by Angela Beasor
LIKE many people, you’ve probably chosen the New Year as the launchpad for a diet or some lifestyle changes to try and get back into shape after the excesses of the festive season.
It was fun while it lasted, but now your clothes are feeling tighter and you daren’t even look at the scales!
Unfortunately, sudden or dramatic changes to what you eat can lead to frustrating and unpleasant side effects like constipation, bloating and embarrassing gas. This leaves you feeling horrible, unmotivated and far less inclined to stick with your new healthy regime. But don’t worry, because here at Cheshire Natural Health, we’re here to help you with friendly health coaching support backed by colonic hydrotherapy to help ease the unpleasant side-effects that your diet can bring.
How your gut works
Your colon is home to billions of bacteria and the variety and density of this bacterial population is driven by your diet. Essentially gut bacteria are mining for energy in the waste left over after digestion of the food you eat. The energy they derive helps them to thrive, multiply and keep your bowel movements normal.
If your diet is varied and includes a wide selection of whole plant foods like vegetables, some fruits, nuts and seeds, and minimally processed grains (alongside other things) then research shows that you will be supporting the most health benefitting bacteria to live in abundance and keep you well and protected from disease.
On the other hand, if your diet is fairly ‘samey’ containing mostly processed/convenience foods and you are not getting much plant foods in, then the dominating bacteria will be from a different group that do not benefit your health at all. That means that if you start eating better, as part of your diet, then you will not only lose weight, but you’ll also gain lots of other health benefits too.
Why do diets cause such havoc?
When you go on a diet, the bacteria that were used to your old diet suddenly find their energy source dries up and they start to get crowded out by an entirely new population of bacteria that thrive on the waste from new foods. However, they don’t give up without a fight, and it is this transition battle that causes most of the problems you experience, such as constipation, bloating and embarrassing smelly gas.
As an experienced colon hydrotherapist, I have seen how de-motivating this period of adjustment can be for anyone trying to lose weight and improve their diet. Unfortunately, no two people or two gut microbe populations are the same, so this transition can take anything from two weeks to two months before things settle down again. Long before it does, most people have given up on their good intentions and reverted back to their old diet which they know was unhealthy, but at least made them feel comfortable. If you are experiencing problems, then this is completely understandable, but there is an alternative.
Help is at hand
The good news is, colon hydrotherapy, which involves washing the colon to remove backed up faeces and gas, can help to speed up the bacterial transition that comes with a new diet, helping you to feel more settled more quickly. Not only will this make sticking to your diet so much easier and more pleasant, it also means that you will start enjoying the healthier feeling that comes from having good gut bacteria much sooner.
So if you’re struggling with your New Year diet, and experiencing problems such as wind, bloating or constipation, talk to our friendly team and book in for a colonic today and get the support you need to succeed.
Right now to kick start your New Year, we have a very special offer:
Two treatments for £120 – saving you up to £40.
Call Cheshire Natural health on 01925 730123 to make you appointment.