April 1, 2010
- How to Care for Your Colon
- Government of Canada Proposes Wastewater Regulations
- Climate-change Scientists Feel 'Muzzled' by Ottawa: Documents
How to Care for Your Colonby Cheryll Thomson, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
For many people, talking about the colon (large intestine) may be embarrassing, and at your first inclination might be to avoid the topic altogether. But colon care and cleansing are critical to healing and knowing your body and how to keep it healthy.
When we say that it's essential to have a clean colon, we mean one free of toxins, waste material, and unhealthy microorganisms that accumulate on the walls, preventing the food you eat from being properly absorbed by your body. Most people have seven to ten pounds of old fecal matter in their colons, even if they have a bowel movement every day. When this accumulation is removed by various colon cleansing procedures, the body is free to absorb the essential vitamins and minerals and the healing begins.
When waste cannot be properly eliminated, it accumulates in the colon and then backs up into the rest of the digestive tract, then the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, face, and skin. This can mean constipation, bloating, abdominal gas, headaches, weight gain, skin problems, muscle and joint pain, and other more serious illnesses. Even chronic diarrhea is a symptom of improper waste elimination.
The colon is not merely a long tube used for waste elimination. Its most important function is to send water and essential vitamins and minerals from food into the body through the colon walls. But if the walls are blocked, those nutrients never reach their destination, and toxins are absorbed into the body.
The way most of us eat these days, toxins do accumulate in our bodies, and they start in the digestive tract and colon. Fecal material can build up over the years, stretching the colon out of its proper shape and position within the body. Even if you think you're in reasonably good health, if you're an adult, your digestive tract and colon undoubtedly have been abused.
Several habits that slow down elimination, bowel function and transit time include eating excessive protein, high fat foods, and low-fiber foods, which are over processed, over cooked and devitalized; not drinking enough water; consuming caffeine in coffee, tea, chocolate, and colas, which dehydrates the bowel and disrupts proper digestion; bearing mental and emotional stress, which inhibit proper digestion, assimilation, and elimination due to sympathetic over stimulation; parasitic, bacterial, yeast and other infections; and not enough exercise (sedentary lifestyle).
If you have a health problem, your digestive tract unquestionably is in poor condition. An initial, deliberate cleansing program, then restoring a robust inner ecosystem, are essential to healing and staying young. Colon hydrotherapy can help.
Colon hydrotherapy, or colonics, is perhaps one of the most effective colon therapies. Within a 45-60 minute session a colonic can eliminate large amounts of trapped waste that may have taken many years to accumulate. Colonics will also help hydrate the colon and help the liver to cleanse. Once your colon is free of blockages, re-toned and well-hydrated again, colonics can be used whenever you are ill or are "cleansing."
Colonics are safe, painless, and clean. They should be administered by a certified trained colon hydrotherapist. Find one you are comfortable with, who has been trained to fill the colon very slowly with filtered water and who uses FDA-approved equipment and disposable tubing and attachments. The colon hydrotherapist should remain with you at all times during your session. Your first experience (as well as all others) should be entirely positive.
Cheryll is a Certified I-ACT Colon Hydrotherapist and has her own clinic in Richmond called the CompleteColonCareCenter. 153-5951 Minoru Blvd, Richmond 604-790-9589
Government of Canada Proposes Wastewater Regulations
Written comments accepted until May 19, 2010
Effluent from wastewater systems represents one of the largest sources of pollution, by volume, in Canadian waters. Negative impacts to aquatic ecosystems and to Canadians from harmful substances found in wastewater effluent have been documented domestically and internationally for over 20 years.
In Canada, the management of wastewater is subject to shared jurisdiction, which has led to inconsistent regulatory regimes and varying levels of treatment across the country. Treatment levels range from very good in many areas to poor or no treatment, mostly on the coasts. Through various consultation processes, interested parties have consistently indicated the need for all levels of government to develop a harmonized approach to managing the wastewater sector in Canada.
The proposed Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations were published on March 20, 2010 in Canada Gazette, Part I. To read this document go to: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2010/2010-03-20/ht...
To take part in the formal 60-day comment period provide your written comments by May 19, 2010 to:
Public and Resources Sectors Directorate
351 St. Joseph Blvd., 13th Floor,
Gatineau , Quebec, K1A 0H3
Climate-change Scientists Feel 'Muzzled' by Ottawa: Documentsby Mike De Souza, Canwest News Service
A dramatic reduction in Canadian media coverage of climate change science issues is the result of the Harper government introducing new rules in 2007 to control interviews by Environment Canada scientists with journalists, says a newly released federal document.
"Scientists have noticed a major reduction in the number of requests, particularly from high profile media, who often have same-day deadlines," said the Environment Canada document. "Media coverage of climate change science, our most high-profile issue, has been reduced by over 80 per cent."
To read more go to: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Climate+change+s...