What is the colon?
The key to good health
The colon, or large intestine, is an important part of the digestive system.
It has been referred to as the sewer system of the body. Measuring some five feet in length and 2.5 inches in diameter, it is situated at the end of the alimentary canal.
It is the place where we store the waste material that most of us would rather not think about and most of us don't, until our health starts deteriorating. If we neglect and abuse our colon, it becomes a cesspool, and if we don't get rid of the toxins, they just keep building up and are reabsorbed into the blood creating autointoxication, or self-poisoning. The colon determines whether or not the body is polluted.
Modern lifestyles put tremendous toxic strain on our bodies and the organ abused the most is the colon.
Our colons were intended by nature to function as smoothly flowing sewer systems in order to properly flush digestive wastes for the body. In order for the colon to function properly, it needs to have the correct balance of friendly bacteria. Sadly, over 90% of people have more unfriendly bacteria in their gut due to lifestyle choices and toxic overload.
This imbalance can lead to constipation, diarrhoea, IBS, bloating, diverticulosis, colitis and candida to name but a few.
A lot of these diseases are asymptomatic for a while but will manifest in other parts of the body such as migraines or regular headaches, skin disorders, acne, allergies and weight gain amongst others.
- The healthy transit time of food through our body is less than 24 hours.
- On average, in the UK, this is now 60 hours for men, and 70 for women.
- The UK has the largest incidence of bowel cancer in the world with 20,000 new cases each year.
- One in three people consulting their GP have a bowel problem.
How to help your colon
After a colonic, these built-up toxins are washed away, providing a much cleaner environment for the healthy repopulation of good bacteria.