We talk about the value of giving an enema and how it has helped many children (and adults!). But have you ever thought about a way to repopulate your gut? It is like an enema except different. Very beneficial…periodically, so let’s discuss further.
The difference in an enema vs supplanting is: the amount of liquid and the substance used. With an enema, the goal is to clean out the bowels that are causing undesirable symptoms.
The goal of Supplanting is to put beneficial bacteria and yeast into your bowels –to stay. Supplanting is a lot simpler and faster than an enema. However, this is not something we do often. Ideally, the gut flora populates based on a good diet and customizes to your specific genetic make-up.
However, when there are acute issues and an enema helps detox, it is important to also repopulate the gut. It is just an immune boost every once in a while.
In case you didn’t read our article on enemas, here, please note we find it important to take mineral supplements and Amino Acids. As you flush out your gut, good microbiota can come out along with the bad microbiota. By orally taking these food supplements, we ensure our body replenishes with the “building blocks” needed to support recovery.
The Case for an Implant/Supplant
Many have read or heard of a fecal implant and there is substantial data to validate the benefit of this process to overcome bad bacteria. It is a mechanism in which to fight out harmful bacteria that has overtaken a person’s gut. One way is a fecal implant. Read more here.
But call me squeamish! Despite the claims of “sterility”, I just can’t get past it…someone else’s poo. Therefore, we will continue using our raw probiotics and supplanting these clean probiotics when needed. There are probiotics known as more transient because they fight the bad guys, bind, and exit. There are also probiotics that are more native and these dig in to become part of you. We use both of these.
Here’s a simple way to supplant microbiota into the gut and a super fast approach afterward:
1/4 cup of distilled water gently warmed to room temperature
Hand towel, and a
Bulb syringe, we like this
Open the probiotic over the bowl and pour contents inside. Slowly pour the gently warmed distilled water into the bowl and stir. Do not strain.
Remember to relax as much as possible and try to “hold” it in. Initially, you may feel the need to express it out. Just wait and your body will take and absorb it.
Get on your knees. We are gently squeezing probiotics directly into the bowels through the anus and allowing it to directly populate your gut.
Put the 1/4 cup of warm “room temperature warm” with the probiotic mix. Take the syringe bulb and vacuum up all the probiotic tea. Hold the syringe with the bulb in your hand and the small side up. Gently squeeze all of the air out. Keep that tension.
Place the salve of choice onto the tip of the bulb and gently insert the tip of the bulb into the rectum about 1/4 -1/2 inch. Squeeze into the bowels without releasing the bulb. Be sure to squeeze as you pull the bulb out to reduce any suctioning from the bowels, which would contaminate the interior of the bulb.
Cover with a towel and hold for 5 minutes. The beginning is the hardest; the need to push will diminish after a few minutes. That’s it! A happier gut is in motion. Just hop up and let it stay in your bowels.
Super Fast Approach
There are times, usually bedtime, when I just know that a little help is needed in the gut. It is in these times that we use our super fast approach. I don’t feel it works as well as the bulb implant. We use clean (non-Pork) glycerine probiotics..
Simply put a little salve on your fingers and slowly push the pill into your bottom. You will have to push in a bit and then relax! (I know!, just do it!) Wait and it should pull up into the bowels. It’s uncomfortable for about 5 minutes but it will take and stay.
It helps to have a visual…especially for the children. Imagine a battle going on inside your gut. Somehow the bad; bacteria, yeast, parasites are on the winning side. We must send in an Allie Nation. A nation of good; bacteria and yeast to fight the battle and overcome. This is how we “repopulate” the gut and turn around our health and subsequently our behavior. See More Here.
As always, when you are unsure or have an acute issue, consult with a holistic doctor. As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, my first effort is to heal using clean food products and this is a very successful approach. In the other times, it is really good to have a wonderful relationship with a holistic doctor.