I have a Candida + Leaky Gut issue, and for the last month I've been following a protocol to fix it. This has included daily enemas, which I've been doing to clean out the Candida/bad bacteria from my bowels, and for general cleansing purposes.
I have a feeling this is a bad idea though. I haven't had a natural bowel movement in 3 and a half weeks. It feels crazy to type that out but these last few weeks have gone by so fast I didn't even realize it had been that long. I think the enemas are draining me because my energy levels are definitely inconsistent. I've done many Apple Cider Vinegar enemas and after doing those I've seen a lot of Candida in the toilet (white stringy stuff), although the amount seems to have gone down. I tried doing Kefir enemas to directly plant good bacteria into my colon but they gave me bad cramping and some of the worst die-off I've ever experienced.
At times I've seen some undigested vegetable pieces after doing a large enema. What does this mean? I didn't think the water could get that far up to flush out food before it had fully digested.
I think I've cleaned out enough bad bacteria from my colon now so my primary goal is to heal my gut and perfect my digestion. Will enemas interfere with this? My diet is incredibly clean, I've eaten nothing but pastured/wild meat, green vegetables, homemade bone broth, and tons of fat (olive, coconut oil, duck fat) for the last 4 weeks. I've also been taking L-Glutamine, biotin, zinc pepsin, Vitamin C, and Marshmallow Root tea for the last 2 weeks.
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Apart from breathing, drinking water, and a stroll in nature, daily anything is a bad idea, in my opinion.
I honestly think the whole gut bacteria thing is a bit overrated. I used to to be big on fermented food and all that shit but never really noticed a difference. I would stop the enemas you basically not absorbing any nutrients. Hope this helps! :)