Getting Real about what Optimum Health means to You

Well-being, optimum health, body-mind-soul care: they can all be words fraught with opinions and feelings, both positive and negative. I invite you to leave behind any thoughts of comparison, not-good-enough, worry, and negative energy to consider what great health means to you. Only to you. Forget everyone else for a moment. What does health mean to you? And how do …

Are Environmental Toxins Disrupting your Microbiome?

The human digestive tract is home to an enormous population of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiome. Gut microbes perform many vital functions; they help us metabolize nutrients from food, regulate our immunity, and protect us from pathogens. Despite the powerful roles gut microbes play in our bodies, they are quite susceptible to harm from external influences such …

Probiotics Help Your Microbiome: Fact or Fiction?

We are fascinated with all the current and ongoing research about our microbiome, and we think you should be, too! In a nutshell, our bodies are inhabited by trillions of bugs, or bacteria, along with fungi, which make up our microbiome. Most of us know this already, and some of us know that not all the bugs are bad. Bacteria …

How do we love thee, water? Let us count the ways…

We love water and we think you should too. Our name, Lavage, actually means to wash out, and water is used for washing. Not only are our bodies made up largely of water, especially our brains, we need water to maintain our health. Drinking water, cleansing ourselves with water, submersing in water, playing in water, watching the water, exercising in …

Benefits of Far-Infrared Rays

In addition to colonics, Lavage Wellness offers supplemental healing modalities to increase your relaxation and detoxification. The BioMat and Infrared Sauna both use far-infrared rays. If you’re curious about what infrared rays are, how they work, and what they can do for you, read this article.    

Facts About Fats

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This is definitely NOT the case when it comes to dietary fat. All fats are NOT created equal! How do you know which fats are good and which are bad? If you feel like you can’t keep up with the news and research, you are …

Get the Scoop on Poop

Bathroom humor. Potty mouth. Why is it we associate important bodily functions with poor behavior and juvenile jokes, and why are these topics taboo in polite conversation? Regardless of what we have been taught about what is private or dirty or just plain gross about the natural process of elimination, let’s get right to the bottom line (pun intended): poop …