IF you have had bloating for 20 years maybe you need to take it slowly. In smaller dosage. Higher dosage can cause expulsion of too much too soon and cause pain and discomfort.
But again I am wondering, not everything may work for everybody.
Naturopathy says "one cure cures all". Thats means, root cause of all diseases is accumulation of waste in our body. And the cure is simple. Remove that accumulated waste from the body by all means.
I had exactly the same doubts as you had. Thought that CO is toxic. After doing a lot of reading I found that CO is NON-TOXIC. Only the castor beans are toxic.
CO is a very safe and harmless purgative/laxative. It is non-habit forming in my personal experience.
In my personal opinion it is a thourough bowel cleanse, liver cleanse and parasite cleanse, all in one.
I am not sure of prune juice. Prune juice is a laxative all by itself. If you mix CO and prune juice, it will be double the laxative effect. You can try any other juice like apple or whatever. I think the idea of adding some juice is just to mask the taste of the CO. I just use bottled juice. Only once I squeezeed fresh juice of oranges.
Yeah, lemony water would be perfectly fine. I do that too sometimes. lemon is a good aid in clearing mucus and cleaning the intestines.
I try to drink lemon+honey in 1 liter of lukewarm water every morning. It helps in keeping my bowels clean.
Good luck with your cleanse. I might do it next week or so.
If you are very toxic and want to start slow, start with only 1 or 2 tbsp in little juice. It acts as a laxative. It is recommende that u do it early in morning, when there is no food in stomach and intestines.
After a while you can build up your dosage to 4 tbsp ( ~60ml). Very big ppl can take upto 5 tbsp (~75ml) with juice. At this amount it acts as purgative.
It is a liver, bowel, parasite cleanse. You can do the cleanse once evrey 2 weeks. If you are very sick you can do it weekly. It helps in moving the gunk out of the intestines and you should see a reduction in size of belly. If you have a pot belly.
I have also read that taking a tsp or CO everyday at bedtime helps in emilimating toxins. This helps with IBS, arthritis etc. I dont take it everyday though.
Make sure your CO is pure.