"What do the people do? Put hoses in their ass and blow lunch? Isn’t that like anal bulimia? People love putting things in their assholes.” – Odd Mom Out.
Apparently I gave anal bulimia a try… I’ve been interested in getting a colonic since I read this article http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18296/why-i-give-people-colonics-for-a-living.html.
Here is the rundown: Cost – $140 + tip
Prep: Nothing required. They said I could eat beforehand, but try to eat healthy
Embarrassment Factor: I didn’t find it embarrassing but it was really pretty uncomfortable. Imagine a never ending (45 minutes to be exact) gynecological examine. That is what I would compare it to.
The aesthetician (let’s call her that, I don’t know the proper term here) spent most of the 45 minutes I was on the table preaching about how great veganism is for digestion. I’m not becoming a vegan and no amount of lecturing with a tube up my butt is going to convince me to become a vegan. As you can imagine, this is not a comfortable or relaxing procedure. I didn’t leave feeling any different. Same story the next morning. I thought I would walk out of there or wake up with less bloat and a flatter belly. This didn’t happen. This isn’t an exact analogy, but I likened it to if someone went in and cleaned out the arteries of your heart – would you feel physically different (assuming you are healthy)? Probably not. Bottomline: I’m not swearing colonics off forever, but it’s definitely not something I am going to be adding to my regular wellness routine.