A healthy colon is the key to living a healthy and balanced life. If the colon is not releasing waste after each meal, that waste can turn putrid and toxic. These toxins can lead to very serious weight and health problems.
The typical American diet which consists of high fat and low fiber is the primary reason the colon becomes unhealthy. As a consequence it is very common to have an unhealthy and weakened digestive system. If bowel movements are not regular, our health can be compromised. Good health is as much a function of our elimination status as the quality of the food we eat.
The purpose of colon hydrotherapy or colonics is to remove old, unhealthy waste. This waste can inhibit the colons ability to assimilate nutrients and impair proper elimination. A series of treatments can help to loosen and remove waste which can harbor bad bacteria and disease. It also helps to strengthen and restore the peristaltic muscle which allows us to eliminate waste naturally from our bodies. Additionally, it stimulates other body parts to start the natural cleaning process, causing toxins to release in the colon for disposal.
Colon Hydrotherapy, which is also referred to as a colonic, is the introduction of warm, filtered, and temperature controlled water into the colon. Waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This is repeated several times during the sessions, decongesting and cleansing the large intestine.Why not just take a laxative?
They can be harsh and unpredictable. Long term use can damage the lining of the digestive system, weaken the colon muscles, and create a dependency.How should I prepare for my colon hydrotherapy session?
If possible, commit to a mostly raw or steamed fruit and vegetable diet for a few days before. Do not eat 2-3 hours before your session and do not drink anything an hour before. Afterwards, take some time to rest and nurture yourself. Choose easily digestible foods for a couple of days. Taking some probiotics can be helpful as well. Your body will naturally replenish friendly bacteria (probiotics) in about 48 hours. This is a great way to start a new health regimen.What kind of equipment do you use?
I use a state of the art, FDA approved, closed system that is manufactured by Clearwater Colon Hydrotherapy in Ocala, Florida. This device is temperature controlled, pressure controlled, and uses only sterilized, filtered water. Waste is discretely transported into the drain line without offensive odor. All speculums, water, and waste hoses are one time use and disposable.
Colon Hydrotherapy and Weight Loss: No weight loss program would be complete without some kind of body cleansing and detoxification. While we may spend time and effort on diet and exercise, often this is not enough. One of the quickest ways is through colon hydrotherapy. It is not unusual for a person to be carrying 5 to 10 pounds of old unhealthy waste. If you are overweight you may be harboring more than that.
The toxins from this accumulated waste matter are responsible for many body imbalances, which may create weight and health problems. A classic sign of colon toxicity is the potbelly. When the entire alimentary canal in engorged with food waiting to pass through, bloating and abdominal stretching with occur. It is important to rid the bod of these toxins which also inhibit the absorption of nutrients. With malabsorption the body keeps craving foods because it still needs the nutrients. Additionally, when the body is toxic you have less energy for exercise which can contribute to excess weight.
Toxicity can affect the way we feel both physically and emotionally. In conclusion virtually all weight challenges can be traced to imbalances in the colon/digestive tract as either a primary contributor or a secondary problem. This accentuates slowdowns in other critical body systems like the endocrine system and the circulatory system. When the colon is clean and functioning as it should be, the body and mind will benefit immeasurably.
The Importance of Detoxifying Our Bodies: Internal Detoxification is often neglected or misunderstood by the general public. Every day our bodies are exposed to toxins and pollutants in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Our environment subjects us to a variety of pesticides, chemicals, synthetics, petroleum products, ect. Our modern diets consisting of over-processed foods, fast foods and junk foods can contribute to the toxic problem. Our stressful lifestyles also create additional burdens on the digestive organs. Stress affects every cell and tissue of the body, breaks down the immune system, and hinders proper digestion, absorption, and elimination of foods.
Other factors that contribute to an overload of toxins accumulating in the body include lack of exercise, over-eating, and not drinking enough water. Toxic acids are normal byproducts for cellular metabolism in our bodies and are excreted through our normal eliminative channels (lungs, bowel, skin, kidneys, and lymph system.)
When the normal byproduct toxins can be eliminated from the body, there is no problem. But when toxins are being assimilated, ingested, or created in the body faster than they can be eliminated, or when the eliminative systems are under-active, toxic accumulations in the body create the necessary preconditions for disease to develop.
Internal detoxification is vital to optimum health. When we don’t eliminate our waste, toxins back up in our bodies and cause autointoxication or self-poisoning. This occurs when the colon walls become encrusted with uneliminated fecal matter. This hampers the absorption of vital nutrients. Worse yet, old accumulated matter in the colon provides a breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria. Blood capillaries lining the colon wall begin to absorb toxins into the bloodstream, which feed all of our body tissues and organs. This lower overall performance of our bodily functions sets the stage for serious health problems.
Common symptoms of excess toxins in the body include: fatigue, constipation, excess weight, stomach bloat, gas, depression, poor memory, poor skin, weakened immune system and an overall feeling of lethargy. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, detoxification procedures would be of great benefit.
Water has always been seen as a symbol of spirituality and cleansing. When the colon becomes cleaner, oxygen and nutrients are absorbed much more quickly. The duration of the cleanse protocol also gives one enough time to develop and reinforce new lifestyle patterns eliminating those patterns that may have caused or aggravated heath issues.
|Congestive Heart Failure||Cancer of the Colon|
|Aneurysm||Fissures or Fistulas|
|Severe Anemia||Crohn’s Disease|
|Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage||Abdominal Hernia|
|Perforation||Recent Colon Surgery|
|Severe Hemorrhoids||1st and 3rd trimester of Pregnancy|
|Renal Insufficiency||Severe Debilitating Disease|
"By cleansing your body on a regular basis, and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible."
-Dr. Edward Group III