All of the cells and tissues in your body rely upon a well-functioning colon that cleanses your body of toxins. In essence, your colon is the waste management station of your body, it decides what to get rid of and what important nutrients to redistribute. Colonics are an alternative health process in which a colon therapist infuses water into the rectum to flush out the entire length of the colon. There has been an ongoing debate about whether colonics are effective in improving your health. Holistic communities recommend this alternative therapy for detoxification and other health benefits, however, according to the Mayo Clinic, most doctors discourage colonics. They argue that your digestive system and bowel naturally eliminate waste and bacteria. So, are they good for you, or not? Well, colonics have been performed for over 100 years and many people have found relief from this therapy. For people who struggle with regular and complete bowel movements for various reasons including: poor gut health, allergies and inflammation within the digestive system, colonics can help bring about regular bowel movement and decrease symptoms. If done safely and correctly, colonics shouldn’t pose many risks. Check out the five important health benefits of colonics below.
“All health begins in the digestive tract and creating a healthy colon is a great first step to wellness.” – Donna Gates
Lower The Risk Of Bowel Cancer
Colonic irrigation can exercise and strengthen the bowel. A clean and healthy functioning bowel will reduce the likelihood of you incurring bowel cancer.
Lower Risk of IBS and Chronic Constipation
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is estimated to affect about 15 – 20% of the adult population worldwide. Chronic constipation is also one of the most common gastrointestinal problems in the world which affects 42 million people in the U.S alone. Colonic irrigation improves digestion which means problems such as bloating, wind, diarrhoea and heartburn are less likely to occur.
Alkalise Your Body
If you consume a lot of meat and dairy products, your run the risk of having too much acid in your body. Colonics can help to alkalise the body which in turn can lower your risk of disease and infection.
Assist in Improved Diet
Once the waste material and gas has been released you may feel lighter and more motivated to improve your diet.
Clearer and Brighter Skin
Colonics can also help to resolve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. This will help to keep you looking young and feeling vibrant.
Boost Immune System
Colonics creates a clean and healthy environment for friendly bacteria to grow. For example, the treatment enhances the absorption of vitamins and nutrients which can help to resolve candida, thrush and bad breath.
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