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.
The Gut-Brain Axis
The gut microbiota is essential to human health and the immune system and plays a major role in the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain. Based on evidence, the gut microbiota is associated with metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes mellitus and neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autistic disorders, anxiety disorders and major depressive disorders. In the past few years, neuroscientific research has shown the importance of the microbiota in the development of brain systems. Recent studies showed that the microbiota could activate the immune and central nervous systems, including commensal and pathogenic microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract. Gut microorganisms are capable of producing and delivering neuroactive substances such as serotonin and gamma-aminobutyric acid, which act on the gut-brain axis. Preclinical research in rodents suggested that certain probiotics have antidepressant and anxiolytic activities. Effects may be mediated via the immune system or neuroendocrine systems. Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci. 2015 Dec: 13(3): 239-244 Published online 2015 Dec 31. doi: 10.9758/cpn.2015. 13.3.239 PMCID: PMC4662178
Why Probiotics rectally & not orally?
The large intestine ‘colon’ has the most microbial colonisation in the digestive tract, 100 Billion cfu/ml. Probiotics taken orally need to survive the acidic environment of our stomach. The pH of the stomach is 1.0 -3.0. The pH of the colon is 5.5-7.5 (1,2,3). Probiotics taken rectally bypass the acidic environment in the stomach, and the travelling distance of 7.5m approximately to the colon. Probiotics taken rectally ensures the destination is reached and the bacteria are still alive and stable.
360 Health Colonoscopy Preparation
Due to the large volume of fluids patients have to consume for a colonoscopy, there may be a higher chance of patient non-compliance due to nausea, excessive diarrhoea, which may lead to dehydration, bloating, excessive cramping and general discomfort. Patients may stop taking the prescribed prep leading to a poor bowel prep or colonoscopy cancellation. Some patients cannot tolerate the traditional prep due to other medical issues such as gastric bypass. 360 Health provide an alternative to the traditional colonoscopy prep using colon hydrotherapy with FDA/TGA approved equipment. This method reduces bloating, gas, and removes faeces, mucus and bile resulting in a cleaner colon.
How can 360 Health help you?
1. Cleanse the bad bacteria out of your colon.
2. Alkaline your colon so the pH is ideal for good bacteria to colonise.
3. Deliver the probiotic rectally bypassing the acidic environment of the stomach and 7.5m of travel to the colon.
4. Ensure delivery to the destination with live and stable bacteria which may increase the natural production of serotonin, the body’s happy chemical, thus reducing depression. It has been estimated that about 95% of serotonin is found in the Gastro Intestinal tract (4).
What is an Infrared Sauna & how can it improve your health?
Sweating is good for you. It is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Sunlighten far infrared sauna detoxification happens by heating the body directly, causing a rise in core temperature. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.
“Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently so that we are better able to digest the nutrients in our foods. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD and ADHD.”
-Dr. Rachel West
Researchers have long told us how the body sweats out toxic substances, including heavy metals. As long as you maintain proper hydration, the more you safely sweat, the more toxins you’ll expel from your body. And what is one of the safest and most effective methods for inducing a detoxifying sweat? A sauna, of course. In sauna detox, your body sweats out numerous toxins through pores. But not all sweats are the same; and neither are all saunas.
It is believed that Sunlighten saunas are seven times more effective than a traditional sauna. It is commonly thought that sweat from traditional saunas is 95 to 97% water with salt making up a part of the rest. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt combining the use of far infrared saunas with the chelating agent DMPS in a heavy metal detox protocol. Far infrared saunas are believed to be more effective in moving toxins through the skin than traditional saunas because in a far infrared sauna only 80 to 85% of the sweat is water with the non-water portion being cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid.1 Sunlighten saunas are highly effective for detoxification because of our highly-efficient and patented Solocarbon far infrared heating technology – the only technology proven to raise core body temperature by two-to-three degrees. Rather than simply heating the ambient air to draw out toxins, our sauna detox will heat your core to expel them.