Northern America has an epidemic of digestive disorders. The primary cause of intestinal ailments is directly linked to poor eating habits, excess stress, and a lack of physical activity. More than 50 (fifty) million individuals living in the United States, suffer from an unhealthy and damaged colon.
Some of these digestive issues include (but are not limited to): constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, Crohns disease and acid reflux. Poor eating habits are the number one reason that your colon may become damaged. Refined and processed foods are loaded with toxins, and lacking in important minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and other nutrients that will keep a colon healthy. White flour, sugar, and dairy-based products are the main culprits of an unhealthy colon; as they form mucus, which will attach to the walls of the colon and act as a barrier, to prevent much needed nutrients from being properly absorbed.
It is for this reason that a colon cleanse is necessary. Even though you may decide to eat heathier, important nutrients are still being blocked and not absorbed into your body, because of this thick layer of excess mucus on the colon walls.
It should take less than 24 hours for food to pass through the body, but when the body is loaded with refined sugars, processed foods and a lack of physical movement, the transit time has almost tripled. It is said by experts in the field, that the average individual has about 5 to 20 pounds of waste in this colon. A colon that is toxic is holding up to 40 pounds of waste. It has been documented by the National Institute of Health, that almost five (5) million Americans are constipated most of the time. It has also been studied that close to 80% of all diseases are directly related to an unhealthy/toxic colon that is packed with fecal matter unable to pass through the body.
Excess eating is also a cause of an unhealthy colon. Individuals, who consume small amounts of healthy foods on a daily basis, rarely gain weight, because their body properly absorbs nutrients and eliminates waste on a regular basis.
Excess stress and feelings of anger can also aid in damaging the colon, because these types of feelings make the entire body tighten and contract, and this will delay (and even stop) the natural flow of elimination. In turn, constipation can become chronic and painful.
Being sleep deprived is also a contributing factor to an unhealthy colon. Lack of sleep lowers the functions of the adrenal glands, and this is extremely important in producing the energy needed to complete a healthy bowel movement.
Your colon, over time, can become toxic, unhealthy, and lose its effectiveness to properly eliminate waste from your body. This is due to a variety of factors, such as a poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle and excessive amounts of mental stress.
When the colon stops working properly, the body is unable to eliminate waste. This waste will build up in the pockets and along the lining of the colon, and in effect will cause damage (sometimes irreversible) to the colon. Waste should be eliminated within 12 to 24 hours, but an unhealthy colon will have waste residue for days. Some waste will remain on the colon walls for several months (and even years!). This hardened matter can be two to three inches thick, and have the consistency of rubber in a tire.
The colon needs to be cleaned, so fecal waste can be removed to stop poisoning your body (from the inside out). A healthy colon is the foundation for an overall healthy body. It has been said that the colon is the sewage system to the body and this is a good thing.
Below are several ways to clean your colon, and avoid any further potential damage from occurring:
- Colonics and enemas have been used from ancient times to clean the colon and aid in total body healing.
- Garlic has antifungal and antimicrobial properties, and is said to relieve bloating, water retention and gas.
- Tea made with flax seed is an excellent choice for healing the colon, especially if you suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), spastic colon, colitis, or a leaky gut.
- Consume food high in fiber content, such as fresh fruits and green vegetables.
In addition, drink plenty of pure water, engage in physical daily exercise and relax.