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How I Do Colonics In My Bathroom

20160116_225616I’ve done colonics since college but really got into them after being diagnosed with yeast overgrowth. A friend lent me The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) book which had a healing protocol to remove excess yeast from my body. 

Donna Gates, author of B.E.D, recommends a series of back-to-back sessions with a hydrotherapist when you first start healing to help remove the pathogenic activity (i.e. viruses, bacteria, yeast). I was fortunate to have a hydrotherapist a half hour from my house and at the 4th session, I was blown away at what poured out; I felt like a cement mixer truck dumping thick pasty sludge.

I felt great after each session, my body lighter. As much as I loved these colonics, they came with a price. I also knew I’d benefit from colonics on a regular basis. And so, I invested in a colema board from Colenz. Suffice to say, this board has gotten a ton of use and got me through the thick of my healing. The best news is I no longer have a systemic yeast infection

Here’s a Candida quiz to see if you might have yeast overgrowth.

How I do a colonic:

The pieces to my colema kit.

Fill 5-gallon bucket with warm water. We have our own well and tested to have pure water so I do this straight from the tap. When I used to rent, I would boil a pot of water on stove and let cool to body temperature before pouring into bucket. Make sure the valve on your tube is closed so water doesn’t come out. 

  • Hang bucket of water above toilet on metal hook. The bottom of bucket should be about 2 feet from board.
  • Run clear tubing through the hole on top of board. I attach rectal tube (straw sticking out in picture) to tubing and open the main valve. I let some water out to release water bubbles … don’t forget this part or else the water won’t flow once you insert the tube into your rectum. I close the valve and lubricate 3 inches of the rectal tube tip with oil. 
  • Set up board using a stool that’s the height of my toilet bowl. I make sure it’s sturdy and holds my weight. The board I use can be found here.
  • Put down chuck pad which I cut in half because I don’t need a whole one. 
  • Place stack of towels at the top of board where my head will be and an extra towel next to the board to cover myself with. I also add an extra towel for good measure, seems I always need it for something.
  • Lock bathroom door to keep anyone from coming in.
  • Get naked and on the board and insert the rectal tube. I don’t know how far up my rectum it goes, I just put my butt up against opening of the board and that’s where I stay. I don’t feel the tubing in me and it doesn’t hurt.
  • Lay back with my head on the towels, bend my knees or stretch them up to rest on wall and cover with towel. 
  • Open valve and let the warm water flow into me. I keep the valve open the whole time. When I first started, I had a lot of tightness and cramping and so I closed the valve here and there to let the cramps pass and the peristaltic reflex do its thing. I would wait until I wanted to eliminate or the water to move into the upper area of my colon. Now, I just let the water run and that seems to work just fine.
  • When bucket is empty, I close the valve, flush the toilet, and remove the rectal tubing. I slide my butt to the edge of the board and take a piece of folded up toilet paper and press it against my rectum so as not to drip as I get up slowly and get in the shower. 
  • Take best shower of my life and clean bathroom; sanitizing anything that touched feces. There’s a running joke that colonic regulars have the cleanest bathrooms. It’s true! Toss the chuck pad, rinse the colema board in tub, then spray it with Lysol. Disinfect toilet. I put the rectal tube in a glass jar with 10% bleach-water solution and sanitize for a few minutes. Then I wipe down floor and tub.  
  • Leave bathroom a whole new person in a fresh pair of cozy pajamas; the entire process takes about an hour from start to finish.

To find a certified colon hydrotherapist, 


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