Most of the “additives” talked about here (with the exception of castile soap, olive oil and coffee) can benefit you even more by supplementing the colonics with daily oral doses. Please keep that in mind as you read about the Chlorophyll and Wheat Grass.
Colonic additives are substances that can be added to your colonic. Substances that are introduced to the body through the rectum and colon, are absorbed into your system more quickly and efficiently than having it go through your digestive system. In some cases, such as the coffee colonic for instance, we can achieve results that just can not be achieved by drinking the same substance.
There are two types of additives, one is with the purpose of trying to get your body to retain some of the benefits of the “additive” and the other is with the purpose of cleansing or flushing out the colon. The two that are used most for flushing out that stubbornly packed colon are castile soap and olive oil, in some cases coffee also seems to help release stubborn impactions.
Additives are done with a disposable bag similar to an IV bag (or it can look more like a bucket) that will be hung next to the colonic machine and at the appropriate time the hose is just switched from the water line, to the additive bag. The additive is put directly into the colonic hose connection that is already in place with no effort on your part. This equipment has to be hooked up previous to the beginning of the colonic, so if you want an additive it is best to tell us when booking the appointment, or minimally, when you arrive.
Your colonic will be done in the same manner as it usually is except for the fact that at the appropriate time, the additive of your choice will be used instead of water. You then just lay a few minutes, with the additive still inside of you, giving it a chance to be absorbed by the colon. The additive will then be released to go through the tube and down the drain in the usual manner. When it is something that benefits the body we typically do not rinse the remnants of the additive out of the colon, since we want as much of it as possible to remain on the colon walls and continue to be absorbed by the colon. In some cases, especially when soap or oil is being used to relieve severe constipation or impaction the additive may be done at the beginning of the colonic. Castile Soap, Olive Oil, and Coffee gets rinsed out of the colon while all others are left coating the colon. Some substances commonly used for colonic additives are :
Acidophilus or Probiotics
If you are choosing Acidophilus, Aloe Vera, Coffee, Chlorophyll, or Olive Oil we can supply the additive. Wheat Grass must be freshly juiced (within 4 hours ) and brought with you. Jamba Juice and Roebeks are good places to stop on the way in to our office. Don’t forget to let us know ahead of time that you plan on doing an “additive” since there is some preparation that needs to be done. There is a $10.00 additive equipment fee. If you bring the additive with you the equipment fee is the only extra charge. If we supply the additive there is another minimal fee for that.
A variety of “good” intestinal bacteria help to keep the digestive system running. These “good” bacteria are called probiotic bacteria. (Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria) They help keep the colon flora in balance which helps digest food, process waste, and keep the “bad” bacteria in check. An imbalance of these bacteria can cause yeast problems, Candidia, Colon Cancer, Crohn’s disease, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and Ulcerative colitis.
Aloe Vera Additive
The first written reports on Aloe Vera are more than 2000 years old. Most people know the healing properties of the Aloe Vera plant. This plant has antibacterial, antifungicide and antiviral properties. At the beginning of this century it was the most used raw material for laxatives in the world. Used in the colonic it can soothe an irritated colon and rectum. It can aid the body in healing many different ailments. Among the other uses for Aloe Vera are acceleration of wound healing, use on skin burns, moisturizing dry skin. Taken internally as a health-drink for stomach problems, it protects the mucus membrane of the stomach especially when irritated or damaged because of peptic ulcers or gastritis.
Castile Soap Concentrate
Castile soap is a potassium soap made from coconuts and has been recognized for quite some time as an additive in enemas to help with constipation. It is generally what is used in Doctor’s offices and hospitals when doing enemas. It sometimes comes combined with glycerin.
Scientists are discovering the benefits of phytonutrients and chlorophyll, especially good for cleansing and over all health. Chlorophyll is often referred to as nature’s green magic. Scientists are discovering the benefits of phytonutrients and chlorophyll, especially good for cleansing and over all health.
Many health conscious people use Chlorophyll in their own self-care strategy for more energy, nutritional insurance, weight control, cleansing. Athletes discover more endurance and strength. It is perfect in between or before meals for good nutrition without the heaviness of bulky food. Seniors find better nutrient absorption. , nutritional insurance, weight control, cleansing.
Even though the coffee enema appeared at least as early as 1917, it seems as though it has gained notoriety, mostly as a new-age remedy for weight loss, depression and other ailments because of its use by Hollywood Stars. The coffee enema is a long-standing, proven medical protocol in the United States. Coffee enemas were a feature of the orthodox medical literature for the best part of the twentieth century. Nursing manuals routinely recommended the coffee enema. The prestigious “Merck Manual” has been the world’s most widely used general medical text. It’s Editorial board and its main editors are all physicians. The “Merck Manual”, widely used by doctors for over 100 years advocated coffee enemas, not for a particular illness but for general health. In 1977 it was dropped out of the Merck Manual just for lack of space.
Contemporary literature featured articles in the “Journal of the American Medical Association”, New England Journal of Medicine, and many others have either advocated the use of coffee in colonics or have reported scientific studies being done on using coffee enemas or colonics to treat specific illness and diseases.
In 1981 Dr. Lee Wattenberg and his colleagues were able to show that substances found in coffee (palmitates) promote the activity of a key enzyme system that detoxifies the bloodstream. This enzyme group is responsible for neutralizing free radicals, harmful chemicals now commonly implicated in the initiation of cancer. Two other chemicals found in coffee, theophylline & theobromine dilate blood vessels and counter inflammation of the gut.
Dr. Max Gerson believes that it is the liver and small bowel that neutralize the most common tissue toxins that damage a normal metabolism. Our body’s detoxification systems are probably enhanced by the coffee colonic. Dr. Gerson during clinical studies for tuberculosis and cancer, noted some remarkable effects of this procedure. For instance, patients could dispense with all pain-killers once on the enemas.
It is said that there is no “high” or other caffeine type effects from the coffee when using it in a colonic, however I have had many clients tell me that they do feel the caffeine affects . During a Coffee colonic Caffeine will travel up the hemorrhoidal to the portal vein and then to the liver itself. This causes the liver and also the gall bladder to relax and spill bile and toxins into the intestines to be flushed out of the body. All the blood in the body passes through the liver every three minutes. So you can see how keeping the liver as healthy as possible is important to detoxify the blood.
During the 1920s and 30s coffee enemas were prescribed for a variety of conditions and studies from the earlier part of the century indicate that they stimulate gallbladder emptying and more efficient liver function. There are many current studies and practices that are proving that coffee colonics are beneficial in treating tuberculosis, cancer, inflammation of the gut, eczema, gout, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis, drug abuse, AIDS, some liver ailments, constipation, and to help overall general health.
Many middle age and elderly clients that have been doing weekly colonics for years with coffee and Wheat Grass swear that it keeps them young, healthy and thin.
If you do coffee colonics every week or two, over a period of six months or more you might want to take a break for a couple of weeks. If you tend to be constipated you could substitute Lemon Juice colonics for a couple of weeks before going back to the coffee. Excessive use of coffee enemas might lower the body’s stores of iron and some other vitamins and minerals causing anemia. Taking a short break will ensure that this does not happen.
Olive Oil as a colonic additive can be very helpful for people who are extremely constipated and may have an impacted colon. Olive oil with Aloe will soothe the intestinal lining during inflammation as well as clean out the colon. Flaxseed Oil can be used in place of the Olive Oil but will be less soothing and more directed towards eliminating candida infestations.
(If you choose to substitute the Flaxseed Oil you must bring it with you)
Wheatgrass helps numerous processes in the body, but improved performance, energy, stamina and oxygenation are some of the best reasons. You can juice wheatgrass and drink it, or you can use it as an additive to your colonics.
Wheatgrass juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and therefore contains more light energy than any other element. Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally or as a colon implant without any toxic side effects. It takes only minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy. Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely. It is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice, and other fruits and vegetables. 15 pounds of Wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery, etc. It has been known to cure acne and even remove scars after it has been ingested for 7-8 months. It acts as a detergent in the body thus is a body deodorant. Even a small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet has been shown to prevent tooth decay.
Wheatgrass is high in enzymes, thus improves digestion. It is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15-20 min. rinse off with cold water.
Wheatgrass juice is high in magnesium and great for constipation and keeping the bowels open. It is good in colonic implants for healing and detoxifying the colon walls and to heal and cleanse the internal organs.
Wheatgrass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production. It reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries, can remove heavy metals from the body and is good for blood disorders of all kinds.
Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums. You can gargle wheatgrass juice for a sore throat. You can drink wheatgrass juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.
Wheatgrass juice keeps the hair from graying.
Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life, and is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment. Chlorophyll is an anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer. Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.
Chlorophyll (abundant in wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream. Studies have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. In a study of various animals that were in various stages of anemia or low in red cell count, show a return to normal red cell count within 4 to 5 days even in the extreme cases. Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls, put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)
Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil. Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over. It also washes drug deposits from the body, neutralizes toxins in the body, purifies the liver, and improves blood sugar problems.
A research scientist, Dr. Birscher, called chlorophyll “concentrated sun power.” He said, “chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs.
In the American Journal of Surgery (1940) Dr. Benjamin Gruskin recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests it be used for neutralize strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and in many cases cure even advanced pyorrhea.
For Pyorrhea of the mouth: lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on the diseased area in mouth or chew wheatgrass, spitting out the pulp.
TO GET THE FULL BENEFIT OF CHLOROPHYLL IT SHOULD BE FROM A LIVING PLANT…THUS…WHEATGRASS JUICE SHOULD BE FRESHLY MADE (within 4 hours) TO GET FULL BENEFIT. (ask us where to go for fresh Wheatgrass juice) When this isn’t possible you may opt for liquid chlorophyll.
Colonic = Fresh = if possible a minimum of 4-12 oz. fresh juice