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Colonic For Severe Constipation

15 June 2014 - 07:34 PM

I wanted to share my positive experience getting a colonic a couple days ago. I get them periodically and they always help me tremendously. I have tended toward C for several years but I never had such problems until my food intolerances started... gluten was only the beginning for me. Now as I determine which foods are safe for me, I get severe C whenever I ingest something my body really doesn't like, then I have trouble getting things going again.


I went in for my colonic feeling like I wanted to die and looking terrible, and left feeling so much better, as I always do. The next day I look so much healthier. Today no more dark circles under my eyes and acne nearly gone.


For me, I am not able to get this result any other way, I've tried everything. I believe a healthy gut is one of the most important things for good health, and that a toxic gut causes illness. For anyone who can maintain healthy movement, that's great, but for anyone who still has trouble after trying absolutely everything, I wanted to share my experience.


When I do have an occasional colonic I always double up on my probiotics for the day. I have my usual dose in the morning, then I repeat it at dinnertime.


I realize this can be a controversial subject and everyone has their own opinion. From experience I can tell you that it's just plain water flowing into and out of the colon to cleanse any toxic buildup and any blockage. I hope and I believe that eventually my colon will be functioning normally again and can do it's job completely on it's own. Until then, this has been a huge help to me when nothing else works.

Mildest Tasting Honey?

05 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

I'm looking for honey with the mildest "honey" taste. I'm following the SCD diet, and honey is the only natural sweetener allowed. I don't really like the taste of honey, and wondered if anyone could recommend a mild tasting type?

Reaction To Omega 3 Capsules

27 May 2014 - 02:01 PM

I was leery to try Omega 3 capsules, since I had such a reaction to tuna 6 weeks ago. My ND assured me that since there was no protein in fish oil, it shouldn't be a problem. Wrong. This is not the first time she has asked me to try something I had doubts about that has made me sick!


I was feeling good today until I tried one Omega 3 cap. Now I have nausea, headache, sore throat, irritated eyes, ear and sinus pain, some dizziness.


Has anyone else had this experience?

So Frustrated Not Better Yet

22 May 2014 - 05:02 PM

I'm so frustrated. In the last two years since going gluten-free I've seemed almost well several times, then more food intolerances crop up and I'm not better.  I thought I was on the right path a week ago, and had figured out the missing piece of the puzzle, then the same thing happens again. I start to feel sick and realize that my recurring C problem has returned again and I've developed an impaction of sorts that I can't get to clear no matter what I do. I already had chronic C tendencies before this gluten thing started, but it was completely manageable.


My GI has helped me in the past with this problem. He takes an x-ray then gives me a colonoscopy prep solution to drink and that works. I've done that twice before.


I called my GI on Monday and I still haven't gotten a response. I tried whatever I could to resolve the problem but haven't improved so I left a message today (Thursday!)on the voice mail (they don't take calls after 4:30 I found out today) to try to get in to see him before the long weekend. I'm afraid of being really sick for the next four days until the next business day. Trying not to stress about it.


I'm so tired of doctors not understanding what is wrong. I'd like to find a GI who understands food intolerances and how they affect the gut, but I haven't yet. Mine doesn't understand why I still have problems. He's really nice though and he helps me out of a tight spot when I need it so I keep seeing him, each time thinking I won't need to go back.


Except now there seems to be a new front office staff that's not at all sympathetic and it feels like there's a firewall between me and my doctor. He's so caring he returns phone calls until as late as 9 pm at times. I hope I'm able to get through to him this time.


I've had it with this whole thing right now and I'm in tears. I just want to get better. It's just one of those times I feel worn down by this long process.


I could really use some input from someone who has eventually recovered… or from anyone who can understand :(

Soluble And Insoluble Fiber

16 May 2014 - 01:45 PM

Well, yet another piece of the puzzle solved… on my road to wellness!


It's amazing how the process of recovering from the effects of gluten can be like peeling away the layers of an onion - this concerns fiber - I don't know about you, but soluble vs. insoluble has always confused me. I tend toward C, but I think it's relevant to anyone who suffers from D as well.


A month ago I became sensitive to more foods, and had to switch almost everything I was eating. Since then I have been suffering sooo much from C, I was starting to feel like I wanted to die - at some point anything seems better than the splitting headaches I was getting.


Everyone knows fiber is important. Most of what I was eating was high in fiber so no problem right? Wrong! I wish any one of the many doctors I've seen in the last 12 years since I've battled severe C could have explained it to me as simply as this:


A: If you tend toward C you need more insoluble fiber, which is everything on the outside of the food we eat: such as the peel, the skin, the bran… it speeds up digestion. That part I knew.


B: What I didn't know is that soluble fiber is everything on the inside, such as the part of the apple without the peel on it…. and that soluble fiber actually slows digestion! So if you tend toward C be careful not to overdo soluble fiber!!!!!


Everything I was eating for the last month was filled with soluble fiber, and little insoluble fiber. Today I added a new food loaded with insoluble fiber that I can tolerate (yay!) and I feel better already.


I would imagine anyone with D would want to do the opposite: eat more soluble fiber and avoid the insoluble, but I don't know, I've never had that tendency.


I never had to think about all of this so carefully before I developed a problem with gluten. I had been eating a healthy balanced diet. But you know how it is when you are temporarily forced to stick within fewer and fewer foods while you recover, so you're focused on tiny details, and the big picture can become fuzzy.


It's easy to miss the forest while examining the trees with a freakin microscope!


For anyone reading this who is frustrated by the amount of time it can take to get well… take comfort - the time it takes is not a sign that you won't get there - it's only a sign that the process can be really complicated and multi-layered for some of us!!!


Don't be discouraged by the twists and turns in the road, it straightens out, just keep going!