This is a frequently asked question by many, wondering if in addition to removing fecal matter, does the good bacteria get washed away during a colon hydrotherapy session.
The short answer is no, but let’s back it up a bit to explain.
We know that maintaining a healthy balance between “good” (helpful) and “bad” (harmful) bacteria in the gut microbiome is a key factor in reaching and maintaining optimal vitality.
What Is the Gut Microbiome?
The gut microbiome refers to the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microscopic organisms that live inside our intestines. Some of these microbes, known as “bad” gut bacteria, are harmful to our health, while “good” gut bacteria provide numerous symbiotic benefits that assist us in utilizing nutrients, breaking down food waste and keeping pathogenic bacteria under control to prevent disease.
An imbalanced and unhealthy gut can weaken our immune system and make us more susceptible to a wide range of health problems, including skin conditions, cancer, and mood disorders, and more.
Do Colon Hydrotherapy Disrupt the Microbiome?
Some are under the impression that colon hydrotherapy “washes out” all the beneficial bacteria along with the non-beneficial bacteria. In general, this is not true. Colon hydrotherapy uses purified water to hydrate, dissolve, and transport solid waste and gas out of the body. It does not disrupt the mucosal membrane of the intestines where the majority of beneficial bacteria colonize. Just as we don’t completely eliminate bacteria from the mouth by drinking water, we don’t completely eliminate it from the colon with colon hydrotherapy. In fact by reversing a stagnant colon that’s accumulating waste we can create a clean environment that allows beneficial bacteria to thrive. Now, some of the good bacteria may be washed away, but by creating this clean environment we set the soil for the good bacteria to flourish. For example, the chlorophyll additive you receive with us during every session, in addition to the extra clearing powers, is a prebiotic, helping to make the soil of your inner garden more alkaline. This prevents microbes like parasites and candida from thriving. Any of the good bacteria that does get washed away will naturally repopulate in 36 hours. And we help support this by offering a high quality probiotic after your sessions to support the immediate repopulation of the good bacteria. Other steps you can take are to get the additive HMF Intensive 500 as an add-on to your session or by getting our Probiotic kit for home use. So in general, no, colon hydrotherapy does not wash away the good bacteria and the bit that does get rinsed out will get repopulated naturally or with probiotic support. You can rest easy that colon hydrotherapy is one of the best actions you can take to support a thriving gut microbiome!