You can take a few simple measures to ensure that your colon hydrotherapy treatment is successful.

 Foods to eliminate from the diet 3 days prior to your colonic treatment:

  • All drinks containing caffeine, including coffee, tea and cola drinks. If in doubt, just drink plain water/herbal teas/fresh vegetable juices
  • Alcohol
  • All dairy products, including milk, butter, yogurt, cheese and cream.
  • Animal protein: red meat, poultry and fish
  • Anything made with wheat and white sugar: bread, pasta, cereals, biscuits, cakes etc
  • Fried foods
  • Anything processed
  • Avoid eating late at night, and
  • Chew, chew chew!

What you can include

  • Drink at least 2/3 litres of water daily. Drink 1 litre before 9am, a further litre before 12 noon and a litre before 6pm.
  • Try to eat as much fruit, vegetables and salads as possible. Juice if you can. Don't buy prepared pasteurised juices from supermarkets. They have very little nutritional value.
  • If you suffer with IBS, cut down on the amount of fruit you eat. It contains (fructose) sugar and this can cause fermentation in the gut.
  • If you would like to add an oil to your salads/vegetables, use Udo's Oil (Omegas 3, 6 & 9) available from all good health shops or a good quality extra virgin olive oil. Add a little organic apple cider vinegar and a squeeze of lemon juice to make a delicious salad dressing.
  • If you need to cook your vegetables, lightly steam them.
  • Homemade vegetable soups with a soup/casserole mix containing beans and legumes (for extra protein) are nutritious and filling. You could add a handful of sprouted beans if you wish.
  • If you are hungry, eat seeds: sunflower, pumpkin and sesame. You can also snack on small amounts of fruit and raw vegetables, oatcakes with humous and vegetarian pate.

Improving the health of the bowel is not just about having colon hydrotherapy treatment to remove impaction, mucous, bacteria and virus. It is vital to strengthen and heal the bowel using dietary nutrition, probiotics and superfoods. These will have a beneficial impact on the bowel, helping to prevent dysbiosis (imbalance in gut bugs) and gut hyper-permeability ('leaky gut') but on general health too, in particular strengthening the immune system, and improving mood.

There are strong proven links between a poorly functioning digestive system/bowel, and a weak immune system, and depression. Please contact me if you need any guidance or advice regarding any of the above.


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