Gut Health: 15 Minutes of Fame for a Timeless Topic

Health and wellness trends come and go. Lately, there has been abundant information presented about digestive health, the body’s microbiome and their impact on overall health. However, digestive health is hardly a new topic or a trendy fad. Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut,” and modern research continues to support his theory.

The digestive system is a complex network of organs, tissues, fluids and bacteria. When they function optimally, it operates like a well-oiled machine and supports myriad functions throughout the body, including immunity. However, if one or more of the components falls off kilter, it can compromise overall health. Research has linked an unhealthy gut to a number of conditions, including chronic inflammation, lupus, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, allergies and eczema.

Here’s the good news: individuals have the capability to fuel this internal power house with a clean, nutrient-rich diet, hydration, stress management and overall healthy living. Cleansing the colon may potentially support a healthy digestive system: enter colon hydrotherapy. This practice uses warm, lightly pressurized water to gently cleanse the colon to help flush out built-up waste. Colon cleansing, when accomplished by professionally trained and certified therapists, can help rebalance gut flora, improve nutrient absorption and reduce the risk of toxicity in the digestive tract.

It’s worth exploring colon hydrotherapy as a cleansing practice. After all, maintaining optimal wellness is always on trend.

Christine Tentilucci is the marketing manager at Inner Spa, 4 Terry Dr., #12, Newtown. For more information, call 215-968-9000 or visit InnerSpa.org. January 2018

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