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History of the Colon Irrigation

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The ColonicIrrigationToronto.com, a division of Natural Vitality Center introduces the healthy trend in cleansing your body. With the help of certified staff and modern Colonic Irrigation equipment, ultra violet water filtration you can cleanse your body with the ultimate internal bath called colonic procedures. Colonic irrigation is also known as colon hydrotherapy, colon cleansing or colon treatment. All these names are for procedures for removing waste and toxins from the colon. Different names, same results. Some of the waste products that colonic cleansing can remove include impacted faeces (dried-up stools), dead tissue, parasites and worms.

Colonic irrigation is an internal colon hydrotherapy that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas, waste material, accumulated fecal matter and mucus deposits. Such colonic procedures were first recorded in 1500 B.C., and have been used in traditional and alternative medicine ever since.

It is believed that the accumulation of hardened feces in the colon can stretch the colon up to four times as wide and twice as long as it should be, leaving tiny channels through which waste matter may pass. This can result in various health conditions such as hernias, spastic or prolapsed colon, diverticulitis, and hemorrhoids. Old petrified fecal matter in the colon can also lead to autointoxication and create pleasant environment for parasites, amoebas, and worms.

Very often colon cleansing can help to eliminate the toxic, putrefactive matter and reduce the time needed to expel the metabolic waste after the food is eaten and digested, which will eventually improve health.

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1908)

Fig.1. Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (15 May 1845 - 15 July 1916) was a Russian biologist, best known for his pioneering research into the immune system. Mechnikov received the Nobel Prize in Medicine (1908) for his work on phagocytosis. He is also credited by some sources with coining the term gerontology in 1903, for the emerging study of aging and longevity.

During colon cleansing filtered water is gently introduced into the rectum progressively softening and expelling fecal matter and compacted deposits. Colonic cleansing is more effective than an enema, since the whole colon is treated and water is not purposely retained. It is the best colonic treatment to other therapies.

Modern History of the Colon Therapy

"Sanitation of the colon is a key to longevity. A well-developed human colon hosts a great number of microbes which provides for chronic poisoning of the body with decay products" (Prof. Ilya Mechnikov)

In 1908 the Nobel Prize was awarded to, Ilya Metchnikoff. He was a world renowned Russian bacteriologist and director of the Louis Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, from 1889 until his death in 1916. In the same year that Ilya received the Nobel Prize he wrote an important paper entitled "The nature of Man" in which Ilya proposed that mammals in general had rather short life spans as compared to birds and replies. His argument was that mammals store fecal material in their large intestine, or colon. Old age, senility, and natural death he felt, could be attributed to auto-intoxification produced by a putrefactive colon microflora. Ilya Metchnikoff concluded in his writings, that in order to increase one's life expectancy, it was necessary to replace the putrefactive microflora with a healthy flora of lactic acid bacteria, particularly the lactobacilli. He cited examples of long in persons consuming milk fermented by lactobacilli. Since that time there has been an interest in lactobacilli.

Aging was one of the central problems in the works of Mechnikov. He believed that people age and die ahead of time due to self-poisoning caused by endogenous microorganisms or other toxins produced within the body. In this light Mechnikov laid special emphasis on colonic microflora. Accordingly, he proposed a number of hygienic procedures for prevention of autointoxication of the body (sterilization of food, limited consumption of meat, etc.).

The importance of consuming a dietary supplement of lactobacilli to maintain a balanced intestinal microflora has focused attention on Lactobacillus Acidophilus. Numerous published studies by noted research scientists, Gilliand, Draser and M.J. Hill, have shown that certain strains of this bacteria will become established person's intestinal consumption.

These researchers believe that there seems to be little doubt that a dietary supplement of intestinal lactobacilli has beneficial effects. "Current opinions seem to favor the idea that a dietary supplement of lactobacilli acidophilus could help ensure a proper and healthy balance of flora. In their studies, perhaps most important, is that the strains of lactobacilli consumed be able to survive the passage through the stomach so that it may colonize in the intestinal tract.

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