Sixth in a series written by Josslyn Streett of Rain Shadow Reiki about Nutritional Healing and Juicing.
My First Colonic
For those of you who are sensitive to poop talk then please do not read any further. For those of you who would like to improve your health and think a colonic may be a part of that, then read on. I only include this part of my cleanse in the hopes that it helps others along their journey to health. I wouldn’t include it if I didn’t feel it was important in some way.
Colon Hydrotherapy Recommended
As part of the fruit and vegetable cleanse I am doing, my Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Ruth Urand, recommended I do one colon hydrotherapy a week for at least five weeks. She said this would help the cleanse along and make it easier for me and my body. That sounded good to me, but I had never had a colonic before and was a little freaked out about it. However, after my Medical Intuitive, Candia Sanders, also recommended colonics during a reading recently, I just figured I’d have to add it to the list of things to do for my health. I trust Candia and my doctor so I went for it. I’ve read about them in the past and know they are supposed to be really good for our health but didn’t really know how or why. Read about the WHY to do a colon cleanse down below.
Right off the bat, I’ll tell you, it was completely tolerable. In fact, there were parts of it that were quite comfortable. The colonic lasts longer than a PAP but is not as bad. (My women friends will know what that means.) I’ve read of other people’s experience’s being pretty bad but I had a very good experience. Some of this I attribute to my doctor who did it herself and was very gentle and kind. Some I attribute to my body which has always been quite regular, never constipated, and the rest I attribute to my already very healthy diet. From the reading I did to educate myself on the process of getting a colon hydrotherapy session, it seems, the healthier your diet going into the colonic, the easier time you will have. The more blocked up your colon is with processed foods, meats and toxins, the harder the process will be both during and after. I had some slight tenderness in my stomach area after but that is all. No issues at all.
During the Colon Hydrotherapy Session
Yes, they put a speculum up you behind area. Yes, they shoot warm water in one tube and the feces comes out the other tube. I somehow found the process fascinating. The warm water part, for me, felt nice. I felt cleaner afterwards. That felt good. My doctor was able to stop some of the outgoing feces in a clear tube and investigate it. She was able to identify some of what I had eaten. Even some of the beets and apples I had been juicing, she could still tell what it was. Amazing. We both were able to see one whole in tact slice of almond I had eaten on a salad. She said this told her that, one, I need to chew slower and better and two, I don’t have enough stomach acid to help break down my food. We will tackle the acid issue after the cleanse she said. I think intuitively I knew that I haven’t had enough stomach acid since I can’t eat beef and haven’t been able to since I was 24 years old. But, I didn’t know there was something she could do to help my body start making more. See, I learned something very important for my body. And, it didn’t even seem gross or weird that we were sitting here with tubes up my butt and looking closely at my poop. Interesting.
My Goal to Having Colonics
Having colonics goes along with one of my main goals for this cleanse, to detox my bowels and liver in order for my body to be able to heal itself and take in nutrients from the healthy fruits and vegetables that I eat. (Read my other goals in my blog The Cleanse.) My goals are the same as many people who have colonics where the overall goal is to clear the colon of large quantities of stagnant, possibly toxic wast that gets encrusted on colon walls. When this is done, the body no longer has to deal with wastes accumulated during a lifetime, and can use more of its own strength to heal itself and fight disease. Other goals also include:
- Improving mental outlook
- Improving the immune system
- Losing weight
- Reducing the risk of colon cancer
“Scientific research in both America and Europe have demonstrated that people in the richer nations carry within their bodies anywhere from 10 to 50 pounds of accumulated toxic materials. Although this material is stored throughout the body, the majority of it is stored in the colon.” The Koyfman Center
Day 3 of The Cleanse, Pray!
Since we are talking poop talk in this blog, lets just get it all over with. Lets talk about day three of the cleanse. YOU will be on the potty a lot! For both reasons. A lot! That is how you know you are detoxing. Use intention with all that time you have. Each time I’m on the toilet, I close my eyes, clear my head, and I thank my body and Divine Source for helping me to heal and for helping me LET GO of everything that is not helping me. Adding INTENTION to the cleanse process is of utmost importance to having a successful cleanse. Divine Source listens to all of our prayers and gratitude and so does our own personal unique energy system. The more we are grateful for our body being healthy the more our body will respond in that fashion. The more our body and spirit know what we want and are grateful for it, it will help us along all the faster.
The nutritionist at Join the Reboot says some diarrhea or constipation is normal but if it continues to consult your doctor. She also gives options to help with either diarrhea or constipation during the reboot. The support team offers a lot of good information and helpful hints along the way. So far I’m very impressed with their diet plans, meals and helpful hints.
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Read on for the WHY of having a Colon Cleanse
If you are not experiencing a bowel movement for each meal, you are storing that meal in your colon!
The benefits of colon cleansing, or colonic irrigation have long been known and practiced since 1500 BC. An early Egyptian medical document called the “Ether Papyrus”. Hippocrates (4th and 5th century BC.) was a proponent of colon cleansing for fever therapy.
In the early 20th century, Dr. Kellogg published a comprehensive approach to colon hydrotherapy which he advocated for use in treating many conditions such as liver toxicity, surgical shock, colitis and cholera. Before the advent of more modern medical techniques, many medical and health practitioners shared the philosophy that abnormal functioning of the intestinal canal was at the root of poor health and chronic disease.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a time-tested ancient method of treatment dating back to the Egyptian and Greek civilizations. Ancient Egyptians were one of the earliest known cultures to regularly use colon hydrotherapy for medicinal purposes.
Today’s colon hydrotherapy has come a long way from using the ancient techniques, however the benefits of this relaxing therapy has only increased and become more necessary.
Do you ever wonder what happens to that meal you did not eliminate?
If you are not experiencing a bowel movement for each meal, you are storing that meal in your colon!
Is Your Sunday Dinner Still in Your Gut the Following Friday?
The average American has only about three bowel movements a week. A healthy person with a good diet and proper elimination should have three bowel movements a day.
If you are having only a few bowel movements a week, at the end of one week, you are 18 bowel movements short! By the end of the month, you are 72 bowel movements behind. By the end of the year, you are 864 bowel movements behind (and storing all of that in your colon).
Death Begins in a Clogged Colon
It’s no wonder the body starts to break down and become diseased.
Let’s face it — if your infant or young child was not having regular bowel movements, would you be concerned? If your pet dog did not have daily bowel movements, would you bring your pet to the veterinarian? So why then, do American adults think it is ‘normal’ for them to only have a few bowel movements in one week?
Some interesting facts:
- 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
- In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is over mistaken for hunger.
- Mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.
- One glass of water stopped midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters in a University of Washington study.
- Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
- Some research shows that 8-10 glasses of water a day can significantly ease back and joint pain for many sufferers.
- Just a 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, and difficulty focusing.
More WHY of Having a Colon Cleanse
Info from http://www.gelisy.com
Many modern-day food products are known to be contaminated with chemicals, hormones, toxins and the like, and this combined with our bad eating habits generally can cause toxins to accumulate within our body which can reduce our natural defences against disease and immunity to illnesses.
Basic health begins with colon care. Eliminating undigested food particles, glandular and cellular debris, excess mucus, gas and parasites play an essential part in the digestive and assimilative process.
Due to technologies of food processing — the use of preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, and chemical and hormonal food additives the need for cleansing the colon has never been greater. Many of these toxins are reabsorbed into the bloodstream, lymph, liver, and nervous system, thus straining and eventually weakening the body’s defense against viruses and foreign bacteria.
The result is a breakdown which affects the body as a whole. An increased toxic load contributes to the problems associated with the colon: constipation, toxemia, colitis, diarrhea, skin blemishes, low back pain, and headaches ect.
Colonic irrigation helps to clean out the accumulation of stagnant toxin-producing matter in the colon pockets and keep the colon muscles toned. Improved muscle tone of the colon allows for the efficient removal of waste products from the body. Purification of the systems of the body helps restore internal balance and overall health.
What can Colonic hydrotherapy Help With ?
- Lifting of spirits
- Bad breath
- Improved sleep
- Colitis and flatulence
- Bloating and constipation
- Improved weight control
- Improved skin condition
- Improved sex drive
- Balancing of mood swings
- Toxic headaches
- Painful hemorrhoids
- Improved digestion
- Decrease in heartburn and indigestion
The following link has a humorous story about a woman and her husband and their first time going for a colonic. They had a much rougher time than I did.