About Me

My photo
The HC Wellness Center offers both traditional and alternative therapies to assist clients in achieving optimal health, wellness and balance. Featuring as its principle service Colon Hydrotherapy, formerly seen only at fine spas and destination resorts, HC Wellness Center & Spa is one of the first to offer this valuable wellness service to the Charlotte Metropolitan and surrounding areas. HC Wellness Center & Spa is a premier North Carolina spa providing the most luxurious, and beneficial wellness and beauty services available to the Charlotte Metropolitan and surrounding areas. Established in 2004 with the vision of combining traditional spa treatments, that promote relaxation and well being, with the most advanced skin, body and wellness services. The HC Spa supplies a moment of luxury for your body, mind and spirit. Here nature and science meet harmoniously as the finest massage, skin care and spa treatments await you.
Powered by Blogger.
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Why So Much Gas???

Why So Much Gas???  

There are so many reasons that you may be plagued with excessive gas. Here we are going to cover the Physical reasons and later cover some Emotional and Mental reasons.

Number 1 is Inadequate chewing...  Proper chewing is necessary to break down carbohydrates and is only present in saliva.  The stomach has no teeth so chew until its liquid.

Number 2 Reminds us that eating cold foods stops digestion, including cold drinks.  Nothing leaves the stomach until it reaches 98.6 degrees so any food setting in the stomach will start to ferment causing acid reflux or gas and bloating.  If you sip warm water or tea before your meal or start out with a hot soup you will aid you digestion and be able to break down your food, especially meats.

Number 3 drinking carbonated beverages-literally drinking gas.  Also drinking through a straw will put air into the system and cause gas.

Number 4 Improper food combining.  Here are some rules to help understand food combining.  This can be very confusing, because of our society today we have too many choices of foods and drinks.  Getting back to basics and eating small meals rather than one or two large one's will also help.
  1. Never eat carbohydrate foods and acid foods at the same meal.
  2. Never eat a concentrated protein and a concentrated carbohydrate at the same meal.
  1. Never consume two concentrated proteins at the same meal.
  2. Do not consume fats with proteins.
  3. Use fats sparingly.
  4. Do not eat acid fruits with proteins.
  5. Do not combine sweet fruits with foods that require a long digestive time-foods such as proteins, starches and acid fruits.
  6. Eat but one concentrated starch at a meal.
  7. Acid fruits may be used with sub-acid fruits.
  8. Sub-acid fruits may be used with sweet fruits.
  9. Do not combine fruit with any vegetables except lettuce and celery.
  10. Salads combine very well with proteins or starches.
  11. Do not consume melons with any other foods.
Number 5 chewing gun and talking while you eat.  Or washing down your food with liquids.

Number 6 Low HCL levels in the stomach.  Remedy this by sipping 1 cup of water with lemon before your meals to raise the HCL naturally.

Number 7 Using antacids like Tums or Rolaids will diminish stomach acid, which will stop the digestive process.

Eat smaller meals, chew well, drink lemon water before meals and slow down to enjoy you food.

I hope this helps with some of the bloating issues and if you have any questions please call! 704-823-1577
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Oh, My Aching Head!

Fix the Cause

It's back to school season, and with it a resurgence of stress and lurking pathogens so we need to be proactive and protect ourselves and our children.

Our Newsletter this month is about headaches. And we all have them at one time or another. Because there are so many reasons and causes for headaches this is not a "one-size-fits-all" solution.

  Click here to read "Types of Headaches" to find out what may be causing your headaches and "Fix the Cause".

Monday, June 4, 2012

How Many Colonics Should You Have?

Over consumption of meat, dairy, sugar and white flour products along with heavy exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, has caused our body to become toxic. Our body’s immune system can no longer handle the heavy amount of toxins that our food and environment continue to bombard us with. Thus, colon cancer is on the rise along with a multitude of other diseases. Our health problems didn’t start overnight. It was a gradual pollution of our body. So, it stands to reason that detoxing and cleansing the body cannot be accomplished in one session.

This statement from Dr. Tiller explains the need for several sessions:  “From my extensive research and experience, I agree that a series of twelve sessions is necessary. Three the first week, back to back, two the second week, and one a week for the next seven weeks. The reason for that is the human body is exceptionally smart. When we clean out the colon, the body starts pulling waste out of the tissue and putting them into the blood stream. The waste heads for the liver, then back to the colon. Therefore, the second Colon Hydrotherapy session is necessary so that the digested waste is eliminated rather than reabsorbed. The same reason applies to the following two the second week. After the first five, I then recommend one a week for seven weeks. This slows detoxification to a gentler-tolerable rate.” William Tiller, N.D. 

We believe that all clients should complete three colonic sessions the first week, preferably back to back, when they first start their cleansing/detoxing program.  I have seen remarkable results by clients that continued the program that Dr. Tiller recommended.

Here’s why:
1. The colon is an absorbing organ, when water is infused into the colon it will absorb a portion of the water and hydrate the entire body.  All of the body’s organs are hydrated, this is one of the reasons that people who do a number of colonic sessions report a significant improvement in the quality of their skin (the skin being the largest organ).  

2.  After the first colonic session the colon has a significant amount of water in it. By doing another colonic (the next day) clients report more significant releases. This is primarily because the colon is already hydrated and flushing out impacted matter is easier when it has been softened.

3.  Another important reason for the second colonic is the fact that although one is releasing toxins from the body some toxins may be reabsorbed (remember the colon is an absorbing organ).  So, what happens is that the client may report flu-like symptoms the next day, which is elevated when they get the second and third colonic session back to back.  When the client comes in for the second session the liver will pull toxins from the blood system and dump them into the colon where the colonic is readily able to flush them from your system

I hope this answers the question "How many will I need?"  Only you know how toxic you are and how long you have had a toxic colon.