Death begins in the Colon. This shocking statement was first made by Dr Bernard Jensen, D.C. whose work has earned him the nickname "the father of colonics." He studied the digestive system and how food passes through the intestines and how problems such as constipation can lead to a build-up of toxins sitting unhealthily in the body. It leads to the conclusion that if constipation can kill you, how is it harming your health before you die? Dr Jensen's research is backed up by a report in Vegetarian Times that states "Autopsies often reveal colons that are plugged up to 80 per cent with waste material" . Doesn't that thought make you feel bad?

Having intestines and a colon that are clogged with semi-digested food is the equivalent of leaving a plate of food in the house for two days at 98 ??F. You can imagine it would no longer look or smell like an appetizing meal; it would be a congealed and rotting mass and a breeding ground for a host of bacteria, organisms and microbes. That's your colon if you do not regularly eliminate your food after each meal.

Managing the elimination of toxic waste after digestion is an important part of a healthy digestive system that up to 85% of people neglect. Once you understand how your body should work, you can take steps to prevent a build-up of toxins in the colon. Rotting food, feeding a host of intestinal parasites, passes through a sluggish colon and can be damaging to your whole body. It poisons it with waste matter that is going to cause chronic disease before it may ultimately kill you. You are not surprisingly going to feel unwell. In Dr Jensen's words, "When the bowel is dirty, the blood is dirty and so on to the organs and tissues" .

A clogged colon can cause:

  • Lack of energy
  • Flatulence, gas and bloating
  • Constipation
  • Impaired digestion
  • Irritability
  • Bad breath and foul odors
  • Skin problems
  • Poor appetite and nausea
  • Loss of concentration/memory

If the problems persist, the colon becomes distorted, creating pockets that can further harbor waste material and slow down elimination of toxins.

Creating and Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System and Colon
The key to solving the problem starts with what you eat, followed by ensuring you have a healthy colon and regular bowel movements.

Having a diet high in fresh fruit, vegetables and fiber means that your digestive tract can digest the food easily and allow it to move steadily through the digestive tract as nature intended. Overeating, stress, lack of fluids and insufficient exercise can cause a sluggish digestive system.

The average person will have 2-6 kg of compacted matter in their colon. For perfect health, food should be processed within 16 hours of eating it to avoid damaging putrefaction. If it is not efficiently expelled from the body, toxins will be reabsorbed back into the bloodstream, poisoning the whole system and blocking proper digestion of the next meals. The colon becomes a breeding ground for unhealthy bacteria and parasites to thrive.

Taking a laxative is a short-term solution which over time can cause more constipation as the bowel begins to rely on the stimulation of laxatives to produce a movement. A better solution is to regularly cleanse the colon from top to bottom. Once the impacted material has been removed, your colon can begin its normal digestion and elimination process again.

By eating right and eliminating toxic waste regularly you can avoid the sentence of "Death by Colon."