A healthy, strong functioning colon is essential to maintaining good health. Your colon, together with the kidneys, lungs and skin are responsible for eliminating waste from the body. But over time, your colon may lose its ability to properly eliminate all waste from the large intestine especially in light of today's toxic lifestyles which expose our bodies to processed diets, prescription drugs, pesticides, chemicals and stress.
Elimination of Toxic Overload
If this happens, the colon may become saturated with harmful toxins. And through a process called 'autointoxication' these toxic substances can be transported into the bloodstream where the lymphatic and circulatory systems, as well as the lungs, liver and kidneys, become overburdened and expose you to serious health risks. Symptoms of toxic overload range from, headaches, lethargy, insomnia, menstrual problem, body odour, poor memory, fatigue, weakened immune system to name but a few. A colonic helps to rid the body of these toxins by cleansing and helping to expel the hardened waste material that has adhered to the walls of the large intestine allowing the colon and body systems to function more effectively. Thus helping to eliminate the above effects of toxic overload.
This in turn enables the bodies elimination organs to work at their optimum at a cellular level resulting in an increase in the bodies metabollic rate. This is particulary useful for those finding it difficult to loose weight, a colonic not only eliminates the built up waste which can account for anything from 2 to 25 extra pounds it can also assist your body in burning off the calories and fat more efficiently.
Improved and Regular Bowel Movements
A colonic not only supports the bodies essential elimination process it also re-educates and exercises the bowel. Through the introduction of varying degrees of cool and warm water the muscles of the bowel get stimulated and encourage peristalsis (the contraction and relaxation of the muscles that push the waste matter to the exit). This results in regular bowel movements which is especially good news for those suffering from digestive disorders. For those suffering from a hypersensitive bowel the treatment can be regulated to gently calm the muscles and help eradicate the uncomfortable painful spasms associated with those diseases.
It is widely recognised that as a nation we do not drink enough water, some of us although aware of the beneficial effects of total hydration find it difficult to consume the recommended 1.2 liters of water daily. Water makes up for about two thirds of our body weight. It is important for this to be maintained because most of the chemical reactions that happen in our cells need water. We also need water for our blood to be able to carry nutrients around the body. The body is continually losing water through our elimination organs e.g bowel, kidney,lungs and skin so it is essential that we replace this loss to enable our bodies to work efficiently. The effects of dehydration can be seen as headaches, lack of concentration and confusion and irritability. A colonic will not only totally hydrate your system it will also encourage you to drink more water. Once you have experienced the positive effects of total hydration you will be far more aware of the need to replenish your system with water and when.
Clarity of Mind
"Clear body, clear mind", is the phrase which is best exemplified by the purification process carried out by colonic irrigation. Besides the above mentioned benefits of colonic hydrotherapy, one can also observe its positive effects on the mind after treatment. An accumulation of toxins and dehydration can result in 'brain fog'. By ridding the body of these toxins and totally hydrating the system results in a feeling of being lighter and brighter and full of vitality.