The colon

The colon, also called the large intestine, is part of the digestive system, which is a series of organs from the mouth to the anus. The adult colon is about 5 feet long and connects to the small bowel (small intestine). Its major function is to absorb water and salts from partially digested food that enters through the small intestine, and to remove the waste from our body through the anus.

Poor eating habits, lack of exercise contribute to the concentration of bacteria, cellular debris and other toxic waste in the colon. This leads to many digestive problems which in turn are believed to cause many health problems and ailments.

The health of most organs as well as our overall well-being depends upon how well our bowel (intestine) functions.

Why is having a healthy colon so important?

The large intestine can hold anywhere from 10 to 20 pounds of fecal matter at a given time. These toxins are redistributed into our bloodstream making our systems sluggish and toxic.

A toxic bowel is the source of many ailments and health problems. Among others, it causes constipation, bloating, stomach pain, fatigue, headaches, weight gain, skin and hair problems, just to name the less serious effects of an unhealthy bowel.

You may have heard that “death begins with the colon”. What exactly does this mean?

It is believed that over 90% of diseases and illnesses in America are related to an unhealthy colon.

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 death occurs every 9.3 minutes from colorectal (relating to the colon and rectum) cancer.

Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer.