What is an electrolyte?
Electrolytes are the minerals that are always necessary for the human body to maintain itself in a stable condition.
Does colon hydrotherapy affect the electrolyte balance in the body?
The confusion about electrolyte depletion in colon hydrotherapy seems to stem form one of two concepts. The first being that a large amount of waste being removed form the body by way of water is equitable with diarrhea or vomiting, and the second being that the body is being flooded with water, washing out or diluting the electrolytes, as in water intoxication.
Does electrolyte balance affect diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a result of the lining of the colon secreting large quantities of water and electrolytes come form within the body, draining from the blood, tissue and cells. Diarrhea is also the result of rapid peristaltic action, which causes a drain of ions to the muscles of the colon. Colon hydrotherapy does not pull water from the body’s systems, or irritate the bowel. A colon hydrotherapy session and diarrhea are not similar.
Will the electrolyte balance be changed?
In the 1989 study – “effects of colon hydrotherapy on serum electrolytes” conducted by national college of naturopathic medicine, Portland, or. No patients experienced any clinically significant symptoms or disturbances.
Fluid & Electrolyte Mineral Balance
Since excessive diarrhea causes loss of minerals & body fluids, one might assume colon hydrotherapy may also. Let’s see the differences:
Body Fluids: Diarrhea causes water loss without replacement.
Colon Hydrotherapy allows an exchange of fluids, REhydrating instead of Dehydrating.
Mineral Balance: as with regular bowel movement, there is some mineral elimination. These minerals are easily replaced at the next healthy meal. In every day life there are many common causes of electrolyte mineral loss such as the use of coffee, alcohol, diuretics, medications, poor eating habits, stress, even perspiration.
Therefore, we recommend potassium-rich foods such as sunflower seeds, bananas, potatoes, oranges, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, etc. & adequate fluid intake daily.
The kidneys & the liver are the organs in charge of balancing minerals. They become overworked by intestinal intoxication. Isn’t it safe to believe that detoxification would facilitate & even improve their abilities to manage & utilize minerals?
Intestinal Flora of “Friendly Bacteria”
Favourable bacteria (flora) are always present throughout the small & large intestines.
Colon Hydrotherapy improves the bacteria “habitat” facilitating their reproduction and the multiplication. Antibiotics are the major cause of flora loss. We’ve all used them and /or regularly ingested them, perhaps unwittingly, in eating antibiotic-laden meat products, that are depleted of the necessary Enzymes to digest them.