Understanding the Colon and Its Role in Your Health
Your digestive system is a ecosystem in itself. There are bacteria and yeasts that live in there in a balance that helps the body absorb all the nutrients. Those nutrients sustain all your body’s functions and give you energy throughout the day. Unfortunately, this balance is very fragile and it is often disrupted by certain factors. Contrary to many peoples beliefs and fade diets it is not about killing off anything but restoring balance that is the key to health…
The things that can imbalance your body are:
Over Sterile Conditions
All these factors can deteriorate and effect the health of your colon. They allow the level of good bacteria to drop. And when left untreated, all the harmful bacteria can break the protective barrier of the colon and release toxins in it (leaky gut).
Once the bad bacteria go through the protective barrier of the colon, they will affect the health of all the other organs too.
The digestive tract is home to about 450 bacteria and yeast species.
Here are some of the symptoms associated with a stressed colon:
Fatigue and brain fog
Agitation and anxiety
Blood in the stools
Why is colon health so important? And why is it not just a 2 week juice cleanse or magic pill to heal from it?
Colon health is important because an imbalance between the yeasts and the good bacteria can lead to a weak immune system and malnutrition. That can also cause autoimmune diseases like thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn’s disease.
When we start the long journey to detoxify our bodies through fasting and raw living foods, we start to take the pressure from the body and give it chance to heal itself, this takes time and consistaency to achieve.
Fortunately, there are quite a few doTERRA essential oils to support colon health along the way! They can be used along side a cellular detoxification plan and natural lifestyle…
One way or another, more than 80% of the people suffer from some kind of colon problem…even the ones who declare the don’t! Some have an unbalanced flora that can lead to infections. While others suffer from food sensitivity, which translates into food intolerance or allergies. Others its skin conditions or mental health or presenting with Autism ADHD symptoms.
If you are new to Essentail oils you can start with applying the oils below with fractionated coconut oil to the bottoms of the feet first. The bottoms of the feet are highly absorptive and a safe location for the application of any essential oil especially in children.
Then you can move to applying them to the abdomen in a clockwise motion with castor oil or coconut oil.
If you are not using daily or regular enemas or colonics, I would suggest to start as if you are removing harmful foods and adding detoxing practices… but you are not helping your body get rid of these toxins fats enough you can cause more issues and what we call re-toxing. So once you have built up a tolerance with your essential oils and using them regularly…you can start using them prior to the enema or colonic to encourage a comfortable release.
Another way if you don’t feel comfortable to do an enema or you can’t achieve this with children is to make your own essential oils suppositories. By using organic coconut oil in an ice cube tray, then adding between 2 to 5 drops of essential oils per cube (I’d suggest a silicone tray). Then inserting 1 as far up inside your anus as you can to allow the oils to penetrate in to your colon.
Here are my suggestions for the oils to benefit you condition:
THESE OILS CAN BE USED IN VEGGIE CAPSULE TO TO GET DIRECTLY INTO THE GUT TO..
DOSAGE – Applying 5-10 drops per litre of water you use….making sure it is stirred. I apply my oils to the last water that goes in so it stays in longer. Ask your colonic practitioner to add your oils just before the treatment finishes.
Using essential oils in your enema not only supports your colon health and healing journey, but it really make your shit smell like roses…or rosemary or ginger to hahah!
NOTE – add fears lemon juice if you are constipated or 1 tsp Bi- Carb powder if you are very loose in your stools. You can also add your herbal tincture or teas like Parasite M form Dr Morse to enemas to. I DO NOT RECOMMEND COFFEE ENEMAS they are far to stimulating unless you are in stage 4 cancer and need to heal faster.
How to do a enema:
-Add warm water to your enema bag or bucket then add your chosen supportive oils or herbs.
Hang your enema bag/bucket about 18 in. to 3 ft above your rectum. A good tool for this is too hang it from a shower or up high on a shelf.
-You should have a clamp on your enema the to slow the water up or down.I find downward dog or dolphin or putting my legs up on the edge of the bath suits me best, but some say lying on their sides or even lying flat works for them. A good starting portion is on your right side.
-Insert nozzle/colon tube tip into your anus, using a lubricant like coconut oil
-Inject solution into rectum slowly, and take as much as possible , refill bag as needed or until it becomes uncomfortable to take any more solution. Somedays you will be able to take more than others.
-Massage abdomen in counter-clockwise direction this will help the solution higher into the colon.
-When bag is empty or no more fluid can be taken remove nozzle/rectal tube
Lie on each side for 5 to 10 minutes, while massaging your abdomen.
Now you can move to the toilet and release the enema, continuing to massage your abdomen.
When expelling the enema:
-Massage abdomen in a clockwise direction this will help move the solution back toward the rectum and anus. This helps with expelling the enema water and helps move the solution and feces towards the rectum and out the anus.
NOTE: when doing enemas on kids use an iPad or favourite game to distract them lying them on their side on a towel, keeping them warm and calm and off cause ask their permission…we called them ‘tummy washes’ and used them daily when my children were extremely constipated and very toxic. Then place them on the toilet with books till they empty out. We use them now from time to time if they have virus or headaches or need an emotion realise.
When I resist doing an enema, I ask myself ‘what am I not prepared to let go of today?’
When I do an enema and the water comes straight out and I cannot hold it in ‘I wonder what I’m rigid and uptight about today?’
When I can hold 2 litres in with time to move around before releasing the water, I ask myself ‘how can I go deeper into healing today and shed more than I ever have?’