Info on colonics

  1. I have been looking for some info on colonics that is not "hollywood" based (meaning more than how flat they can make your stomach look before a big event).
    My husband, who is normally quite intelligent and not gullible, has been upset over his weight gain and inability to lose it. He read a book (I cannot remember who wrote it) in which the author said all you need to do to lose weight is to fast for 21 days (only liquids) and have 15 colonics in 30 days. This supposedly gets the inital weight off and changes your body from acid to alkaline. My husband bought it hook line and sinker.
    I told him it was garbage and gave him the whole lecture about proper diet and exercise being the only way to lose weight and be successful. I told him it was a fad and did not sound safe in the least to me. He proceeded to tell me I did not know what I was talking about (I'm still in school) and that I was not a Dr. :angryfire So, I told him to talk to his Dr. about this before he tried it. He said he would speak to the Dr. about the fasting, but the colonics were safe. I think it's the other way around. Fasting for 21 days is stupid, but it can just make you hungry. Getting 15 colonics does not seem safe to me.
    My big problem is finding good, solid info to back up my point of view. I may be wrong, but I can't find any info either way. Can anyone tell me anything.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   jameeladf
    Fifteen colonics? Wow.....scary:stone ....
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    It is garbage - sad that so many people fall for it.

    I think his doctor is the best one to talk to him about this. But if he is determined, just ask him if he wants to train his bowel to only respond for a bm with some kind of intervention, like enemas, for the rest of his life.

    steph
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from kbclary4
    I have been looking for some info on colonics that is not "hollywood" based (meaning more than how flat they can make your stomach look before a big event).
    My husband, who is normally quite intelligent and not gullible, has been upset over his weight gain and inability to lose it. He read a book (I cannot remember who wrote it) in which the author said all you need to do to lose weight is to fast for 21 days (only liquids) and have 15 colonics in 30 days. This supposedly gets the inital weight off and changes your body from acid to alkaline. My husband bought it hook line and sinker.
    I told him it was garbage and gave him the whole lecture about proper diet and exercise being the only way to lose weight and be successful. I told him it was a fad and did not sound safe in the least to me. He proceeded to tell me I did not know what I was talking about (I'm still in school) and that I was not a Dr. :angryfire So, I told him to talk to his Dr. about this before he tried it. He said he would speak to the Dr. about the fasting, but the colonics were safe. I think it's the other way around. Fasting for 21 days is stupid, but it can just make you hungry. Getting 15 colonics does not seem safe to me.
    My big problem is finding good, solid info to back up my point of view. I may be wrong, but I can't find any info either way. Can anyone tell me anything.
    Hello, kbclary4,

    If nothing else, let him read these:

    http://www.quackwatch.org/01Quackery...cs/gastro.html

    http://www.quackwatch.org/01Quackery...colonsuit.html

    http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/..._151104-3.html
  6. by   truern
    KB, don't worry...after about the 3rd colonic his little hiney will be so sore he won't dare think about having the other 12

    I've had colonics before...and they do make you feel "lighter", but never any weight loss that I noticed.
  7. by   caffeineRx
    Wow, 15 colonics in 30 days? I don't know about that!
    I am currently having colonics. It is my first time around, so I am
    having 4 for 4 days straight in a row. Although I am overweight,
    I am not doing it for weight loss. I am doing it to purify myself and
    want to try this for mental health/balance before I go to prescriptions.

    I don't feel it's a smart idea to rely on this for weight loss. I am on
    my 3rd day and have "lost" 3 pounds. But I'm sure that's water and toxins.

    My tummy IS flatter. It DOES make you feel "clean" per se. And I like
    being able to watch what comes out. It's sort of gross and fascinating
    at the same time.

    I know a lot of people are narrow-minded about this kind of stuff. But I
    think..hey, to each their own. Trying out a colonic cannot be any worse
    than risking taking prescription meds. I'll post updates later.

    Oh, the one thing I have noticed so far...I am not "starving" as much.
    Nope, it's not in my head. I don't know..perhaps my food is being absorbed
    better. Again...don't rely on this for weight loss.

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