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19 October 2008 @ 07:08 am
Has anyone here ever had a colonic? It's usually 'recommended' that raw foodies do it as part of the detoxification process. However, I always read about mixed feelings on it - some say it's perfectly safe and fine, while others advise against it. I'm debating whether to get one, but so far I'm thinking no just to be on the safe side. Yet, thinking about 'cleaning out house' is very appealing to me. Some would argue that our body has everything it needs internally to completely clean ourselves out, and is in no need of any medical procedure. What do you think?
muzik_monstermuzik_monster on October 20th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
I've heard similar info on colonics. Though I've also heard that you should only start doing colonics after you've been raw for at least a year, so that it's not such a shock to your system. Apparently if you've been an unhealthy eater for a long time, it's not recommended to have a colonic right away, as there are some side effects. Myself, I just started going raw about two weeks ago. I'm not even thinking about having a colonic at this point. :-) Hope that helps.
phatjuice on October 20th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
I recommend it. I first started because I ws really sick and needed to make some big changes fast about a year ago. And since im not into traditional medicine it felt like the only alternative. I would suggest that it be done only with a gravity hydrotherapy method, and ofcourse by a credible place.. Here is the directory for colonic specialists in the U.S. :

It was after this experience of being sick that the therapist suggested i incorporate a more raw lifestyle.. so thats where im at right know :)
phatjuice on October 20th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
didnt finish
Sorry about not finishing my comment. But I just wanted to end with although i think colonics are a benefit to your health, i think its a good idea to wait. My situation was probably diffrent then yours-- as I was very ill--and you seem like your healthy enough to transition into a new raw food lifestyle.

So i agree with the other person who commented that waiting is a good idea :)

tears1nabottle on October 22nd, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
Re: didnt finish
I'm starting to re-think a colonic, at least right now. I think it might be too drastic for me at this point in time as I'm just starting out with the raw foods (about 2 weeks into it now). I guess I'll have to go ahead and agree with you to wait. I'll see how I feel down the road. Thanks for the responses :)