Do you want to shed a few extra kilos, increase your energy and feel renewed? It may be time to detoxify your colon!
At birth, the inner lining of our intestines is pink, clean and supple. Over time, however, the combination of poor diet, stress and exposure to environmental toxins may cause the intestines to become caked with debris, swollen and stagnant. It is the colon, or large bowel, where it becomes obvious that the most severe build-up occurs. It may be possible for the accumulated material to contribute several kilos to the weight of the colon.
For some people, weight loss may be a natural outcome of Colon Hydrotherapy. This is due to the accumulated waste which is solid and has weight. It has been suggested that it may be possible to have up to 3kg of faecal matter in the large intestine.
Mucus lubricates the colon, preventing trauma from the contents passing through it. These contents become increasingly solid as water is reabsorbed on the way through. When the body is under stress, and the body prepares for “fight or flight”, the mucus production is inhibited. In this situation, the body is unable to perform all of its functions at once. Digestion of food can wait until later!
Regrettably, toxicity is unavoidable. In our everyday lives, all of us are exposed to some form of toxins. Understanding how toxicity affects our health has now become crucial to achieving results. With our busy lifestyles today, it is no wonder so many people have constant bloating, abdominal discomfort and constipation. Unfortunately, we are prone to getting stressed, rushing meals and eating on the run. Initially, the escalation in diabetes and obesity has frequently been blamed on an ever-increasing sedentary lifestyle, along with refined processed food. It is now being proposed that the unremitting influence of a low-level chemical and inflammatory burden in the body may act as a deceptive poison inside the cells. This is pushing our body closer to the tipping point of chronic disease.
A wide range of common clinical conditions has been associated with toxicity including:
- Immune/autoimmune disorders;
- Reproductive and fertility issues;
- Abnormal cell regulation;
- Neurological disturbances; and
- Endocrine disorders, to name a few.
Supporting the nervous system and buffering stress with an individually designed nutritional program, may be of benefit. Not only may it assist you to cope with stress, but it may also aid your digestive and bowel function.
Dr Bernard Jensen states in his book “Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management” that: “Mucosal dysfunction occurs when the intestinal mucus lining becomes stagnant and putrefactive…. No longer does it serve the function of facilitating elimination of faecal material. Instead it degenerates several ways. It can become abscessed, in which case irritation, abrasions, ulcerations and bleeding can occur. Food passage can become very painful.
Mucus can dehydrate and accumulate due to increased viscid consistency. This causes layer upon layer to be built up until extreme constipation occurs. This old material becomes a source of infection and toxic absorption, holding many otherwise excreted products. It also greatly inhibits the absorption of nutrients and water, adding to nutritional crisis.” This may make it extremely difficult to empty the bowel.
It is important to remember that we are not powerless against toxicity. Enhancing the body’s natural detoxification capacity, whilst at the same time reducing the toxic load through healthy diet and lifestyle choices, is our best defence.
Are Toxins Tacking on the Kilos?
When the function of the colon or large bowel is sluggish, it may offer a hiding place for bacteria, fungi, yeasts and parasites that are harmful to human health. When those abnormal microbes start growing too freely, they challenge the “friendly” bacteria that inhabit the intestines. This may lead to an imbalance in the intestinal microflora. This may be characterised by inflammation and swelling in the bowel, gas and discomfort, and weight gain.
The large and small intestines are both an active front of the immune system. They trap and eliminate pathogens and harmful debris. The digestive system is one of the first screening systems against the daily load of bacteria, viruses, and parasites, that may challenge our immune system.
It is vital to ensure there are good populations of healthy intestinal flora specific to the immune system. This is particularly important where food allergies are dominant in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); during infections, and for general health re-inoculation.
These toxins are affecting every part of our body, not just the immune system. It is believed that when toxins build up in the colon, they may pass through the intestinal wall microscopically and negatively affect the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and nodes that protect, clean and drain the body of toxic substances. This may increase accumulations of toxic fluids in the tissues. Not only is the fluid retention uncomfortable, but it may also add a burden to the liver and kidneys, two of our major eliminative organs. If the liver is compromised, the ability to metabolise and remove fat may also be compromised. In addition, it is not uncommon to witness an increase in acne, skin rashes, eczema, and/or psoriasis, when the bowel elimination is sluggish.
If intestinal function is compromised or unhealthy, it may have a major impact on weight and health. “When the bowel fails, the whole body goes into nutritional crisis. Metabolic shock waves flow to every cell and tissue”, says nutritionist and chiropractor, Bernard Jensen. Bernard has treated thousands of colon patients during 60 years of practice using Colon Hydrotherapy.
Therefore, removing toxic waste from the bowel may lessen damaging bi-products recycling back into other parts of the body. Once the colon is clean, the metabolism may be more likely to work as it should. When this happens, a major obstacle to weight loss and clear skin may be eliminated.
What can you do?
Due to the common risk factors of psychological stress, consumption of a Western diet, a hygienic modern lifestyle, and consumption of antibiotics and other medications, almost everyone has some degree of dysbiosis. The longer dysbiosis is present, the more resistant it becomes. By reducing the toxin burden and improving toxin resistance, you may be able to restore digestive competency and rectify dysbiosis.
Following a prescribed program from your Naturopath is an essential foundation of detoxification. The use of natural supplements may help reduce the amount of inflammation, and therefore, allow the gut to begin healing. Not only may an individualised program help repair a leaky gut and protect against dysbiosis, it may provide complete nutrition for all phases of detoxification. Your program may also provide you with a faster and more effective relief from a multitude of symptoms of toxicity such as hormonal disorders, weight gain, headaches, diarrhoea, allergies and fatigue, among others.
Let us help you shed those unwanted kilos, renew your energy and feel revitalised. We may assist you in your commitment to better health! Call us on 4153 4112 to make an appointment.
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