I've never tried this particular cleanse, but since I've had chronic severe constipation issues for the past 6 years, I've tried pretty much everything, including a variety of so-called detoxes (and colonics at $80 a pop). My n=1 result: no improvement whatsoever. Unfortunately, eating paleo has not made an improvement, either - it actually has made it worse.
The only warning is that Dr. Schulze is a proponent of the vegan eating style, but the choice of food menu is yours. During my first program, I ate my regular menu that has been working for me for months. The second time, I tried his organic fruit/vegetable suggested menu with 3-days of juice fasting and was more pleased with the results.
Good luck, Brent!
Last edited by dck; 03-01-2013 at 02:10 PM. Reason: added when programs were done
Why on earth are you considering such an extreme process? You haven't told us what the problem is, and there must be one to consider this.
I've suffered very hard stools all my life, and complete constipation for the last 6 years. With primal and a little experimentation I've completely cured it.
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.
"Now I'm just another anonymous shut-in with an online shopping addiction." - Georgina Sparks.
"I puked like a hero for the rest of the night." - Anthony Bourdain, 2002.
"Brain: an apparatus with which we think that we think." - Ambrose Bierce
If all you want to do is relieve your bowels of fecal matter, do bowel prep and be done.
Why not try a juice cleanse? I've done 21 day, 14 day and 7 day juice detox/cleanses before without any difficulty. It gives the bowel a rest from having to breakdown food for the nutrients and lets the body work on healing itself.
Why not try something like that, unless you're just F.O.S. and all you want to do is an illimination.
Doesn't IFing also give you a rest from breaking down food? Can you please elaborate upon the purpose and effectiveness of a 21-day juice cleanse?
If your digestive system is working normally, why step in and screw with it? It's unnatural and doesn't make sense.
If you have ANY history of bowel (stomach, small or large intestine) issues or sensitivities please be careful with these boxed detoxes. I did Wild Rose a few times and it was around the same time that my colitis exploded (literally). I can't say that they are linked but I do not think it helped. I have to be pretty careful about making sure I don't eat crap that irritates my bowels in any way so "detoxes" are a nightmare.
Probably a better idea is a juice/smoothy cleanse (mainly veg) with tons of water? Or even just stick to veg for several days?