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Introduction – Many people attend a colonic appointment without making any dietary changes beforehand but it can be really helpful to make some small changes to get the best out of your colonic hydrotherapy treatment.

Keep hydrated

In order for the waste to move more easily during a colonic cleanse, its best to be well hydrated before hand so aiming for 2 litres is a good thing to do, water, herbal teas or cordial are all fine. When trying to lose weight or increase your energy, increasing how much water you drink can also be extremely helpful.

Eat plenty of vegetables

Vegetables contain plenty of fibre which is helpful for constipation and helping the bowel to move more regularly. Before having a colonic, increasing your vegetable intake will begin to gently cleanse the bowel lining ensuring you’ll get the most out of your colonic treatment. As these fill you up without adding too many calories they are also a great addition when you’re trying to lose weight.

Avoid alcohol and fizzy drinks

Alcohol and caffeinated drinks can act as a diuretic so this means they get rid of water via the kidneys. As its better to be well hydrated before having colonic irrigation its better to steer clear of too much alcohol and caffeine. So filtered water, herbal teas, diluted fruit juice or vegetable juice are all good choices. Don’t worry if you find it hard to steer clear of tea and coffee totally, just reducing them will also help. Alcohol also contain lots of calories so if you’re trying to reduce your weight lowering your alcohol intake will also help.

Don’t take laxatives

Even if you take laxatives regularly you don’t need to take them just before a colonic. The warm filtered water in the colonic bath or colonic lavage as it is also known will hydrate any stubborn to move waste and gently and effectively ensure that the colon cleanse is comfortable and relaxing. At Colonics Detox in Oldham I always make sure that every treatment is relaxing and comfortable.

Don’t eat fast food

Its much better for your bowel and microbiome (the health of your gut flora) health if you eat a whole-food diet which is rich in nutrients and natural fibres. Processed, fast food can often be very low in essential nutrients and dietary fibre. So before having a colonic irrigation treatment eating making healthier choices. Don’t worry if you haven’t made those changes though, many people use a colonic treatment as a kick start to a more healthy way of life and make changes gradually.

The above points serve to show how making some easy changes to your diet can help you to get the most out of your colonic irrigation appointment and treatment. I always discuss diet and lifestyle when you attend so we can discuss any concerns you have in regard to diet.

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