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A Toxic Colon:
Do you suffer from a toxic colon? According to some estimates, over 50 million people in America suffer from some kind of bowel problem, which are often related to an unhealthy colon.
These problems include - colitis, constipation, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease...just to name a few. In addition to this, each year over 100,000 people undergo a colostomy surgery.
Here are some staggering facts and statistics about the state of the human colon:
The colon, or large intestine, is an important part of the digestive system. It is often referred to as the sewer system of the body.
The human colon must handle the bulk of the food we eat. Its lining includes sensitive nerves and glands that aid in the assimilation of food - especially vitamins, enzymes and water.
When the colon is working properly, its peristaltic (muscular, wave like) motions move food through the system and eliminate unassimilated substances in the form of waste within 16-24 hours of eating.
A healthy individual, with a clean and healthy colon, will have two bowel movements per day. They should be large, well formed, buoyant and not accompanied by a foul odor.
Needless to say, a healthy colon is essential to a healthy body.
Over time, your colon may become unhealthy and lose its ability to properly eliminate all the waste materials from your digestive tract. This is due to a combination of the following: Poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, drug intake, lifestyle and a variety of other factors.
When the human colon becomes less active, the body does not eliminate its waste materials as effectively. Therefore, when the elimination process is not functioning properly, deposits of waste matter build up along the wall of your colon or in the pockets of the colon.
Normally, your body pushes waste out of your colon in 16 to 24 hours. When you're not able to eliminate properly, these wastes remain in your body for days.
Even worse, if some of this waste material deposits along the colon wall, it may not leave for months or even years. Amazingly, these deposits of hardened fecal matter can get to be 2 or 3 inches thick and as hard as tire rubber.
The average healthy person who is not constipated will carry about 5-20 pounds of fecal matter in their intestines and colon at any one time. However, people who are constipated or irregular can be carrying up to 40 pounds or more of this toxic fecal matter, which is continually poisoning their body and organs.
As I mentioned earlier, 80% of all disease and discomfort can be related to a toxic colon. Yet, most people are unaware they have an unhealthy colon. People are not making the connection between an unhealthy colon and an unhealthy body. However, an unhealthy colon can adversely affect your total health, including all the systems of your body.
If we abuse and neglect our colon and hinder the elimination process, the toxins that should be removed will continue to build up and be reabsorbed into the bloodstream. This creates a serious health issue known as autointoxication or self-poisoning.
Autointoxication is the process in which the body literally poisons itself by maintaining a cesspool of decaying matter in its colon. This inner cesspool can contain as high a concentration of harmful bacteria as a cesspool under a house.
The toxins released by the decay process get into the bloodstream and travel to all parts of the body. Every cell in the body gets affected, and many forms of sickness can result. Because it weakens the entire system, autointoxication can be considered a cause for nearly any disease.
In addition to the alarming information I've listed above, here's more proof of the harmful effects a toxic colon has on your body.
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Many experts believe that all diseases begin in the colon! Not only does the decaying food produce toxic substances and provide a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, but it also blocks the intestine from absorbing good nutrients. This all leads to an unhealthy body.
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