The secret to a healthier and fitter body is in the colon!

While fitness activities and low fat diet can control weight gain, it is equally important to release wastes and toxins from the body.  The Colon, which is also called the large Intestine of our digestive  system is the one responsible for absorbing most of the water and salt contents from the food that we eat, the remaining food material becomes solid wastes that our bodies eliminates.

Unhealthy diet and lifestyle can hamper the efficiency of the body’s digestive system. Instead of flushing out wastes it stays in the colon and in time, it can block the body’s natural detoxification process.


Nutrients like water, electrolytes and vitamins, are sent back to the body through the colon for better regeneration. It is also responsible for keeping the body safe from harmful toxins.

Body waste accumulation can result from lack of exercise, low water intake, too much processed meat, sugar and carbohydrates in the diet, carbonated drinks, alcohol, and caffeine and believe it or not—stress. Wastes that stay in the body longer can lead to hormonal imbalance, insomnia, constipation, acne diarrhea, fatigue and other related illnesses.

The best way to keep the colon healthy is to regularly cleanse it from harmful wastes.  Zen Medical Institute recommends colonics therapy for better digestive function.


Known for its holistic approach that combines medical science, aesthetics and creativity, the programs and treatments offered at Zen are performed by licensed medical practitioners.

Colonics is recommended for those who wish to improve their digestive function for a healthier and sexier body. The cleansing procedure is called peristalsis.  A small hose (very small only .5 cm) attached to a hydrotherapy machine is placed in the rectum and flushes out waste with warm water.

Apart from improved digestion, colonics refreshes the entire body system. With the toxins eliminated, the body now feels light and relaxed. The mind is also cleared from stress, giving the skin a youthful glow.

Dr. MJ Torres, head physician and owner of Zen Institute recommends colonics for weight management.

“Regular sessions can help the body lose as much as 20 lbs in 21 days. Each session lasts between 50-60 minutes.”



Even those who are relatively healthy will find the treatment beneficial for flushing toxins.

“If you are really conscious about your body it is recommended that you have it four times a year.  If you do not get enough fiber from vegetables, drink a lot of alcohol, basically unhealthy diet and lifestyle, then you should have it more often,’ she said.”

Colonics also encourages the growth of good bacteria that easily boosts the immune system.

The Zen Institute is located at 69 Scout Rallos St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City (02-441-1712/02-412-2528); Ground Floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St., Corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (02-856-2027); and at the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Maharlika Highway, Bgy. 2, Sto.Tomas, Batangas (+43-778-4811). For more information about The Zen Institute, visitwww.thezeninstitute.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ZenMedicalSpa

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