Anyone here know what I have been seeing in my toilet bowl after I do an enema? I don't see them with regular bowel movements, but do when I do enemas (even just plain enemas). They are long strands of something that look like they might be clear/white if they weren't slightly colored by the -uhm- bowel movement, and they have brown streaks and specks in them (not real dark streaks, more like a light brown). They look very slimy. The first time it happened, I also saw a small amount of puffy stuff (which I take to be the famous cotton ball phenomenon) at the bottom of the toliet. I have been de-toxing like crazy, so am hopeful it is a healing thing. Any clues?
hey there, i was gonna post something similar today, especially since i saw someone else's post similar to this but comparing them to 'toilet paper particles'. mine resemble those and the ones you describe, and yes i've also fought a fight with the cotton balls (some with legs) but recently haven't seen any.
my greatest question right now is: how do we know it's candida rather then the lining of our intestines?
i'm all for it being candida but that question nags me somewhat.
after my enema this morning (with nutribiotic and Black Walnut ) i saw them again...i tend to aslo notice i feel sick after passing them as more is disturbed? sick as in the usual flue like symptoms of die off.
Yipes! Cotton Balls with legs!! Sounds like a horror movie. But then, this whole candida experience is like a horror movie in some ways.
Gosh, I never considered that this stuff might be stuff that is supposed to be left inside, like intestines. I doubt it though, because I have not been an enema freak or anything - I just started some really gentle ones about a week or so ago, so I figure I can't possibly have dislodged an intestine (yet) :)
I also concur that I feel worse afterwards sometimes. This seems to be if I am already in die off, I just get more tired for a while, feel like I need to nap. I do think it helps in the long run though, as my progress is slowly upwards.
Hi! I've only done a few enemas, one resulting in a lot of mucusy stuff (an acidopholus enema), kind of jellyfish-like (long with a cotton-ballish top). Perhaps we've been able to loosen the candida, yay!, or perhaps this stuff is just the normal, protective mucus lining of the intestines sloughing off any excess in there (or a bit of both)? I wouldn't worry that it's part of an intestine or anything--from what I've read, it seems mucus lines the intestine, is where the candida live, and it, as intestinal lining, can become excessive sometimes itself, whether it's infested with candida or not. So it seems likely it's good to clear it out now and then--also maybe by reducing/eliminating mucus-producing foods for a while (like meats, eggs, nuts--that leaves us candida-diet folks with just veges! so it's not so easy to do, maybe for a day or so...). It certainly seems to make sense that an invasive proceedure like an enema would loosen whatever is in there. There's a site I ran into that has some good info on the function of mucus in the gut (though it does end up promoting a book, the info is still useful):
Yes, I have been on Threelac since November of 2003 and it has helped me very much. I am now on maintenance (1 packet daily). I started out on one packet daily and went up to 5 packets and then came back down. It has helped eliminate so many of my problems - joint and muscle pain, poor circulation, heartburn, sinus problems, etc. etc. Remember it is not a quick fix. It happens gradually, we didn't get like this overnight.
Good luck to you.
I've been tryin to post 3 different messages - apart from the blank TEST one and it keeps falling into the crack of the system and I cant retrieve them. Sorry this 4th one will be extra lame but; go to the Bowel Cleanse Forum they currently discuss mucus and mucoid plaque.
it seems to me that the question was a bit more candida related then Bowel Cleanse related. i think we are trying to differentiate btw what is candida and what is naturally occuring mucous and lining of intestines.
i realize the two go hand in hand, but it would also be nice to focus strictly what discoveries folks have made about the origins of candida...in our medical system we are told it's an external fungal infection for which we are prescribed antifungals....not much is know about the cotton balls or flakes of things that look like toilet paper...