Flying on Empty

The effects of flying are well know not just for the staff but for passengers also. Pressurised cabins can lead to dehydration. The human body is composed of approximately 70 percent water and is involved in nearly every bodily process. Water helps maintain normal body temperature and is essential for carrying waste material out of the body. Often, when flying, one may find little time to really sit on the toilet to answer the call of nature, or even drink the recommended amount of water. To keep the body functioning properly, it is essential to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of quality water each day – thousands of feet up, it needs to be double that.


Dehydration can lead to the colon slowing down its normal transition time which means the poisons that should be eliminated have longer to be reabsorbed back into the system, leading to lethargy, headaches, bloating, bad breath, constipation and even diarrhoea. Diarrhoea tends to occur because the body is desperately trying to relieve itself of the toxins. We should all have a bowel movement 3 times a day, that is if we are eating 3 square meals a day, if the bowel is irregular or misses a day then it is sluggish.


A high percentage of our immune system is within the bowel area. Have you ever noticed that you tend to get a cold after being on a plane? This is due to the air being circulated and the body dehydrated and unable to put up its defences and cleanse itself.


Colonic Hydrotherapy helps to rehydrate, cleanse and tone the bowel. Book a Colonic before you next fly. Ring us on 01625 54 9000.