Case Study: The healing power of cleansing

Tim ZimmerCase Studies


Spring has arrived and I know my system is craving movement, stimulation, sweating and clean eating, all key components that support cleansing! Cleansing provides us the opportunity for correcting imbalances in order to alleviate any ailment or suffering by transforming our physiology.

The Tummy Temple’s community cleanses are a great way to strengthen your system and eliminate toxins to initiate healing with the support from our expert Naturopathic physicians and healers.

Signs your body would benefit from a cleanse:

  • constipation or loose stools
  • cravings for sweet foods
  • lack of energy
  • trouble sleeping and exhausted in the morning
  • difficulty focusing & feeling scattered
  • foggy thinking

Case: Monica, a 35-year-old woman, presented with constipation, bloating, fatigue and pimples on her face which she hadn’t had since her teenage years. Her history revealed… and grab and go, high-stress lifestyle due to her recent promotion to corporate management at the new year. Her diet lacked fruits and vegetables and she craved and devoured gummy worms and hard candies in the afternoon to keep her going. Monica had a bowel movement every 3rd day which was small and hard to pass. She had put on 10 pounds since January and was ready to commit to a healthier way of living.

Naturopathic doctors investigate digestive health and colon elimination when treating any skin condition since fecal matter sitting in the body contains toxins that will be reabsorbed through the intestinal wall back into the bloodstream. Since our skin is our largest organ of elimination it will push these toxins which present as pimples or other skin conditions.

Moncia’s treatment plan began with 3 colon hydrotherapy cleansing sessions the first week which quickly cleared up her pimples and boosted her energy. She was able to cut out the sugar in her diet with less intense cravings that she replaced with fresh fruit.

To promote daily bowel movements I prescribed Diju, a herbal stool softener to support improved digestion. Diju taken with meals and at bedtime on an empty stomach promoted a morning bowel movement which reduced her bloating significantly.

Monica is ready to jump on the REVIVE cleansing program this month to continue to remove toxins, lose weight and focus her mind.

Dr. Jamie Doughty, ND

Medical Director of Tummy Temple