Colon Cleansing and Enema: Who needs them?

Do you suffer from:


Appetite loss
Bad breath
Stomach pains
Weight problems


If your answer is yes to 2 or more of the above, you could be experiencing symptoms of colon dysfunction. Research has shown that, over the years, the colon walls can become encrusted with non eliminated waste, making it sluggish and functioning inefficiently.

It has been said that the average person may have up to 10 pounds or more of non-eliminated waste sitting dormant in the large intestine. In more serious cases, some people can hold up to 30 pounds of sitting waste products that result in excess weight, and which can be eliminated through high colonic irrigation and other types of colon cleansing.

The main role of the large intestine (colon) is the absorption of water and nutrients from food as well as the removal of waste and toxins. The majority of all the vitamins and minerals from the food we eat are absorbed through the walls of the colon. Waste matter blocking the colon walls prevents a complete absorption of food nutrients.


colon-therapy Several colon cleansing methods are available. They tend to be superior to chemical laxatives. The latter will only alleviate symptoms temporarily, but eventually create further problems.

Colon therapy is a detoxifying method that includes high colonic irrigation, colon cleansing, colonic enema, home colonic cleansing and colon hydrotherapy. They are all pretty similar methods with the same objective: using water to wash out stagnated and putrefied faecal matter from the large intestine.

Other methods of colon cleansing are based on taking herbal supplements to help flush the waste out. Cleansing the colon to detoxify is not some fad or new technique. It's been known and practised since 1500 BC by the ancient Egyptians.

High colonic irrigation is generally a safe and simple colon cleansing technique that irrigates the large intestine with water to clean out toxins and accumulated waste lining its walls. Removing years of build up improves colon function and other digestive and nutrient absorption functions. It will also alleviate the symptoms listed above.

Did you know that an impaired colon function seriously affects the digestive system and consequently, every living cell and organ in the body? That sluggish and incomplete digestion will result in undigested food putrefying and creating an over-acidic condition? (often manifesting in heartburn). Because of improper elimination, waste matter build-up creates an ideal environment for disease and produces bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites.


Toxic poisons are usually the result of bacterial action during the putrefaction of foods that travel too slowly due to a blockage or constipation in the small or large intestines. Remember this, it's important. The reason why constipation is dangerous to our health is that our bodies are designed to absorb whatever is in the digestive tract. If you put good healthy nutrition there, the body will absorb it. Likewise, if you leave putrefying, toxic waste, the body will absorb it too.

The accumulation of toxins or poisons from this environment can build up in the lymph and bloodstream. This condition is called autointoxication or self-poisoning. Autointoxication occurs when poisons and toxins are absorbed into the bloodstream via the colon.

These toxins will eventually burden every vital organ and cell and can seriously impair normal body functions. Sounds pretty serious, doesn't it? Symptoms relieved by colon cleansing include:


Bad breath
Loss of concentration
Sinus congestion
Skin problems
Weight problems
Yeast infection (candida)


Consider colon cleansing If you suffer from one or more of the above. Some diseases of the colon, including chronic constipation, colitis, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, and mucous colitis, are often cured exclusively by an intensive series of colonics given close together.

Colon cleansing is also said to help prevent colon cancer.

The colon is essential to your well being and for elimination of waste products and toxins. Our contaminated environment and lifestyle of today call for the need for efficient detox methods. Colon cleansing is generally safe and effective for people of all ages, including children and the elderly.

Caution: Double-check the credentials of your chosen colon-cleansing practitioner. It's always safer to ask for a recommendation. Pregnant women should abstain from colon cleansing in the last three months of pregnancy and should ask their doctor's advice in the first six months.

Remember that too frequent colonics can damage the intestinal flora. Colonics should be avoided in the following cases:

  • Acute intestinal ulcers or digestive perforations
  • Recent colon surgery
  • Cancerous tumours in the colon in progressive stage
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Acute haemorrhoids



The enema is another method to flush waste out of the colon. It has been called: "one of the oldest medical procedures still in use today". Similar to a laxative the enema is used as a bowel stimulant and is used to relieve constipation or to cleanse the lower bowel.

Most home enemas are pre-packaged sodium phosphate solutions. Coffee enema is used for detox and is recommended for liver detox. The only danger of enemas is the risk of physical damage to the rectum due to wrong insertion of the device used.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to replace the opinion of a qualified health care professional
and is not intended as medical advice.
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