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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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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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There are many things you can do to improve the health of your colon, and exercise is one of those things.
Even those already afflicted with a terrible condition such as colon cancer see the direct benefits of exercise in curbing the effects of the disease.
Studies show that patients who work out the most — two and one half hours of walking per week or more — were 28 to 42 percent less likely to die during the follow-up period compared to those who hardly exercised.
Not being physically active after a cancer diagnosis may lead to a 27 percent increased risk of death, the researchers say.
Another way to improve your colon health is through colon hydrotherapy.
Many knowledgeable detoxification and alternative wellness specialists (ourselves included) assert that the procedure rids your body of toxins and bad bacteria, with the ultimate aim of promoting a healthier you.
Countless clients can speak the benefits of the detox procedure, including superstar actor and environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio.
According to the Huffington Post, a close friend of DiCaprio’s claimed, “It can be very embarrassing, but now that he has had one, he loves it.”
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Let’s face it, constipation can be a very unpleasant experience — downright painful, even. Colon hydrotherapy is great for this, but we always like to mention other options as well. Thanks to a breathing technique developed by Russian doctors, passing waste doesn’t have to be so bad.
On his website “NormalBreathing.com,” Dr. Artour Rakhimov suggests a breathing exercise you can do while sitting on the toilet that will provide relief from constipation and its pain. Its steps are as follows:
* While sitting on the toilet, inhale slowly using your abdominal muscles, and exhale by relaxing your diaphragm – this slow breathing will increase blood oxygen levels.
* At the end of one of your slow exhales, pinch your nostrils and hold your breath until you feel you need to breathe again.
* When you release your nostrils, instead of following your urge to take a deep breath, take a shorter one using your diaphragm, and then immediately relax it.
What you’re trying to do is maintain your urge for a deep breath for 1 to 2 minutes in this manner, with simultaneous relaxation of all body muscles.
According to Dr. Rakhimov’s site “If you do this exercise, increased O2 and CO2 concentrations will bring quick relief from constipation and possible pain.”
And, as we mentioned, another way to help with intestinal blockage is to get a colonic. Obviously detoxification with colonics isn’t something you can do on your own, but many have felt relief from their constipation symptoms with the help of trained colonic irrigation specialist.
Whether you’re just looking to detox, or you’re feeling seriously blocked-up, our Santa Monica and Palos Verdes wellness specialists are here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us today:
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You may have heard recently about a couple that’s addicted to coffee enemas — the story was all over the headlines.
These two have around 100 coffee enemas per month — that’s about three or four per day. In all, they’ve had about 6,000 in the last two years.
It’s excessive, but it’s easy to see why they do it.
Coffee enemas were popularized by Dr. Max Gerson. They are a powerful method of detoxification, dilating the bile ducts in the liver so that toxins can freely flow out of the body.
For a full explanation, see “What is a coffee enema?”.
These powerful detoxifiers have been used to help cure a variety of illnesses. Most famously, Dr. Gerson used them as a treatment for cancer.
But while they come with an array of benefits, addiction is one of the downsides.
That’s why we always suggest talking to a licensed professional, like Octavia Zaccaro or Monica Leon, to discuss the components of a coffee enema before administering one yourself (Both our Santa Monica and Palos Verdes offices provide coffee implants to colonics sessions if requested in advance).
Why are coffee enemas addictive?
A lot of the addictive qualities of coffee enemas originate from the caffeine in the coffee. But the feeling experienced after the enema also adds to their additive nature.
“I love the way it makes me feel,” as one member of the addicted couple told ABCNews.com. “It gives me a sense of euphoria.”
That feeling is quite common with these kinds of enemas, and it’s certainly something to watch out for.
Kicking the addiction
Just like every other addiction, getting rid of this one takes time and patience.
One way to help the process is colon hydrotherapy. It’s another powerful detoxifier, capable of eliminating toxins from the body and helping to cure a wide range of ailments. Warm, sterile water is gently instilled into the rectum, flushing through the colon and eliminating waste and bad bacteria that have populated the digestive tract.
It gives the body a chance to heal naturally.
Other alternative health methods, like lymphatic massage and personalized detox programs, can also help eliminated addiction. But it’s best to consult with a professional before you embark on that journey.
Contact us whether you live in Santa Monica, Palos Verdes or LA, to discuss your personalized detox program before you start.
Want to be healthy? Take care of your gut. Each one of us is a tiny little planet, host to millions of creatures. Inside you live a population of non-human cells known as your microbiome. Specifically, they live in your intestines and digestive system. And more research is finding that those non-human cells are largely responsible for your health.
In the past, the microbiome has been linked to obesity, arthritis and high cholesterol. Now, new research is linking the gut to autism and irritable bowel disease as well. Up to 85 percent of children with autism also have gastrointestinal distress. And many researchers are starting to believe that the gut flora is directly connected to the overall health of an individual. That’s why is crucial to keep your gut as healthy as it can be.
In order to optimize your gut health, you want to maintain a balance of 85 percent good bacteria to 15 percent bad.
Here’s a quick guide to optimizing your flora:
1. Eat more fermented and cultured foods
The first and best way to maintain a healthy gut is to eat a lot of fermented or cultured foods. Fermented foods have been around for a long time and contain a very large amount of beneficial bacteria. Just make sure to avoid pasteurized versions, which may destroy some of the beneficial bacteria. Start small, adding about a half a tablespoon of fermented vegetables to each meal, and work up to a half a cup per meal. Try eating:
2. Cut out sugar or high fructose corn syrup
Sugar and high fructose corn syrup, which is typical of today’s processed foods, breeds bad bacteria. And that can cause disease. Limit your intake of foods containing those ingredients and increase your intake of raw, organic foods.
3. Get regular colon hydrotherapy
Especially if you’ve just started optimizing your microbiome, you need to give it a boost. Colonic irrigation can clean the toxins and bad bacteria from your body, allowing the good bacteria to flourish. You can call our Palos Verdes colonics office today to make an appointment.
4. Lymphatic massage
This is recommended for all respiratory and digestive imbalances. Gentle, melting touch focused on the abdomen, pelvis, chest and head is used to move toxins out of the body. It’s perfect for creating an ideal environment for your microbiome.