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.

Staying Properly Hydrated In Phoenix Arizona

1. Drink More Water

In Arizona, people tend to walk around in a constant state of dehydration. Due to the hot and dry weather, water is continuously evaporating through your skin. The simplest and most obvious way to maintain hydration is to drink more water. Most people are a bit shocked when they discover how much fluid they actually need. The general recommendation of 8 glasses of water per day is for people who live in a temperate climate and are totally sedentary. In Arizona the average person needs close to a gallon of water per day to stay properly hydrated.

People tend to think that it’s impossible to drink a gallon of water a day. These are often the same people who have three cups of coffee in the morning, a couple of diet soft drinks with lunch, and alcoholic beverages during and after dinner. If you substitute water, you’ll have no problem drinking a gallon a day.

2. Drink Before You Feel Thirsty

One of the first signs of dehydration is felling thirsty, so if you wait until your thirsty to drink, it’s too late, you’re already dehydrated. Other signs of moderate dehydration are low grade headache and fatigue. Severe dehydration is accompanied by nausea, chills, and feeling light headed. Your body depends on water for survival.

Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to function correctly. Water makes up more than half of your body weight. Your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste and lubricate joints. Water is essential for good health.

3. Carry A Water Bottle With You Everywhere You Go

Any time you leave the house, take a water bottle with you and sip it periodically throughout the day, refilling the bottle when needed. This habit will keep you properly hydrated all day long and is better than filling up on water suddenly and becoming bloated. Take a water bottle to work and drink all day. Be sure to keep a bottle with you at all times.

If you’re “working out” in Arizona in the summer, you may find you actually need more than a gallon of water per day to stay properly hydrated. Drinking plenty of fluids is essential to fitness and athletic performance. Not staying hydrated, on the other hand, can hinder your performance and negatively impact your health.

4. Avoid Caffeine & Alcohol

Caffeinated beverages, such as soft drinks, coffee and tea are diuretics and increase urination which leads to dehydration. Decreasing or cutting out caffeinated beverages altogether will help maintain proper hydration levels. Remember that alcoholic beverages are very dehydrating so if you choose to consume them you will need to drink extra water to stay properly hydrated.

One way to tell if you are properly hydrated is by looking at the color of your urine. Generally speaking, the clearer the urine, the better hydrated you are. A pale yellow color usually indicates good hydration, while a medium to dark yellow indicates dehydration.

5. Do Not Drink Ridiculously Excessive Amounts Of Water

Believe it or not it is possible to drink too much water if you begin to drink it excessively (generally in excess of 2 gallons) without replenishing your electrolytes. Doing so can cause water intoxication. You’ll feel sluggish, bloated, even a little dizzy. This occurs because excessive water causes lower sodium in your blood. Water keeps coming in, but because of a lack of electrolytes, the blood sodium level drops too low, which throws off your bodies ability to properly regulate itself. In very extreme cases this condition can lead to death.

The best solution if you are consuming in excess of 2 gallons of water per day is to increase your sodium intake with sea salt. A high quality sea salt will contain a full spectrum of minerals and will help replenish your sodium levels. Another good solution is to occasionally replenish your electrolytes with an electrolyte replacement powder that you can mix right into your water.

About the Colon

The colon is a muscular organ 5 to 6 feet in length. Two to three bowel movements a day are needed to keep this muscle strengthened and toned. Colon hydrotherapy is a gentle purified-water washing of the large intestine. The physical goals of each session are to: hydrate the system, remove waste, stimulate peristalsis, reposition the intestines, and rehabilitate the nerves, muscles, glands, circulatory and immune system. [Read more…]

The Healing Process

What to expect when you improve your diet & begin cleansing:

As you move toward a better nutritional program, you will be incorporating more foods that are closer to the natural state. These foods are higher in enzymes, vitamins & minerals, & are capable of reproducing healthy tissues. In addition, you will be omitting harmful substances such as sugar, coffee, white flour, tobacco, etc. [Read more…]

Liver and Gallbladder Flush

Gallbladder removal is the most common operation in North America. Every year, more than half a million people undergo surgery to remove their gallbladders because of gallstones. Approximately 80% of all people who have gallstones show no systems. If the gallbladder is loaded with stones, there is very limited space to store bile. Bile, which is produced in the liver, stays in the liver & leads to liver congestion. The following recipe is a very effective & painless way to flush out both the liver & the gallbladder. [Read more…]

What are Parasites?

Parasites are hard to detect & can be difficult to get rid of. It is estimated that greater than 85% of the population has parasites. However, if you were to be tested by a doctor for parasites, chances are the results would be negative. The reason for this is that tests only exist for about 5% of the known types of parasites & the tests only catch about 1 in 5 actual cases. [Read more…]

What is Diverticulitis?

It is generally accepted that problems associated with diverticulitis are rooted in today’s common diet. Most diets consist of highly refined & processed foods that have a tendency to ‘slow the flow’. For our bodies to operate optimally a crucial factor is transit time, the time that lapses between eating food & the elimination of it’s waste products. If transit time is prolonged, harmful toxins will form. If fecal matter is not successfully evacuated, the remnants collect & harden on the walls of the colon. [Read more…]

What are Hemorrhoids?

The term ‘hemorrhoids’ refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are inflamed & swollen. Hemorrhoids generally result from straining to move stool & can be caused by chronic constipation or diarrhea. Basically, there are two kinds of hemorrhoids, internal & external. According to some authorities, one third of all adults have hemorrhoids & in many cases are unaware of having them. They are very common in both men & women, & about half of the population will have hemorrhoids by the age of 50. [Read more…]

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS), is a puzzling digestive disorder in that there are no physical signs of disease in the bowel tissue. This makes it difficult to determine the causes of the disease even though the symptoms are many & varied. They include alternating constipation/diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, bloating & intolerance to certain foods. [Read more…]