The Colon Cleanse
What is colonic cleansing?
Colon cleansing is a safe, alternative method to treat many of our symptoms and problems. It’s not just for people with constipation, but for anyone who wishes to feel better and cleanse their body.
Cleansing is necessary to rid our body of toxins that accumulate as a result of an unhealthy diet, environmental pollution and chemicals, and a constant use of antibiotics.
When the colon is irritated by diet, stress, drugs, chemicals, and other ‘toxic’ substances, it tries to protect itself by producing excess mucus. This additional mucus can bind with the sludge from refined and processed foods, such as white flour, and build up on the wall of the bowel, narrowing the space through which the faeces pass. This layer of gluey, hardened faeces (known as colon / mucoid plaque) can weigh several kilos and makes an attractive home for harmful organisms (e.g. yeast, worms and bacteria!). It also lodges in pockets within the bowel, causing ballooning, diverticuli and inflammation. Even if you have regular bowel movements or diarrhea, don’t think that you have escaped this problem! The stools can still pass daily through an encrusted colon and leave behind the accumulated plaque residue on the walls reducing the inner diameter like a water pipe blocked by mineral deposits. Since the walls of the bowel which normally absorb nutrients from your food, are so encrusted, your absorption rate becomes dramatically reduced. This gives way to poor health and diminished lifestyle.
The function of the colon, the largest organ in the human body, is the absorption of nutrients, and the discharge of digestive wastes & toxins from our body. Over time and with our ever changing diets the colon retains a layer of plaque which affects our absorption of nutrients and can lead to a variety of illnesses, slight and major problems, just a few are listed below.
- Gas Bloating
- Weight Gain
- Mood Swings / Irritability
- PMS, breast & period pain
- Skin Problems
- Body aches & Pains
- Dull Eyes
- Bad Breath
- Gas and bloating
- Sore throat
- Impaired sexual response
Fasting allows the colon a period of rest, and with the aid of herbs and clays taken daily, it begins to clear. The colonic treatment is an integral and very important part of the detoxifying process, as any toxins that have been held in the body can be released during the fast, often causing discomfort: the colon cleanse will help sweep toxins out of the body quickly and efficiently.
How it works
Our Colonic treatments are self-administered. You will be given full instructions before your first treatment!
Using a gravity fed system, you introduce (via a very small bore tube inserted into the anus) an organic coffee / water mixture to the colon. You choose how much liquid to enter and when it is released. This in and out flow of water, together with gentle abdominal massage, will assist in removing the plaque layer from your colon. You will be amazed with the effect of this process, which can also relieve some the uncomfortable side effects of fasting that you may have in the first few days – many of our detoxers feel much better after their daily colonic and by the 3rd or 4th day actually look forward to them!
The colonic process usually takes about 30-40 minutes.
Are there Side Effects?
There are no side effects. It is not uncommon however, for some people to start to feel like they have a cold or a headache after a colonic. Toxins which have been lying dormant in the colon are now being flushed out and a small amount may be re-absorbed into the body’s system. This healing crisis passes quickly and the person will realise a feeling of well-being with further treatments.
Will colonics damage normal Intestinal Flora?
Colon Cleansing is a simple process that doesn’t require any drastic diet changes, or a complete fast. Will it definitely heal your symptoms? No one can promise you that. We all have different bodies, so different things work for different people. But it has worked for many people in healing their acne, Candida, brain fog, digestive problems, and sluggishness.
By the end of the regimen, most will feel the difference and feel livelier due to the removal of toxins, healthier bowels, no constipation, and faster transit times.
The colonic is self administered in a private room after detailed instruction and support.