Integrative Health Blog

Colon Hydrotherapy: The Secret of the Rich and Famous?

Posted by on Wed, Mar 13, 2013

What’s the best kept beauty secret of the world’s rich and famous? 

What’s their secret to those perfectly flat tummies and that beautiful, radiant skin?

My friend, I’ll tell.  They’ve discovered the ancient art of INTERNAL CLEANSING THROUGH COLON HYDROTHERAPY.  Yes, they spend as much time cleansing their internal bodies as they do cleansing their external bodies.  But, they’re not going to tell you their beauty secret.  Why?  Because colon health and internal cleansing just are not favorite topics of every day dinner table or cocktail party conversation!  According to the Huffington Post, actor Leonard DiCaprio has tapped into this ancient beauty secret.  

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Tags: detoxification, colon hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy Now Available on Saturdays in the Washington D.C. Area

Posted by on Tue, Oct 16, 2012

National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, has offered colon hydrotherapy as one of its detoxification therapies  for over 18 years. Each member of our colon hydrotherapy team certified, two at the advanced level.

What is Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy gently introduces filtered, temperature regulated water into the colon to loosen and release impacted fecal matter and other waste products from the body.  This procedure is sometimes referred to as colonics, high enemas or colon irrigation.  Colon hydrotherapy is a safe, effective means of cleansing the colon (also known as the large intestine), without the use of harsh drugs or laxatives.

What are the Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy?

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Tags: detoxification, colon hydrotherapy

Benefits and Contraindications of Colon Hydrotherapy

Posted by on Mon, Mar 19, 2012

How do I know if I could benefit from Colon Hydrotherapy?

If you experience any of the following, colon hydrotherapy could be right for you:

Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, candida, irritable bowel disease, brain fog, chronic pain, fatigue, auto-immune disease, hormonal imbalances, allergies, toxicity or any diseases related to the body’s exposure to or overload of toxins, compromised immune system or malabsorption of vitamins and nutrients.

Shouldn’t the body naturally eliminate toxins on its own?

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Tags: bowel health, detoxification, colon hydrotherapy, toxins

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Fri, Mar 16, 2012

Sadly, colorectal cancer has become so popular that it has earned its own National Awareness Month. Among the cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is now the SECOND leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. [according to the Center for Disease Control]

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Tags: bowel health, detoxification, colon hydrotherapy, digestive health

The Primary Cause of Constipation

Posted by on Mon, Feb 20, 2012

Chas Gant MD, PhD

I appreciated the article Got Constipation?  by Debra Graugnard, a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist at NIHA, and I plan to photocopy it and provide the copy to all of my patients who suffer from constipation.  Constipation as a symptom is not taken seriously by many healthcare practitioners, including me at various times in my career, which is in my opinion constitutes negligence.  Constipation is a serious and deadly symptom and should be aggressively cured.  

I have some good news to add to these nice suggestions about managing constipation in the article Got Constipation? by Debra Graugnard - the actual, primary cause of chronic constipation has been discovered. Anytime in history when the causal factor is discovered for a symptom or a disorder, clinicians have been able to zero in on the cause and be more effective in achieving positive outcomes.  Knowing the primary cause of chronic constipation helps us understand why colon hydrotherapy is so effective.  Knowing the cause also should help clinicians and patients alike take this symptom very seriously.

Constipation and  Neurotoxins

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Tags: colon hydrotherapy, functional medicine, constipation

What to Expect in a Colon Hydrotherapy Session

Posted by on Tue, Feb 14, 2012

Are you interested in colon hydrotherapy, but not so sure you want to attempt such a thing?

Some people consider colon hydrotherapy a bit of an awkward thing to do. In fact, most people who come in for the first time are a bit nervous, but once they experience the procedure, they can’t believe they waited so long to try it.

So this post may help remove the “fear of the unknown” and put you at ease with the concepts, and help you to determine if this treatment could be right for you.

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Tags: detoxification, colon hydrotherapy

Got Constipation?

Posted by on Tue, Jan 17, 2012

If your answer is yes, you’ve got a lot of company – over 4 million “friends” in the US alone! 

In fact, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint, responsible for over 2.5 million annual doctor visits and over $725 million of spending on laxatives each year.

What is constipation? 

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Tags: colon hydrotherapy, constipation

Ancient Beauty Secret of the World's Rich and Famous Revealed

Posted by on Mon, Jul 11, 2011

                                                                                                                

What's the best kept beauty secret of the world’s rich and famous?  What’s their secret to those perfectly flat tummies and that beautiful, radiant skin?

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Tags: weight loss, colon hydrotherapy

The Ancient Art of Colon Cleansing, or Colon Hydrotherapy

Posted by on Mon, May 16, 2011

The practice of intestinal cleansing is not a new one, not by a long shot. Flushing away excess waste through enemas has been around since ancient times in Egypt. The practice of administering enemas was recorded in the medical document "Eber Papyrus" in 1500 B.C.

Scientists discovered in the 19th century that bacteria located in the colon could be cleansed and toxins could be eliminated from the body by creating a gravity-fed flushing system.

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Tags: detoxification, colon hydrotherapy

Colonics Provide Relief

Posted by on Mon, Nov 29, 2010

Why am I constipated?

Like everything else related to your body, your constipation is a very individual thing.  In general, you become constipated because your diet does not provide enough fiber since you are not eating enough fresh green, leafy vegetables and fruit; your diet consists of highly processed, sugary, fast foods; you are not drinking enough water (juice, coffee, teas and other liquids don’t count) to keep your colon well hydrated; you do not exercise enough; you are stressed; you are holding onto toxic, negative  emotions (anger, resentment, etc.); you are taking  a prescription drug that is causing your constipation;  or any combination of these situations, just to name a few reasons.  In a nutshell, there is something about your life and your lifestyle that has you “all blocked up.” 

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Tags: colon hydrotherapy, integrative health, probiotics