Saturday, January 29, 2011

Colonics vs. Colonoscopy Prep-What's The Difference

I wanted to touch upon a common misconception, one that continues to come up in conversation and in the media. During my segment on Oprah's Ask The All-Stars, some viewers may have been confused between a colonic and colonoscopy prep and I would like to clear it up.

The main difference is that a colonic is a way of life. It is a procedure that is performed to assist individuals with easier bowel elimination and hydration. For some, colonics is a way to assist while cleansing and dieting (clearing out toxins naturally rather than using laxatives). Colonics can be performed on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis. Colonics are also being performed in several hospital facilities to assist in preparing for a Colonoscopy (read further for more information). Dr. Hiromi Shinya, MD, is a well-renowned Japanese doctor known for pioneering the modern-day colonoscopy and inventing the procedure to eliminate polyps non-invasively. He is a proponent of enemas and bowel cleansing. In his book, "The Enzyme Factor," he discusses the relationship between enzymes and health. In Dr. Alejandro Junger's book, "Clean," Dr. Junger discusses how to naturally clean and detoxify the body. Through his process, he also supports and recommends colonics. Both these doctors are well-respected and pioneers in their fields. Both doctors (who are western trained) support and recommend putting water up your fanny!!!!

A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that is usually done after the age of 50 to screen for cancer and possible polyps. In order to prepare for the colonoscopy, a person needs to prepare doing "a prep." A liquid diet needs to be consumed 1-3 days prior. The night before the procedure, one or more Bowel Prep Solutions that usually contain sodium phosphate, or sodium sulphate and other unpleasant laxatives are taken to fully clean out the colon for the camera to enter the bowels. This is a process that requires you to be close to home and can be uncomfortable for some people.

Danbury Hospital (Conn.) using Colon Hydrotherapy as a bowel prep. Dr. Joseph Fiorito, Director of Gastroenterology supports the process as a preparation for a colonoscopy. The conclusion of the study was that, "the quality of colon cleansing, overall tolerance, comfort, and convenience were significantly better for HYDRO." You can also view this video on my website at Overall, bowel viewing was better on all sides of the colon using colon hydrotherapy, as opposed to the polyethylene glycol-electrolyte lavage (PER-ES and the Aqueous Sodium Phosphate).

As always, if there are any underlying medical issues, consult your doctor. If you any any questions about colonics or scheduling a colonic to assist in the prep for a colonoscopy, please give Talya Meldy a call at Clear Way Health 310-391-2017.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.**

Why Is Water Important?

Water has so many amazing properties. Aside from the fact that we can't live without water, why else is this element so important to us as human beings? Water helps us with weight loss. It can increase our metabolism as well as make us feel full so we don't eat as much during a meal. Water can increase your energy. So many of the benefits we receive from water has to do with staying hydrated. If sufficiently hydrated, you are less likely to feel run-down or depleted, your heart will not have to work as hard to pump your blood to the rest of your body, you can prevent muscle cramping, and you have the ability to exercise longer and harder.

Water also hydrates skin cells, making your skin look and feel younger. Water also helps dissolve waste particles. The more hydrated your colon, the more easily you are able to pass waste. Water dilutes sale and minerals in your urine and can help prevent kidney stones.

Remember the rule of thumb-drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day (or half your body weight). If you exercise, drink more. the more hydrated your body, the more effectively your body can function.

**These statements have not be evaluated by the FDA.**

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Healthy Colon, No Disease?

A healthy colon and bowers may prevent many diseases according to Hiromi Shinya, M.D., Japan's most famous doctor. He invented the ability to clip polyps during a Colonoscopy. IBS, ulcers, bloating, chronic diarrhea, and constipation are symptoms of unhealthy activities taking place in your colon or bowels. 70% of you immune cells are in your intestines. The good flora inside your intestines triggers the immune cells to defend your body from toxins, parasites, and poisons. The longer waste products are allowed to build up in the colon without release, the more your colon becomes a toxic breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria. Although you may have daily bowel movements, maybe 50% or more of the population still has fecal buildup in their colons.

How can we protect ourselves from colon related diseases and promote consistent health for our bodies? Feeling good starts with your health on the inside, not the outside. Keeping your colon clear and clean, allows the good flora to remain, which is what is needed for healthy digestion. Probiotics and colonics are two excellent ways to promote good flora and to get rid of unwanted toxins in the colon. We also have noticed that digestive enzymes aid witih gas and bloating.

When taking a Probiotic, it's best to take a multi-strain mixture. Multi-strain mixtures contain a wide variety of healthy cultures, each with its own special job to do in order to solve digestive problems. You'll feel better, have more energy, and experience the benefits of a strong immune system. People need approximately 85% good bacteria and 15% bad in order to keep digestion healthy. However, the majority of American have this ratio reversed. Probiotics help you to restore that critical balance. They support normal digestion and absorption of your nturients, increase healthy immune function, maintain normal levels of yeast, create a healthy intestinal lining, promote regularity of your bowel function, and support healthy and clear skin.

Colonics rid the body of excess fecal build-up and toxins. As stated, even if you go to the bathroom on a regular basis, there can still be excess waste stored in your body. Colonics help you rid the body of that harmful build-up, which the body is able to release on its own. After a good colon "bath," it's the perfect time to take your Probiotics.

If you would like to receive more information about colon health as it relates to Probiotics and colonics, please contact Talya Meldy at 310-391-2017 or email her at

**These statements are not supported by the FDA.**