therapy has been used in both Europe and America for many years
as part of a healthy lifestyle. People have experienced numerous
benefits to this treatment that may help a variety of ailments.
Colon therapy uses a series of gentle colonic water flushes to clear
and detoxify the lower intestine and aid in the reconstruction of
its intestinal flora. The procedure washes toxins out of the colon
while stimulating the liver and lymphatics to help activate deep
The healthy function of
the colon is essential for good digestion, proper absorption of
nutrients, and the natural elimination of body waste and toxins.
Colon therapy can help to reestablish regular bowel movements by
restoring muscle tone to the colon and normal peristalsis. Faulty
bowel elimination arises from numerous factors, including improper
diet consisting of processed foods high in saturated fats and low
in fiber, lack of exercise, emotional and mental stress, and poisons
such as coffee, sugar, alcohol, and tobacco.
The elimination of these toxins is important for maintaining health.
The colon contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the
body. When toxins are allowed to accumulate in the colon, they can
cause a number of problems.
that may benefit by this therapy include backache, headache, bad
breath, coated tongue, gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation,
sinus or lung congestion, skin problems like psoriasis, loss of
concentration, obesity, food allergies, and Candida. These conditions
tend to arise from the accumulation of toxins in the body.
typical colon therapy treatment takes place in a comfortable relaxed
setting, and lasts about forty-five to sixty minutes. Before a session,
it is good idea to eat and drink lightly. For twenty-four hours
following the session, gentle and nourishing foods like vegetable
soups, broths, and fruit or vegetable juices can be eaten.
The treatment consists of the gentle insertion of a sterile speculum
into the rectum. The speculum has an inlet for filtered water and
an outlet for toxic elimination. The therapist monitors the pressure
and temperature of the filtered water as it irrigates the bowel.
This method provides a closed and sterile system so elimination
goes directly in the drain line thereby avoiding any offensive order.
Frequency of treatment
depends upon the presenting condition. To help reverse bowel elimination
problems usually takes more than two or three sessions. Initially
a series of several treatments is recommended. It is advisable to
have maintenance treatments as determined by an individual’s
habits and lifestyle.
Have you ever sat
watching television or reading a book and felt something move in
your abdomen? A flutter or a baby kicking, but you are not pregnant.
Arthritic symptoms, joint pain, bloating, digestive upset, dehydration
and gas and excessive mucous in the stool can all be indicative
of a parasitic infection. The question is where do these miniature
monsters come from and how can we avoid them. I all reality they
are much more common than we think.
has been an underlying aspect of food preparation for centuries.
The required process for dish cleansing is designed for just such
purposes. One of the Protozoan forms of parasites we are more familiar
with is Giardia lamblia. G. lamblia can be found in much of the
water throughout the Northwestern United States. That sparkling
water cascading over those boulders often carries with it the parasitic
flagellate Giardia lamblia. Avoidance of this and other protozoa
often involves boiling water and other water treatments.
Who are the parasites in our neighborhood? According to the American
Heritage Directory of the English Language, a parasite can be classified
as any organism that grows, feeds and is sheltered on or in a different
organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.
This broad definition makes it apparent that there are many forms
of parasites originating from a broad variety of the biological
and microbiological kingdoms. There are more then 30 different species
of Caestodes or “tapeworms” that may infect man. Many
of these tapeworms appear to be flattened and are a creamy white
color. The fish tapeworm can be found throughout the Baltic Sea
area and has been reported with a high incidence in Alaska and Canada
as well as many of the smaller lakes of Minnesota and Michigan.
such as Trichomoniasis can inhabit the urethra, urinary bladder,
vagina and prostate. Many of these infections are asymptomatic.
Recognized symptoms include, a creamy yellow vaginal discharge combined
with itching and burning. The beef tapeworm, another serious culprit,
enters our system through the ingestion of undercooked beef, tartare,
rare steaks and undercooked shashlik or kabobs. The scolex (head)
of this tape worm has four prominent muscular suckers for attachment
to the small intestinal wall.
Parasites can deplete the body of B vitamins and in some cases cause
anemia from loss of blood. The hookworm latches onto the human intestine
with two sharp hooks, hence its name, takes a mouthful of tissue,
dissolves it with enzymes and slurps up blood from ruptured capillaries.
In heavy infestation of a hundred or more worm, a person can lose
a pint of blood every two days, suffering severe anemia and iron
A hookworm species that parasitizes dogs, A. Caninum, has larvae
which emerge from their sleep when their female host becomes pregnant.
They migrate into the canine’s mammary glands and are transmitted
into nursing puppies through the milk. These parasites are barely
challenged at all by the puppies immature immune system and have
no trouble establishing themselves. A. Caninum is often transmitted
to humans through contact with puppies.
cross the barriers of space and time. As we become more well traveled
we bring with us parasites from around the world. In the artic,
many hunters perished from heart failure as armies of tiny nematodes
invaded their muscles. In another instance while poring over feces
from nearly two dozen of the Chinchorro people accidentally mummified
by the desert heat, tiny translucent eggs of an intestinal tape
worm called Diphyllobothrium pacificum, which can grow as long as
16 feet were discovered. This parasite commonly found in sea lions,
enters the ocean when one of its hosts defecates into the water.
From there climbing back up the food chain, infecting crustacean
eating fish, fish-loving sea lions and finally humans.
Parasites were also found in the digestive system of exhumed mummies
from the Anasazi settlements in New Mexico. Tiny mummified larva
and eggs of four parasites: roundworms, pinworms and tapeworms,
whose poisonous excretions in heavy infestations leave their hosts
dizzy, nauseated and delirious: and wire worms, whose random migrations
through the intestines can scar tissue so badly that little food
passes through were noticed among bits of undigested corn and squash.
T. cruzi, found along the arctic coast, infected families who dined
on the rare meat of polar bears. The potentially fatal roundworm
can cause pneumonia, encephalitis, meningitis, brain damage and
heart failure. In what is now Utah and Nevada, hunters became infested
with Moniliformis clarki, a thorny headed worm that caused severe
intestinal pain. In South America, freshwater crab eaters were plagued
with Paragonimus mexicanus, a lung fluke that sometimes fatally
invades the human heard and brain tissue.
In anther case a mummy was found to have an intestine so large that
it occupied most of the man’s pelvic girdle, crowding out
the kidney’s the bladder and jamming up against the spine.
He was probably not even able to urinate and there was even an indentation
in the colon from the bones of the spine. What a horrible way to
die! This condition, commonly known as mega colon, originates from
two primary causes: Hirschprung’s disease and Chagas disease,
a massive infection by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi.
The parasite T. Cruzi attacks the nerves of the colon and inhibits
natural peristalsis. This eventually stops the normal contraction
of the intestines. The intestines then fill with food causing the
colon to lose muscle tone and elasticity. The person dies of blood
poisoning, after several months of not being able to defecate.
insect borne disease, kills some 43,000 people annually in the Americas.
It is called the kissing bug. Fond of hiding in the crevices of
poorly built walls, they emerge at night to seek blood and almost
any mammal will do. Anything from a guinea pig to a human is fair
game. Lured by body heat, these insects crawl onto sleepers faces
and quench their thirst, defecating as they drink. The waste is
saturated with T. cruzi and people who scratch or rub a bite risk
sweeping the feces into the sore or into their mouths or eyes. Once
inside the human body, the tiny single celled parasites swiftly
spread to lymph nodes, often triggering an infection. More than
a quarter of T. cruzi victims will develop severe cardiac disorders,
often resulting in death. Physicians in Texas in the late 1970’s
revealed this parasite swimming in the blood of 2.4% of 500 longtime
residents living in the Rio Grande valley. Chagas disease is frequently
overlooked when physicians diagnose heart disorders.
able to properly eliminate is one of our most serious health issues.
Our health depends on it. We should all be having two to three bowel
movements per day and if we don’t we should be asking where
is all of the food going that we are consuming? Good question!
Parasites are among
us. They are some of the worst sexually transmitted disease. Some
of the sources are: imported food and drink, that romantic dinners,
the barbecue next door and the swim you took in the lake two years
ago when you accidentally swallowed a little bit of water and have
had diarrhea off and on ever since. Yes, they live in us, around
us and among us-and they can be properly diagnosed, dealt with and
eliminated! During colonic therapy, my clients and I have seen many
parasites leave the body.