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has anyone used DrNatura colon cleanse?

I don't want to hear what doctors say, they think anything out of the mainstream is bunk. But I am curious if anyone has used this exact cleanse, and what they thought of it. I understand that there is debate about cleaning the colon, but it sounds like the cleanse part helps your whole body. Thoughts?

Fri. Dec 29, 3:45pm

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re dr natura

i paid the money for it, either my colon wasnt as dirty as the folks on the informercial or it doesnt work. i would advise if you eat properly/dont have bloating then dont waste your money.

Saturday, December 30, 2006, 5:23 AM

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Valleyofwellness.com better vs Dr Natura

The components in Valleyofwellness.com all natural vitamin cleanse just as well for 1/2 the price. I was told that it is the probiotics and plant enzymes in the formula that promote the cleansing effect featured on the valleyofwellness.com web. The milk thistle in the formula also promotes kidney and liver rejuvenation and cleanse.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 11:30 AM

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"I don't want to hear what doctors say, they think anything out of the mainstream is bunk."

Yeah, you wouldn't want to be caught listening to someone who actually knows what they're talking about. I mean, that would be stupid. After all, not listening to science is what made America great.



Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 1:54 PM

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Hey 1:54 Don't take it so literally, the OP only wanted to have some information on it, and asked for some advice on the procedure, no need to go postal on her / him.
As for "not listening to science" - can't say the States is any better off with the invention of the nuclear weapon.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 2:04 PM

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2:04- you think the internet just grew out of the ground on it's own? :)

But yeah, yer right. People avoiding doctors and their advice is a pet peeve of mine- without doctors, I'd be dead several times over. When I hear someone talking about western medicine and conspiracies to keep alternative cures away from the people, it just really gets me frustrated. But, that's my issue, not the OPs.

So, sorry about the harshness.

(but your doctor really is the one you should ask before you do this)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 3:04 PM

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I hated it.

I used a colon cleaner around 12 years ago. It made me sick as a dog. I don't remember the name of it, but it left my side sore for days.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 3:46 PM

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I've done a bit of research on colon cleanses in the past (I'm for sure not an expert, nor would I claim to be one) and from what I read, I was personally a bit skeptical about them. I'm not saying that they do or do not work, just that I was not convinced myself.

I read a funny story online about somebody's personal experience with Dr. Natura on a comedy website. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK THE LINK IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED. It is a story about somebody's experience with colon cleansing and it's on a comedy website. There's some toilet humor as can be expected.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 4:37 PM

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I've had 3 friends use Dr. Natura--all of them were pleased with their results. But, be sure to eat and drink exactly what is stated with the program otherwise you will "feel sick". Personally I prefer the real thing. I've seen a colon hydrotherapist and as "weird" as it sounds, it really works and besides you're in and out in under an hour, no week long BM's. hope this helps.

Monday, June 11, 2007, 1:34 AM

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doctors thoughts on colon cleansing

I actually do want to know what doctors think about this. I have heard repeatedly that this whole thing is total bs.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 11:06 AM

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My doctor/internist (who performed my colonoscopy last week!) thinks this is ridiculous. That said, if you want to clean your colon, here's how you do it before getting scoped - a true colon cleans as prescribed by my doctore. 1) buy 2 1.5 oz. bottles of Fleet's phospho soda at your drugstore/pharmacy (about $4.50 ea.). The next day, a.m.: eat little to no fiber foods (no nuts, cereals, fresh fruit or vegetables, etc.) until 2pm. Usually this means you're eating dairy and meat to keep full. After 2pm no solid food - just clear liquids (water, chicken broth, etc.). NO BOOZE this day. At 6pm, drink the first bottle of Fleet's (entirely - mix it with a bit of pop to get it down... probably a soda you don't like as this stuff is gross tasting and it may put you off the soda you're drinking it with forever; 7Up works for me). Hang out near a bathroom in the next 30 minutes - duration of about 3 hours. No food but plenty of (clear) fluids are recommendend so you don't get dehydrated. Go to bed. Next a.m. drink the 2nd bottle of Fleets and do your second bathroom tour. After this, your colon will be clear, take my word for it (saw proof during the procedure as there was a camera on the instrument!). When you eat again, start light so your body doesn't freak out. 30 minutes after the light eating you can go back to normal intake of foods. Good luck. It ain't fun. And did I mention, my doctor thinks it's bull (unless you're going into a colonoscopy procedure)?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 12:32 PM

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ha!

4:37 - that was pretty funny! graphic at times, but FUNNY!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 4:42 PM

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12:32pm

Hello i would love to try this, but what is Fleet's phospho soda, i'm in Quebec, can i buy this here ?

thanks
regine

Sunday, December 16, 2007, 3:08 PM

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whats the point of a colon cleanse? I dont get it...

Sunday, December 16, 2007, 8:46 PM

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DR Natura not as good as mdnatura.com colon cleanse

Yes, not to happy. Wasted $88. My friend paid less for package from www.mdNatura.com not to be confused with drNatura and got better result and also got free colon support probiotics. Read the package and DrNatura Colonix had similar ingredients. The program at mdNatura.com was inspired by a medical doctor so there was less side effects. The free probiotics minimize allergic response to colon cleanse and reduce toxins being distributed toxin wide especially those that act like estrogen which can induce feminine concerns.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008, 9:55 PM

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Blessed Herbs colon cleanse

I am presently using Blessed Herbs colon cleanse...Blessed Herbs.com.

I am on day 5 of the 9 day schedule.

Yesterday I was sick as a dog and I hated this product but today I had the reults excatly as are listed in their website..the same mucoid plaque that they are calling in came out of me bt today it was all black..the previous days not so back and not so rubbery.

I don't know if it is working or it is just the way their supplemnes harden in yuor intestines...but I have used other colon cleanse with good results.

This one is hard and unpleasant. I can not drink all the supplements they want there is just no room so it does fill you up.

We'll see in 4 days how I feel...but again, you do get the EXACT results as the website states...

Anyone else use this product?

Thursday, February 28, 2008, 6:45 AM

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this all sounds obsessional

i would ask to clean your thoughts first, accept your BODY
it is a complex and marvellous "machine", it's been around
for millions of years... stop brutalizing yourselves.
With all these adverts on washing powders :
now people want pink colons....
PLEASE..... just drink your water and
eat your lettuce...
and sit on the loo with a good comic strip


Thursday, February 28, 2008, 1:07 PM

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Don't think that "western mainstream" medicine is a bad thing. I live overseas and there are lots of "eastern" medical practitioners here. Are people more health here? No, in fact they seem to have more days off, spend ages getting over things and have a shorter life span. We are hardly ever sick and the local people in the office seem to be sick 15% of the time. Not all western or eastern medicine is bad or good. Common sense should be the rule no matter what. Simple things like washing your hands with soap and water before you eat.

Cleansing your colon, well if you want but you have to make sure the everything is working again afterwards. I had mine done for surgery, with western medicine, and the biggest topic in the hospital afterwards was whether or not the colon was working properly again. I could not leave the hospital until they were sure that things were flowing the way they should be.

The best thing for your colon is a balanced diet with enough fibre in it.

Thursday, February 28, 2008, 9:10 PM

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Natural Colon Cleansing Programs are Better

Hello,

I just wanted to throw in my ideas about this topic. Colon cleansing is misunderstood by many people. It is important to cleanse using natural methods including dieting and exercising properly. Additionally you should keep a balance of enzymes and nutrients in the body.

The system you are pertaining to is focused mainly on fiber, but that is only a very small portion of what is needed for a cleanse.

Thank You,

George Christodoulou

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Saturday, May 03, 2008, 2:30 PM

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Is that an ad?

Oh well

I totally agree with 1:07

I heard this really interesting program on CBC Radio about people's obsession with pooh. I guess the mighty Opes (Oprah) did a program on pooh and now people are obsessed. Specialist after specialist on the CBC said you just need enough water and fiber in your diet.

Saturday, May 03, 2008, 2:43 PM

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Humans didn't evolve in a world of instant meals, chemically altered food, severely poisonous polluted environment or heavily sugarred everythings....Our obesity epidemic is part of all these things, even people who make the best attempts to eat healthy, exercise and live well find themselves being diagnosed with all types of "Bunk"....Our world isn't natural anymore, we're hurting everything and ourselves...Truth is, these colon cleanses are not new, humans have been doing these things for thousands of years, difference now though is it requires more aggressive tactics that require a great deal of discipline (that our culture is continually moving away from) ....To all those questioning weather or not to consult a doctor, remember doctors are individuals with varied opinions, the bulk of information doctors rely on our mostly based on theories that are often debatable one way or the other...the trends moving back towards a natural state of living is becoming a growing force in the field of medicine as well, look up homeopathy or wholistic medicine...These are real licensed practitioners who approach medicine in a view many times more beneficial to the individual patient but less helpful to the insurance companies who price and slot illness like inventories.....think about modern science, read, educate yourselves on your options...there are professionals out there to support any lifestyle you choose, natural or conveyor belted.

Sunday, May 18, 2008, 3:18 PM

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Avoiding doctors a pet peeve...

The thing is that although the medical field has a lot of information and experience to share, they also ignore and ridicule much that is ourside their relm of pharmacology. The medical community is just now beginning to embrace some of the herbal and natural cures and treatments that they just a few years ago ignored.
My chiropractor has helped my daughter find an MD who also uses naturopathic treatments and due to this she found a way to help her son who was allergic to milk, find a solution to some of his problems including a digestive problem. In the process, we discovered that many pharmaceuticals were dangerous and unneccessary.

Monday, November 10, 2008, 9:45 PM

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Our bodies are amazing feats of engineering, or something, but amazing none the less. We have immune systems that can fix just about everything. BUT...we evolved on a diet of Anti-Oxidants, and live in a world that pushes junk food. So, if you would like your body to work right, support a strong immune system by eating Anti-Oxidants....PLANTS! It's true we are what we eat, and it's true we need to eat our fruits and vegetables to get the best fuel. Also keep in mind that our colon is also full of tons of good bacteria that you don't want to 'cleanse' away. They are there for a reason, and I'm not surprised to read so many negative comments here.

While I don't agree with everything Dr. Fuhrman says (there are supplements that can help) I trust in his basic instructions and here is a link to his thoughts on bowel cleansing along with his nutritional cleanse.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 12:04 PM

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find what works for you

"Usually this means you're eating dairy and meat to keep full."

"At 6pm, drink the first bottle of Fleet's (entirely - mix it with a bit of pop to get it down... probably a soda you don't like as this stuff is gross tasting and it may put you off the soda you're drinking it with forever; 7Up works for me)."

12:32 does your doctor also recommend eating large amounts of dairy and meat and drinking soda pop? Sounds like great advice.

The fact is, western medicine does have its place, but it can't cure everything. This is mainly because doctors treat SYMPTOMS, not the cause of disease, and they treat everyone's symptoms the same way. Everyone reacts differently to different diets, environments, and treatments, and you should find what works for you. Don't listen to anyone - with a medical degree or otherwise - who tells you they know exactly what is going to work for your body.



Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 11:24 PM

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Dr. Natura

I have used Dr. Natura for over 10 years. I think it is a great, nonintrusive way of cleansing. I did a lot of research before I started Dr. Natura and decided this was one of the best cleanses. I also do the Master Lemonade Cleanse once a year in the spring and I find this does wonders also. I do it for 14 days and is much more intrusive, but it reteaches your body how to each properly. I don't care what doctors say about cleansing. I don't think our bodies were meant to eat all this processed food so once or twice a year I think it is good to cleanse.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009, 9:18 AM

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Colon Cleanse

The components in Valleyofwellness.com all natural vitamin cleanse just as well for 1/2 the price. I was told that it is the probiotics and plant enzymes in the formula that promote the cleansing effect featured on the valleyofwellness.com web. The milk thistle in the formula also promotes kidney and liver rejuvenation and cleanse.
How can you tell if you need a colon cleanse?


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Friday, July 31, 2009, 5:43 AM

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Best cleanse?

Very high vegetable/fruit diet. High in fiber (the main ingredient in most cleanses), low in irritating herbs that can cause problems (the other main ingredient in most cleanses), and extremely rich in nutrients, antioxidants and phytonutrients that help fix up cell damage (pretty much not there in commercial cleanses).

Do it the natural way. Add a bunch of water, some vigorous exercise to make you sweat, and you've got a super cleansing program.

Saturday, August 01, 2009, 6:11 AM

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No better no worse, and about those pics..

I have used this product for the full system and I have to say that it is no better or worse than other cleaners I have used. I did major research on this product before buying it and I noticed something fishy about the reviews. Sure enough, when this stuff went on sale on Amazon months ago, there were the same reviews I had seen on other sites, the same verbiage and all. I am in sales and the wording is ingenious. There are included "up-sales" making sure you buy all of the products, not just one when you order. As great as they are, they are obviously staged.

I was most curious about the pictures I had seen on their site. My initial reaction as many others I am sure is "Do I have something like that inside of me?". For the first 3 weeks I was sifting through my own BMs. Ok, that is gross I know but I had to find out.. I found somethings weird but nothing too crazy. Then one day I was taking my morning mix and I left it too long. (The instructions say "Drink immediately after mixing") The mixture had coagulated and become like gum. It was sticky and an absolute mess..... it reminded me of something... oh, I remembered, it reminded me of the pictures I had seen. I checked the ingredient list and sure enough, there it was, Guar Gum. The next day I performed an experiment where I left a mixture of the powder and water in a cup for 30 minutes and it turned into a gummy mess. It is not "toxins spackled to your colon" but instead imagine swallowing 50 pieces of gum and it all sticking together and also to your crap.

The last thing I will say is if you do want to waste your money on this ingenious marketing scheme, then do buy the Flora Protect Probiotics. Those will keep you from getting sick during your treatment. What people dont realize is that ripping everything out of your colon is not a good thing. ? Google "Normal Flora" sometime. There are enzymes in your intestines that help break down food. When you flush your system, you also flush them out which makes you susceptible to much worse things than built up poo. Thats where the probiotics come in. Those are millions of organisms that hopefully will take the place of the ones you just flushed out that morning and may keep you from getting sick. Don't you wonder why babies have diarrhea? It is because they dont have these built up in their system.


In short, save yourself some money and buy the 3 main ingredients found in all colon cleansers including this one and incorporate them into your daily diet (Psyllium Husk, Flax Seed, and Fennel seed) and dont forget picking up some probiotics! (Go Active! Yogurt should do)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 11:53 AM

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Hi!
I'm a doc and I know the OP does not want to hear what a doctor would say but perhaps others do? ( All those who don't, stop reading NOW! )

The specialist quoted was giving advice which would safely empty the bowel and completely remove all contents as is required before sigmoidoscopy ( viewing the inside lining of the large bowel) An enema wash out would wash even more matter from the lining of the bowel but has it's dangers especially in unskilled hands.

As far as I know there is no scientific evidence that emptying the large bowel statistically improves any symptoms apart from those caused by a loaded bowel, which is not emptying at a 'healthy' rate...constipation can certainly make some people feel quite ill, headachy, bloated and sluggish.

As many previous posters have said, these symptoms are better,( and much more naturally) , relieved, or prevented, by a healthy high fibre diet, and daily exercise.

I am always sad to see the amount of money spent by some on so-called "colon cleansing", which would be far better spent on healthy high fibre food and/or exercise.

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 5:55 PM

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It works..

so i've always had bad sugar/salt craings and have finally stopped drinking coffee. I started Dr. Natura because although I stopped the bad food habits I was still feeling sluggish, etc. My sister did it and sweared by it. So I am on day 23 and I have to say IT DOES WORK. You take 4 pills when u wake up then make yourself a fiber shake 15min later(add banana), drink at least 1-2 liter of water thru the day, then take the detox tea at night. It's not hard at all. It gets u on a routine (which was hard for me before the cleanse). Not only is it easier for me to wake up and go to bed, i feel lighter and my skin looks better. Honestly, it's not that serious. It's so easy a caveman can do it. You may feel a lil light headed or minor stomach ache in beginning, but that is the toxins (i.e. all bad crap you put in your body since u were a kid) falling off your stomach lining and intestines. yes, u will be amazed when you go to the bathroom, but it's ok because you're actually seeing results.

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 10:07 AM

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It does work...

...one more thing. DONT listen to doctors. They know nothing about Nutrition. They take only 1 course in nutrition in med school. Also, they're job is to cure symptoms, rid you of the actual diseases. Oh, and how could I forget, convince you that you have to have a "procedure" done to help you. So before you pay out of pocket to see a doctior, by any means necessary do all research to find a natural way to heal yourself first. And realistically, don't try to go on a cleanse and then eat red meat and drink soft drinks and alchohol every week. You'll be waisting your money, and for that just go see a doctor who will take more of it. p.s. tough love!

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 10:15 AM

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It does work...

correction: doctors dont rid you of the actual disease.

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 10:19 AM

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Re: Hi!

Hey duck! Oh, sorry DOC!! of course high fiber foods and exercise work. But herbs are great healers also. So before you try to talk about nutrition and statistics, try healing your clients thru food, exercise plans, herbs and supplements and NOT medicine, unnecessary tests, and surgery. Oh, wait that's how you make your money.

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 10:27 AM

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The best "colon cleanse" I ever had is when I ate fruits, veggies, and nuts little to no meat, and drank water. (a healthy diet). I had tried the master cleanse, several other colon cleanses. I also had Yukult the other day....WOW, that worked.

I appreciate the doctors comments, if he/she is a doctor. Personally, I work with cancer patients who are at varied stages in their disease. I am encouarged by the holistic approach doctors are starting to take to medicine, especially in terms of nutrition. I am discourage though by MANY doctors lack of knowledge in nutrition. This will take a while to catch on.



Thursday, April 29, 2010, 2:34 PM

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colon cleanse

Obesity causes a number of factors. In order to ensure a healthy diet, continue to promote the comprehensive approach I think is the order. The field work for you include:

* Clear the human system
* Fitness System
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* Find the right program for you. (This is when you can finally start to lose weight).

Now I tell you the easy solution of weight loss.The process name is Colon Cleansing.This is the process which maintains all the above mentioned point.Colon Cleanse is a very easy weight loss program.Take a chance and see the positive effects.

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Friday, June 25, 2010, 7:19 AM

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re: dr natura

I've tried Dr. Natura's colon cleanse years ago. It really just depends on how "dirty" your system is. I have had major digestive problems pretty much as long as I can remember and after doing this cleanse, I noticed an instant change. I felt sick the first few days, but those were only die-off symptoms. At the end of the cleanse, I lost about 15-20 lbs and felt like an entirely new person. I would definitely recommend this and be sure you follow the directions to a T!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 4:06 PM

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We have been working on a new guide to cleansing:

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This is such a big subject, and what we are doing here is identifying what the "fundamentals" of detoxifying your body long term are.

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