Poop

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    Jun 25, 2008 2:42 PM GMT
    Has anybody ever tried those things that are supposed to cleanse your system of all that food that sticks to the walls of your intestines? Commercials say after you take their product you lose weight. I'm wondering if their claims are true. I can just imagine taking those and having to be in the bathroom like two days in a row 24/7 ... LOL. I'm willing to do it though if it helps me tone up I guess ... icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 25, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    I think it is a lot of nonsense. Stuff doesnt "stick" to the walls of the intestine. If that were happening, you would have a lot more to worry about than toning up.

    and dude..."two days in a row 24/7" ????? ...tee hee hee
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    Jun 25, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    I am also in the camp that they are a lot of malarky. But I have tried them about half a dozen times (I did the ordering for a health food store so I was always sent tons of samples). It isn't 24/7 poop fest. You will go like 3-4 times a day but it isn't uncontrollable explosive diarrhea so don't worry.
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    Jun 25, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    Sometimes just eating high fiber foods helps me when i want to clean out my system. and cut back on cheese and dairy while you are doing that
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:09 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI am also in the camp that they are a lot of malarky. But I have tried them about half a dozen times (I did the ordering for a health food store so I was always sent tons of samples). It isn't 24/7 poop fest. You will go like 3-4 times a day but it isn't uncontrollable explosive diarrhea so don't worry.


    LOL. Thanks.
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:13 AM GMT
    You can do all the "cleansing" you need by fasting for a day or two, with water/tea. Like taking a break from working out, the digestive system sometimes really enjoys a bit of a vacation. I usually fast for a day or two when I think my GI tract is in a bit of a funk for some reason, and it usually helps calm things down. Worth a try, for sure, to see if it helps you in any way.

    All these "cleansing" products are just getting you to fast, then selling you some "potion" for $59.95 to give you a placebo feeling of "inner harmony and balance."

    K

    PS How could I refuse posting to a topic titled: "Poop"? I mean, come on!
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:18 AM GMT
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:18 AM GMT
    maybe they should try some prunes
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    Jun 26, 2008 6:03 AM GMT
    he called the shit poop!
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    Jun 26, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    Colon Clear from the Healthy shop will clear you out !

    There is some that does cling to your inside and when you take that you will see?



    Have a Good Shite? he he he
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    Jun 26, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    Cleansing is bullshit. Big waste of money.

    Also a waste: those footpads that turn brown when your body "detoxifies" itself.

    Food does not stick to your intestines. Weight loss in a cleansing ritual is mainly water weight, which you promptly gain back after the procedure.

    Because of the medical danger of cleansing, doctors will tell you it should only be performed under the guidance of a physician, and only for specific reasons (like the introduction of a new drug).

    Check here for a respectable source:
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cleansing/AN00065
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    Jun 26, 2008 7:06 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidFood does not stick to your intestines.
    icon_eek.gif Depends on who cooked it! Eat much grits there mickey?
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    Jun 26, 2008 7:15 AM GMT
    Muchmore, all due respect, read the Mayo Clinic article. Dr Schultz is a fraud, and you've been wasting your money.

    My shit smells unholy too. But hardly proof of its age.
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    Jun 26, 2008 7:27 AM GMT
    These two articles are good reading:
    http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/detox.html
    http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/gastro.html
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    Jun 26, 2008 7:32 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidThese two articles are good reading:
    You want some cheese with those quackers?
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    Jun 26, 2008 7:49 AM GMT
    And when did that photo appear?

    Ugh. Not, as in disgusting. Ugh, as in...THAT convinced you?

    If that came out of your ass, I'd say you do have problems. But the source of that turd was not a typical human. It's a scare photo, meant to alarm you as to what could happen in a worst case scenario.

    If you had bowel impaction, the last place you'd go is a colonic cleanse clinic. You'd go to an emergency room.
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    Jun 26, 2008 7:52 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidthe source of that turd was not a typical human.


    Can I nominate this for the top RJ forum quote of the year?
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    Jun 26, 2008 8:06 AM GMT
    A book I saw once at a science book store ..

    http://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Poops-My-Body-Science/dp/0916291456
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    Jun 26, 2008 9:46 AM GMT
    jprswim saidhe called the shit poop!


    he called crap shit!
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    Jun 26, 2008 9:51 AM GMT
    Sedative saidhe called crap shit!


    Hey, don't be givin me any of that shit.




    I'm SOOO hoping this will be the featured thread of the week icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 26, 2008 2:19 PM GMT
    iguanaSF said[quote][cite]Sedative said[/cite]he called crap shit!


    Hey, don't be givin me any of that shit.




    I'm SOOO hoping this will be the featured thread of the week icon_smile.gif[/quote]

    LOL. I've been loving the replies here. Seems to be a very interesting and much-needed-to-talk-about topic. I think I remember this was featured on Oprah at one time ... did anyone catch it? I remember Oprah then telling her audience something like "okay we need to stop being afraid of talking about this subject" ... or did she say "we need to stop being afraid of talking about poop?" I forget. But seriously, you hear infommercials about this all the time on the radio and I've always wondered if these cleansing things are just a scam or if it's for real. Again, thanks for all the replies so far.
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    Jun 26, 2008 2:35 PM GMT
    Love the Billy Madison reference.

    You can get several cleansing products at whole foods. I have to agree, that if something that looks like an alien comes out of you, then you do have some larger issues. Try doing a Zand cleanse. You can get them at whole foods or GNC. They have a 7 day colon and liver cleans. It is basically a whole lot of fiber and milk thistle. I do one very couple months. I would stray away from any miracle cures. If you are serious about it, you can get a colonic. I have wanted to, but have not yet summoned the courage. Whatever you decide to do, I would take some probiotics and some cultures like yogurt to replenish the flora in your intestines.
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    Jun 26, 2008 2:49 PM GMT
    The notion that stuff sticks to the lining of the intestines is ridiculous. Not only is there a slick coating of mucous, the cellular lining is continually being sloughed off and renewed. What's there to stick to? I once had a colonoscopy, and after flushing with a gallon of PEG laxative solution, my colon was a squeaky clean tube of pink meat.

    That said, I admit I do feel psychologically better when I occasionally get things moving a bit more quickly than usual (my usual transit time is a swift 12-14 hours). My fave way to accomplish that is during Rainier cherry season. I'll sit there and blissfully inhale a whole pound of cherries, and a couple hours later... whoosh!!!
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidmaybe they should try some prunes



    That is what I buy along with bran cereals (Shreddies, Bran Flakes). I think some of the meds I am on have had some uncomfortable side effects so I try and buy foods that are good laxatives. I also try and drink lots of fluids (juice, water, herbal tea). Sure beats buying stuff at the drugstore.
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    paradox saidmy colon was a squeaky clean tube of pink meat


    After reading that sentence, I have decided to become a vegetarian.