Do any of these apply to you?
- Diagnosed with, or think have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Feeling full and bloated
- Confused about what to eat and what not to eat
- Don’t have time to carefully plan individual meals
- Always skip breakfast
- Fed up with constipation or diarrhea
- Something’s not right with digestive system, but don’t know how to fix it
- I love food and eating out, but it’s taking its toll
- Need to Detox
Colon hydrotherapy can help.
Did You know “Colon cleansing will help greatly enhancing the ability to absorb many vitamins, minerals & essential fatty acids”
The gut often referred to as the body’s “second brain”, – and how healthy it is – can have a huge bearing on our overall health and wellbeing. Far from just having an impact on digestive issues, the balance of the bacteria in our gut has a part to play in everything from skin disorders, to mood and memory and mental health issues, to very serious cardio metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune disease.
Colon Hydrotherapy often referred to as colonic irrigation – which is the practice of introducing a gentle flow of temperature-pressure-controlled filtered water into the colon and large intestine – this procedure works to cleanse your body of fecal waste and harmful toxins that are essentially trapped within.
This practice is vital to optimal gut health, as impacted fecal matter can cause an imbalance of the natural organisms that normally populate the bowel. What’s more, decomposing matter can cause a toxic condition and can lead to a range of health problems, including fatigue, premature ageing, serious degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, and even cancer.
Essentially, a fully functioning, healthy gut sends regular signals to and from our brains relating to critical bodily functions such as our immune system, vitamin and mineral absorbency, and hormone regulation. It is therefore imperative to monitor gut health closely.
The gut’s ability to keep all of this in check is dependent on the levels and types of bacteria that exist within it. It is vital, therefore, that these bacteria are adequately balanced. Too much of one type and infections can occur, while an imbalance the other way can lead to the lining of the gut becoming over absorbent – an all-too-common condition known as leaky gut syndrome, which is responsible for the majority of autoimmune disease.
Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy:
- Feel lighter, brighter, relieved and energized.
- Increase in energy levels
- Better quality of sleep
- Relief from bloating and gas
- Improvement in mental clarity
- Improved bowel function (eliminates constipation and regulates diarrhea)
- Stability of appetite
- Clearer skin & brighter eyes
- Reduced headaches
- Ability to absorb nutrients better from food
- A step towards all round better health and feeling good
- If your bowel is not working properly, every other organ will suffer. When the bowel is clear and in good working order, all other organs in the body can effectively do their intended job.
Understanding colon hydrotherapy
One of the most important things to understand about colon hydrotherapy is that although it has similarities to procedures such as colonic irrigation or enemas, it differs in that the whole colon is cleansed rather than just the lower bowel.
The mechanics of the procedure are simple: the large intestine is hydrated and cleansed of waste by introducing a gentle and controlled flow of filtered water through a small tube inserted into the rectal area. Once the water has passed through the colon, it then passes back out through the same tube along with the now dislodged waste and faecal matter.
A common misconception of colon hydrotherapy is that it is either painful or invasive. On the contrary, many patients describe the sensation as relaxing, and while the initial placement of the tube may feel strange to some, when done properly it should not cause pain or discomfort.
The treatment itself takes around 40 minutes, and once complete clients can get straight on with their normal day. And I’ll stress here that this is one of the main reasons why I prefer this type of colon cleanse to those which involve ingesting laxatives.
What to expect from Colon Hydrotherapy?
What should I eat? A diet rich in lightly steamed vegetables, soups or salad & fish and plenty of water/herbal teas will be highly beneficial. Making sure you are well hydrated in the days before the treatment is also advisable. The same food consumption rules apply for 2 to 3 days after the treatment as part of your after care advice.
On the day of your treatment it is advisable to avoid having a large meal or lots of water directly before your treatment. Leave about 2 hours after a main meal. A small ‘healthy snack is fine if you are very hungry.
You will be fine to carry on your normal day and will not be rushing to the toilet as many people fear!
Since the colon has been cleared of solid matter, it may take up to four days before it fills up again and normal bowel movements are resumed. Some water is absorbed through the colon wall during a colon hydrotherapy, and you may notice an increased need to urinate for a few hours afterwards. This beneficial effect of flushing the kidneys may also be enhanced by drinking a few glasses of water with the juice of half a lemon added to each glass. Colon hydrotherapy has a profound cleansing effect on the body and many people feel so good afterwards that they want to double their jogging or workout time. Caution is advised here, as you can overdo it! Although light to moderate exercise is good if you are used to it, any strenuous activity should be avoided 24 hours after the treatment.