In the realm of overall well-being, gut health has emerged as a critical factor that impacts our physical, mental, and even emotional health. Often referred to as our "second brain," the gut is a complex and remarkable system that plays a pivotal role in digestion, immunity, and more. At Living Water Wellness, our expertise in the field positions us as your trusted resource for understanding and improving your gut health. In this article, we'll delve into the basics of gut health, shedding light on its importance and exploring the services we offer to support your journey towards optimal well-being.
**The Gut: More Than Just Digestion**
While many of us associate the gut primarily with digestion, its functions extend far beyond breaking down food. The gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, collectively known as the gut microbiome. These bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms form a complex ecosystem that influences various aspects of our health.
**Key Functions of the Gut Microbiome**
1. **Digestion and Nutrient Absorption:** The gut microbiome aids in the breakdown of complex carbohydrates and fibers that our bodies cannot digest on their own. This process results in the production of short-chain fatty acids, which provide energy for the colon cells and support overall gut health.
2. **Immune System Support:** A significant portion of our immune cells resides in the gut. The gut microbiome interacts with the immune system, playing a crucial role in defending against pathogens and promoting immune balance.
3. **Mood and Brain Health:** The gut-brain connection is a fascinating link that underscores how gut health can influence mental health. Communication between the gut and the brain impacts mood regulation, stress response, and even cognitive function.
**The Gut Health Connection to Our Services**
At Living Water Wellness, we're dedicated to helping you optimize your gut health through a range of specialized services. Our services not only contribute to a healthier gut but also support your overall well-being.
**1. Colon Hydrotherapy:**
Colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonic irrigation, is a gentle and effective method of cleansing the colon. By removing accumulated waste, toxins, and harmful bacteria, this treatment supports a healthier gut environment. A well-functioning colon is essential for optimal nutrient absorption and waste elimination.
**2. Lymphatic Drainage:**
Lymphatic drainage massage helps stimulate the lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in immune function and detoxification. By promoting lymphatic flow, we assist in removing waste products and toxins from the body, contributing to a cleaner and healthier gut environment.
**3. Infrared Saunas:**
Infrared saunas offer a unique approach to detoxification. They help increase blood circulation, facilitate the removal of toxins through sweat, and support overall cellular health. Detoxifying regularly can positively impact gut health by reducing the burden of accumulated toxins.
**4. Ion Foot Detoxes:**
Ion foot detoxes help draw out toxins from the body through the feet, aiding in the elimination of heavy metals and other harmful substances. This process indirectly supports gut health by reducing the load of toxins that can contribute to gut inflammation and imbalances.
**Embrace Your Gut Health Journey with Living Water Wellness**
Understanding the basics of gut health empowers you to make informed choices that positively impact your well-being. At Living Water Wellness, we take pride in our knowledge and experience in the gut health industry. Our range of services, including Colon Hydrotherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Infrared Saunas, and Ion Foot Detoxes, are designed to help you achieve a healthier gut and a more vibrant life.
As you embark on your gut health journey, remember that small changes can lead to significant improvements in your overall health. Whether you're seeking relief from digestive discomfort, looking to enhance your immune system, or simply aiming for more energy and vitality, we're here to guide you every step of the way.
Gut health is a multifaceted topic that intertwines with various aspects of our well-being. From digestion to immunity to mental health, the gut plays a central role. At Living Water Wellness, we're here to offer our expertise and support, making your journey towards optimal gut health a rewarding and transformative experience.
Begin your gut health journey with us today and discover the difference it can make in your life. Book a consultation to explore how our services can be tailored to meet your unique wellness goals. Your gut health matters, and we're here to help you thrive.
*At Living Water Wellness, your well-being is our priority. Contact us today to embark on your journey to optimal gut health.*
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As the weather starts to warm up and the flowers begin to bloom, many of us start thinking about spring cleaning our homes. But have you ever considered spring cleaning for your lifestyle? Spring is the perfect time to reset and refresh not just your living space, but also your body and mind. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of spring cleaning for your home, body, and mind.
Spring Cleaning for Your Home:
When you think of spring cleaning, the first thing that comes to mind is probably cleaning out your home. Spring is a great time to declutter your living space, deep clean your home, and organize your belongings. But why is this important?
Decluttering your home can have a positive impact on your mental health. A cluttered living space can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety, while a clean and organized space can promote relaxation and peace of mind. Additionally, deep cleaning your home can help improve the air quality in your home, reduce allergens, and prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria.
Spring Cleaning for Your Body:
Spring is also a great time to focus on your physical health. After a long winter of hibernating, many of us are ready to get outside and be more active. Spring cleaning your body can mean a variety of things, from trying a new exercise routine to doing a detox.
One way to cleanse your body in the spring is to focus on eating fresh, whole foods. The winter months often mean more comfort foods and less fresh produce, so spring is the perfect time to load up on fruits and vegetables. You can also try doing a juice cleanse or a smoothie detox to give your body a break from processed foods.
Spring Cleaning for Your Mind:
Finally, spring cleaning can also be beneficial for your mental health. After a long winter, many of us may be feeling a little down or uninspired. Spring is a great time to shake off those feelings and focus on mental wellbeing.
One way to do this is by practicing mindfulness. This can mean taking up meditation, practicing gratitude, or simply taking a few moments each day to focus on your breath and clear your mind. You can also try journaling or creative writing to help process your thoughts and feelings.
Overall, spring cleaning your lifestyle can have a positive impact on your overall health and wellbeing. By decluttering your home, cleansing your body, and refreshing your mind, you can start the season feeling refreshed and renewed. So, take some time this spring to focus on yourself and your health. You deserve it!
It's the most wonderful time of the year... or is it? Although this is a beautiful season it's also known to be one of the hardest times of the year. It can be difficult for those of us who struggle with Anxiety, Stress, Health Issues and so much more. That is why we want to support you by sharing Our 5 Tips to manage Stress & Anxiety.
Healing your Gut can help manage stress and anxiety. Many of our clients have expressed an immediate decrease in anxiety after a colonic cleanse. Your Gut and Brain are directly connected and Good Digestive health is connected to Mental Health. Try monthly colonics to help manage Stress and Anxiety disorder naturally. Schedule a Colonic
Healing Trauma can be extremely effective in helping to manage physical and energetic stress load. Often times anxiety is a result of repressed trauma in the body. Trauma Healing and Coaching has been highly successful for our clients in managing anxiety. Try a 1:1 Trauma Healing Session with our gifted Energy Healers. Schedule a 1:1
During this time of the year boundaries are essential. Family guilt and holiday guilt is real but it is vital to remember when you say no to others you are actually saying YES to yourself. Save yourself some stress by clearly and directly relaying your intentions and boundaries around what you will attend and what boundaries you will enforce. Don't over promise and don't over extend. Remember CLEAR is kind and UNCLEAR is unkind.
Minerals and Vitamins play an important role in our stress and anxiety levels. Being deficient in certain minerals and vitamins can affect the biochemical balance in your brain, resulting in anxiety or increasing the levels you're currently experiencing. The best minerals for stress management are magnesium, vitamin D, B vitamins, zinc, calcium and iron. You can get a mineral panel to find out what minerals you may be deficient in or just try supplementing with some practitioner grade minerals. Heres our favorites.
Energy Healing and Chakra Balancing promotes deep relaxation and reduces anxiety and stress. Guided meditations and visualizations are very soothing for quieting the mind and calming the spirit when you are feeling uneasy and stressed. Spiritual work and energy healing like reiki can be extremely helpful in supporting mental, emotional, spiritual, energetic, and even physical wellness. Try a 1:1 Energy Healing sessions with one of our gifted healers. Schedule Now!
Cleansing Crisis is a real thing!
Flu like symptoms, Skin Rashes, Sugar Cravings? Bingo!
Headaches, Bloating, Body Pain? Bingo!
Anxiety, Insomnia, Fatigue? Bingo!
Opening your detox pathways will help to reduce your symptoms of cleansing crisis and increase your results.
Here are a few ways to reduce cleansing crisis and open your detox pathways.
Epsom Salt Detox Bathes
Dry Skin Brushing
Ion Foot Detox
Activated Charcoal Binders
Better yet a combination of these things will help to keep your pathways open and encourage a smooth cleanse.
Play along and if you got a bingo schedule a Full Body Cleanse below to help support you detox pathways and kick the cleansing crisis!
1. Drink plenty of water
Proper Hydration is key to keeping the colon moving and preventing constipation. Your Colon is the last organ to absorb any of the water you drink. So be sure to drink plenty.
2. Get Daily Exercise
The Colon is the largest muscle in the body. A good fitness routine will help keep the colon strong and moving. Yoga and inversions are a great start.
3. Eat More Plants
Plant based diets rich in primarily fruits and veggies offer more hydration and fiber that keeps the colon clean of waste and byproduct.
4. Regular Colonics/Enemas
These treatments help to remove old waste from the wall of the colon, improving motility, immune health, digestion and absorption.
5. Manage Stress
Often times IBS is caused by Stress and Anxiety. The stress chemicals triggered in the brain cause the Gut to react poorly. Less stress less IBS!
6. Take Probiotics
Balancing the microbiome with the proper gut bacterias will help improve all Gut related issues and more.
7. Take Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes help to breakdown foods and improve your uptake of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
8. Balance Root Chakra
Your Gut is regulated by your Root Chakra. By balancing this energy center and keeping yourself grounded you can improve your health both physically and energetically.
9. Do a Cleanse
Everyone can benefit from a thorough Cleanse including a cleansing diet protocol, herbs and cleansing treatments. A cleansing specialist like myself can help you cater this to your specific needs.
Whether you are eating foods your system isn’t used to or your meals are larger than expected. Digestive Enzymes will help to minimize bloating and help break down unfamiliar foods.
Keep it in your toiletries bag just in case you come in contact with any food that may cause digestive upset or diarrhea. It also helps bind harmful bacterias and parasites. You can also take it pre and post drinking to help absorb bile and liver toxins.
Similarly keep this on hand to help with travel constipation caused by eating foods that you don’t normally eat or caused by flying and dehydration. Expert trick take at night before bed to help you get more restful sleep as well.
Take these 3 Supplements with you wherever and whenever you travel and you won’t regret it!
Also share with us in the comments any supplements you like to use when traveling and where you are off to next!!
Let’s debunk some common myths and fabrications made by naysayers about Colon Hydro Therapy AKA Colonics so you can understand why you shouldn’t fear such a valuable, effective and life changing treatment.
Let’s start by stating why I AM QUALIFIED to make the following statements in support of this treatment, colon health, & digestive track. I encourage you to ask naysayers what there qualifications are as well. As we are inundated with miss shared information in our culture.
FACTS about me:
1. I was trained and certified in Internal Cleansing, Colon Hydro Therapy and the Lymphatic System.
2. I have been continuing my education and working in the wellness field for almost 17 years and have worked with over 20k people professionally.
3. I interned with the Mother of Industry and author of first book ever written on internal cleansing Millan Chessman, as well as Internationally proclaimed Trainer and Board Member Roxanne Watson.
4. I’m partnered with the #1 School Internationally for Internal Cleansing and Lymphatic Drainage training the most qualified Therapists world wide.
5. I am third generation and have seen these treatments changing peoples live since the ripe old age of FIVE YEARS OLD!
Myth # 1: Your colon will no longer work on its own if you do Colonics!
FICTION: This is just anatomically incorrect. The Colon is a muscle and introduction of water naturally encourages peristalsis (the flexing of the muscle) which in turn strengthens the muscle. Saying your colon won’t work on it’s own if you do colonics would be like saying lifting weights will atrophy your muscles. It’s just incorrect.
Myth #2: You can become addicted to Colonics!
FACT: Are you addicted to feeling your best? Are you addicted to eating healthy and your healthy lifestyle? Are you addicted to going to the gym or yoga? You WILL feel amazing after doing Colon Hydro Therapy and you will always want to maintain that feeling by continuing doing them. A monthly maintenance plan will keep you feeling your best as well as help prevent Illness and Disease! So if this is their definition of “addicted” then me and my clients will have to admit.....we’re addicts!
Myth #3: Colonics will get rid of all the GOOD Bacteria in your colon!
Inconclusive: All the research studies done on this topic have remained inconclusive. Not only can we not quantify if/how much good bacteria is lost during a colonic we cannot even quantify how much good bacteria is required for proper digestive health, which is unfortunate. That being said, within the colon lies the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and in my professional opinion the benefit of getting rid of the BAD and the UGLY outweighs any threat of releasing "possibly" some of the GOOD. So after your colonic do one of the following: take a probiotic to increase the healthy flora in the gut regularly, get a prescription for a probiotic additive at the end of your colonic if possible, and drink/eat vegetables and probiotic dense foods to relieve any concern you may have on the topic. These 3 easy fixes seem like much more reasonable options then just ignoring the root of the problem altogether.
Myth #4: Getting a Colonic can rupture the colon!
FICTION: I cannot state enough how fictional and fear mongering this statement is and although I hate fear mongering I must state the truth. There are many more cases of complications caused by colonoscopies reported then EVER reported regarding Colon Hydro Therapy. In Fact, we have never had ONE verified or reported rupture from a Colonic EVER! But like with all things I would always recommend you see a therapist who is qualified to be rendering you a treatment, has proper education and certifications and is skilled in their field.
If looking for a Colon Hydro Therapist in Southern California I would recommend visiting us here at Living Water Wellness or if you are looking for a qualified therapist near you don't hesitate to reach us as we would love to help place you with someone near you!
February is often celebrated as one of the most romantic months of the year. Although candy and flowers fill the shelves of local grocery stores while restaurants prepare for candlelit dinners, February isn’t all romance and roses for everyone.
I can remember many Valentine’s Day shared alone with my head buried in work, girlfriends, gossip and a glass of wine, and even the occasional disappointing date with “Mr. Right Now”. In other words, Valentine’s Day isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be for the lonely. February can be a fairly disappointing month for those of us reminded, that while others are celebrating partnership we ourselves feel very “alone”.
Traditional Valentine’s Day does us an injustice by making us believe that we need to look outside ourselves for somebody to make us feel whole or loved. True love is actually radiated from within our hearts and it requires us truly falling in love with ourselves to receive love in return. Don’t get me wrong, having partnership and somebody who we love and loves us in return is a beautiful thing and definitely part of the human experience but it isn’t the only piece. Buddha said, “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” His statement couldn’t be more correct about love.
So regardless of whether in partnership, marriage, friendship, or if you’re feeling completely alone this season it’s important to start the vital practices of Self Love! So what are some ways you can begin simply practicing self love? Here are just a few of my favorite practices:
Constantly remind yourself that you are loved! You are adored by the people you influence on a daily basis. You are valued by all the staff here at Living Water Wellness, but most importantly you are loved by God and the Universe! So let’s get to loving ourselves!
Happy Valentine’s Day
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I’ve dedicated a large part of my business to helping people heal their colon. I’ve seen tons of people suffer from less than ideal digestion and elimination. To my amazement it has become a social norm to suffer from constipation and this concept is dangerous to your long term health. Not only can constipation be painful and uncomfortable but it can be the root cause of future illnesses and diseases! A normal colon should have anywhere from 2-3 large bowel movements a day. But when things don’t flow the way they should, it’s nice to have some tips to help them along.
I’ve put together a list of some of my sure-fire ways to help relieve your constipation completely naturally, without having to pop a pill or use a damaging laxitive.