Health and Fitness By Mae Davies / June 10, 2015 Colon hydrotherapy seems like a very heavy word– so we will have to make things simple. To be honest, colon hydrotherapy is a process of cleansing the colon by “inducing” passage of stool. How do you induce stool passage? It’s by inserting a tube in the rectum and letting water flow in the large intestine. The water should stay there for a couple of minutes before you release it. What is colon hydrotherapy weight loss? Okay, another honest fact is this– colon hydrotherapy is not recommended for long-term use. Let’s explain that further. Is it effective? Yes, colon hydrotherapy for weight loss is effective. In fact, studies made by medical experts suggest that you can lose up to 3 kilograms! But that can only happen during the initial stage. You have to understand that colon hydrotherapy (or simply called a colonic) cannot burn fat, so there’s no way it can ALWAYS make you lose weight. Colon hydrotherapy results in weight loss because the act of cleansing the large intestine paves the way for proper food absorption and expulsion of waste matter. If you are a first timer, you really are bound to lose weight since there is a lot of impacted waste in the corners and walls of the colon. But, over time, it will lose the effect. It will still have a slight weight loss effect but only because colonics can improve metabolism. Athletes actually perform a colonic for this effect. Let us consider weight loss a very good side effect. It’s not really made to shed pounds, but to clean the colon. What is the principle behind colon hydrotherapy? A colonic is rooted in the notion of autointoxication. So, how does autointoxication happens? It is believed that even though the human body can expel waste matter, some of that waste will remain in the large intestine. And over time, the chances that they will be reabsorbed by the body and contaminate the blood are becoming high. Although there is not one scientific study that dictates the reality of autointoxication, it is valid in the eyes of medical experts. In fact, many of them suggest that should people regularly perform colonics, the world would be a healthier place. Who can perform a colonic? Because of the craze about colonic for weight loss, a lot of patients who avail of the procedure are women at the age of 25. But a colonic can be done to almost all people, from the age of 13– both boys and girls. To inspire you more about a colonic, look closely to the list. It will outline who should opt to perform the procedure and why: People suffering from any kind of intestinal distress Those who always experience headaches People who have autoimmune disorders such as Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis People who will undergo surgeries Those people who have problems with bacterial and viral infection Again, it is important to understand that a colonic is not a cure, but doing this can prevent you from suffering diseases. And the fact that you will have a healthier colon means you can improve your health. The frequency for you to do it is dependent on your need, so it is highly suggested to consult a physician. And for those “hoping” that the colonic is the answer to their fat loss problems, experts still firmly believe that diet and exercise are the keys.