A proper functioning colon is part of a healthy body. It plays an important role in digestion, immunity, and also maintains the water balance in the body. It is part of the large intestine that extends from the cecum to the rectum.
If your colon does not function properly, it will hold the toxic waste longer than it is supposed to. Unhealthy colon does not move the waste along efficiently.
Eventually, the toxic waste is absorbed in the wall of the colon and into the bloodstream. If the colon is healthy, the food transits through the body in less than 24 hours.
However, modern dietary habits, involving processed foods that lack enzymes, fiber and nutrients, slow down the transition of food to 70 hours. This leads to a toxic colon and more than 20 pounds of accumulated waste material. (research)
Constipation is the most common sign of a toxic colon. It occurs when waste moves too slowly through the large bowel, causing infrequent and/or painful elimination.
Toxic colon -- Symptoms
- Digestive symptoms
- Constipation, bloating, diarrhea, gas, indigestion, stomach pain
- General health
- Joint and muscle pain
- Behavioral symptoms
- Depression, fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, mood swings, poor memory
- Immune system
- Poor immune system, recurrent vaginal or bladder infection, skin rashes
Bernard Jensen DC, ND, PhD, is one of the first experts who practiced colon cleansing in order to improve life quality.
In his world popular book, Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management, he explained how important colon cleansing is: “The blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins, poisons and noxious debris as it seeps through the bowel wall. All tissues and organs of the body are now taking on toxic substances. Here is the beginning of true autointoxication on a physiological level. This accumulation can have the consistency of truck tire rubber. It’s that hard and black.”
The most efficient homemade colon cleanser
The Master Cleanser is a 10-16 day cleansing program. It was developed in 1940, by Stanley Burroughs, an alternative health practitioner. In 1976, Burroughs presented this colon cleansing program in the book, The Master Cleanser.
- 2 tbsp organic lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
- 2 tbsp organic maple syrup (grade B; not the commercial maple flavored syrup served on pancakes) -- you can buy it here
- 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper powder
- 10 ounces filtered water
Mix all the ingredients together. Drink the liquid 5-8 times a day for at least 10 days.
You can also use essential oils. They stimulate detoxification and increase the uprake of nutrients and minerals that re-balance your body. Therapeutic essential oil do miracles, because their nutrients are already assimilated on a cellular level.
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops On guard blend
Stir the ingredients into 8 ounces of purified water. Drink the liquid every day, for 2 weeks.