Historians tell us that the practice of Colon Hydrotherapy or, in its most basic form, the enema, was first used by the ancient Egyptians. The Ebers Papyrus, of the 14th century B.C., and the Edwin Smith Papyrus (c. 1700 B.C.), both mention enemas and give directions for the use of the enema.
John Harvey Kellogg (February 26, 1852 – December 14, 1943) was an American medical doctor in Battle Creek, Michigan, who ran a sanitarium using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas, and exercise. Kellogg was an advocate of vegetarianism and is best known for the invention of the corn flakes breakfast cereal with his brother, Will Keith Kellogg.
Dr. Kellogg reported in 1917 in the Journal of American Medicine that in his treatment of gastrointestinal disease in over 40,000 cases, he had used surgery in only twenty cases. The rest were helped as a result of cleansing the bowels, diet and exercise.
The colon has been referred to as the sewer system of the body. It is the place where we store the waste material that most of us would rather not think about and most of us don’t until our health becomes poor or we feel constipated or have diarrhea. Periodic elimination of accumulated congestion in the bowel by colon hydrotherapy is beneficial to your health.
What is colon hydrotherapy?
Colon hydrotherapy is a gentle system used by a professional to instill water into the lower bowel where the pressure, temperature, and the flow of the liquid can be controlled to evacuate and cleanse the lower bowel. The waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This process is repeated a few times during a session. Today’s sophisticated technology makes this health practice both safe and sanitary. A session typically takes 45-55 minutes.
Why should I do colon cleansing?
A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. When the colon is not functioning properly, we know it, we feel it, yet we more often than not ignore the significance. Waste that is not thoroughly eliminated on a daily basis builds layer upon layer, giving off toxins that places the rest of the body on overload – an open invitation to illness and disease.
Our modern diet consists of refined, processed foods high in saturated fats and low in fiber contribute to many problems associated with the large intestine and health in general. The elimination of undigested food material and other waste products is as important as the digestion and assimilation of food.
Colon therapy is a safe and gentle way to soften and assist in the removal of these accumulated layers of toxic waste which not only benefits the colon but all of the organs and systems in the body. Digestion and absorption of nutrients improves. The release of toxins stimulates the immune system and cleanses the bloodstream. Colonics also help to restore muscle tone and normal peristalsis in the bowel, ultimately alleviating and preventing constipation. Colon hydrotherapy best benefits the body when used in combination with good nutrition, fiber and fluid intake as well as exercise.
Who should do colon hydrotherapy?
The people who need Colon Hydrotherapy are those that are exposed to toxins such as coffee, alcohol, illicit drugs, cigarette smoke, occupational chemicals, automotive exhaust, processed foods, preservatives & additives, medications, etc. When our bodies are continually exposed to these substances, they must be detoxified by our liver and then excreted through the major organs or elimination i.e. colon, skin, kidney & lungs.
The colon is the primary organ of elimination. When one eliminative organ is backed up or not functioning optimally, this places an extra burden upon other organs of elimination. The skin develops eruptions and odorous perspiration. The lungs develop bad breath and fatigue. The kidneys begin to secrete malodorous urine. General symptoms of headache, poor concentration, fatigue, indigestion and body aches develop when our elimination organs are overburdened. Good health is as much a function of our bowel elimination as the quality of food we eat. Consider over 400 million dollars spent annually on laxatives in the United States. Diets high in saturated fat and processed food are a known risk factor for colon cancer. Every year 140,000 Americans are diagnosed as having colon-rectal cancer. Of this population 44% will die as a result of the disease. Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. today. At least 2 million people suffer from colitis, ileitis & diverticulitus and 100,000 Americans have a colostomy each year.
Cancer of the colon, liver, lymph, and digestive system and other toxin related damage can be prevented so easily. Just a few changes in your lifestyle is all it takes.