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are colonics good or bad for us?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by Aerose91, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    I've heard both sides of the spectrum from doctors and people alike. I know that colonics reduce all the good bacteria as well but the bad goes with it. Is this something benefitial if our gut is so far gone that we can't heal it properly? Or detrimental because removing any good bacteria will only cause more problems?
     
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    :confused: You'll get both arguments here too I bet!

    I don't think there is a definite answer that fits everyone. Some have found benefit from colonics and some have had bad experiences with them. Having had quite a few myself, I find that there is also a huge difference in the skills and equipment of the therapists who administer them.

    For myself, I have had extremely good practitioners with the best equipment and others who sort of forced the colonic -- which was a very uncomfortable experience and gave no discernible benefit.

    Sushi
     
  3. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Wow, I would definitely want someone who knows what their doing giving me that test! Have you seen improvements with any of them?
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I saw benefits from the first ones done by the "expert" with great equipment, but not help for ME/CFS as a whole--just gut symptoms I had been having.

    Sushi
     
  5. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Well Damn :cool:
     
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    Legendrew Content team

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    The bowel has evolved over millions upon millions of years without such "treatments" and given that there is no evidence to confirm its effectiveness; I would save the effort, money and time.
     
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    If you want a cheap colonic take 20 grams of ascorbic acid(vitamin C) in 4 glasses of water(5G per). Believe me, you'll get stuff out ;D

    But seriously it works pretty well. I wouldn't do it often though.
     
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    Colonics were on an old survey the number one non-medical treatment for us, for .... causing major problems. Do be cautious. They may help some, but they do cause many to get worse.
     
  9. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Funny you say that, I actually had to do that a couple years back to find my vitamin c tolerance level for my adrenal fatigue. Not comfortable!
     
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