What if there was one organ in your body that had the power to control the way you look, feel and think? And what if this organ serves as a common denominator for most of today’s health problems?
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, anywhere from 60 to 70 million people in the U.S. are affected annually by some kind of digestive diseases, which are all too often related to an unhealthy colon.
The colon, also known as the large intestine, is a very important part of your digestive system. The colon lining has sensitive nerves and glands that help in the absorption of food, especially some vitamins, minerals, water, and enzymes. During the course of the day, your colon will also eliminate unhealthy, unwanted substances in the waste area of your body in the form of bowel movement.
When your colon is sluggish, due to poor diet, high levels of emotional stress, and unhealthy lifestyle, your body is not able to eliminate waste materials effectively. These waste materials deposit along your colon wall and stay in there for days (and even weeks, months, and years). This contributes to various digestive issues mentioned above.
A toxic colon may lead to skin issues such as blemishes, wrinkles, paleness and liver spots, to pain and stiffness in your joints that could lead to arthritis, to muscle weakness, to irritated lungs, to a weakened heart, and to premature aging. It may even disturb your brain and overall mental function.
The colon is literally the gateway to your health. There is no part of the body, no disease, no organ system – that the colon does not directly or indirectly affect!
Here are a few practical tips to help you keep your colon happy: