How To Become a Colon Cleanse Veteran
"Death Begins in the colon” ~ naturopath, Dr. Hulda Clarke
For many of us there is a negative legacy of rigorous psychiatric medicines and that is an impacted colon with severe gastrointestinal complications due to the drugs causing salinity in the bowel. There is a strong prevalence and severity of neuroleptic related constipation in patients with major psychiatric disorders. Constipation rates in certain segments of psychiatry are much higher than that of the populace at large and the consequences are sometimes very serious. For every thousand patients treated with clozapine, it is thought that 300-600 will suffer constipation at least four will develop serious gastrointestinal complications, from which one will die.
There has to be safety of treatment for neuroleptic induced constipation but there is a general lack of guidance in the effectiveness and harms involved in using traditional hospital-based treatments. The first thing then in the doctors tool-kit is to use a stimulant laxative and encourage the patient to drink copious amounts of natural prune juice. If this fails and the patient is in lots of distress then the build up needs to be removed manually by hand via digital removal intervention or by utilising an enema in some hospital settings.
Neuroleptics are the cornerstone of the treatment of many psychiatric illnesses. But having the unpleasant side effect of constipation is a common yet a serious side effect deserving of more attention in studies. It is so prevalent across-the-board and is not always detected properly or administered to effectively owing to improper assessment and protocol. Psychiatric illness with its higher discomfort and pain threshold and a patient's personal indifference to problems is another reason why patients don't report somatic complaints until later or less frequently. This can lead to late under-diagnosis of constipation.
Another failure to evacuate the bowels can result is bowel hypomotility, severe prolapses, distention and intestinal diseases associated with fecal buildup. In many cases the laxatives are a poor option they simply don't work and they only act as an irritant to stimulate an insufficient evacuation when something more powerful and entirely safe is really warranted. The long term prognosis of constipation of this kind according to studies leads to some cases with a fatal outcome as a result of perforation, asphyxiation of fecal vomitus and fecal impaction resulting in necrosis and other lethal complications.
Clean the gunk from your trunk!
I discovered Magnesium Oxide colon cleansing from a colonic salesman whose wife was a naturopath. They both hosted a Taoist Cultural Center in Plenty Melbourne and nearly all of the attendees had done colonic cleanse as a basis for spiritual preparation and awakening. Peter the host, admonished me: “If you want to explore your spiritual life you have to clean out the basement first and foremost” That was a good enough incentive for me as I did not wish to miss out on a golden opportunity. Many spiritual traditions speak at length about detox such as salt water flushes in yogic traditions where something even as obscure as a tomato skin which has not been eaten in years I was told is still found lodged in someones intestines. It then bodes the question what else is lurking in the bowel?
The bowels are also esoterically linked to the process of releasing and then opening ie. If you want to fill your life with more things then you have to make sufficient room for it first. Its like doing a general spring-clean in preparation for the new and co-incidentally it is tuned into the cycles that optimise this during autumn and spring. There is also an accompanying lift of cellular vibration as the undigested matter carrying the contents of negative and toxic emotional memory is removed from the body for elimination. The added bonus is you feel lighter and freer. This exploration into colon cleansing led me to see pictures of unhealthy intestines in a book about colonics my friend was reading. She was heavily into a Scientology purification rundown protocol and we both began exploring this together as a way to cleanse and heal our bodies as a spiritual practice. We were both reading the book “Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management” by Dr. Bernard Jensen who said toxic bowels “produces undesirable consequences in the body and is the root cause of many of today's diseases and illnesses”
The thing that impressed me most was the fact that according to any coroner the average person's bowel is actually occluded up to 80%. There are many graphic pictures online of what a polluted colon can look like and the amount of actual obstruction involved. The pictures you can see are really quite horrifying about the amount of impacted rotting faeces that are in any one person's bowel and the mucous and poor state of their microbiome as a result of a proliferation of unhealthy intestinal flora.
While this is not a pleasant subject to broach we do naturally tend to concern ourselves with only what we eat and not actually how we actually eliminate. We automatically assume that the bowel's cavernous interior is mysteriously self regulating and trust it will take care of the rest. But in our ignorance the very opposite is actually the case. We don't possess awareness or education about the state of our elimination channels and the backlog of waste matter. It is simply something that is taken for granted under the mantle of a false sense of security through cultural politeness and obscuration.
The fact of the matter is that if you were to unravel your personal plumbing it would be sufficient to cover the entire surface area of half a standard tennis court. That is literally metres upon metres of hidden internal pathologic buildup through which the average person has between 1 and 3kg of unwanted matter literally putrefying even if they have a regular bowel movement a day! This is not in fact a rare phenomenon. This creates a source of toxicity and a breeding ground for pathogens, yeasts, bad bacteria and a welcome host for parasites to multiply and organise assaults on the body. The shape of a normal and healthy bowel over time then can become warped, prolapsed, ballooned spastic and even perforated under the weight of heavy putrefying matter rotting in the intestines. All this can lead to premature mortality.
An inefficient colon has the effect of causing a state of autointoxication and this is the current scenario for far too many people as the detoxification pathways are completely blocked. The waste then can back up into the rest of your digestive tract and eventually to your kidneys and liver. A body lacking in sufficient energy - the lethargy which often accompanies a psychiatric diagnosis can inhibit the colon from functioning properly and in this case its not the colon but the lack of energy for bowel motility to move the waste in an efficient amount of time. This is as a result of the weakening of the thyroid and adrenals largely due to stress and lack of sleep. Many of the psychiatric drugs are also a heavy burden on the liver and a liver that is sluggish or toxic is attributed to a toxic colon. It hence poisons the liver and a congested liver will slow down the peristaltic movement. The state of your intestinal system left unchecked for any length of time can lead to things things in the long term such as cancer of the esophagus, esophageal varices, gastric ulcer, cancer of the stomach, acute chronic gastritis, bowel cancer, IBS, crohn's disease, appendicitis, polyp complication, diverticula, internal haemorrhoids, external haemorrhoids and ulcerative colitis.
Magnesium Oxides are by far the best and safest intestinal cleaner. Unlike colonic irrigation at clinics that only cleanse the bowel – magnesium oxides sweep the entire intestinal tract from your mouth downwards, through your small and large intestines. Colonic clinics are very expensive and can act as a financial deterant to people who are on low income, a bottle of magnesium oxide is $30 upward and will last several years! With clinics there is also the possibility of some discomfort as well as potential hygiene issues such as cross contamination, perforation with tubing and the bearing of water pressure disrupting the existing balance of healthy bacteria. The beauty of magnesium oxides is they are already naturally occurring in the body – you are not in effect introducing something new to your system – just magnesium oxides in a stronger potency. It is non-habit forming but will be the most effective means to do the most tremendous clean up job ever. When magnesium oxides are mixed with water it will create an oxygenation of the gastrointestinal tract and is known to oxidise in the safest way possible the solidified waste material that has accumulated. Oxidation actually breaks down the waste into gas and water and often there is a lot of it! It took me roughly 6 weeks to eliminate all the waste from my system. It was a vigorous cleanse and I reflect that it was one of the best things I endeavoured to do on the beginning of my health journey.
Many people are first concerned or even alarmed that having a watery bowel is similar to diarrhoea. It is not and will not dehydrate you if you are drinking enough water. In diarrhoea the water is sucked out of the rest of your body to dilute the toxic emergency in your colon thus causing dehydration. Diarrhoea is not controllable, the watery bowel from Magnesium Oxide can be controlled and released at your will but it the purgation is often and you will have to have ready access to a bathroom throughout the day. If you are at home then this detoxification is ideal but if you work or have other lifestyle commitments it is best conducted on weekends or on an extended colon cleanse when you are on holiday.
It is common-sense and logical to clean out the organs of elimination prior attempting to embark on detoxification of the body. This way the body can eliminate toxins more readily than rather having them stirred up and cascading throughout creating through your system with additional unpleasant complications. You can however experience herxheimer effects or a healing crisis doing a colon cleanse and the symptoms range from including nausea, headaches, tiredness and pain in the liver and kidneys. But the benefits are by removing the impacted material it will improve the overall function of assimilation and absorption of nutrients from food, halt the reabsorption of toxins and as a by-product entail proper elimination! All the money spent on eating healthy foods and the supplements you may be taking will come to naught by the existence of a toxic bowel as they will not be absorbed. So it is obviously counterproductive to live with bowel toxicity whilst trying valiantly to eat and supplement judiciously.
Each person will however have their own unique bio-individuality and therefore the prescription and dosage will vary according to the degree of toxicity. With magnesium oxide you have the option to take into account the rate of intestinal transit time before formulating a dosage. Magnesium oxide is a white flavorlous powder and has a somewhat disagreeable "chalky taste". The magnesium oxide is usually mixed in half a glass of water and adding substances such as lemon juice or apple cider vinegar which is mildly acidic which assists the hydrochloric acid in your stomach in liberating the oxygen. It is advised to take it on an empty stomach and wait an hour and a half before eating. Magnesium oxide for the first week or two is intensive. Frequent bowel movements to be expected are from 4-10 times daily.
For additional groundwork, guidelines and how-to's on colon cleansing you can peruse the forum pages at www.curezone.com it is a consumer driven website with lots of tips. They have a specific Magnesium Oxide Cleanse forum where participants can ask questions and have them answered by others who have done the cleanse and can offer valuable insights into their experience. It is also moderated by a team of naturopaths and you can ask questions of them for expert opinion if you want expert governing information.
As an aside you will need to supplement with potassium if you do this and its imperative you repopulate your bowel with a broad spectrum enteric coated probiotic with at least 15 plus strains afterwards. A conventional probiotic from the chemist will not suffice as its usually just dual strains and totally ineffective. The magnesium oxide has the action of stripping the bowel of healthy flora and you need to introduce healthy bacteria to create a good microbiome, this step must not be casually overlooked. You will need to consult with your health practitioner if you want to undertake this detox and get advice if are pregnant or taking any other medications or have existing health complaints warranting any concern.
Live in a clean state!