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Foods Good For Colon
Fiber and Veggies: Fiber foods really help clean the colon and prevent constipation. The cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale, all help the liver and intestines with cancer preventing nutrients. Avoidance of burnt meats and high fat foods also helps significantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4xday diarhea, fever, headache -food poisoning, IBS or colon cancer? I was diagnosed with IBS and had all of the symptoms yesterday.Feeling good today
What's the question?: If you stay feeling better than this was some transient illness from which you have recovered. If not, then you may well have ibs, but not having access to your medical records and not having examined you makes it impossible to diagnose. Ibs may have intermittent symptomatic expression. ...Read more
See a dietician: Loss of the colon causes a dramatic change in how nutrients and fluids are absorbed. It is very important to work with a good dietician, who will not only give you guidance on how to eat but also follow along with you to see how you are doing with your program. The important thing to remember is that you will be able to find a regimen that works. ...Read more
No: Colon cleansing will remove the normal bacteria in the colon and can lead to overgrowth of harmful bacteria. Stool bulking agents such as fiber, psyllium, or products such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) work to promote natural evacuation of the tract. Probiotics will help maintian the natural flora. A well-balanced diet also will promote normal bowel function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon cleanse: The colon does not require "cleansing." The process of having a bowel movement takes care of that nicely. There is no buildup of toxins or other materials in the colon. Just eat a lot of fiber, drink plenty of liquids, and if constipated, consider an actual fiber supplement. See your gastroenterologist at age 50, or sooner if you're having problems. Those are the keys to good colon health. ...Read more
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How can I find documentation on where in the GI system a specific pill is absorbed? I have no colon so slow release pills do me no good.
You should ask your doctor.: Because your digestive tract has been surgically altered, your absorption pattern will be different then it would have been if your digestive tract were intact. The only person who would have the details of what kind of surgery you had and what medications you're taking is your personal physician. You should ask him or her that specific question. ...Read more
I have had just fast food essentially for quite a while. 2 years and I am starting to get healthy but should I do anything to cleanse organs or colon?
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
No: that defeats the purpose. The colon cleanse is supposed to cleanse the colon. If you eat while on the cleanse, you're undoing what the cleanse is doing. You stop eating before starting the cleanse. You resume eating and drinking after the colon test or whatever other reason for the cleanse. ...Read more
Yogurt!: Good bacteria, often called probiotics, are the active cultures in yogurt. The simplest and most cost effective way to repopulate the colon with healthy bacteria is to eat yogurt with active cultures. You can purchase probiotics in health food stores and online and take them i pill form as well. Antibiotics kill both bad bacteria and the good bacteria! ...Read more
Probiotics: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Go for multi strain, controlled release probiotics with millions to billions of cultures. ...Read more