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Colon Hydrotherapy Preparation

Welcome. Thank you for choosing LYT. We look forward to assisting you towards optimal health, improved immunity, and radiant beauty. The following suggestions are intended to assist you in having the most successful treatments possible. You may continue to incorporate these options into your lifestyle after your session, as it is a great way to live. If you have had colon hydrotherapy previously, please take a moment to read this valuable information to help remind you how to prepare for your session.

WHAT TO DRINK BEFORE YOUR COLON HYDROTHERAPY TREATMENT

Juice/Water:

  • Drinking freshly pressed vegetable juice is one of the best ways to support your immune system and assist in the loosening and emulsification of toxins.
  • Juice combinations should be palatable: 1) carrot and cucumber can be yummy for the novice juicer. Another option is 2) celery, kale, half a green apple, and ginger or 3) celery, spinach, lemon, and ginger. The point is finding a combination that is appealing. If your taste buds enjoy it, then you will have a better chance of integrating this concept.
  • Fresh pressed vegetable juices will make a HUGE difference in the results you experience during and after your session(s).
  • Remember to drink more water in addition to juices. Hydration is extremely influential in flushing toxins from our cells and improving our elimination.

When to Drink:

  • Always drink juice on an empty stomach. Best time is first thing in the morning. Then, wait 30 minutes or longer to eat breakfast.
  • If you do not have an appetite for breakfast, then do not force yourself to eat; the minerals in the juice are working for you and enriching your blood!
  • If you have had a late night of indulgence, it is best to avoid juice and/or eating breakfast in the A.M. You can drink juice later in the afternoon.

WHAT TO EAT BEFORE YOUR COLON HYDROTHERAPY TREATMENT

Breakfast:

  • Fresh fruit is the best choice. Let us know if you have adverse reactions.
  • Toasted whole grain bread with mashed avocado is another great option.
  • Oatmeal is ok as well, but remember to leave out the fruit.
  • The Road to Toxicity: Processed cereals, eggs, bagels/breads, protein, soda, or last night’s left over pizza! Yikes!!

Salads:

  • Your detoxification process will be supported when you incorporate a leafy green SALAD BEFORE all your cooked meals.
  • You can include other raw vegetables in your salad: shredded or grated carrots, celery, cucumbers, sprouts, and radishes. Remember: raw broccoli/cauliflower are very gassy.
  • Dressing? Try Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, and Tamari. Simple is better.

Lunch:

  • We suggest eating a vegetarian meal.
  • Start with your SALAD FIRST and follow with cooked vegetables, and a starch of your choice.
  • Other options: Portobello mushroom sandwiches, Japanese soba noodles with mixed vegetables, baked yams, Basmati, Jasmine and Wild rice. Rice cakes are great for those of us who like bit of crunch!

Dinner:

  • Start with your SALAD FIRST and follow with cooked vegetables, and a protein (IE: fish, chicken, etc.).
  • If you are already practicing vegetarianism, then skip the starch at LUNCH and have it at DINNER.

Food Combining Basics:

  • Try not to mix starches with proteins (IE: Chicken w/ rice.)
  • Eat fruits alone (without any other type of food) and always on an empty stomach. Eat fruit alone or leave it alone.
  • During your appointment, the therapist will go over all the details of the food combining information and answer your questions.
  • If the concepts are new to you, do not feel obligated to have a complete grasp on them before your first session. Try to eat a bit better than you usually do. Any changes you make for the better will have a positive impact on your session.

Foods to Steer Away From:

  • Red meat, cheese, white flour (IE: pastries, cakes, white bread, etc), and pasta/starches mixed with tomato sauce (IE: pizza/lasagna).
  • All processed food. Foods with more that 10 ingredients on the label (IE: Cheese Doodles, Ritz crackers, Hot pockets, fast food, boxed meals, etc.)

Beverages to Steer Away From:

  • Alcohol and anything carbonated (IE: Soda, Seltzer, Sparkling water) (Gas + Gas = More Gassssssss!)

OTHER COLON HYDROTHERAPY PREPARATION CONSIDERATIONS

  • If you have had a colonic before, but it has been a while, please give yourself 3 full days to reintroduce healthier eating and juicing before coming in for treatment. Remember: Your body will be more prepared to receive colonics when your system has had a chance to “loosen” things up with dietary changes that foster greater releases during your session.
  • The day before the colonic is not the time to be indulgent. You should allow the day before, the day of, and the day after to be days when you are more considerate of the food combinations.

THE DAY OF YOUR COLON HYDROTHERAPY TREATMENT

  • Please do not eat 3 hours before your appointment. You may drink water, fresh vegetable juice, or herbal tea to stay hydrated.
  • If you have an appointment before noon, then eating some fruit is fine. Be sure to eat the fruit alone, and try not to eat it the hour before your session. An afternoon salad is ok for those with evening appointments.

We support and encourage your exploration of a healthier lifestyle and look forward to working with you. Please call us to book your appointment, or visit Colonics Rock® for more information on colon hydrotherapy.