets and not think for a moment that human bodies are not in need of treatment of parasites and worms.Colonix worked for me and several other people I know.I have gone back to making my own cleanse although I would not hesitate to use the colonix (I have not used their Toxinout)again even though they have subtracted some of the original ingredients.I hope this shared info adds to the work that you are doing and I plan on bookmarking this sight to keep informed with what you do.Thank you for putting this up for us to read and learn from.

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      Kirk 8 years ago

      I am so glad to have come across this page. I was very questionable of those 'cleanse' products and really did not want to fill my body with the so-called 'safe' herbs. Thanks for the information!

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you for looking past all the hype and the great marketing these companies do. It is so easy to fall for these scams.

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      wade 8 years ago

      I agree w/Rich...above post. Seems the latest craze is EXTENSE! I'm working on a get rich scheme like extense right now. It will be painful, as you will have to insert a small tube in the end, give it a few pumps, (BLOW IT UP), pull out the tube, & wallah you're HUGE. Any buyers??? Back to the article at hand, Colon cleansing. I've had IBS for 30 years now, & have gone through countless drugs, fiber supplements, no REAL fix. I have not tried Colonix, so maybe i'll give it a shot. I already spend $50 for 30 pills of Aciphex (prescribed by my doc). It helps, but doesn't heal. Pepsid ac works best, but i'm fed up w/drugs. There's got to be a better way. I also have a job as a flight attendant, & it's real embarrasing hogging the aft lav on a flight. So, looks like I will have to take a week off, to see if the cleanse will cause a stink (so to speak). I have been flying for 25 years, & have flown all over the world, & did pick up a parasite, that damn near killed me. I attended a real island lua on the island of Majuro in the western pacific. I tried the sea turtle, & all kinds of exotic crap, & boy I paid the price. Lost 35 lbs in a week, would eat, & 2 minutes later, it was through me. Doc in Hawaii said i was dehydrated to the max, & could have died from body organs quitting. So, always drink plenty of water, especially when flying. Today I flew in from El Salvadore, took a nap, & woke up w/the runs. I didn't even eat down there, but did brush my teeth from the 5 star hotel's faucet. Went poop 4 times in a half hour. Hopefully the colon cleanse will get me back on track, & if $165 gets me to feel better, all the better, as the Aciphex is $50 a month. Also, my doc says i will have to take it the rest of my life. I'm 48 now, so that will put me in the poor house in a lifetime of use. If the colon cleanse fails, at leats i will know it won't work for me. My suggestion to all on here, is try different things, if they work, then you found the answer. It could very well save you a ton of dinero in the long run. Happy Poops!

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      MonaLisa 8 years ago

      Use Epsom salts, one tablespoon stirred in a small glass of water (cost a few pennies) at bedtime. This works to clean out your colon without painful cramps. Also, the benefits of drinking wine (red or other) kills parasites.

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      Rich 8 years ago

      My fellow Americans, please, please use some critical thinking. Here's a rule that you need to learn: If it's on an infomercial, it's a scam. Why is that so hard for people to figure out? Companies aren't giving away miracles at 4am. They are trying to separate you from your money. You can't get something for nothing, whether that's six pack abs, losing 50 pounds overnight, making a million with no money down, or fuller breasts. It's all a big fat lie. You wan't to lose weight? Eat less and exercise more! That advice didn't even cost you anything. Now here's the kicker. 99.9% of you won't lift one finger to follow that advice. No, you'd rather try and buy your way to a healthy body and riches. The problem is that you are just lying to yourself and getting poorer in the process. Sorry if this hurts but someone needs to give you a reality check.

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      Tdock31 8 years ago

      A las, a site that isn't sponsored by one of the very companies I was trying to research. Thank you sooooo much for getting this truth out. I've been researching "colon cleansers" unsuccessfully now for weeks trying to locate something that felt like the REAL TRUTH. I was about to fall prey to Colonix, Acai berry, or Dr. Natura. For some reason, my gut was telling me that their claims were a little too good to be true; especially not ever hearing about any of them from my Dr.'s etc. Thanks so much for taking the time to enlighten those of us who are critical thinkers and try to research before making a decision. I can feel comfortable now just adding more fiber to my diet and drinking more water and know that mother nature will handle the rest. The comments were also great, it was quite evident that these were real people!!!!

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      Elegantwork23 8 years ago

      This is really weird that so many people are concerned about how much crap comes out. I've taken metamucil for several years now and never had any funky things come out. I also eat oatmeal for breakfast for about two weeks out of the month. And the WORMS i don't think there are a lot of adults walking around with worms? I think only children get worms from playing/eating in dirt etc.. Adults could probably get worms from cats or dogs tho.

      Good article.

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      Stupid Consumer 8 years ago

      Last year I had a colonoscopy and was required to do a one day liquid diet followed by a liquid "clean you out" the morning before the procedure (and spent a very long time "reading" in the bathroom). Later that morning they took the usual pictures during the colonoscopy which showed nicely pink walls on all the "sections" of the colon. The point is, I knew I was totally clean inside.

      So later, I thought about the infomercial I had seen with the statements about the pounds of fecal matter in John Wayne's intestines when he died. The implication being that I, too, could have that condition and not know it. At the time, it concerned me enough that I went down to the local health store and bought (what looked like) the best herbal cleanse product they had.

      I consider myself more knowledgeable than most on medical and health issues, and unusually resistant to sales pitches, but here I was with the hook, line and sinker fully swallowed! I'm appalled at my own ignorance and the ability of these hucksters to legally say what they say and sell what they sell.

      Label me another Stupid Consumer.

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      DR. R 8 years ago

      Everyone should read this. So true. If you want to clease your colon pick up 2 1.5 oz. bottles of phosphosoda, 4 dulcolax tabs, and one 10 oz. bottle of magnesium citrate ($16.22). Compared to hundreds for "herbal" colon cleansers. I use this as a prep for colonoscopy. I have yet to see "waste on the colon like spackle or paste". Interestingly your colon will be so clean you can see all the walls of the entire colon. Amazing. Proven by hundreds of colonoscopies by direct visualization through a videoendoscope. After this drink 3 tablespoons of metamucil a day and at least 64 oz of water a day and your colon will work at peak efficiency everyday. I just saved you hundreds of dollars in scam products.

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      Lee R 8 years ago

      Hello, I read most of the comments here and have come to the conclusion that it is likely that an occasional colon cleanse is not a bad idea. I've been researching the topic because I have had constipation problems for a few years now, which is not typical for me.

      Not one to openly speak on such personal matters, this is strage, but I will explain to clarify the issue. Up until recent years, I would have "healthy" bms... about 1.5 to 2 inches in diamter, several inches long, once or twice per day. For about three years now, they have reduced to about 3/4" in diamater, a couple of inches in length, once a day or so.

      Also, I feel full even when I have not eaten for many hours, and bloated when I eat a small meal. My immune system also does not seem to be operating at full capacity.

      This has lead me to put some credence behind the clogged colon theory. What else would cause the change in shape and size, and the feeling of fullness? Seems to make sense that there's matter in my system that needs to be purged.

      My conclusion on Colonix, etc. is that they might work, but other remedies would be more effective... so:

      ***HAS ANYONE COME ACCROSS A GOOD REGIMENT OF HERBS FOR CLEANSING AND DETOX, including instructions on quantity and frequency?

      Thanks in advance for your help.

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      KathyP 8 years ago

      Thanks for the input Cecillia, I will take a look at it.

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      Cecillia 8 years ago

      To KathyP: here is the link for celtic disease.


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      Cecillia 8 years ago

      To KathyP: check out the info about celtic diease. IBS is one of the symptoms of this. It is a condition where you have reactions to wheat gluten and other things which in turn mess with your digestive system. You don't have anything to lose but time. Hope it helps.


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      KathyP 8 years ago

      I have read most of the entries and would like to say that the cleanse for me would be stricktly for my IBS/Constipation problems. I am 44 and have been constipated since the age of 12. The fiber, water and eat more prunes concept does not cut it for me. Though I wish it would, some have no idea!! I sympathize with the young girl of 18 that is already having to seek assistance with colon problems. My colonoscopies have all been 100% up to standards, but that doesn't help me with a bowel movement. Gas, bloating, and chronic consipation is my life. I wish there was some relief out there , but my doctor and Nurse Practioner have not found the cure. Tea's and laxatives are my only resource, for that reason I can only say the shoe does not fit for all. While many cleansing products may or may not work for some people, we are in fact all different. And on another note, I always have to keep in mind that doctors are "practicing" medicine. It is an ever evolving subject.

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      Harold 8 years ago

      What a complete scam.

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      Cecillia 8 years ago

      I have stayed up all night reading your comments. This what I have to say. I am a 48 year old female with ADHD, take medicine for it and until Aug of this year was a little on the heavy side. I started eating correctly, i.e. a diet higher in fiber and cutting out diet cokes, increase my water. To boot, included exercise five times a week. I have lost a lot of weight, so wanting to lose weight is not the issue here. My health is! I have always had trouble with bowel movements and have been looking into doing a cleanse. Since I have to take a stimulant for my ADHD, which I feel is hard on my body, I am looking into natural ways of doing this. Do I believe there is build up in a persons body? Yes, if you can go for weeks at a time without having movements. Since I fall into this area, I KNOW I need a good cleaning. After reading all of the postings, here is what I have decieded to do. Keep my money, use what I have at my house. Which is fiber therpy and good old prune juice. It is all natural, so my digistive system shouldn't become dependent on it. And if it does, so what, it can't hurt me. It is just more fiber. I have also read that some of the reason why we don't have movements is because we have weak colon muscles, so I am going to include the right vit. and some good old aloe verda to help with this problem. Yes, a lot of our heatlh problems come from having unhealthly lifestyles, which in turn lead to many illness, and birth difects, so on and so forth. We need to go back and look at the basics for our heatlh before running to our doctors. Are there things that we as layman can't cure, yes! But my daddy who was a firm believer in taking vitimans and drinking prune juice once told me this. Keep your gut clean and you will keep you motor clean. By the way he is now a 84 year old man who just this last year lost his teeth, still has a full head of hair and is not overwieght and can still drive and get around. As a matter of fact he worked until last year, so maybe his genaration knew something we don't.

      P.S. As for the spelling on some of the comments, please use spell check and check for errors. Some of the postings was hard to read.


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      PoochNYC 8 years ago

      cccc, That bottle of clear liquid that your mother took was Citroma--more known by its generic name of magnesium citrate. You could easily substitute magnesium sulfate (epsom salt). It will clean u out as if u swallowed a grenade, trust me (I'm a nurse). There's no way pounds and pounds of stool will stick to your colon for years "Like spackling paste." Stool in contact with your intestinal wall will irritate and probably cause colon cancer. Increase fiber in diet. Take a stick of celery as it is almost pure fiber. These expensive cleansers may clean you out, but you can do it yourself and use the money to go on a holiday (once you stop shitting your insides out)!

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      Mr.BO 8 years ago

      ll you have to do is try to have organic fruit and vegetables, stay away from red meat as much as you can, and try to excersize. It may not be easy to change your living habits but once you do, you'll feel the difference. Try to stay avtive in order to keep your metabolism at its fastest pace and your bowel movement will absolutely come to a regularity soon. Water is the key since 3/4 of our body consist of water. Flushing and replenishing your body's fluid keeps you healthy along with excersize that keep your metabolism work and it also help you burn your fat. For a quick solution for your constipation, try 6-8 mid size apricot preferably organic ones if you can find any. Eat healthy and stay healthy. Don't forget to get away from city life to fill your lungs with oxygen.

      Good luck everyone.

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      Reg Brittain 8 years ago from South Burlington, VT, USA

      I appreciate this review, and I like your writing style. The thing that has always struck me about the claim of disgusting plaque stuck to the walls of our intestines is why have I never seen one bit of colonoscopy or endoscopy footage showing this plaque?

      What you do see, to my layman's eye, is moist, clean looking tissue. Hmm....

      Thank you, Maddie.


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      Adam 8 years ago

      I can see that people in general are never going to agree one way or the other. I am somewhat interested in the idea of colon cleansing , but not with anything harsh on my body in any way. A couple of years ago , after being told that I have an irritated prostate , I looked into some possible remedies and found that diet could supposedly help me. So I tried a cleanse that I read about that was supposed to help pull my bodies pH back towards alkaline. This is how it went ; two days of nothing to eat , just water with lemon juice. (this was pretty hard to do , since I am a chef and am around delicious food all day ) Next was three days of nothing but fruit , three meals a day. And then seven days of just fruit and vegetables . For the first four days , I didn't have a single bowel movement and thought that this was rather strange , what with the fruit diet . Then after the fourth day , I would have about three or four movements per day , and they were rather urgent , no real warning or build up so to speak . Just like a drill sergeant saying , 'Move , move move !!!!! This is not a drill !!!' :) Around the same time , I started getting lots of pimples , someone told me that was the toxins and stuff working their way out through my skin. After about the sixth day , my poop was green and didn't really stink anymore. I'm a fairly big guy , six three 200 pounds , so I found that I had to eat very large amounts of vegetables to feel even close to full . Over the course of the twelve day diet , I lost thirteen pounds , some of which I figure must have been old junk sitting around in my colon , even though I have always been quite regular on my usual diet , which always includes meat . I found it pretty hard to stick to this eating regimen and probably couldn't have done it if I hadn't had in the back of my mind that when it was all over I could have "real food" again . After I went back to my old ways of eating , it took a little over a month for my weight to go right back up to where it was before , since weight loss was not why I did it , I didn't really care. In retrospect though , I would have to say that I did feel better while eating that way , even for such a short time.

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      Julia 8 years ago

      I'm currently on day 18 of the colonix program and it has NOT been working for me at all. I have gas, cramps, and fewer bowel movements than before I went on the cleanse. I'm drinking plenty of water and eating a very healthy diet, but nothing seems to work. It's especially frustrating because my boyfriend started the cleanse at the same time as me and he's having GREAT results.

      Now I'm reading this thread and I just don't know what to believe. Some doctors say we have about 10 lbs. of impacted fecal matter in our colon and can show us all this buildup using xrays, while other doctors say there's nothing up there and can show us our healthy, clean colon during a colonoscopy procedure. How am I supposed to know who's right? This whole colon cleanse clearly isn't working for me so should I try colon hydrotherapy? Some say it's great, others say it's harmful...

      The whole reason I wanted to do a colon cleanse in the first place was because I've become noticeably more fatigued, constantly bloated, and all of a sudden have acne in my mid twenties. I used to be vibrant, energetic, and fun. No I just feel gross and depressed most of the time. The more I look into colon cleansing and other possibilities, the more confused I get. Am I full of fecal matter and toxins? Do I have candida overgrowth? Parasites? Do I need a spinal adjustment from a chiropractor? Do I need to eat a raw food diet? Do a juice fast? What the HELL?!?!?! I know I'm supposed to take responsibility for my health, but since when did it become so difficult and confusing?

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      ben 8 years ago

      Muggsy and Scotch,

      i work with a parasitologist. Yeah, parasites. Every BODY has them, even in developed nations. Don't believe it, google 1993 Milwaukee crypto(sporidium). We are yet to do research, but have piles of anecdotal observatios and client testimonials. We use a whole foods (as medecine) approach here that is effective and has treated many symptoms. Is this evaluated by the FDA? No, we can't afford the research for FDA evaluation. And until we can, we will not be able to dictate, control, or buy the FDA seal of approval as pharmaceutical companies do. My suggestion: ideally come to Bozeman, MT to see us. Feel free to call us at 406 586 5515. Or, try the Dr. Natura in combination with colon hydrotherapy. It's really simple. If the colon doesn't work, then your nutritional needs will not be met. This causes biochemical imbalances such as nutrient, vitamin, mineral defecits. Then your endocrine system gets wacky - the thyroid goes nuts trying to stimulate digestion to meet your metabolic needs. The liver and pancreas respond. Then the adrenals get involved to keep up energy needs. Before long you have thyroid or adrenal burnout, a grocery list of other symptoms, and now compounding, perpetuating symptoms.

      So, this is the simple version. The real deal is more complex and we could develop a detailed explanation (as far as the science out there has documented, depending on what we humans can yet measure - SCIENCE!). The number one tool to your health is self-awareness.

      Also, remember, our bodies are equipped over a long, long time to maintain homeostasis. This was long before the advent of potassium sorbate (and other preservatives), hydrogenated oils (and other highly processed foods), high fructose corn syrup (or other highly refined foods), or Equal (or other chemical substitutes for FOOD), or any other chemically processed bulls%*t that our bodies are only now learning to digest. Then there's everything else - pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, auto exhaust, water treatment, aluminum in your armpit restricting our natural detox methods, blah blah blah.

      It's a tough world, kid. Do your best. And if you feel horrible, get back to basics. Maybe my soap box, may be your wellness and vitality.


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      Michele 8 years ago

      I have been suffering from Ulcerative Colitis the past 4 years and was hospitalized two times within the past couple of months related to concerns that I would rupture my colon/bowels due to lack of movement. I have seen the commercials for this products. I think we all know we are basically purchasing something at our own risk (minus the idea of the 30 day return policy). I have read many of the reviews which seem to deal with the overall purchase experience, forgetting that you can buy these products at your local GNC for a discount..... and the same or similar return policy. Regardless, due to my health issue, I have to be careful with laxatives, but am having a hard time off and on due to medications, stress, etc. I started this product yesterday, I did not swell up like with other similar products, I had a little cramping likely because of my colitis, but it seems to be helping me. Nothing is guaranteed, but if it helps some of us then great. If not, remember GNC, Vitamin World, Vitamin Shop vs feeling like you are pressured to order it right then and there from the TV.

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      scotch 8 years ago

      hey thanks for puttin this page up ..its really helpfull however i still have a 28 and for the past 4 years ive really put on alot of stomache wiieght and after reasearching these colin treatments it made me think alot of my weight is mabie buildup because of the surgeries ive had...i had knee surgery so was on lots of painkillers so couldnt go annnnd also had a hurniia and same thing....i should just go ask a dr but ya lets see if one of u can help

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      stranger 8 years ago

      Yeah.....looks like this is a burning issue for tons of people. Our guts rule us.

      What about this formula- Intestinal Corrective Formula by Dr.Schulze ?

      I've tried to check out if this is a scam, I didn't find any allerts on this one. My 93 y.o. grandpa uses it for years, he is thin and healthy. Is this what is helping him?

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      Michelle 8 years ago

      2 points id like to make... being a member of the medical field I have had the unfortunate opportunity of seeing the inside of peoples colons. Assisting with colonoscopys. Never have I ever seen a build up of anything. The walls are pink. All they have the patient do it go on a liquid diet. They can drink anything they want as long as its just liquid. point 2 Benedryl is used as a sleep aid in many products. If you go to you local drug store and look under sleep aids, the cost of a small bottle will vary between $4 to $12 and all only have benedryl and the same dose even. You go to the Allergy section, an alas same thing benadryl all in different packaging, all at the same dose all at different prices. You pay for packaging, you pay for advertising, you pay for brandnames. So really what can all this fancy colon cleansers do that a simple fiber supplement can't... empty your wallet.

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      Jerrico Usher 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      WOW you make one hell of a point! I was wondering about those pictures lol, interresting hub- well done!

      did you notice that about 80% of your comments on this hub are from non hubpages accounts? I bet people with hubpages accounts logged off to leave a comment, people want to comment but are embarrassed to do so under their name- I dunno why.

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      lilly 8 years ago

      i tried the colonix and i did get the nasty rubber stuff in my BM, but now i'm doubting if its caused by the colonix itself.

      Ricky o

      Have you talked to a doctor or a dermotologist? Lots of sleep, healthy food, exercise, and water always work.. and most people search for other methods than something that actually takes work. So why don't you try that first and if it doesn't work, search for another method.

      I think my main problem is not wanting to do those things myself, causing a BM only every other day and the want to spend hundreds of dollars for products that a little work could prevent. I'd like to be healthy without any work but it won't happen.

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      Jen 8 years ago

      I too have often wondered if these types of products create something inside you that comes out instead of just intestinal buildup. This is from the Colonix website...

      "It helps to keep the colon clean and waste matter moving freely and efficiently by creating a spongy, gelatinous mass in the bowels. By swelling and absorbing fluids, it breaks down and moves toxic waste matter stuck in the folds and crevices of the colon."

      The website itself says it creates a mass & that mass has to come out, so obviously part of what is coming out is the product. I also have to wonder if the mass the product creates could get stuck in your bowels.

      On the other hand, I know people who have had similar stories about what comes out when doing colonics, which is only water. Although, I know in at least one case the person was also taking herbal supplements, etc.

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      ricky o 8 years ago

      i was wondering when someone will answer me but thats cool tho

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      Silvia 8 years ago

      It seems the colonix stuff works just for some people and NOT for others. I hope it will for me because I orthered 3 boxes -there's a discount to it- Or is it that the people who speaks positively about it works for this company? who can you trust?

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      Arcadia Steve 8 years ago

      I have had a lot of success with a product called So Easy Three-Day colon cleansing product produced by a Malaysian company called INS. I believe that this was included in those "gift bags" to the stars at last year's Grammy or Academy Awards. It really helped me last year lose about 5 pounds of "muccoid plaque", the black, rubbery, and rope-like stuff that builds up on the inside wall of your colon. I am assuming this stuff was preventing absorption of nutrients. The three-day regimine is expensive ($180 for the three boxes) but there is a lot of water and wheatgrass-based powered mix to drink, so you only get hungry psychologically-speaking. Most folks only need to the 3-day program once a year and it is on the first try that all the 20+ years of stuff comes out; after that, it's mosttly maintenance.

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      Fabio 8 years ago

      I tried drnatura and really works!

      It is aswome, I lost weight not miraculosly pounds but I los some and better than that I feel good

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      ricky o  8 years ago

      thankx for a answer ?????????????????????????????

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      ricky o 8 years ago

      sorry for my mistakes on spelling

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      ricky o 8 years ago

      Hi i have ben thinking about taking oxy powder or detox 7 becuase all the problems they say u can get if your colon is clog well i have them problems like losing my hair a little and sleeping problems and skin problems like acne and dark circles around my eyes and i wash my face every day with acne meds. i was just wondering if a colon ccleans will really help does any kno please tell me

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      Dave Lebowitz 8 years ago

      I think you're off base on this one, Maddie. My nutritionist recommended a colon cleanse for me 9 years ago, which I have been doing every year since. The cleanse was formulated by Robert Gray, and described in his THE COLON HEALTH HANDBOOK. It is obvious to me that the resulting stools were very old fecal matter, not only from their ropy, twisted, scalloped, snakelike, and well defined shapes, but especially from the fact that they were remarkably wrinkled, a quality I had never seen in my stools before my first cleanse.

      Try to learn more about this subject before you criticize it. I recommend that you read the Colon Health Handbook by Robt. Gray. Then you'll have a better understanding about internal cleansing, and you'll see that the science is sound.

      Yes there may be some hucksters and rip-offs out there offering ineffective products, but the need for internal cleansing is a fact of life. It's just as important as bathing or showering.

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      myway720 8 years ago from Gresham, Oregon

      Great Hub, Maddie! I used to wonder about things like this, but realized that most of the promoters of these types of products aren't even doctors! Also, as you say, our bodies are made well and pretty much do their jobs, barring serious conditions like cancer. Also, I've heard from qualified people that the statements of fecal matter being in one's intestines for years is pure myth in itself. Thanks for showing these products to be the pure hype that they really are.

      Again, great hub!

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      Dan 8 years ago

      In iridology and sclerology (reading the body's health and stresses of organ systems, organs and tissues through tiny marks in the iris and the whites of the eyes) I've noticed wonderful results in cleansing. (I've seen obvious "healing patterns" and felt them in those locations and using other techniques to confirm the more subtle readings.) However, the product that I've used before has never created these lumpy things. Also, I don't see the constant need for them and use them only a couple of times in the year for a two week run each time. As for a high fiber diet, I don't see a need for that. Contrary to popular belief a high fiber diet is not as beneficial as thought. You can be healthy while eating high fiber but you can be healthy eating low fiber as well. When following my organic diet of food combining and sticking mainly with fats, proteins and vegetables along with about 4 supplements my skin glows, my energy levels are high and don't fluctuate all day, I have a bowel movement like once every one, two or three days depending on the flucuation on fiber in the types and amounts of veggies I eat, and I never feel extreme hunger although eating meals that the old me would consider small. I only eat twice a day which is great because I don't like to take more time than needed just doing things to keep alive and in health.

      I take Y.E.S. supplements: P.E.O.'s (EFA's with specific qualities); Essaic formula sometimes in liquid form; and truly chelated minerals (many products offer minerals together with amino acids but not truly bonded to them in which case you could just as well eat a piece of meat with your colliodial minerals for less money). I also take Bob Barefoot's Coral Calcium, but usually not the full 2000 mg just because I don't sense the need for that much in myself with the other things that I do.

      The other things that people do make a huge difference too. I practice a form of bioenergy healing on myself each morning (10 min) which greatly expands the affects of anything else I do for my health. (I adjust my bone, vital organ and other structures into alignment, integrate one or two emotional "cysts" back into my energetic self, and cycle my brain tissues.) I don't drink 8 glasses of water I maybe drink half that but get much more use out of what I do drink and don't pee all day. That's just an example of the compound effects of this bioenergy. It is the yin mode of energy techniques taught in the Quantum Touch. (What I like about them is they don't get all phylisophical, back it up with references which you can look up dealing with true quantum physics and other sciences, and teach it quickly so you can go on your way. However, those in QT do add in their beliefs and philosophies. You can't avoid it completely but more completely than I've ever seen.)

      I use a rebounder for exercise about 10 minutes a day on average but sometimes just for fun.

      Though not for health I find that the process of reading as trained by "Reading Genius" course trainees actually improves my emotional health and quiets much chaos in my body and mind. (Search online. It is legit. Humans can learn as fast as you can flip pages, enjoy and retain 100's of % more than ligual or subligual speeds.) I use this same process to get into "the zone" for many things that I do during the day. I notice that I always feel more healthy throughout the day when I'm in the zone. (Content too is important. I endeavor to keep my mind fed on only morally and spiritually clean information. Of course, my beliefs define those perimeters.)

      I practice Emotional Freedom Techniques daily. It's free and it works for many things without a lot of concentration which my other bioenergy disciplines require.

      I practice and use a "phenomenal memory" throughout the day which if you do a search on line you will see how that could add to confidence, clarity, and control of your life. When you can store and recall every type of information at will in a heartbeat of time and otherwise control it you remove a lot of confusion from your mind and in your life. Hence, better decisions and better health.

      I also have adopted a clear life purpose since I was three years of age and whenever sticking with it (with growing maturity I have more self-control to do so) I've experienced nothing but peace even through the worse things, but when I've let go I've had the worse health even in the seemingly best circumstances! Life purpose is number one. I believe through adequately and ongoingly tested proof that mine is in sync with the planet, the universe, the future and the Creator.

      I also realize that perfect health is not a reachable goal at this time so I do not reach for it. I expend all my energy to fulfill my life's purpose each day and keep life simple. I use as much wisdom and as little energy as possible in being healthy and use that health, energy, time and all other resources to work at my purpose. That makes me happy, and being happy aids in keeping me healthy even when I cannot eat the best foods, breathe the best air, and drink the best water. It also makes me nearly impervious to marketing ploys. Plus, I'm a marketer myself so I can see through garbage.

      Biggest thing to stay out of the cleanse hype and all other things though is ask the questions that really matter in order to find your purpose. What is life about? Who is the Creator? What am I supposed to be doing? How could I find out?

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      THEKellyHill 8 years ago

      I guess I was one of the 'suckers', because I bought Dr. Natura. But in my defense, I DID do a lot of research and found of all the products in that catagory, it was the most effective, safe, and was actually what it claimed to be, with all ingredients disclosed. My Dr. said, "I won't tell you TO take it, but I won't tell you NOT to take it." Anyway, I did NOT experience the 'colon shaped' poo like some. What I did find helpful was that it improved my situation with constipation due to narcotic use for chronic degenerative disk disease pain. The fiber was of a high quality and did not cause the bad bloating and gas pain I had experienced with the over-the-counter products.

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      anon 8 years ago

      About everyone crowing about how Marilyn Monroe was a size 14: size 14: In the 1950s, a size 14 was equivalent to a size 8 now (36 bust, 38 hips). Marilyn Monroe was that size only briefly when she was pregnant and at her very top weight. I once saw a pair of Marilyn Monroe's panties in a glass case at a movie star resale shop, and they were TINY.

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      DThomson 8 years ago

      I became an Herbalife distributor and really believed the products worked, Ended up spending a lot ofmoney believing their hype that was a total failure for me and looking at other distributors it is the same for them.

      Then I came across DrNatura, This Colonix program Really Did Work and I lost several pounds in the middle of winter when I was fairly well snowbound and sedentary with no exercise and eating enjoyable holiday meals. Everything that was advertised as what Will Happen, Did. I give the DrNatura system a 100% thumbs up and thank them for my not having to return to my Dr again for weight problems. My Cholesteral levels dropped, I have tons of energy, My waist size went from 41 to 36 inches, and I now make fun of my doctor whom I haven't been back to since beginning the program; His medical degree is only to Practice, Not to Cure and Heal.

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      Mindybeth 8 years ago

      I made the mistake of buying Wu-Yi expensive tea and it doesn't work, like all the other weight loss products.

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      Inna 8 years ago

      Before discarding the Blessed Herbs products once and for all, please read this: I've ordered the Colon cleansing kits (2) and then Full cleansing kit for my mom, who is 69 now. She started doing it last year and had very little results from the first Colon cleansing she's done. She actually did feel awful at some days whilst doing this (probably the older you are, the more 'rubbish' you've got inside you, that's why) and even wanted to stop, but her skin became visibly cleaner, and she did fee better by the end of the procedure. Half a year later she tried again, this time it worked 'like a charm', she started again with the Colon cleansing, then Full cleansing. Her dark age spots (and some were really dark) are practically non-existent by now, she feels much better, more energetic and I am very grateful to Martha Volchok, who is doing this, she is really helping people.

      As for the usual 'fibre supplements' you find in the shops and pharmacies, my mom tried so many of them, but... nothing worked, she was getting constipated, feeling worse and worse, and her spots were getting bigger and darker. She tried a lot of things, including different dieting/ exercise programs etc., but Blessed Herbs is actually the one and only program that gave her visible results that she can also feel inside. I am not saying that this is a panacea for all your problems, and everybody is different, but it might be worth a try for you as well.

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      chugs 8 years ago

      RE: MiG's Post...

      You said it!!!

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      MiG 8 years ago

      Wow, what a lot of greats reading! Dr. Natura has the best shills, hands down. What has emerged for me, after reading the thousand comments, is that Americans definitely eat far too little fiber and drink far too little water. Those two remedies alone probably would do more for overall health, weight and well-being than all the drugs and remedies everyone on this thread is taking, put together.

      Thanks to Maddie for starting it all, and to all of you (except the Colonix plants-why can none of you write a coherent sentence?) for sharing your thoughts and experiences. My husband and I will be getting psyllium, juice and drinking more water.

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      joanne 8 years ago

      i have been really really ill for over9 months ,with much medical help which never found the ws ruining my life.i came across dr natura and started the course it has worked wonders i have passed all sorts of stuff and i have watched my huge tummy go down day by day.i have lost 6 pounds by passing this horrid stuff.i am so pleased and will always use it from now on.its a god send to me i was just getting bigger and bigger and my life was really affected.i have only done it for 2 weeks . i am so glad i have found it dont knock it til you have tried .

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      patty 8 years ago

      I think people look for a cure-all and try to find it in a bottle when most likely eating sensibly, drinking enough fluids, and getting enough fiber will do the trick.

      And let's not forget the importance of exercise! Sitting watching TV a few hours a night probably does a lot to slow down elimination.

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      Anne 8 years ago

      You're absolutely correct in what you say. Colon cleansers, colon hydrotherapy is a scam. And colonics only serve to mess up the chemical balance of your colon and eventually it won't absorb vital nutrients that your body needs.

      Was reading the Dr Cohen 1pd forum and most, if not all the people on this diet suffer from constipation because there is very little roughage in the diet, so they suggest colon cleansing as the answer. Why not just add some roughage to the diet, after all, the body doesn't absorb roughage and so one cannot pick up weight from it. If a diet makes you constipated, then there's something drastically wrong with it, no matter how much weight it makes you lose.

      It's almost like a brainwashing exercise over there - I mean, whatever happened to exercise, a healthy diet (with sufficient roughage) and plain common sense??

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      Joe 8 years ago

      Hello I came across your hub page blog and had to write. If people would just use some common sense and think before spending their money for all these so-called miracle fixes and cures and quick healing quackery then maybe the population would start to get smarter, but as the great showman said 100 yrs ago there is one born every minute. Okay a bit more education here people take your finger and feel the inside of your mouth, feel how smooth and siilky and soft and wet it feels, now follow this closely, that same tissue goes all the way thru to the other end yes people the same tissue, the same soft silky non-stick tissue goes thru to your backside. Yet a common thread in all the ads for colon cleanses is that this so-called gunk sticks to our insides like spackle, paste or glue?? Now speaking from experience and after having several colonoscopys and later after having my colon removed due to a nasty disease called Crohns disease I can assure you that we do not have 10 to 20 pounds of gunk attached to the walls of our colons. Infact 2 weeks ago I had a ileoscopy (think colonoscopy only small intestines hence the ileum) and with no prep at all except nothing to eat or drink 9 hours before the exam there was nothing spackled to my walls. And yes Kitty my Ileum is curvey and has twists and turns and loops and rolls but nothing was gunked up inside of it and surprising the Dr. also did a regular endoscope down my throat at the same time and the scopes met and nothing at all. People please listen sure you can spend all the money in the world on cleanseing out your colon and intestines and detoxifying your body but in the end it doesn't do you a lick o good, of course if you must spend it why not send me some as I have a better use for it, I need to pay some bills I still have a balance of $395,000.00 owed to the hospital from my last couple of surgeries and stays.

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      Tserf 8 years ago

      What's going on on this thread? Did nobody noticed that the comparison chat is comparing apples to oranges? Oxypowder IS NOT psylium based but oxygen based!!

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      Kitty 8 years ago

      I got really really sick over a year ago, and ended up with horrible bloating and cramps after all of the antibiotics. I researched for MONTHS to see what could be done about it. My doctor wanted to give me more antibiotics. I was so tired of blood tests and taking pills that didn't work, that I finally said screw it. I found Dr, Natura's site, and started to research them. They are third party verified for the testemonies. I finally caved and sent them my money.

      At first nothing happened. I called customer service, which is answered by a real live person who does not transfer you, and they helped me tweak the program to fit me.

      I am now into my second month. I have not had ropes come out, but I have seen some weird shit. Literally :P My bloating and cramps are gone, and I do not get nauceous in the mornings any more. For me, it was completely worth the money. Nothing my doctor gave me worked, and this did.

      Oh, and another thing... about colonoscopys. They only go through your large intestine. Your small intestine is ridiculously curvy and long. So of course when you take the laxative your large intestine looks healthy and pink and clean, because it is big enough and straight enough to not get stuff stuck in it. It is the last area before the 'way out', so most of the stuff that could get stuck and/or absorbed had already been done so. I know, I have had two colonoscopys.

      I am not getting paid nor am in anyway affiliated with Dr. Natura. I just wanted to share that it is working for me. Though if they want to pay me, I wouldn't say no. I have student loans that need to be paid off :P

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      Merilyn 8 years ago

      Colonix is a great product, worth every penny. I did an initial 3 month cleanse with it four years ago. Now I do it for a month or two once a year. The fiber powder isn't just psyllium, but includes other beneftaul herbs as well. The tea and the paranil capsuls also have many herbs (i.e. the tea isn't just senna)

      This product has helped me tremendously. It is gently and safe to use. I suggest going on their site and reading through the information on their formulas. There are a lot of scams on the web for products that will save you, but this company and product are the real deal. And yes, if psylliam if left in a glass of water it will turn into a mass, but that is only part of what you are eliminating when you do this cleanse. Anyone who thinks they aren't carrying around impacted fecal matter in their intestines in our industrailized world has their head up their bum!

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      rebecca 8 years ago

      Has anyone ever had these "ropes" tested to see what they are composed of?

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      maria 8 years ago

      My husband and I did try the colonix cleanser or Dr. Natural It did work for us I believe in this product we don't suffer from anxiety,stress,headachs,I had bad PMS since 10 years of age its all gone praise god ect, ect, it's truely all GONE!!! I also notice my snoring is gone because I'm not plugged up anymore finally everyone in my house can sleep soundly. This product is safe

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      8 years ago

      Sorry, psioni, but I'm afraid I lost faith in allopathic medecine as THE source for health. It has its place, like when I've been scraped off the road after an accident, if I've got a broken arm, or if I've got a birth defect that can be corrected with surgery. But they're "fixers". Even if it ain't really broke, they still like to "fix" it. There's quick-fix pill for nearly everything, and a slew of side effects caused by each...leading you straight back to the allopathic doctor for yet another pill...with another side effect. I really love my (allopathic) doctor. She's very honest and has been with our family since my first pregnancy 13 years ago. But her training has taught her to see me as a system of parts, not as a whole, multi-dimensional organism. Most of my symptoms won't show up on a blood test or a chart. And her training tells her that it therefore must be all in my head.

      I just think there's a sad lack of self-accountability for our personal health these days. I'm no exception. We spend years neglecting ourselves and not paying attention to warning signs, and then we think we have a right to not have to suffer for it. We run to the doctor for a quick fix.

      My opinions are based on my own experiences with doctors over the years. I hold nothing against them as people, and I know they have the best of intentions. I just don't think the method that they practice works as well as common sense prevention and diligent personal attention to maintaining a clean-running body.

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      psioni 8 years ago from Toronto

      Totally agree with Maddie on this one. If colon cleansing is so good for you, wouldn't allopathic doctors be recomending it? Sorry, all you AMA conspiracy theorists, it just doesn't make sense.

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      me 8 years ago

      Another thing is that a friend of mine (that I know in person, not on the Internet) has a roundworm and tapeworm, she also has Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, all this from the U.S. She's very ill and went to dozens of doctors all of whom gave her no real diagnosis or even thought of this stuff til one did. She isn't doing colon cleansing but her doctor, a regular doctor not a natural one, is treating her for these things.

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      me 8 years ago

      The Snopes page says people CAN have large accumulations of waste in their colon, and that Elvis had it, though it may have been from drugs slowing down his digestive system. What I see is that it is from a slowed-down digestive system and some of use could have that for reasons other than drugs. It also says colon cleansing can have positive health effects. I've never done any colon-anything, but I'm thinking about it as I battle intestinal candida overgrowth. Why give those buggies more to chew on than they deserve?

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      8 years ago

      Okay, I'm not a Colonix user. And I agree that many get-rich-quick companies prey upon the desire to trust and the desperation of those struggling with gut-induced ailments such as IBS, diverticulitis, Crohn's, constipation, obesity and toxin accumulation (and all that goes with it). And while I loathe that kind of opportunistic predation, the fact remains that the product apparently does work for some people. Can they put it together themselves more cheaply? Probably. But if it works and they don't mind paying someone else to do the legwork for them, I won't tell them that they're suckers for doing it.

      I have tried juice fasting and the Master Cleanse fast. Those lasted 3 and 5 days respectively. I didn't have the fabulous poop-ropes that these programs touted as the trophies that mark success, but I did reap the benefits of a) feeling lighter and more "clear", b) a loss of about 7 lbs, and c) a spritual re-booting. Fasting has more than just physical benefits: it allows us to re-evaluate our relationship with food and causes us to examine the REAL reasons we're freaking out for chocolate and french fries. It lets you see just how bombarded we are every single day with advertiesments for pre-packaged, plastic-coated, pseudo foods. Nobody advertises for fruits and vegetables! We're told day in, day out, that we need to eat this, eat that, eat, eat, eat...or we'll die of starvation! I went without food for 5 whole days and aside from some minor fatigue on day 2, I didn't suffer any ill effects. I'm just's worth rethinking.

      As to the arguement about poop-ropes being caused by the "cure", I don't think it's true. After all, the same results come from the Master Cleanse (lemonade fast)...which is a strict liquid diet for a minimum or 10 days. You don't eat, yet you're pooping ropes...OK. So it's not psyllium husk. Some schools of thought say that it's actually mucous being deposited into the bowel by the body. So, not to be too graphic, they are "snot-ropes". Yummy.

      BTW, to the person who had his gallbladder removed, it's too bad you hadn't tried the old remedy beforehand. I can't remember exactly, but it consists mostly of olive oil and lemon juice taken on a thoroughly empty digestive system. You can find it in the book Back to Eden. GREAT book, btw. Anyway, this apparently flushes the gallbladder, and the stones are passed out the digestive system.

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      Karen and Lesley 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Drinking at least eight glasses of water every day will keep your colon healthy.

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      Marisa Wright 8 years ago from Sydney

      Thanks, Maddie, great explanation! I have been thinking about doing one of these colon cleanses but after reading this, and some of the posts, I'm wondering what on earth I was thinking. I'm one of those who had a colonoscopy and can testify that it's possible to obtain a clean, pink inside with nothing more than a day's juice fasting and a purgative. And although that does make you sit on the toilet frequently over a couple of hours, nothing nasty comes out!

      Those who reply to say colon cleanse products work - Maddie's not disputing that. What she's saying is that there are lots of other inexpensive alternatives that work just as well.

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      tryingtomakeinformeddecision 8 years ago

      Thank you so much for your insight. I personally was alsmost scammed by the Colonix product. I am so glad I found this site. You saved me from spending over $100 on something I could get from Metamucil at my local walgreens.

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      Karen 9 years ago

      Cheaper than that, just dissolve 2 tbsp of sea salt in a glass of water, (drink quickly, it's gross, unless you're of the dirty martini persuasion) -you'll be on the bowel in a few hours. Drink plenty of water (min 4 glasses) and electrolytes. Don't do this if you've got high blood pressure or issues with sodium.

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      Malcolm 9 years ago

      Stumbled across this thread looking for colon cleanse info. An amazing array of opinions, ergo: Expensive products, drug co,/dr conspiracies, heral and natural remedies. It boggles the mind. The comment on colonoscopy prep and camera view is dead-on. Direct observation is truth.

      But thank you all for your input. My bottom line: I'll stay with my physillium husk and juice +protein powder smoothie. Cheap, effective and remember...lot's of water.

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      Rob 9 years ago

      Researching other products so called "user reviews" on numerous different websites, I have found the same reviews, to the word, with different names on different sites. I think there is a big racket with companies hyping their own products under the guise of personal stories and customer reviews. Usually the ones with actual email addresses attached to them are more reliable, if you can actually contact the person. Still the internet can be a huge tool of deception.

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      Stacey E 9 years ago

      Isn't it interesting that even when you expose people to the actual truth, so many of them will still insist on supporting the lies they've been told. I don't think having a chemical engineering degree means you know thing one about the human body or nutrition. If his daughter or wife had a tapeworm, it's either because they visited a third world country and ate or drank, or they ate food that wasn't prepared properly, by someone who probably had feces on their hands when they prepared it. Getting tapeworms in America is highly improbable, otherwise.

      Yes, those colon cleansing products are purposely loaded with things that give you rubber crap, because then they can lie to you and tell you that it's built up toxins. Therefore, you keep spending money on their products.

      Ever talked to a doctor that performs colonoscopies? They prescribe that bottle of magnesium water, that makes you go, and the person is clean afterwards. They aren't crapping big gross, ropy strands. Just normal or watery bowel movements. Do they ever find evidence that anyone is loaded with caked on fecal matter? Absolutely not. And they look up there with microscopic cameras.

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      Debbie 9 years ago

      Seems Colonix got their people on the job. I am afraid that that is the case because of how you people seem to be selling this product. Who can I trust?

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      Colette 9 years ago

      I too have found colon cleansing a positive experience. I use a daily cleanser and have reduced my migraines in half. Wouldn't do without them.

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      Stanley 9 years ago

      So... I just ordered Colonix, yesterday, and then saw this site today... Has anyone tried to return the product?

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      WOW WOW 9 years ago

      I think that it is funny that people believe such nonsense. Elvis did have an impacted colon due to DRUG USE! Read the Urban Legend info here

      Moving on....(pun intended). All of the colon cleaners I've looked at all contain well known remedies in different ratios and different packaging at a price premium. Whether it is psyllium, bentonite, senna, or whatever--they all facilitate the body to produce bowel movements. I don't know that it is fair to call this product or that product a scam based on that. They are scams because of the actual costs of the ingredients in relation to the cost of the product. I think that is the main point that this page is trying to make.

      Take this example, why pay $40 for psyllium husks with fancy herbs v's generic store brand psyllium at $5. This is the same marketing that says Tylenol brand is "better" than generic. All of these products will work, but they are priced at a premium that tends to be significantly higher than their ingredients. Not to mention, will not see fancy/glossy infomercials on TV selling generic psyllium husks anytime soon....

      Also, if one of these products doesn't work, you should probably go see a doctor. I know that if were taking psyllium for several days and hadn't had a bowel movement, I would be very concerned!

      As for COLON BLOW, I have to give someone credit for stealing a Saturday Night LIve skit "product" and selling it for real. Especially when you can get a really cool T-shirt with it....(In case you are wondering, I'm being sarcastic. What a tool.)

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      Jake 9 years ago

      just get some colon blow...that stuff is amazing.!

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      ninaredza 9 years ago from Malaysia

      Anyone ever tried colon hydrotherapy cleansing?

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      shawnna 9 years ago

      I wish I were a spokesperson because then I would be getting paid, I am just an 18 year old girl who doesn't poop except with dr.naturas product so it makes me happy, so sue me.

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      anniem 9 years ago

      did you know that owners/promoters of businesses often post positive comments of their products, posing as (satisfied) customers?They can often be spotted by the detailed information they include in their post.

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      Shawnna 9 years ago

      I want to point out that when Elvis Presley died he had 60lbs of old fecal matter in his intestines, your intestines have pockets in them which can get old fecal matter stuck in them if you do not go to the bathroom often and this can lead to infection, it is entirely possible to have large quantities of poo stuck inside of your body at any given time. Not to get too graphic but I only went to the bathroom 1 time every other week, yes that is right ONE BM everyOTHER week. I started Dr.Naturas program 2 days ago and have gone 5 times in the past 2 days, that is amazing for me. Also, a good thing to point out is that we take in artificial substances everyday that our bodies just hold inside because it has no idea HOW to process it, a good example is margerine, it is all chemicals and not natural our intestines cannot process it there for it sits there forever unless you do something to get it out of there, ie colon cleansing.

      I do agree everyone is out to make a quick buck but I do believe with all sincerity that Colonix works, I do not claim to have seen bugs or any crazy stuff but then again I am only on day 2. I have eaten so much junkie fried and fatty and processed foods for the pastever and I am telling you for the amount I have taken in not even 2/3 of it has come out. If you read dr.naturas ingredients, which I have gone through everysingle one and wikied it, you quickly realize not only are they fiberous but they ALSO have health benefits some help cleanse liver and kidney function while some help with blood circulation and heart function, so although things like psyllium husk DO infact work great at helping with regularity (colonix contains psyllium husk) you can't expect ONE herb to help with a WHOLE cleanse.

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      marina Hickman 9 years ago

      I've done the glass test when doing my colon clenase from Blessed Herbs. The husks do swell up to a soft gel which is the whole point of psyllium and why it is so effective in your colon !!! It DOES NOT form a rubber that is difficult to break and looks like old tyres. Try the test yourself and you'll see the difference. The psyillium is NOTHING like what comes out after 3 days on the cleanse. Since doing the cleanse I've gone from very irregular bowel movements to a couple a day. This means that any toxins in my food are being passed quickly and efficiently and I'm not keeping poop in my system which is potentially very harmful. Anyone having 3 poops a week is asking for serious trouble in the future. Why do you think 1 in 3 of us will get some kind of cancer. Our diets of course and the amounts of toxins we take in which are being stored in our bodies. The doctors have no idea at all about anything except drugs, drugs, drugs. It's not their fault, they are ignorant - ask this question - who funds the medical schools, the drug companies of course. Why would they want to educate doctors about anything but drugs? It's just not in their interest is is ?

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      ninaredza 9 years ago from Malaysia

      Stick with green tea. They are loaded with antioxidants and is gentle on your bowel.Cheers!

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      beb 9 years ago

      so glad I came across this. I've been googling "colon cleanse" today and Colonix has jammed the search results with fake sites that claim to be objective evaluations but all rate Colonix the best and link to the site for purchase. Whenever a product is trying to trick you, it is a good bet it is a ripoff.

      Anyway, I don't have any real problems but try to stay healthy and was thinking of a cleanse. Staying with the high fiber diet I'm already on.


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      Brooke G 9 years ago

      I was thinking about purchasing one... but why spend all of that money when I can take fiber supplements?

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      mispronounced 9 years ago

      I've always wondered about this, but didn't want to go through the trouble of seeing a gastroenterologist, who will almost always recommend a colon flushing or one of these unnatural products!

      thanks :)

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      Angelo 9 years ago

      You are absolutely correct! I have been using psyllium husk for about 18 years, and I buy it for about 5 bucks at my local health food store. I use this instead of the Metameucil because I dont care for the other junk they put in that. Just mix it with a little orange juice, and it works and is cheap!

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      Frank 9 years ago from Montana

      Have a colonoscopy,the preparation will get rid of your waste real fast,as they give you a gallon of mixture to drink in a set time.I lost 10 pounds by drinking this stuff,before i was scoped.

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      june 9 years ago

      all i can say is thank you--i almost placed my order. i asked the rep how it works, and he says it's most effective with balanced diet and 30 min exercise everyday. <roll eyes>

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      Darrell Glenn 9 years ago from California

      I had health problems a few years ago due to my eating and drinking habits. I cut out alcohol, fast food,pork,coffee,soda, and any type of junk food that was creating havoc on my colon. I didn't want to be like John Wayne with 40 lbs of fecal matter stuck in his colon. So I just started drinking a lot of water, cut down on my eating habits,adopted fiber in my diet, started working out vigorously, not only have I lost weight, but am feeling energetic like I was when I was 14. Just watch what you eat, take a nutrition class and be aware of Genetically Modified Organisms(GMO's)as well as MSG

      That is all

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      Dawn 9 years ago

      Go back to what Phil said... YAHOO.... I suffered from a lot of the symptoms everyone is discussing in this blog and my first step was eliminating MSG from my diet. NOT EASY let me tell you. But I did and I lost over 10 lbs without trying. I went a step further and researched it and found all the terms they use in packaging to hide it. I also took roughly 95% of the hydrogenated oils out of my diet (it's almost impossible to do it 100%). I figure if it was made to sit on a shelf for years, I didn't want it in my body. I have never felt better in my life of 37 years! My husband has IBS and he is finding (through lots of work & will power) that my way is the right way. But beware! If you decide to go that route, it's a lot of work. It's a daily effort to follow and take in in baby steps or you will be overwelmed with what you can't eat. But, in the end, your patience will be rewarded~~

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      Cindi 9 years ago

      What about becoming addicted to colon cleansers? Any info?

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      teekaay 9 years ago

      Nobody's mentioned senna. You can get it in any health food store for a few bucks. Drink a glass before bed and just see what happens the next day!:)

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      Kelley Eidem 9 years ago from Panama City, FL

      My experience with colon cleanses is that they have helped me immensely. As a child I had a bowel movement every three or four days! Between using colon cleanses on occasion and taking an excellent probiotic daily, today I go 2-3 times a day. I no longer have bloating or gastric pain problems.

      If a person eats three times a day but only goes to the bathroom every other day, there is a definite input, output problem.

      The best to you.

      Kelley Eidem

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      nikoman 9 years ago

      Perfect and you just saved me hundreds of dollars paying for these over-inflated internal cleanse products.

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      Ralph Deeds 9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Great hub! There's no shortage of medical and health scams and dubious claims--from the pharmaceutical industry, non-prescription herbal remedies, the food and agriculture industry and the medical profession. All motivated by money.

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      Eric 9 years ago

      To the last poster:

      I believe I have read I have read somewhere that many elderly people will overdose their fiber supplement and underdose the necessary level of water - resulting in what I think was called an impacted colon. Could it be she had 39 pounds of that? I don't have an explanation for the toxins supposedly found.

      To your comment about curing cancer would result in a lot of job/business loss. I suspect the economy wouldn't collapse - if anything, those scientists/businesses would focus on any of the hundreds of other diseases out there. :)

      I suspect there are a lot of shill posters from sites like Drnatura - pushing how amazing their mixtures are as compared to other cheaper products. When you then take into consideration the posters' comments about how clean their colons looked on a colonoscopy after 16-48 hours of colon prep - it seems rather silly to even consider these 'rope' type movements.

      Interesting site, good article Maddie. I am not a member of the site, but I appreciated your effort.


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      Steve 9 years ago

      Do you have any idea what would happ en if someone discovered an overall cure for all types of cancer, well to begin with he/she would put several million people out of work. Entire corporations would have to shut down putting even more people on the streets, someone trys to help people, and immediately the medical community jumps on their proverbial "It's gonna hurt you" wagon. And please don't bring the FDA into this or any other discussion, talk about QUACKS, these vpeople invented the cliche. M y grandmother passed away several years ago from unknown causes, so when they did the autopsey, they discovered 39 pounds of rotting fecal material in her colon, and toxins not recognized by the medical community, sooo maddy or whatever your name is, know this what is good for you, stick to it but please don't tell the rest of us how to live.

      P.S. The product you are bashing works really well for me, my Doctor agrees, in fact all the physians have made positive comments concerning my recent improvement to my health.

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      cecc 9 years ago from Deception Bay

      This is a great lens with loads of great info on IBS. I have it at the moment and every bit of info I can get Is much appreciated.

       IBS Cures


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      lori 9 years ago

      I just finished my second month on Dr Natura and plan to do one more month. I have suffered for so long with gas and bloating and IBS and GERD. This product has done wonders for me. I sleep better, digest food better, have more energy and a greater feeling of well-being. I have chosen not to spend a lot of time examining what comes out of me but the gerneral appearance is very different from what it used to be. I haven't really lost any weight but this isn't supposed to be a weight loss product. I am sure if I got back out walking (which I intend to do) I will drop some pounds. We do build up fecal matter in our systems. A friend of mine that has been a vegetarian for 15 years had some surgery recently that had showed she had passed meat. Remember she hadn't eaten meat for 15 years !! What does that tell you. Anyway I stand by Dr Natura. Their hotline is really good if you have any questions at all. I called one time and the girl wasn't sure of the answer and said she would get the information and get back to me. For what it's worth, I am glad I bought the product.

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      Sandy 9 years ago

      Now that I am fifty i had the dreaded colonoscopy which actuall wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Anyway I did the "prep" which cleans out your intestine and then stayed awake and watched the whole thing so I saw the inside of my whole intestine. Neither the prep nor the procedure revealed any horrible hidden built up debris and I didn't lose any weight, so much for all that junk hanging around in my body. ask anyone who has had this procedure and you will probably hear the same thing.

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      Argel 9 years ago

      If you want a great and inexpensive colon cleanse, and also see the results, then ask your doctor to send you for a colonoscopy, take the gentle laxatives prescribed, and then watch the screen as they insert the tiny camera in your colon…. ( no it does not hurt if you take the local anaesthetic) you will see the same thing as the doctor does, and you will see how pretty and pink and clean your colon is on your insides... no gunk of any sort, and all you took is some effective laxative....and did not eat solids for 48 hours…

      After my colonoscopy I realised that this entire colon cleanse stuff is hogwash…

      I did have lots of problems for two years….then I discussed the results of the colonoscopy with my doctor, and did some allergy tests and discovered that I am lactose intolerant… and now I take lactase pills (or dairy digestive pills) when I eat anything with cheese, yoghurt and milk products…. My symptoms almost completely disappeared… unless I forget that even cakes have milk products…

      Our bodies are capable of dealing with all kinds of toxins, but it is not the colon that does that work, but the liver…. and the kidneys…the main thing the colon does is provide some beneficial bacteria, and absorb water from the wastes….

      By the way do not take laxatives too often… it will weaken the muscles around your sphincter and you will then leak…. Yuck…

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      tjmum 9 years ago from Isle of Wight

      As an IBS sufferer I am always looking for something that will help with the symptoms and yes, I too have been caught by these products (or their like). The best thing I found was natural Aloe Vera; tastes like diesel but really works! Great hub.

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      ken  9 years ago

      i have found out if you eat a couple of good tasting oarnges you get the same results with no side effects besides tgat they taste good and are cheap

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      Rick 9 years ago

      Try blue green algea works great and provides many other benefits. Only the product from Klamath Lake is worth taking.

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      Phil 9 years ago

      oops to finish the miniessay... :P con'd

      old fecal matter. It seems the gelatin has the ability cling on to whatever is leaching around the colon walls.

      I think to summarize...Every cleansing products has benefits and hazards, what treatment one chooses really depends on comfort level...Just be aware of the product your using and the criticisms and cautions that are posted about that product.

      I will be attempting to use the psyllium husk powder with prune juice as I change my diet. If this does not help me, after 2-3 weeks, I will try colonix, If that doesn't work after 45 days, I will ask for my money back.

      Thanks for reading my argument. I this this was as much about me processing my thoughts, as it was giving my point of view to the thread...Take care!


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      Phil 9 years ago

      I`m doing ALOT of research right now on COLON cleansing as I`m one of those people who have neglected my diet and admittedly have some bad habits that contribute to some internal ailments such as constipation, bloating , fatigue and probably other things I can`t see with the naked eye. This thread is excellent and is one of the top threads I have found discussing this matter. As many of you are, I am a consumer, who doesn`t want to be scammed, but want a product that works, so reading people`s experiences and arguments are important to me.

      I want to throw somethings out there that I`ve determined, simply by research and discussions that I`ve had on the matter:

      I believe that scientists have actually verified that there are over 100 species of various critters(parasites and such), that live in the human body. I know this makes many shiver at the thought, but in reality its natural for one species of life form to benefit from another lifeform. For the majority, they actually perform essential duties to help in our everyday functioning. BUT this leaves room for intruders, and I have had parasitical infections in my ear. I have a few friends who have had worms. It is quite creepy to share such personal encounters with people but really it has reinforced the fact that it is possible, we are ripe with uninvited invaders. Some do harm and some do not! Unfortunately, I`m not up enough on my parasites to know their benefit or harm.

      Another confirmation that I have received, is that we can have upto 10lbs trapped in our system at any one time. I have confirmed this with several GP`s. I have read reports on the internet that people can have up to 75 pounds. I think that is a HUGE exageration, though, I guess it could be possible if you way 1000lbs. Sometimes, people and companies focus on the extremes, as scare tactics. But if you are of normal weight, unless you have a severe form of constipation, then the amount of fecal matter that is in your system, really is of a lesser amount.

      Therefore, based on the above facts, I do believe it totally possible to have unwanted parasites, worms and other bacterial matter living in the accumulated fecal matter that is in our system. There are some parasites and worms that cause both minor and major health problems.(ie tapeworm). Again, I do not pretend to know every possible critter that lives in the human body, and how their habitat affects my living. This is why consumers are so gullible.. we get so freaked out by the unknown and worry about the `what ifs`!

      So this is where the dilemma lies... What does it take bring my body back to good overall health especially internally?

      My philosphy is two fold: There has to be RESTORATIVE MEASURES taken and then one should have a healthy MAINTENANCE...

      This is where the problem lies...What does it take to cleanse your colon and restore your body to good health? Should we take special cleansing products, or with a change in diet, etc will our "well designed" bodies naturally recover ONCE we make the healthy changes necessary(as suggested by Maddie). I do agree our bodies our a very resilent and well designed to heal itself BUT I think we all can agree that over the years our bodies do deteriorate due to various injuries, ailments and diseases. The fact that we can have cancer, bacteria/parasitical infections, blockages, clottings, and other medical conditions that even our body cannot totally correct itself or recover from everything. But our body is resilient, so if we treat it right, it can certainly correct and heal itself from various ailments. BUT it is important that we start the the proper Restoration and Maintenance Processes Necessary.

      First of all, based on the research I've done, it is absolutely apparrent that to be become healther, we need to make healthier lifestyle decisions.

      1) Eat healthier foods - don't eat sugar, salt, MSG, processed foods and other unhealthy fats, pork products...Stick with ALL Natural foods, and if you really want to be heathy, BUY Organic, limit your intake of beef...and make sure you have a healthy dose of Fibre to stay regular.

      2) Drink Lots of Water, Green Tea, and natural juice,stay away from colas and drinks with sugars in it...

      3) Have a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise a day....(ie walking, running, etc) My mom walks daily and shes as fit as a fiddle....

      4) Have hobbies that help you relax - when we're stressed - we tend to make poor diet choices

      5) Quit bad habits that are detrimental to your health..

      etc. etc. When you do these things how do you feel?

      As for cleansing, I believe cleansing "the system" is a good jumpstart to following through with the above advice. We, know our own bodies, and I feel we are the best judge of the symptoms that we experience... THOUGH, I FULLY RECOMMEND you visit you GP before you choose to try ANY cleansing method. I fully understand that some GP's are hesitant to have people try non-FDA approved natural health products, as some products might actually do more harm than good. I'm quite upset that someone above suggested that Doctor don't want to treat things such as parasites, so they prescribe ineffective treatments to make money. THATS HOGWASH!!! Most GP's I know, are caring, and are concerned for the betterment of their patients health. I also believe there are effective natural products on the market, but GP's are hesitant to use them as they aren't FDA approved, and if something went wrong, they, the GPs could face serious consequences. This is why they leave it up to the patient to explore other avenues of treatment, especially if the GP has difficulties solving our medical condition.

      As it comes to Colon cleansing solutions, it is important to be aware of Snake Oil, therefore research your treatments thoroughly. I have been disappointed that several Colon Cleansing treatments such as Colonix seem to target consumer fear in their advertising as opposed to realistic based advertising,,,unforunately this is a common advertising stategy for many advertising strategies. So even if the product does work, it leaves huge doubt in its credibility as a product. Maddie has perfectly summarized the misinformation.

      BUT i actually know people who swear by Colonix. They have substantially proven that it works, and have said that though, the Colonix Gelatin is the most likely cause of the stringy green stuff that they poop out. The also have pooped out parasites, old fecal matter, and have corrected their bloatedness, constipation and put themselves on the fasttrack to better health. It appears there are other ingredients in Colonix that treat parasites aside from psyllium.

      BUT i also have read some testimonies of users who have not have any results, and have had severe headaches and nausea from taking the product.

      This illustrates to me that Colonix does work for some and not for others. This leads me to the conclusion that potentially that Colonix was not the right treatment solution for them.

      Therefore, I am of the conclusion that this product does WORK for some but NOT for all. They have a 60 day money back guarantee, which they have been faithful to follow through with. (ONLY 2 complaints with BBB)

      Other facts about Colonix. Its not FDA Approved. It has a satisfactory record with BBB, they only have ONE complaint the the product does NOT work. It is ranked as the best Colon Cleanse Treatment by some neutral natural health websites...There is one website that noted that the tea contains Senna which is an ingredient that should not be used longer than 7 days without consulting a physician. Also, there is another note that users do not drink enough water, then severe cramping and nausea is likely to occur.

      As for the comment about psyllium gelatin forming in the colon, and coming out in the poop. If the advertising DID NOT promote this as, some of the gunk that collects in the system, I would feel that this gelatin IS necessary to kill and expel the collection of parasite, bacterial matter and

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      Amelia 9 years ago


      Good Luck with the Cleanse. It will work. Be glad you don't see worms and things. Wouldn't that freak you out anyway?

      181, is not the end of the world. You are probably a size 14. Marilyn Monroe was a size 14. Also the national average size for women is a 16. So you are ahead of the game. It is interesting that you have the same problems as I have had. My weight gain started when I was about 30. I have to tell you, that if you want to lose the weight, WALK! WALK! WALK!. If you can walk 2-3 miles 4-5 days per week. You will lose the weight. Walk at a pace that gets your heart rate up. It is easy on your body and it tones every muscle. Ask you doctor. Like anything else you have to commit your self to it. My weight goes up and down because I get really ambitious, usually around this time of year. I walk every day. Ironically when you are walking for exercise, you start to really watch what you eat. It becomes a way of life. Before you know it you have lost 30 pounds. The thing that I always do is get down to a size 8 again and then get lazy. I also get busy with my kids and everyday life and use it as a crutch.

      The cleanse will not be an instant weight loss program. You may not notice weight loss at all with it, but you will notice no more GAS/Bloating, etc... Gas in the morning is normal, but within the first 1/2 hour of waking you will go to the bathroom and get rid of what is causing the gas. It is like miracle. Take the product for the time recommended so that you get a complete cleanse. Isn't the tea really good at night time before bed?

      Keep us posted.

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      Eli. 9 years ago

      I just finish reading the article and all of the comments, love it! I actually have just started the Colonix Program, before reading this. Honestly I hope it does work or I am going to be highly upset, (I like to keep money in my pocket not put it in others). So here is the my situation I never use to have gas until my 20's,(I am in my early 30's now) now it happens so often I don't think twice about it. (Unless the pain because of it not being able to escape get too much. I actually had to go to the hospital twice due to that.) My breath never was a problem till recently, I also was a ball of energy, till the past year and a half. One thing though I am "regular" and usually do not strain.

      I have tried the cereal, Metamucil and the husk and the results usually were sever cramping, gas, or constipation. Sometimes I get a lovely mix of the all. Some times even nauseous(weird). But I do eat allot of wholegrain bread, nuts and fruits.

      So far I am on day 6 and I have been more "regular" than usual. The poo does look more funky than normal. I have seen some rubbery stuff. But I am not going to say it is parasites or anything like that. I am not a doctor and I do not have a lab at my disposal to verify what is evacuating. Here it is so far: my gas as gotten better. (I have so far had it in the mornings only.) My breath is also a lot better, even in the mornings. As for the skin(actually getting some zits!), energy (still hoping for that boost, to come) and weight ( I was hoping I would lose some pounds as a perk) no change. But then again I am on day six. The thing about it is I have not had any horrible cramps using it, so far.

      As for the other topic of weight in the nature/nurture issue. I am 181lbs and 5'6" and have been so for now about 4 years consistently. BTW My mother said all the women in the family blew up as soon as we turn 25 years.I was no exception, one minute I am 125lbs eating everything under the sun next 181lbs watching everything I eat. I am actually the skinniest one out of them, sad to say.I can't even say it's baby fat since I have no children. And I have done everything From exercising 3x a week with personal trainers while being on weight watchers long term to a 10 week fitness camp. I acknowledge that I probably would be bigger with out the diet and exercise but it can really bother me sometimes when some of my friends never been to a gym and and eat every bad thing under the sun, by the truckload are a size 0 to 4 or have a six pack(In case there may be thoughts, as far as I know there are no eating disorders among my friends. If there were friends afflicted with the disease I would not put them as examples.)

      I am even sad to say tried the master cleanse(Yes I know it only suppose to be for cleansing purposes, some times a person can get desperate.It get even more desperate when a doc is on your back telling you for how many years you have to lose the weight or your knees are going to get worse, since arthritis runs in the family). I was so cranky, my fiance was as miserable as I was. It was the hardest 2 days of my life( I am being honest, I like solid food with my juice.). So I do believe that genetics can have a part in how easily a person can ... I would like to say "mold" the body. But this is my humble opinion.

      So these are my final thought so far. Colonix so far is okay in my book for regularity, but that opinion can change as I continue with it. . I really don't know about the parasites cleansing unless I see proof and lab reports with my own eyes. Weight is a definite mix of genetics and determination( you know the exercise and diet thing)

      I can only give my personal experiences as a reference. These opinions are not meant to offend anyone, as I respected everyones opinions on the article. It is just meant give a plain persons insight.

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      Amelia 9 years ago

      Interesting reading. I am a supporter of Colonix by Dr. Natura. About 4 years ago, I stumbled upon the Dr. Natura website. I have suffered from constipation and gas/bloating since I was 19 years old (Now in my 40's). I tried laxatives, fiber, etc... I only went to the bathroom about 1-2 times per week. At the end of a work day I could have fueled my car with the gas stored up in body. I was miserable. I bought the product and faithfully used it for one month. I never saw worms, or strange bugs, thank goodnes. What did happen is that I no longer had gas or bloating ever. I naturally went to the bath room at least 1-2 times per day. This cleanse worked for 3 years. Recently I am experiencing bloating and gas again. Also a bit of constipation. I am using the product again. I think certain products work for certain people. I do not feel like Dr. Natura's Colonix was a scam to me. It helped me and I am grateful.

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      organicforme 9 years ago

      thanks Maddie - do you know of any organic ones?

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      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This is a good article. The information is very sound.

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      Melissa 9 years ago

      Yup, fell for this one....wound up with a severe bout of diverticulitis because of how it stressed my colon...was actually in the hospital. And I am not even 40 yeat! Wish I would've read this first!

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      Rik Rodriguez 9 years ago from Hawaii

      As usual Maddie you are one of the few that give a crap about well stuff.

      Truly the concept applies here GIGO.

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      KenJones 9 years ago

      I believe these colon cleanse products are a joke. For me, two things work great 1) Kellogg's Smart Start cereal 2)A product called Effersyllium. However, it seems as though the major brands have knocked it off the shelves and the Metmucil's do not seem to work as good. FYI...the generic fiber Wal-Mart sells(EQUATE??) has worked better for me than the big brands. Seems like it is the cola wars-Royal Crown wins taste tests all the time but you-know-who is displayed the most.

      Also, Fiber One does not work for me which was surprising. I switched because Smart Start supposedly contains a bit more fat and sugar and Fiber One was healthier. But it is back to Smart Start after this box of Fiber One.

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      Susan Bailey 9 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      Thankyou fo this. You've just saved me a fortune. I've been poring for days now over sites such as blessed herbs and viewing with horror the scary stools produced. I have almost sent off my check several times but something stopped me and now I'm glad it did.

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      Kris 9 years ago

      Want to keep your colon clean? Lots of fibre. Regular doses of acidopholis and if you're diet has been particularly bad for a period of time, fenugreek is best to reintroduce the floral to your digestive track. You'll know if your system is functioning properly if you have to use the washroom 10-15 minutes after a meal. If youre in and out in 5 minutes, you're in fairly good shape.

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      Mary Gallagher 9 years ago from Folsom

      The only product that I thought wasn't a scam was Isagenix because of the high nutritive value in their cleanse product. I've also come across research that highly recommends some ingredients that are in their products that are not in otehrs.

      This thread is interesting because I recently have been increasing the fiber in my diet. The water I take in is not nearly enough, now that I'm open to hear it. Those mainstays of human existence, water, raw vegetables and fruits, some protein and seed oils, some dairy, and all in moderation, with movement that is fun and natural.

      Healthy living is easier done than said! thanks for the thread.



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      Dela 9 years ago

      Good discussion...I've been researching products for years and trying various things to encourage detoxification since I have a daughter with enviromental allergies and chronic constipation and another with food allergies--I have some kidney/liver issues myself. I do believe that toxins in the body are reabsorbed if we're not eliminating well. I've tried aloe vera, all sorts of fiber supplements, epsom salts with olive oil, lemon juices cleanses, kidney,liver and colon cleanses, etc with varying results...(never any ropes though). I personally eat and drink lots of fresh greens and fruit in smoothies, juices and salads, whole grains, lots of water, low salt intake...but my kids don't always want to do that or just don't always (teenagers). Recently, I found an herbal tea called Dr. Miller's Holy Tea. You just make a gallon up for the week and drink it with your meals--so easy--and it is said to cleanse ALL your organs and blood and get rid of parasites (haven't seen them yet)....well, it's the first product that I can actually feel a huge difference with in my energy among so other things associated with a cleaner colon (3 times a day eliminations)...after less than a week on will start on it next month and it should be easy enough for them...I was just trying it out first. This seems to be a gentle and powerful natural product that we could live with easily...and live better with I already feel. I hear what is being said about scams, but I know different things work for different people...sometimes you have to try a few things to figure out what works best for you personally. I appreciate reading all the first hand experiences here. Thank you for taking the time to share it. Prune juice never did much at all for me--I have no idea why.

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      docmike9 9 years ago

      Wow, that answered questionsI have been carrying around like a large, extra bowel. I have seen that infomational late at night and if I hear it coming on, the channel changes to Wayne Dwyer or rich Dad, poor dad. You can't even trust the drugs monitored by the FDA anymore. let alone the patent medicines. Pretty interesting post ms. Thank you for the information. The digestive system is a marvel and merely needs foods like prunes, bananas, apples, nuts, and cereals to keep itself tuned up. Putting junk into your system of any kind isn't all that good for you and can clog up the plumbing...Me, I keep fruit next to me at all times.

      Thank you

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      Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA


      I never claimed weight was ALL genetics, just as height isn't all genetics. However, people's set points do differ, and weight is not the most accurate measure of health, though that seems to be the prevading medical myth of our day.

      While it may be true that anyone is capable of losing weight, under the right (or wrong) conditions, it is not true that every person could lose it in a healthy way, be better for the losing, or even ought to.

      Thanks for reading.


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      DJb 9 years ago

      Maddie, weight isn't all genetics. Anyone without odd medical conditions can have a lean body. I agree It's harder for some because of different metabolisms. If you eat more calories that you burn, you will gain weight. So if you eat less calories than your body needs, your body will start burning fat. The preceding ties in with metabolism of course. Theres ways to increase your metabolism. Anyone can lose the weight, trust me.

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      aprilkerr 9 years ago from UK

      I always think our bodies are designed to eat food and not products in fancy packaging. Good work.

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      Madeline  9 years ago

      Hi, I agree with what Maddie is saying about weight being hereditary. My boyfriend is 6' 1" tall and 180lbs. He works contruction. He has not been to a gym in at least 2 years. Does not take supplements or eat a special diet. In fact his favorite meals are buffalo wings (high infat). He does not do situps or traditional ab workouts of anykind. He has an amazing physique complete with 6 pack abs (like Usher the singer), defined chest and arms and a nice butt and legs. Of course it doesnt hurt that he is lean naturally. But there are many guys who are 6' tall and 180 lbs and have stomachs and are not lean and defined like my guy. So there is a genetic predisposition that with even minimal exercise (like working construction) certain people will look really ripped.

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      colon cleansing study 9 years ago

      Man, I wish I could have found your article before I bought my system. I am into day 4 of a colon cleanse study I am doing myself and if it was not for researching Google and finding your article, I could have though this product was doing its job.

      I tried the glass trick as well and was surprised. I would have never thought that just one ingredient ( psyllium ) did all that by itself.

      I have seen people discussing natural drinks ( like the aloe vera juice above ), do you recommend anything like that besides just water and fiber?

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      Qwijebo 9 years ago

      Aloe Vera juice, I swear by it. Drink a glass of this stuff in the morning or mainly at night, it's a basic cure-all (well for me). As far as using a brush broom to "sweep" things out, some of these products seem like they offer great results for too high a price

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      Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA


      I agree that there are several factors in weight, but the fact remains, that genetically it has been scientifically proven that weight is about as heritable as height (within one or two percentage points). Of course, height is also affected by other factors, such as nutrition during growth stages, bone strength, etc.

      In actuality, it is not accurate to state that anyone could look like the fitness models you see in advertising or workout DVDs. It is easy for someone for whom it IS possible to condemn those for whom it is not, telling them to work harder. In the end, some people can do more exercise than another and still be bigger, or appear less toned.

      Thanks for reading,


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      Claudine Williams 9 years ago from Atlanta

      Maddie, I disagree with your post that weight is hereditary. If you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose the weight. If you lift weights to the point of fatigue, you will develop muscles and a toned body.

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      DUDE 9 years ago

      The pics from colonix look like COW or PIG intestines. I don't buy that jelling my poo would do that. Or it has something in it that makes you shed your intestines like a snake. NOT VERY HEALTY

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      Concerned 9 years ago

      I have always been a little concerned about colon cleansing products, but what many people fail to mention is that many OTC laxatives have questionable ingredients too. I suffer from constipation, so I know how miserable it can be at times.

      The only colon cleanser I would suggest is Oxypowder. Mainly because they are the only product that has conducted clinical studies & the company that makes it recently won the Better Business Bureau's Award of Excellance.

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      scott 9 years ago

      Want a cleansed colon, eat all-bran every morning

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      Athlyn Green 9 years ago from West Kootenays

      I found Robert Gray's colon cleanse to be excellent; although it got expensive over time. It was everything it claimed to be.

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      SparklingJewel 9 years ago from upper midwest

      Having read all the comments on this hub, I am surprised that no one mentioned the important fact that humans get all of their nutrition, that feeds our bodies and our brains, as it is absorbed through our intestinal walls. If there is not a healthy colony of growing flora on the walls of the intestines because of accumulated muck, parasites and other stuff, we can't get the full benefit from anything we ingest.

      In addition, almost unknown to the majority of modern medical practices, but well accepted in Chinese medicine and by natural health practitioners is the fact (western research is beginning to preceive it and is trying to prove it) that there is a specific flow to how our body's systems work together and that many modern medical practices and techniques can throw that natural flow off course. It is a very individualized matter though. I believe all medical knowledge, old and new has merit for people in particualr circumstances at some point in time.

      Excellent discussion; knowledge and personal intuition are the keys to health.


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      kelzone 9 years ago

      You have saved me alot of research and money, not to mention pain, I suffer a number of stomach related probs, inc. but not limited to, IBS, cronic polyps (new ones removed yearly)!!! If I was to take something like Colonix, it would possibly put me in hospital (I live in constant agony anyway). I think I'll stick to the phsyllium husks, and put the savings towards a holiday or something worthwhile, LOL

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      mike jones 9 years ago

      I did a juice and fiber cleanse that produced rope shits like the ones pictured on dr Naturas site. If you want amazing results like the ones pictured, all you have to do is take an excess of fiber (psyllium husk powder works the best). I dont know if it is the fiber or some kind of intestine lining that comes out but it was definitely rope like, and didn't break apart. If you want to try it yourself you will need psyllium husk powder and a gallon or 2 of organic juice. For your breakfast lunch and dinner, mix 2 - 3 heaping spoons of the fiber into a glass of juice and stir until it starts to thicken. Drink it quickly or else it will be the consistency of thick apple sauce. I did this for 2 days and passed some crazy ropes with weird stuff inside. Even though I hadn't eaten for 2 days I didn't feel that hungry because of all the fiber. I felt great afterwards and would recommend this to anyone who is considering one of those expensive programs. It is much cheaper and produces the same if not better results.

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      Lowrychris 9 years ago

      Why are we so in love with poop? This hub not only was great, but addictive. I had to read every comment left, so thanks for a great hub.

      All this talk about cleansing makes me think about what my dad said about writers (and me), we're just full of sh*t. I counteract that by trying to drink more water, and be regular, and have tried the 5 juice cleanse before. My brother swears by some mix of cayanne pepper and warm water, along with fasting. It did produce some nasty results, which made me wonder how water can turn to poo- so it must be working on some level, but I've yet to try it.

      Whenever I feel like cleaning out the trunk (I'm sorry) I just go to this cheap Chinese food place and get the Hot and Sour Chicken. After about four hours, I'm in the john, perched on my throne (someone please do a hub on the orgins of those phrases, is it the magna carta?) and I feel like everything is coming out. Suddenly, I'm 5 pounds lighter, or at least that's how I feel.

      Who needs ColonBlow, when you have General Tso's!?

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      gk23 9 years ago

      I have suffered from constipation since i was a child...have been to numerous doctors. the prescription medicines help for some time, then it is back to ground 0. Yes, psyllium fiber works but still, it does not make me feel totally empty. I have ordered Dr Natura's colonix and should recieve it this Friday. I sincerely hope it works for me...

      I am hoping it would bring my cycle on track, and then maybe after 2 months, I can go back to plain old psyllium husk!

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      alan w 9 years ago

      ever since i had my hernia surgery in april of 07....i have been having bowel movements problems since then......tried all sorts of fiber supplements......did'nt do much help ....maybe slightly.....tried bananas.....but on a minimal intake because i'am diabetic....almost went ahead an ordered some of those advertised....colon cleansing 'super pills'.....but changed my mind after reading some very poor reviews....and 'scams'....but i have now stumble across the ideal 'colon cleanser' for a fraction of what it would cost to buy those so called 'wonder pills'...sold for all you folks out there.....this is free you hundreds of dollars....and go shopping instead.....what i am taking now ...on a weekly basis....that is ....once a week....preferably on saturday......not on a most of work have to the good old fashion.....PRUNE JUICE.....straight from the local grocery store......for under 4 bucks a that adds up to 16 bucks a month.....this stuff is super will "flush " every thing out of your stomach.....except the is high in antioxidants....natural of course.....does what "DRANO can do to clogged pipes"......mind the expressions.....only drawback is......stay near a tiolet.........the "flushings can come unannounced.....thats why doing this cleansing is highly reccomended on home.....try the 'Prune juice cleansing'......and you could save you a bundle.....i did.......i'm not a doctor......i just happen to stay at Holiday Inn's a lot when i travel....

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      Nichele 9 years ago

      Interesting article... For one, the Dual Action Cleanse is a HUGE scam. Look it up online and you will see the countless complaints about this company and how ineffective their products are.

      But to put my 2 cents in, I tried Colonix 2 years ago and it worked wonders for me. I completely swear by that product and that one alone. I had tried others before Colonix and nothing even compared to Dr. Natura's. I plan on doing the cleanse again soon. Maybe it doesn't work for everybody but I stand by it wholeheartedly.

      I can see where you are coming from in saying that these companies are just out to make money... I believe most of them are. Just not Dr. Natura :)

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      ink 9 years ago

      Good hub ... I tend to agree that aside from a good diet, all most people will ever need is psyllium husk, which is inexpensive.

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      ariot 9 years ago

      Cleanses can work very well if your system is in need of one. I know mine was and I lost inches off my waist as my middle shrank throughout the cleanse and I left behind green/black/yellow ropes that were very old and dry. You can tell the difference because if you pass a normal stool after ingesting psyllium, it looks like a normal stool, brown and smooth but softer and more gel like, nothing like the ropes.

      I have also put psyllium in a glass and it gels of course, but that proves nothing. The gel is what pushes the toxic goo out of you. I have passed ropes only using epsom salt and water too, so its no scam. Give it a try and you will see :)

      Any doctor that defines constipation as less than 3 BMs a week is a fool. Frequent hard stools with straining, and regular BMs but at a lower quantity than normal is also constipation, and can lead to diarhhea.

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      chrbar 9 years ago

      great article


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      Kiz 9 years ago from Antioch, TN

      Who knew our poop could create such a lively discussion? Great article!

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      Michael Grant 9 years ago

      The benefits of cleaning out my digestive tract, over the years, has been phenomenal, period.  The sad state of your average American could so-badly use this too.I've done colon cleanses and juice fasts for years now, and I assure you this is the key to long term health.  Take the discipline to do a 5 day fresh-juice cleanse, no other products needed, and experience the proof yourself.

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      Christine 9 years ago

      My father, who is a well know gasteroenterologist for the last 40 years suggests that normal bowel function is 1 to 3 bowel movements a day. Otherwise, material is collecting in the bowels. X rays can dectect fecal matter stuck to the interior walls of the bowels. Toxins meant for elimination are reabsorbed by the body. Younger people often have compensating energy and health for years. As we age the cumulative effects of incomplete elimation are felt.

      I have used colonix and one of the first benefits was elimation of headaches which always accompanied sluggish elimiation. The herb formula is necessary for nourishing the organs and glands and for killing the pests. To put together the formulas and package them is costly. Today we do not consume the wild plant foods that routinely killed pests and toned our organs as our species evolved. Taking these supplements is beneficial and in my opinion will extend one's vitality.

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      Brian 9 years ago

      Excellent article and thoughtful follow-ups from many readers.  I went online to research this topic and it's amazing how much crap (pun intended) and "sponsored links" you have to wade through in order to get to some real discussion.  Thanks, Maddie!

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      Soula 9 years ago

      I also doubt the doctor intended to keep Mike's wife sick.. HOWEVER... I firmly believe that doctors these days are just doing their job to get paid.. they're not the omnicient, selfless beings some of us like to think they are... and that means having patients temporarily get well enough only to come back a few weeks/months later for either the same complaint or another (that most likely is a side effect of the perscription that was given to them to begin with)... this is how they make their LIVING... ie: where would doctors be, if there was no need for perscribing pills?

      Speaking of colonix, I have tried the Dr. Natura cleanse after stumbling on it online, while doing a search on cleanses, which resulted from my reading one of Kevin Trudeau's books... After doing the cleanse for about 2-3 weeks I passed an interesting, long, rubbery-looking specimen that definitely sparked quite the interest and fascination... I couldn't continue to do the cleanse because after about the 3rd week, I had a gallbladder attack and had to have my gallbladder removed.. The surgeon said my gallbladder was FILLED with stones... (This might sound sick but I thought it was pretty cool: He let me keep two as souvenirs lol)

      Now I'd like to believe the cleanse initiated a toxin removal from my system, which in turn initiated the gallbladder attack, which let me know there was something wrong with my gallbladder... Gallstones don't form overnight.. and they certainly don't form in a month... the two incidents could very well be pure coincidence...but a gut feeling tells me (or so I'd like to believe) the cleanse basically initiated my body's cry for help.. I was able to schedule surgery a month later (after being on an extremely strict gallbladder diet to prevent any future attacks) and all went well... I guess you can take a 50/50 on this.. I'd love to hear people's opinions...

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      Kat 9 years ago

      There is a difference between "not likely" and "not possible." I highly doubt your doctor intended on keeping your wife sick. Tapeworms can be fatal, and lawsuits are nasty.

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      Mike 9 years ago

      Oh, I forgot to mention that we told our family physician about the parasites. He acted like that was highly unlikely unless we lived in the Amazon rainforest or the Congo, or walked barefoot in dumpsters quite often. He then gave my wife a prescription for 4 pills that he said would eradicate any and all parasites. She took the pills, nothing happened. She went back on the Colonix again after several months, and passed a couple more, one that was about 8 inches long with a triangle-shaped head. Pretty gross. Well, if you want a conspiracy theory, here's one for you. The doctors don't want you to get rid of your parasites because they make too much money treating you for all the bad stuff the parasites do to you over time. Sure it sounds incredible to actually have that stuff inside you BUT IT'S TRUE, PEOPLE. Not for all of you, but I would bet at least 10 - 15%. If you suspect you have worms, give it a try - and just eating fiber won't kill parasites by the way, you have to take the toxin that kills them (Paranil, in the Colonix kit). Ok, enough rambling, but seriously, keep an open mind on this one....

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      Mike 9 years ago

      Fact is, Colonix works - I can personally attest to this after buying the product for my wife and daughter. Believe me, it worked. A 3-ft long segmented tapeworm and other various nasties pretty much convinced me. I'm trying it now, and nothing dramatic has happened. obviously does work for those who need it. If nothing happened for you, then you're pretty clean to begin with. Pretty simple, really. Having a degree in chemical engineering, I can tell you that a lot of materials, especially of organic nature, gel up when left alone for awhile. It's really a stretch to claim that these companies intentionally developed a product that would give you artificial silly-putty parasites. Nice try, though.

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      Frank 9 years ago

      thank god for the good honest comentary like Maddie posted.

      good work Maddie

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 9 years ago from Tumkur

      Very good. How much dicussion this has invited!

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      Annie 9 years ago

      I disagree. Take a look at the results people experience after a regimen of frequent colonics. They're only using water therapy to cleanse the colon and the stuff that comes out looks exactly like what you get from using treatments like Colonix.

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      RASHEEDA STAFFORD 9 years ago

      expalin the weight loss after cleansing , also the worms.

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      cccc 9 years ago

      i am not sure if this is anyting like what you are talking about but, recently my mom had to have a hysterectomy and the Dr told her the day before to drink this clear liquid in a bottle from target and I believed it cleaned her out. She was absolutely miserable and stuck to to the toilet for about 16 hours. The bottle of stuff cost about $3.

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      megan 9 years ago

      sadly, i have to agree! I thought i finally found the miracle plan in a product called COLONIX from

      the claim was if you suffered  from constipation, IBS, severe gas and bloating, weight gain, chronic fatigue, acid reflux, parasites, stomach pain, diverticulitis, skin and hair problems and many other common ailments. That the Colonix program would put an end to the suffering by becoming clean inside. I suffered from everything on that list and I amazed my the testimonials & photos on the website. 

      review after review claimed hair was growing, skin glowing, stomach flatter, weight loss, large ropes of Mucuid Plaques from my intestl walls & much much much more. they even have a 1-800 number you can call if need assistance.

      I thought to myself, all of these testimonials cant be way! this stuff has got to i was hooked and i bought a box of colonix..i was so excited! I took the stuff and everyday day i kept waiting for a change, days went by, weeks went by. I did exactly what i was supposed to and I up'd mywater intake, which i think caused a  diahria effect.

      all i got was a soft to running stool and VERY painful cramps. Yes, I did eliminate more than usual but that was ony when i dranked the tea te night before, which i found out was nothing but a laxative. im so disappointed.

      I thought

      where's the large ropes MB that saw on their site. I didnt get one rope. This is gross but everytime i have  a BM I raced to the stool to see if i would get one of those large ropes of waste that was stuck onto my colon walls for years. I figured i would have at least 5 to 10 pounds worth, and that would be the cause of some of the weight loss and flatter tummy but it didnt happened.

      The only redeeming quality was the fact that it had a parasite cleaner bottle with the program. And i do know that the body has parasites or at least some people do because i saw a scary vidoe of parasites inside a colon on youtube and freaked me out! 

      When i took the colonix  i never saw any in my stool but the testimonials on the site claimed they saw em in theirs. in a sick kinda way i wanted to see them in my stool too just to say the product worked and im cleansed but i saw nothing so guess its a good thing.

      As far as the reviews & testimonies claming they saw worms in the stool, I think because people's awareness was raised, they were paying more attention and simply seeing undigested seeds, corn and the like, strands of fruit/vegetables and thought them to be worms..

      Anyways, i complained to another colon cleanse buddy and she said the point was never to lose weight, see ropes , clear skin or get a flat tummy but to get cleanse internally for a month. I guess she's right but i'm not FULLY sure that i'm cleansed or not.

      i'm very disappointed in this product and i feel like a fool for falling for it but i had to at least try.

      Oh well, instead of buying a $100 colon cleanse program i'll just drink plenty of water and take fiber supplement which is only about 7 or 8 bucks, but it sure whadda mean nice if the other stufff really worked. oh well!

      Sorry for any errors and or spellings, im in a big hurry so i dont have time to proof read or fix this letter post. please for me.

      THX for your time, Megan

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      Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA


      I completely agree with your sentiments on a balanced diet and the importance of hydration, however I have to warn readers that I would not recommend Colon Blow. Any good safety software will tell you as soon as you click the link that they send out spam galore! A good product advertises itself. Spam is for scammers.

      I'd also like to note that not everybody can achieve what you call "the sculpted body look." Weight is about as heritable as height, genetically. No matter how much some people exercise, they will never look anywhere close to the likes of Heidi Klum or Tyson Bedford. And who's to say whether or not those people should be our ultimate standards of beauty or not?

      Anyway, thanks for reading and thinking critically.


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      9 years ago

      It's crucial to have a diet high in fibre whether it be from the daily intake of the foods consumed or from an inexpensive fibre supplement. The fact remains that these "wonder cures" are rather expensive and are marketed in a way to exploit the ignorant. Have to say that I agree with Maddie on this one. Off topic but take a Liver Flush for example: Epsom Salts + Olive oil = $1 It'd be fairly hard to market a product with these two 'active' ingredients for more than $10. I'm sure there are other liver cleansers out there with a large range of not so usefull herbs and herbal extracts that do sell for over $50 and do just as good a job for that matter. Check here and decide for yourself - - It's a pretty informational site on the whole butt I wouldn't get too hyped up over it because a lot of the regulars there are militant on nature being able to cure everything without the use of synthesis eg. Superdoses of Vitamin A (isotretinoin) cures ACNE.... blah blah blah... Like a broken record: Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. Exercise more if you prefer the sculpted body look which seems to be so omnipotent in todays society. Drink water too. It's like everything in life, you get out what you put in. And in closing I can assure you that if you don't eat, you don't shit, and if you don't shit you die.

      CHEAP AND INEXPENSIVE - - read the testimonials.

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      miles 9 years ago

      Although I do agree that many of these cleansers may be scamming you, my own personal experience with YERBA PRIMA was different. Their colon cleansing formula consists of two elements. One of them is the blend of psyllium husk with other herbal conituents. The other is KALENITE, a blend of actual cleansing and toning herbs. Although this is simply my own experience, trust me when I say that what was coming out of me was not simply psyllium. If you are willing (and have the stomach) to read about the variety of characteristics of fecal matter and observe what's coming out of you, I think one course of Kalenite and Yerba Prima Colon Cleanse (which by the way ain't no where near as expensive as some of those cited here) would make a healthier and wiser believer of you.

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      Marie 9 years ago

      Hi Maddie, Thanks so much for your site. America seems to be very preoccupied with their bums and what is coming out of them. I'm a medical student and we are taught that technically constipation is when a person has less than 3 stools a week. Most people have a misconception about what constitutes normal bowel habits and will do anything (many times to the detriment of their health) to keep "regular".Thanks for keeping people educated b/c the best patient is an informed one.

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      Frederick Jackson 9 years ago

      Thank goodness for sites like this. For the second night in a row I got nailed by a 4 am infomercial on TV, and this, with the "Dual Action Cleanse" I was just about to cave in and go for it. This one at least has web site. But getting to this site I couldn't find any testimonials neither lay or medical. This got me here.

      I was interested in a colon cleanse because I "slowed down" six years ago (I am now 64) for some reason. I suspect my thyroid has something to do with it and am taking kelp and L-tyrosine supplements. I think this is helping to reestablish normal lubrication. Fiber supplemt basically does the rest. I vary the regiiment of a tablespoon a day in a random way, a few days running here and there. So basically I am OK. But I wanted to reduce dependency and get some of the touted health benifits along wiht "detoxification.".

      I'll give a testimonial here. If you're taking the fiber for the first time, you can get som pretty astounding (ah, and gratifying!) results. And Ifromt he lookl of the stool oftentimesI believe the filber cleanses the intestinal rather wall.

      Again thanks for all the commentary here.


      Alexandria, VA

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      Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA


      I do agree that some narsty looking stuff can come out of you... that's not the point. The point is, these people are recording bowel movements of this sort for weeks and weeks at a time. There is no way all of that could fit inside you, along with the normal fecal matter accumulated from your everyday diet. In addition, I meant to point out that the active ingredients of these "cleanses" can be had at a much lower price, and are clearly not worth the markup as some sort of "miracle product." As you mentioned, fruit fasts and liquid diets (which should always be conducted under medical supervision) achieve similar results for a fraction of the price.

      Thanks for thinking critically.


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      Solomon 9 years ago

      My aunt studied to be an RN(has since gotten a masters degree in this field) and I occasionally would browse through some of her material...One book that held particular interest for me was a book that described a liquid diet to cleanse the bowels. This book showed graphic pictures similiar to the ones you are referring to that you claim are used to "sell" a product...well this book I read was'nt selling anything and was for educational/informative purposes. This book also said that the feces would take on this shape because this waste material had been in the system so long it had taken on the shape of the intestines. Forgive me for not knowing the name of this book but this was 12 years ago...

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      Colon Cleansing Reviews 10 years ago


      You make some very good points. I too have felt scammed by products such as Colonix & Dual Action Cleanse. Colonix is the oldest scam in the book. Just like you state above, the pictures are NOT impacted fecal matter, it's the psyllium that has formed a gel. I did the same experiment with the Colonix & Glass trick.

      I don't beleive they are all scams. If used properly, they can be very beneficial. Of course, when does one cross the "excessive-use" line? Products like Dual Action Cleanse and Colonix give decent cleansing formulas a bad name. In fact, Dual Action Cleanse refused to give me my money back when I complained.

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      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

      Just don't forget to drink plenty of water when you (slowly) up your fiber intake. Good points Maddie--and, I'm totally stealing that side-by-side comparison idea!

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      Lela Davidson 10 years ago from Bentonville, Arkansas

      Good Hub Maddie! The side-by-side comparison is VERY effective. Can you do one on juicing? That is also supposed to cleanse.

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      Jason Menayan 10 years ago from San Francisco

      I've always been suspicious of those myself. I also read that many include clay, which is not good for you. They market it as a "colonic in a bottle". But colonics aren't good for you either.

      I think the sooner we get over our shit stinking (pardon the language), the sooner nonsense products like these will go away.

      I agree - regular, cheap fiber is "nature's broom".

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