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Are Colonics Safe On Prescription Medication?

This article looks at the benefits and issues you may have detoxing while taking medication.  Colon Hydrotherapy and self-administered coffee colema is very important part of the body detox, cleansing process. At New Leaf, we have seen results over since 2006 of different effects cleansing has had on some guests taking medications, especially stronger, chemical balancers such as cognitive and blood levellers.

Full Disclosure of Prescription Medication is Essential

Many New Leaf Detox Wellness guests arrive at the resort ready for their detox program on medication. Some guests have been taking medication for years. Some haven’t. Most have had regular check-ups to review their conditions and adjust their prescriptions.

Incredibly, over the years we have been in operation, we have seen some guests who can’t even remember being prescribed the medication in the first place. They refill the prescription and can’t remember why they are taking it. “I’m not sure what the green pills are for now”, they would say, leaving us speechless. Blindly following a diagnosis and never having it reviewed has caused many additional medical problems and deaths each year.


Before starting a detox colema program, full disclosure of all medicines with the doctor, nurse or program director must be essential.

Colema Programme

A colema program is an essential part of the detox and essential to the removal of toxins in the body. It is important to remember that food can be a medication absorbent and therefore removing food on a detox and colema program can render the medications stronger than usual.

Our experience is that the colonic or self-administered colema program does not interfere with medication or other natural supplements. If you’re taking medication, we recommend you take them 2 hours before or after your healthy drink. If you’re taking medication and have a medical condition, consult with your physician before starting a detox program.

How much water should I drink with the colema program?

Adequate water intake is essential during any type of detoxification program to help dilute and eliminate toxins properly and thoroughly.

At New Leaf we recommend a super fibre cleanse called Psyllium seed husks. Psyllium should be mixed with at least 8 ounces of water, juice or your favourite beverage and swallowed quickly. Psyllium husk absorbs the water or juice and thickens quickly.

Drinking 8 – 10 glasses of pure (filtered or bottled) water is a must every day.  Keep fluids regular on any detox colema program to avoid dehydration.

If you would like more information about wellness and our detox, weight loss packages please contact us or visit the wellness programs page.