By Peter Melamed, Ph.D.
Colon cleanses work not only for the body but also they promote overall health. Despite age, gender, and illness, colon cleansing is beneficial to everyone. Let me share my personal medical experience in regards to colon cleansing with you.
During my medical career, I saw healing actions of the colon cleansing in many acute and chronic situations. I remember, as a young medical doctor I had night duties in the cardiac ICU. It was a real battlefield. I had 10-15 ill, aged patients with the massive heart attacks, arrhythmias’, high blood pressure, shock. I wonted to save their lives. I tried to do my best with medications, painkillers, oxygen therapy, and electrical cardioversion; however, in many cases it was useless.
One day I shared my feelings with a very experienced anesthesiologist. His advice was simple and strange to me, do enemas to your patients. When I came to my next night shift, I told the staff to do enemas to all seriously ill patients. The old anesthesiologist was absolutely right. To my surprise, after enemas and passing gasses and stool, the entire medical condition of my patients really improved. Their pains went down; EKG, BP and oxygen in the blood were improved. The blue lips became alive, their faces turned pink. Their mood and sleep got better.
I worked for 15 years in an ICU of a big district hospital. This ICU was also a poison control and liver, kidney failure center. Colon cleansing as repeated enemas saved many lives of people with acute poisoning and helped patients with kidney failure to gain time for hemodialysis. The medical term of repeated enemas is colon dialysis. Now after hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, colon dialysis is the third effective approach that is accepted by doctors and patients with kidney failure. According to medical literature, excretion of urea nitrogen, creatinine and uric acid and other harmful, toxic substances increases from 25% to 80% at the end stage of kidney disease patients.
Working as MD in outpatient setting, I advise enemas pretty often with the very positive outcome. Only one thing was inconvenient: stink, filthy body. After immigrating to U.S. and working as a holistic medicine practitioner, I missed enema but I realized that Americans hate the bad smell and dirty body. Colon hydrotherapy came to my attention. I went to the practitioner for my first colon hydrotherapy session and to my surprise, there was no smell, the office was perfectly clean and comfortable. The fecal matter could be seen only in the tube of the updated colon hydrotherapy machine. I was convinced that colon hydrotherapy (colonic, colonic irrigation) was a great opportunity for colon cleansing and the perfect way to well-being.
In what kind of situation, can colon hydrotherapy be a useful adjunct to conventional treatment and holistic healing?
According the medical statistics, over the last sixty years, digestive diseases, in the U.S, and developed countries rise. The harsh reality is that 60 to 70 million people affected by digestive disorders in the U.S. Genetic factors cannot clarify this data; therefore, the environmental factors come to the light of scientists and doctors. Regardless of billions of the dollars on prescription and OTC medications, army of the gastroenterologists, millions of the colonoscopies, constipation, IBS, diarrhea, GERD, hemorrhoids, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer are on the grow. More than 200,000 Americans had their filthy, rotten, diseased colons surgically removed every year.
Many medical doctors and researchers consider the epidemic of digestive disorders to be caused by the low amount of the beneficial intestinal bacteria and, as a result, Candida-yeast overgrowth, small intestine bacterial overgrowth-SIBO. The medical term for this disorder is dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is a culprit of numerous gastrointestinal disorders. On the other hand, researchers confirm that normalizing the balance of the beneficial intestinal bacteria is a practical way to help patients with the various gastrointestinal disorders.
“I drink yogurt and take probiotics” you may say. Regrettably, it does not help because the situation is very complicated. What happens in the case of dysbiosis?
Antibiotics, unhealthy way of eating, alcohol, some medications, and environmental chemicals, chronic constipation exterminate the beneficial intestinal bacteria. These microorganisms have an extremely important function. They compete and destroy opportunistic infection such as harmful microbes, Candida-yeast, and parasites. There are a constant competition and war for food and every inch of our intestines. If the amount of the good bacteria goes down, yeast, bad bacteria, and parasites take over the GI tract. They attach to the surface building colonies on the intestinal walls. These colonies form the biofilm to resist to the other microorganisms.
In case of severe and long lasting intestinal dysbiosis, taking low-quality probiotics and eating “yogurt” cannot restore the balance of the beneficial intestinal bacteria. The bad bacteria take the space in the colon. The simple analogy is apartment building from which decent people left, and now it is occupied by bandits.
But there is good news. Colon hydrotherapy removes biofilm, opens the walls of the large intestine, eliminates the toxins; therefore, creates great conditions for recovery of beneficial intestinal bacteria. Combination of colon hydrotherapy with healing diet, good quality, and quantity of the probiotics, and taking supplements, which destroy biofilm, is the right way to fight with Candida-yeast overgrowth, SIBO, IBS, sinus, bladder, vaginal and other chronic infections.
Dysbiosis causes constipation and, in its turn, constipation promotes bad bacteria and Candida-yeast to overgrow. To make things worse, some people overuse laxatives to get the bowel movement. Some laxatives negatively affect beneficial intestinal bacteria causing vicious circle. “Straining” is indicative of a blocked colon. Reshaping the large intestine by colon hydrotherapy promotes the healthy peristaltic movement. It is a practical way in case of the chronic constipation.
A colon that is filled with feces loses normal peristaltic movement. Bad bacteria and yeasts, which are collected in the large intestine ferment fecal matter. It produces a lot of gasses and toxic substances, which poison the blood, lymph, liver, and brain. No wonder that after colon hydrotherapy session, many clients feel refreshed, energetic, and they experience the good mood.
Diverticulosis is another frequent condition in the modern world; state when the protrusions (pouches) are formed in the colon’s wall. Diverticulosis is close related to dysbiosis and chronic constipation. If the intestine is inflated by the collected fecal matter, any stimulation by using the laxatives is a recipe for diverticulitis-inflammation inside the pouches. In case of the diverticulitis the pouches are getting inflamed, which is required taking antibiotics or surgery.
The course of the colon hydrotherapy sessions, healthy diet, and restoration of the beneficial intestinal bacteria can help to avoid these dangerous complications.
For last decades, doctors and patients faced another serious, sometimes fatal condition: Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea. It is also connected with dysbiosis. In up to 5% percent of people who take antibiotics, the “bad” bacteria in the colon may begin to grow and take over the colon. Broad-spectrum antibiotics wipe out the friendly intestinal bacteria; therefore, opportunistic infection such as bacterium Clostridium difficile starts to overgrow. It can cause an abundant, mucous, foul-smelling diarrhea associated with cramps and constant feeling that you need to have a BM, even if you already have had one.
In my experience, healing diet, potent probiotics, repeated colon hydrotherapy sessions, herbs, acupuncture, and nutritional supplementation can stop antibiotic-associated diarrhea in three weeks.
Skin Health and Beauty
The ancient Chinese doctors have put the skin and colon in the same system. They realized that the health of the skin closely depended upon the health of the colon. People with poor digestion, constipation, bloating, gas, heartburn, diarrhea rarely boast a healthy and clean skin. Colon hydrotherapy, healthy diet, restoration of the beneficial intestinal bacteria, acupuncture, and some nutritional supplements can get rid of impurity, acne, rash, skin inflammation or allergy, itchiness, rosacea, etc. It is an important way to heal the skin disease inside out.
What was Princess Diana’s and many celebrities’ healths and beauty secret that kept them looking gorgeous and glowing with health? Princess Diana used to have weekly colonic sessions. Now read an excerpt from the London Globe newspaper in June 1993 about Princess Diana. “She has her bowels washed out with 12 gallons of water. Now she is free from tiredness, anorexia, headaches, allergies, depression, Candida. PRINCESS DI’s bizarre secret to health, a slim figure, and glowing beauty is giving her body the Royal Flush!” Around 6,000, Britons undergo colonic irrigations every month, and the procedure has become steadily more popular over the past 20 years.
People with a higher (BMI) body mass index store more toxins because they have more fat. An overweight body is the toxic body. These toxins have many harmful effects.
Toxins interfere with metabolism, overload liver detoxification systems, disrupt central nervous system weight-control signals, promote insulin resistance, activate the stress response, affect the thyroid function, increase inflammation, damage mitochondria, and lead to obesity. What does it mean? People with overweight issues commonly suffer from headache, insomnia, stress, fatigue, rapid aging, chronic diseases, and cancer.
Besides, toxins directly lower thyroid hormone levels, metabolic rate, and fat burning. Simple lifestyle choices, as well as detoxification with the colon hydrotherapy and nutritional supplements, can reduce exposure to toxins and enhance the elimination of stored toxins and fats. In the Biotherapy Clinic, we minimize exposure to toxins and enhance the detoxification process. It helps overweight people to lose weight even in the stubborn cases.
Not too many people realize that the most allergies start from the gastrointestinal tract. Leaky gut syndrome; porous gut leads to undigested foods, microorganisms, yeast and gluten to penetrate into the lymph and blood. The immune system tries to attack invaders’. Overwork of the immune system creates the allergy. Food allergy, asthma, sinusitis, many skin problems, even autoimmune diseases start from the weak and sick gastrointestinal tract. In many situations, allergies are close related to dysbiosis. In my many years of experience, whole body cleansing, and the restoration of the friendly intestinal bacteria, by using healing diet, colon hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and nutritional supplements can relieve many allergic conditions by focusing on the root of the problem.
Low Mood, Anxiety, Poor Sleep, Headache
Maybe you know that after a bowel movement babies usually stop crying, the dog wags its tail, birds start to sing. On the other hand, a number of people with the chronic constipation, indigestion, gas typically are crabby, in the bad mood and irritable, they do not sleep well and have migraines. The well-known medical fact, constipation, and depression go side by side.
Many persons, after colon hydrotherapy sessions, note that they have more energy, better mood, cry less, more focus and have a sound sleep. No wonder, elimination of the poisoning substances from the large intestines can reduce the toxic action on the brain and nervous system.
Can beneficial intestinal bacteria make people happier? Nowadays, doctors and medical scientists find much evidence of that. Good bacteria raise the level of serotonin in the gut. Some doctors even call intestines a “second brain.” The little brain in our guts, in connection with the big one in our skulls, controls our mood and plays key roles in a number of diseases throughout the body.
Alcohol, Drug Detox
I was a founder of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in a big psych hospital in Ukraine. I helped hundreds of alcoholics and drug abusers through their process of withdrawal. Detoxification by improving the function of the colon, kidney, and liver is the priority. Alcohol and drugs circulate in the blood, metabolize in the liver, and go into the bile, and then into a small and large intestine. Fast removing of the toxic substances from the intestines to avoid reabsorption by enemas or colon hydrotherapy, is very important.
Every third woman in the U.S. has a history of vaginal yeast infection. It is one of the symptoms of intestinal dysbiosis (Candida-yeast overgrowth, SIBO). It is an ongoing yeast infection that responds poorly to treatment. Candida is a great mimicker that causes the problems with digestive, immune, nervous, hormonal system. For instance, chronic UTI after multiple courses of antibiotics typically connects to dysbiosis. The European Whole Body Cleansing is combination of drinking Karlovy Vary healing mineral water, colon hydrotherapy, restoration of the beneficial intestinal bacteria, taking herbs and nutritional supplements, wich eliminates the root of the problem, enhances health and vitality.
Vaginal yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis are common experiences for women with Candida-yeast overgrowth. The colon hydrotherapy with a combination of healing diet, strong probiotics through mouth and vagina, and taking supplements, fight with Candida-yeast overgrowth; thus, heal bladder, vaginal, sinus and other chronic infections in women.
Around 6 percent of married women ages 15-44 are infertile. The number of women ages 15-44 who have ever used fertility services is 7.4 million. In Biotherapy Clinic, we usually tell women “Your body is the house for your future child. This house needs to be clean, and work properly” We helped many women to have happy parenthood and healthy babies. Cleansing with the colon hydrotherapy and restoration of the beneficial intestinal bacteria is an essential first step to fertility.
Prostatitis was a diagnosis in 2 000 000 visits annually in the US, including 8% of all visits to urologists and 1% of all primary care physician visits. This is just a medical statistic. The Number of men with prostatitis or urinary tract infection is much higher. Most of these men take many courses of the antibiotics with possible dysbiosis in future. It causes many symptoms’, which are very far from the low abdomen area. A thin wall separates the prostate from the colon. It means that the health of the prostate gland closely depends upon the health of the colon and vice versa. Treatment of prostatitis with enemas has hundreds of years of history. Colon hydrotherapy helps to restore friendly intestinal flora that typically improves the quality of life of men. Flushing with warm water increases microcirculation of the prostate area that means more blood, more oxygen, and more nutrients for congested prostate.
Finally, colon hydrotherapy is a safe, clean, odor-free, effective method of removing toxins’, promoting the healthy balance of intestinal microorganisms, improving well-being. It can be combined with many treatments, cleansing and detoxification programs. Health and longevity begin from the colon.
The choice is yours.