Staying beautiful inside and out


Advantages of detoxification and colonic cleansing

Imagine the annual approach of spring: longer days, warmer temperatures, verdant foliage and fragrant flowers greeting you each morning, and the annual spring cleaning tradition underway in many homes. The de-cluttering of excess junk and deep-cleaning the debris away leaves your environment refreshed anew.

Consider this same spring-cleaning tradition for your body.

With decades of eating unhealthy, processed food, your inner sewage system in undoubtedly cluttered worse than your attic or garage. The average person has about seven to 10 pounds of excess waste impacted in the colon. So forgive my rudeness, but if you’re not eliminating multiple times per day, you should consider an internal spring cleaning.

Based on modern lifestyles, the liver cannot work fast enough. Thus the remaining toxins rest in the blood cells, resulting in negative physical conditions like allergies, cancers, obesity and heart disease.



You are exposed to more toxins these days than the body can handle. From chemical-laden foods (artificial flavoring), air, fragrant lotions/soaps, etc, your cells are constantly forming toxins that flow to the bloodstream and are sent to the liver for detoxification — an intricate process (the human body is amazing and complex).

There are several detox systems and plans out there from seven to 21 days. But the most natural is to only consume organic (pesticide-free), raw, natural, plant-based foods, drinking purified water and limiting the free radicals you take in.

If you are considering a detox program, target it during the time of year when your schedule is free of social events. Holistically, detoxing and cleansing is wonderful for the mind, body and soul.

A detox can be as simple as minimizing your exposure to unnatural things like secondhand smoke, perfumes, processed foods, certain plastics, alcohol and meat; and optimizing your fuel source from raw [alive] foods in the form of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.


Colon cleanse

An internal bath is the most effective way to unclog your pipes. An enema or colonic will do. Gross, yes — unnatural, no. Cleansing the colon is a healing method that’s been around since the ancient Egyptians.

WebMD’s definition of a hydrotherapy colonic is colon irrigations that work somewhat like an enema, but they involve much more water and none of the odors or discomfort. While you lie on a table, a low-pressure pump or a gravity-based reservoir flushes several gallons of water through a small tube inserted into your rectum.

After the water is in the colon, the therapist may massage your abdomen. Then you release the water like a regular bowel movement; the process flushes out the fluids and waste. The therapist may repeat the process, and a session may last up to an hour.

Natural medicinal studies have identified a wealth of benefits to internal cleansing and detoxifying your organs, benefits such as weight loss, elevated energy levels, restoration of the digestion system and clearing up your skin.

“It’s pointless to have a big beautiful house if the garbage inside never gets taken out,” says Krissy Swearingen, CCT (my amazing hydrotherapist).


Freelance writer, financial consultant, entrepreneur and mom, Tamela Saulsberry brings a combined 16 years of experience in business, finance, sales and coaching. She is delighted to receive your questions and feedback and welcomes reader responses to or 612-269-2341.