Friday, December 3, 2010

Anyone Up for a Challenge?

With the holiday season upon us, it is harder and harder to make good food choices.  I was thinking about this the other day and trying to come up with an idea to make it through the holidays feeling good.  Most people gain 5 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years.  It is the time of year when not only holiday parties steer us away from our normal routines, but the change in weather creates the desire for warm, comfort foods as well.  

This led to my idea. The 10-Day Challenge.  It's this simple.  Make the decision to take the challenge.  Start right away. (no time like the present)


No Sugar (poison)
No White flour (another poison)
No Wheat (rough on the digestive system, mucous forming)
No Dairy (another poison, also very mucous forming)

You might say, "what's left?" 

You may eat lots of fruits and vegetables, good whole grains, nuts, seeds, lean protein (for non-vegetarians).  Drink plenty of water.  If you own a juicer, juicing is great.

Things to help you on your way: 
  • Start each day with a cup of warm water with lemon. 
  • Dry skin brush each morning before you shower.
  • Drink a blend of Just Cranberry juice diluted with water twice a day. (4 oz. cranberry to 32 oz. water)
  • Take time to breathe deeply throughout the day
  • Exercise!  You must move for 30 minutes each day.  Any kind of exercise will do as long as you are moving.  Walking, running, weight training, yoga, raking leaves, shoveling snow, etc.  You get the idea.

    Ideally, we will all feel so good that we will continue our healthy eating well into the New Year.  We can connect via email or Facebook to encourage each other. 

    So, what do you think?  Are you ready to take the challenge?  Let's step into the New Year together with a healthy mind and body!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Colon Hydrotherapy: a neater, cleaner way to prepare for colonoscopies

It is often said that the prep for a colonoscopy is worse than the procedure itself.   The traditional prep involves fasting and drinking laxatives in order to thoroughly clean the colon before the procedure.   That means staying close to a bathroom during the laxative portion of the prep.  This prep is not only unpleasant, it is also has adverse side effects as recently reported by the FDA.  See the following link:

Colon hydrotherapy, combined with fasting, is a more dignified and convenient preparation for the procedure, and is approved by the FDA. 

One of my clients, whose gastroenterologist had tried unsuccessfully to perform a colonoscopy three different times following Phospho-soda prep, had a successful procedure following prep with colonics and fasting.  Her doctor was thrilled with the results using colonics.

Colon hydrotherapy is a more comfortable way to prepare for colonoscopies and sygmoidoscopies, without the use of chemicals.  It is safe and effective.  Please contact me directly to discuss your options for appointment times.  I will work with you to ensure that you have a successful procedure!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Creating digestive health through colonics

More than 65 million people are affected by digestive disorders today.  Digestive disorders account for 50 million physician office visits per year and approximately 107 billion in medical costs each year.  Factors contributing to this epidemic are stress, overeating, processed foods (Standard American Diet), sedentary lifestyles and simply living in a toxic world.

The colon is typically the most neglected part of the body.  It is the last five feet of the digestive tract and is where we store waste just prior to elimination from the body.  The colon is sometimes referred to as the sewer system of the body.  Build up of matter in the colon results in toxins leaching into the blood stream and leads to lack of energy and a general decline in health.  Keeping the colon clean is absolutely vital to good health.

Colon hydrotherapy, sometimes referred to as a colonic, is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the colon.  It has been used for centuries but is gaining popularity most recently as people are becoming more aware of the importance of colon cleansing.

The session itself is simple.  It begins by instilling purified water into the lower bowel through a disposable rectal nozzle.  The nozzle is only the size of a drinking straw and is self inserted about 1 inch.  The water flows gently into the colon, loosening any matter that may have accumulated on the intestinal walls.  The water flows out gently into the basin of the system.  A certified colon therapist attends you throughout.  At Inner Health we use the Angel of Water colon hydrotherapy system.  It is registered with the FDA and offers a safe and effective means of evacuating the colon.

Colon hydrotherapy can also be used to prepare for medical procedures, such as colonoscopies and barium enemas (eliminating the unpleasant drinks used to prepare).

Please visit my website to learn more about The Angel of Water and to view an animation of the procedure.  Now is the time to get your digestive tract back on track!!