How to Prepare for Colonic Session
- It is advisable to refrain from eating and drinking anything 2 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. This is to avoid feelings of nausea, as well as to ensure maximum comfort during your session.
-It is best to properly hydrate your body a few days prior by drinking 96oz to 128oz (a gallon) of water per day including on the day of your session. Ideally, water should be room temperature to warm. You can add lemon to assist in cleansing.
-It is ideal to avoid having caffeine, processed sugars, white flour, wheat, alcohol, dairy, and meat, chicken, fish, eggs (all animal products) a few days prior to your appointment to get the best results but to especially follow this on the day of your appointment to the best of your ability.
-Increase your diet to be rich in live (raw) foods (ripe fresh fruits, smoothies, salads, and fresh juices), lightly steamed vegetables or vegetable soups, and brown rice.
-The best legume (though most are acidic or harder on digestion) to consume is mung beans (moong dal) (whole green or split green or split yellow moong), eaten on it's own lightly seasoned with digestive herbs like ginger, black pepper, cumin, etc. It can be combined/cooked with some long grain basmati rice which is known as kichari. This is part of an Ayurvedic detox.
After the Session
-It is important to drink plenty of liquids (purified water, herbal teas, coconut water) to assist in detox.
-Eat fresh ripe fruit, smoothies with greens and fruit, or have fresh vegetable soups, brown rice or basmati rice, rice noodle veggie soups, mung bean soup with lightly steamed vegetables.
-It is best to avoid meat, dairy, processed sugar, wheat, white flour, fatty foods, fried foods, alcohol (for 24 hours), and caffeine after a colonic.
-You can resume your normal diet the following day though it is always best to adopt a diet that supports healing long term. If you are looking for suggestions, don't hesitate to ask.