[BLOG] Undergoing a Cleanse: my experience (Your comments are welcomed on this blog)

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    Nov 09, 2007 8:22 PM GMT
    I will start blogging here shortly...after I get over the effects of this bottle of kombucha hahahahaha

    okaaay....original kombucha has the flavor of mild vinegar but without the acid...a little bite like ginger ale, and it fizzes and bubbles all over the place when you shake up the stuff off of the bottom.

    I can drink this but I hope the flavored ones are better tasting.


    Wikipedia article on Kombucha

    "Kombucha contains many different cultures along with several organic acids, active enzymes, amino acids, anti-oxidants, and polyphenols. For the home brewer, there is no way to know the amounts of the components unless a sample is sent to a laboratory. The US Food and Drug Administration has no findings on the effects of kombucha. Each strain of kombucha may contain some of the following components depending on the source of the culture:

    Acetic acid, which mainly inhibits harmful bacteria and so is used as a preservative. It is also what gives Kombucha that 'kick' to its smell and taste.

    Butyric acid, produced by the yeasts and when working with gluconic acid, and in help combat yeast infections such as candida.

    Gluconic acid, effective against many yeast infections such as candidiasis and thrush.

    Glucuronic acid, thought to be a component of Kombucha tea, known to aid the liver in eliminating toxic substances. Elevated levels of Glucuronic acid has been documented in the urine of Kombucha drinkers.

    Lactic acid, found in kombucha in its most potent form, L-lactic(+).

    Malic acid, also used in the body's detoxification process.

    Oxalic acid, encourages the cellular production of energy and is a natural preservative.

    Usnic acid, a potent antibiotic that exhibits antiviral, antiprotozoal, antimitotic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity.

    Kombucha also contains vitamin groups B and C, beneficial yeasts and bacteria."



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    Nov 09, 2007 8:35 PM GMT
    What's Kombucha?
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    Nov 09, 2007 9:06 PM GMT
    fermented chinese tea...see above
  • Alan95823

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    Nov 09, 2007 11:08 PM GMT
    Isn't it a kind of mushroom? The nice hippie lady next door used to swear by it, back in 1989 when she had one fermenting on her kitchen counter.

    Her idea of a cleanse also involved soaking in some kind of tea bath, and swallowing gauze soaked in clay to scrub out her intestines... I'd rather just eat lots and lots of broccoli.

    I've heard lots of good feedback from folks who've done a cleanse, just make sure you stay hydrated, your body will be flushing a lot of stuff out.
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    Nov 09, 2007 11:33 PM GMT
    oh that's a nice vision...hahahahahahahahahahaha ... icon_lol.gif

    Well, I am taking 2 weeks off from work while I start this. I am just burnt out from the cancer therapy. So I am accomplishing both at once.
  • zakariahzol

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    Nov 10, 2007 12:20 AM GMT
    CASLON,

    I was at the GNC yesterday, and this sales girl show me a box of Detoxification formula that I suppose to take for two days to detox me from all those toxic. I not sure if this a waste of money, but I was thinking about buying it. It not like I am sick of anything, but it good to get rid ourself from toxic and other inpurity. I also go thru internet to find out more about this colon irrigation method to cleanses the colon. Since my father die of colon cancer maybe I should look into this thing.

    Any suggestion?

    zak
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    Nov 10, 2007 1:08 AM GMT
    Zakariahzol,

    Colon Hydrotherapy is one of the methods recommended for my cleanse. My material says this about it: Cleaning out the colon with water and massage of the abdomen. Depending oh how backed-up one is this can be one of ther fastest ways to weight loss and health gains. Anywhere from one to fifteen treatments can be recommended within a month's time. Half a dozen treatments are about average for people looking to make health gains.

    I have never had it done.

    Here is a link on the subject:

    Wikipedia article: Colon hydrotherapy


  • zakariahzol

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    Nov 10, 2007 1:47 PM GMT
    Thank you, buddy
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    Nov 11, 2007 3:15 PM GMT
    Ok...IT'S DAY ONE...SHOW TIME!

    The first phase of this cleanse is to rid my body of all the toxins, etc that pollute my body now.

    I have taken my pre-breakfast supplements with 16oz of filtered water:

    GI-Zyme: dirgestive enzyme dietary supplement - "to help improve the level of digestion and help esure maximum levels of nutrient absorption."*

    GI-Pro: aupports healthy digestive flora - "helps to regulate the delicate balance of microflora you need to keep your intestine healthy"*

    Manna Cleanse: intestinal health support and adde4d beneficial flora - " A proprietary blend of fibers, botanicals, enzymes, pre3biotics, probiotics and sources of fatty acids designed to promote proper colon ecology and function"*

    *None of these statements has been evaluated by the FDA.

    Ok, now I will go exercise on my treatmill before my breakfast supplements
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    Nov 11, 2007 4:53 PM GMT
    OK...I have juiced the wheatgrass. I've got about 2 oz to drink. Smells just like lawn clippings. Deep green liquid.

    Here goes....

    oh god! that is nasty!!!. Blech! I can see I will have a chaser right after this stuff.

    whoooweeee! yipes! Blech and double blech!!!! ... icon_mad.gif
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    Nov 11, 2007 4:56 PM GMT
    What, so is this like a health drink? Or an alcoholic beverage?
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    Nov 11, 2007 5:17 PM GMT
    wheatgrass is sprouted wheat about 6 to 8 inches tall. Looks just like grass. It comes alive in an large rectangle. I have to cut the grass and juice it. Yes, it is a component of the cleanse procedure. It is supposed to detoxify the blood.

    I just had the "shake" that goes with all this.

    It is "formulated to provide enhanced, specialized nutrional support for patients with chronic fatigue symdrome and includes macro- and micronutrients to address altered energetic function and liver detoxification. Designed for those patients who may benefit from additional support for liver function, theis fomula features glycine and L-cysteine to help support Phase II liver detoxification. Green tea catechins and mixed caroteniods are added to provide antioxidant protection against potentially harmful compounds generated during the natural liver detoxification process. Provided in a low allergenic=potential rice proten concentrate base--which may be beneficial during time of increased detoxification burden--this formula provides well-rounded nutritional support."

    Well, I guess it is the rice base that makes it kind of starchy tasting. I have the natural Pineapple Banana flavor shake. It leaves the pineapple taste in your mouth. So not too bad.

    ok, I just had the last drink of the morning. It tasted like the herbs in turkey stuffing...without the bread and turkey.
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    Nov 11, 2007 6:27 PM GMT
    ok...my bf came up with the solution for all this nasty taste stuff. I should be allowed to drink organic tomato juice. So in the future, after downing all this nasty tasting stuff, I will have a chaser of tomato juice. HURRAY! THANK YOU, MY BELOVED BOYFRIEND!
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    Nov 11, 2007 6:30 PM GMT
    I had to drink a lot of nasty stuff for a colonoscopy. My colon was so clean after that light was shooting out my ass.
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    Nov 12, 2007 1:21 AM GMT
    Ok...DAY 1 and I have already decided that I am never drinking wheatgrass juice again. I will take the grass that I have left and put it out for my cat to eat. She loves chewing grass.

    This is also a powder to drink called Phytocomplete ... I am not drinking that again either.
  • iHavok

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    Nov 12, 2007 1:32 AM GMT
    dont be a pussy. wheatgrass isn't that bad.
    especially if it's fresh.

    if its not so fresh ti's kinda foul, but you dont have to worry about that.
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    Nov 12, 2007 2:16 AM GMT
    Call me what you like....I am not drinking that again....it is VILE!
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    Nov 12, 2007 2:31 AM GMT
    Ok, Day One and I am throwing in the towel. This is not worth the nastiness. Forget it.
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    Nov 12, 2007 3:56 AM GMT
    McGay: "...I had to drink a lot of nasty stuff for a colonoscopy..."

    Me too. The stuff has high specific gravity, and is not metabolized or digested in any way. It just pushes its way out the other end.

    I've often wondered about this. This accomplished what so-called "high colonics" accomplish, for about 0.1% of the cost and effort. And, yes, I was so clean, I was positively squeaky.

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    Nov 12, 2007 4:06 AM GMT
    Fastprof darling, would that have been the inappropriately named Golytely?

    But yes, squeaky clean is what your gastroenterlogist wants, and all the better to see your anatomy my dear, which you can't when the colon is full of you know what!icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 12, 2007 5:29 AM GMT
    Yes, Mr. Wrerick, the gastroenterologist had a nice clear view after that experience. So much easier than spending several $1000s of hard earned money to go to some ranch in Arizona to have a "high colonic."

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    Nov 12, 2007 8:31 PM GMT
    Well, I am happy to learn that the company (Mannatech) will take back all their products, including the open ones, and give me a refund.