Taking care of your colon should be one of your major priorities in life, especially since its proper functioning also means an overall healthier body. This is because the colon has an impact on so many other factors, which we’ll talk more about further below.
Donna Gates, the founder of Body Ecology says that maintaining a healthy digestive system (of which the colon is part of) is equal to maintaining optimal well-being.
The liver, which is the most crucial detox organ in your body, as well as each of your tissues and cells, rely on your colon working in optimal condition.
Furthermore, if your colon is functioning properly, then you can be sure you are eliminating all of the toxins from your body, instead of just some.
The colon is in charge of receiving all waste products from the throat, lungs, liver, lymph system, sinuses, and blood.
It may also receive some vitamins or electrolytes, or water from any digested foods. These nutrients are then brought back so your body can make full use of them.
And here’s where a problem can arise. If, for any reason, your colon is not working as it should, it would fail at doing these crucial tasks.
What follows is the unneeded buildup of toxins and waste products that won’t budge, and this, naturally, can have several consequences to your health.
If one were to ask the medical experts, the digestion process of any food you consume can last from 24-44 hours. This is the period in which the food will pass through your bowels and colon, eventually leaving your body in the form of waste.
But if you consume foods which lack the proper nutrients (enzymes and fibers), such as processed foods, then your body would need as much as 70 hours to digest them fully.
And it should be no surprise that this will leave your colon with 20 pounds of toxins and waste.
The result of this is by no means good news: constipation and irregular bowel movements, which can also be sometimes painful.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COLON TOXICITY?
There are quite a few, and trust us, you want to avoid them. Which is why keeping your colon healthy is a must.