The proper function of the colon is of high importance for your overall health, as it is a vital part of the digestive system, so you should take care of its health.
According to Dona Gates, the founder of Body Ecology, maintaining a healthy colon and digestive system strengthens the overall health and ensures the well-being.
Namely, the main organ responsible for the elimination of toxins, the liver, as well as all tissues and cells in the body, depend on a healthy colon.
It receives all the waste from the liver, blood, lymph system, throat, lungs, and sinuses, as well as the undigested fecal matter, and eliminates them from the body.
Moreover, all the leftover nutrients from the consumed foods, like vitamins, water, and electrolytes, go to the colon and can be brought back so the body can use them.
All these important processes will not take place if the function of the colon is impeded, and as the toxins and waste build up, they lead to numerous health issues.
Medical experts claim that the food digestion lasts from 24 to 44 hours, so the food needs this time to pass the bowels and colon, and leave your body in the form of waste.
Therefore, the body needs 70 hours to process processed foods which lack nutrients and thus accumulates over 20 pounds of waste in the colon. In these cases, a person suffers from constipation and irregular and painful bowel movements.
In the case of colon toxicity, one often experiences the following symptoms: