Harlow Health is the leading natural therapies centre for Colonics and Colon Hydrotherapy in the Noosa area, Queensland

Preparing for a colonic

It is possible to have a colonic without any of the following preparation but the dietary changes listed will help eliminate as much gas formation as possible ensuring a smoother, more comfortable treatment.

1. HYDRATE YOURSELF
a) start your day with a glass of warm water with juice of half a lemon squeezed into it
b) drink at least 2 litres of water per day .You can add the recommended supplement Liquid chloropyll to it as this helps the bowel to clear more efficiently
c) Include a fresh vegetable juice daily .I recommend carrot/celery/beetroot/apple/lemon and ginger
d) Do not drink too much on the day of the actual colonic

2. AVOID THE FOLLOWING for at least 2 days prior to your treatment
Alcohol especially wine /champagne and beer
Bread and wheat especially white flour products
Fizzy drinks including mineral and soda water
sugar /chocolates /cakes and biscuits
baked beans
pizza
red meat
cabbage /onion
dried fruit
NB chew food well and try to eat slowly eat smaller meals and eat regularly

3. SUPPLEMENTS
a) Liquid Chlorophyll I recommend that this be taken prior to your colonic. As it is recommended that you do at least 3 colonics over a 3-6 week period the chloropyll will be taken for the duration.
b) Probiotic supplement
Other supplements and dietary modifications may be recommended at your consultation according to your individual requirements

4. HERBAL TEAS
The following herbal teas will help with the digestion in general and are also a great way to boost your water intake. Try to use these instead of your normal tea and coffee.
Suggestions: fennel, peppermint, lemon and ginger detox teas

5. WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT
The aim of the colonic is to help improve elimination and therefore you may experience symptoms which may seem unusual for you. These may include a difference in bowel motions and skin . These may last only a short time and as you progress on your detox you may notice an improvement in previous symptoms and general wellbeing

Please contact Naomi if you have any questions.

6. MAINTENANCE
After your initial series of treatments it is recommended that you maintain optimal bowel health by having a colonic treatment every 4-12 weeks . Every body is different and has different bowel habits .You will know when it is time to repeat the treatment .