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How I Do Colonics In My Bathroom

20160116_225616I’ve been doing colonics since college and really got into them when I was in my 30’s, shortly after being diagnosed with yeast overgrowth. A friend lent a book called Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) that had a chapter on colon cleansing as part of a protocol to balance the body of excess yeast, bacteria, and viruses …. right up my alley! 

Donna Gates, author of B.E.D, recommends a series of back-to-back colonics with a certified I-ACT hydrotherapist when you first start removing pathogens (i.e. viruses, bacteria, yeast). I was fortunate to have a hydrotherapist close to my home and at my 4th session I was shocked to see what poured out of me. I felt like I was a cement mixer truck dumping thick pasty sludge.

I felt great after each session. My body was lighter, my skin more clear, and my attitude more positive. As much as I loved my professional colonics, they came at a price I couldn’t keep paying. So, I invested in a colema board from Colenz and am so glad I did, this board has gotten a ton of use and sailed me through some tough moments of healing.

Here’s a Candida quiz to see if yeast overgrowth might be a part of your health issues.

How I do a colonic:

First of all, here’s the board and bucket I use.

The pieces to my colema kit.
  • Fill 5-gallon bucket with warm water. We have our own well and have pure water so I do this straight from tap. When I used to rent, I boiled a pot of water on stove, let cool to body temperature, and poured into colema bucket. Make sure valve on your tube is closed so water doesn’t come out. 
  • Hang bucket of water above toilet on hook; bottom of bucket should be 2 feet from board.
  • Run clear tubing through hole on top of board, attach rectal tube (straw sticking out in photo) to tubing and open the main valve, let some water out to release water bubbles (don’t forget this part or else the water won’t flow once tube’s inserted in rectum), close valve, lubricate 3 inches of rectal tube tip with oil. 
  • Set up board on stool the height of toilet bowl, make sure it’s sturdy/holds your weight. 
  • Put down chuck pad which you can cut in half because you don’t need a whole one. 
  • Place stack of towels at top of board where head will be with an extra towel next to the board to cover yourself up with. Add an extra towel for good measure, seems it’s always needed for something.
  • Lock bathroom door to keep anyone from coming in 🙂
  • Get naked and get on the board, lube up your bumhole with oil/goo of some sort (I use calendula salve) and insert rectal tube (also lubed). Put bum against the opening of the board and that’s where you stay. You shouldn’t feel the tubing and it shouldn’t hurt.
  • Lay back with head on the towels, bend knees or stretch them up to rest on wall and cover up with towel. 
  • Open valve and let warm water flow in. I keep valve open the whole time. When I first started, I had tightness/cramping, so I closed valve here ‘n there to let cramps pass and my natural peristaltic reflex do its thing. Now, I just let the water run and that works well.
  • When bucket is empty, close valve, flush toilet, and gently lift yourself off the rectal tubing. I slide my bum to the edge of board and put a piece of folded toilet paper against my rectum so not to drip as I get up and into shower. 
  • Take best shower of your life! I swear every time I sigh deeply and relax as I wash up. 
  • Clean bathroom; sanitizing anything that needs sanitizing. I like to joke that doing colonics has made my bathroom cleaner then ever. Toss the chuck pad, rinse colema board in tub and spray with disinfectant. Same with toilet …. disinfect and scrub. I put rectal tube in a narrow small glass jar with 10% bleach-water solution and sanitize a few minutes. Then I wipe down floor and the tub.  
  • Leave bathroom a whole new person with a whole new outlook on life (and a clean bathroom). The entire process takes about an hour from start to finish.

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