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11 January 2006 @ 03:07 pm
what a coincidence  
After writing my rant about colon cleansings with my free instructions on how to do one at home, I get the following piece of spam--I kid you not:

Try Colon Cleansing At Home!

A natural method for gently eliminating harmful wastes and toxins from your body!

Did you know that the average person stores between 5 to 25 POUNDS
of waste accumulated over the years in their colon?

Did you know that some health experts say that 90% of all sickness and
diseases are related to an unclean colon?

I have to add: and did you know this is all bullshit? No pun intended. The only thing in your colon is the remnants of a meal you had in the past 48 hours or so, if you have a diet with normal fiber. And notice that the specific health experts and their credentials are not mentioned.

I hate these con artists!
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
J Neal C Csrijiva on January 12th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)
I know a devotee who did a colonic cleanse...he fasted on this weird juice for three days then passed this gross 9 foot strand of matter akin to vulcanized rubber... he said he felt better, but if he knew what it would have been like , really, prior to doing it...he would not have.
Tapatitapati on January 12th, 2006 09:20 am (UTC)
What was the guy eating? Temple prasadam? In any event, no one needs to pay these hucksters big bucks to do special techniques when all it really does take is a liquid fast and a good laxative.

I find the notion that layers of stuff is accumulating preposterous because if it really was like that, over a lifetime eventually the pipeline would narrow to the point that nothing would pass through anymore. Since we're not all exploding, I assume that isn't happening. I mentioned these theories to the specialist performing my test and she agreed there was no merit.

There are so many wild claims in the wholistic health community that it casts a shadow on the good and honest practitioners.
J Neal C Csrijiva on January 12th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
I think the stuff is composed mostly of undigestable meat...as this devotee ate meat before becoming a devotee...and other stuff...I think the "tubing" expands to get around the blockage....anyways, I know that Prithu Prabhu also did this and he also passed a rope of distgusting blockage... which is what thier book said would be the result. I saw some pretty amazing photos of a variety of ropes people have passed from this ...(also from that book)

anyways, they both did this essentially on their own, following instructions out of "the book" (I know not which) which included the recipies for the flushing juice agent. After Prithu did it, his disciple then tried it. I think his motivation was to extinguish any last trace of his meat eating days...me, personally, I'm getting over it...lol and will go on to life's end happily not knowing what may be stuck in my gut.
Tapatitapati on January 12th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Well, I guess it's been so many years since I ate meat that I have long since lost any remnants of it. I mean really, all it would take is one good case of food poisoning or dysentery (from India, perhaps) to clean you right out.

Really, our body is a self cleaning system (internally), just like our lungs naturally expel foreign objects unless we damage it by smoking.