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Prevention Vs. Emergency
In today's world, everything is fast-paced. Scientists say that time is speeding up so it behooves people to think in advance about nurturing themselves. Self-nurturing is about PREVENTION and honoring oneself.
We still have a mental block when it comes to spending time and money on ourselves so we leave it until the last minute. Then we are disappointed or angry when we cannot be accommodated. So, prevention versus emergency is about the necessity of taking responsibility in advance for our self-care and self-maintenance. If we donít nip situations in the bud, they become more aggravated as time goes on. And the gut, that is the last thing most people want to deal with first. If people gave the gut highest priority status, we would have a much healthier population.
Taking care of ourselves is no longer a luxury. It is a necessity given a world that is so polluted and so fast-paced. It is important to come to a point of accepting that this is necessary so you do not leave yourself until the last minute. Taking care of the colon should be number one on our list of therapies because death begins in the colon.
So we encourage you to leave the guilt behind, the knee-jerk thinking: 'Oh, I don't have the time', 'I don't want to spend (or don't have) the money', 'I'm not ready', 'I'll deal with it later', 'I don't want to deal with my gut now', 'I can live with it a little longer'.
We regularly get calls at the last minute on the same day. People tell us: 'It's an emergency', 'I have to have it', 'I must get in today', 'I'm in pain', 'It happened two months ago now it's happening again'. It is interesting to watch how people expect immediate service even if it is 1:36 PM on Saturday and our schedule is fully booked. Do you know what it is like working on an emergency case as the last appointment on a Friday or Saturday?
We are demanding because we were not pro-active and now have an emergency. Then we can only blame ourselves for not taking responsibility for our health. Please honor yourself. You are worthy to make an appointment in advance.
In his book Colon Health—Key to Vibrant Life, Dr. Norman Walker states: "Be prudent. Be wise. It is better to prevent what you cannot cure. Donít take my word for it. Prove it to yourself by taking a number of colonics. My own life will not be affected in the least by what you do or donít do. But the life it saves may be your own."
Monthly: Four Agreements Wisdom Group
Julianne Montano, colon therapist at the Intestinal Health Institute and Jeff Warford, a teacher of the Four Agreements offer a monthly Wisdom Group based on the book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. The group runs from 7 - 8 PM at our office at 4427 E. 5th St. in Tucson on the last Tuesday of each month. Call Julianne at 520-548-9222 with any questions.
Classes are filling up for April and May of 2006 now! Would you like to be one of the students? Check out our catalog, application and enrollment forms. They are all at the site. Just click on School for Colon Hydrotherapy.
We just graduated our last class on February 25. We have made some wonderful amplifications to our curriculum including Ethics, Yoga—Breathwork—Centering, Taking Care of Ourselves and Case Studies. The curriculum includes you, the student, and the client as part of the larger picture of health.
If you want to be a "guinea pig" for our students—our last willing clients had a blast and got the bargain price of $45 per session—email us now to get on the WAITING LIST. It books fast.
Sheila's Blog (or Glog - Gut Log)
I thought you might get a kick out of a client's blog about her experiences with colonics and her intestinal and liver cleansing. TL, the client, says it like it is. I love it.
Liver/Gall Bladder Cleansing
I dramatically changed the quality of my life and moderately changed my lifestyle about 6 months ago after completing Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau. The first change in lifestyle that I made was a commitment to eating organically. Next was coming around to the idea of REAL colon cleansing through colon hydrotherapy. This seriously challenged all of the cultural education received on how gross or embarrassing it might be. I did a series of colonics: 6 or 7 in 3 week's time. That in and of itself has been an amazing trip physically, mentally and spiritually.
Once I felt that the colon was relatively clean, it was time to start the gallbladder liver flushes. In the meantime, I ordered and read Andreas Moritz's book, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, A Powerful Do-It-Yourself Tool to Optimize your Health and Wellbeing (recommended by Trudeau in his book). "Amazing" and "powerful" are appropriate descriptors for the results as are "clarifying", "wondrous", "startling", "subtle", and "opening".
This journey started for me because I am 48. I was feeling like I've been taught that we are supposed to start to feeling in 'middle-age'—chronically tired, achy upon rising in the morning, sore joints, stressed and foggy, and thick around the middle. In addition, I was experiencing stress headaches, chronic acid-reflux, symptoms of carpal tunnel, backaches, SEVERE peri-menopausal symptoms, and situational irritation. I can honestly say after completing 3 liver and gallbladder cleanses that I do not get headaches. I feel great in the morning. My brain fog has evaporated. My joints only hurt occasionally. My back does not hurt. The carpal tunnel is DECREASING in intensity with every cleanse. My middle is being whittled away. AND the greatest benefits of all, I do not have acid reflux anymore and the peri-menopausal symptoms are controllable! I can respond instead of react to situations better because I FEEL better, even with 3 teenagers at home.
The cleanse itself is not difficult to do. It takes 7 days and culminates in the consumption of 1/2 cup of olive oil mixed with 3/4 cup of grapefruit juice. I was really scared during the first cleanse because I had no idea what to expect and no personal knowledge of how I would feel during the cleanse. I expected the worst: throwing up, nausea, being unable to control my bowels and general malaise after consuming all that 'salad dressing stuff' and Epsom salts. I was also fearful because I had NO ONE that I knew who had blazed the trail before me to compare notes with or to talk to, just a book. Fortunately, my determination to be as healthy as I feel like I should be at 48 is what drove me. I do not believe that it is natural to feel bad ever. I have only been alive on earth for 48 years! The 6 days preparation that led up to the moment of drinking that mixture (with my nose plugged) at 10 p.m. on Friday night really did make the cleanse itself a breeze.
After days of apple juice, cutting a few things out of my diet, drinking Epsom salts and the oil mixture, I had about 17 hours of hard core cleansing to endure which was really not bad at all. I pooped a lot. That is all. AND most amazing I passed HUNDREDS of stones, HUNDREDS.
The mind is so powerful. Here I had built myself up, bracing myself for the worst, for something so big mentally. I was so relieved and so grateful when my mental expectations of how the cleanse would be and how they actually have been were blown away by the actual process.
I have learned a lot about the power of thought in the process and know that IT will not keep me from taking the risks necessary to bring what I truly want to fruition in my life. I feel good!!!
I just finished my third cleanse. Fewer stones this time but still productive. Maybe my liver and gallbladder cleared a few major bile ducts and are getting me ready for all the small ducts yet untouched. Moritz says it may take 8-12 cleanses to clean the liver and gallbladder completely. (Oh yea, tons of cholesterol is also purged during the cleanse.) I am committed to doing 1 a month until the stones stop. In all my readings, it seems that there is NO better way to take back complete health than by gallbladder and liver cleansing in combination with colon cleansing. I am my own testimonial.
Here's to clean organs! What a way to stay here on earth, healthy. Think about that one.
If you are still trying to figure out a colon maintenance plan, we suggest four times annually - especially at the equinoxes and solstices. This goes in accord with the seasons of Nature and the rhythms of the body. The Spring equinox is on March 20th—a 24-hour period of equal light and equal dark.
Speaking of equal light/equal dark, I would like to address the importance of accepting our darkness as well as our light. So many of us are putting energy into shifting and changing our lifestyles, thoughts, our behaviors and ultimately ourselves. What we can remember in all our efforts is that in order for these shifts to transpire, we must first accept all parts of ourselves.
This means accepting the parts of ourselves that we hate, deny, or reject. For it is only when we accept the positive and negative characteristics that we can become whole and truly free to experience life to its fullest. Very often, the parts we hate and reject reside in the bowels: the unspeakable, the untouchable such as anger and shame, the shadow, the unconscious, the subconscious, and the hidden dragon. Often times when people come in for a few sessions, they might begin to experience emotions rising to the surface that have been living in the body.
Spring is the opportunity to bring these darker parts of ourselves to the light. Speaking our truth, journaling our truth and letting go through colon hydrotherapy can be powerful ways to manifest the transformation we seek.
Also at this time of year, cleanses are wonderful. Spring-cleaning! Ever heard of that? You clean your drawers; you clean your closets and your garage. How about your colon? It is suggested to do an intestinal cleanse before deep organ cleanses such as liver/gall bladder, kidney or parasite cleanses. Do not put off cleansing this spring and remember—you are worth it!
Breathing for health happens in the here and now.
To breathe for health you must be right here, right now.
You cannot be somewhere else, at some other time.
- Robert Fried, PhD Breath Well, Be Well 1999