According to Pamela Whitney, ND, baked lasagna may be used as a metaphor for colon cleansing. Dr Whitney, educational director for the New England Health Institute, is a naturopathic physician who practices her profession in two locations, Braintree, Massachusetts and Stowe, Vermont. Here is how she describes the physical action of colonic irrigation:
“If ever you’ve baked lasagna and then attempted to sanitize the messy, left-over lasagna pan, you know the difficulty with getting it clean. For sponging such a food-caked pan it’s usual for cooks to soak the pan overnight. Then they find that swabbing it the next day is easy. Colonic accomplishes the same ease of cleansing on the inside of one’s bowel. Hydrotherapy flushes the colon’s walls constantly with clear fluid, which serves to remove mucous plus some of their longstanding, caked-on faecal matter which contains hidden bacteria, parasites, Candida albicans-filled pockets, and other such pathological materials.”
From its home office located in San Antonio, Texas, literature furnished by the International Association for colonic irrigation or I-ACT (see the Resource section) defines colonic irrigation as a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. Introduced into the colon pure, filtered and temperature-regulated water, softens and looseness the human waste, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. The therapeutic session includes repeating this flushing process usually a few times.
Colonic irrigation is best in combination with adequate nutrient and fluid intake as well as with exercise. The modern and sophisticated technology applied today, manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines, promotes both safety and sanitation of the procedure.
Dr Pamela Whitney advises that her healing program for almost any condition frequently involves prescribing colonic irrigation. “I almost always refer my patient to undertake colon cleansing as the first part of my treatment. I do this for purposes of detoxification since most people possess toxic bowels. Further, it may result in either constipation or diarrhoea-both coming from the same sources of toxicity,” she says. “The patients’ toxins tend to kick back to their bloodstreams. Then, it may perpetuate numerous pathologies such as candidiasis, allergies, chronic fatigue, and other symptoms. They usually come from the recirculation of accumulated physiological poisons.
“I use the services of at least three skilled colon hydrotherapists who practice near to my two offices. I don’t know of any patient receiving colonic irrigation who has not benefited from it. Certainly, the treatment will get a sluggish bowel functioning again. The action of just one colonic is an experience equivalent to someone undergoing twenty coffee enemas,” says Dr Whitney.
“What we eat, the processed foods such as bread, pasta, sugars, and refined deserts hit the gastrointestinal tract like a glue. That substance becomes nearly indigestible. A prime source of allergies to wheat and other flour products is this flour made into a kind of mucilage by being mixed with saliva. This glue-like substance sticks on the walls of one’s GI tract to slow down the individual’s metabolic rate. Thereafter, constipation with inflammation can develop. However, colonic irrigation solves such a problem.” As is obvious, Dr Pamela Whitney is a great advocate of colonic irrigation. Moreover, she prescribes it as a standard part of her treatment.