Preparing For Your Colonic
What should I eat before my appointment?
Eat a light, healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. This helps to prepare the digestive tract for elimination and detoxification. Avoid heavy meals, such as processed foods, and over-eating at least 48-hours in advance.
Unless you are on a medically prescribed diet, STOP EATING 2 HR BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
Start preparing for your session at least 48 hours in advance.
Make sure you're well-hydrated at least a day before your appointment. Hydration varies by person, but we recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces. In addition to water, fluids from herbal teas, fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy soups count toward your daily intake.
If possible, try to have your drinks room temperature or warm.
Should I take any suppliments?
You can drink ginger tea to settle your stomach and improve comfort during the session.
You can take magnesium the night before and the day of your appointment to help relax the colon muscles and prevent cramping during the session.
What about an herbal cleasne with my Colonic?
Coordinating an herbal or nutritional cleanse with your colonic is a great way to start. Colonics are the perfect complement to almost any detoxification or cleansing program.
Colonic After Care
What will I feel like after my session?
Everyone's experience is different depending on your unique health situation. Most people feel normal, a little lighter, and clean right after a session. But, many people can feel tired, especially after their first couple of sessions; however, most people can go back to life as normal such as working out or going to work.
We do recommend focusing on self-care on the day of your colonic. Most people have flatter stomachs after the appointment, but some individuals do experience tenderness or bloating in the tummy. Occasionally, but rarely, you may experience “symptoms of detox” or “healing crisis” where you get symptoms of illness right after your cleanse.
Will I have trouble going to the bathroom after?
Please know, having a colonic is not like taking a laxative. You should not feel uncontrollable urges to go to the bathroom once your appointment is finished. You may have to use the bathroom from time to time, but you should have full control when having a bowel movement.
What should I eat after my colonic session?
Keep a light, clean diet for at least 48 hours after your appointment.
Steam your veggies (raw veggies can be hard to digest and make you gassy.) Eat lots of fresh fruit and fresh juices.
Healthy soups, stews, and healthy whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, barley, porridge.
Lean protein such as nuts, seeds, fish, organic chicken, or turkey breast is best.
Probiotic rich foods such as sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi are great to eat.
Eat smaller portions, eat slowly, and chew thoroughly as digestion begins in the mouth.
Please remember, absorption and assimilation of nutrients are enhanced after your colonic, so whatever you take into your body matters!
Should I take Probiotics?
After cleansing the colon, it is the perfect time to focus on cultivating healthy probiotic populations in your digestive system. Try Have quality probiotics on hand after your colonic to take daily ( at the least 3 days after, but preferably every day.) We have 5 types to choose from, so make sure to ask which is best for you.
Herbal Cleanses and Tips
Maintain a clean, healthy diet with plenty of hydration.
Take a detox to cleanse the whole body like CleanStart, Tiao He, Dieters, ParaCleanse, CandidaClear.
Incorporate fresh-pressed vegetable and fruit juices into your diet, regularly.
Exfoliation your skin by brushing, steams, saunas, salt baths, etc.
Refrain from drinking alcohol and caffeine
This is a perfect time to de-clutter your home and environment. Remember, what you are surrounded with is what your mind-body will feel and reflect.