Colon 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 tissue detoxification.

       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.

       Conditions 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.

       A 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.

     

Colonics and parasites

        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.

        Parasitic control 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.

        Protozoan parasites 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 deficiency.
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.

        Parasites routinely 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.

        Another parasite, 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.

         Chagas, an 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.

         Not being 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.