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What You Should Know About Your Colon; Poor Colon Health, Intestinal Parasites, Colon Cleansing

Updated on April 5, 2009

Purpose Of The Colon

The colon, also known as the large intestine is the part of the digestive system that is responsible for storing waste, extracting water from the liquid substance that becomes feces, and absorbing some vitamins.

Before reaching the colon, 90% of the water and most nutrients and vitamins have already been extracted from the foods we eat. What is left is a liquid substance known as Chyme. Chyme consists of partially digest food, as well as acids, enzymes, some electrolytes, and indigestible carbohydrates known as dietary fiber.

When the Chyme mixes with the mucus and bacteria in the colon it becomes feces. There is a very important balance to this process. Maintaining PH levels and the chemical balance is important to the function of the colon. When this balance is thrown off, it can make your colon irritable and your overall health can suffer

Symptoms Of Poor Colon Health

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Acne
  • Irritable bowl syndrome
  • Anemia
  • Headaches

What You Can Do Right Now To Improve And Maintain Good Colon Health

To improve your colon health and help maintain a balance incorporate the following into your routine

  • Drink 8 to 10 glasses of bottled water or water that has been purified each day.

  • Consume healthy amounts of fiber. Eat whole grain foods and consider a fiber supplement such as psyllium husks.

  • Reduce sugar intake. Its harder for your colon to process and parasites thrive on sugary foods

  • Exercise daily

  • Consider supplements to promote and maintain good colon health

  • Eat yogurt with acidophilus to promote a healthy balance of bacteria in your colon

Our Colon Health Is Important

It's hard to worry about something you can not see. You may be feeling it though. Many people suffer from poor colon health and may not even know they have colon problems and that it is the cause for their ill symptoms.

Diarrhea, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome are all symptoms of poor colon health, and there are so many more. When our colon is not functioning properly, the result is other parts of our body don't function correctly.

Everything we take into our bodies finds it way to our colon. You can't get to the exit without passing through the colon. Now imagine the things you consume.

If you have a perfect diet and do not drink or smoke, your probably going to be ok. Your colon is most likely in good health. Problem is most of us do not consider our colon health. We have poor eating habits, some of us smoke cigarettes, some of us drink alcohol. All of these make a stop in your colon.

Your colon was not created to handle all this junk. These are toxins to your colon and it passes some of it, but unfortunately there are parts of it doesn't pass. These toxins and the resulting build up in the colon for the long term and over time, that build up can upset the chemical balance.

The result is poor colon health and you may be experiencing some of the symptoms right now. There are many factors to the illnesses caused by poor colon health. For example when the colon's function of extracting water is unbalanced it contributes to the resulting symptoms of diarrhea and constipation among others

If you suffer from poor colon health your many want to consider a colon detoxification program or colon cleaning regimen. A colon detox or cleanse will clean up and clear out the toxic mess that has been created and making your colon irritable over many years.

Natural Products That Help

For centuries people have been using herbs to help aid the digestive system, for colon cleansing, and to maintain intestinal health.

  • Psyllium Husk Powder is a strong dietary fiber and an essential part of any colon cleansing or colon detoxification because works by sticking to the build up in the colon, grab hold, and PULL out the loosened colon build up. Most colon cleansing programs are made up mostly of this fiber.

  • Probiotic Acidophilus creates additional intestinal flora in the colon. This helps to maintain and encourage balance of good bactieria in the colon *Some Yogurts have Acidophilus but read labels carefully* You want LIVE acidophilus cultures.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar can extract toxins from the body and stimulate bowel movements. Do not get pasturized, the active enzymes in the unfiltered, raw Apple Cider Vinegar are killed in the commercial pasterized kind.

Your Colon Has An Effect On Your Complexion

Did you know that your colon health plays a role in your skins complexion. When our colon isn't functioning correctly the body has a build up of "junk" in it.

Pimples are one way our body trys to remove the junk. The build up of toxins rise to the surface of the skin to try to remove itself, when it is not able to the result is pimples.

Natural Colon Cleansing Herbs And Minerals

Herbs That Stimulate Bowel Movements And Eliminating Impurites

  • Senna
  • Aloe leaf
  • Cascara Sagrada
  • Ginger
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Licorice Root

Herbs That Kill Harmful Bacteria In The Colon

  • Fennel
  • Garlic


Parasite Killing Herbs

The following herbs are considered to be the most effective for killing internal parasites.

  • Wormwood

  • Black Walnut Hull

  • Cloves

Intestinal Parasites In The Colon

You probably have intestinal parasites living in your colon, 85% to 95% of people do. People living in poverished countries are more likely to have more of them due to poorly cooked food and contaminated water supplies and become sick because of the overabundance living in their colon but, it's just as possible for you to come in contact with them at some time or another and be host to them as well. During my own parasite cleanse, I discovered that I was hosting liver flukes among other parasites.

A parasite is any living organism that feeds on its host to survive. A parasite can not live without a host. You are your intestinal parasites host. When they are not eating the food you eat, they are eating you.

Intestinal parasites such as worms do not care who you are, where you live, or what your social class is. An intestinal parasite only cares that you provide him an environment that suits him to grow and thrive.

A healthy colon is appealing to parasites for the food source, but an unhealthy colon full of toxins and built up waste is a 5 star hotel for an intestinal worm or parasites. Fine eating to be had, the parasitic worms can flourish and breed and make a great home in your colon. Eew.

Taking care of your colon by eating healthy will lower the amounts of parasites in your system. Unfortunetly, many have nothing to do with what you eat. Using herbs and supplements that help to eliminate waste and build up in the colon are benificial to help removing some of the parasites.

For those with an abundance of parasites consider a colon cleanse with parasite killing herbs. Or a Parasite cleanse with a product such as Paragone or Humaworm

Considering a Colon Cleansing Program

There are colon health products on the market specifically meant to for doing a colon cleansing or colon detoxification. These could be teas, powders, drinks, supplements pills or a colon cleanse program using a combination of those.

There are many colon cleansing programs that make claims they work, and some really do. If you are ever interested in doing a colon cleansing program just keep in mind that most colon cleansers are pysillium husk powder based. the rest are just additional herbs and supplements that aid in the digestion and removal of the colon build up. You do not need to spend $80 a month for 3 months. Each colon cleansing product is different and each has different pro's and cons. The $80 a month colon cleansing product may be right for you. Or, the $20 bottle at your local GNC may be just as suitable. Do your homework before you choose a colon cleansing product.

Speak with your doctor first if you have any medical conditions. Consider what you are buying. Look at the ingridents. Colon cleansing products do not contain anything so special that you can not get it at your local natural supplements store.

Home documentry of a 40 hour fast and then a very informative colon hydrotherapy session

Colon Hydrotherapy For The Soul

Colon Hydrotherapy is the term used for cleaning the colon and removing the waste built up in the colon by going through the anus with colon hydrotherapy. Water is sent into the anus and a colon therapist massages the colon to encourage the removal of the waste.

Two tubes are inserted in the anus. one tube sends water flow up into the intestine while the other is for the removal of the water, gas, and fecal matter.

Colon Cleansing and Colon Hydrotherapy Could Lower Weight

Even a colon in somewhat good health can benefit from a colon cleanse or colon hydrotherapy also known as colonics.

When the colon becomes constipated, the hardened feces is compacted and lodged into pockets of the colon wall. Eventually most of it passes, but some of it does not. It hardens and finds itself a home by lodging it self into deep pockets of the colon staying there for months and even years. It is possible to have 5 to 15 pounds of waste in the colon.

A colon cleansing or a colon hydrotherapy can help rid the waste weight that has built up over time. This will result in a small tummy pooch and a lower number on the scale!

Many celebrities use colon hydrotherapy before major public appearances to reduce weight and the belly pooch, and feel better.


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      Research Analyst 7 years ago

      The celebrities use these methods to stay looking young and thin.

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      Sandra 9 years ago

      This is some very good information. I've been trying to tell people about cleaning their organs for helath reasons for YEARS!