"What the hell is a colonic?" I asked our video director, Marc, as he continued to brief the team on the schedule for the day.
He turned to me with his answer, a smug look on his face, "You're gonna learn what a colonic is today. It's going to be educational, something will be shoved up your butt, but your colon will get a cleansing and we're gonna give people a complete look at the process. You guys also eat like shit every day, so this is something you probably need."
I should have called in sick that morning.
"You guys also eat like shit every day, so this is something you probably need."
The colonic was already booked at a place called The Springs, what some refer to as "The most L.A. place in L.A." Essentially, it's a huge warehouse beautifully outfitted with a vegan juice and food bar, yoga studio, infrared saunas and an open air chill-zone for anyone who happens to be in LA and just needs to be even more LA.
I hated Marc in that moment.
He had a point, I had always heard about colonics, but I really knew nothing tangible about the process. And frankly, he was right... as food journalists, we're blessed (and cursed) with some deliciously decadent meals on a daily basis. We were indeed some of the prime candidates for a colon cleansing, and why not document the entire process?