The Importance of Having A Healthy Colon for Enhancing
Health   
by Every Nutrient
lubricates waste products, absorbs the remaining fluids and salts, and then it stores
the waste products until they’re ready to be excreted. The wall of the colon has
several layers of muscular tissue which contract and slowly move along the contents
of the digestive tract.  The lining of the colon is equipped with sensitive nerves and
glands that aid in the final stages of digestion and also the assimilation of food
(especially vitamins, enzymes and water).  

A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. It must handle the bulk of the food we
eat.  When the colon is working properly, its peristaltic motions (muscular, and wave
like) move food through the system and eliminate unassimilated substances (waste)
within a few hours of eating. When the colon is clean and normal we experience
health and well-being. When the colon is sluggish, body wastes accumulate and
constipation occurs.  As a result, the level of health declines.

When the colon becomes constipated, it contains packed feces which have
accumulated over time.  Over time, the feces have become hardened and lodged
within the pockets of the colon’s wall. Eventually, the hardened matter obstructs the
muscular contractions (peristaltic waves) and more feces build up which causes lack
of proper excretion. This build-up may take several months or years and can result in
5-15 pounds of added weight.  This heavy matter causes the colon to become
distended, abnormally shaped, and ineffective at completing its functions. The final
absorption and digestion of food is one of those functions.  Since a clogged colon
interferes with that function, the body becomes deprived of nutrients. Also, due to
the undigested food fermenting and becoming putrefied, abnormal gas and poisons
occur.  

The poisons become re-absorbed into the system, and can provide a comfortable
environment for disease. Some symptoms of a toxic colon are: backaches, foul
breath , indigestion, headaches, flatulence, aches and pains, skin problems,
constipation, hemorrhoids, arthritis, diarrhea, hypertension, distended abdomen, foul
body odor, menstrual problems, chronic fatigue, asthma, irritability, depression,
prostate trouble, frequent colds, hypoglycemia, insomnia, food cravings, and difficult
weight loss.

Most people aren’t aware of the amount of hardened fecal matter that may be stuck
within their colons. Several experts believe that the average person holds between 5-
20 pounds of accumulated waste within their colon.  Colon health degrades with age.  
Since the colon is responsible for eliminating all waste from the body, it’s crucial to
maintain a healthy colon in order to enhance health and vitality.  If the colon is clean,
elimination occurs on a regular basis.

Colon cleansing involves natural detoxification of the colon.  Effective and safe colon
cleanses are designed to detoxify, clean out, and refresh your body without
uncomfortable cramping or loose stools.  There are several colon cleansing products
on the market, but not all of them are natural and safe.  Bentonite clay is great for
colon cleansing.  Almighty Cleanse contains Bentonite clay and other natural
ingredients.  

Caution: Colon cleansing products are not recommended for children and pregnant or
nursing women.   Like any other diet or exercise program, it is best to consult with
your physician before starting this regimen.
The colon is a hollow tube-like
organ, also known as the large
intestine and large bowel. It’s
part of the digestive tract, where
food is processed to create
energy and rid the body of
waste.  It measures
approximately 1.5 meters in
length and is located after the
small intestine.   The large
intestine is mainly responsible for
storing waste, absorbing water
and salts (which travel from the
small intestine), absorbing some
vitamins, and eliminating body
wastes from the system. It
©2006 Every Nutrient
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remedies and before making any drastic changes to your diet or exercise
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