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Colon Hydrotherapy - Preparation and Aftercare

In the 24-48 hours prior to your Colon Hydrotherapy session, we suggest that you eat primarily seasonal and organic vegetables, fruits, and grains. Drinking 6 - 8 glasses of water (filtered or distilled) daily will also assist in the cleansing process. On the day of your session eat lightly, mostly vegetables, fruits, and juices. Unless you are on a special regimen*, limit water intake and do not eat in the 2 hours immediately prior to your appointment. Once you arrive at our office, we'll ask you to prepare for the session by emptying your bladder, undressing from the waist down, and covering yourself with a gown.

At the close of your session, the movements of the colon muscles and the resulting releases may leave you feeling empty and relaxed. It is not unusual to wait 2-3 days for your first bowel movement. During this period you might experience a heightened sensitivity to what you ingest. Drink plenty of water and abstain from eating gas-producing foods, ones that cause allergic reactions, and fruit in the event of a candida albicans condition. We suggest that you take a probiotic product.

Healthy practices that complement your experience: Deep breathing, castor oil packs, abdominal cold and hot packs, dry skin brushing, slant board, squatting, walking and gentle exercise, warm baths, massage and yoga.

If you would like to learn more about the procedure, we recommend the following books:

  • The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates
  • Colon Health Handbook by Robert Gray
  • Colon Health by Norman Walker
  • Dr. Jensen's Guide To Better Bowel Care by Dr. Bernard Jensen
  • Tissue Cleansing through Bowel Management by Dr. Benard Jensen


*If your diet is medically supervised, please disregard any contradictory suggestions and adhere to your doctor's requirements.

Foods and beverages to avoid directly before and after your session:

Alcohol Fatty & fried foods
Caffeinated tea & coffee Flour products
Carbonated drinks Ice Cream
Chocolate Processed & junk foods
Dairy products Sugar
Desserts Wheat products

Also avoid eating gas-producing foods such as:

Beans
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Onions
Peppers
Soy products
Raw apples

Beneficial foods and beverages to eat directly before and after your session:

Apricots Nuts - almonds, walnuts
Bananas Oranges
Blueberries Potatoes
Chamomile or Peppermint Teas Seasonal organic vegetables
Fish & poultry Seeds - pumpkin, sunflower
Grapes Water
Green leafy vegetables Whole grains - amaranth, brown
Miso soup basmati rice, millet, quinoa