Use Probiotics To Help Prevent Colds And Flu This Winter Season

Probiotics aid in the nourishment and defense of the entire body, not just the digestive tract. Recent evidence has shown that probiotics can help fend off colds and flu. When you have an abundance of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract, it’s harder for pathogenic bacteria to invade your system. “Probiotics go beyond the gut to influence other systems” notes gastroenterologist and researcher Sonia Michail, MD. To learn more about how probiotics can aid in the fight against colds and flu this winter season, read the following article:

Problems Caused By Intestinal Plaque

We are all aware of the importance of preventing plaque from building up on our teeth or in our arteries, but it is equally important to prevent plaque from building up in the intestinal system. Plaque is a sticky film that is made up of living, microscopic organisms that contain bad bacteria, yeast, and parasites. This film compromises your nutrient absorption and as it builds up it impairs your immune system. It is extremely important to remove plaque from the intestines and to prevent any build up from occurring. The following article describes the dangers of intestinal plaque and how to get rid of it naturally.

Improve Your Health By Eliminating Soda!

If you still drink soda, stopping the habit is an easy way to improve your health. If you must drink a carbonated beverage, try sparkling mineral water with a squirt of lime or lemon juice.  There is absolutely NO REASON your kids should ever drink soda. No excuses. The elimination of soft drinks is one of the most crucial factors to deal with many of the health problems you or your children suffer. Read the following article to discover what happens inside your body when you consume a soda.



What is colon hydrotherapy?

Colon Hydrotherapy is referred to as colon irrigation, colonics, colon therapy or high enemas. Colon Hydrotherapy is clean & relaxing. A soothing flow of filtered, temperature controlled water gently circulates throughout the colon, coaxing your body to release the accumulated toxins & waste.

Your Toilet Habits Can Give You Valuable Insights into Your Health!

Click the link below to read a great article written by Dr. Mercola describing how different features of your stool can provide a great deal of information about your overall health. You can learn a lot by taking a look at your stool and noting its color, size, shape, consistency, and other features. Your toileting habits, such as your frequency of elimination and the ease with which you move your bowels, can provide additional clues to your health status. If you know what to look for, you may be able to detect health problems early enough to stop them in their tracks.



What are the benefits of colon hydrotherapy?

Colonics offer relief from a variety of problems by cleansing the colon of impacted & putrefactive fecal matter. Constipation, fatigue, gas, headaches, irritability, skin problems, cold hands & feet, lethargy & chronic diarrhea are among a few of the problems people have found relieved by colon cleansing. Your sense of well-being is often dramatically improved with colon irrigation.

You feel lighter & more energetic. The body can again assimilate food & better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone & regularity are restored & many serious diseases may be averted through this gentle, sterile, scientific technique. Colonics are a key factor in reestablishing the body’s natural balance & restoring good health.

How is a colonic administered?

After a detailed demonstration of how the equipment works, you are left alone to undress from the waste down & position yourself on the unit. Then you gently & easily insert a small disposable rectal tube into the rectum & drape yourself with a towel. The therapist then enters the room & starts a gentle, temperature controlled flow of water into your colon. When you feel the need to release you simply push out & the rectal tube will move to one side within the rectum & allow the softened fecal matter to flow out. The release then passes through a drain in the base of the unit & past a three inch wide clear viewing tube. An odor exhaust system insures the room remains odor free. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes with the client’s modesty protected at all times.

What is the difference between an “open” and a “closed” colonic system?

Colonic Equipment Types: Open System -vs- Closed System
There are basically two different types of equipment available for administering colonics, open systems and closed systems. There are many different manufacturers of colonic equipment, but all systems are either open or closed. Before deciding to have a colonic it is helpful to understand the basic differences between the two equipment types.

Open Colonic System
Hydrotherapies Plus uses an open system called a LIBBE. The open system is very gentle and is usually the better choice for clients who have any type of bowel disease. The open system is generally regarded as more comfortable and private than conventional closed systems. Unlike closed systems in which the water is pressurized, the LIBBE system is a safe and gentle gravity-fed system complete with ultra-violet water filter/purification, odorless venting and automatic water temperature control. After receiving your initial guidance to use the LIBBE system, you, the client, are in control of your experience and given the option of privacy.

Closed Colonic System
Conventional closed systems require a therapist to insert a speculum into the client’s rectum and then attach a disposable hose. A pressurized stream of water is then delivered through the attached hose. When the colon is filled & pressure reaches maximum levels the therapist manually drains the colon back through the hose. Water pressure & temperature within the colon must be monitored constantly to avoid leakage or perforation, requiring the constant attention of the therapist. A closed system is a better choice for clients who have spinal injuries or other conditions causing a loss of the anal sphincter muscle. Hydrotherapies Plus only uses the open system and does not have a closed system.

Read more about the LIBBE OPEN SYSTEM. . .

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Colon Hydrotherapy Tip

It is extremely important to make a commitment to take a high quality pro-biotic supplement when doing colon therapy. Maintaining a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in the body promotes a properly functioning digestive system and also supports your immune system. In a healthy body there are billions of beneficial bacteria that literally consume harmful bacteria and other invaders. Many researchers now believe that declining levels of friendly bacteria may actually mark the onset of chronic degenerative disease and a suppressed immune system.

Each time you do a colonic a small amount of friendly bacteria gets washed away. This is why it is very important to replenish that bacteria by taking a high quality pro-biotic supplement every day.  Purchase your pro-biotic supplement at a health food store, and make sure that it contains five or more different strains of bacteria, and has a minimum of 20 billion organisms per capsule. You may also increase your dosage for 48 hours following each colonic to replace any good bacteria that were inadvertently eliminated. Doing colonic’s without replacing your friendly bacteria can cause you great harm over time, so remember to make pro-biotic supplements a part of your every day routine.

Colon Hydrotherapy Tip

Be sure to arrive for your appointment very well hydrated. Drink a gallon of water each day for three days prior to the appointment. You should be drinking close to this amount every day for proper hydration, but most people are not consistently achieving this goal. If you are not well hydrated for your colonic, your colon will absorb the infusion of water instead of using it to release fecal matter and toxins. If your colon is absorbing the water instead of releasing it, you will likely experience additional cramping, you may become nauseous, and you will not properly empty the contents of your colon.  The colonic will eventually hydrate you, but you just had a very expensive drink of water instead of a beneficial colon cleansing. To get the most benefit from each colonic make sure you arrive for your appointments very well hydrated.