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colonic preparation

The most important thing to do is to follow the guidelines as best you can.   The following are suggestions on how to prepare for a colonic in order to get the best results.  It's OK if you don't follow them, however, if you do follow them you will have better results.

  • Drink at least 1/2 your weight in ounces of pure clean water within those 2 days and hydrate with water the day of your session. 

  • A 1-2 hour fast (no food or water or very light, if you must) prior to the session, is recommended for the best results. 

  • It's best to be relaxed before and during your session.  Take some deep breaths.   I often recommend doing this breathwork by Dr. Andrew Weil.

  • If more severe constipation is relevant, you may choose to take a natural supplement the evening before or the morning of your session.  A cup of warm prune juice may also work well.  I recommend avoiding harsh stimulants like laxatives with Cascara Sagrada.  Please don't use anything but Prune Juice if you are prone to blood in your stools and make sure your doctor is ok with you having a colonic.

  • Cleansemore by RenewLife is a natural digestive supplement that may work well prior to the session. Cleansemore by Renew Life can be purchased online or at most natural health food stores like Whole Foods, Better Health, etc.  Again don't use this product if you are prone to blood in your stools and make sure your doctor is okay with you having a colonic.


Note:  The colonic session will move the waste from the bowels, so don't worry if the above suggestions are not used.  



After the colonic:


These are general suggestions unless you have been instructed otherwise by your doctor.  You also know your body best.

  • Drink Plenty of Liquids: Pure Water (drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day).

  • Veggie and Fruit Smoothies are great as well.

  • Herbal Teas (peppermint or ginger is soothing - as long as you are not anemic)

  • Electrolyte Liquids (these can be purchased at most health food stores)


Note:  One session gets the cleanse in your body and the colon started.  If this is your first colonic cleanse, or if it has been a while since you have had a cleanse additional sessions may be necessary.  We can talk about it at your next visit.  Sessions may be done on a weekly basis for a few weeks for a deeper general cleanse of your bowels.

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