The Incredible Health Benefits of
Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic)
THE BREINER WHOLE-BODY HEALTH CENTRE - Oct 20, 2005 -
Colon Hydrotherapy, commonly known as Colonics, has become increasingly popular for routine health maintenance, prevention of disease, and to increase overall energy and vitality. Colonics improves the health of our colon through an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas, and accumulated fecal matter. In order to understand the importance of a colonic, we must first recognize the vital function the colon plays in our total health.
The colon’s job is to regulate the removal of waste and toxins from our body. Everyday of our lives we eat, drink, and breathe substances that are crucial for our existence. Our body takes these various substances and extracts the nutrients it requires for our cells to function. Once the body extracts the desired nutrients and energy needed, the remainder is flushed out of our bodily system primarily through the colon. Of course, not all of what we consume is necessary for cellular function, and some of it is downright toxic. Therefore, the colon eliminates not only unused waste but dangerous toxins.
If the colon is not functioning properly, similar to a backed up septic system, the body’s waste and toxins will literally back up and eventually affect all of the body’s tissues and organs. Over time, these backed-up ‘poisons’ may begin to affect the nervous system, heart, stomach, lungs, skin, and glands. Outwardly symptoms may be appear in the form of decreased energy, depression, irritability, headaches, constipation, bloating, pale and wrinkled skin, bad breath, and even weight gain.
In today’s environment of processed foods, drugs, pollution, and other toxins, our colon is under immense stress. The reality is that our digestive system and colon were never designed to process the diet and toxins it now faces. The problem typically begins with the common American diet, low in essential fats and fiber, and high in refined carbohydrates, which is not properly processed by the digestive system leading to excess mucous production. Mucousic stools are difficult for the body to eliminate. The resulting fecal matter literally sticks to the lining of the intestinal walls with a glue-like coating, continuously building up and thereby clogging the colon. The large quantities of toxic waste which follow are not adequately passed through the colon and wind up being retained in the body. The result is autointoxication, which literally means ‘self-poisoning’. In extreme cases, the blocked waste will combine with bile acid from the liver and form carcinogens which may result in colon or rectal cancer. Colon cancer is second to only heart disease as the most common cause if death in The . Enhancing the colon’s ability to expedite the elimination of waste reduces the risks of developing colon-rectal cancer.
A colonic reverses the problem through cleansing and opening up the waste removal pathways. A colonic uses water to irrigate with a gentle flow in and out of the colon. A colonic is usually performed in private and the patient is well covered. Patients generally enjoy the therapy and leave with a renewed sense of well-being and vitality. Many people report steady weight loss after a series of colonics and a new and youthful radiance in their skin and complexion. Increased energy and stamina is common after even only one colonic. After a proper colonic treatment, the body can assimilate food in the colon and better defend itself against disease. Natural peristalsis, tone, and regularity are restored through this gentle, sterile scientific technique. Colonics should be a core therapy for anybody pursuing a successful detoxification, prevention, anti-aging, and health maintenance strategy.
Adam Breiner, ND
About Dr Breiner
Dr. Adam Breiner, ND is a naturopathic physician. Besides being a family practitioner schooled in the areas of physical examination, naturopathy, homeopathy, and acupuncture, Dr. Breiner offers cutting edge treatment for neurological conditions. Dr. Breiner is the first physician in the State of
Connecticut to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen for the treatment of Lyme, Stroke, ADD, Tramua, and other neurological conditions. Dr. Breiner is a graduate of the
College of Naturopathic Medicine. He completed post-graduate training in Hyperbaric Medicine at Dr. Neubauer's Ocean
Florida, and is a member of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society. He also completed advanced training in Neurofeedback with the renowned Dr. Margaret Ayers. Dr. Breiner has lectured to both professional and lay audiences throughout the country and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Dr. Breiner is currently serving as a board member of the Connecticut
Naturopathic Physician's Association and is also spokesperson for the Coalition to Enforce Connecticut's Zero-Mercury Law.