All natural healers know that Death (or Life) Begins in the Gut.
Flushing out waste from the colon has been practiced since 1300 BC. Early fathers of medicine, Hippocrates and Galen were strong advocates of colon cleansing as a medicinal tool when technology were less sophisticated.
Dr Normal Walker and Dr Bernard Jensen (natural healing practitioners) both stressed the importance of receiving regular colonics as part of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, until the 1930’s colon hydrotherapy was commonly practiced in many hospitals and clinics.
Unfortunately, with the advancement of technology and pharmaceutical, drugs took over healthcare and colon hydrotherapy ceased to be practiced. People are now realizing again, the benefits of doing a colonics and are turning back to natural healthcare.
Colon Irrigation (Hydrotherapy) or Colonics
Over the years, when we consume processed food, GMO’s and artificial additives in our foods, it’s a good idea to do a seasonal series of colon cleansing.
For people who suffer from chronic constipation, juicing takes time to move the sludge in their intestines, whereas colon hydrotherapy might be a “quicker” solution for them.
A colonic, or hydrotherapy session, gently cleans the whole large intestine, the sigmoid, descending, transverse, ascending parts of the colon as well as the cecum. However, because it cannot reach the small intestines, doing a colon hydrotherapy together with juicing and/or gastrointestinal cleanse will really maximize the cleanse many times over.
As the name implies, colon hydrotherapy is the process of cleansing the colon (lower intestines) with filtered water. A lubricated, disposable tube is inserted about 2 inches into the rectum. Then, the filtered body-temperature water is allowed to flow into the rectum (without any pressure).
The water fills the colon and gradually and gently breaks up the compacted fecal matters and allow them to flow out through the outlet, into a clear plastic viewing tube. In some clinics, the setting is such that you will be able to see what comes out.
Just by observing this, the colon hydrotherapist will be able to tell you the condition of your digestive system, the presence of parasites, toxins, mucus and other clues that will aid them in helping you improve your health.
Doing a series of colonics is extremely valuable in helping the body to heal from all ailments. By simply clearing out the toxins, it will help your digestive system to be more efficient and ready for a natural healing process. It will also strengthen and tone your intestines, and resume a normal peristalsis, but a change in dietary lifestyle needs to follow, for continued healing.
Our gastrointestinal tract is about 21-23 feet long in an average adult. Absorption of nutrients are at the small (upper) intestines. An unhealthy and “clogged” gastrointestines cannot absorb nutrients from food as efficiently. Although juices are best for people in this situation, a gastrointestinal cleanse will do so much better in conjunction with drinking juices.
Due to our faulty diet, old fecal matters from undigested food are left behind, lining the walls throughout the digestive tract. These matters “hardened up” through the years and cause nutrients absorption to be weaker and weaker. This “old fecal matters” lining the wall of the digestive tract is what we want to remove.
A gastrointestinal cleanse is targeted to the upper (small) intestines, whereas colon hydrotherapy targets the lower intestines (colon).
When doing a detox, start by gradually eliminating/reducing these foods from your diet: Meat, processed foods, dairy products, sugar and flour products, sodas, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. Prepare your body for HEALING!
Then add gastrointestinal cleansing foods that can be taken in the form of fiber drinks, or eating foods that are high in fiber. Fiber drinks expand 15-20 times it’s own size when consumed, thus it works like a “broom” cleaning the gastrointestinal tract walls as it makes its way down. Here’s a complete guide on doing a thorough gastrointestinal cleanse.
Many health problems arise when your gastrointestinal tract health is compromised.