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Old 02-18-2008, 04:36 AM   #11
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Hahaha BT! Yes cider will certainly clean you out! (Not that I've had any personal experience with this)

I would agree that a trip to the doctor is best to rule out anything serious.

I also do the Master Cleanse twice a year but as Clienta mentioned, not all medical doctors are supportive of holistic or homeopathic methods. It has also cured me of some intestinal issues I had a few years ago.

Some things that will help you now would be taking a probiotic supplement, you can find them at health food stores and Whole Foods Market, but I buy them cheaper online. Also, make sure you are drinking 2 liters of water a day.

Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:57 AM   #12
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Ok, I guess I will go to the doc first.
BT, I think I will pass on the cider!! LOL
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:46 AM   #13
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Yogurt is also good for clearing up minor intestinal issues; it really makes a difference for me. However, I would put fibre above it in terms of importance, and I will echo the sentiments about seeing a doctor as well.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:55 PM   #14
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That might help bloating, but, it won't do a thing for fatigue or edema in the legs.


I think you should try to go see your doctor for that. Sounds more serious.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:02 PM   #15
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I think you should try to go see your doctor for that. Sounds more serious.
As soon as I have the money.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:30 PM   #16
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Rotorooter, that's the name, and away go troubles down the drain. ROTOROOTER!

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Old 02-18-2008, 03:54 PM   #17
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As soon as I have the money.
Thanks for your help!


You're welcome! Thought you had health coverage.

There IS however a fleet kit that you can buy from your local drug store. I had to use one to prepare myself for a colonoscopy in '01.

Also, you can use a hot water bottle. Just fill the bottle with luke-warm water, attach the hose and clip, fit the narrow plastic tube at the other end of the hose, lube it and insert it into the anus.

Use the clip to control the water flow, while expelling the used water. This should help make your colon squeaky-clean.
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:08 PM   #18
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You're welcome! Thought you had health coverage.

There IS however a fleet kit that you can buy from your local drug store. I had to use one to prepare myself for a colonoscopy in '01.

Also, you can use a hot water bottle. Just fill the bottle with luke-warm water, attach the hose and clip, fit the narrow plastic tube at the other end of the hose, lube it and insert it into the anus.

Use the clip to control the water flow, while expelling the used water. This should help make your colon squeaky-clean.
What she should do really depends on what the issue is. It's tricky to give people advice on topics like this without knowing what medical issues they may have. Diagnosis is difficult enough for a medical professional, let alone someone who has never even met the patient.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:36 PM   #19
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If you ask any reputable health professional, they'll tell you that your colon is pretty much self-cleaning and nothing other than the recommended daily allowance of dietary fiber is required. Unless, of course, you have health problems that complicate the natural order of things.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:10 AM   #20
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How about Beans?

full of fiber, you'll be cleaned out in a couple of days!
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