According to proponents, modern diets lead to the buildup of toxic waste and dried fecal matter in the intestines. This can lead to unhealthy narrowing and potential blockage, chronic constipation and poor health as the body poisons itself with the accumulated waste and toxins.
By unclogging the colon, waste will go through the system faster and more efficiently. Experts say that one should have at least one bowel movement for every meal, and anything less will result in the accumulation of waste in the system.
Built-up toxins will be eliminated and general well-being will improve with colon cleansing. In a healthy digestive system, nutrients essential to the body are removed through the walls of the intestine, while toxins and waste are pushed through by muscle movements. However, as waste builds up, two things happen: the build-up restricts and slows the muscle movement, while the extra time in the colon permits toxins to be absorbed by the body.
Another often-touted benefit of a colon cleanse is weight loss. Theoretically, if solid matter moves more quickly through the intestine, fewer calories are absorbed into the body. Of course, some people also claim that colon cleansing may help in weight gain, as chronic constipation often has a detrimental effect on appetite.
The accumulated toxins are said to have a deleterious effect on general well-being. Ridding the body of the toxins will substantially boost energy by accelerating absorption of vitamins and nutrients.
Both the accumulated toxins and physical effects of blockages trap gases and lead to uncomfortable bloating. Clothes may fit too tightly, and you may even suffer pain, embarrassing flatulence, or discomfort.
Impacted fecal matter has been implicated as one of the causes of colon cancer. Flushing out that decaying waste material can help avoid or delay the development of cancerous cells.
The lymphatic system transports essential fluids throughout the body, and is an important component of the body’s immune system. A number of lymphatic vessels originate in the intestines, and any blockages of the intestine may also affect the lymphatic system.
Finally, colon cleansing is said to improve general well-being. Once the colon has been cleansed, essential nutrients are absorbed more efficiently, toxins are eliminated more quickly, and you will avoid the general discomfort and “blah” feeling that accompanies chronic constipation.
If you suffer from chronic health conditions, it may be a good idea to consult your health care professional before undertaking a colon cleansing regimen.
Many people repeat the colon cleansing procedure every 4-6 months to achieve and maintain optimum health. While you can research the procedure or read testimonials from other, perhaps the best way to see if colon cleansing will make you feel better is simply to try it for yourself.