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GUT HEALTH - WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?


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One of the most significant things you can do for your health in the world we live in now, is to get your gut in healthy working order.

Put simply, improving the health of your gut is essential for your body's ability to absorb the nutrients and vitamins found in the food you eat and for that food to be used as fuel.

HOLISTICALLY SPEAKING

When we look a little further into gut health, we find that it's more than just digestion and our tummy. Approaching gut health in this holistic manner uncovers a centre where many pathways and modalities meet.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to the gut as our body's 'second brain', it's where our hormones are made and it's where we locate the centre of our intuition. The effectiveness of our body's immune system is also reliant on a healthy, happy tummy.

TAKING THE GOOD WITH THE BAD

Within the gut is good and bad bacteria, and contrary to the title of each, we actually require both kinds. It's when these are out of balance that we find ourselves in a condition of microbial imbalance, or 'dysbiosis'. Symptoms of this can be bad breath, bloating, constipation and nausea. Taking a practitioner grade pre-biotic and pro-biotic along with consuming a well balanced diet will help to bring the microbial levels back to a natural harmonious balance. 

LET IT ALL GO

Have you heard of colon hydrotherapy? Traditional colon irrigation dates back to 1500 BC, found in a medical document in Egypt called the 'Ebers Papyrus', which described the benefits of colon cleansing. 

It was then commonly used among European populations to assist with maintenance and promotion of overall health. Enemas were frequently used for treatment of fever, anxiety and illness.

With deeper research and the improvement of modern technology, Colon Hydrotherapy treatments have also improved. 

This widely practised and commonly used treatment for gut health consists of warm, purified water being used to break down the build up of faecal matter inside the colon. The steady flow of water causes the colon to contract, flushing out the fluids and waste through a second tube, allowing optimum elimination of what the body no longer needs in a gentle and discrete way.

Over time, the body's ability to eliminate waste smoothly and efficiently can be compromised by factors such as pregnancy + childbirth, sitting for long periods of time each day (office work), and eating a diet of fried and fatty foods.

A safer and less drastic alternative to laxatives, one will often notice less bloating immediately after experiencing a colonic. 

We also used specialised gentle stomach massage and relaxation techniques paired with essential oils during the process, to ensure you are feeling as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

COLONIC VS ENEMA + LAXATIVES

What's the difference? 

Biodynamic Colonics are designed to cleanse, hydrate, and re-tone the entire length of the large intestine, about 180cm, whereas an enema only reaches the lower part of the colon or about 30cm. Laxatives often contain drugs and chemicals that irritate the walls of the colon and are known for dehydrating the bowel instead of hydrating the system.

THE ULTIMATE SPRING CLEAN

When you heal the gut, other things start to fall into place.

Headaches, skin problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating/wind and brain fog are all common symptoms of a clogged and toxic bowel. 

You'll notice the strength of your immune system improves dramatically, because it isn't being compromised with disharmonious microbial levels and it can get to work on fighting disease the way it is designed to. 

Your skin will look brighter, concentration levels will improve, and you'll sleep better.. and what's better than total body health?

Take control of your health from the inside out.

..yours in wellness, eco babe xox

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