Post Care After Your Colonic
What should I do after a session?
Something most of us battle with. How much water should I be drinking daily? Drink plenty of liquids (purified or distilled water, juices, herbal teas, and electrolyte beverages). To help your body continue flushing out toxins. – 1/2 of your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 120 its, your water intake should be at least 60oz of water.
After a session, how might I expect to feel?
If you feel particularly bloated or windy, this will subside about 12-24 hours after your colonic and is very natural as toxins are still being released. A warm bath may help relieve any discomfort.
A light diet of fruit, vegetables, salads, soups, and chicken or fish is also suggested for the following 2 or 3 days, taking care to avoid anything that causes gas.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a window of opportunity to influence the dynamic in our favor.
The effect on gut flora lasts about two weeks. Unlike antibiotics, it doesn’t kill anything; it merely removes and reduces individuals. Unlike laxatives, it doesn’t irritate; it stimulates natural peristalsis (bowel movements) and releases dysfunctional spasms.
Get the best from your colonic by supporting a healthy gut flora following your treatment:
- Avoid alcohol, chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, and some medications (antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, antacids, and many more all have detrimental effects on gut flora)
- Eat fiber-rich foods (especially water-soluble fibers) such as flax seeds, chia seeds, oat bran, root vegetables, and pulses (lentils, chickpeas, etc.)
- Eat berries and foods that are rich in polyphenols (dates, red grapes, etc.) which have an antimicrobial and antioxidative effect. The combination of blueberries and probiotics has been shown to reduce inflammation-inducing bacteria while increasing health-promoting lactobacillus in the intestines,
- Encourage a diverse gut flora by eating fermented vegetables (such as sauerkraut etc.), kefir, soft cheeses (such as brie, Roquefort, feta, etc.) fermented soya (such as Tempeh), and by taking a quality probiotic supplement
- Take care of yourself; lack of sleep, anger/stress; lack of exercise; lack of sunlight all have been shown to be detrimental to a healthy gut flora through the complex and interactive relationships that exist between our gut, brain, hormones, and our highly sensitive gut microbiome.