Today I got my first colon. In fact, I had to write a blog post about this ASAP so it’s pretty wild. Some of this can be a little TMI. There is no way around it. We really have to get down and smudge the details. Fasten your seat belt.
First and foremost – WTF is the colon?
Colon or colonic hydrotherapy is to flush the colon (5 feet long!!!) with warm water (up to 16 gallons!!!) to hydrate and cleanse of all toxins. Your colon is where waste products leave the body, and it’s not just food waste, it’s also waste from the bloodstream. increase. Your body usually knows how to clear out toxins on its own, but sometimes it needs help. This is when the colon enters chat. .
Before I explain the supposed benefits of the colon, I’m not a doctor. This is not medical advice. As always, do your own research. There are medical professionals who are “fans” of the colon, but of course there are others who are not. I’ll also share some of the risks people are talking about.
+ Helps remove toxins from the body.
+ Helps improve gut health: Your gut plays a huge role in your overall health, immune system, mood (!!!) and nutrient absorption.
+ Maintain regularity and prevent constipation.
+ Boosts Energy: You don’t have to spend energy to expel toxins, so your energy can be used elsewhere, which boosts your overall energy.
+ Helps You Lose Weight: Your colon can hold up to 8 servings of food before it is digested. Colon hydrotherapy can help get rid of it and kick-start your metabolism.
+ Clear skin: When toxins return to the bloodstream, they often try to re-exit the skin (aka acne!).
+ helps clear negative energy in the body.
+ Bacterial imbalance: flushing the colon. The colon also has good bacteria that are shed along with the bad bacteria. You need good bacteria to detoxify and support your immune system. I asked about this when I had my colon and my practitioner actually did a probiotic injection (enema) at the end to make sure you still had that good bacteria. It is also recommended to take probiotics after treatment.
+ Postcolon upset stomach and dehydration. Colonoscopies stir up toxins and for some people, stomach problems remain after the procedure and can lead to dehydration. So far no nausea or stomach problems!
+ Infections, rectal and/or intestinal lacerations – these are more rare and are the main reason why an investigation should be done on the person you see. If you do not do this correctly, serious problems may occur.
+ A quick note on constipation: Your colon can help you get rid of situational constipation, but if you have chronic constipation, there could be something else going on and you need to change things. I don’t want to rely on the colon to proceed. If constipation persists, see a doctor instead of the colon. Your body should know how to eliminate toxins on its own.
Moral of the story – don’t meet anyone. Meet someone who knows what they are doing and is familiar with the colon and do a thorough investigation!
Well, actually for several reasons.
First of all, I like to try new things. I’ve always wanted to try something.When a trusted friend told me she’d been doing them for a while and nothing but changed her life, I was all in on it. Please sign up.
Second, I’m getting married in 3 weeks, and as I said above, I have a few more quarantine pounds to lose. I figured this might be the boost I needed.
Energy is next!! I am all about energy, both in how much energy I have as a human being and in clearing negative energy from my body. It can help people feel better and give them an overall ‘lightness’.
Finally, I’ve heard that the colon is very beneficial for people with autoimmune diseases & I have Graves’ disease so thought this would really help. Hmm, I hope this helps calm my thyroid function!
Now – for good. Let’s discuss my colon experience. It was really very interesting and something I had never experienced before in my life.
I had to prepare for the appointment by avoiding carbs and sugar, drinking lots of water, and eating mostly fruits/vegetables/green juices.
i went to Ciara at Living Water Wellness (If you’re in San Diego, say my name and get $50 off!), she was amazing. Once that was done, it was time for her colon. She put me in a gown, completely undressed her, and went to the bathroom to make sure everything was clean (even her bladder!).
Then I lay on my side on the table and she grabbed my tube and told me to take a deep breath. She wasn’t in pain, but she wasn’t comfortable. My best tip is to try really hard to relax. Being stressed and “clenching” makes it more difficult and uncomfortable.
Once I got in it was fine and the water started coming out…and wow.
I don’t know how to say this gracefully, but let’s say I was scared to go to the bathroom at her table, I feel like I have to go BAD. This is normal, but it doesn’t feel the best when you’re lying at the table with someone by your side. My stomach was slightly cramping and bubbly (gas escaping), and it was just… unlike anything I’ve ever felt. Not painful, but certainly not comfortable.
She turned the water on and then turned it off – the time when I felt most uncomfortable was when the water was on (obviously) and when she turned it off I took a break. ..and that’s when the “toxins” leave.Through the tube, I could literally see it happen. TBH- I closed my eyes. I didn’t want to see it and I felt weird that someone else was watching it!!! I’m very private when it comes to the bathroom business so I felt pretty vulnerable in this moment But Ciara made me feel very comfortable and encouraged me to take a look.
She massaged my stomach to help things out. The whole thing lasted about 45 minutes. When we were done she took the tube off, which was the most uncomfortable part for me (I can’t explain, it just felt weird). “. I didn’t. She said it was fine.
Usually the first one was said to produce the least amount of toxins – she says the second one gives much higher results. smile).
After my treatment, I sat in her infrared sauna for 30 minutes (bonus treatment for sweating out more toxins) and went home. I ended up napping for an inordinate amount of time. Online, fatigue is normal and means your body is properly cleansed.
Overall, I feel good about it and plan to do two more before the wedding. Then follow up monthly to keep things going!!