Why is colon health so important?

Posted on February 26, 2018 by Rosie in Information

The relationship between the health of your colon and the health of your body is very real. Colonoscopy pictures show how the condition of the colon in people with serious health issues differ from the condition of the colon in healthy people. A healthy, clean colon has good blood supply, good shape and is moving easily. An unhealthy colon is discoloured, distorted and hardened. A healthy colon empties regularly and completely, has minimal gas or bloating and doesn’t leave you feeling weighed down after a meal. An unhealthy colon is constipated(less than once a day), gassy,  painful, prone to allergic reactions and causes incredible tiredness.

“In the 50 years I’ve spent helping people to overcome illness, disability and disease, it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people’s health problems”. – Bernard Jensen, Tissue Cleansing through Bowel Management.

When the body is unable to eliminate waste and toxins fast enough due to faulty functioning of the eliminative organs, autointoxication, or self-poisining occurs. If we think of the colon being like the body’s rubbish bin, we get an image of what might be happening. Say the rubbish doesn’t get collected one week, then the next, then the next, it wouldn’t take long for a major problem to develop that would threaten the health of the community. There can be a similar situation happening in the body. When the bowel becomes clogged with rubbish that hasn’t been eliminated, waste sits in the body much longer than it’s suppose to. This allows toxins to reabsorb back into the blood stream increasing the workload of the other organs of elimination  – liver, kidneys, lymphatic and skin. The accumulated waste also becomes a perfect breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria and parasites, leading to a range of other disorders. The longer the waste sits in the body the drier, harder and more compacted it gets, making it very difficult for the body to remove it.

“Few of us realise that failure to effectively eliminate waste products from the body causes so much fermentation and purification in the large intestine, or colon, that the neglected accumulation of such waste can, and frequently does, result in a lingering demise!” – Dr. Norman Walker, Colon health: The Key to a Vibrant Life.

As we get older and more toxic, the organs become overworked. Our energy reserves are depleted and cellular metabolism becomes sluggish. Repair and growth is delayed, progressing to a decline in organ function. The immune system begins to fail and chronic disease sets in. Aside from genetic factors and injuries, long term toxic overload is a major factor in the development of serious illness.

How do we get so backed up and toxic? Poor nutrition, dehydration, lack of exercise, excessive alcohol, painkillers, and cigarettes, environmental poisons, pollution, pesticides. The list seems to go on and on. There’s no doubt we live in a toxic world but we can reduce our exposure with some relatively simple steps.

  • Regular cleansing programs to help the body eliminate accumulated waste.
  • Get a water filter to reduce your exposure to heavy metals.
  • Invest in a quality juicer and blender to eat more fruit and vegetables.
  • Half an hour exercise every day.
  • Buy organic where possible. Look for a farmer’s market in your area for fresher, cheaper produce.
  • Take a good quality superfood supplement with lots of greens, and no synthetic vitamins or minerals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Rosie

Rosie Rosemaree Laurino has been practicing naturopathy since 1998, specialising in the prevention and treatment of digestive disorders. She believes that a healthy digestive system is essential for optimal wellbeing, boundless energy, strong immunity and a clear mind. She is passionate about providing the best information, therapy and products in natural medicine.

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