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It’s no secret; we’ve all had trouble going at some point or another.
Whether it’s a random occurrence, or you’ve had difficulty with it for a while, it’s understandable to wonder about the cause of your irregularity.
While it’s true to say that everyone’s body is different — colons aren’t all identical in their ability to process foods — there are a handful of best-practices from which virtually anyone can benefit.
Here are some ways, including colon hydrotherapy, to promote colon health.
The human body is about 60 percent water. So, it should come as little surprise that in order to properly regulate all of the body’s essential functions, adequate hydration levels are crucial.
Digestion is no exception to this rule.
Millions of enzymes live and work inside the colon, and they need both warmth and moisture to stay alive and break down food.
Nurturing these microorganisms with 8 glasses of water a day will help keep you and them “going” with ease.
Plan on going
If there’s no pain, and if the general urge to go just isn’t there, it tends to slip many people’s minds — they just don’t bother with it.
Meanwhile, waste is being backlogged in the colon, making it increasingly difficult to go when you really feel like you have to.
To resolve this, try attempting to go about once a day – regardless if the urge is present.
It’s not recommended that people hurt themselves pushing, but safely being proactive about cleaning out the colon is never a bad thing.
Colon hydrotherapy, also called colonic irrigation, is a procedure performed by trained technicians designed to rid you of constipation issues.
Essentially, a long tube is gently inserted inside the rectum, sending warm, sterilized water through the colon to cleanse out toxins. In turn, this cleansing process breaks up hard waste.
If you’re interested in learning more about colonics, contact us at our detox spa in Palos Verdes or Santa Monica.
Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries to cure, or aid, all types of illnesses.
The health pioneer, Sebastian Kneipp, was one of the founders of naturopathic medicine.
He developed the “Kneipp Cure,” which is a form of hydrotherapy that uses water of various temperatures and pressures in addition to a variety of methods to treat ailments of the body.
Here are four classic hydrotherapy treatments that Kneipp used to promote wellness:
The cold arm bath
This boosts the body’s immune system and improves circulation throughout the body.
Kneipp used it to refresh patients when tired and ill.
The treatment typically occurred in the late morning or early afternoon, and used cold water — around 54 to 65 degrees F — and a water basin.
Patients would immerse their arms until the sensation of cold became noticeable, which was usually around 30 seconds.
Then they would take their arms out and dry off.
The cold leg compress
Kneipp used this treatment to cool off the skin and lower high blood pressure.
It also soothed inflammation and promoted solid sleep.
A cold wet linen cloth was used to wrap around the calf, covered with a cotton cloth and small wool cloth.
Then the patient would rest for around 20 minutes and change the compress when it was warm.
This method Kneipp used to refresh tired legs, help with headaches and give the immune system a boost.
It involves putting the leg knee deep in cold water and then marching for 1 to 2 minutes afterward.
Overall, this method was used to strengthen the body’s defenses.
The doc used it to give the pelvic organs a boost and increase circulation.
It used water jets spread out on the outer side of the leg, from the ankle to the hollow of the knee.
While all of these hydrotherapy methods were used to improve the overall health of the body, it should be noted that these should be done under the supervision of a specialist.
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One of the main ingredients in overall health and wellness is maintaining a healthy colon (large intestine). As the last part of your digestive system, it extracts water and salt from solid wastes before they are eliminated from the body. It’s a big job, and one that comes with a lot of risks.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulosis and colon cancer are all illnesses of an unhealthy colon.
Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do on a daily or weekly basis to help prevent those illnesses.
These detox tips can also help prevent bloating, constipation, diarrhea and gas.
Colon hydrotherapy, or colon cleansing, is a natural way to eliminate built-up waste material. That waste can cause toxins to seep through the lining of the large intestine into the blood stream, causing health risks.
This method employs a gentle, warm and sterile flow of water gently instilled into the large intestine. It not only clears waste material, but it activities the body’s natural peristalsis to move the waste out more efficiently.
Get in touch with your local colonic irrigation practitioner before attempting this treatment.
We all know that exercise is large part of maintain a healthy colon and a healthy body overall. But why? When you exercise — walk, run, kayak, hike or bike (anything will do) — you increase the blood flow and circulation throughout your body. That gets more oxygen to every organ, including your large intestine. And that can help prevent colon cancer and other major diseases.
Keep in mind that as long as you stick to a fitness regime, it doesn’t have to be excessive. We’re not trying to be pro-athletes. As little as 30 minutes of walking, yoga or another exercise you enjoy can help a tremendous amount.
The latest research says that splitting up exercise throughout the day can give your body a major boost. For example, try walking for 10 minutes during break periods spread every couple of hours throughout the day.
Fiber, of course, is a must for colon health. Consuming high-fiber foods on a daily basis helps to move waste through the digestive tract and out of the body.
Fiber-rich organic foods include brown rice, bananas, broccoli, beans and even raspberries.
Just remember to start by slowly adding fiber to your diet, building the amount your consuming over weeks of time.
Last, but certainly not least, is drinking plenty of water. Hydration is crucial for the proper function of the colon. Without it, the colon doesn’t have the essential ingredient to rid the body of all of its toxins.
Water needs vary by individual, depending on your activity level and your overall health. The Institute for Medicine recently found that the average for men is roughly 13 cups per day, while the average for women is around 9 cups. But it’s important to remember that too much water can cause hyponatremia, a fatal disturbance in brain function.
TransformYourHealth.net is an alternative health and colon hydrotherapy company located in the Los Angeles area. Their Palos Verdes spa and Santa Monica spa offer a variety of detox therapies, including colon cleanse, lymphatic massage and spa packages.
Colonic irrigation is for adults of any age, but it’s especially useful for those who travel frequently, those with high stress levels seeking stress relief, those looking to detoxify and even for those with substance abuse issues.
Of course, it’s important to thoroughly discuss your personal situation with a certified colon hydrotherapist before proceeding with a session, but colonics can have a very positive impact on a number of ailments.
Toxins in the gastrointestinal tract can cause a variety of health problems. But colon cleansing improves health by removing those toxins. That promotes healthy intestinal bacteria, enhanced energy, a vibrant immune system and better colon health.
What ailments will it help?
Colonic irrigation can help any illness directly connected to the stomach, intestines and bowel:
How does it work?
Colonic irrigation is the process of gently instilling a soothing flow of warm, filtered and sterilized water into the colon.
That activates the natural peristalsis of the body, moving the water and waste out of the body.
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Colon hydrotherapy has been shown, time and time again, to promote a healthier lifestyle and a better overall well-being for its users.
In fact, a 2008 study done at the Department of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht in The Netherlands, examined the success of colonic irrigation for defecation disorders, when standard treatments and surgery have failed.
In the study, patients were divided into three groups: those with constipation (Group A), fecal incontinence (Group B), or both (Group C). The Biotrol Irrimatic pump was used for the colonic sessions.
Apart from the study itself, patients completed a questionnaire at the time of the procedure and again after 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.
The study overwhelming improved the disorders of patients, with all patients in Group A seeing an improvement in incontinence. In group B, 30 percent of patients reported an improvement in their bowel activity. And in group C, 60 percent of patients became pseudo-continent for feces, and 3 of 10 reported improvement in constipation.
All in all, the group of physicians involved in the study at the hospital concluded that colonic irrigation is an effective alternative treatment for defecation disorders.
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Before undergoing any health-based treatment or procedure, like colon hydrotherapy, it’s important to prepare. It’s the best way to ensure a beneficial outcome.
Taking preparation advice from your physician, dentist, chiropractor, or alternative wellness practitioner can go a long way.
And just like any other health-promoting procedure, getting colonic irrigation requires some DIY prep-work. The things we’ll recommend to you aren’t exhaustive, so before you undergo this detoxification process, it’s important to ask your colonic technician what other techniques you can employ in order to get the most from the session.
Here are a couple of prep steps:
Do Your Research
Read up on exactly what the session will involve. After a colonic irrigation, you’ll likely feel completely revitalized. But it’s important to keep your body in tip-top shape before and after.
Give your body a boost
Before undergoing colonics, it’s important to be in good spirits. And keep in mind that colonics work best (whether it is in regard to weight loss, constipation, arthritis, etc) if you combine it with regular exercise, a healthy diet, and regular checkups with your doctor.
Simply put, there’s no question that the procedure works, but you you’ll get the most out of it when you make it part of an arsenal and not the sole cure.
Although you’ll feel very refreshed after the procedure, you may also be a bit dehydrated.
According to Dr. Michael F. Picco, M.D., colon cleansing may lead to an increased risk of dehydration. Yes, unfortunately, it’s true. Apart from its amazing ability to flush out the digestive tract and leave patients feeling incredibly refreshed, along with flushing out bad bacteria, the procedure also ends up taking some water from your system.
All in all, it’s highly suggested that you frequently drink water in the days leading up to the session and post colonics.
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There are new findings that show that AIDS could be controlled by natural remedies, like colon hydrotherapy.
Zambia is one of worst affected areas with AIDS in the world.
Betty Hewitt, the natural HIV/AIDS consultant of the Military Medical Services in Zambia, has been able to control the replication rate of the virus by using natural remedies like colonic irrigation, water therapy and herbal remedies.
Hewitt’s findings in Zambia suggest that the AIDS virus grows, multiplies and enters the blood stream through the lower bowel of the intestinal tract.
Typically, the medical community focuses on destroyed HIV in the bloodstream, but Hewitt suggests that the real problem is in the intestinal tract.
Undigested proteins provide a breeding ground to fuel the HIV virus, according to Hewitt.
The theory is that if you can turn off undigested proteins from becoming a food source for the virus, then the infection can be controlled.
Hewitt has developed a strict protocol, but it seems to be working and colon hydrotherapy is a main component.
Colonic irrigation physically removes infected fecal matter from the colon, getting rid of toxic, infectious material.
In addition, the protocol calls for colon cleansing using a mixture of distilled water, psyllium powder and fresh lemon to acidify the colon and kill the HIV virus.
Fasting, eating predigested and cultured proteins are also on the list.
Eliminating hard to digest proteins, like casein from dairy products and gluten from wheat, is also a big part of the diet.
What do you think? Can AIDS be controlled with natural remedies and herbal detox?
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Our goal is to restore your body’s natural ability to heal.
There are a number of methods used to prepare the bowel for a colonoscopy, but none are as effective or as stress-free as colon hydrotherapy.
Unfortunately, colonoscopy is a necessary procedure for the prevention of colorectal cancer.
It’s involves an endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a camera, which provides a visual of any ulceration or polyps that have formed.
Lesions can be removed during the procedure, or doctors may do a biopsy.
Arguably, one of the worst parts of a colposcopy is the preparation beforehand.
The bowels need to be cleansed to allow clear visualization of the bowel wall, but methods often involve oral mannitol or oral magnesium sulfate, which can be unpleasant.
Colonic irrigation provides an efficient and more pleasant alternative for preparation.
And that’s not just hearsay.
The proof for colonic irrigation
DoTolo Research Corp., a U.S. manufacturer of colon hydrotherapy equipment, published results of study that looked at colonic irrigation vs. other methods for pre-endoscopy preparation.
They found that colonics was not only useful in cleansing the colon, but it thwarted the discomfort of diarrhea episodes and the need to drink a large volume of water, which can upset the electrolyte balance in the body.
And while it is recommended that the normal intake of food and drinks is reduced, there’s also no need to undergo a period of fasting.
More than just pre-endoscopy
Colon hydrotherapy can be used for more than colonoscopy preparation.
It’s also a simple and effective way to prepare for other colon procedures, and it can be very beneficial for those who are unable to undergo fasting, according to DoTolo Research Corp.
Of course, it’s also a great way to promote health within the body on a regular basis.
Colonics promotes peristalsis, enhancing the muscle of the colon and supporting the elimination of waste.
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Several studies have shown that colon hydrotherapy helps prevent constipation in patients and improves the way they feel overall — just ask colonic hydrotherapist Emma Lear.
On the site, Positivehealth.com, Lear explains that the regular removal of waste from the colon is pivotal in our health and longevity.
“The colon, along with the skin, kidneys and lungs, is an organ of elimination,” she says. “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.”
One of Lear’s clients, a 51-year-old women named Marie, had been dealing with severe constipation, along with several other ailments that had been persistent for years.
Lear sees receiving colonic irrigation as a healthy answer.
Marie was able to use the toilet, but not without the aid of laxatives.
And after a while, her intestines became dependent upon them.
“Fed up with not being able to pass motion, and told by her doctor to just eat more fiber (something she was already doing in large amounts), and carry on taking the fibrogel, Marie came to me,” Lear said.
The long-term solution
Lear argues that although laxatives are an effective short-term colon cleansing procedure, they aren’t good for your colon in the larger perspective.
“Waste that is not getting eliminated (with laxatives) further along stays in the colon and hardens,” Lear said. “As a result, the muscles don’t work properly and everything just sits in the colon, hardens even more and releases toxin.”
According to Lear, receiving a colonic detox will remove built up waste over time, clearing away hardened stool from colon walls.
Additionally, colonics exercise the colon wall, leaving it able to function without the aid of laxatives.
With Marie’s 6th and final treatment, Lear said that she was passing waste daily, that she no longer had any backache or pain in legs and that her abdominal pain has ceased to be an issue.
If you’re interested in receiving a colon detoxification procedure around Santa Monica or Palos Verdes, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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It’s clear that even the best of the best know the benefits of receiving a colonic.
There’s no doubt that’s it’s great for colon health, but you don’t have to take it from us.
Dr. Anish Sheth, assistant professor of medicine at Yale University discusses the increasing popularity of the procedure in an article by Fox News.
“The goal of a colonic procedure is to cleanse the colon of stool debris and toxins to increase overall health…it’s something that’s picked up in popularity in the last ten years or so,” Sheth told Fox News.
People like health consultant and colon therapist, Janice Doochin of Nashville, Tenn, see a colonic procedure as a treatment to the colon’s constipation reaction to processed foods.
“Because of the increase of processed food, the colon has become more clogged than it would have been 100 years ago,” Doochin said in the story.
One of the main concerns about this detoxification method is that is wipes the colon of its good bacteria. But Doochin argues that the good bacteria aren’t able to do the job anyway, and that it doesn’t really matter in the long-run.
“You’re stripping it all, but you’re creating this new ground to get this new probiotics back,” Doochin said.
Colonic experts, Healingfeats.com say that in addition to the other benefits, colon hydrotherapy can help improve your skin, too.
“People with all kinds of skin problems, i.e., acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc., usually can benefit from a therapeutic course of colonic irrigations. The skin is the largest excretory organ in the body, the skin may act as a major excretory organ.”
Although many think that colonic irrigation is just has roots in the alternative medicine scene, one of its earliest proponents was John Harvey Kellogg, a medical doctor.
Kellogg frequently lectured on colon therapy and recommended colonics for many conditions, such as depression and arthritis.
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