A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. Conventional diets comprised of refined, processed foods high in saturated fats and low in fiber contribute to many problems associated with the large intestine and health in general. The elimination of undigested food material and other waste products is as important as the digestion and assimilation of food. Your body’s detoxification system is probably the single most important component to attaining optimal health.
Your colon (large intestine) is approximately 5-6 feet long and 2 1/2 inches in diameter but is capable of stretching to five times its size. The major functions of the colon are final food digestion, absorption of water and nutrients, elimination of digestive residue and discharge of toxins and waste from the body. The colon contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the body. These friendly bacteria provide important functions such as syntheses of folic acid, B vitamins and vitamin K from foods. In the healthy colon, lactobacillus and acidophilus are the dominant strains of healthy bacteria that greatly outnumber the disease producing bacteria and the potential for disease producing E. Coli strains of bacteria. When waste material stagnates, toxins and bacteria build up and the proportion of friendly bacteria to unfriendly bacteria is altered. This then disrupts the balance of microorganisms essential to the health of your colon and the potential for disease exists. When these toxins are absorbed from the colon into the circulation they contribute to the production of disease elsewhere in the body. Colon Hydrotherapy removes entrapped waste material and provides therapeutic improvement of muscular tone facilitating peristalsis and benefiting the atonic (sluggish) colon.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe and effective method of removing waste from the large intestine without drugs. It is like an internal bath of the large intestine. By introducing filtered and temperature regulated water into the colon, the waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. It is like a more extensive and more complete form of an enema. An enema only reaches the first five to nine inches of the lower bowel area, whereas a colonic has the potential to reach the entire large intestine.
Maintaining a healthy colon facilitates peristaltic action, enhances nutrient absorption and minimizes the absorption of toxic waste materials. Colon Hydrotherapy aids in reestablishing your body’s healthy balance of bacteria while strengthening your immune system.
Benefits include increased energy, clear skin and eyes, weight loss; disappearance of headaches, mental dullness, insomnia and an overall sense of well being!
Sione Wellness, owned and operated by Lucy Westervelt is located within our facility here at The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine. If you would like more information on colon hydrotherapy you can contact our office at: (407) 355-9246 or contact Sione Wellness: (407)447-9017, www.sionewellnesscenter.com