Have you ever heard the gut described as the second brain? Keeping your gut healthy is vital for overall wellbeing, and taking conscious steps to improve your gut health can help with an array of different symptoms.
One effective way to support optimal gut health is through colonic detox cleanses — also known as colonic hydrotherapy or colonic irrigation. A colonic cleanse uses purified water to gently clear your colon of excess faecal matter, gas, mucus and toxic substances. But how exactly does a colonic cleanse improve your health? Let’s explore five key benefits — read on to discover why colonic irrigation is becoming increasingly popular.
1. Improved digestive health
Our digestive systems play a vital role in nutrient absorption and waste elimination. Over time, the colon can accumulate toxins, waste, and harmful bacteria that hinder its proper functioning.
If you’ve been experiencing bloating and discomfort, constipation, or other digestive issues, a colonic cleanse can help flush out built-up waste and toxins to keep your gut working as it should. It can support regular bowel movements and help you feel more comfortable.
2. Weight loss
Weight management should always be looked at holistically. And although a colonic cleanse isn’t a long-term weight loss solution, when combined with a healthy diet and sufficient exercise, it can help you trim down. Your colon stores a huge amount of excess waste, so flushing it out with colonic irrigation can leave you feeling much lighter.
3. Nutrient absorption and bacteria balance
It’s important to note that colonic hydrotherapy is all about balance. Your gut is filled with bacteria — some of which are essential for staying healthy. These bacteria help support your immune system and keep your digestion on track. While colonic irrigation can remove a small amount of good bacteria along with the bad, it creates a clean and primed environment for more of the good flora to grow. It can also help you absorb probiotics and other nutrients more effectively.
4. Clearer skin
There is limited scientific evidence directly linking colonic irrigation to clearer skin, however, there is a potential indirect relationship. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it can be affected by toxins held in your colon, kidneys, and liver. So cleansing and healing your colon can eliminate toxins and help clear your skin of issues like acne and inflammation. Colonic irrigation also supports your immune system, again helping to promote clearer skin.
5. Better energy and concentration levels
As mentioned, your gut is your ‘second brain’. There’s a huge connection between your cognitive and digestive functions. And when your colon is overloaded with waste and toxins, it can lead to feelings of sluggishness and fatigue. You may feel grumpy and find it hard to concentrate.
As it removes the buildup of waste and toxins, colonic hydrotherapy can improve your mood and energy levels. Many individuals report feeling lighter and more energetic with better mental clarity after a colonic irrigation session.
Colonic hydrotherapy from Health Avenues
Colonic detox cleanses are a great way to reset and revitalise your body. However, it’s important to note that colonic hydrotherapy should be carried out by trained professionals in a safe and hygienic environment. As with any health-related procedure, it’s always best to speak to your healthcare provider before embarking on a colon detox cleanse to ensure it aligns with your individual needs and medical history.
At Health Avenues, we have the experience and training to carry out effective colonics that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and balanced. Liz is a qualified Colonic Hydrotherapy Practitioner with medical training as a nurse and midwife. She has over 30 years of nursing experience and has been carrying out colonic hydrotherapy for over 20 years. She can offer colonic cleanses, as well as probiotic implants, coffee enemas, and food intolerance testing in London and the West Midlands.
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