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What disease is second to heart disease as the leading cause of death in the US?  Cancer!  And colorectal cancer is the second most common form of cancer death in western countries!

How the Health of our Colon Affects Our Total Health.

The colon is composed of the large intestine, rectum and anus.  It comprises 5 – 6 feet of the roughly 29 foot long gastrointestinal tract.  Some of the normal functions of the colon are: 1) the final digestion and assimilation of our food, 2) retrieval and resorption of water, and, 3) elimination of wastes, toxins and digestive residue.

The Royal Society of Medicine in London, England, identified 22 poisons originating in a toxic colon.  They concluded that "every organ of the body is affected by reabsorbed poisons from the colon…. constantly bathing the delicate cells."  This is called Auto-intoxication, the body poisoning itself resulting in many forms of sickness.  The chart below shows the organs affected and the impact on our well-being:

Poisons backed-up in the:

Affect on the body

Nervous system

Irritable, depressed

Heart

Weak

Stomach

Bloated

Lungs

Foul Breath

Skin (elimination organ)

Sallow, wrinkled

Glands

Tired, feeling old

The Cause of Autointoxication is putrefaction within the intestinal tract.  Dr. Kellogg (of cereal fame) performed many autopsies during his career, and often found 8 to 25 pounds of fecal matter in the colon of the average person.  Thus, the transverse colon prolapses, or drops a few inches below the navel, causing the little pot belly!

Other contributing factors to autointoxication include improper diet, insufficient exercise, stress, overeating and ignoring the "call of nature."

Much of our food is subjected to processing which includes refining, frying, and over-cooking, saturating the mineral elements of our food with oil or grease.  As a result of this food altering, the digestive organs cannot process the minerals efficiently and they are passed from the small intestine into the colon as wastes.  The consumption of mucous-producing foods such as meat, dairy products, and flour, leaves a glue-like coating on the wall of the colon which accumulates layer by layer into a hard rubbery crust.  The diameter of the colon is reduced like a water pipe blocked by mineral deposits, and eventually the opening narrows making it more difficult to: 1) pass wastes through, and, 2) to absorb nutrients in the last phase of digestion.  Subsequently, constipation follows when the muscular contractions known as peristalsis can no longer sweep the hardened feces along the digestive canal.

On the other hand, one can even have several bowel movements a day and still be constipated!  The movements are usually smaller and occur more often because the inner diameter of the colon has been reduced.  The body reacts to this constriction by stepping up the frequency of the peristalsis wave action in an attempt to cause wastes to exit the body.

Evidence suggests that diets high in meat and fat, and low in fiber, increase colorectal cancer risk.  One explanation is that the by-products of meat breakdown sit in the colon for long periods of time and become cancer forming.

Good health requires two or three effortless bowel movements a day without cramps or bloating, just like an infant!  The normal transit time should be 8 to14 hours.  This means the prevailing notion of a single bowel movement in the morning, is inconsistent with the motility requirements of the bowel.

One tool, which has proven invaluable by many physicians for people with bowel issues, even averting surgery, is Entero-lavage, otherwise known as Colonic Irrigation/ Hydrotherapy.  A colon irrigation using a Gravitational Method is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas, and accumulated fecal matter.  Unlike a home enema, a col-enema does not involve the retention of water.  There is minimal discomfort and internal pressure, just a steady gentle gravity-flow in and out of the colon, of temperature-controlled water.  At the same time, an abdominal massage is given to stimulate the colon to recover its natural shape, tone, and peristaltic wave action.  The contents are expelled via a tube (no smell, no mess).Modesty is given top priority during this ~30 minute process.

How Many Col-enemas Do I Need?  The number of sessions will vary based on the individual and his/her condition.  It may take a series of col-enemas to sufficiently soften and loosen the accumulated fecal material.  Some people may not have startling results for the first few sessions.  But there may be the enema effect, which is the reflex upon various body parts caused by fluid entered into the body through the lower colon.  Stimulating the colon by means of hydrotherapy causes healing reflexes or referred activity, in many parts of the body.  Even when little or nothing is rinsed out of the colon, a col-enema or quick succession of col-enemas, leaves one feeling light and more energetic and can constitute a powerful impetus for the body to heal itself.

The suggested series is two col-enemas per week for six weeks.  Once the colon is clean, it is advisable to have a col-enema every one to two months to maintain a healthy colon environment.  A good time is at the change of seasons when diet and exercise patterns often change.You should have a col-enema before, during, and after a "fast" to hasten the removal of toxic waste; and it is alsobeneficial during the cold and flu season.

Colonic irrigation is most effective when employed in combination with exercise and a proper diet of non-mucous producing foods, i.e., fresh fruits, vegetables and certain herbs.

What Are the Side Effects?  Virtually, none.  It is not uncommon, however, for some people to start feeling like they have a cold or headache after a col-enema.  Toxins which have been lying dormant in the colon are now being flushed out, and a small amount may be re-absorbed into the body's system.  This healing crisis will pass quickly and may be less acute with subsequent visits.

Will Col-enemas Damage the Normal Intestinal Flora?  No.  One of the functions of the first half of the colon is to gather the healthy intestinal flora needed.  With fecal encrustation, it is difficult for the colon to produce the necessary intestinal flora.  The resulting lack of lubrication intensifies a state of constipation and generates toxemia.  This upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance and the growth of friendly bacteria is stunted.  Cleansing the colon will help bring the acid-alkaline ratio back into balance.  In this environment, the friendly bacteria will again thrive, and disease causing bacteria will find it difficult to develop.

Indications & Contraindications. 

Colon Hydrotherapy has been shown to be beneficial for the following conditions:

  • Acute fecal impaction
  • Constipation
  • Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Parasitic infections
  • Atonic colon
  • Spastic colon
  • Abdominal distention/flatulence
  • Hemorrhoids (mild to moderate)
  • Intestinal toxemia
  • Nutrient supplementation via rectum
  • Diverticulosis
  • Balance physiological flora of large intestine

 

  • Mucous colitis
  • Fever therapy
  • Hyper/hypothermia
  • Paraplegics & Quadraplegics (bowel training)
  • Prevention (maintain health)
  • Body odor
  • Candida- yeast
  • Preparation for diagnostic study of the large intestine
  • Barium enema -  2 or 3 times before and after (until water runs clear)


Indications Under Prescription & Direct Physician Supervision:

  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative  colitis (bloody stools and mucous)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • On site preparation following trauma
  • Early pregnancy (up to 4 months)

 


Contraindications for Colon Hydrotherapy:

  • Severe cardiac disease (uncontrolled hypertension or congestive heart failure)
  • Fissures/fistulas (cracks)
  • Severe anemia
  • GI hemorrhage/ perforation
  • Severe hemorrhoids
  • Cancer (debilitated)
  • Cirrhosis
  • CA of the colon
  • Aneurysm
  • Advanced pregnancy
  • Abdominal hernia
  • Recent colon surgery
  • Renal insufficiency
 


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