How Many Bowel Movements Are Normal?
You should be eliminating 2-3 times per day or as often as you eat. If you eat 3 meals it means you should have 3 meals coming out the next day. From the time you eat to the time you eliminate should be 17-24 hours. It should be a minimum of 2 feet and 1 ½ to 2” in diameter. If you are getting enough fiber in your diet, your feces should float. Other characteristics of healthy elimination are light color, it should break apart when you flush and there shouldn’t be any odor. You shouldn’t have to strain or push. If you have diarrhea, loose stools or a combination of loose then hard stools, your colon is probably unbalanced.
Will I Loose Beneficial Bacteria from Colon Hydrotherapy?
If you aren't eliminating a minimum of 2 feet per day and it’s not a bulky load you probably have a toxic colon. Having a toxic colon would inhibit good bacteria from flourishing so during a colon hydrotherapy session you are wiping out old, stagnant, foul fecal matter and bacteria. After your session and everyday for that matter , you should take an oral probiotic (friendly flora). You can also incorporate fermented foods with meals to add beneficial probiotics to your body.
What Is Auto-Intoxication?
When the colon walls become coated with fecal matter than hasn’t been eliminated toxins back up into your system. This hampers the absorption of vitamins and nutrients; it also creates a breeding ground for bad bacteria.
Are Laxatives and Colon Cleanses The Same?
No, your colon does the work of taking in the water and pushing it out. Because only purified water is used, it is impossible for the colon to become dependent. The more colon irrigations you have, the stronger your colon will become and it will be able to function normally on its own.
How Does A Person Feel After A Colon Hydrotherapy Session?
Most people feel great as I do. I can honestly say that I feel like a million bucks afterwards and have an incredible day. Most people notice they don’t feel as heavy or bloated and they feel a lot lighter. More energy (due to elimination of toxins), better digestion and less gas are just a few benefits. You may feel as though you have a stuffy nose after and this is completely normal. It is just a result of some toxins being reabsorbed back into your body.
How Does A Person Know If They’ll Benefit From Colon Hydrotherapy?
Everyone can benefit from detoxing and cleansing if they do not have any Contraindications. “See Below for details” Each day our bodies are exposed to toxins and pollutants from the air we breath, the foods we feed our bodies and the water we drink. Refined foods, low fiber foods, lack of water and exercise, poor digestion and, of course, STRESS all play a part in our GI health problem. When toxins build-up faster than they can be eliminated, the toxins accumulate and create an unhealthy environment leading to sickness, disease and chronic inflammation.
Do Colon Cleansers Work With Colon Hydrotherapy?
Most generally Yes. Colon cleansers work to create bulk due to their fiber content so the transit time is faster rather than slower. Fiber also carries moisture which helps to soften existing fecal matter. Colon Hydrotherapy is an effective way to loosen and clean the turns and pockets in the colon. Colon Cleansers can’t do that alone. Eating a clean diet, receiving colon hydrotherapy sessions and supplementing with a colon cleanser is the best way to insure a clean healthy colon !!
How Long Is The Large Intestine?
Your large intestine (colon) is 5-6 feet long and 2 ½ inches in diameter. The digestive system, from mouth to rectum is 22 feet long in most people.
Are Cleanses Safe for Me?
Yes, Definitely! A cleanse is done with disposable tubing (the size of a pencil with a rounded smooth tip) and everything is disinfected after each session. The water is purified so you are receiving chemical, and contaminant free water. If you have a clogged colon, the good bacteria can’t survive and is overwhelmed with the bad bacteria. A cleanse will remove both the good and bad. You should take an oral probiotic after each session to help restore healthy flora. We have probiotics to purchase at our office. Most people eliminate once every 2-3 days. Think about what is building up in your system? This build up can absorb right back into your system potentially causing inflammation and dis-ease in the body.
Will I experience Pain or Discomfort?
No. If you experience a cramping feeling during your session it’s because your colon isn’t used to working so hard to push out dry, hard fecal matter. The colon can become weak when you aren’t having daily bowel movements. The cramping feeling usually will subside after you eliminate. It is best to relax and listen to your body and eliminate when need be.
The Day of Your Colon Hydrotherapy Session
Drink as much water as possible up until you’re appointment.
Try not to eat anything 1-2 hours before coming in as that will allow for your body to digest what you had eaten earlier that day. (if you must eat have a fruit, spinach smoothie).
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time for paperwork if you were not able to fill it out ahead of time.
After your session, do not eat anything raw such as salads, spicy or rich foods/sauces. Ideal foods would be grilled or steamed vegetables, fruit smoothies with spinach, non-cream based soups. Avoid alcohol the day of your session.
You will be able to go about your normal daily activities. Try to avoid or limit strenuous activities.
Finally, relax and enjoy an overall feeling of wellbeing!
The Day Before Your Colon Hydrotherapy Session
Try to drink half your body weight in ounces of purified water throughout the day (if your not at that level start adding more each day). That will help to rehydrate your body and it will make your cleansing experience more thorough. Add Ionic Trace Minerals to any water you drink on a daily basis.(we have the minerals for sale at our office).
AVOID alcohol, dairy, meat, fried foods and sugar.
CONSUME as much fruits, vegetables and salads as you would like.(it is very important to chew your food 20-30 chews before swallowing).
It should be 50% of your diet the day before your cleanse session and remember the more living (not heated over 118 degrees) fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouts you eat the healthier you will be!