Recently I’ve been talking to some friends and have also been to see a Naturopathic Doctor. ND for short. I don’t like what I am feeling in my body. My sweat is much more salty than ever before and I get flatulence and bloating more than I would like. Sometimes it feels like the food I eat is staying in my stomach longer than it should be there. Sometimes five hours after I eat I still feel a fullness in my stomach. Plus, I’m getting too many bumps on my face. I drink lots of water but still my skin feels really dry of late, especially the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet. The ND said that according to the diet I told him I had, he was not seeing the signs that my body was benefiting. After a series of tests he said that my body was not absorbing the nutrients from the food I was eating and he put me on a Probiotic, Esdifan, recommended Zinc tablets and that I see him again in a few weeks time. I have started that regimen with some relief. One of my friends recommended that I try a cleanse, stating that I may have parasites that are robbing me of essential nutrients. Eeekk! The thought of creepy crawlers inside me is gross in itself but the thought of them eating my food before I get to digest it angers me. The selfish little critters! *deep breath* When I hear cleanse I immediately think Colonic. Colonic irrigation also known as colon hydrotherapy, colonic hydrotherapy, or a “colonic”, is a treatment which is used “to wash out the contents of the large bowel by means of copious enemas using water or other medication. Click here for more on Colonics.
The Last Time
I had one about 10 years ago for the same bloated feeling and although I felt great after and the colonic pretty much solved the problem, I was not so excited to repeat that process since I didn’t like the discomfort I felt during the process. The feeling of a probe being inserted back there, the rush of the liquid filling your abdomen and the subsequent, frequently repeating “birth pangs” as you push it and the other wonderful contents of your colon out are too much of a “joy” to be experienced so often, in my opinion. I know, I know, it’s been a long time right? 10 years? But, this time I pass. This week I start the cleanse my supplementation expert friend Paula had suggested. It’s a 30 day program and I will keep you updated on my progress. Here’s a link to my friend’s website and the product I will be using. Have you had a purge/cleanse before? What products do you use?
Have a Great Day and Enjoy the rest of Your Month!
A personal experience. When I was training for my ITEC UK certification in massage, I was an avid fitness ‘buff’, taking in beach and boardwalk runs almost every other day and weight training the days I didn’t run. I had somehow developed a painful neck and a problem with frequent urination which was going on for about 3 weeks. At that time the second year students at my school where studying about the feet and among other things how a client’s sore muscles could be eased without even touching that muscle directly. Sometimes we would act as guinea pigs..uhh models, for these second years to do their practice treatments on. I remember being called on to be a model. I was all tensed up from giving so many massages to my friends to complete my own case studies, that the thought of having someone work on me for a change was inviting. Needless to say, I was in. I lay back as if I was going to have a massage, but the therapist pressed gently and firmly on different points on my feet. Within 25 mins I was sleeping. The treatment lasted 45 mins. When it was done the therapist was able to tell me that she had given extra attention to my neck and suggested that I should check to see if I had a bladder infection because she noticed some imbalances there. This was amazing to me at the time. She had just worked on my feet and had not touched anywhere else. She was able to tell me these things without me telling her anything about what was affecting me at the start. Now after having many other Reflexology treatments for other problems since, I can attest to the fact that it works for me. I’m a believer. When I got up from that table after that first treatment as a guinea pig, my neck pain was gone.