Talita Wigg

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:

 

April is IBS Awareness month

IBS is a chronic and unpredictable condition. Symptoms that change over time and are hard to talk about add to the challenge of living with it. IBS affects not only each of us who suffers, but also many others – family, friends, employers, students, teachers, patients, doctors, customers, constituents – everyone whose lives intersect with our own.

20121222-065925.jpgHaving IBS gives you something in common with literally millions of other people who live with their disorder every day. There is no cure, yet, but there are ways to manage though not always simple or straight forward. It may take some detective work before you find what works best.

Managing your own health is obviously important. Research shows that supportive relationships are also important. Here are some tips to help you and those close to you live with IBS.

Eight Guidelines for Living with IBS

  1. Don’t spend time and worry about what your symptoms may or may not mean. Start by getting a definite diagnosis from your doctor or investigating the triggers through testing we offer at the clinic.
  2. Take an active role in your own health care. Learn all you can about IBS so you understand the nature of the disorder and different management and treatment options.
  3. Use this web site to keep up to date with changes in understanding IBS and treatment advances.
  4. Try to identify things that seem to make your symptoms worse and work on reducing their impact.
  5. Investigate non-medication treatments that may help reduce symptoms, like diet, relaxation training, or hypnosis. Read more on colonic irrigation here
  6. Use medications or natural alternatives like ALOE VERA to relieve or avoid symptoms. You may only need them now and then if your symptoms are infrequent or mild. Or your therapist might suggest suitable natural remedies that can support you ongoing.
  7. Be sure to tell your therapist or health care provider about anything you take to treat your IBS.
  8. Find a health care provider who will work with you over the long term to help you manage and treat your IBS.

Considering colonic irrigation?

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What is colonic irrigation?

Colon hydrotherapy (colonic irrigation) is a body-based hydrotherapy treatment. During a colon hydrotherapy session, water is gently introduced into the large intestine through the anus in a controlled manner by a qualified therapist or self-administered under the guidance of a qualified therapist.  The purpose of colon hydrotherapy is to achieve the optimal bowel function through the restoration of fluid, matter and gas balance, removal of excess wastes and exercise to the large intestine for the benefit of assisting absorption, assimilation and elimination which is instrumental in maintaining health and wellbeing of the body and mind. – Also read the advice given by the NHS on colonics

(Self-administered unsupervised or unguided introduction of water into the large intestine of any nature cannot be described as colon hydrotherapy and falls into broad category of enemas).

 

What are signs of a colon that is not functioning properly?

 

Most sufferers speak of symptoms of one or more of these complaints that have occurred for years: constipation, coated tongue, bad breath, shallow complexion, dark circles under the eyes, abnormal body odour, cold hands and feet, unstable blood pressure (up or down), brittle nails and hair, sagging posture (pot belly), tension, fatigue, allergies, indigestion, menstrual problems, swelling of legs, asthma, backache, and loss of memory or concentration.

Is the procedure painful?

  Rarely. Sometimes during the procedure the muscles of the colon will contract suddenly, expelling considerable liquid and waste into the rectum and out the tubing. This contraction may feel like cramping or gas with pressure in the rectum. Most of the process is mild and gentle with a wonderful light, empty and clean feeling afterwards.

The Benefits of Colonic Irrigation

  

People may experience many of the benefits:

  • An overall feeling of wellbeing
  • Clearing the colon of hardened waste material and harmful toxins
  • Stimulation of the body’s immune system
  • Allow the free passage of nutrients into the blood steam
  • Prevention of toxic absorption
  • Provision of a favourable environment for friendly bacteria and micro-flora, aiding digestion
  • Strengthening muscular contraction of the colon (peristalsis)
  • Promotion of normal and regular bowel movement
  • Clearer and more glowing skin
  • Improved mental clarity
  • Increased energy levels
  • Relief from bloating and abdominal distension
  • Relief from constipation and IBS irritable bowel syndrome
  • Reduced frequency of toxic headaches

Is colon therapy safe?

 

It is completely safe. You will be attended by a professionally trained and skilled Colon Technician that uses the Aqua-Clinic TM Device. Sterile-disposable tubing and speculums are used with each treatment to prevent any contamination. The water pressure and temperature can be controlled for a healthy bowel movement and also to ensure that the client is at ease at all times.

If the lungs, liver, kidneys are also eliminative organs, why is Colon Hydrotherapy important?

 

Colon hydrotherapy works to soothe and tone the colon, helping it to eliminate more efficiently. The function as a whole helps reduce the burden on other organs and the lymphatic system – our main line of defense against harmful bacteria.

 

Will one colonic completely empty the colon?

  

Not often. Many of us have a substantial amount of impacted faeces in our colon that consists of hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material. Secondly, there is a learning process involved in receiving colonics. As you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will remove some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. However many you may wish to have will depend upon your personal health objectives and the advice of your therapist.

If I use Colon Hydrotherapy regularly to cleanse my colon, will my colon stop functioning on its own?

 

Our goal is to assist you in healing your colon and leading you toward better health. An important feature of Colonics is to strengthen the colon and keep it from becoming sluggish. When the colon is sluggish and a bowel movement does not return a few days after therapy, it is an indication that a series of colonics is needed to remove the buildup of faecal material that has built up in the bowel over the years. Once the series of colonics has successfully cleansed the colon, the colon will begin to function regularly.

Does Colon Hydrotherapy wash out intestinal flora and important nutrients?

 

Colon hydrotherapy re-trains the muscle or the bowel to regain strength. After a series, most people regain the normal bowel function of one to two movements per day. A healthy bowel will have two to three bowel movements a day, depending on what you eat. Trouble is usually first recognised by an individual as constipation or diarrhoea. These danger signs along with foul-smelling stool and gas may be over looked. Golden brown use to be considered the normal colour, but now that vegetables are recommended the color reflects the vegetables. During constipation, you may observe a darkening of the stool because of the long transition time in your system.

Is it embarrassing?

 

No. Your dignity is completely maintained and we pride ourselves on making your therapy a pleasant experience. Therapy is performed in a private room. You are provided with a disposable gown and blanket that you drape over your body. RICTAT approved devices are used so no uncomfortable or embarrassing odor will exist during colon hydrotherapy.
How much time is required for a Colon Hydrotherapy Session?

Plan about an hour and a half for your first visit, each hydrotherapy session is about 30 to 45 minutes based on the individual. We prefer if you relax in our clinic and stay for sorbet and a cup of tea for a few minutes after the treatment in order to make sure you leave fully revitalised.

What should I do before a session?

 

Avoid eating gas-forming foods such as beans and cabbage the day of your colonic as well as the day before to help reduce cramping. It can be more comfortable to refrain from eating at least two hours before your scheduled appointment time. For best results, avoid fatty foods and prepare a diet of vegetables and grains.

What kind of diet shall I follow after getting a colon hydrotherapy session?

 

Following large intestinal cleansing, the body may feel weary or relaxed. This is simply your body working out and processing through its cleaning period; so, proper rest is important for your body to recuperate and rejuvenate. After receiving colon hydrotherapy, for best results follow a very basic diet as advised by your colon hydrotherapist and use the suggested intestinal flora products recommended by your therapist.

 

Book your Appointment Now!

 

Call 07515-429008  or
or email: enquiries@kentdetox.co.uk
alternatively use our online contact form now!

Spoil your mum this Mother’s day

Only a few days to go and looking for an idea on how to spoil your mum this mother’s day.

mum detox

We have just the gift for you if your mum is into the following:

  •  Is your mum always reading up on ways to lose weight?
  • Always following celebrity ways of slimming?
  • Detoxing
  • The latest on supplementation and nutrition
  • Fitness and healthy lifestyle

Request your £10 voucher towards spoiling your mum at the clinic.

The voucher can be used towards:

If you have any questions do not hesitate in contacting us directly on 07515 429008.

 

Wedding weight loss 2014

Wedding Season Offers

The start of spring can only mean one thing…. WEDDING BELLS!!!

We have already seen an increase of male and female parties joining in the challenge to lose the weight and also look and feel good for their big days.

Some useful tips when considering a detox / weight loss plan /course of colonics for your wedding party:

  • Make sure you do all of the work before your last adjustments (not your last fitting)
  • Book the package that you know is realistic – it might be that you need longer to get to your goal, so also  ask about our 30 day programme with guaranteed results.  This programme starts with the 9 day cleanse and can  be combined with a course of colonics.
  • Also ensure that you look after your skin.  The programme we offer has amazing results in making your skin glow.  We also advise our clients to try a course of Microdermabration to encourage skin elasticity and blood supply as well as remove old dead skin from the upper layer.
  • Set yourself a target in terms of weight you want to lose and dates you want to achieve it by.  Discuss this with our therapist in order to work on a plan that will allow you to achieve it.
  • Get active
  • Stay hydrated
  • Don’t turn into Bridezilla, the stress won’t do you any good.  We often see an increase in stress related IBS for our brides and grooms to be.  Delegate the jobs to the people directly involved in your bridal party.

If you want to discuss your specific goals and concerns with one of our qualified therapist then please do not hesitate to get in touch.  Either complete the form below or ring us now on 07515-429008.

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