External beauty begins through internal cleansing!
Maggie Kohanek, Certified Colon Therapist
Colon Hydrotherapy promotes longevity through the process of detoxification. It makes sense that when your body is clean and healthy on the inside, the outside of our body, will look and feel young, healthy and beautiful! We live in a society that is very health conscience and go to great lengths to look and feel our best, including dieting, exercising and cleansing ourselves. The ultimate accomplishment in life is to stop the aging process. The newest “anti-aging” process, very popular among celebrities -Dave Navarro, Rebecca Romain-Stamos, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Basinger, Goldie Hawn, Demi Moore and Janet Jackson -is called colon hydrotherapy.
When you first hear about this process it can bring up fear and misgivings, but it has been proven to aid in such things as acne, bad breath, bloating, under eye bags, potbellies, fatigue, depression, obesity and even cancer. Degenerative damage will occurs each day as our bodies absorb toxic chemicals from the preservatives and/or additives in the foods and drinks we ingest, from the polluted air we breathe and from the petrol-chemicals found in most cosmetic and cleansing products we put on our skin. As these foreign substances are absorbed into the blood stream, they form toxins within our living cells.
Furthermore, the assimilation of needed nutrients and ridding the blood, immune system and liver of toxins becomes difficult if fecal matter is allowed to build up and become stored in the colon walls.
Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Colon Hydrotherapy:
Why should I be concerned about my colon? ...... The colon’s main function is the formation and elimination of body waste. We experience health and well-being when the colon is clean and has a normal function. When the colon is sluggish the body wastes accumulate and degrees of constipation results. When the colon becomes constipated, generally it is packed or lined with accumulated, hardened feces lodged in the pockets of the colon walls. This hardened matter then obstructs the muscular contractions, known as peristalsis, and more feces build up along the walls resulting in the colon’s inability to properly evacuate. The waste of many months or even years can actually result in 5, 10 and sometimes more than 15 pounds of weight causing a distended and abnormally shaped colon. The clogged colon then interferes with the final absorption and digestion of food, depriving the body of necessary nutrients. This results in fermentation and putrefaction of undigested food, which creates toxins (poisons). These toxins are reabsorbed into the bloodstream and carried to every part of the body causing that tired and listless feeling; the brain and nervous system can become depressed and irritable; the toxins can create skin problems and pale complexion; and joints can become stiff and painful.
How will colonics benefit the colon? Colon therapy is not a cure, but it is a valuable procedure and treatment for a variety of different colon conditions.
1. Colonics cleanse and rejuvenate the colon. They help to remove stagnant fecal matter, thus eliminating bacteria, toxins, gas, mucus, parasites, and cellular debris which allows the colon to perform its natural function of absorption and elimination more effectively. Toxic material is broken down so it can no longer harm your body or inhibit assimilation and elimination. Once impacted material is removed your colon can begin to function as it was meant to.
2. Colonics reshape the colon. When problem conditions exist in the colon, they tend to alter the shape, which in turn causes more problems. The gentle action of the water moving in and out, coupled with abdominal massage by the colon therapist, helps to move the waste out of the colon. This process enables the colon to resume its natural shape.
3. Colonics stimulate the reflex points on the colon. Every system and organ of the body is connected to the colon by reflex points. A colonic irrigation stimulates these points, thereby affecting the corresponding body points in a beneficial way. Colonics stimulate the liver, kidneys and Lymph systems assisting them in releasing toxins.
Why do people receive Colon Hydrotherapy? ..... Athletes use colon therapy to improve metabolic efficiency. Many receive the treatments during a period of life-style change or as a preventive measure. Another group manifests symptoms of intestinal distress; • Constipation (some from prescription drugs) • Diarrhea • Bloating/discomfort after eating/smelly gas • Hemorrhoids • Indigestion • IBS • Diverticulosis • Colitis • Parasites • Skin conditions such as psoriasis, shingles, and eczema • Scar tissue and adhesions from surgery. • Low back pain • Allergies • Cravings • Candida overgrowth • Removal of toxic material: Bacteria, Heavy Metal, Mucus, Undigested Food Fermented and Putrefaction • Inability to loose weight • Some people actually achieve or maintain weight loss with regular Colon hydrotherapy. • Abnormal body odor • Coated tongue/unpleasant breath • Eating disorders • Pot belly (sagging posture) • Frequent headaches/poor concentration/memory • Stiffness in joints • Loss of energy/fatigue • Some come in during a fast, a cleansing program, a raw food diet, a liver and/or gallbladder flush, or recovering from an accident. • Another group is pain motivated; abdominal pain, continuous headaches and migraines, back or shoulder pain, aching joints, gout. Some clients are immune compromised with lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, cancer, chronic fatigue, candida, infections, colds or influenza. • Many doctors are using Colon hydrotherapy for pre and post-surgery, barium x-ray and colonoscopy. • Some are working on emotional issues which they feel are physiologically rooted in their intestines. • Health care referral • Knew someone who had colon cancer or other health problems
What will colon hydrotherapy cure? ...... Colon hydrotherapy is not a cure, it is a tool for improving health. I have worked with thousands of clients and I am only in business because colon hydrotherapy delivers tangible positive results. Many of my clients attribute colon irrigation as the tool that helped them heal from cancer or recover from cancer treatments, overcome chronic constipation or simply keep vibrant and healthy. The list is long and varied. These are not claims that I make, rather testimonials I have proudly gathered over the years.
Can Colon Hydrotherapy slow the aging process? .......... Since blood circulates through every organ in the body and reaches every cell in our body, toxins that the colon cannot expunge will therefore eventually influence the health of every cell throughout the body.
What are the characteristics of a healthy, well-functioning bowel? ...... If the bowel has sufficient fiber and water it is characteristic for the bowel to move shortly after the meal is eaten. Once the urge to eliminate is honored by a trip to the toilet, the elimination should be easy and take no more than a few seconds. The stool will be long, approx. 1” in diameter, light brown in color, without an offensive odor and should float or sink very slowly. When the toilet is flushed, the stool immediately begins breaking apart by the action of the water movement
Colon hydrotherapy is NOT recommended for those with the following conditions: Severe Cardiac Disease Late pregnancy Aneurysm Severe Anemia GI Hemorrhage/Perforation Severe Hemorrhoids Cirrhosis Carcinoma of the Colon Fissures/Fistulas Advanced Pregnancy Recent Colon Surgery (10 weeks) Renal Insufficiency
Properly administered... Colon Hydrotherapy is not addictive. It encourages the restoration of the colon’s natural function by strengthening peristalsis.