"Many natural healers believe all disease starts in the colon!" Hippocrates was Right! All disease begins in the gut:
The colon houses trillions of bacteria that protect our gut and produce vitamins. The bacteria in the colon produce substantial amounts of vitamins by fermentation. Vitamin K and B vitamins, including biotin, are produced by the colonic bacteria. These vitamins are then absorbed into the blood.
The function of the large intestine (colon) is to get rid of food left over after the nutrients are removed from it, bacteria and other waste. This process is called peristalsis and can take around 36 hours, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The colon consists of four parts: descending colon, ascending colon, transverse colon, and sigmoid colon.
First, liquid and salt is removed from the waste as it passes through the colon. Then, the waste makes its way to the sigmoid, where it is stored. Once or twice per day, when the body is ready for a bowel movement, the waste is dumped into the rectum.
The colon is the body's sewer system. If not properly treated and cleansed, it can accumulate toxic poisons, which are then absorbed into the blood stream. These toxins travel through the blood stream and are then deposited into the body's tissues, causing cell destruction, which can lead to many diseases.
The colon depends on fiber in order to function correctly. Lack of fiber in the modern diet is one of the main cause of intestinal diseases; years of poor diet lead to bowel problems. It is believed that most people have between 3 to 15 pounds of waste in their colon. Colon cancer is one of the leading cancers that is killing Americans; it accounts for about 56,000 deaths per year.
Constipation occurs when bowel movements become less frequent and stools become difficult to pass.
Common lifestyle causes of constipation include:
Eating foods low in fiber. Not drinking enough water (dehydration). Not getting enough exercise. Changes in your regular routine, such as traveling or eating or going to bed at different times. Another cause is taking of certain prescription drugs. Have you noticed that when you are constipated, you seem to have brain fog.
Additionally, because of our fast-paced lifestyles, we postpone the urge for excretion (having a bowel movement) for a more "convenient time." We should have a bowel movement at least three times a day. Most of us have one or less bowel movement a day. Modern medicine tells us having a bowel movement once a day is not necessary for good health, this could not be farther from the truth.
In 1981, a study published in The Lancet stated that women who have less than three bowel movements per week, increase their risk by four times to develop breast cancer. Think about it, if a baby had a bowel movement every other day you would think something was wrong. Proper elimination is necessary to avoid a buildup of toxins in the body, a condition that can lead to chronic inflammatory/autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and cancer. Improper elimination may cause a state of toxemia in which toxins are leaked back into the blood stream. (See Blood and Lymph) this is called “autointoxication” which in turn brings a great number of symptoms and ailments such as pre-eclampsia (also known as toxemia) in pregnant women. A toxic colon is like having the sewer system in your basement backup, if left untreated it will soon affect the whole house. As well, a clogged colon will eventually affect the whole body and lead to conditions where disease will develop throughout the body.
Benefit to colon cleansing
Colon cleansing can help improve your body’s overall health and wellness, and may even reduce your risks for colon cancer.
1. MAKES THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM MORE EFFECTIVE
As the colon is cleansed, it pushes waste through your system, clearing the way for good nutrient absorption. A clean colon from a colon detox allows waste to pass easily.
2. MAINTAINS REGULARITY AND PREVENTS CONSTIPATION
Constipation — especially when it's chronic — causes a sluggish digestive response, which in turn leaves waste in the system longer. This increases the likelihood of certain conditions and irritations, such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
3. INCREASES ENERGY
Releasing the toxins from your body is rejuvenating because it refocuses the energy usually used for forcing waste through your intestines to other parts of your body. People who have undergone colon detoxification say they have better blood circulation, more restful sleep, and a boost in energy.
4. INCREASES THE BODY'S ABSORPTION OF VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS
A colon that's been cleansed allows only water, vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream, creating an unobstructed path for essential nutrients to filter into your body.
5. IMPROVES CONCENTRATION
Poor diet and ineffective vitamin absorption can cause you to become distracted and lose your concentration. The buildup of mucous and toxins in your colon can keep your body from getting what it needs to function, even if you eat a consistently healthy diet. Cleansing the colon with a detox diet can be the difference between feeling alert and not being able to focus. This has far-reaching ramifications for work, your relationships, and your overall health.
6. KICK-STARTS WEIGHT LOSS
Foods lacking in fiber move through the digestive tract at one-quarter the pace of high-fiber choices. This slow-moving food produces excess mucous that literally sticks to the intestinal walls, weighing the intestinal tract down with pounds of decaying fecal matter. Colon cleansing has the potential to aid weight loss; some people claim to have lost up to 20 pounds over the course of a month. The average human colon weighs about four pounds empty and can hold up to eight meals' worth of food before digestion finally occurs. A colon cleansing can result in significant weight loss and kick-start your metabolism, as well as refocus your attention on better food choices and whole-body wellness.
7. DECREASES RISK OF COLON CANCER
All the toxins that you eat, drink, breathe, and absorb through your skin end up processed by your gastrointestinal system, kidneys, and liver. If they're not forced from your organs as quickly as possible, they can wreak havoc on your body's systems. By releasing stagnant body waste, you reduce the causes and the risk of polyps, cysts and cancerous growths in your colon and gastrointestinal tract.
8. INCREASES FERTILITY
Colon cleansing, as well as increased fiber intake and healthy food choices, improves regularity and helps keep your weight under control. Fat is estrogen-based, and if too much is present, becoming pregnant becomes more difficult. A colon that is weighed down by years of buildup can also press on the uterus and surrounding reproductive organs in women, causing strain. Colon cleansing rids the body of many chemicals and toxins that affect the egg and sperm. Many naturopaths recommend that both partners undergo colon cleansing before attempting pregnancy.
9. MAINTAINS PH BALANCE IN THE BLOODSTREAM
Foods that cause colon blockages are acid-forming — particularly high-protein diets without enough fiber. This leads to general malaise in the body. The colon's tissue eventually becomes inflamed, reducing its ability to do its job, which is to allow only water, minerals and vitamins to pass into the bloodstream. If yeasts, molds, fungus, bacteria, parasites or fecal material enter the bloodstream and connected tissue, the body's pH will be thrown out of balance.
10. IMPROVES WHOLE-BODY WELL-BEING
Ridding the colon of waste and toxins by releasing layers of colon buildup can lead to feelings of lightness, increased energy, and overall good health.
One of the great principles of health and healing existing within the system of natural cures is proper elimination. Our body is designed with several major elimination channels: the colon, the kidneys, the lungs, the skin and the lymphatic system. Because we have multiple avenues of detoxification, we need a multi-pronged approach to achieve a successful detox. An effective detoxification program requires focusing on three key actions: removing toxins, eliminating parasites, and cleansing the colon.
The Colon Cleanse Formula:
This formula was developed to assist the body in returning to proper bowel function, while cleaning and toning the colon. Herbs in this formula induce the colon to absorb water, to help flush it of toxins and waste material residing in the colon for a long period of time.
Use this formula to restore normal bowel function. (Normal bowel movement should be at least two to three times a day or after each meal. This formula should be a part of any cleaning and detoxifying program. This formula addresses a broad range of bowel disorders. It is very helpful in the treatment of hemorrhoids due to poor bowel function. In addition, herbs in this formula will help increase secretions of the stomach, liver and pancreas for better digestion and elimination. Any internal cleansing program should begin with cleaning the colon, unless the person is in a very weakened state. In that case a building formula like Divine foods should initially be used to build strength first. All colon-cleansing formulas will require energy from the body during the cleaning process.
Suggested uses: Take 1-3 capsules before bedtime to relieve constipation over night. Take one to two capsules once or twice a week to restore normal bowel function and to detoxify. Best results are achieved after three months.
As a part on an internal cleansing program, the liver, kidneys, blood & lymph, and digestion formulas should be used after the colon has been cleansed to ensure the body has been cleansed properly.
Contraindications: ( when not to use) Do not take this formula in cases of diarrhea. Do not use more than 5 times in one week. GO TO :