So, a week ago, I went off to a Radio-Diagnostics Centre and Clinics for colonic irrigation. Yes, interesting stuff. I had always been a skeptic and sometimes even laughed in derision at the adverts to cleanse out your insides. I know, colonic irrigation really brings out the worst in me.

But recently, I have had rumblings in my stomach and almost a day-to-day discomfort. Indeed, the other day I decided to treat myself to a day of deworming. You never know I reasoned; I may have the little critters in my insides. I mean what says, the food we consume does not have eggs and even live ones. I mean worms of course. After-all, are they not on earth?

Anyway, back to the matter. I did have my reservations about having the procedure and debated for over a week before signing up. I also did a little research on the subject. 

Colonic irrigation is a procedure where water is passed into your colon to flush it out. It is used to eliminate the toxins that have become entrapped in excess waste and blockages. By creating a healthy environment in the colon, you can control the colon cancer risks introduced through dietary and environmental means.

Okay, so this can reduce the risk of cancer? I can live with having the colon cleaned out. Colonic cancer is not a joke and really a silent killer. Many people are being diagnosed with it in Nigeria these days and all because of poor awareness. You should not wait to see blood in your stool before having a screening done for colonic cancer. Especially, if you are above 40 years of age. 

The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is a screening test for colon cancer. It tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer. FIT only detects human blood from the lower intestines. Medicines and food do not interfere with the test. If positive, a colonoscopy must be done.

I got to the clinic, and we got down to business. The nurse was very warm and pleasant, much like the 8L of water she pumped into my insides. 8L and I was bloated. It looked like a 6-month pregnancy.

There was some discomfort as the water went in, but she soon instructed that I could push. No, not a baby but you know what. It took 25 minutes, and I was as clean as a whistle.

Indeed, my ass was still whistling when she sent me to the bathroom for a final cleanup.

The benefits of colonic irrigation are multiple. The colon is responsible for expelling solid waste from the body. However, after a time, it might become full and blocked. This can then lead to a slow, sluggish digestive system. This can drain energy from you making you too, sluggish.

Toxins and impurities from food can also build up in the colon and increase the risk of developing cancer. Regularly emptying the colon as well as you can helps to reduce the risk.

Cleaning the colon regularly through colonic irrigation might therefore be a healthy thing to do.

It can reduce different symptoms such as constipation, abdominal cramping, low energy levels, irritability, headaches, and even allergic reactions.

By restoring your colon’s natural ability to digest food and eliminate waste, you will see a substantial improvement in any symptoms you’re experiencing because of poor gut health. So, if you feel like you’re suffering from any of the above symptoms, you’re more than likely an ideal candidate for colonic treatments.

The colonic irrigation I got was done in a decent, clean, and friendly environment. The nurse gently massaged my stomach to get all the stuff out and one could see it going down the tube via a mirror placed at eye level. When she finished, she pulled the tube out of my ass and said, “Congratulations, you are no longer totally full of shit.”

It was a laugh, really!


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