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Have you ever done a colon cleanse?

Posted Mar 24 2009 3:17pm

Question of the week Yikes!

Prepare yourself for a TMI (too much information) Question of the Week. I have gotten many emails and questions like this one…

Have you ever done a colon cleanse? I have checked webmd and other internet sites, but it seems everyone has a different opinion. I was hoping it would be a good way to jump start my metabolism for weight loss and energy.

I touched on a response in this Ask Roni video but I’m motivated to visit the topic again. Why? Well, I’m about to do one.

Hold the phone! What?

That’s right, I’m cleaning the old colon. I can’t believe I just told you that. Let me back up a bit and tell you why.

Recently I changed health insurance, which meant I had to change doctors. With all the training and running I’ve been doing I thought it would be a good idea to get a physical and meet my new Doc. During that procedure she ran a test that came up positive which prompted her to refer me to a Gastroenterologist. Given my family history and the symptoms I’ve been having he recommended I get a colonoscopy.

I struggled a bit with the decision to share this information with you. I mean it’s kind of… ummm… yucky, gross, embarrassing, awkward.. BUTT (excuse the pun) I figured it’s worth it. Part of the reason I blog is to share information, learn and grow. If that means embarrassing myself in the process so be it, I don’t mind being the butt (last time, I promise) of joke now and then. Plus, we’re all human here right? We all have colons, right? RIGHT?

So as of noon tomorrow I’m on a clear liquid diet and will be taking a prescribed colon cleansing kit.


Now I KNOW I’m not the only one that has gone through this. I know some of you have actually done it by choice! So I’m looking for experiences, opinions, thoughts on the whole colon cleansing process for weight loss. Why’d you do it? Why are you thinking of doing it? Is it worth it?

Disclaimer: I warned you, total TMI. :) The comments that are to follow (if anyone has the guts) do not represent my feelings on the whole colon cleanse for weight loss thing. I’m a big believer in the "to each their own" mindset. I’m just really curious about others experiences as I know you are too. Just know this doesn’t mean I endorse colon cleansing for weight loss.

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