Board Certified Gastrointestinal Surgeon Dr. Leonard Smith Endorses Colon Hydrotherapy
Leonard Smith is a prominent general, gastrointestinal and vascular surgeon, as well as an expert on nutrition and natural supplementation.
For the past 25 years, Dr. Smith has studied countless holistic medical programs, including those focusing on nutrition, exercise, chelation, stress management and the relevance of mental and spiritual attitude with regard to healing. Acknowledging the effectiveness of whole organic foods and nutritional supplementation, Dr. Smith strives to stay on the cutting edge of research and keep pace with the latest advances in the field of functional nutrition.
As a surgeon, Dr. Smith has experienced firsthand the problems associated with poor digestion and the surgical procedures that are often necessary as a result. Dr. Smith believes educating others is an essential part of his role as a doctor and has always incorporated teaching the basics of healthy digestion to his patients.
In addition to maintaining a private practice in general surgery and nutritional medicine, Dr. Smith’s work with cancer patients has driven him to pursue the purest ingredients available when choosing a product for his patients. His interest in formulating innovative products that are natural, safe and effective is a direct result of his commitment to cutting-edge research in functional nutrition, as well as his own wealth of knowledge about the human body.
Dr. Smith has been a member of the teaching staff and the clinical staff at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he received both his medical degree and Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He has lectured at the university on the topics of surgery and complementary medicine.
Dr. Smith completed his general and vascular surgery residency at the University of Miami and served as a surgical instructor and co-director of the surgical intensive care unit for two years afterward. Also a retired captain in the United States Air Force Reserve, Dr. Smith resides currently in Gainesville, Florida with his wife Jane.
Thirty years ago, Leonard Smith, M.D., of Gainsville, Florida graduated from medical school and eventually became board certified in general surgery by the American College of Surgery. For more than 25 years Dr. Smith has practiced as a specialist in gastrointestinal surgery. He has dealt with all types of colon difficulties, including operations for colon cancer, colon diverticulitis, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, and numbers of other internal organ problems.
“I am very well acquainted with the colon’s functions, and my true belief is that colon hydrotherapy is the perfect cleansing medium for preparing the patient for colonoscopy. It’s a much better way of getting the human colon ready for an operation than having a patient swallow a gallon of that presurgery solution known as ‘Colon-Go-Lytely.’ Instead, colon hydrotherapy allows the patient to avoid this solution’s noxious side effects of vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and other troubles,” Dr. Smith says.
“Moreover, seriously ill patients tend to be chronically constipated which results in generalized toxemia. It turns out that colon hydrotherapy is the gentlest and most effective treatment for a constipation problem. My recommendation for cancer patients is that they should undergo frequent colon hydrotherapy procedures to make sure the colon’s toxic burden is being kept at a minimum while their bodies are trying to heal,” affirms Dr. Smith. “While not a substitute for eating a high fiber diet, those cancer patients who take colon hydrotherapy often experience the elimination of their aches and pains, improvement of appetite, and they tolerate a tough healing process better.
“I also believe that normally healthy people will find it valuable to take colon hydrotherapy every couple of months in order to experience how well one feels when the colon is truly empty. It’s a fact that most people fail to fully evacuate the colon, something they don’t realize. People undergoing colon hydrotherapy on a prevention basis, are quite surprised at how much waste is removed by the procedure,” Dr. Smith says.
“Without reservation, my wish is to see it become an established procedure for many kinds of gastrointestinal problems. If medical centers, hospitals, and clinics installed colon hydrotherapy departments, they would find such departments just as efficacious for patients as their present treatment areas which are devoted to physiotherapy,” states Leonard Smith, MD “Such is my belief, and I do endorse this therapeutic program.”