My name is Lauren and I own San Francisco Colonics & CleanseMarin. I am a certified Nutrition Educator and Consultant from Bauman College, an Advanced Level I-ACT instructor, as well as a LIBBE instructor. I grew up with an incredibly health conscious mother who grew a vegetable garden in our backyard, prepared all of our meals, and was hip to organics before anyone was talking about biodynamic farmed heirloom tomatoes. I can recall a few of my mothers friends poking fun at her love of farmers markets and soaking all of our produce in a sink. It wasn’t until I left the family home that I realized a very depressing reality about our current food system here in the United States: conventionally grown food doesn’t make you feel good. My solution? I planted a garden and went back to school to learn everything I could about holistic nutrition at Bauman College in Santa Cruz, California.
While studying at Bauman, it became clear to me that environmental toxicity plays a huge role in the expression of our health status. Epigenetic studies over the past decade prove that our DNA is far from our destiny. In fact, the food we eat has the ability to turn on and off genes, literally with every bite that we take. Having seen my clients take their health into their own hands after damning diagnoses has led me to believe in the ability of the human body to heal when provided the correct dietary information (the necessary building blocks for cellular repair). Furthermore, adding detoxification support to lifestyle changes can absolutely accelerate the healing process.
Colon hydro therapy is about so much more than the colon. Colon function and care is a bare minimum for calling yourself a, “healthy person”. “Healthy” isn’t limited to, “I eat healthy foods, so I’m healthy!” Are you breaking your food down properly? Are you free of digestive distress (the signs your body is giving that something is amiss)? Do you experience gas, bloating, acid reflux, indigestion, heart burn, GERD, constipation, or an urgent need to eliminate? This is your body talking to you - is it time for you to listen? As much as we try to normalize having conditions and taking prescription and over the counter medication to turn these alarms off, I’d argue that that’s all TUMs is doing for you - turning off the fire alarm but allowing the fire to rage on. If you’re open to learning a more natural solution, and you’re ready to take responsibility for your health, I may be the right person to help you.
At San Francisco Colonics, we are a team of six women with varying backgrounds in esthetics, holistic nutrition, dietetics, healing culinary arts, and holistic and herbal medicine. We are kind, thorough, and very good at what we do: colonics & detoxification. The colonic process need not be feared. In fact, coming to an appointment nervous and underprepared isn’t helpful. When you call, I will take the time to answer your questions so that the biggest fears go out the window and we can get busy with helping you detoxify. We offer several cleansing programs, completely supportive blended foods programs (juices, soups, smoothies, nut milks, and more), designed to accelerate the gut healing process. My clients who do our food based programs get the best results. Why? Because abstaining from solid foods and allowing only liquids to enter the body for 5-14 days offers a significant opportunity for built up material in the small intestine to dislodge and pass into the large intestine, where we can flush it away gently with warm filtered water.
A clean colon is necessary to preserve integrity and optimal function of all 7 channels of elimination: colon, kidneys, liver, lungs, blood, skin, and lymphatic system. Dr Bernard Jensen said: “Every tissue is fed by the bloodstream which is supplied by the intestines. When the intestines are dirty…so are the organs and tissues. It is the intestines that must be cared for first”. This is the reason we educate our clients on the benefits of beginning their cleansing journey with several sessions over a short period of time to unburden not only a congested colon, but for the detoxifying benefits of unburdening the kidneys, liver, and lymphatic system as well.
If you are looking for guidance or a customized cleansing experience, call us before scheduling a first colonic appointment. My experience in putting together effective cleansing protocols is a very different approach than purchasing a juice cleanse meant to be palatable to the masses. As a holistic nutritionist, I take into consideration metabolism, thyroid health, MTHFR status, adrenal function, and of course, gut health (with respect to where you are in the gut healing process). Whether you have a bacterial imbalance (dysbiosis, intestinal toxemia), Leaky Gut, SIBO, candida, or parasites, we can support you at San Francisco Colonics. We work with brilliant doctors who understand and believe in the work we do and we gladly give referrals to other supportive practitioners who can help support you on your healing journey.
If you’d like to know more about colon hydro therapy or the services we offer, please call us to discuss what you’re looking for. If you are in Marin county, please visit us at Cleanse Marin. If you are looking to become an I-ACT certified colon therapist therapist, the next upcoming Level I certification is scheduled for the first quarter in 2018. It is my great passion as an I-ACT Instructor to help others become colon therapists so that the message of wellness and prevention can be told by as many voices as possible. Happy healing & cleansing to all. With love,