Fasting & Colon Cleansing help

Hey Guys, I was wondering, from those of you with fasting experience, what options are there for colon cleansing during an extended (7+ day) juice fast/feast? I have read about colon hydrotherapy, but would rather go a different route…. Is it okay to take colon cleansing caps while fasting? I am assuming those capsules have fiber in them and may halt the cleansing process..? Thanks :)


  • BeTheChangeBeTheChange Raw Newbie

    While there are other alternatives, I’m in love with hydrotherapy and still need to be convinced that there is something better than that during a fast…HOWEVER, you could take senna, a natural laxative best enjoyed as tea, or suck on cassia discs. If you are water fasting, be sure to replace the liquids you lose, not just to avoid dehydrating, but so that you fully restore yourself, rather than just lose and be lacking. I would steer clear of colon cleansing caps because of the fiber, I agree, as they are also mostly created with the intention of eating while taking them, if you look at the directions. Have you looked into enemas? Also, taking in lots of Apple Cider Vinegar and fresh organic citrus juices (limes, lemons) will help tremendously in dissolving old fecal matter and flushing it out. You could also maybe call a colon hydrotherapist and ask for their advice? I wish I could offer more alternatives, but I seriously recommend hydrotherapy to the world, and I’m going to do the same for you! What is the reason you do not want to go, if you don’t mind me asking?

  • have_merseyhave_mersey Raw Newbie

    I think it would be fine to take colon cleansing capsules. The fiber is generally such a tiny amount. When on extended fasts, it is my opinion a little fiber is needed to brush off the sides of your intestines anyway. Especially since when on longer feasts it is generally to detox. I might switch to smoothies tommorrow or Tuesday for this reason.

  • Thanks for responding! BeTheChange, I have never tried it and it makes me a little nervous, but if I don’t take any fiber caps I would rather go to a hydrotherapy specialist than do an enema! I hear those can be dangerous. Here is my deal….I just had my wisdom teeth taken out and succumbed to the pain with 6 tylenol (not at once!!) and the novacane. So I am thinking about doing a 10 to 21 day fast to get that stuff out of my system. How often do you get hydrotherapy when fasting?

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