Colon hydrotherapy health risks

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Somewhere around 2009, following an episode of bad nutritionnal choices that lasted a few months, I was looking for a quick way to clean my body from the mistakes I had just done. By consuming way too much peanut butter and dark chocolate over an extended period of time – two foods which are very prone to create waste accumulation in the colon – I felt the purification ability of my body altered to the point where I could no longer feel the food rejuvenating my body. Especially the peanut butter was contaminated by sewage sludge and I realized that a little bit too late. It intoxicated my body with residues of shampoo and other sewage sludge components like fluoride, chloride, soap and shampoo. I trusted the organic label but noticed a strange taste at first, but I was not cautious enough. Blind trust towards a label is never wise when it comes to our nutrition. When I realized the extent of the damage I had done to my body, I wanted to restore its purification abilities as soon as possible, so I was looking for anything that could give me results fast.

I had heard about colon irrigation or hydrotherapy many times before but I had never tried it and nobody seemed to know about colon hydrotherapy health risks. To be honest, I was curious because I had heard so many people talking about their experience with this option during my journey meeting people interested about health. I had cleaned my colon naturally once before at the beginning of my purification process and I’ve found that it was very efficient doing so with plants and an important intake of water. I didn’t use any special trick, only what nature had to offer and a lot of rest. This natural process had been hard for my body and had weakened my bone mass, so I didn’t want to use it again. I thought the time had come to try something new, to learn again and to open my closed sets of rules, these universal rules that worked and saved me once. What if I had not understood everything? What if there was an easier solution that could work? Maybe natural methods were not the only and best way to cure a sick body?

I was cautious still, but not nearly enough. Since my experiences curing my body with nutrition taught me that we cannot force the body in any way to cure itself, I knew that every method that violates the body has a harmful side. The body is not a mecanical machine, it is a living organism. When something interacts with it, there is an impact that we can’t control and we did not write the set of rules of these interactions. The colon is such a permeable membrane that you have to be careful not to let polluants enter your blood directly without the liver’s filtration done prior to that.

I knew that trying to put water or any substance directly in the colon was risky. Why? Well, simply because everything that is in the colon is the result of what has been filtered by our body and especially our liver. The liver ensures that equilibrium of life is maintained in the body lifecycle, that every substance that should or should not be somewhere are dealt with accordingly. Therefore, there is a big risk trying to put water directly in the colon. Because no water is perfectly pure in our current world. So, the toxins in the water, won’t be filtered before going into the blood. That is a colon hydrotherapy health risk and I was right about that.

I knew very little thing about colon hydrotherapy before trying it. I knew the treatment consist of putting water directly in the colon to clean it. I knew this technique was quite popular in Europe a few centuries ago and that people were even recommended at that time to do it by their doctors. These were not enough evidences to make a clean opinion about the impact it could have on health or its efficiency. Most people seemed to think that this treatment helped them, but I was aware that most people just don’t know what they are talking about when it concerns health, so I didn’t put much value in those testimonies.

I asked a naturopath that I knew about it. She told me it was safe but to be careful because in overuse it has an effect to expand the colon and make it less responsive, less firm if you prefer. She also told me about the irritation and inflammation that it causes to the colon. This is harmful. There was also other considerations about the temperature of the water and its purity. Overall, no huge warning sign were flown from the people I had interrogated on the subject.

So came the day. I had chosen the best one and the most certified person I could find. I must admit it didn’t feel right, I should’ve listenned to my feelings. I almost cancelled at the last second but in the end I decided to go. I will not go into the details but overall, all the problems that were feared occured and nothing was cleaned out of my body with this barbaric technique.

All it did was destroy my colon for a few years and make me absorb an important quantity of toxins coming from the “pure” water used in the process. First, let’s talk about the colon irritation. The process is very rude for the colon and it left with my a very intense pain in the belly for at least one month and I mean very intense pain. I felt like my colon was burnt and had been sanded. I also felt a little distension of my colon. I had trouble eating, I could not sit down or have anything put on my belly for more than a month. This was awful. I would say it took a last 2 years from my body to overcome these damage with rejuvenating nutrition and a lot of rest.

Next, let’s talk about this “pure” water that is used in the process. The colon hydrotherapist used distilled water and she considered that pure. Another example of how people are unaware that toxins are invisible and emanating from many different sources. For example, to distillate the water she used a machine made with rubber and plastic tubes. So the water was not pure but was polluted by these plastic tubes. Especially since the water is hot, petrochemical substances emanates more when exposed to heat. I also noted over the years following this event that it was contaminated with metal coming probably from some water tubing in the process.

Most of the water that will be inserted in the colon will be absorbed by the body. The longer it stays there, the more the body will absorb it back into its lympha and the into the blood. The problem is that the body expect to absorb pure water from the colon. Water that should already have been filtered by the liver and the kidneys.

The consequence of absorbing all this water was an overall intoxication of my body with plastic residue that I am still feeling coming out of my body, almost 10 years later. I have felt toxins related to this particular experience coming out of my body over the years, slowly and by small episodes. It is very persistent because it has been absorbed deeply into my cells and my tissus. That is the risk of trying to cheat on the rules of nature.

You cannot cheat nature, there is always a price to pay to cheap tricks like that. You know that most people are so disconnected from their body that they don’t even understand how bad it is for their body to use such techniques.

How I regretted this choice, but I knew I had to turn the page and focus on the present to overcome this mistake. After this final big mistake, I decided to be patient and stick to my principles. Once again, seeking a quick solution had turned against me, like it did for many people that confess to me about their health problems.

Overall, colon hydrotherapy risks are real and they are not worth the advantages. Like I said, it didn’t help at all to clean anything in my colon. I would have achieved better results in a week consuming fruits, vegetables and plants for this purpose. Using plants and nutrition would not have harmed my body in any way. On the other hand, trying hydrotherapy only once left me with pain and made my belly feel uncomfortable for a long time. I don’t know if I will ever get the same feeling of inhabiting my body than I had before and I am working hard on my health to try to compensate this single mistake.

My health improved over the years and I tried to work very hard on it. I knew nothing was perfect and that a lot of work was left to be done, but I was still functionnal. Many of my projects ended in 2009, I didn’t know for how long back then. It seemed like a had to take a detour of some kind to restart anew. I felt like I had depleted all my ressources and that there was no path leading to accomplish my mission on Earth. So I went back to university to study music, finance, computer science and mathematics.

I will talk about this episode of life in the next journal article.

 


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