Bowel Toxins

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ladybird1, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. ladybird1

    ladybird1 New Member

    I was just wondering how many folks besides the usual grumpiness and uncomfortable, bloat also experience increased headache, fatigue and spinal pain when they are constipated.

    I remember reading an article that stated some people with
    fibro were victims of the toxin in your bowels pooling up at night and infiltrating your spine.

    Sorry about the topic.
  2. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    This is an important post because your right it affects all of us .I am one that if I miss one day I pay for it the whole next week.

    I have had IBS which anyone who has it knows can cause a reflux and sickie feeling from head to toe.

    There is a product I use from this site that has been really great for me and if I start to have a problem and I use it things seem to straighton out fast and alot easyier then with other products.(Methionine Detox Complex)

    I also find green tea helps on a daily basis to keep things healthyier.
  3. Kimelia

    Kimelia New Member

    Sorry to be blunt but, well here goes...

    Does methionine detox make you go to the bathroom regularly? I have to take something or I don't go. I take Oxy Powder. I hate paying for it but the other option isn't desirable. I also drink Get regular tea and eat beets so that I don't have to take the oxy everyday, it saves me a little money.

    Does aloe make you go also?

    I could use some advice here. I tried natural calm and it didnt work. Magnesium doesnt work. vitamin c doesn't really work.
  4. ladybird1

    ladybird1 New Member

    Thanks to all who have replied to date. I usually take about 1600 mg of Magnesium, a stool softener I get from Walmart and flaxoil capsules (even though I understand grinding the seeds yourself is best) every day and I still "plug up" sometime.

    I drank some Laci LeBeau dieter's tea and this has openned
    up the works. However, I don't think I'm getting a thorough
    "flush".

    Again excuse the gross-ness, but this round of constipation was preceded by me passing clear mucous for three days out of
    "everywhere" (without going into detail).
  5. Kimelia

    Kimelia New Member

    I eat ground flax seed almost daily. I use at least one table spoon of it, usually about 3.
  6. jgarcia1963

    jgarcia1963 New Member

    I absolutely agree with the toxin theory, and we found an alternative practitioner (not an M.D.) who starts by de-toxing the body. My daughter hasn't started the treatment yet, but if it works, I will post more details!

    I prefer a natural approach, so I make my daughter (age 16, with CFS) eat 4-6 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit every day. She has not had any constipation, but still has headaches, fatigue and pain in her back and neck, sometimes her joints, too.

    If you need a supplement, I found Colon Cleanse at Trader Joe's, I've also seen it at health food stores. It's made by Health Plus Inc., it's natural (psyllium, senna, fennel, acidophilus, etc.) and I think it's great. I use it once a week, just because I have a family history of colon cancer.

    Good luck!
    Julia
  7. ladybird1

    ladybird1 New Member

    This is a non-medical professional explanation:
    We eat a lot of overly processed food that we cannot totally get rid of (like white bread, sweets) and it sticks like glue to the walls of our intestines. Fruits and vegetables have fiber so that they move on through. The leftover bad stuff sticks around and bad bateria and yeast build up. In turn the bacterial toxins seep into our bloodstream and organs and joints. The bad bacteria over power the good bacteria in our intestines.
  8. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    The Methionine Detox Complex , has help me to get Regular movements .I take it for a couple weeks daily and then I'm off for a few weeks and things go fine. Until I eat something dumb and get that problem again.
    I like it better then prunes or other meds because it moves things thu without giving me that sickie feeling I get from other things .I think its all natural stuff. It is very easy on my system.
    Something else that helps me is Grape Juice everyday in the morning.
    Because I can get IBS if I'm not careful some things would give me diarrhea and then I'd need to take something for that. Back and forth this has help me to get everything under control.
    [This Message was Edited on 07/03/2006]
  9. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    ladybird1:

    Thank you for the post. I have gotten answers to my questions in the responses.

    I have IBS-C and have suffered greatly from it.
    My question has always been (put tactfully)---where does it all go?

    nyrofan
  10. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    I've told several doctors that I felt the best I've felt in 11 years AFTER completing the cleanse for a routine colonoscopy. (They smile weakly and change the subject. They haven't a clue what that indicates.) So you can't tell me that staying regular isn't important! The specialist who did the procedure recommended Milk of Magnesia anytime I needed it. He said I wouldn't become dependant on it, that it was very safe to take. But I still only use it as a last resort and almost always have a lot of discomfort with it as if it does only part of the job, so to speak.

    Prunes are OK but they're packed with sugar; same with prune juice, just not quite as much.

    I eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies yet still have "issues" with this. I don't know about bowels "pooling up and infiltrating your spine" but I do know we need to stay regular in order to stay healthy so discuss away!

    Marta