The Role of the Colon

A majority of chronic disease is due to the influence of bacterial poisons diffusing into the body systems from the intestine.  95% of all degenerative disease begins in the colon.  It is often possible to recognize the progression of poor health and find a connection between disease and lifestyle, toxic colon and body.  The good news is that through lifestyle changes and focusing on strong colon health, one can reduce the symptoms of disease.  Dramatic changes in health occur simply by following a cleansing lifestyle.

The colon, approximately five feet long, two and one-half inches in diameter is the large intestine of the body and acts as the disposal system for human body waste.  Everything we eat, drink, breathe and anything our body is trying to slough off (such as atrophied tissue or dead cell growth) is eliminated through the colon.  In a healthy person, within 8-10 hours of eating, food has passed from the mouth to the colon.

When waste material reaches the colon, the organ then performs peristaltic (accordion-type) action to move the waste along for elimination.  This entire process should happen within 24-36 hours of eating.  This means that a healthy body eliminates what is eaten for breakfast by noon the following day.

The average person eats processed foods, large portions of sugar, salt, very little fiber and too much red meat (which takes up to 6-8 days to digest).  In addition, we do not drink enough water, exercise enough or consistently and have a large amount of daily stress.  These factors results in a reduced elimination time from 24 – 36 hours to 6-30 days.  The colon becomes clogged with waste that starts accumulating and forming layers of encrustation on its walls.  The waste material begins decomposition and causes fermentation and putrefaction.

Constipation is derived from the Latin word “constipates” which means to press, crowd together or to cram.  Constipation means that the packed accumulation of feces makes the cleansing organ impossible to function.