My first colonic

dotolo-colonic-deviceHave you ever noticed everyone driving faster than you is a maniac and everyone driving slower than you is an idiot? Well, it’s kind of like that with chronic illness too – I find it hard not to categorize health therapies into scams (the faster cars) or Band-Aids (the slow cars).

james-allredNot knowing any better, I put colon cleansing in the scam bucket with holy water. But, five days ago I walked into a Colon Hydrotherapy clinic in a strip mall in Boulder and met James Allred who’s been administering colonics for 37 years. We talked on the phone a few days earlier and I had read a blog post written by one of his patients who recovered from Crohn’s disease with his help. So I was already feeling pretty comfortable but talking to James face-to-face I sensed that I was with someone who understood that my illness is invisible and was really listening and ready to fight in my corner.

So what on earth was I doing prepping for a colonic after considering it hocus-pocus for so many years? Well, nothing on earth will change your mind like physical evidence. A couple weeks prior I was doing a liver flush and did two vitamin C bowel flushes in one day. I had also preceded my liver flush with a coffee enema two days earlier (my first baby step into the hocus-pocus realm). The night of my two bowel flushes, I hardly slept because of a sudden flu-like body ache and in the morning I was shivering with cold even while wearing a down coat in bed underneath a down comforter, and lying on a heating pad when the room temperature was probably 74°F.

A couple hours later I was stunned when I passed a large mass of rubbery stuff that clearly was not stool. It didn’t look like stool, smell like stool or dissolve in water and it was all sort of attached to itself with little smooth round faces shaped like the surface of the colon. With a little research in Google I could see it’s what people call mucoid plaque or impaction.

Right after passing this plaque I became aware that I had a massive headache. The flu symptoms disappeared almost as fast as they came on but I was left with a migraine that lasted for 50 hours.

I estimated that I had perhaps cleared out 12 to 18 inches of plaque from my colon. Knowing that the colon is roughly 4 feet long, I calculated that I might have another 2 or 3 feet of plaque to clear and immediately thought that I might be able to avoid the flu and migraine by having a professional clean my colon. At the time, I was worried that the plaque would not fit through the tube (speculum) used in a colonic.

So I made an appointment with James but continued cleansing at home trying an apple cider vinegar enema and more sodium ascorbate enemas. I also started a Mag 07 cleanse after spending about eight hours reading reviews on YouTube and Amazon for Blessed Herbs, Oxy Powder and Mag 07.

I wanted to do a little more work at home before getting ‘professionally cleaned’ because of my concern about the size of the tube. But, no more black rubber came out. Instead, I got a lot of yellow tapioca-like goo which came out over two days. The tapioca was not accompanied by the flu as before, just an average frontal detox headache and fatigue.

Finally, on the morning of my colonic appointment, I passed a black gelatinous mass (before going to see James) which I’m told might be cyanobacteria (basically an algae). I didn’t take pictures of the tapioca or the black Jell-O, but you can see all kinds of nasty stuff if you want by googling ‘mucoid plaque’. Most of it comes out of people who are using bentonite clay-based cleanse products which stick to the plaque gooping it up. Because I used a magnesium based product and enemas instead, I had the privilege of seeing what was in my colon in its natural state.

Having done a half-dozen enemas before visiting James, I had the expectation that he would be able to get more cleaning done in 45 minutes then I could do in three hours. But I realized during my colonic as I watched the water flow in and out that the difference is much more dramatic. It might take me six or eight hours with my enema bucket to accomplish what James did. But in reality, my body would not tolerate even 3 hours of enema work because my sensitive tissues would not withstand the rush of the water leaving my body. Maybe others could do it, but I couldn’t.

So what else would you like to know about getting a colonic? You insert the speculum (tube) yourself which is comforting. The speculum was larger than I expected so my fear about the plaque fitting through it might have been misplaced. But then, when I first saw the speculum, the size made me a little nervous too. In the end, it is a little uncomfortable, but it gets the job done.

I really liked the closed system that James uses. It feels very ‘medical’ and mechanically it seems like efficient plumbing. I’m a very technical, mechanically oriented person and kind of went in seeking plumbing help, which I got in spades. If you research it, you’ll read about the other type of system which is called ‘gravity fed’, and has the advantage of allowing you to put something in the water as you might with an enema (like vitamin C or coffee).

During the procedure, James pressed on my abdomen, doing some massage and pressure point work, rotated me several times from one side to my back, and to the other side. He talked to me about the importance of breathing deeply and coached me into relaxation which is necessary for this process to work well.

After the colonic, I felt good, relaxed and really cleaned out, slimmer and with a clear mind. I was somewhat fatigued but that is par for the course for me when doing anything that involves leaving the house and talking to people. And of course, this was something new that I was a little anxious about. The rest of the day my energy was quite good, unusually so, because normally after an enema which causes me to pass alien stuff, I’m typically very fatigued all day.

hepatic-portal-veinHave a look at the blood flow around your colon. Look closely at the portal vein on the left and it’s connections. You’ll see that it connects your liver with every inch of the small intestines, colon and rectum, feeding nutrients into your liver for processing. That has a lot of implications.

The big lesson is that the contents of your colon are flowing straight to your liver. So if you’ve got infestations of bad bacteria like candida or larger parasites (helminths), the toxins they produce are going to your bloodstream through the portal vein. Or, if you’ve got toxins coming out of your liver after a flush, and they get trapped in your colon because it’s lined with plaque, those toxins are going right back to your liver and into your blood again.

It means too that anything you put in your colon — coffee, apple cider vinegar, vitamin C, milk & salt, chlorine dioxide or ozone gas, it’s all going to your liver before hitting your blood stream.

So I’m confident this was just the sort of plumbing I needed. We didn’t see anything large or unusual coming out during my clonic but I did see lots of material flowing out through the clear, lighted tube. I’m confident that we cleared out all of the remaining black Jell-O that morning.

Today I’m on day 7 of my planned 10 day Mag 07 cleanse and I’m pretty confident that my colon is just about cleaned up. In the beginning, the magnesium would cause turbulence in my abdomen and I’d get a detox headache followed by some darker than usual stool in the morning. Now, none of that is happening anymore. So my plan is to go back for one more colonic in a few days at the end of my cleanse and after that I’ll try to flood my system with probiotics perhaps including a kefir enema… Looking a little further down the road, I should try to figure out how to time the colonic with liver flushes as suggested by Moritz.

It’s a little too early for me to say what long-term benefits I’ll experience, but I can tell you that my sinuses feel clearer and I’m breathing a little more freely having removed several cups of plaque from my colon and possibly a cup of stones from my liver. My stomach is a little flatter too. But I really won’t know how I’m doing until I stop taking the Mag 07.

If you’re thinking about doing a colonic or colon cleanse – here’s some more background on my decision and the relevance of colon cleansing to chronic fatigue and other chronic illnesses. Here are several things that caught my attention and made me think I would benefit from a clean colon:

  • I have osteoporosis which is unusual for someone my age indicating mineral absorption and transport problems. There’s not much online about the large intestines involvement but there is something here and it involves mercury.
  • My reaction to colon cleansing mimicked other detox protocol reactions I’ve had – frontal headache, fatigue and depression.
  • At a very young age I traveled in Mexico, Africa and Eastern Europe and swam in ponds and lakes and drank water from them creating many exposures to bacteria, parasites and algaes. Can they living in the plaque on your colon? My guess is that’s still unknown.
  • I’m trying to go upstream to the original cause of my illness and intuitively I see colon cleansing as being in the headwaters.
  • It’s about the easiest of all the treatments I’ve done – it’s low hanging fruit.
  • It’s recommended by Hulda Clark and Andreas Moritz — when liver flushing, you don’t want any of the toxic outflow to get stuck or slowed down in mucoid plaque. You want it to flow out quickly and easily.
  • I do some of my own plumbing work and have seen inside old clogged up kitchen drains.
  • The video below was very motivational:

Lastly, not all medical doctors have their head in the sand – far from it in the case of Dr. Rowan M.D. who finishes off colonics in his clinic with ozone insufflation. If you like the video below, I highly recommend you watch Dr. Rowan’s ozone therapy video too.

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  • avatar

    matt October 31, 2016, 3:14 am

    hey Eric been following you for a year now. i see you still have not improved much and i have quite a lot. you are so thick headed and wont take my advice. this will be the last time that i do give you some.

    you have the ozone generator i believe so you have to start drinking ice cold ozonated water with 5 large ice cubes for 30 mins have to use a glass beaker. ozone 500 ml at a time no more no less and drink it all at once. do this 5 days a week take the weekend off.

    im sure you wont last 5 days you will start to detox alot sooner then that. now for the real reason you are sick no its not because of what your bs natural path dr has con you into believing something to do with genetics. it is because you are eating cooked dead food that is acid forming.

    death does beget life. life begets life. cooked dead animal and plants is not meant for human consumption. we are fruitarians we only have the digestion to digest fruits. we dont have the high acid like meat eaters we dont have the several growth chambers that plant eaters have. the growth chambers are filled with trillions of bactira to break down the starch and cellulose and protein.

    humans are not meant to have high fat and high protein diets witch are acid forming. i know you have problems with fruit so you will want to do a raw fruit juice fast for 90 days.

    look up dr robert mores and dr sobi on youtube. both have close to 1000 videos each the rest is up to you now. and no im not some save the animals hippie i love meat and dairy but it is killing us. also yes if you do the fruit juice fast you will detox. what you want is your lymphatic system being filter by your kidneys if your urine is not dark yellow and cloudy with sedimet then your kidneys are not filtering start with a raw freash juiced ornage juice fast.

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      matt October 31, 2016, 3:17 am

      also find someone you trust that does iridology im sure your iris are a complete mess or just have a look at your iris and look at a iridology chart. your best bet would to take a picture of your iris and send into dr robet morse office so they can have a look at them and tell you your weaknesses

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        matt October 31, 2016, 3:18 am

        and take gi broom every single night to clean your intestines out.

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          Eric November 1, 2016, 4:53 pm

          i’m making very good progress now with the cleaning, prefer to do it with fewer herbs, seems lowering iron is helping a lot!

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        Eric November 1, 2016, 5:10 pm

        thanks matt

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      Eric November 1, 2016, 4:51 pm

      i’m watching on youtube now…

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    Victoria November 19, 2015, 12:42 am

    Dear Eric,
    My thoughts are with you (and others) in your healing journey. YOU’LL GET THERE. SOON! It is so pathetic how the MDs look one straight in the face and say “You have no problem. You are just imagining it.” And if you insist then they declare you depressed, etc and then go ahead to prescribe madness medications for you…

    About doing Chlorine Dioxide (MMS) enema, go right ahead. I did it without knowing about Rope Worms, and when I passed lots of adult rope worms, I thought I passed out my intestines. Just imagin how depressing thay was. I was waiting to die. Three days passed, I was alive. My only consolation was that, in the anatomy of the intestines (which I know) there’s nothing that looks the way Rope worms do. So I was hopeful that I didn’t pass out my intestines. It took two long months of puzzle before I finally came accros the Rope culprit on the web. Seeing its picture totally relieved me because that’s EXACTLY what i passed, several of them. Last enema months ago I passed the younger Rope scoundrels which tells me i’ve won the battle. Last I researched the web the Doctors/researchers haven’t discovered the source of thos Rope rogues lol. PLEASE anyone who has come across the where-from of those aliens in the gut please tell me. I need to avoid those things like the Ebola.

    Good luck.

    Warm regards,
    Vic

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      Eric November 28, 2015, 4:22 pm

      that must’ve given you quite a scare Victoria! congratulations on your progress:)

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      Audrey April 19, 2016, 12:26 am

      Check out Humaworm.com
      And
      Sawilsons.com

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    James July 12, 2015, 11:54 am

    I have been doing daily coffee enemas supercharged with glutathione powder, going for that portal vein and the liver… and its has been massively helping with the build up of lyme disease neurotoxic endotoxins including ammonia

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      Eric July 12, 2015, 2:26 pm

      great to hear that James, well done!!

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    Mary January 1, 2015, 4:04 am

    Please keep posting as to your progress with this, Eric.

    Vitamin C bowel flushes, meaning drinking water with a good amount of vitamin C in it to the point of producing a bowel movement shortly after – gives me an awful migraine. So awful that I’ve avoided that type of flush ever since a few trials of it a few years ago. At the time, I tried it with an alkaline form of vitamin C: sodium ascorbate.

    The Mag07 is also alkaline, yet it does not seem to cause the awful migraine in you that the Vitamin C flushes did, correct?

    Your experience is interesting (and I’m glad you are benefitting from it).

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      Eric January 3, 2015, 4:36 pm

      Mary, I wonder if the migraine you got from the vitamin C flush was caused by toxins released from die-off. Do you have any other signs of dysbiosis?

      In my case the headaches and migraine were always timed with the elimination of mucoid plaque/impaction/scum or whatever you want to call it. My last vitamin C flush did not produce anything gross and no headache either.

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        Mary January 4, 2015, 10:28 am

        The migraines from my past vitamin c flushes may indeed have been due to release of toxins. I didn’t ever see anything unusual in the toilet though, from the vitamin c flushes.

        I can drink a more modest amount of the ACIDIC form of vitamin c (haven’t dared try the alkaline form again), without any migraine. I can’t drink enough of the acidic form to produce a flush though, because that much acid would hurt my stomach.

        Yes I have other signs of dysbiosis: candida.

        I worry about the alkaline ph of the Mag07 because there are studies showing alkaline ph can increase candida growth.

        By any chance have you taken a look at your tongue the day after the alkaline vitamin c flushes, is there more white coating than there was before the flush? (some people say white tongue means more candida). Or, any observation on change in tongue color before/after the Mag07? (I guess to really evaluate this, a person would have to take a few days off the Mag07 to let the bacteria/yeast balance in the gut return to baseline)

        Any thoughts on taking probiotics – do you, or are you considering starting them?

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          Eric January 5, 2015, 4:53 pm

          I wish I could help you with the Mag 07 / candida question. I actually researched that quite a bit while I was having the detox reaction wondering if I had candida or not (I’ve never had any white coating on my tongue to speak of). I think I read contradictory information – some saying it kills candida and others no. Even if it doesn’t kill candida chemically, I think it must kill it by physical removal of plaque.

          You might consider doing the bentonite based colon cleanse instead of magnesium. I have never mentioned probiotics in my blog but I take loads of them including coconut kefir and will probably do a kefir enema soon too. Today I might do my first chlorine dioxide enema as I find the rope worm stories pretty convincing.

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        Audrey April 19, 2016, 12:28 am

        Eric, how do you do your ascorbic acid enemas? I’m wanting to do this and can’t really find anything on the Web regarding protocol. Thanks!

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          Eric April 21, 2016, 4:25 pm

          Sorry Audrey, it has been so long I don’t remember well. I used sodium ascorbate which is not acidic. My thinking was that if I can drink it without any discomfort, it should work ‘down there’ without causing any harm. I would guess that I probably used 2 or 3 g in a quart of water. That is much much less than I use when I do a vitamin C flush.

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    izzy December 30, 2014, 12:30 am

    There is a nurse in my town very experienced with colonics AND liver flushes… I know of his existence for several months now… I wonder how long will I still postpone it (no pun intended)! Now it has your stamp of approval 😉

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My name is Eric - I‘m 48 and saw a doctor for fatigue at 17. I lived fairly normally if a little subdued by lack of endurance at times. But then, 12 years ago I fell into a nosedive after moving to South Florida. Now, I know heavy metal toxicity is a significant source of my troubles along with genetic methylation cycle dysfunction and Lyme disease. I spent 18 months chelating the metals out and starting up methylation but stopped when I felt myself circling the drain. Currently going after Lyme and co-infections. More about me here.

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