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Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy

Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy

Are you feeling lethargic and backed up? Then Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy may be just what the doctor ordered. If you have never heard of Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy, then you’re in the right place. We will take you through everything you need to know about Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy in this blog. 

What is Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy? 

Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy, sometimes referred to as colonic irrigation, is a way to gently cleanse the body of any unwanted toxins and faecal matter. It will swiftly return the system to a healthy, natural rhythm.

Why Choose Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Colonic therapy can improve your physical and mental wellbeing and is an effective way to remove toxins that have built up in the body over time, which can cause several negative side effects such as:

  • Skin blemishes* 
  • Lethargy

By opting for a session with one of Eternal Being’s extensively qualified hydrotherapists, you will see a noticeable change not only in your physical condition but also in your mental self. Relieving the stress and weight of a blocked colon can also help to develop a much healthier outlook, which will lead to an increase in productivity and energy.

What to expect from your treatment

Your clinician will explain the procedure to you to ensure that you feel relaxed and informed. This will last for approximately 60 minutes (or 90 minutes, if you opt for one of our Deep Cleanse packages).

Once you’re happy, your clinician will begin the procedure, which involves introducing warm water to the colon through the rectum, with the occasional use of enemas, or herbal or pro-biotic implants, to aid the process where necessary. Your abdomen will then be gently massaged using specialised massage techniques to encourage the release of stored matter.

After the procedure has been completed, your clinician will then discuss recommended dietary changes with you, empowering you to make the most of your colonic treatment therapy and embrace the new lease of life it will bring.

If you would like to learn more about the Advanced Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment at Eternal being, you can find more information here. Alternatively, to learn more about health and wellness, browse our other blogs here

* individual results may vary

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment Explained

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment Explained

Have you been feeling tired lately, or do you wake up after a good night’s sleep feeling unrefreshed and sluggish? If the answer is yes, your lymphatic system may be on the tired side, in which case, a manual lymphatic drainage treatment may be just what you need. 

What is a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment?

A Lymphatic Drainage Treatment may sound a little daunting but it is actually a gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. As a result of this, a Lymphatic Drainage Treatment can relieve swelling that occurs as a result of an illness blocking your lymphatic system.

This kind of treatment is usually a full body massage that drains lymphatic fluids into fine tubes called lymph vessels. These drainage points are usually found just below the skin, which is why it’s important that your therapist warms up and moves your skin without causing an impact on any deep tissue. As a result, the treatment should be soothing and relaxing. 

Benefits

Manual lymphatic drainage can have significant benefits for multiple health concerns. It’s because of this reason, many health practitioners recommend it as part of their treatments. Some of the benefits of this treatment include: 

  • Moves lymphatic fluids around the body
  • Helps to relieve pain and stiffness in problem areas
  • Improves blood circulation 
  • Relieves stress
  • Helps to increase the flow of toxins
  • Helps to boost the immune system

What should you expect after a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Treatment?

If you decide to go ahead with the treatment, you may be surprised to discover some unusual side effects, one of which being that your urine may become darker and begin to smell different. Don’t panic, this is completely normal, and just a result of the stimulation of your kidney function. 

The next change you may discover, just hours after your treatment, is the frequency in which you urinate. As a result of the treatment moving toxins through your urine, you may find that you start to urinate more frequently.

Finally, after your treatment, you should find that the swelling and inflammation will decrease and your body will begin to feel much more relaxed. However, there is a chance that you will also begin to feel tired after your treatment as a result of your body getting rid of toxins. 


If you would like to learn more about this treatment, visit our website or contact us today.

The basics of Colonic Hydrotherapy and how you’ll benefit from treatment

Are you tired of feeling tired all the time? Are you suffering from stomach issues? Have you found that your toilet habits aren’t as regular as they used to be? You’ll be happy to hear that Colonic Hydrotherapy could be the answer to your troubles.

Naturally, due to the lifestyles we live and the food and drink we consume, our bodies build up toxic waste over the years. Storing this toxic waste in our bodies is not good for us, and it can lead to health problems later in life.

Did you know that the role of the colon in the digestive system is to absorb water and nutrients from food after it’s broken down by the small intestine? The leftover rubbish is then neutralised by the colon to make it safe so that it can continue its way through the body. The colon also produces essential vitamins such as Biotin and Vitamin K.

If you don’t take care of your colon, you’re risking contracting various health problems and illnesses. A poorly functioning colon can cause constipation, diarrhoea, insomnia, headaches and even depression. In severe cases, an unclean and poorly functioning colon can lead to colon cancer. This is why it’s so important to look after your colon and whole digestive system. A few small changes to your lifestyle could help to prevent many different health conditions associated with a poor functioning colon.

A person who appears to be healthy on the outside is not necessarily healthy on the inside. Filling up on the proper nutrients and drinking lots of water can help to keep your colon clean and healthy. In the same way, you take care of your skin or your hair, it’s essential to look after your colon, too!

What is Colonic Hydrotherapy?

Colonic Hydrotherapy or irrigation has been practised for many years and is a completely natural and safe treatment. The procedure involves inserting the nozzle of a device into the rectum to send water into the colon. The qualified hydrotherapist can control the pressure and temperature of the water, and the entire procedure usually takes around 45 minutes.

The treatment is essentially an internal bath, gently flushing out toxic waste and excess gases. Approximately 16 gallons of water will pass through the bowel, and the fluid can contain herbal infusions or coffee. These supposedly offer additional benefits, though there is little evidence of this. You don’t necessarily have to be suffering from constipation, diarrhoea or any other bowel irritations to undertake colonic hydrotherapy. It’s just a great way to take care of your health and well-being with regular treatments.

Depending on the results of your consultation, your therapist will recommend how many colon cleansing treatments you should undergo. This can vary from person to person and can be as little as just one treatment in a period of 1 to 3 months, or a course of up to 6.

Why do I need colonic hydrotherapy?

Individuals seek out colon cleansing for lots of different reasons. It could be that you’re experiencing health issues related to a poorly functioning colon or because you’ve heard the health benefits associated with colon cleansing and want to give it a try. 

Colonic Hydrotherapy has been proven effective for those suffering with:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headaches
  • Backaches
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Skin problems
  • Problematic weight loss
  • Abdominal gas
  • Allergies
  • Bad Breath/Halitosis
  • Foul body odour
  • Menstruation problems
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Asthma
  • Hypoglycaemia

How will I feel after colonic hydrotherapy?

Colonic Hydrotherapy is supposed to enhance the body’s natural processes of eliminating harmful substances. Unfortunately, some patients feel slightly unwell during the procedure, with some reporting symptoms of stomach ache, headache and fatigue.

This could indicate that the procedure is working and your body is effectively cleaning itself and flushing out the wasteful toxins. However Colonic Hydrotherapy is not a medicine, therefore it’s essential to remember that it may take some time, and a few sessions of treatment, to feel the full benefits.

If you’re interested in Colonic Hydrotherapy treatment, head to the Eternalbeing website today to book a medical consultation appointment and start the process of making you feel better. 

Everything you need to know about CBD as an athlete

Everything You Need to Know About CBD as an Athlete

As an athlete you may have stumbled across the letters CBD but, while you may have seen it, you may not know how you and your career could benefit from it.

You may be wondering what the side effects are, how you use it, and how much you should use. This is why, in this blog, we will discuss everything you need to know about CBD as an athlete. 

What is CBD?

Immediately, you may begin to worry that CBD comes from cannabis but CBD, or Cannabidiol, is only one of more than 100 chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, that are found in the cannabis plant, Cannabis Sativa (Healthline, 2021). It is commonly used for various common ailments including pain relief and inflammation and has many of the same potential benefits as THC, without the psychoactive effects.

Different forms of CBD

CBD can be overwhelming when you first look into it. From full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate to gummies, oils and topical treatments, CBD is a versatile substance and has a wide range of potential uses. 

According to Medical Daily, the 4 most popular forms of CBD are:

  • CBD Oil – the most popular form of CBD which may also be referred to as CBD tincture
  • CBD Gummies – edible sweets infused with CBD
  • CBD Capsules – CBD in pill form, most commonly a gel-capsule infused with CBD.
  • CBD Topicals – typically come in the form of creams, lotions, and salves.

Health Benefits

Pain relief

According to ‘Cannabis and Pain: A Clinical Review’, Cannabis has been used to treat pain since as far back as 2900 B.C. However, recently, scientists have discovered that it is the CBD found in Cannabis that is responsible for its pain-relieving effects. 

A study found on PubMed, discovered that CBD may be especially effective for nerve pain and back pain when used on its own which may be essential for athletes.

Healthy Hearts

The use of CBD had been linked with several heart and circulatory system benefits, including the ability to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol and maintain a healthy weight. 

Although CBD is not a cure for heart failure, there is evidence to suggest that it may prevent further damage and reduce the risk of heart failure as a result of its anti-inflammatory properties (Very Well health, 2021). 

Insomnia 

According to Sleep Foundation, there is also preliminary research that suggests CBD can help with a number of sleep disorders, including insomnia, REM sleep behaviour disorder, and excessive daytime sleepiness disorder. So if you have been suffering due to sleepless nights, it may be worth you trying out some CBD products.

Possible Side Effects

As with most things, while there are numerous health benefits to using CBD, there may also be possible side effects. Although they may be mild, we believe that it’s best to know some of the side effects of CBD and weigh up how they may affect your career before you consider using it. 

Some side effects of using CBD include:

  • Dry Mouth 
  • Reduced appetite
  • Fatigue 
  • diarrhea
  • changes in weight

Unfortunately, there are still a lot of uncertainties about CBD and how it affects athletes, however, one major benefit for athletes is its effectiveness for pain relief. 

If you would like to learn more about the general benefits of CBD oil, head to our blog here. Alternatively, have a look through our collection of blogs here

The Benefits of Hypnotherapy

The Benefits of Hypnotherapy

It’s a new year and if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to stop smoking or to manage your weight, you may have come across the phrase ‘hypnotherapy’ but what exactly is it, and how can you benefit from it? In this blog, we want to discuss just that. 

What is Hypnotherapy? 

According to the NHS, Hypnotherapy can be defined as simply using hypnosis to try to treat conditions or change habits, but we like to refer to it as a person’s mind entering an altered state of consciousness, just like daydreaming. There are misconceptions about hypnotherapy sending you to sleep, but this is not the case. 

During this treatment, you will be awake but in a deep trance-like state. It’s this trance-like state that forces the subconscious mind to become extremely active and makes it more alert than it is during its usual awake state. At this point, your subconscious mind takes over from your conscious and is ready to facilitate great change.

How Does it Work?

Throughout the treatment at Eternal Being, you are in complete control of your Hypnotherapy session, so, if you decide to stop the treatment at any point, you are welcome to do so. During this procedure, your therapist will guide you by using professional techniques to achieve the results you desire. 

Your subconscious mind listens to your therapist’s voice in a subliminal way and when they talk directly to your subconscious mind in this deeply relaxed state, the positive suggestions automatically sit comfortably in your mind. When you come back into full conscious awareness these thoughts are enacted immediately.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Being open

One of the benefits of hypnotherapy is that the hypnotic state encourages a person to be much more open to suggestions. 

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety issues can often manifest themselves into physical and mental illnesses that impact your daily life. Relaxation techniques, like Hypnotherapy, have the ability to deal with your subconscious mind where deep-rooted, often suppressed, memories affect your body’s natural process – keeping you in that anxious state. 

Weight Management

Weight management can be hard, and keeping it off can be even harder, but hydrotherapy can help with this. Hypnotherapy for weight management helps to remove cravings as well as helping you to make positive, healthy food choices.

Smoking

If you’re struggling to quit smoking, hydrotherapy can help you. With unique, successful, and advanced hypnosis techniques you can finally stop smoking once and for all. In fact, hypnosis is widely recognised and promoted as a highly successful technique to help people stop smoking.

To learn more about the types of hydrotherapy that we offer visit our website, alternatively, you can contact us or book an appointment today on our website.

Everything you need to know about Lava Shells Thermal Facial

Everything you need to know about Lava Shells Thermal Facial

Lava Shells Thermal Facials are the latest innovation in hot massage therapy, known for sending you into a deep state of relaxation. If you’ve never heard of this treatment before, we’re here to talk you through it. Here is everything you need to know about Lava Shells Thermal Facials.

What is a Lava Shells Thermal Facial?

A Lava Shell Thermal Facial is a deeply hydrating, anti-ageing facial that uses Spa Find Natural Mineral Therapy products. If you’re looking to renew and revitalise your skin, this treatment is for you. After your treatment, your skin will be left feeling radiant and glowing. Isn’t that what we all want? 

As part of the treatment, your therapist will deeply cleanse and polish your face, neck, and décolleté areas to prepare your skin for the specialised massage that uses warm, self-heating Lava Shells. 

To conclude this treatment, a mineral mud mask will be applied and your therapist will treat you to a scalp massage. The combination of massage, heat, and innovative products naturally tone and firm the skin.

Benefits

Relaxation

If you’ve been feeling stressed lately, as many of us have with the recent changes to COVID restrictions, this treatment is just what the doctor ordered. This deeply hydrating treatment will leave you feeling relaxed, in fact, this particular facial will leave you 10X more relaxed than most other facials. 

Removes Toxins

Are you in need of a detox? Then you’ll appreciate this treatment. Minerals in the circulatory system enable the effective transport of nutrients and the removal of toxins.

Improves circulation

A poorly working lymphatic system can cause tissues to become swollen with fluid. So for those of you who struggle with poor circulation or lymphedema, you’ll be pleased to know that this treatment improves circulation and the lymphatic system. 

The past two years have been tough on all of us, so if you feel as though you are in need of a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment, Lava Shells Thermal Facials may be just what you need. 
For information on this treatment visit our treatments page, alternatively contact the salon on 0116 202 9844 to book a consultation today.

7 Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD is a chemical compound found in the cannabis Sativa plant. CBD is often pulled from the cannabis Sativa plant in oil form and mixed with an inert carrier oil like hemp seed oil so it is fit for consumption. Recently, CBD oil has become increasingly popular due to its purported calming effects. CBD oil can now be found in a range of products from simple oil tinctures to surprisingly CBD-infused potato crisps.

Research into CBD is also growing. Here are seven ways CBD oil could benefit your health according to recent studies:

  1. Anxiety and Depression

CBD’s impressive ability to calm is perhaps its most popular effect and the reason its use is so popular and widespread. According to the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry 2017 study, CBD helped to significantly reduce the anxiety of male participants during a simulated public speaking test. 

Furthermore, at least one study in mice revealed CBD had effects similar to the antidepressant, imipramine. However, Human trials are required to confirm whether CBD can help induce this same antidepressant reaction in our bodies.

  1. CBD can treat select epilepsy syndromes

In some cases, CBD oil can be used to treat epileptic seizures.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of CBD under the brand name Epidiolex in 2018. This was to treat seizures as a result of two rare forms of epilepsy (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome) in patients as young as 2 years old.

Over three studies, 516 patients suffering from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome received either Epidiolex or a placebo. When taken along with other prescribed medications Epidiolex decreased the commonness of participants’ attacks compared to the placebo.

  1. Reduce PTSD Symptoms

In a small study by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2018, 11 people suffering from PTSD received CBD oil along with routine psychiatric care for a duration of eight weeks. 10 out of the 11 individuals experienced a decrease in their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. Doctors such as Margaret Rajnic have emphasised the importance of using therapy alongside any type of cannabis or CBD when treating PTSD. 

  1. CBD oil can treat opioid addiction

Some studies suggest CBD oil could be helpful in treating people who are addicted to opioids. Researchers gave CBD to individuals with heroin use disorder and they saw results over the course of a week. The CBD significantly reduced users’ cue-induced cravings, withdrawal anxiety, resting heart rate and salivary cortisol levels. Plus, no serious adverse effects were found.

  1. CBD can alleviate ALS symptoms

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to deteriorate meaning there is a loss of muscle control that worsens over time. No one knows for certain exactly why ALS occurs, but it can be hereditary. There is also no known cure, with only two FDA-approved medications used to help treat ALS symptoms.

People with ALS can benefit from the combination of THC and CBD, similar to people suffering from PTSD. In a study from 2019, individuals took a combination of THC and CBD in varying doses depending on their preferences. Those with mild, average or extreme muscle tightness and stiffness due to ALS reported great feedback from the treatment. 

  1. Protects against neurological disease

Preclinical and clinical studies indicate that CBD oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These characteristics can provide significant neuroprotection or protection against numerous pathological disorders.

Several preclinical studies suggest CBD oil could help those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. However, further clinical studies are required to confirm CBD’s benefits when used as a treatment for these disorders.

  1. Deter Arthritis symptoms 

Arthritis is the process of deterioration of the tissues in and around your joints. There are several types of arthritis, and symptoms can include pain, stiffness and loss of motion.

A 2006 study found that CBD oil (specifically ‘Sativex’, a CBD-based botanical drug approved in the United Kingdom) facilitated significant improvements in sleep quality, movement pain and pain at rest in patients with rheumatoid arthritis when compared to a placebo.

In a 2018 study, researchers found the results were interesting, but not conclusive. Those treated with CBD didn’t experience much change in pain when compared with placebo patients. However, there were statistically significant differences between a group receiving the 250-milligram dose and a placebo group when measuring the average weekly improvement of their worst pain levels and their WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index) physical function rating.

As you can tell, there are many benefits of using CBD Oil. Visit the Eternalbeing website today or pop into the clinic to get your hands on your very own CBD oil and see the benefits for yourself!

5 Yoga poses you can do from your desk!

It’s no surprise that spending 8+ hours a day sitting at a desk isn’t good for you and your body. Sitting in an office chair all day every day can lead to neck, shoulder and lower back pain. However, desk yoga could help to relieve stress and prevent injury. Here are five yoga exercises you can do from the comfort of your office desk…

  1. Desk Yoga Seated Crescent Moon

Begin by lifting your arms above your head, connect the palms and extend your fingers wide. Carefully lean to one side and take 2-3 deep breaths before repeating on the other side. The Crescent moon pose gives a deep stretch to your sides, lengthening your spine and allowing you to continue working with better concentration and focus.

  1. Chair Pigeon

Whilst sitting down, place one leg over the other at a 90-degree angle, flexing the foot so you don’t put pressure on the knee. Stay in an upright position and make sure you keep an even distribution on both seat bones. Hold for 5-10 breaths once you start to feel a gentle to moderate stretch in the upper outer thigh. Now repeat on the other side.

The seated pigeon pose opens the hips and chest and allows us to regain the balance we sometimes lose while sitting in our desk chairs.

  1. Desk Yoga Standing Seal Pose

This one starts in a standing position with your legs placed 3-4 feet apart. Inhale the arms behind you, intertwining your fingers together. Next, squeeze your shoulder blades together before folding forward at the hips and bringing your arms in front of you. Hold your legs and arms straight and try to control this pose for 4-8 breaths.

The standing seal pose stretches both the spine and legs while opening the shoulders. It also improved mental function, exactly what you need mid-afternoon at your desk, by harmonising the connection between the heart and mind.

  1. Desk Yoga Upward Dog

Begin this one in a standing position and place your hands roughly shoulder-width apart on the edge of a sturdy desk. Slowly walk your feet backwards while keeping your arms straight. Try to lean your hips towards the desk and open the chest as you do so. Hold the upward dog pose for 5-10 breaths. 

Posture can be greatly impacted while sitting over a laptop at a desk all day. This pose can help to open the chest and lengthen the spine, improving your posture.

  1. Restorative Pose

This pose is slightly different to the others but is just as important. when work gets stressful, it is essential to restore your mind and ground yourself. Place your feet flat on the floor and cross your arms to your desk. Lay your forehead down onto your arms and breathe deeply for up to 5 minutes. This pose will allow you to unwind while destressing at the same time.

Here at Eternalbeing, we are super passionate about health and wellbeing, so we hope you find Desk Yoga useful! Head to the Eternalbeing website today to read another blog and see how you can improve your health. 

The basic things to know about a colonic with Eternalbeing

Eternalbeing was started to help people and change lives for the better. At EternalBeing our ethos has always been ‘Mind, body and soul’ and without treating all these aspects the treatment would be less effective. We design our treatments to fit alongside and amplify western medicine with our signature holistic approach, we never stop learning and are always looking to improve ourselves and our treatments.

All our treatments fit around our ethos of ‘Mind, body and soul’. We specialise in massage and sports injury, colonics & enemas, blood tests and intolerance testing. We also offer skin analysis, detoxing, cancer touch therapies and manual lymph drainage- specialising in post-surgery and lymphoedema, clinical counselling & hypnotherapy and nutrition to mention just a few.

So, what is colon hydrotherapy? 

Our signature Colonic Hydrotherapy- sometimes referred to as colonic irrigation, is an increasingly popular way to gently cleanse the body of any unwanted toxins and faecal matter, and swiftly return the system to a healthy, natural rhythm. We introduce temperature and pressure-controlled triple filtered water to remove unwanted toxins from rectum and large intestine at the same time we explore your diet and wellbeing to locate the triggers for your digestive complaint.

How does it work if I book with you?

To book, you can call, email or visit our online booking system. Once you have booked, one of our trained practitioners will call you to run through how to prepare for your treatment, we will also ensure the treatment you are looking at is suitable for you as symptoms and causes and reasons for the treatment may be different. Once your treatment is secured, you need to follow our basic preparation email, complete our consultation form and last but not least drink plenty of water!

There are so many different types of colonics! How do I know which one is for me? 

All you have to do is select our initial colonic, one of our team will call you, discuss your symptoms and assess which treatment is the best fit for you and your goals. Once you have had your treatment, we will build a treatment plan so you know what you need to book for the future!

How do I prepare for a colonic? 

Drink plenty of water, eat on the day (don’t fast). Avoid spicy food, alcohol and fizzy drinks for 24hours either side of the treatment and most importantly relax!

What does a colonic feel like? 

Like a gentle warm bath with a little gurgle in your tummy!

Will a colonic be messy or smelly? 

Absolutely not! We use a closed system, without going into detail, it means all mess and smells are whisked away without you having to worry about a thing.

Are colonics safe? 

Being an essentially natural process, there is virtually no danger with a colonic. Our intent is to provide a safe and healthy treatment so that you do not have to worry. Cleaning and sterilisation of the necessary equipment are done as normal procedure and clean linen is used for each colonic. High standards of cleaning are paramount, along with the use of disposable speculums and tubing to ensure that there is no risk of cross-contamination. All the water in the treatment is triple filtered and temperature and pressure controlled. The equipment is serviced and maintained regularly by the manufacturer to ensure that you get the safest treatment possible.

How do I know if a colonic will help me?                  

Ask yourself these questions, do you ever feel bloated, or constipated or feel as though you have unfinished business when you go to the toilet? Do you suffer from diarrhoea, only go to the bathroom every couple of days or constantly going to the loo? Do you suffer from IBS, IDB, are you suffering from joint aches and pains, swelling to joints? Are you suffering from PMS, PMT or symptoms of the menopause? Or do you just want to feel lighter, clearer minded with more energy or detox or lose weight.

If you answered yes to any of these then yes, we can help you. Colonics can also help with depression and balancing your gut flora or auto-immune diseases.

What are the top reasons that people have colonics for? 

In short bloating, IBS, constipation, to get back to a normal bowel rhythm and to just feel better.

How many colonics will I need and how often? 

That totally depends on your symptoms and causes for your treatment and how closely you follow our recommendations.

How is Colon Hydrotherapy different from enemas? 

An enema only acts on the rectum and the lower bowel and roughly only uses one litre of water, where a colonic not only works on the rectum and lower bowel but also all the way along the large intestine. Enemas are fantastic as a medium to add implants into the bowel. We offer coffee enemas to support liver function or magnesium to relax muscles.

Will laxative accomplish the same result?

Short term, a laxative will work like an enema but the real danger of laxatives is the fact that the body adjusts to them very quickly and this forces a dependency on the laxative use, in turn, weakening the muscles of the bowel making the bowel lazier and further increasing the issues you had.

How do toxins accumulate in the body? 

A very complex question but put as simply as we can, poor diet, processed foods, lack of water, lack of variety in your diet, stress, emotional upset, prescription and non-prescription drugs, alcohol to name just a few reasons.

How many daily movements does a healthy bowel have? 

Approximately twice a day.

Why is it important to look after your gut? 

Your gut is your second brain hard wired to our old part of our brains. So when you talk about your gut instinct it’s a real thing. Our gut flora can affect our health and has recently been linked to depression, moods, autoimmune response, scientists are currently researching links to cancer and gut flora, as well as preventing bloating, wind and IBS.

Will I lose weight after a colonic? 

You could instantly if you are very constipated by removing impacted waste, but if you follow our recommendations to the letter you will also lose weight in the long term too- if that’s what you are looking for.

I get really bad bloating, how will a colonic help me? 

Yes, a colonic can easily move gas/wind build-up which causes the bloating we see this every day.

I get really bad period pains and cramps, will a colonic make them worse? 

Quite the opposite. A colonic helps to relax the tummy removing the pressure that causes the period pains and the hormones that are released during your period help to relax your bowel so this can be a great time for a colonic.

I have MS, is a colonic right for me? 

We have found our MS clients benefit from our signature detox which includes colonics to relax the body and reduce the body’s autoimmune response.

What other benefits are there to having a colonic?

Improved sleep, better skin condition, better levels of hydration.

What are the long term benefits?

Reducing the likelihood of degenerative digestive complaints, improved metabolism, better bowel motility.

What medical issues can colonics help with? 

Eczema, depression, IBS, menopause, fibromyalgia to mention a few.

What detox programmes do eternal being offer and what are the benefits of them? 

Our detox packages are tailored to the individual they can be built around the client’s goals whether that is to detox after overindulgence or to support health improvements, kick start a weight loss or to help with chronic illness we build a package for them with a diet guide included.

On Sleep + Your Gut: Is your microbiome keeping you up at night?

BREAKING THE CYCLE of bad sleep habits can feel like one of those true crime shows. You know the messy end result, but how did we get there? And who is really to blame? According to our friends at Food Matters, the state of your gut might be directly responsible for not getting enough high-quality sleep — which tends to affect everything else. We’ll let the pros explain the connection between gut health and sleep…

Almost 60 million Americans spend their nights in fitful slumber; tossing and turning, wrestling with the need to get to sleep and yet torturously being unable to do so. We all know those nights when no amount of counting sheep will work and each hour stretches by with increasing frustration. Yet there are many options to help you sleep better, ranging from meditation to aromatherapy. But what if the solution was actually in your gut, of all places?

Believe it or not, what’s happening in your belly right now will play a factor in how well you sleep tonight. Why? Because there is a direct connection between gut health and sleep; the gut influences our brain, and the brain regulates our sleep.

Previously, it was thought that the gut simply oversaw the digestion of our food. As it turns out, our gut does a whole lot more than digestion. Our gut actually has a profound impact on many neurological functions. In fact, your gut contains so much neural tissue that it has been called ‘the second brain’. Furthermore, our gut plays host to over 30 types of neurotransmitters like the ones found in your brain. The gut also contains 100 million neurons, which is higher than the amount found in our spinal cord! And if you need more proof of your gut’s brain-like properties, at least 95% of serotonin – an important neurotransmitter for cognitive function – is produced in your gut! Whoa, right?

How Does Serotonin Help With Sleep?

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects many functions within your body. You might have casually heard it referred to as the ‘happiness hormone’. Because of its powerful effect on mood and cognition, many antidepressant drugs target serotonin. However, serotonin doesn’t just dial up our joy, it also plays a major role in regulating our body clock and related sleep cycles. Our bodies don’t automatically make the perfect amount of serotonin every day. How much we produce is affected by many factors, including natural light, food and exercise. How much serotonin we make has a real impact on our sleep. It is the precursor substance required to make melatonin, which has been referred to as the ‘get-good-sleep’ hormone.

Our guts hold over 400 times more melatonin than the pineal gland! Researchers have also demonstrated that gut production of melatonin remains stable, even after the pineal gland is removed. This highlights what a foundational, autonomous role the gut plays in regulating our sleep. Interestingly, low levels of melatonin have also been linked with leaky gut!

How Does Sleep Work?

Sleep is largely overseen by our circadian rhythm (CR), which is ultimately controlled by certain nerves within the hypothalamus of your brain. This is a constant, round-the-clock timing system that governs a whole bunch of physiological processes.

Your CR is bit like a master control room, and it calls the shots on many aspects of digestion, appetite, blood pressure, immunity, body temperature, mental alertness and the release of various hormones. Incidentally, it also helps to regulate your sleep cycles. Unfortunately, your hypothalamus and CR is greatly affected by outside factors! This means that what happens in our outside and inside environment can influence the CR, and subsequently, our sleep.

Light is a great example of an external factor that influences our hypothalamus and CR. Light is filtered through our eyes and signals to the hypothalamus that it’s ‘wake-up’ time. The hypothalamus then passes along these ‘wake-up’ signals to jolt corresponding organs, glands and physiological systems into action. It also tells our body to make more of our ‘daytime/awake’ hormones and other neurotransmitters that influence our biological clock. If humans were still living in the wild, the stimulus of light from the natural environment would be a friendly asset to our hypothalamus.

However, as you know, we no longer live outdoors. In fact, the average American spends as little as 7% of their life outside! This means that our hypothalamus no longer marches to the beat of a natural light rhythm. Instead, we are exposed to artificial lighting, computer screens, televisions and phones that all send light signals to our brain long after the sun’s gone down.

It’s a double whammy: we get too much light at night and not enough throughout the day. This interferes with our hypothalamus, CR and serotonin production and makes it easier for our natural sleep cycles to be thrown out of whack.

How Does Your Gut Microbiome Affect Sleep?

So far, we know that light, food and exercise affect serotonin production in our gut. This reduces our ability to make melatonin, which we all need to catch good-quality zzz’s. Still with me? I hope so, because this story is about to take an even stranger twist. There is a big, thick nerve that connects our brain and gut called the vagus nerve. Shockingly, about 90% of the neural fibers in this nerve transmits information from your gut to your brain…Not the other way around! This is compelling proof that our gut has a direct say in your brain function.

Even stranger, it turns out that the TRILLIONS of bacteria that form your gut microbiome also directly communicate with your nervous system – to the extent that certain microflora can even influence serotonin production. So your gut bacteria can reduce serotonin levels, which interferes with sleep. The interesting thing is that sleep deprivation also appears to negatively impact your gut bacteria!

One study found that jet lag from a 10-hour flight was enough to cause a temporary dysbiosis in gut bacteria. While this corrected once participants were sleeping normally again, it does demonstrate that even moderate amounts of poor quality sleep are enough to negatively impact our microbiome.

Can you imagine what’s happening over years of not sleeping properly? And, of course, this leads to a self-perpetuating cycle of bad sleep and poor gut health, as they both impact on the quality of the other. Furthermore, what foods do we turn to when we’re tired and stressed? Sugar, caffeine and convenience foods; all of which also don’t do our good gut bacteria any favors.

Here are some other ways in which scientists think the gut microbiome can affect our sleep:

STRESS + MOOD: There is evidence to show that gut microbiota can affect our emotions and mood. Any resultant stress, depression and anxiety can then make falling asleep harder. Lack of sleep impacts our good gut bacteria…and so the spiral continues!

HORMONES: The bacteria in our gut are involved in producing key hormones and neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, GABA and dopamine. These all play a role in our mood and ability to sleep.

PAIN: Did you know that unhealthy gut bacteria can increase your sensitivity to pain? This affects your sleep for obvious reasons; who can nod off peacefully when in pain? Stress itself will also exacerbate the perception of pain.

The Circadian Rhythms Of Your Gut Microbiome

It may sound stranger than fiction, but new findings suggest that the gut microbiome follows its very own CR. The 24-hour cycles of our gut flora seem to parallel our body’s own CR. For instance, there is a ‘changing of the guard’ in our gut bacteria when darkness falls. This suggests that our own CR and microbiota rhythms may be able to interact, thereby disrupting our sleep.

Foods That Can Help Your Gut And Promote Sleep

What we eat plays a big part in how sleep unfolds once our heads hit the pillow at night. Food isn’t just a tasty commodity that we put in our mouths for culinary pleasure. Food provides chemical information that tells our body what to do and signals various biological pathways to begin. This includes signalling our body to sleep well, or pass the nocturnal hours counting sheep.

Resource: https://thechalkboardmag.com/connection-between-gut-health-sleep-insomnia