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    So I am thinking of getting a colon cleanse to start the New Year. Has anyone had one and if so, what results did you see?

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    Several folks have done it. I have, Rockinlocs has as well. My results were great. It's a lot easier if your diet is pretty clean (ie...no meat, don't eat alot of white foods, etc.) Don't eat any sugar, white flour or meat before you go and PLEASE drink PLENTY of water in the days AND the day of your colonic. You should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water daily anyway...this helps keeps your body hydrated AND makes your colonic easier.

    I don't about others, but be prepared to "GO" afterwards...when she was done, I went to the bathroom and was in there for about a good 15-20 minutes. I didn't know that I had that much in me to come out. I was 5lbs lighter when it was over. Also, if they have a massager, USE IT in your abdominal area while you are having the colonic performed. The massage helps your colon to release the impacted waste and you get better results. They will usually do this by hand but those little massagers work much better to me.

    Lastly, RELAX!!! This will be crucial!!! My therapist has videos and a television in the room for you to watch AND she's is the BOMB at holding a conversation and getting you to relax. The more relaxed you are, the easier the process. Depending on how much waste is pulled from the colon walls, your abs may be sore afterwards. Also, be prepared for an organ shift. Meaning that as your colon resizes itself to the size that it SHOULD be, your other organs will shift into proper position around it. The soreness goes away in about 3 days...at least it did for me.

    That's all that I have to offer. Feel free to PM or email me if you wish. Have fun and Happy New Year!!

    tdh

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    THANK YOU! This was great information. I made an appoitment for Tuesday. You've given me a better idea of what to expect!

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    Does anyone know if a colonic is equivalent to the sea salt</a> & water cleanse? They both cleanse the colon, but the sea salt & water cleanse cleans the entire GI tract. The sea salt & water cleanse is also something private you can do in your own home. You just drink the solution and let the body cleanse. On the other hand, a colonic hydrates you. I have been doing the sea salt & water cleanse regularly and I am just trying to see if a colonic is necessary.

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    DP

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    Does it hurt? Been thinking about getting one but I'm a bit nervous......

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    I too would like to know if it hurts and what other benefits that people have experienced besides the body being cleansed?

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    The sea salt/water is cleanse is NOT the same as a colonic. A colonic actually uses water to knock loose impacted waste from the colon walls. You will be sore as the waste pulls away from the wall and your organs resize and reposition themselves around the colon the way that they SHOULD be. If you don't eat meat, white flour or white sugar AND you drink plenty of water, you colonic will be easier!

    The more relaxed you are, the better. If a colonic is painful, they are doing something wrong. You will feel some discomfort when the insert the tube into the rectum but they DO lubricate you before doing that.

    Other benefits: My body digests food better, waste elimination is improved. You are supposed to have an elimination after EVERY meal...I do that now. I do NOT get ill as often as before because germs no longer have anything in my colon to grow on. My skin is clearer. I have more energy. I have virtually no allergies. Those are my experiences. I also have cleaner diet than most people however and THAT (diet) plays an essential role in the other benefits that I named.

    Hope this helps!

    tdh

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    Today was my colonic day. It wasn't as bad as I thought, but it was definitely uncomfortable. They said I needed to come back within the week. I don't know. tdh, how often had you gone. I read online you should go once every 3-6 months. The people at the place said I need to come 6 times in the first month and then once a month after that. Is that too much?
    Also, I did improve my eating habits (not today, but over the last couple of months). I'm still working on it.

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    tdhayes, yes thank you that info did help..hopefully I can get one soon!

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    davida..(i go to the lady that she goes to)

    yeah, when you first start having the colonics, you need to have a series pretty much back to back..and then after that, you can start the once a month deal.

    i plan to do a series in feb (money) because i was only able to do 2 when i first went and havent been since late nov. however, it was enough for me to rid myself of about 6 lbs.

    i didnt notice the weight loss right away...but within the next few days...it just fell off of me.

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    Thanks Brown!

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    My friend is getting one next weekend. I want to see how much it costs and see how her experience goes first before I make a decision.

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    I had my series of colonics last year in Jan. and I loved it! I didn't love the actual procedure, but the outcome was wonderful.I felt ...... clean!! The actual procedure wasn't that bad, it's just that we have hangups about our bowel movements, ya know?? It's considered to be a private act and when you're on a table with some one sticking a tube down there you can feel a little self conscious. But the sista who did the procedure was extremely nice and she made me feel comfortable. My tummy appeared to be flatter, skin cleared up, and I had an overall good feeling. I would recommend it. In fact, I do! Most folks around me wish that I would shut up about the benefits!

    I'm scheduling another one for February.

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    Okay I've been considering a colonic for sometime now. You ladies gave me the information I needed to get off my butt (pardon the pun) and schedule an appointment. Thank you.

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    dp

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    Help Im interested in doing this. Should I notify my regular doctor? I have Bluee Cross Blue Shield HMO is it covered?

    Do I just go to any clinic and request this?
    If so can someone make some suggestions
    Im in Chicago.
    Help a sistah out tell me what I need to do?

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    Sounds good, but I don't wanna lose any weight... I need all the pounds I can get, lol.

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    Help Im interested in doing this.* Should I notify my...

    You can notify your regular doctor. It is usually NOT covered by insurance. It generally costs around $65 for one session. It can only be done at clinics that perform colon hydrotherapy. Do your research on the web. There are alternative medicine institutes that train people for this.

    As for what you need to do...READ AND RESEARCH!!! I cannot stress this enough!!!

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    Sounds good, but I don't wanna lose any weight... I...

    Weight training will help you get the weight back. Having weight doesn't do you any good if it's parasitic waste...it makes you ill in the long run...

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    Okay I have an appointment scheduled! My feeling are fluctuating between to to . I'm really excited.

    The lady sounds really cool. There was a review of her services in one of our local papers and she has a website. I emailed her and she emailed me back right away. When I spoke to her she was very informative. She gave me some helpful hints:

    *no food for 4 hours prior to appointment
    *no beans or legumes 2 days before appointment
    *increase the amount of veggies, veggie juice, and water several days prior to appointment

    It costs $70. My insurance won't cover this but I'm going to submit this to my flexible spending account and they'll reimburse me.

    tdhayes: thanks for all of the insight and personal information you've given in this thread .

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    I'm glad that I could help!

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    Who's getting colonics in Los Angeles and who do you use?

    ~mc

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    Help Im interested in doing this.* Should I notify my...

    I am in the chicago area too. I plan on going to Karyn's corner on Halstead and getting one done in February. If you would like we could met there. I have never had one done either.

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    i go for my 1st colonic tomorrow. 2 of my cuzzins (male & female) have had it done & experienced positive results. my male cuzzin had it done last yr. may/june, & he lost A LOT of weight. the clinic equipped him w/a plethora of information on how to eat healthy. & it worked. my female cuzzin lost 3 lbs. i can't wait. i will keep yall posted.

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    i go for my 1st colonic tomorrow. 2 of my...

    I can't wait to hear your results!!

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    What a phenomenal post! Thanks to all for the information (especially tdhayes). My brother and sister have both told me about colonics before. I guess it just makes sense. Thankfully, I believe in a balance between modern & alternative/natural medicine. I will give this much more serious consideration. I just started back at the gym, so it will all tie in to being a healthier me. xo

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    I just started back at the gym, so it will...

    this is what i'm trying to accomplish, as well.

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    My friend got one done on Friday. She said it was very beneficial and will be going back on the 28th of this month. I'm seriously considering it now....

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