According to Pamela Whitney, ND, baked lasagna may be used as a metaphor for colon cleansing. Dr. Whitney, educational director for the New England Health Institute, is a naturopathic physician who practices her profession in two locations, Braintree, Massachusetts, and Stowe, Vermont. Here is how she describes the physical action of colon hydrotherapy:
“If ever you’ve baked lasagna and then attempted to sanitize the messy, left-over lasagna pan, you know the difficulty with getting it clean. For sponging such a food-caked pan it’s usual for cooks to soak the pan overnight. Then they find that swabbing it the next day is easy. Colon hydrotherapy accomplishes the same ease of cleansing on the inside of one’s bowel. Using hydrotherapy, the colon’s walls constantly get flushed with clear fluid, which serves to remove mucous plus some of their longstanding, caked-on fecal matter which contains hidden bacteria, parasites, Candida albicans-filled pockets, and other such pathological materials.”
From its home office located in San Antonio, Texas, literature furnished by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy or I-ACT defines colon hydrotherapy as a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. By introducing pure, filtered and temperature-regulated water into the colon, the human waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. This flushing process usually is repeated a few times during a therapeutic session.
Colon hydrotherapy is best used in combination with adequate nutrient and fluid intake as well as with exercise. The modern and sophisticated technology applied today, manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines, promotes both safety and sanitation of the procedure.
Dr. Pamela Whitney advises that her healing program for almost any condition frequently involves prescribing colon hydrotherapy. “I almost always refer my patient to undertake colon cleansing as the first part of my treatment. I do this for purposes of detoxification, since most people possess toxic bowels which may result in either constipation or diarrhea – – both coming from the same sources of toxicity,” she says. “The patients’ toxins tend to kick back to their blood streams to perpetuate numerous pathologies such as candidiasis, allergies, chronic fatigue, and other symptoms coming from a recirculation of accumulated physiological poisons.
“I use the services of at least three skilled colon hydrotherapists who practice near to my two offices. I don’t know of any patient receiving colon hydrotherapy who has not benefited from it. Certainly the treatment will get a sluggish bowel refunctioning again. In my judgment, the action of just one colon hydrotherapy is an experience equivalent to someone undergoing twenty coffee enemas,” says Dr. Whitney. “What we eat, the processed foods such as breads, pastas, sugars, and refined deserts hit the gastrointestinal tract like a glue which becomes nearly indigestible. A prime source of allergies to wheat and other flour products is this flour made into a kind of mucilage by being mixed with saliva. This glue-like substance sticks on the walls of one’s GI tract to slow down the individual’s metabolic rate. Thereafter, constipation with inflammation can develop, but colon hydrotherapy solves such a problem.”
As is obvious, Dr. Pamela Whitney is a great advocate of colon hydrotherapy, which she prescribes as a standard part of her treatment.