Thursday, May 5, 2011
You Are What You Eat
"Colon health in America is deteriorating. As low fiber, high fat, 'junk' fast foods proliferate, so will irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, cancer, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, appendicitis, polyps, and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Chrohn's disease)."
Robert M. Charm, MD
Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
A healthy colon cleanse and detoxification program will alleviate a wide variety of health issues caused by parasites, autointoxication, and poor digestion.
Good nutrition - including a high fiber diet, avoiding constipation, consistently drinking adequate amounts of pure water, and doing moderate exercise are all part of holistic colon health.
Other problems with the intestines may include constipation, colorectal cancer, candida yeast infection, spastic colon, intestinal ulcers, inflammation of the colon, or intestinal worms and parasites.
The human colon, also called the large bowel or large intestine, is about 5 feet long and divided into four sections:
* Ascending colon - travels up the right side of the abdomen
* Transverse colon - extends across the abdomen R to L
* Descending colon - travels down the left side of the abdomen
* Sigmoid colon - S-shaped section that extends to the rectum
Fatigue, bloating and an overall sluggish feeling may be caused by infrequent bowel movements.
If you're not having at least a couple of easy soft-formed bowel movements a day, you're likely constipated.
If your gut rumbles, if you have gas or stomach pains, or if you feel bloated with a protruding belly, you will benefit greatly from doing a colon cleanse.
A blocked, impacted colon is a breeding ground for parasites. It's so much easier to maintain a healthy colon than it is to deal with colon problems after they occur.
When fecal waste matter sits in your colon for any length of time, it becomes putrified and forms toxins. These toxins are absorbed into the circulation through the walls of the colon, and gradually create toxic conditions in other parts of the body. This process is called autointoxication.
Having a healthy colon is essential for total body well being.