It’s time to have that little chat together…
No, not THAT chat!
Let’s talk about poop!
Ya, ya, I know, sometimes this subject makes people a little uncomfortable. But you know what? It’s so important to your health!! So keep reading…
If you’ve been following my journey for a while, you know that I like to test things out on myself. Everything I post here and share with you is something that I truly believe in. And this, my friends, is one of those things.
Now that we know I’m a little crazy, I want to tell you about my
dirty little detoxing secret: colon hydrotherapy.
For most of my adult life, I’ve struggled with constipation. It got even worse after having my three children in a two-and-a-half year span. And having sluggish digestion means that toxins were being stored in my body and recirculated into my system. Ummm..no thank you!
I started colon hydrotherapy this past summer after struggling with major constipation. It was a way to cleanse my body and get rid of those toxins. Was I a little nervous to start? You bet! I knew what colon hydrotherapy involved!
But my colon hydrotherapist made me feel very comfortable. And hey, after giving birth to three, nine pound babies, not much scares you!
The main goal of my colon hydrotherapy was to encourage peristalsis, which is the contraction of the muscle in the GI tract in order to move food and waste through the tract. I guess mine had decided to get a little lazy!
Did it work? Oh my gosh – YES!! I felt SO much better and lighter afterwards. Literally, I was lying on the table watching all the gunk and waste being shuttled out of my system. Of course, you don’t have to watch, but I’m kinda of a weirdo that way 😉 I wanna know what’s in my poop!
So how does it all work?
I won’t go into the nitty gritty details, but basically, water is pumped up the colon slowly to help loosen and release all of the toxins and junk that have been sitting in our colon for a while. The colon hydrotherapist lets little bursts of water go into your colon and then releases the water, which flushes out the stuff. It’s like a flush and release, flush and release, flush and release…
The session is short (about 45 minutes) and you feel immediate relief afterwards. I went about six times in a three week period to start. This helped to get all the gunk out and also to strengthen my peristalsis muscle. It’s like exercise for your colon; the more you work it, the stronger the muscle gets and is better able to do it’s job.
Unlike an enema, colon hydrotherapy won’t have you running to the bathroom afterwards. And because the water is pumped in in short bursts, you typically don’t have any cramping either. The establishment where you get your colon hydrotherapy should give you some guidelines to follow before your session, like not eating or drinking two hours prior to your session and making sure to hydrate afterwards.
If you’re someone who struggles with digestive issues or bowel disorders, if you get frequent bloating or have been on a lot of antibiotics or birth control for several years, I would definitely recommend you consider trying colon hydrotherapy. If you’re someone who wants to lose weight quickly, wants to clear out last night’s pizza and beer binge, or wants to do it because some celebrity supposedly does it — then colon hydrotherapy is NOT for you.
I know I make jokes about poop, but I really believe that colon hydrotherapy is an awesome way to detox and I know that I feel great after my sessions.