Embarrassed By Colon Talk?
The Importance of Maintaining a Clean Colon.
April 11, 2006
American people have the highest rate of colon-rectal cancer of all the nations in the world. It now accounts for more deaths of Americans than ever before in history. Most people think it's a dirty or embarrassing subject, but cancer and death are worse. By maintaining the health of your colon can help to significantly improve your health overall and limit the occurrence of chronic constipation and diarrhea.
What Is The Colon?
In the digestive system, the colon, also called the large intestine or large bowel, is the part of the intestine from the cecum to the rectum. It plays an important role in the body, because it rids our system of toxins, fecal matter and waste. and it absorbs water and nutrients. There ia a very delicate balance of bacteria in the colon, which assist it in its processes. If this balance becomes disturbed or out o balancef, normal colon functioning can become inhibited.
Health Issues Caused By Slow Digestive Transit Time
Food we ingest should have a transit time through our body of less than twenty-four hours. Underactive bowels create a disease-friendly environment in the colon. The slower transit time allows toxins to penetrate the bowel wall and pass to the blood system, eventually spreading throughout the body. This can cause a weakened immune system, leading to quicker development of major diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many others. Even with one bowel movement per day, you will still have at least three meals worth of waste matter putrefying in your colon at all times. Even worse, your digestive system can also become continuously self-polluting cauldron of poisonous gases that are caused by foods you can't tolerate. Think about the potential ill effects that wait someone with an under active colon! These poisonous gases can enter your bloodstream, irritating your organs and joints. Certainly this is a prospect not any of us want to have to deal with.
Why Is Your Colon Under Functioning?
Many factors lead to an under functioning colon, such as diet, stress, drugs and chemicals. When the colon is irritated, it produces mucus to protect itself, which can bind with food residues and become hardened, sticking to colon walls. Symptoms associated with a clogged colon include diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, headache, spots, poor skin, muscle and joint aches, and depression or emotional instability. Food trapped in the colon breeds bacteria and other parasites.
Improving Your Health
A regular colon cleansing is practiced by millions of people for different reasons. Many people choose to proactively clean their colons because of lifestyle factors (past and present), such as eating red meat, drinking alcohol, coffee or soda, eating too many dairy products or junk food, smoking, or not exercising. Others choose to clean their colons because they are overweight. While others cleanse their colon as an effective means to preventative care. Reported benefits of cleaning the colon include weight loss, better mental health, improved digestion and nutrient absorption, better memory, regular bowel movements, reduced gas and food sensitivities, a reduction of toxins, increased energy.
Additional Benefits of Colon Cleansing:
- Increased energy levels
- Clearer skin
- Improved concentration
- Better absorption of vitamins and minerals from foods
- Overall healthful feeling
Methods To Cleansing Your Colon
There are several methods that you can use to cleanse the colon, such as colon hydrotherapy, laxatives, colonic fasting diets, and nutritional supplements. One very popular herbal colon cleansing system is Herbal Fiberblend ™. The product is unique in that it is a totally herbal formula of dietary fiber to introduce the recomended dietary fiber to your diet that will soften and remove toxins and hardened fecal matter from the system. Clinical studies have shown that Herbal Fiberblend ™ may decrease the risks of developing certain health problems by boosting the body's immune system.
Why is this important?
The body's immune system is the first line of defense against almost all infections and diseases. If your body has a strong immune system you will be less prone to infection. Pretty astonishing news for those with an under functioning colon. The purpose of the cleanse is to remove the toxins from the fat, muscle, blood, and internal organs, that have accumulated naturally over a period of years. This is how you prevent disease. When you do a cleanse, you loosen up and flush out this accumulated waste and poison, and it has to flow out of the elimination channels, especially the colon and kidneys. Clean organs means good health and the bowel is the best place to begin.