CERTIFIED COLON HYDROTHERAPIST
I am a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist with over seven years experience.
I am a member of (A.N.N.) Academy for Naturopaths and Naturotherapists.My clients ask, how did you get into this work? Fair question, so I tell them my story.
Back in 2002 my marriage had run its course and was coming to an end, I was over 200lbs and I was miserable. When the marriage finally ended with it came the normal grieving process and for me weight loss. I had to buy new clothes. I clearly remember standing in front of the mirror looking at myself and feeling so happy about the weight loss. Then I could actually see the weight coming back on. Honestly I knew I had not made any changes. The hunger had ceased because of what I was going through emotionally but would come back full force once because I hadn't truly changed anything. I remember thinking, that’s it, I’m done I don’t want to be fat anymore, EVER!
Two years into my journey was when I discovered colonics. I was experiencing such severe constipation and had not had a bowel movement in a week and was feeling so toxic I realized I had to do something. I also came to realize that constipation was something I had been dealing with since I was 2 years old. It had become my 'normal'. This made me realize I needed to change things even more. So although I had made changes thus far and good changes at that, my poor bowel function was something I needed to focus on.
My first session was amazing! I could not believe how great I felt. My therapist was a great guy. He made me feel comfortable and encouraged me to continue, which I am so glad he did. The more I continued with colonics the better I felt. My brain fog lifted, I was sleeping soundly, my energy increased and I started waking up early which was something I absolutely never did. I was happy!
This is why I decided to become a Colon Hydrotherapist. I look forward to helping others achieve their own level of wellness, just as I have.
If you would like to see my before picture, just ask and I'll be happy to show you.
What I have come to realize during this time is the following: Eating well does not mean, not enjoying food. It means you open your taste buds to the real foods that we are meant to eat. More harm than good comes from a long term processed, refined, high sugar diet.
Chewing our food is so very important. Chewing is how the food gets broken down so the saliva can mix with the food (carbs) and begin the digestive process. Chewing is the beginning of digestion. When we don't chew our food thoroughly the enzymes in our saliva cannot start to breakdown the food. It is the action of enzymes that break food down. As food enters the stomach the stretching of the tummy is the indication for HCL (stomach acids) to start producing which begins 30-60 minutes after eating. HCL neutralizes saliva enzymes. HCL stimulates pepsinogen to become active and from that pepsin begins the breakdown of protein. The story continues from there but I just wanted to explain that chewing is a very important part of digestion.
Whole grain, fruits and vegetables, probiotics, lots of water, seeds and nuts and unrefined oil are what is needed. These foods are filled with enzymes that contribute to the digestive process. If we are eating highly processed, refined and cooked foods all the time the demand on our pancreas goes up. Always remember that when one function is not performed properly other organs, cell, etc have to step up to the plate to complete the job.
Changing the way we look at food, understanding its purpose, to fuel, to build, will help us make the changes that we want to make.
Change takes time and in order for change to become our reality I believe it must be done slowly. Introducing new foods once a week gives you a chance to try something new and different without worrying how you'll continue for the rest of the week. My change has occurred over many years and I am still changing and learning.
I am currently studying towards certification as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.