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Okay, I read in some magazine that you are supposed to have AT LEAST 2 BM's a day. I don't think I even eat enough to go to the bathroom that much. It said that if you didn't, you should use a healthy detox method. What do I need to detox from? I don't put anything in my body to have to detox from. Do you really need to go to the bathroon this much. If you do and your not, what should you do? Take a laxative? Every day? That can't be healthy, can it?

Sun. Apr 9, 8:43am

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No....not a laxative! They can be harsh and harmful in the long run. I use a daily detox tea and herbal colon cleanse supplement from Arbonne. Their products are "pure, safe and beneficial" or they don't put it on the market. Helps keeps me regular and in good health.


Sunday, April 09, 2006, 8:56 AM

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if you get enough fiber you do end up going a lot, but getting 30 g of fiber is no easy task. I take 2 "fiber choice" chewable (not gross at all) & that adds 4g to my diet.

Sunday, April 09, 2006, 11:12 AM

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2? I heard once a day. That's about where I am. And you don't need to detox your body from anything - just make sure you are getting enough fiber (and liquid to help it move along). I'm attaching a link to the oprah show where she and some dr. talk about organ and bowel movements.



Sunday, April 09, 2006, 11:38 AM

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I was once told 3X a day! :<) That was quite an interesting link. I should print up that picture of the human fat and tape it to all the junk food in my house! YUCK YUCK YUCK. Reminds me of the Fight Club movie, when they use the human fat to make soap and "sell their own fat asses back to them." That movie was a trip!

Sunday, April 09, 2006, 3:55 PM

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you don't need to go twice a day! some people do, others go once, and you still are healthy if you go at least every other day. if you are concerned that you are not going often enough up your fiber intake naturally with veggies and grains. there are a lot of great tasting cereals on the market now that have between 8-15 grams of fiber in them per serving! Add a little apple or other fibrous fruit and you are sure to have a bm with in a few minutes!!

Sunday, April 09, 2006, 6:34 PM

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there are some people who say one should have a bm after every meal! 3x in, 3x out! i personally go like clockwork every morning. i eat a lot of veggies and whole grain.

Sunday, April 09, 2006, 9:15 PM

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Like most things, there is a range for normal. It can be 3x/day down to 3-4 times /week. Everyone is different. And, of course, your pattern can change with the TOM and other factors. What you put into your body really affects what and how often you produce output.
Bottom line: there is no one right answer for everyone.

Monday, April 10, 2006, 3:20 AM

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I just went throught a detox using the Dr. Natura colon detox. I thought the same thing you did and to my surprise I was sure glad that I did do this detox! I won't share gross details-but lets just say 70% of parasites are invisible to the naked eye. Just because you think you live a healthy lifestyle as I thought, you still breath toxins that cause out bodies to do weird things amongst other things. Visit I'm glad I did. Good luck!

Monday, April 10, 2006, 2:56 PM

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Maybe we need some gross details. Can you at least explain how you know it was a good thing that you did the colon cleanse? Did it just make you go to the bathroom a lot, or do you feel and see health changes since you did it?

Monday, April 10, 2006, 3:05 PM

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