August 29th 2005 - There’s no better time than Spring or Fall to clean out the old for a renewal of life. These two seasons bring about the biggest changes in many facets of our lives, so why not use their momentum to facilitate the internal cleansing process!
People like to take these times to clean out closets, air out their houses, tidy up the yard and garden, wash their cars, clean their garages, in addition to the every day cleaning chores around home. Most of us know that to keep our cars running properly we must change the oil at regular intervals, or if some electronics or appliances aren’t operating as they should, the first thing to do is to clean them. It is the same with our bodies. Keep the inside of the body clean and it works efficiently.
So how does the body become unclean inside? When the bacteria present in the gut act upon undigested food, intestinal toxemia happens. This interaction can produce toxic chemicals and gases. These toxins can then damage the mucosal lining of the intestines resulting in increased intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, and can spread around the body via the bloodstream. Waste products from the bacteria produce some extremely potent toxins which are just as damaging to the body as environmental toxins.
In the beginning stages of toxemia, the body usually has enough nutritional reserves to manage the stress so there may be no symptoms. But as time passes, harmful bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites can multiply, their toxic wastes overwhelming the body’s defenses, and crowding out the beneficial bacteria because the terrain has changed to favor multiplication of harmful organisms. We start to experience such symptoms as fatigue, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, skin disorders, brain fog, irritable bowel syndrome, joint and muscle pain. These symptoms may not be recognized as the result of digestive stress because they can occur anywhere in the body. Poor diet, lack of enzymes and HCL (hydrochloric acid), pharmaceuticals, NSAIDS, and hormones increase the body’s toxic load. The liver becomes overworked and sends toxins to other organs for help.
Colon hydrotherapy is one way to help the body deal with this toxic burden. This particular method is the therapeutic application of water into the colon (large intestine) and the procedure is capable of flushing the colon from anus to cecum (beginning to end). The water is warm and filtered. The Colon Therapist uses massage to relax abdominal muscles and insure all areas are adequately flushed. The colon is filled and emptied a few times during the session (approx. 45-60min.). There is no need for the client to leave the table to expel water. Water flows in and out a tube and through a clear viewing tube so you can see what’s eliminated. Water flow is controlled by the therapist who operates a special temperature and pressure controlled instrument. The instrument is FDA approved and there is no odor or health risk. Colon hydrotherapy also reduces the toxic load on the liver.
In addition to colonics, there are other factors to consider for keeping toxicity to a minimum and digestion at its peak. For instance, HCL and digestive enzymes may need to be supplemented. After age 35, these two things start to decline. ( I recommend that my clients purchase a juicer, and juice raw organic fruits and vegetables daily for the body to properly eliminate waste from the cells on up and to provide a good source of enzymes.) When that happens, some food is left undigested, causing it to putrify and create toxins which encourage harmful bacteria, fungi, and parasites.
Another necessary thing is beneficial bacteria. Healthy bacteria like bifidus and acidophilus must be dominant for a strong immune system. These bacteria are necessary for the fermentation of dietary fiber, resulting in fatty acid production which supports the production of new cells in the intestinal lining which, incidentally, rebuilds itself every 3-5 days.
Lastly is fiber which is indigestible and both soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber is in fruits and vegetables. Soluble fiber is found in grains and legumes. Fiber is important in the diet to keep your food moving instead of hanging out and fermenting. Fiber also makes a hospitable environment for friendly flora. It is important to supplement the diet with both soluble and insoluble fiber. This will definitely control blood sugar and cholesterol.
Don’t forget that liver and parasite cleanses should be done as well as intestinal cleansing. We cannot completely avoid toxins. The point is to cleanse as often as necessary to lessen the buildup of poisons and the energy loss it creates.
Paula Perkins, Colon Hydrotherapist https://www.facebook.com/colondetoxification/
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Some excerpts from "Renew Your Life" by Brenda Watson