“All health begins in the digestive tract and creating a healthy colon is a great first step to wellness.” Body Ecology founder Donna Gates
Think of your colon as the internal purification plant of your body. All of your cells and tissues – and your major organ of detoxification, the liver – rely upon a well-functioning colon so that they can cleanse your body of toxins! When everything is working as it should, your colon cleans the waste out of your body, but more importantly, it also absorbs leftover nutrients (like water, electrolytes, and vitamins) from digested foods and sends them back for your body to use. In essence, your colon is deciding what to get rid of and what important nutrients to redistribute.
The average person has between 2 – 7 kg of old fecal matter in their colon, even with a bowel movement each day (YUK!). The accumulation of waste (or mucoid plaque) on the walls of your colon creates the perfect breeding ground for some most unwelcome visitors – parasites, yeast, bad bacteria and viruses. Because of colon blockages, too many people today essentially cannot effectively detoxify. Over time, as the toxins build up, they become sick, diseased and lose the quality of life that good health brings.
Cleansing the colon can solve this! By cleaning and purifying the colon, we reset our health… and allow the colon to redistribute important nutrients and hormones back to the body for use. When these pathways are blocked, autointoxication occurs, and this can result in a variety of symptoms including hormonal imbalance, tiredness, weight gain, constipation, insomnia, lack of clarity and candida, just to name a few.
Is an enema or a colema the best way to clean the large intestine?
Difference between Colema and Enema
A colema is a much more thorough cleanse which uses between 14 – 18L of warm, purified water, often with additives such as coffee, garlic, spirulina or vitamin c, to tackle a range of different health complaints. The water is on constant flow, so holding it in the colon is not required – it flushes through the large intestine, and as a result cleans and purifies much more deeply than an enema can. The procedure is performed on a colema board, which makes it safe, clean and effective.
An enema is 1- 2L of water with additives as above, which is taken into the colon, and then held for approximately 20 minutes. The solution is then released in the toilet. This is also an effective colon cleansing method, however, it is not as effective of purifying as a colema, because it simply cannot reach the same level of depth in the large intestine.
At Santosa, we recommend that a detox program, that include a colema cleanse, should be undertaken once a year, in order to reset good health and avoid the nasty symptoms of autointoxication. What better environment than our beautiful retreat in Phuket – which makes the best of the lush green jungle surrounds and sapphire ocean views. Book in today!