Excessive weight around the midsection has known to be one of the reasons for low back pain. As the abdominal content increases, and the abdomen gets larger, the abdominal muscles tend to shrink. Consequently, the anterior pelvis will tilt forward at the hip joint when standing, thus increasing the convexity of the lumbar region of the spine. This excessive lower back convex curvature may lead to back discomfort and pain.
Several people have either shared with me that they have already tried or are thinking about trying colon hydrotherapy/irrigation, or some other form of colon cleansing to help get rid of weight around the abdomen.
Colon Cleansing in Brief
Colon cleansing, also called colonic irrigation or colonic hydrotherapy, is performed by colonic hygienists or colon therapists, or can be self-administered. The procedure works like an enema. Generally, the patient lies supine on a table and water (with or without additional herbs or compounds) is pumped through the rectum via a tube.
Based on finding, unlike enemas, for which a small amount of fluid is used, colon cleansing calls for a large volume of fluid—up to 60 liters—to be introduced into the rectum. Fluids and waste are removed from the body through another tube. The procedure may be repeated several times.
Colon Cleansing Products
Another finding is that most colon cleansing products come in the forms of laxatives, teas, powders, and capsules. They can be taken by mouth or inserted into the rectum. They often contain sodium phosphate, coffee, probiotics, enzymes, or any of a variety of herbs. Some products contain fiber preparations, including psyllium, flaxseed, and laxatives such as cascara, magnesium oxide, cat’s claw, artichoke leaves, burdock root, licorice, and milk thistle. Another popular approach is the use of apple cider vinegar. The question is however, can colon cleansing alone helps to get rid of stomach fat?
Reason for Enlarged Abdomen
There are several reasons people’s abdomen are protruded. Based on findings, the first common reason is due to the build up of the 4 “Fs”( flatus, fat, fluid, and feces). Enlarged organs is also another cause.
Colon Cleansing – A Temporary Solution
In attempt to get rid of flatus, fat, fluid/water, and feces from the stomach, people have been using a popular ancient method known as colon cleansing. However, a person who has their colon cleanse may initially lose a few pounds, but that is only a temporary loss, resulting from the removal of water weight and feces, and not from a permanent loss of fat. In fact, as soon as that loss fluid, feces, and fat is buildup again, the weight will return.
I honestly do not know the extent to which colon cleansing works, however, what I do know is that exercise and diet has been repeatedly shown to help people get rid of fat. For this reason, if you believe colon cleansing will help you to get rid of the 4 “Fs”, it’s better to incorporate exercise and a stringent diet with colon cleansing, to help burn fat or to get rid of weight around the abdomen permanently.