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Colon Cleansing and You
As gross as it sounds, there's nothing quite so satisfying as a large, healthy bowel movement. It sounds vulgar, but it's true. If you don't have them regularly, or if your stools are small, hard, odd colored, or difficult to pass, there's something wrong with your colon and probably your health. Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, a large belly and bad breath are all signs that your colon may be in distress. Other, less obvious clues that something is wrong include tiredness, inability to concentrate, headaches, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and bloodshot eyes.
The colon, also known as the large intestine, is often compared to a sewer because that's where most of our bodily waste goes, just like your community's sewer system. But that's not really an accurate analogy. It's a little more complicated than that since our colons also extract vitamins from the waste stream that may have escaped primary digestion. It's doubtful that very many people venture to the sewer to get their daily vitamins.
The colon is also responsible for removing excess moisture from the waste. If the waste sits in there for too long without being expelled, it may remove too much moisture and cause hard, difficult to pass stools, which is a sign of constipation.
What's the big deal? That sounds pretty harmless, doesn't it? So what if your colon is sluggish or you're constipated occasionally. The problem is, it can lead to much more serious health problems.
Consider the oft repeated statement, "Death begins in the colon." That sounds pretty gloomy, but is it true? If you get hit by a truck or fall off a cliff, then obviously it isn't. But from a health standpoint, it has some merit. Think about it. No matter how much you chew your food or even what you eat, some of it will make its way, undigested, to your colon. Some foods are worse than others, but if your colon isn't working properly, and the "transit time" is too long, that food will ferment and putrefy, providing the opportunity for toxic substances to leech back into your bloodstream. Add to that the chemical pollutants found in our food and water; hormones, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chlorine, arsenic, mercury, and many others too numerous to mention, it's no wonder that our population has so many health problems and colon-related illnesses like cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's, colitis, diverticulitis, etc. It becomes clear then, that a well-functioning colon is essential for a healthy body.
A healthy colon starts with a healthy lifestyle. That includes exercise; a mostly plant-based, whole-foods diet; lots of water, plenty of sleep and stress relief. But if you've been neglecting these areas, it may take a while to get your colon working properly. You may also want to consider colon cleansing as a first step in getting it back on the road to recovery. The road to large, healthy bowel movements.