As spoken to Emma Lodge | May 2016
Want the scoop on poop?
Director at 360 Health, and Clinical Colon Hydrotherapist, Zoe Wicks, is an expert when it comes to fecal matters and the best bowel health.
How did your curiosity develop to lead you into studying natural cleansing and detoxification therapies?
I have a genetic weakness in my pancreas (where diabetes stems from) my nanna and many relatives are/were diabetics. I didn’t want to become diabetic and wanted to help my pancreas in any way I could so I started researching ways to cleanse the pancreas if there was such a thing. I stumbled upon doing liver & gall bladder flushes and did a series of these along with kidney cleansing and colonics. I felt absolutely amazing!! I then wanted to share and help other people feel amazing & improve their health as well!
Where do you see the importance of this in regard to our lifestyle?
It is clear to see in our modern and often toxic lifestyles our bodies can become overburdend, taxed and toxic. We have a shower and wash the outside of our bodies everyday, but what about our insides? Our insides are a direct reflection of our outsides and it is important to have a clean, non-toxic environment so our cells can have optimum expression, optimum health expression.
If our environment is toxic, many health problems may manifest. Imagine a dirty fishtank, and the dirty water keeps circulating, the same is happening in our bodies. That is why colon cleansing is so important.
What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon Hydrotherapy or “colonic” is a safe, sanitary, and gentle irrigation of the colon with purified, temperature controlled water. It is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of accumulated fecal matter, preventing the build up of bacterial toxins and gas. A colonic is different than an enema. An enema only cleanses the lower part of the colon usually with tap water that can have chemicals and possible parasites. A colonic cleanses the 1.5 meters of the colon. The water goes through several filters before entering the body
Why should we have one and how often?
Waste material, especially that which has remained in the colon for some time, (i.e. impacted feces, dead cellular tissue, accumulated mucous, parasites, worms, etc.), may pose several problems. First this material is quite toxic (poisonous). These poisons can re-enter and circulate in the blood stream, possibly making us feel ill, tired or weak.
Second, impacted materials may impair the colon’s ability to assimilate minerals and bacteria- produced vitamins.
And finally, a buildup of material on the colon wall may inhibit muscular action causing sluggish bowel movements, constipation, and the result of these disorders. Toxic material is found throughout the body, particularly in fat tissue, joints, arteries, muscles, liver, etc.
Colonics effectively eliminate large quantities of toxic waste, affecting the condition of the entire body. While the lungs, skin, kidneys and liver also serve to eliminate toxins, people have experienced throughout history that when they ensure that the colon is cleansed and healed, the well-being of the whole body is greatly enhanced. Colonic hydrotherapy has been found to be the most effective process available to accomplish this work quickly and easily. Determining how often someone should have a colonic depends on their health goals and lifestyle.
ABOUT ZOE WICKS
Zoe Wicks was born in Cairns and grew up in the region. After studying Exercise Physiology, her curiosity and interest in human physiology and the body’s innate intelligence lead her on a journey to study natural cleansing and detoxification therapies which empower the body’s innate ability to self heal and regulate, regaining balance and homeostasis. Zoe completed her formal Colon Hydrotherapy training in Melbourne, and also the Advanced level training also in Melbourne with Amy Sanders who resides in America, the Founder of GPACT (Global Professional Association of Colon Therapists). Her goal is to prevent health problems, enhancing health and happiness through cleansing the body of toxins and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices.