Okay, is there anyone who hasn’t heard that when Elvis died he had 60 pounds of toxic waste in his colon? How about John Wayne? He had 40 pounds of impacted fecal matter in his colon when he died (according to USA Today). Also, have you ever seen a really thin person who had a “potbelly”? It’s impossible to have a flat stomach when you have a toxic colon.
It’s estimated that the average American could be carrying between 10-25 pounds of impacted fecal matter in his/her colon. That’s a person of normal weight! Imagine what it is for someone who is overweight. On second thought, let’s not. . .
Autointoxication is a fancy word that describes an unhealthy large intestine (colon). Your colon is about the last 5 feet of your digestive tract. Its main jobs are water and electrolyte reabsorption and the formation and storage of feces. Unfortunately, a large percentage of people have a less-than-healthy colon and that can be a factor in such conditions as:
- Constipation, Diarrhea, Abdominal Gas
- Headaches, Hypertension, Insomnia
- Backaches, Arthritis, Hemorrhoids
- Allergies, Asthma, Skin Problems
- Difficulty Losing Weight, Food Cravings
- Depression, Frequent Colds
Here’s an interesting statistic for you. The Royal Academy of Physicians of Great Britain claims that 90% of all disease and discomfort is related to an unclean colon – due to impacted feces.
The most obvious sign of an unhealthy colon is chronic constipation – matter is packed so tight that you can’t have a bowel movement
I told a friend the other day that a person with a healthy colon should have a bowel movement shortly after each meal. She told me that her day was full enough without having to spend that much time in the bathroom. Personally, given the alternative, I’d rather spend the time in the bathroom.
Would you like to know what a healthy bowel movement is like?
- Complete, fast, and easy
- Light brown
- Large in diameter
- No offensive odor
- Break apart with flushing
So, if you’re only having one elimination a week, you have to sit and strain, it’s pencil thin, and sinks and stinks, then you might want to consider changing your diet and getting on a good detox plan.
This might not be a topic for the dinner table but I think it’s useful to know what it’s like when your body is functioning properly.
In the US, $40 million is spent annually on laxatives. Digestive disorders are the third most common reason for hospitalization among 15-44 year-olds and the second most common among 45-65 year-olds. It gets worse, not so much because of age, but because we have had more time to load our bodies with more unhealthy junk.
And here’s the kicker. Enemas have been documented back to like 5,000 years ago. Do you think they knew something back then that might benefit us now? They instinctively knew that an unclean colon could become a source of illness.
Gee, look how far we’ve come.
Taking Better Care of My Colon
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