Healing takes place “from the inside out ” Constantine Hering
Your Body: The house you live in
Your body is like a house that you live in. A home needs repair once and awhile – fixing a leaky faucet or the plumbing may clog up your living house, your body, also needs regular attention. Every function and activity in your body – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual – is dependent upon the attention that you give it.
The elimination of undigested or fermented food and other waste products is as important as the proper digestion and assimilation of food. In fact, great danger lies in toxemia (the body filling with toxic poisons) which is the outcome of neglected accumulation and failure to expel feces, debris, and other waste matter from the body on a regular basis.
Few of us realize that failure to effectively eliminate waste products from the body causes so much fermentation and putrefaction, that it can lead to disease and a shortened life. In fact, it has been acknowledged that much of ill health has its causes originating in a “dirty colon” and therefore, the body is unable to cleanse itself internally.
What is the colon?
The colon is the final part of the digestive track, extending from the cecum to the anus. It is about 5 feet long and has an average diameter of 2 ½ inches. The inner lining of the colon is equipped with sensitive nerves and glands responsible for the assimilation of food, especially vitamins, minerals and water. These glands also help to eliminate body waste from the system. In the presence of healthy intestinal, bacteria, certain vitamins are made and then absorbed.
How a toxic colon affects the body:
According to one of the leading poineers in naturopathic medicine, Dr. Bernard Jenson; when the bowel is underactive and overburdened, toxic wastes are able to leak through the bowel wall and into the bloodstream – aka leaky gut syndrome – The blood circulates these toxins throughout the body as well as depositing them into the tissues. Toxins accumulate, and eventually alter cellular function. When this occurs, digestion becomes poor, leading to only partially digested material, resulting in the body unable to utilize nutrients needed for optimal health.
Food should pass through the body every eighteen hours. Any food that spoils, ferments, forms gas, or causes a disturbance in the bowel also affects the rest of the body – When the bowel is not taken care of, its responses become sluggish and underactive.
A group of over 60 of Great Britain`s most prodigious physicians and surgeons related constipation to over 299 different pathological conditions which included heart trouble, cancer, mental disorders of all kinds, arthritis, and many others.
What is a colonic?
A colonic irrigation gently cleanses and exercises the colon by filling and emptying the colon with warm and cool water, alternately. During your colon irrigation, a trained technician skillfully massages your abdomen for the best results. Colonics remove waste matter from the entire 5 feet of the colon, from rectum to cecum. Without removal, these toxins can be reabsorbed into the blood stream and can cause many serious effects. Colonics re-tone the bowel and bring back normal bowel movements.
What is the difference between a colonic and an enema?
An enema (using 2 quarts of water) usually just flushes out the lower end of the colon, the sigmoid colon, where the waste matter (feces) collects. Colonic flushes water throughout the entire colon, from the rectum to cecum. Colonic action can soften years of dried hardened fecal crust lining the colon, and can remove gas, mucus, intestinal parasites and undigested food particle. Massage of the abdomen during the colonic and varied water temperatures improve the peristaltic (wave-like) motion of the colon and enhances vascular and lymphatic circulation. A colonic uses up to 15 gallons of water as compared to the 2 quarts of an enema.
Do I need Colonics?
Is stress a factor in your life? As a child or as an adult, have you regularly eaten fried foods or foods which are highly processed or which contained white flour, white sugar, chemicals, red meat, salt, or alcohol? Have you ever smoked Have you ever taken prescription drugs or used other street drugs such as marijuana? Have you ever lived in an area with high smog concentration for a period of time? Rare is the person who can answer no to all these questions. Unnatural stress and unnatural substances can play havoc with the sensitive colon.
How many colonics do I need?
One famous colon researcher believes that approximately 15 colonics can rebuild and rejuvenate the bowel and detoxify the body (to be followed, of course, by a healthy diet and proper living habits).
Although many clients have reported a big difference in the way they feel just after one colonic (having eliminated much old waste matter), we have found a series of colonics to be the most effective. Like the removal of plaster, the fecal buildup in the colon must be thoroughly soaked and saturated, in order that its removal may take place gradually, comfortably and effectively.
How do I prepare for a colonic?
Try to skip the meal before a colonic, if possible. As you fast, more pent-up toxins begin to be released into your system for cleansing. Likewise, eat lightly after colonic or just use liquids.
Castor oil packs on your lower abdomen can be used the night before your colonic. The pack helps to soften impacted material. This helps to prepare the bowel for the greatest release of toxins. Drink plenty of fluids the day before the colonic.
How long does a colonic last?
Colonic irrigations may last from 15 to 60 minutes. A typical colonic is about 40 minutes.
Also included in the treatment are therapeutic coffee, chlorophyll, aloe vera, and/or bentonite implants.
What should I do after a colonic?
Although a colonic will wash out much old toxic matter, it will also wash out the friendly bacteria if there are any. To help replace the normal colon bacteria, take one to two capsules of acidophilus or bifidus (which are found in a health colon), after your colonic. Also drink a little kefir (a naturally fermented dairy product which contains natural bacteria).
Rest after your colonic! It is a time for allowing your energy to go into the internal healing of your system and not for outer activity. It is best not to eat for several hours afterwards (or eat very light, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads). Drink plenty of fluids.
Is a colonic painful or embarrassing?
The idea of a colonic often reminds people of the smell and mass of an enema. Nothing could be further from the truth. After the gentle insertion of a small tube into the rectum, sterilized surgical tubing carries water in and washed out in a gently pressurized system – no mess, no fuss, no bother – you just relax in a professional atmosphere. Except for the brief insertion of the tube, you are completely covered with a sheet during your colonic.
You are in control of the situation at all times. Dr. Dickson is highly trained to meet your needs. Slight discomfort may occur briefly if you pass gas or old waste matter or have an extremely congested colon, but as you release these old poisons, your colon will regain new vigor in its lifelong service to you.
Although people are often needlessly fearful of taking colonics, after the actual experience, the standard comment is, “why, that wasn’t at all the way that I imagined it!” and they look forward to the next one. Don’t let unfounded fears stop you from taking one of the most health giving treatments available.
What are the benefits of colonics?
Colon irrigation has too many benefits to be listed here. As they work on raising the level of the functioning of the whole body. As previously stated, response to treatment is quicker and more effective after the administration of a series of colonic irrigations.
A few of the many common benefits are: the cleansing, antiseptic and solvent action on the intestines; hastens healing of the colon and thereby, elsewhere; has an anthelmintic action (removes worms or parasites); increases circulation, increases elimination through bowels and kidneys; assists the efficiency of the cardio-vascular and circulatory system; helps to tone the colon and promote peristalsis; can help to calm the nervous system.
Common symptoms of a congested colon:
- Gas – Belching or flatulence
- Not feeling good
- Protruding abdomen
- Lack of interest in work or play
- Loss of memory or concentration
- Difficulty losing weight
- Craving food
- Anxiety and worry
- Abdominal discomfort
- Menstrual problems
- Swelling of legs
- Skin problems
- Bad breath
- Cold hands and feet
- Poor appetite
Please call the office 905.842.6654 to schedule an appointment, or if you have any further questions.