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Colon Hydrotherapy at Body Basics

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— Dr. Norman Walker

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  • Welcome to the Body Basics Offices

    A simple cleansing program is the first and most important positive step you can take to establish and maintain the highest possible level of health and vitality.

    Included herein are answers to some commonly asked questions people have regarding Colon Hydrotherapy. Our goal at Body Basics is to educate you in the benefits of colon cleansing as an effective, rejuvenating, time-proven adjunct to any health or weight-loss program.

    This gentle method of cleansing and exercising the colon, or large intestine, with warm water and herbs restores proper function and well-being to a very overworked and often toxic organ.

    Also known as intestinal therapy or colonic irrigation, Colon Hydrotherapy is completely safe, beneficial, and nontoxic. Body Basics Centre for Health maintains a clean clinical facility to assist in whole body detoxification. Using FDA approved equipment, individual disposables, and sterile procedure prevents any possibility of cross-contamination.

    Maggie Hope, the owner and hydrotherapist at Body Basics is certified through I-ACT, the International Association of Colon Therapists. Maggie is also a certified nutritional consultant, and she has worked in this field for the past 20 years, studying how to address the whole body and use nutrition, herbs, and supplements for internal cleansing and optimal health.

    Maggie has written a book on cleansing and health, toured and traveled Europe and the USA giving many lectures and workshops, trained colon therapists, managed and set-up the detoxification and nutrition department in a world-class alternative medical facility, and administered over 12,000 colon therapy treatments. Maggie has performed this work in four different countries, including her birthplace, England.

    Download a free copy of “Value of Colon Hydrotherapy Verified by Medical Professionals Prescribing It” by Dr. Morton Walker, DPM in Adobe PDF Format.

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    Welcome to the Body Basics Offices

    Frequently Asked Questions about Colon Hydrotherapy

    1. Is Colon Hydrotherapy completely safe?
    2. How does Colon Hydrotherapy compare to an enema?
    3. Can I be constipated even if I have 1, 2, or 3 bowel movements a day?
    4. How many times do I need Colon Hydrotherapy?
    5. Do treatments hurt?
    6. Is Colon Hydrotherapy habit-forming?
    7. How much of the intestines are actually cleansed with Colon Hydrotherapy?
    8. Should I see my doctor before having Colon Hydrotherapy?
    9. Does having a menstrual period at the time of my cleanse have an effect on the treatment?
    10. What should I do to prepare for Colon Hydrotherapy?
    11. Can I work after a treatment?
    12. How long does a treatment take?
    13. Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?
    14. Will Colon Hydrotherapy damage normal intestinal flora?
    15. How soon after the childbirth can I have a colonic? Can I have one while I am nursing?

    Is Colon Hydrotherapy completely safe?

    Yes. Using FDA approved equipment, individual disposables which are used once and then thrown away, and sterile procedure, there is no danger of contamination. In fact, treatments are much safer than the common enema.

    How does Colon Hydrotherapy compare to an enema?

    An enema only bathes the lower part of the colon, whereas Colon Hydrotherapy bathes the entire length of the colon. According to Dr. Norman Walker, “One colonic is equivalent to 30 enemas.”

    Can I be constipated eve if I have 1, 2, or 3 bowel movements a day?

    Yes. Accumulated wastes, mucous and gas in the colon may inhibit its natural peristaltic action, resulting in incomplete—though frequent—bowel movements. This backup of toxic waste can cause a wide range of problems in the digestive tract and throughout the entire body.

    How many times do I need Colon Hydrotherapy?

    {The number of treatments varies with each individual and his/her condition. Often, waste is so hard and deeply lodged in the colon that it may take a series of colonics to sufficiently soften and loosen it. Colonics also stimulate the liver, kidney and lymph system to dump toxins. Body Basics recommends at least a minimum of four sessions your first time.

    Do treatments hurt?

    No. In fact, with the advanced equipment and training of our fully trained and certified colon hydrotherapists, treatments are refreshing and relaxing.


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    Is Colon Hydrotherapy habit-forming?

    No. The purpose of cleansing the colon is to allow it to relax and rejuvenate, ad to promote better peristalsis. The colon cannot heal when it is constantly working to get rid of accumulated wastes, gasses, and poisons.

    How much of the intestines are actually cleansed with Colon Hydrotherapy?

    During a session we are actually able to bathe the full length of the colon, approximately five to five and a half feet. We are not able to cleanse the small intestine because nature provides a little “one way door” called the ileocecal valve that prevents water and waste from washing up into it. The buildup in the small intestine is cleared with the help of nutritional supplements taken orally during a series of cleansings.

    Should I see my doctor before having Colon Hydrotherapy?

    If there is something organically or internally wrong, it's always a good idea to consult your doctor, but a medical examination is not required. Colon Hydrotherapy is safer than home enemas, and at Body Basics, we only use state-of-the-art equipment professionally administered by a certified colon therapist.


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    Does having a menstrual period at the time of my cleanse have an effect on the treatment?

    In fact, it's usually a good time to receive a treatment, since your body is already cleansing. Your menstrual flow will not interfere with the success of the treatment. Flushing the colon will also reduce abdominal pressure associated with menstrual cycles.

    What should I do to prepare for Colon Hydrotherapy?

    A cleansing diet of fruit and vegetables for one day before your appointment is recommended. Drink 8–10 glasses of water a day. Avoid eating two hours before your appointment; avoid carbonated beverages—they will add gas to the colon. Come relaxed, and maintain a positive, cheerful attitude.

    Can I work after a treatment?

    Certainly. Colon Hydrotherapy should not interfere with your scheduled day.


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    How long does a treatment take?

    Between 30 and 45 minutes, but you should plan for an hour stay.

    Will I experience any intestinal discomfort or fatigue after the cleansing?

    You should not feel any intestinal discomfort, but cleansing will release a lot of old debris and toxins which might cause a brief healing crisis. If so, resting is recommended. This will usually pass within 24 hours.

    Will Colon Hydrotherapy damage normal intestinal flora?

    Accumulation of encrusted feces in the colon makes it impossible for the glands to produce the necessary intestinal flora, resulting in increased constipation. Cleansing the colon helps bring the acid-alkaline ratio back into balance, allowing friendly bacteria to thrive, while inhibiting disease-causing organisms. We can reintroduce friendly bacteria back into the colon with a probiotic implant, or by orally taking acidophilus capsules.

    How soon after the childbirth can I have a colonic? Can I have one while I am nursing?

    Wait at least 6 weeks to heal and recover from childbirth before having a colonic.

    You can have a colonic while you are nursing.

    We at Body Basics prefer it if you could pump enough milk to feed baby for the next 18 to 24 hours after your colonic. This is a Body Basics preference there is no scientific evidence that a colonic while breast feeding is harmful in any way to baby. We ere on the side of caution only because we would not like to stir up toxins and pass them along to baby. Itís your choice.

    If you are coming in because of constipation, a colonic is much better than a laxative. You donít want your baby to feel the effects of a laxative, and everything you consume orally will pass through the breast milk.


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