I just wanted to report that, after only a couple of weeks of working on my colon (I'm not doing any strict program, but am taking an herbal Colon Cleanse at night before bed and trying to eat lots of raw garlic, drink a colon-cleanse tea, have daily fiber, and drink tons of water throughout the day- also taking echinacea) my body has started to react. I've noticed some small pains and rumblings, a little acne, and this morning even had a couple of cold sores. I'm sure this is because my body is starting to release its toxins. Despite the aches and pains I'm feeling better overall and have more energy.
hope other newbies are having luck as well!