Today’s blog post may not make good lunch table conversation, but it can and has saved lives. I can’t say that I’ve ever met someone who gets excited about colon hydrotherapy, but I can tell you there isn’t anyone who’s colon wouldn’t be in LOVE with you for having it done. Let’s take it back to grade school and discuss the 5 W’s of this treatment.
WHAT – Colon hydrotherapy is an ancient form of removing waste from your large intestine with filtered water. It is also referred to as a colonic, colon irrigation, colon therapy or high enema. From my experience it is a very safe, effective method of removing stored fecal matter, gas, mucus and other toxic substances from your colon without the use of chemicals or drugs. This process introduces purified filtered water into your colon and body waste is softened and loosened making it easy and painless to evacuate the body. This is repeated several times during a colon hydrotherapy session which last between 45 – 90 minutes. This includes the time it takes to discuss your medical history with your hydrotherapist, what will happen and changing clothes.
WHO – YOU if you have a colon! A healthy digestive tract gives up 2 – 3 bowel movements per day. This treatment will improve the health of your digestive tract and increase your transit time of how long it takes your food to exit once it has been eaten. The shorter the transit time the better because this gives your food less time to just sit around and rot in your body. In a healthy body a normal transit time is between 18 – 24 hours. However, the average transit time for the Western population is 60 to 100 hours. All thanks to our over-processed world of “food” or food like substances. An article from the Department of Public Health states that if you are not eliminating 2 -3 times per day you are to some degree constipated and this is a warning that your colon is not functioning properly. The slower the transit time the higher chance of the walls of your colon being lined with un-eliminated waste….you grossed out as I was yet? It’s okay…when you know better you do better!
WHY – Well if “who” didn’t do it how about this. The average person can carry up to 10 pounds of old waste in their colon. Yep that pesky 5 – 10 lbs. you’ve been trying to get rid of could be just this…old set up waste. Also it’s a fact that we are all exposed to THOUSANDS of toxins and chemicals everyday whether at home or work, through the air we breathe and food and water we take in and through any pharmaceutical drugs. This on top of sugar and processed foods being eaten more now in human history than ever before…that’s why. When you clean your colon you are decreasing your body’s toxicity. Look at it like changing your oil in your car on a regular basis. We all know where that could lead if not done…it can’t and won’t function properly as designed.
WHEN – The number and frequency of colon hydrotherapy will depend on your goals, dietary habits, intestinal health and lifestyle choices. Having one is the first step toward better colon health which is a part of your overall health. A series of 3 is normally recommended to get the full appreciation of what colonics can do for your body. After your first you and your hydrotherapist will discuss your personal frequency which could be once per month, quarterly or yearly. I do this every 6 months as a check up that my diet and lifestyle is still on track to great colon health…so far I’ve gotten a gold star... Your turn!
WHERE – Use Bing or Google to find a trusted provider in your area. Visit their site to read reviews and take them seriously. Also call and talk to the hydrotherapist to get a feel for their bed side manner. I’d even suggest doing as I did and visiting in person to feel the vibe and pick up some information. This is a big deal and you need to feel comfortable with who you are working with. If you go somewhere and they just say get undressed and sit on this tube – RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! When done correctly this is a very effective and relaxing experience.
If you just can not see the hydrotherapy bed in your future then know that a diet full of raw vegetables, fiber, water and a probiotic will have your colon in a great way. As always I hope this blog post helps you, your family or anyone you love on your journey to healthy natural living. Have you had colon hydrotherapy before? What was your experience and please shout out the name of the place you go to in case another reader in your area is looking. Sharing is caring. Also be sure to LIKE this post and SHARE it with all of your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!