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posted by [personal profile] drew at 05:04pm on 06/02/2009
After my roughly sixty-hour workweek, I left the office three hours early, beat myself up at the gym, and came home. I have ordered a pizza, which is totally not on my diet, but fuck it -- I want a pizza and I have been cranky about calorie-reduction lately.

ALSO. Can someone tell me what all this "colon cleansing" stuff is about? I've started seeing ads for it *everywhere*. Is it actually beneficial in any way, or are people scamming? I cannot tell!
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posted by [identity profile] magickly.livejournal.com at 02:36am on 07/02/2009
It's a total scam. For some reason, the fashionable and rich ladies of New York decided to make it a fad to have colonics all the time, and so now fashion magazines and the general public are really interested in their colons. But it's all based on fake science.
 
posted by [identity profile] babyofthegroup.livejournal.com at 03:40am on 09/02/2009
Iiiiiiiinteresting. Nice to see that the art of the internet scam lives on.
 
posted by [identity profile] liz-w.livejournal.com at 02:43am on 07/02/2009
The New York Times had an article about this last month: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/22/fashion/22skin.html
 
posted by [identity profile] phaballa.livejournal.com at 05:58am on 07/02/2009
Kellog used to recommend daily enemas. And he invented cereal! So maybe.
 
posted by [identity profile] tenaciousmetoo.livejournal.com at 02:58am on 12/02/2009
Colon cleansing has been popular in pop culture since at least the 1970s. The idea is that you can do a good detox of the body by whatever's appropriate for you at the time. Some promote using high fiber drinks like psyllium, some recommend juice cleanses, others do a lemon-honey-cayenne pepper thing, and then there's the high-colonic or coffee enema route.

Each of the methods can be helpful, but it really depends on what organs you're trying to purge. I'd recommend doing it only under the advice/supervision of a nutritionist or knowledgeable naturopath so they can properly diagnose what you need to detox, and direct you regarding how long you should do the fast, and then test to make sure it had the desired results.

Without proper knowledge and care, yeah...can be perceived as a scam.

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