In an ideal world, the colon should be a self-cleansing organ, as should all organs within the body - provided that they are allowed or enabled to do so by their owner. Modern day eating habits, as well as stress and other factors, all inhibit the self-cleansing ability of the bowel. In Irish society high consumption of meat, dairy products, wheat, processed foods, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco are the norm, and consumption of water, fruit, vegetable, unrefined grains and other high fibre foods are often minimal.
As a result, a process known as colonic irrigation is becoming more and more popular. Not only does it lead to weight loss, but it also helps a person look and feel better in a very short period of time.
“A course of three treatments alongside the use of Oxypowder, would be a great way to lose weight, detox the body and feel better,” said Edel O’Hanlon of the Wellbeing Clinic, Longford (www.thewellbeingclinic.ie).
When the capacity of the colon to evacuate or detoxify is overwhelmed, toxins are re-absorbed into the body where they place a burden on other organs of elimination - the liver, lungs, kidneys and the skin. There are many possible effects, from headaches to serious acute illness. Aside from the direct symptomatic effects, toxaemia places a large burden on your immune system, thus increasing susceptibility to any illness or disease process.
It is estimated that 80 percent of all critical illnesses result from colon malfunction.