PURE is . . .

. . . a Complementary Therapy practice in the beautiful city of York.  Yvonne Wadeson is a Registered Nurse, Midwife, Colon Hydrotherapist and Reiki Practitioner with over 20 years experience.



By having colon therapy treatment,  you have made a decision to improve your health.   It is now up to you to take an active part in the continuing health maintenance process,  by reviewing your diet and lifestyle including having colon hydrotherapy.

On occasions,  if there has been a longstanding condition of constipation or several health problems,  a slight headache or fatigue may be experienced after the first few treatments.   If this is so,  try and rest and drink plenty of water.   In some extreme cases you may feel slightly bloated for a few hours after the colonic,  as the untrapped gas makes its way to the exit.   If this is the case, have a cup of peppermint tea and lie down with a hot water bottle for a while.   In very rare cases, tiredness persists for a few days,  as the body continues to detoxify itself.   In these cases,  we recommend having another colonic treatment to accelerate the process. 

Some water is absorbed through the colon wall during a colonic and you may notice an increased need to urinate for a few hours afterwards; especially is dehydrated beforehand.   This beneficial effect of flushing the kidneys may also be enhanced by drinking a few glasses of water with the juice of half a lemon added to each glass.   Since the colon has been cleared of solid matter,  it may take a couple of days before it fills up again and normal bowel movements are resumed.


The “Beauty Breakfast”.   This breakfast has been traditionally used by those wanting to have a steady supply of energy in the morning,  good digestion,  regular elimination and beautiful skin.   It requires minimum preparation and is ready to be eaten in the morning.   Before you go to bed,  take a tub of live yoghurt (soya yoghurt if you are lactose intolerant) and mix it with orange,  or other fruit juice,  or even water to form a shake.   Throw in a handful of porridge oats,  linseeds,  a couple of chopped prunes,  sunflower seeds and a couple of chopped apricots.   Leave in the fridge to ferment overnight and eat in the morning on its own or with some fresh fruit or berries.


  • Eat smaller meals – grazing is better than gorging!
  • Eat simply cooked or raw foods – a diet rich in fruit and vegetables (especially leafy) will add to the cleansing effect and help to regulate the bowel.
  • Chew slowly and keep your mouth shut while chewing to avoid air getting into your digestive system.
  • Buy local produce and buy in season.   By purchasing your groceries from your local farm shops and farmers’ markets you will always get nutrient-rich fresh food all the while contributing to the survival of organic farming in your own county.  
  • Be mindful of your choices of protein.   Vary red meat,  white meat,  fish and vegetarian meals.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours.   Don’t drink ice-cold water with your meals.   Sip room temperature water throughout the day.
  • If griping occurs, drink hot Peppermint,  Fennel or Chamomile infusions and avoid cold drinks,  carbonated drinks and gassy foods.
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners – use fructose or honey to sweeten your desserts or drinks.
  • Whole grains (rice,  barley,  oats,  buckwheat,  etc.) are better nutritionally than pasta and breakfast cereals and they contain the true roughage that cleans up your digestive system.   Generally,  they are better for you “al dente” – very slightly undercooked.   Soak the grains overnight before cooking and discard the soak water before cooking.
  • Beans and pulses have a high fibre content and they are a very valuable part of your diet.   Introduce them into your diet carefully and slowly to avoid excess gas.   Soak your beans overnight and discard soak water before cooking.
  • A probiotic supplement recommended by your therapist will be useful to maintain the optimum balance of beneficial bacteria in your gut. 



If you have any further questions about Colonic Hydrotherapy aftercare advice call Yvonne or send her an email.

Colonic Hydrotherapy

Cleansing, removing toxins, mucous and parasites from the 

colon by passing pure water through it while gently massaging . It is similar to an enema but treats the whole colon not just the lower bowel.

Probiotic Implants

Instead of probiotics being taken orally and having to survive stomach acid,  the implanted probiotic is delivered directly into the colon which is the final destination.

 Allergy Testing and Intolerance Testing 
2% of the general public suffer an allergy but an alarming 45% have a food intolerance.

The majority of whom have no idea and suffer bloating and / or poor health as a result.

Reflexology Treatment

The application of pressure to areas on the feet,  hands and ears as a treatment.   Relax,  reduce stress,
improve your blood and improve your nerve supply by balancing your body.

Beneficial foods to eat directly after your session:

  • Fruits and fresh fruit juices,  preferably organic
  • Fresh vegetable juices,  green smoothies
  • Chamomile, peppermint and ginger teas
  • Fish and free-range poultry
  • Green leafy vegetables like kale,  spinach,  mustard greens,  etc.
  • Colorful vegetables and fruits like raspberries, blackberries,  orange and red peppers
  • Miso soup,  organic vegetable soups and bean soups
  • Nuts and seeds (soaked)
  • Sweet potato and winter squash
  • Seasonal organic vegetables
  • Whole grains like brown rice,  millet,  quinoa and amaranth
  • Raw foods
  • Purified and distilled water
  • Kefi and coconut water
  • Generally foods that are more alkaline

Foods to be AVOIDED directly after your session:

  • Alcohol
  • Coffee and tea with caffeine
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Chocolate
  • Dairy products
  • Fatty and fried foods
  • White flour products
  • Ice cream
  • Processed and junk foods
  • Refined sugar
  • Generaly foods that are acidic

Reiki Therapy

Healing technique where the therapist channels energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. 

Colonic Aftercare Advice

What you should avoid and  what will benefit you including tips and hints on how to improve your health after Colonic Hydrotherapy, Coffee Enemas or Probiotic Implants.

PURE Colonic  Aftercare Advice 

Ultimate Relaxation Package

This blissful combination of Reflexology and Reiki lasting 90 minutes is designed to relax, de-stress both body and mind.