Detoxing and Internal Cleansing for Better Yoga

What does it mean to be clean? Well, in todays’ society we usually think of being clean as showering, taking a bath or putting on fresh clothes. Being clean used to have a whole different meaning as far back as 1500 BC when the Egyptians were not only cleaning their external bodies but their internal bodies as well.

Early Proponents

Colon hydrotherapy, more simply known as an enema, originated with the Egyptians around 1500 BC. They partook in the cleansing activity at least several times a month. Enemas used to be such a normal part of life kings and queens would actually engage in the process discreetly while socializing. While most of us probably don’t want to take it that far, internal cleansing with enemas can be part of a regular health regime.
Over 2,000 years ago Hippocrates, the well-known Greek physician, affectionately known as the “Father of Medicine” and perhaps one of the first holistic practitioners, used enemas to treat fevers. His philosophy? Treat the whole body, not just the part that seems sick.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, best known for his societal contribution of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®, advocated the use of enemas on a grand scale. The doctor used proper nutrition, physical activity and enemas to treat illnesses associated with the GI tract.

What, How and When?

What are enemas and how do they work to benefit our health?
Enemas use nature’s gift of pure, clean, (warm) water to gently fill the colon. The water stays put for a few minutes, facilitating the release of the mucoid plaque which lines our intestines. This plaque is indicative of all the toxins we have accumulated over the years. If you have ever seen an image of mucoid plaque it is a motivating sight. You will want to rid your body of this unsightly mass pretty quickly. In addition to its’ unappealing aesthetic properties the plaque inhibits the absorption of nutrients. No matter how well you might eat or how many nutrients you take in, if your body can’t absorb them they are completely useless.
When is a good time to cleanse? Internal cleansing can be done whenever you find your digestion is sluggish, e.g., constipation, feel a cold or congestion coming on or you are lethargic and bloated. Cleansing with an enema carries away toxins, especially when accompanied by fasting or a diet regime that releases toxins into your bloodstream.
You may be wondering if this is a safe process. Enemas only engage the sigmoid colon or the part of the large intestine closest to the rectum, making it a totally safe practice.

What Ails You?

Internal cleansing is credited with alleviating symptoms from too many ailments to possibly remember. They range from severe migraines to high blood pressure to colitis to lupus to uterine fibroids to diabetes.
Being unclean bogs us down emotionally, physically and spiritually. Imagine what you can accomplish when you are set free from the waste and toxins that have accumulated in your body over your lifetime.


Your energy level will soar, your cells will come alive, the unwanted weight you’ve never been able to get rid of will go and your overall strength will improve. Cleansing is the best skincare program I know about too. Your complexion will shine and so will your eyes.

The Yoga Connection

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates prescription sounds like something from a modern-day healthcare provider. Clearly he advocated physical activity and exercise as a component of being healthy.
Where does the practice of yoga fit in to all this? In addition to all the other benefits derived from internal cleansing the ability to practice yoga more effectively is another one. Whether your yoga preference is Hatha, Iyengar, Kundalini, Astanga or power yoga, cleansing will help you push past what you thought were your body’s limits.
You are lighter, freer and stronger! You have extra endurance, strength and flexibility.
Do you suffer from arthritis? Inflammation of the joints has become a common ailment in today’s society, making even simple movements painful. This leads to inactivity and weight gain. Internal cleansing will release the calcium deposits on your joints making bending and stretching easier and more enjoyable. Your mobility will be greatly improved.
In fact, any sport will benefit from internal cleansing.

1-2-3 Clean!

The Egyptians and Hippocrates also practiced fasting along with the use of enemas, with the earliest records of fasting dating back 10,000 years.
The complete internal cleansing process involves fasting, detoxing and enemas. Fasting means no food, allowing your body and your digestion to take a well-deserved break. Detoxing utilizes psyllium fiber and bentonite. Psyllium pushes unwanted debris through and out, while bentonite takes on the toxins as if they were their very own with the enema completing the process. Cleansing the colon through the use of enemas, along with detoxing and fasting maximizes the benefits you will see and feel.
Hippocrates told us “Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity.” If we take the time and the opportunities made available to us in the form of knowledge and professional support we will find renewed health. Internal cleansing leads to innate healing which frees the mind body and spirit. This enables the body to take its’ natural course and find health again.

Raw food, green juices, detoxing, crisps, pizza’s and moule frites.


The Missing Nutrient that Saved the Day, and has helped me to go all the way..

I live a very special kind of life, I am grateful for all of my experiences that I have manifested and the way I have chosen to follow my healthy path, and especially how I run my business as a health and fitness partner to some really amazing people.

Yet sometimes as a health freak and wellbeing coach I get cornered, and life throws me a surprising curve ball. So it seems strange to see me opting for less than wholesome or totally un-healthy options from time to time. My companions, friends and people who meet me and who know who I am and for what I stand for, are rather flummoxed when they see me choose such unhealthy options.
Yet I am fully aware that these are my comfort foods when I am in a time of need, or when I am feeling that I am deserving more in life or for when I am just really angry and frustrated.

I am very aware of what I am doing. I have learnt that these are the times when I have not been taking care of my deepest needs. For me a quick fix to getting what is missing is comfort food, it fills a gap and temporarily gives me the feeling of being safe and home.
I am happily to say that I have uncovered my mystery of how to fulfill my own deepest needs, and when I do these comfort foods are not even an option for me any more.

So if you are a health freak like me and find yourself surprised by your midnight binging, or if you are tired of the increasing weight gain and don’t know how to stop the cravings. I can help.

The mystery is that it is not ALL about what we eat,
but rather what we seek.
My skill is in changing what and how you eat forever.
By adding in, not taking away.

I am so passionate about it and have personally seen what a difference it has made to me, as well as a small section of my community, that I want to share this with you.

Last year I made some rather large decisions in my life, which has resulted in some rather difficult stuff for me to face, acknowledge and let go of and be OK with.

One thing came out from all of this which is a big pattern for me, and that is as much as I love my health and my zealous route to health via Detoxing, cleansing, fasting, Raw and alkalizing food, yoga and natural products, something HUGE was still missing. As I went in search of this BIG missing item I have discovered myself anew.

One of the reasons I do my regular detoxes and keep to my major pure and Raw food diet was to give me more energy and stay healthy. I had both of my children in my 40’s and I decided then and there I wanted and needed to stay active for them as they grew and wanted to run and play more. I did not want to be left behind as they became teenagers. So I got busy with my diet and found increasingly new ways of how to detox the body, I saw and felt massive improvements and wanted more of these feelings. Did you know that being so concentrated on what’s healthy actually has an official name which is Orthorexia. (is an obsession with eating a “pure” diet, which usually entails avoiding foods with artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, unhealthy fats, added sugar or salt, and genetic modification)

I was keeping to my path of healthy eating and taking my Yoga classes walking and taking care of myself or so I thought, but and here’s the rub I felt that I was deserving something else, much more. I was exhausted and was still striving for my fullest energy. What could be more satisfying than a healthy body and energy to spare? That concept had taken me so far but I soon realised I was not nourishing myself at all. I was working hard and building my health business, caring for my children and family, maintaining my house, pets and the garden, well just about coping actually if the truth be known, but I felt tired and drained and was feeling I had to force myself to stay on track. When all I craved was some comfort, and my chosen habitual comfort foods.

Two years ago I hit an emotional wall and I discovered that I needed more time for myself, so I started to take time out for walks, quiet river time, meditation, all that was good but I still missed something, where’s the fun? Where’s the adventure? I need to be cheeky and take some risks and have some thrills if I am to stay alive, I mean really alive. I felt stagnant and well to be honest I did not take care of my other needs that well either. I missed my appointments with myself to take time out from the office, or book a massage, or sit in the garden and read. I heard myself saying to myself “that’s all well and good, but I need to work now, who else will bring in the money we need?”. Don’t get me wrong I really get great satisfaction from my work and seeing my clients flourish. So I though that was more than enough for me, along with my very healthy lifestyle.

However I was left feeling unfulfilled and what do we do when we are unfulfilled? We look for ways to fill ourselves up. Now anyone who knows me, knows of my addiction to crisps. I took some time to contemplate this question and I asked myself why I needed the crisps ? it was a clear message that I heard, :”Because I deserve them, I have been working so hard and caring for everyone else, where is my treat?, I need a treat.”
What I have found is that by connecting with my self, and listening to my body in the special ways that I use and that I can easily teach you, I can finally see and understand what was missing.
I have learnt that as I take care of me and I mean really take care of me on every level, in all aspects of my life, my craving and need for filling myself up with something naughty like crisps or to go on a shopping spree for this elusive items that just adds to my wardrobe has diminished. My healthy appetite for pure natural foods have been restored and I have discovered that I can relax more and be happier. I have more energy for the things I want to do and I really know what it is that I desire in every sense of the word, and what’s more I can allow myself to receive it in every day.

My passion is re newed as I have allowed my self my missing nutrient, and in my case it is exhilaration and thrills, and I have researched how I get these the most and added them in to my life, eg: horse riding, running, anything with speed and excitement and a little danger too, this makes me feel really, really alive.
Everyone has there own special nutrient and I am so happy that I have found mine it has changed everything for me, Now that mine is overflowing I am happy to watch you reach your true potential as I have. By partnering with you, I can quickly guide you to find what it is that you really need to be fulfilled, so that comfort eating is a thing of the past. I will teach you how to change what and how you eat forever. This is only really possible and sustainable once you have discovered what it is that you need on a deeper more satisfying level.

No amount of salads and green juices will get you to where you want unless you are fulfilled and finding your food and your life a pleasure. If your food is not a pleasure you will be looking elsewhere until you can feel full up. You know the search and drama that happens as you look into your fridge and cupboards late at night for something to fill the gap. But is it food that you really need? NO….

This is a unique adventure that will help you to feel so fulfilled, you will discover and know what you really desire and be able to ask for it and better still actually get it. I will teach you the unique ways that you can Nourish yourself and watch you as you flourish beyond your expectations. I will guide you through and create a truly healthy and tasty menu that suits you and fulfills you. No amount of healthy food that actually tastes like medicine will fulfill you either.