Colonics Will Destroy Your Gut Bacteria
THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR MICRO BIOME AND COLONIC IRRIGATION BY CINDY CERECER “Colonics will destroy your gut bacteria!” – I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this. Most people hear this from a friend, doctor, or alternative health practitioner — you know what the problem with that is?– NONE OF THOSE PEOPLE HAVE EVER HAD A COLONIC!! True story – you tell your bestie that you want to try a colonic and next thing you know … they are a gut health expert! So as a real gut health expert – I’m here to drop some major truth bombs! 1. No-one knows (EVEN YOUR DOCTOR!!) exactly what the biome is – and trying to measure all the different strains of bacteria is a complete waste of time and money. Gut Health is HUGE! everybody is talking about it and so many practitioners these days are blaming the root cause of so many issues on gut health. They are right! Gut Health is super important and a clean gut is the foundation for good health … however unfortunately this is the only thing that they are right about. The biome is so incredibly complex there is no way any one can fully understand the intricacy of it. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GOOD BACTERIA OR BAD BACTERIA – the concept is simply too reductive. There are billions of different strains of bacteria all over our bodies that all live synergistically with one another. So yes, you may have some strain of batceria in your gut – but you might have another strain . that balances it out – thats why some people have a particular bacteria and horrible symptoms and other people with the same bacteria live happily ever after completely symptom free. A perfect example of this is Bloastocystis. Blasto is a highly contagious and and extremely resilient fungus that 50% of the population have in their gut – chances are – if you live with somebody who has blasto – you’ll have it too. BUT only 50% of people who have this parasite are symptomatic. IBS is very common symptom for people with Bloastocystis. So how does 25% of the population have it and have no symptoms? There are a few reasons;
- we can have billions of strains of bacteria in our gut but their populations might remain dormant or low because of what we eat and our environment.
- other colonies of bacteria/fungi may balance out other strains