Warning: potential TMI in this post!
As this is the second post about how to achieve a clean colon, you’re probably thinking that I’m slightly scatalogical and you would be right! There’s lots of ‘poop talk’ that goes on in our family, whether we’re discussing the dogs’ pooping habits, our own or witnessing our kids feeling the need to discuss theirs. That being said, I don’t plan to discuss my own poop with you so don’t worry!
What I do want to share with you is another nugget of knowledge I acquired the other day from my osteopath, a very wise man (much younger than I actually!) who’s as much philosopher as healer. Here’s what he told me: if you really want to do a colon cleansing (barring the pre-colonoscopy one!), the best way is to do a modified fast for 24 hours meaning no food, but a bit of fruit. Drink plenty of water, eat a bit of fruit to help you go to the bathroom, but once you’ve gone and feel ’empty’, revert back to nothing but water (I’m sure herbal teas are fine as well, but no added sugar or sweetener).
Kit claims that you should have an additional bowel movement that day and that once you’ve completed the cleanse, you should feel relieved and ‘clean’. I haven’t tried this yet, but I plan to. If you do try this before me, please share your experience by commenting on it or emailing me.
Please don’t fast if you have any health issues and if while fasting you start to feel unwell, please eat something.
P.S. About a year ago I bought into a colon cleanser I saw online, meaning I was persuaded to buy a kit that included a month’s worth of products. I did stick to it for 30 days, didn’t drink alcohol, drank the colon cleansing tea, used the powder, the whole kit and caboodle. I never passed what looks like a long, brown snake (just Google “colon cleanser” and you’ll see what I’m talking about!) and I don’t remember feeling any sense of relief any more than I usually did after a light breakfast and a cup of coffee! It seems like what I bought was just an expensive version of Metamucil…