MY ONE MINUTE PITCH
Gravity-fed colonics were traditionally administered in hospitals by nurses until pharmaceutical companies began pushing pills. Disease and any bodily disorder (including, but not limited to: headaches, migraines, acne, psoriasis, eczema, multiple sclerosis, cancer, etc) were intelligently traced down to inefficient evacuation of our septic tank, the colon. Delayed emptying of our bowels results in dysbiosis, where its contents begin to ferment and putrefy, resulting in gas and an overwhelming ratio of malevolent vs beneficial bacteria (the frontline of our immune system). The dominating harmful bacteria ultimately penetrate through the intestinal wall and infiltrate the blood stream, resulting in an inflammatory response and in extreme cases, an autoimmune response.
The colon, also known as your large intestine, is roughly five feet long! Cleansing the bowels promotes a healthy environment for your beneficial flora to communicate properly with your immune system and prevent noxious substances from penetrating the blood stream. This allows the blood stream to deliver proper nourishment to your cells as the body is better able to discern good from bad. Clearing fecal obstruction via colonics also allows your lymphatic system to efficiently eliminate cellular toxins from the body via the colon. This, in turn, results in a healthier metabolism (cellular turnover), which not only means healthy weight management, but also clear skin, increased energy, and a more youthful appearance!
More importantly, receiving colonics makes you happy. Defecating releases endorphins and according to Dr. Alejandro Junger, “Serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of happiness and well-being, is primarily manufactured in the gut – 90 percent of it, in fact.” When serotonin production is hampered due to fecal impaction, feelings of depression become more common. After a colonic, a general feeling of lightness ensues, as if weight were literally and figuratively lifted from the body!
I firmly believe that properly administered colonics are one of the greatest cleansing methods there is. In this type of colonic [gravity-centered], water is administered into the rectum by a speculum with split tubing, which simultaneously allows clean water to flow into the colon while water flows out of the body and directly into the sewage.
Okay, I know it doesn’t sound fun per se. But having a colonic is like having the underside of your car power washed for forty-five minutes. The gravity-method colonic shouldn’t hurt or feel excessively uncomfortable. The gentle pressure of warm water helps dissolve old waste from the walls of your colon and takes it right out. This old sludge in our digestive tract must be removed to help keep our “wheels” clear!
Our colon is the sewer system of the body and encases a large amount of the aging sludge we have been talking about. When our colon becomes overloaded, toxicity builds in the rest of our digestive tract, including our liver, kidneys, etc. When we clean the colon, we start a chain reaction of cleansing in other organs throughout the whole body.
Kimberly Snyder, C.N., The Beauty Detox Solution
After recommending high colonics for over forty years, I have concluded that a truly competent high colonic therapist is as valuable in the restoration of health as a highly skilled surgeon. Although the procedure is not as admired, and the techniques not as involved, the value of a colonic can, at time, be immeasurable. In some cases, it may even help to avoid surgical intervention. In severe or stubborn psoriatic-eczema conditions, I do not hesitate to recommend this form of hydrotherapy. One of my patients, having been on the regimen for two months without any appreciable results and having failed to respond as quickly as I had expected, took heed of my prodding and had two colonic irrigations in one week. Results were almost immediate. She began to clear up quickly, and within two more months her skin was free of all lesions. It has remained clear ever since. She remarked to me that the turning point was when she had the two colonic irrigations. It was from that moment that she knew she was going to be well.
Dr. John O.A. Pagano, Healing Psoriasis
Most people think of their feces as whatever the body didn’t want or need to absorb from the food they ate. But this is only half the story. The cells of the intestinal wall are capable of capturing other waste, such as mucus, fat, and toxins from our blood, and dumping it into the tube for elimination. This is the exact reverse of absorption. Even if you eat nothing, your body can form feces with this waste. I first noticed this during my first cleanse at We Care Spa. I ate nothing for ten days but I still produced stools. The average person usually passes remnants of food within two days, even if the system is backed up. Why, I wondered, was my body still passing waste? I later learned I was passing what is known as mucoid plaque. It was black and shaped like the foldings of the colon. Well into my detox, my body was starting to dig deep into my tissues for waste and dumping it into my digestive tube, where colonics then scraped it off like a dishwasher scrubbing at a dirty pot.”
Alejandro Junger, M.D., Clean Gut