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By: Louis Dorman
That was the question on my mind when I was told about this little secret. I was having dinner with Chris Slatt who is a long jumper. He explained that many other athletes use this type of "treatment". I also heard that many pro bodybuilders do this - One of the reasons is because they eat a lot of steak.
Anyways, I decided to make an appointment with a local place in Arizona and see what was so special about it.
When I first got there I read a pamphlet about all the benefits and how the "procedure" was done. I was asked to empty my bladder before the session began.
Then to go to a private room with a bed, comfortable music and a machine that looked like it came from a submarine. The therapist came in and explained the treatment and answered my many questions.
The therapist showed me a new plastic disposable speculum kit in its sealed bag - this was to ensure it has never been used. As I lied comfortably on the bed she began the colonic.
A colonic session uses anywhere from 25 to 35 gallons of water. This water is slowly entered into the colon in a session lasting up to 45 minutes. The colon size is approximately one gallon in volume. This of course can vary depending on the size and condition of your colon.
A Healthy Colon Is A Happy Colon!
Many years of poor eating, stress, very little exercise, illnesses, drinking, pill popping, indigestion, constipation, the use of laxatives - It's all very hard on the colon.
When this becomes too much for your colon to handle, it will no longer function like it's suppose to. Undigested food and body wastes accumulate, harden and become fixed into the walls of your colon further threatening complete elimination from the body.
Wondering Where Those Extra Pounds Came From?
Over time, accumulated fecal matter causes the colon to become distorted in shape as anywhere from 4 to 40 pounds of fecal matter can add up.
This puts an unwanted/unneeded strain on the surrounding organs, the nervous system and even inhibits with the absorption of essential nutrients your body needs from the colon.
Am I Toxic?
Unfortunately, we take much better care of our outward body, which includes our face and hair and do not think much about what is going on inside our body. When the daily strictness and diets of modern life surround us, the colon or large intestine becomes the repository of accumulated toxins - which may disable the body's purification system.
The useless material ends up reentering our body's blood stream, getting deposited in our cells instead of passing on its way. As a result - we feel and perform far below our potential.
A few of the symptoms of an impacted colon can make us feel sluggish, bloated and cause headaches, foggy thinking.
Once the impacted fecal waste is removed, your colon can begin again to cooperate as it's suppose to. In this very real sense a colonic is a "rejuvenation treatment."
Colon Hydrotherapy stimulates reflex points. Every system and organ of the body is connected to the colon by reflex points. A colonic irrigation stimulates these points, thereby affecting the corresponding body parts in a beneficial way.
Why Not Use Enemas, Suppositories Or A Laxative To Cleanse The Colon?
Enemas are useful for emptying the rectum, which are the lowest 8 to 12 inches of the colon. Usually, one or two quarts of water are used to do that.
Suppositories are intended to accomplish the same results.
Laxatives, particularly herbal laxatives are formulated for various results such as, relief of temporary constipation and to build up the tone of the colon muscle.
However, the best way to cleanse the colon without any question is by performing Colon Hydrotherapy.
What Can Cause Constipation?
Particularly, it is from not drinking enough water. Drinking soda, alcohol or coffee is all dehydrating to the body. Not eating enough veggies and fruit that contain the fiber you need to stimulate the digestive tract.
Not chewing food properly, and/or poor food combinations. Constipation is very uncomfortable, it can cause you to bloat, and have a distended abdomen. Constipation can also cause you to strain which causes hemorrhoids.
15 Reasons For Colonic Therapy
Some people don't have any noticeable bowel trouble, but are afraid of the many diseases of the colon. Others may feel that their diet may be poor, and they just want to keep their colon clean or some just enjoy colonic therapy every now and again.
When diet, stress, drugs, chemicals, and other substance irritate the colon, it tries to protect itself by producing more mucus. This additional mucus can bind with the sludge from refined foods and leave behind accumulated residue on the colon - even if you are having regular bowel movements.
-Inability to lose weight
-Irritable bowel syndrome
-Lower back pain
-Not feeling well
-Poor attention span
Colon Hydrotherapy can be most beneficial in helping to restore good health by:
-Allowing clearer passage of nutrients into the blood.
-Clearing the colon of old, hardened, waste material and harmful toxins.
-Increasing prevention of toxic absorption through healthy mucosa.
-Promoting a return of normal and regular bowel movements.
-Providing a favorable environment for bacteria and microflora for digestion.
-Restoring proper pH balance to the body
-Strengthening peristaltic (natural muscular contraction) activity in the colon.