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Colonic irrigation and fertility

prenancy colonicThe colon is designed to eliminate waste from the body but a combination of poor diet, improper food combining and prescription drugs may have impaired its ability to function correctly. Waste material can accumulate and impact in the colon and become toxic. These toxins can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream leaving the body tired, ill and weak. Toxic overload is responsible for many body imbalances and can limit the body’s ability to assimilate friendly bacteria and affect the absorption of vitamins & minerals. The body will be in a toxic state and in need of detoxification

Colonic hydrotherapy has been found to be the most effective process available to cleanse the colon of harmful toxins. The treatment helps restore the pH balance in the body, stimulates the immune system and will greatly assist the functioning of the digestive system. It has a beneficial effect on all other major organs, allowing the body to function more efficiently. Cleansing also works on an emotional level helping to eliminate anxiety and stress.

The well-being of the whole body is significantly enhanced and the body will be in a more receptive state for conception.

We do not say that colonic irrigation is a miracle conception tool but we have great success stories within the clinic.  We pride ourselves in our support to those that are embarking on their fertility and conception journey and would love to help you too.

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How can colonic hydrotherapy help you?

Colonic hydrotherapy boasts an extensive list of benefits.  It will help..

  • to relieve constipation
  • to ease bloating
  • to detoxify the liver
  • people to lose weight
  • women with frequent yeast + urinary tract infections eliminate their symptoms
  • to improve your energy level!
  • to improve peristalsis, encouraging more regular bowel movements
  • to reduce food cravings
  • alleviate mood swings + depression
  • improve acid reflux conditions
  • give you a glowing complexion, as it hydrates your skin + removes toxins from your body

Overall, you will feel lighter and brighter!  You will look better, slimmer, with radiant skin…especially when combined with a balanced, healthy-eating pattern.

What does a colonic hydrotherapy treatment consist of?

20130518-170842.jpgColonic hydrotherapy (also known as colonic irrigation) consists of slowly introducing warm filtered water into the colon under low pressure, via a small tube. When the colon is filled, the water is allowed to flow out through a larger tube, bringing with it any poo, wind and toxic waste that have been loosened. This process is carried out a number of times during the treatment, which can lasts up between 35 & 55 minutes. The result is a gentle flushing of the colon, and a loosening of old compacted poo. By boosting the detox process through colonics, you allow your body to cleanse itself from the inside out and improve the body’s ability to heal and look after itself.

Why cleanse your body?

Body cleansing is both a short-term and a long-term process. In the short term, you periodically implement a healthy detox programme to help flush toxins that have accumulated in the body. Long term, you can make changes in your daily habits and lifestyle. This can occur gradually over time. You can choose to change 2 or 4 habits a year, for example increase your filtered water intake, eliminate coffee, do deep breathing exercises in the morning, eat more vegetables and fresh fruit or take more exercise.

Ten top delicious detox tips

Detox doesn’t have to be about self-denial.

Detoxfruit.jpgA less extreme approach to cleansing your body where you eat fresh, healthy food, rather than cutting food out altogether, means you’re far more likely to integrate healthy eating into your daily life for longer.

Here are femail.co.uk‘s ten top tips to a delicious detox

1. Go for tasty food: When people think of a detox, they think of the denial of good food, or even no food. The result of an extreme detox is a very hungry, deprived person.
There is plenty of tasty food and many delicious recipes packed with herbs and spices that all have healthy detoxifying properties. Garlic, for example, cleanses the liver and drives away infection, while beetroot helps to purify the blood.  That’s why eating a variety of delicious food blended from fresh herbs and spices means you are far more likely to stick to healthy eating.

2. Detox gradually: Slowly integrating detoxifying foods into your life also means you are more likely to integrate these foods into your daily routine for longer, rather than seeing detox as a hardship and therefore more likely to give it up.
A less extreme approach where you eat fresh healthy food, rather than cutting food out altogether, means you suffer fewer side effects such as bad headaches and diarrhoea. It also allows you to carry on with life without feeling ill or tired.

3. Cut down on caffeine, alcohol and nicotine: Cutting down slowly, rather than cutting out stimulants altogether, is a more effective way to maintain a detox regime, claim naturopaths. Cutting down your caffeine intake for example, or making it weaker than normal, will stop you suffering from severe symptoms such as headaches often associated with extreme detoxes.
For alcohol, limit yourself to one glass of wine a night and if you are a smoker, cut down to a few before cutting out nicotine altogether.

4. Choose organic food: According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is able to break down naturally formed food such as organic food more easily than non-organic food that can contain chemicals. Food containing chemicals can cause inflammation in the gut that can lead to infection. Organic products tend to contain better quality vitamins and minerals that are absorbed by the body, helping to fight off disease.

5. Eat plenty of fibre: Fibre found in pulses, grains, cereals, brown bread, brown rice, buckwheat and wholemeal pasta, fresh fruit and vegetables should make up 80 per cent of our food. This is because fibre encourages a muscular action in the intestines and colon which pushes the contents of the gut forward and out of the body. The fibre’s texture helps move food through the digestive system more quickly than some other foods.  A high fibre diet also helps maintain a healthy gut. Soluble fibres create ‘friendly bacteria‘ needed to fight off bad bacteria – meaning that your body is less exposed to harmful toxins that could cause cancer.

6. Avoid refined foods: Refined foods such as white bread and pasta which don’t contain as much fibre as wholegrain foods such as brown rice and bread, tend to sit in the digestive system for longer which can encourage bacteria to form. Wholemeal foods stimulate enzymes in the large intestine to be released which helps break down food and flush it out of the body.

7. Chew thoroughly: Chewing food in your mouth, rather than gulping it down, allows saliva to mix in with your food. Saliva turns food more alkaline which makes it less toxic, preventing a build up of acid which can cause inflammation in the gut. Not chewing your food properly also means that it stays longer in your gut, fermenting in your intestine and producing more bacteria which can also cause inflammation which can lead to swelling and sometimes infection.
Also, try not to overeat. The Chinese say you should eat not until you can barely move, but until you are 70-80 per cent full.

8. Drink plenty of water: Drink at least one big bottle of water a day (correct times for drinking water) Sipping it, rather than gulping it throughout the day, means you can avoid taking in air which can lead to inflammation. Although our bodies are made up of around 75 per cent of water, as we unconsciously perspire all day, the body loses water vital for the function of our organs. Water regulates the temperature of our bodies, it keeps our skin moisturised from within, it helps food move through the gut and flushes out toxic material through urine.

9. Take lots of fresh air: Going for regular brisk walks helps bring fresh oxygen to our lungs and helps our blood to circulate more efficiently. This action helps to move toxins around our body towards our kidneys and liver where it is flushed out of the body.

10. Skin brushing: Skin brushing your body with a hard brittle brush brings blood to the skin capillaries which allows toxins to be transported out of the skin pores. Use a long flat motion starting at the feet and working upwards in circular movements towards the heart.
The action of brushing means that you bend your body which also helps bring oxygen to the brain, slowly waking you up.

by NAOMI COLEMAN, femail.co.uk

Colonic irrigation for a healthy tummy is good for your health

It is no secret that a myriad of celebrities resort to extreme measures to “slim down” right before a big star studded award show or event. One of the practices they use is a colon irrigation. And, for good reason, a colonic can eliminate a lot of debris and toxins that are stored in your large intestine, which can lead to a 1-3 inches off your waist.  However, a colon cleanse offers many more benefits than just a flatter tummy!

Discover the primary causes of poor digestion and stomach health

tummyIn this day and age, many people are on the go, and simply don’t have time to cook meals that nourish the mind, body and soul. Therefore, they settle for processed and on –the go foods that don’t have any real nutritional value.  Nutrient dense foods can lead to a catalogue of health issues that include constipation, bloating, skin problems, allergies and much more.  One of the main issues many people experience from improper eating is stomach gas.  Stomach gas or intestinal gas is caused by a wide variety of factors, however, the most common are:

  • Eating a poor diet
  • Unhealthy bacteria in your  gut
  • Mixing a combination of unhealthy foods

Stomach gas symptoms are usually notable and followed by belching and bloating and can lead to poor digestion. Poor digestion can cause a variety of other health problems such as allergies, skin problems, heartburn, acid reflux and a wide variety of other unwanted health problems that can affect your everyday life.

A healthy colon provides the following benefits:

  • Improves digestive health
  • Increases regular bowel movements
  • Prevents constipation
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Increased energy
  • Removes parasites from your system

Consider a colonic today and notice the healthy difference

As you can see a colonic  offer a wide array of benefits that are essential to your overall health and well-being, losing belly fat or weight is just an added side effect to the many benefits.  Rest assured that you will feel lighter, sexier and healthy.  And let’s not forget to mention, your stomach will be looking good inside and out!

Colonic irrigation for men

Colonics for men

Is colon hydrotherapy beneficial for men?

Record month for our menAbsolutely. About 48% of our clients at Kent Detox are men, including a number of professional sportsmen, business men, marines,  city workers, plumbers, delivery drivers, to name but a few.  Men get treatment for similar reasons to women they may want a detox, a kick-start to a healthy eating regime, or a pre-season tune up. Or they may have problems with bloating, their bowels in general, their skin or body odour…

10 benefits of colonic irrigation

healthy ladyColonic irrigation can help improve your body’s overall health and wellness, and may even reduce your risks for colon cancer.

Makes the digestive system more effective

As the colon is cleansed, it pushes undigested waste through your system, clearing the way for good nutrient absorption. If waste remains in the body for too long, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and illness. A clean colon from a colon detox allows undigested waste to pass easily through your system.

Maintains regularity and prevents constipation

Constipation — especially when it’s chronic — causes a sluggish digestive response, which in turn leaves waste in the system longer. This increases the likelihood that toxins will be released into the bloodstream. It is also a cause of other illnesses and irritations, such as haemorrhoids and varicose veins.

Increases energy

Releasing the toxins from your body is rejuvenating because it refocuses the energy usually used for forcing waste through your intestines to other parts of your body. People who have undergone colon detoxification say they have better blood circulation, more restful sleep and a boost in energy.

Increases the body’s absorption of vitamins and nutrients

A colon that has been cleansed allows only water, vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream, rather than releasing toxins and bacteria through the colon walls. When the colon is detoxified, it clears the way for essential nutrients to filter into your body unobstructed.

Improves concentration

Poor diet and ineffective vitamin absorption can cause you to become distracted and lose your concentration. The buildup of mucous and toxins in your colon can keep your body from getting what it needs to function, even if you eat a consistently healthy diet. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and not being able to focus. This has far-reaching ramifications for work, your relationships and your overall health.

Kick-starts weight loss

Foods lacking in fiber move through the digestive tract at one-quarter the pace of high-fiber choices. This slow-moving food produces excess mucous that literally sticks to the intestinal walls, weighing the intestinal tract down with pounds of decaying fecal matter.

Colon cleansing has the potential to aid weight loss; some people claim to have lost up to 20 pounds over the course of a month. The average human colon weighs about four pounds empty and can hold up to eight meals’ worth of food before digestion finally occurs. A colon cleansing can result in significant weight loss and kick-start your metabolism, as well as refocus your attention on better food choices and whole-body wellness.

Decreases risk of colon cancer

All the toxins that you eat, drink, breathe in and absorb through your skin end up being processed by your gastrointestinal system and liver. If they are not forced from your colon and liver as quickly as possible, they can wreak havoc on your body’s systems. By releasing stagnant body waste, you reduce the causes and the risk of polyps, cysts and cancerous growths in your colon and gastrointestinal tract.

Increases fertility

Colon cleansing, as well as increased fiber intake and healthy food choices, improves regularity and helps keep your weight under control. Fat is estrogen-based, and if too much is present, becoming pregnant becomes more difficult. A colon that is weighed down by years of buildup can also press on the uterus and surrounding reproductive organs in women, causing strain.

Colon cleansing rids the body of many chemicals and toxins that affect the egg and sperm. Many naturopaths recommend that both partners undergo colon cleansing before attempting pregnancy.

Maintains pH balance in the bloodstream

Foods that cause colon blockages are acid-forming — particularly high-protein diets without enough fiber. This leads to general malaise in the body. The tissue of the colon eventually becomes diseased and inflamed, reducing the colon’s ability to do its job, which is to allow only water, minerals and vitamins to pass into the bloodstream. If yeasts, molds, fungus, bacteria, parasites or fecal material enter the bloodstream and connected tissue, the body’s pH will be thrown out of balance.

Improves whole-body well-being

Ridding the colon of waste and toxins by releasing layers of colon buildup can lead to feelings of lightness, strength and overall good health.

UK laxative facts

laxative factsConsider that 500 to 600 million pounds are spent annually on laxatives in the UK. Laxatives are the method of colon cleansing that is most popularly used today. They are considered to be an irritant and stimulant to the body. They simply draw water from the body and produce a thin, watery substance that clears only the most recently digested waste from the colon, leaving behind bad eating habits and accumulated toxins and mucus in the stomach, small intestines and colon. They certainly don’t promote bowel health.

Every year 126,000 British are diagnosed as having colorectal cancer. Of this population, 44% will die as a result of the disease. At least two million Britons  suffer from colitis, ileitis, or diverticulitis, and 100,000 Britons have a colostomy fitted each year. Periodic cleansing of the colon could prevent stagnation and minimise the exposure to potential cancer-causing agents to the colon wall.

According to research, Colon Cancer is now the #2 cause of cancer-induced deaths in the UK. Many therapists, myself included, believe that sickness and health begin in the colon. A healthy Colon is fundamental to overall well-being. The digestive system is designed to process and absorb nutrients and dispose of the non-nutrition residue. When the colon works properly, the body’s systems tend to work properly. A diet of over-refined foods, additives, sugar and alcohol are just some of the substances that may result in an accumulation of faecal matter and may clog the colon.

If any of the facts shared in this blog created an interest in knowing more about colonic cleansing / colonic irrigation then please get in touch with our therapist on 07515 429008.

How to prepare for a first colonic

girl-showing-her-happy-tummyWe approach colonic hydrotherapy holistically where we see the actual “colonic” session itself as simply part of  the wider “detox” / “healing” / “rejuvenation process” which ideally starts in the days ahead of your session. 

The best preparation is that for a minimum of a couple of days prior to your session you ideally do as many of the following as possible;

  • eliminate unhealthy foods (see below)
  • eat lightly
  • add nutritional supplements along with vegetable juices
  • hydrate well

 

The more balanced you present on the day of your colonic, the greater the chance your colonic will be more productive as well as having a comfortable and relaxing experience. Good preparation primes your body so that the colonic can then maximize the benefits you’ve started through healthy preparation.

We designed our 9 day cleansing programs to perfectly compliment colon hydrotherapy sessions so we obviously highly recommend you consider starting our program in the days following your colonic.

Included in our preparation guidelines are –

  • AVOID sugar and processed carbohydrates (i.e. bread, pasta, noodles, cereal etc) for as long as possible leading up to your appointment. Sugar and processed carbohydrates have a “pro-inflammatory” effect on the body as well as feed pathogenic yeast and bacteria (both of which leads to excess gas creation).
  • We recommend that you AVOID flesh foods for as many days as possible leading up to your session. Fish and eggs would generally be your best choice of animal protein because they tend to digest easier and more completely.
  • Similarly we recommend to AVOID dairy leading up to your session – simply dairy is difficult to digest and often causes lymphatic congestion which again leads to stagnation and bloating.
  • INCLUDE lots of green salads, steamed vegetables, whole non-glutinous grains, sweet potatoes and other vegetarian options for as long as possible leading up to your appointment.
  • Focus on being fully HYDRATED by the day of your appointment. The best way to hydrate is to drink vegetable juices in the days leading up to your session.  The next best option is to obtain bottled alkaline water or drink water with plenty of freshly squeezed lemon in it. A 3rdoption is to add a pinch or two of unrefined salt (i.e Celtic / Himalayan pink salt flakes) to each glass of water to alkalize it and thus improve absorption.
  • Juices containing two or more of the following would be ideal; carrot, celery, kale, spinach, cucumber or beetroot.
  • Please emphasize vegetables over fruit when juicing (vegetables should account for at least 80% of the volume). If including fruits, lemons are fine and a small amount of sour fruits like green apples or grapefruit etc. Sweet fruits feed yeast so for most people we avoid / limit these during a cleanse.
  • Please avoid foods / drinks that make you gassy particularly the day of your session and the day before. i.e canned foods, soft drinks, sweets, junk food etc.
  • Please EAT LIGHTLY on the day of your appointment. Ideally eat nothing for at least 2-4 hours leading up to your appointment. This will reduce the likelihood of gassiness during the treatment.  You may drink water with fresh lemon juice, fresh vegetable juice or herbal tea. If you eat fruit the day of your appointment please be sure to eat it on its own in the absence of any other kind of food as consuming with other foods leads to fermentation (gas creation).

6 Reasons why you’ll need a post Easter detox

6 Reasons you will need a post EasterThe supermarket shelves are lined with chocolate eggs and hot-cross buns – and then there are the Easter specials on alcohol. Nobody wants to hold back on Easter celebrations, but we all feel the familiar slump by the time the sun is setting. We have 6 reasons you should consider a detox so you can bounce back in no time.

Blood-sugar levels

Your blood-sugar levels are the first to suffer from too many chocolates and hot-cross buns. Sugary junk food will give you a sharp spike in energy, but it won’t last long. Ever wondered why you’re so lethargic by the end of Easter Sunday? It’s because these sharp spikes are quickly followed by sharp dips. These dips also result in more hunger pangs; just a short time after you gorged yourself on yet another chocolate bunny.

Liver

This is the first line in our body’s natural detoxification process. It has a direct impact on fat regulation, hormone balance, digestion and circulation by filtering nutrients from your food and rejecting the junk. During Easter this ratio heavily favors the junk, meaning your poor liver is working extra hard. A build up of too many toxins from alcohol and junk food means your liver could become blocked, fatty or bloated. The result? A wide range of health issues, including high cholesterol.

A healthy detox can help restore your liver to its best and let your natural detoxification process get back on top.  Most of our clients combine their colonic treatments this time of year with the 9 day cleanse to get ready for summer.

Skin

Find yourself developing extra zits or bad skin after Easter? Your body sweats as a way to get rid of toxins, so the more chocolate you’re eating the more toxins make their way to your skin. But you can reverse these effects by cutting out the bad stuff. Even a short detox can help clear up skin concerns and that’s exactly what members who have completed the 9 day cleanse discovered.

“I agree that there are some dodgy detoxes out there but I found the 9 day cleanse offered at Kent Detox absolutely amazing! My eczema cleared right up, now my skin looks healthier and so do I!”  – happy client from Medway

Bloating

While wholegrain carbs are actually an important part of a healthy diet, the highly refined carbs in hot-cross buns are not. Don’t forget to think about all the added sugar that make them taste so sweet and you’re doing your intestines a serious disservice.

There’s a reason you feel bloated after indulging your sweet tooth. Our bodies produce gases when eating and drinking, and even more so when you make unhealthy choices, plus they can start smelling particularly foul! These gases start in the colon and move around the body until they find an escape or are absorbed, leaving you feeling bloated.

Swapping junk for nourishing whole foods will help give your body’s good bacteria a chance to do their job and stop the bad bacteria from taking over and take the edge off bad smells!

For an instant bloating solution consider having a colonic.  Even the NHS compliments it as a suitable alternative treatment to help with IBS and bloating

Bad breath

Some sugars found in junk foods are fuel for the bacteria in your mouth. This not only results in bad breath, but it can end up building thick layers of plaque on your teeth and gums which means even worse breath and a range of oral diseases. Do yourself and those around you a favour by following your Easter chocolate binge with a few weeks of completely healthy eating to get your breath fresh again.

Kidneys

Alcohol might not be a traditional part of Easter indulgences, but they’re a common part of English celebrations. This, along with extra sugar and refined carbs, puts enormous pressure on your kidneys making it much harder for them to do their job and remove the toxins from your blood.

On average, kidneys process about 200 litres of blood and produce about the same amount of urine each day. Give these hard-working organs a chance by feeding your body only healthy, nutritious foods. Fewer toxins entering your system means they can get rid of them much faster.

For any questions on the treatments mentioned in this blog please just let us know or book for your 9 day cleanse or colonic now – It is only a phone call away 07515429008 or email us via the following: