Did you know that clear healthy skin is a sign of a healthy colon? And a healthy colon is the key to a healthy body!
Constipation, digestive distress, and mucous in your stools are just a few signs that your colon might not be completely healthy, and a healthy colon is absolutely necessary for a healthy body.
After all, good health begins in your gut.
But more than 70 million Americans struggle with digestive problems, and many people are not even aware that their colons could be the culprit.1
Read on to learn more about your colon and how you can tell if it is healthy.
Your colon (also known as your large intestine) is about 5 feet long and functions like a powerful storage and waste disposal site in your body.
Involuntary muscle contractions push digested material through your colon. It also stores waste until it's time to excrete it and absorbs any leftover nutrients (like water, electrolytes, and vitamins) from digested foods and sends them back into your body's system to be used.
A healthy diet full of fiber and probiotics (good bacteria and yeast), plenty of rest and water, and regular exercise keeps your colon healthy.
But the Standard American Diet that lacks fermented foods, lack of exercise and inadequate amounts of water and fiber mean that most people do not have healthy colons and proper elimination. This causes a buildup of waste material on your intestinal walls that creates an environment where toxic pathogens can thrive, leading to illness and disease.
If you want to confirm that your colon is indeed truly healthy, read through our checklist below.
Some indicators of a healthy colon:
Besides checking for the physical signs of a healthy colon every time you eliminate, you can monitor your elimination time (how long it takes food to be digested and excreted) to evaluate your colon health.
The easiest way to test your elimination time is to prepare beets. Their red pigment is so strong that it colors your stools, and you will know how long your body took to process them.
Learn more about detoxifying your colon and the Principle of Cleansing in The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates. Start your journey to wellness now!
Colon cleansing is an ongoing process that can be helped along by diet, exercise and water consumption.
But colon cleansing using natural herbs and water therapies are also an important part of the Body Ecology system of health and healing.
Learn more about how your colon affects your health in The Body Ecology Diet, where Donna Gates discusses colon therapy and your inner ecosystem. The book clearly and simply teaches you how to bring your health back into balance by establishing healthy digestion.
As you heal your gut, you'll heal your entire body!
Colon Health, Tuberose.com. http://www.tuberose.com/Colon_Health.html
A Healthy Colon, Essortment.com. http://papa.essortment.com/healthycolon_rmnq.htm
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