SO!! My girl friend Candice, who owns Clean Start has been trying to get me to come in for a colonic..WELL, I finally did! And, surprisingly, I had a great experience! Not only did I leave feeling light and full of energy, my stomach felt flat as ever. Clean Start is a store that specializes entirely in body system cleansing using Nature's Sunshine quality products, colon hydrotherapy, detox massage, facials, ionic foot baths and juicing to aid in cleansing your mind, body and soul.
I must say, I was awfully hesitant to come in for a colonic, hearing mixed things from different people. However, I have been cheating a lot lately on my diet, and wanted something to jumpstart my detox. Clean Start has several locations in the Atlanta area as well as Miami. My friend and I visited the Bulkhead location. We were warmly greeted and then was told to get on a standing vibrating machine which would help loosen our bowels. Then..it was TIME! I was lead into a comfortable, peaceful, clean room in the back and was given directions. I was extremely nervous at first, but once the process started I finally started to relax. It was a eerie, yet satisfying feeling of seeing and feeling the toxins releasing from my body. Afterwards, I felt refreshed, light, energetic and bloat free! I followed up with a foot detoxification which basically pulls toxins from your body through your feet using positive and negative ions. The ions in the foot bath water hold a charge that enables them bind to any heavy metals and toxins in your body, similar to how a magnet works. This service was definitely relaxing and therapeutic. I was stunned to see the toxins release and the water change as I listened to what I needed more of in my diet and what to cut back on. Overall, my experience with Clean Start was an amazing one that I highly recommend to anyone!
The average person has between 7 – 10 pounds of old fecal matter in their colon, even with a bowel movement each day.
The accumulation of waste on the walls of your colon creates the perfect breeding ground for parasites, yeast, bad bacteria and viruses.
In fact, for too many people today, detoxification pathways are essentially blocked. Over time, toxins build up. It is estimated that the average person is exposed to over 123 toxic chemicals each day from food, water, air, stress and personal care products. YIKES!!!
Listed below are the top reasons for a colonic..it may even save your life!
1. MAKES THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM MORE EFFECTIVE
As the colon is cleansed, it pushes waste through your system, clearing the way for good nutrient absorption. A clean colon from a colon detox allows waste to pass easily.
2. MAINTAINS REGULARITY AND PREVENTS CONSTIPATION
Constipation — especially when it's chronic — causes a sluggish digestive response, which in turn leaves waste in the system longer. This increases the likelihood of certain conditions and irritations, such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
3. INCREASES ENERGY
Releasing the toxins from your body is rejuvenating because it refocuses the energy usually used for forcing waste through your intestines to other parts of your body. People who have undergone colon detoxification say they have better blood circulation, more restful sleep, and a boost in energy.
4. INCREASES THE BODY'S ABSORPTION OF VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS
A colon that's been cleansed allows only water, vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream, creating an unobstructed path for essential nutrients to filter into your body.
5. IMPROVES CONCENTRATION
Poor diet and ineffective vitamin absorption can cause you to become distracted and lose your concentration. The buildup of mucous and toxins in your colon can keep your body from getting what it needs to function, even if you eat a consistently healthy diet. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and not being able to focus. This has far-reaching ramifications for work, your relationships, and your overall health.
6. KICK-STARTS WEIGHT LOSS
Foods lacking in fiber move through the digestive tract at one-quarter the pace of high-fiber choices. This slow-moving food produces excess mucous that literally sticks to the intestinal walls, weighing the intestinal tract down with pounds of decaying fecal matter. Colon cleansing has the potential to aid weight loss; some people claim to have lost up to 20 pounds over the course of a month. The average human colon weighs about four pounds empty and can hold up to eight meals' worth of food before digestion finally occurs. A colon cleansing can result in significant weight loss and kick-start your metabolism, as well as refocus your attention on better food choices and whole-body wellness.
7. DECREASES RISK OF COLON CANCER
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Around 130,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer annually.
All the toxins that you eat, drink, breathe, and absorb through your skin end up processed by your gastrointestinal system, kidneys, and liver. If they're not forced from your organs as quickly as possible, they can wreak havoc on your body's systems. By releasing stagnant body waste, you reduce the causes and the risk of polyps, cysts and cancerous growths in your colon and gastrointestinal tract.
8. INCREASES FERTILITY
Colon cleansing, as well as increased fiber intake and healthy food choices, improves regularity and helps keep your weight under control. Fat is estrogen-based, and if too much is present, becoming pregnant becomes more difficult. A colon that is weighed down by years of buildup can also press on the uterus and surrounding reproductive organs in women, causing strain. Colon cleansing rids the body of many chemicals and toxins that affect the egg and sperm. Many naturopaths recommend that both partners undergo colon cleansing before attempting pregnancy.
9. MAINTAINS PH BALANCE IN THE BLOODSTREAM
Foods that cause colon blockages are acid-forming — particularly high-protein diets without enough fiber. This leads to general malaise in the body. The colon's tissue eventually becomes inflamed, reducing its ability to do its job, which is to allow only water, minerals and vitamins to pass into the bloodstream. If yeasts, molds, fungus, bacteria, parasites or fecal material enter the bloodstream and connected tissue, the body's pH will be thrown out of balance.
10. IMPROVES WHOLE-BODY WELL-BEING
Ridding the colon of waste and toxins by releasing layers of colon buildup can lead to feelings of lightness, increased energy, and overall good health.
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