While it is practically impossible to overestimate the importance of putting good things into our body, it is more likely that we will underestimate the importance of getting the bad things out of our body.
All cells must take in nutrients to maintain their metabolism; every one of our approximately 100 trillion cells also produce waste material. To maintain optimal health, we must eliminate this waste efficiently. Every cell and every organ in our body eliminates waste and is effected by waste elimination from the body as a whole. It is up to our colon to eliminate the bulk of the most toxic and putrid waste in our body.
When we obtain energy from the food we eat, we create a waste product (feces) that should be eliminated within 24 hours or less. But due to our typical way of life we mostly consume foods with a meat based, high fat and high sugar, low fiber dietary profile. This dramatically increases the average American’s bowel transit time up to 72 to 96 hours. This means the unevacuated waste begins a toxic build up that creates numerous issues for the colon’s optimal processing capability in particular and the body as a whole to contend with. If not eliminated within the proper time frame window fecal matter in the colon can become putrid and toxic. This is precisely what we at Lavage aim to circumvent. We facilitate waste removal and cleansing as our mission to accomplish for your wellness.
The colon, also called the large intestine, is your body’s major organ of elimination. It is 5 feet long and has certain characteristics:
– The first characteristic of the large intestine is its peristaltic activity which is in charge of moving the food you have eaten along the large intestine through its 5 feet so that you can have a bowel movement at the end. When the peristaltic muscles are sluggish you may experience constipation or spasm in the abdominal area, effectively having the food you have eaten to be stuck in the colon with no muscular action to help it move out. Colonic irrigations are effective at exercising these muscles giving them more tone which not only alleviates constipation but with regular colonics and some dietary adjustments you can effectively sustain more complete and regular bowel movements in the long term.
– The colon’s second characteristic is its gut flora, which is present throughout your digestive tract and weighs about 10 pounds, is a large part of stool’s composition. The balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in the large intestine is always in flux and can be affected by the use of anti-biotics, stress, traveling, illness, diet, emotional distress, lack of sleep and constipation. Our method of colonics, along with dietary changes are an effective way at balancing the bacteria, which supports a healthy immune system, bowel regularity and complete nutrient absorption. We incorporate the use of herbal infusions that assist the development of the “good” bacteria while curbing the growth of the “bad” bacteria. When imbalanced the most common symptoms are flatulence, headaches & migraines, acne, psoriasis, eczema, bloating, gas and food allergies.
– The third and final characteristic of the large intestine is that of its smooth muscle tissue which line the colon walls and is very similar to the skin lining your nasal cavities and is just as delicate. It is this smooth tissue texture that allows for water absorption, and also vitamin K absorption, vitamin B12, thiamine and riboflavin as well. The smooth tissue allows food you have ingested to compact into feces and have it pass from the cecum to the rectum in ½ day at the most. When it takes longer for food to pass through the intestines and be properly eliminated, fermentation occurs and this irritates the lining of the colon causing it to swell and be inflamed. The herbal infusions we use during your colonic irrigation are particularly effective at soothing the lining of the colon, reducing the inflammation and alleviating pain and discomfort thus supporting proper water and nutrient absorption. When the lining of the colon is chronically inflamed, irritable bowel syndrome occurs as does leaky gut, yeast infections, thrush, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and diverticulosis.
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