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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Fiber Boosts Effectiveness of Colonic Irrigation

Mar 05, 2015 11:30PM

Like most wellness modalities, colonic irrigation yields the best results when it’s accompanied by a healthy diet, says Tovah F. Nahman, founder of Lifeline Hygienics Colonics and Rejuvenation Center. “We always tell our clients that proper nutrition goes hand in hand with the colonic irrigation services that we provide,” she says. “No matter what modalities you use to keep yourself healthy, a good diet is the basis and foundation for good health.”

For instance, she notes that not eating enough fiber in the form of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains can result in struggling to move the bowels, or constipation. “On the other hand,” she says, “when we eat plenty of fresh produce over the course of the day, our bowels are likely to move more freely.”

Nahman says a good rule of thumb is to try to eat five servings of produce a day. “I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s actually easy to do,” she says. She suggests eating two servings of fruit as snacks and then incorporating three servings of vegetables into daily meals. “Vegetables go great in or with eggs for breakfast,” she says. “Then have a large salad as a meal for lunch and another serving of veggies at dinner. When you get the right amount of fiber each day, you’ll notice how much better you feel.”

Tovah F. Nahman is a certified colonic hygienist and nutritional counselor. She practices at Lifeline Hygienics, located at 150 Theodore Fremd Ave. Suite B15, Rye, NY. For more info, visit or call 914.921.LIFE (5433).

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