Colonoscopy Prep. How I did it without drugs!
What? Easy colonoscopy prep? No way!
Yes! Easy colonoscopy prep, without drugs!
A few years ago, before I turned 40, I was worried about my gut health. I was eating a no sugar, paleo diet, and actively fighting Candida. While I had been running a pretty good show in the poo department, I’d recently started to be constipated again.
I wanted to make sure I didn’t have any polyps or cancer in there, so I requested a colonoscopy. Because of the history of colon cancer in my family, my gastro doc agreed.
I’d heard awful stories about the prep for colonoscopy from my parents. You have to drink that horrible, poisonous concoction and spend a whole day violently pooping your brains out. I really didn’t want to go through that, and the good news is I didn’t have to!
I’d been talking about it with the lady who was doing my colon hydrotherapy sessions for me (I did colonics as part of my Candida treatment). She said she would help me prep for the colonoscopy, and I didn’t have to drink that horrible poison and poop my brains out all day. Yippee!!!
This is what I remember: The day before my colonoscopy, I had to take some magnesium citrate- enough to make me have diarrhea a little bit. That makes it so the poo in the colon is broken up enough that it can get completely washed out with the hydrotherapy. Then, I went to my colon lady, and she did something a little extra special as prep for the colonoscopy. I’m not sure what it was, but it worked.
Of course, I couldn’t eat, because then I would have food along my digestive tract which would get in the way of the little camera my gastro doc was planning to put up my butt. But that was it! No feeling nauseous all day long. No drinking the horrible stuff they give you. It was so easy!
Interested in prepping for your colonoscopy without drugs?
If you’re interested in prepping for your colonoscopy without drugs, find a colon hydrotherapy provider near you, and ask them what you need to do to make it happen. I didn’t tell my doc that I didn’t consume the drink they gave me, and she had no idea.
I’m not telling you to do this, of course. I’m just saying that I did it, and it wan’t such a bad experience. And my doctor thought I drank the stuff they gave me.
The next time I’m required to do a colonoscopy, I will for sure prepare for it the same way I did last time!
And now for this week’s yummy recipe!
Anti-Candida Sausage, Broccoli, and Cabbage Stir Fry
30 oz. Organic Chicken Sausage, gluten free, wheat free, sugar free (check the label well. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find sausage with no sugar. Keep in mind that sugar can be listed under many names, frequently ending in -ose and includes honey, agave etc.)
1 Garlic clove, minced
4 cups Broccoli, chopped into small florets
6 cups Green Cabbage, finely sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
- Remove casings from the sausage and discard. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage meat and garlic. Sauté for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until fragrant.
- Add the broccoli, cabbage and mushrooms. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are wilted, and the sausage is cooked through.
- Divide onto plates and enjoy! Top with Tamari for extra flavor
Leftovers: Keeps well in the fridge up to 3 days.
No sausage: Use organic ground chicken or turkey instead.
Use bagged coleslaw mix to save time on slicing cabbage