This is Part 2 of the 2 part series on colon cleanses. This episode focuses on the benefits of giving yourself an enema. An enema is a way in which you can flush toxins and debris out of your colon by injecting fluid into instead of taking a supplement by mouth.
WHAT IS THE CLEANSE FOR?
This cleanse will help your body eliminate toxins gently and effortlessly by flushing the colon with liquid.
HOW DO I KNOW I SHOULD DO THE CLEANSE?
Signs & symptoms that you may benefit from a colon cleanse:
- sinus congestion
- weight issues
- brain fogginess
- shallow breathing
- candida and yeast infections
- any other ailment that is brought on by toxicity in the body
HOW LONG DOES THE CLEANSE LAST?
There is not an actual time-frame associated with this cleanse. In general, it is recommended that you give yourself an enema at least once a month.
WHAT DO I EAT?
There is no specific diet that is associated with giving enemas. However, I do recommend that your diet mostly consist of fresh fruits and veggies with some light proteins, like fish, turkey or chicken.
And, be sure that you are drinking plenty of water.
WHAT FOODS SHOULD I AVOID?
I would highly recommend that you stay away from foods that tend to clog up your bowels or cause gas for 24 hours prior to the enema. So things like pasta, rice, bread, bananas, sodas, potatoes, beans, and fried foods. In addition, I would recommend avoiding milk, alcohol and sugars.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE SUPPLEMENTS OR SPECIALTY FOODS, TEAS, ETC.?
You can purchase enema kits at most drug stores like CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart. You can even order them online at amazon.com.
For instructions on how to give yourself an enema, go to tummytemple.com.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPEAT THE CLEANSE?
It is recommended that you repeat this cleanse at least once a month (or more often at your own discretion and that of your healthcare provider) and at any time you begin having signs and symptoms.
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS TO THE CLEANSE?
The pros to this cleanse include:
- Performed in the privacy of your own home.
- Immediate relief.
The cons to this cleanse include:
- It is the unknown…and that is sometimes scary for people.
- In the beginning it may be a little uncomfortable until you get acquainted with the process.
There are two different types. There is a cleansing enema and there is a retention enema.
A cleansing enema is just that…it is held or retained for a short period of time, 5-15 minutes, to soften and loosen fecal material and then released or expelled with natural peristaltic or bowel movement, which cleanses the intestinal tract. A few examples of a cleansing enema are 1) a lemon juice enema, 2) an apple cider vinegar and water enema, and 3) a catnip tea enema (DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT).
A retention enema is held for approximately 15 minutes or longer so that they can be absorbed into the blood stream for additional health benefits. A few examples of a retention enema are 1) a coffee enema to stimulate liver and gallbladder, 2) a mineral enema to rebuild energy of the adrenals and thyroid, and 3) a Probiotic enema to eliminate yeast infections.
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Wishing you Health and Happiness!
NOTE: We highly recommend consulting with your primary care physician before beginning any diet, exercise, or detox program.
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