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Enemas? This is paleo acceptable?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I just looked the archives and found a word I was not familiar with: "enema." I was grossed out when I discovered what exactly this is. Anybody else think so or is it actually a revolting but useful thing? To me it just seems cringe-worthy.

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:46 PM

'paleo acceptable',what a strange notion..

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:53 AM

oh are you taking about cleansing enemas? ive only done enemas where I put things up there like medicine, poop, probiotics, vit e, l-glutmine and try to hold it in for as long as possible. I never just use water. I think that should be avoided.

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:39 AM

...Zack and Miri....that's the way.

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:01 AM

WOnderful response!

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on February 18, 2013
at 12:50 AM

Anything that's cleaned out of our intestines with an enema would also be cleaned out with fiber from fruits and veggies. Humans lived for many thousands of years with no enemas, so I doubt we need them now. Remember, it's exceedingly rare that human inventions improve upon nature.

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:01 AM

WOnderful response!

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on February 18, 2013
at 05:25 PM

I think they are okay so long as you don't have to pay extra for them.

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:14 PM

Enemas serve a useful purpose. If there is something foul in your colon/rectum and would like to hasten its exit then an enema can help. I went 50 years of living w/o going through the indignity of giving myself an enema. But I developed what I think was a nasty yeast infection in my rectum area (sorry, TMI!). Concocting a slightly acidic enema solution and performing an enema daily for 2-3 days cleared things up. Is it paleo? Makes no difference to me. Enemas are a useful tool that should be used when required.

_Lazza

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on February 18, 2013
at 02:02 AM

I tried taking the magnesium route after getting compacted from eating to many nuts...the magnesium became the unstoppable force and the poop became the immovable object...I also now know what happens when the two do indeed collide...I'll also let you know when my bathroom is back in working order and the wake for my cat is tomorrow for those who'd like to pay their final respects...she had to pick that day of all days to walk by the bathroom door...she went way to young...

RIP ??? Norma Gene Kitten Paws, Diva to the Stars.

Truth.

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:26 AM

It's better to avoid constipation, if possible, through proper diet. But once it happens, if a good dose of prunes or nuts won't clear it out... I think it would be better to flush a little warm water up there than to take a laxative or overload on magnesium supplements. Much more natural, probably less side effects.

0abbec29fdcc092e969885ad70aa4c11

on February 18, 2013
at 01:39 AM

...Zack and Miri....that's the way.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on February 17, 2013
at 11:51 PM

i think enemas can be very helpful. it just depends on what you are sticking up your butt.

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on February 18, 2013
at 06:44 PM

If anyone is using an enema it is for a very good reason. It is not "gross" as you put it, because when an enema is needed it's not administered for fun. It's not (or shouldn't) be used for a simple "cleanse". It is a serious way of relief, and after years of constipation, bloating severely after every meal, and acid reflux, who wouldn't try it? Unfortunately, for me it did nothing, and I continue to uncover the causes of my 'prolems' with no luck.

Sorry if I sound angry, I kind of am, but only because I just feel so sick and doctors are not helping.

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on February 17, 2013
at 11:18 PM

different strokes

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