Colon Toxicity

It is reported that in order to maintain your good health a clean, working colon is vital because if your colon is not functioning properly or is weak and unclean, it can manifest harmful bacteria and products that can lead to disease or worse.

Statistics have shown that in the UK alone, colon health care has been considerably overlooked. This has consequentially led to millions being spent on purchasing laxatives and around 20,000 incidences of colon and rectal cancer being diagnosed each year. Colon cancer is a major issue in the UK, with it resulting in the second highest level of cancer deaths (just being breast cancer in women and lung cancer in men).

The Western diet consumed by much of Britain is made up of a lot of processed foods, which are high in preservatives, fats and sugar and are rather depleted of fibre. Dietary fibre is necessary to maintain a healthy digestive system and bowel movement regularity; therefore this lack of fibre in the diet along with the various additives in our food can subsequently cause poor colon health. It has been claimed that such a diet along with poor colon health care, can lead to the loss of colon functioning in terms of absorbing nutrients and passing stools (constipation).

If the colon does not work efficiently, it can cause the accumulation of waste substances (like faecal matter) and harmful bacterial (that produce toxins) in the colon; this build-up can cause colon toxicity. This may be the primary cause of many health problems and for some people, it is felt that the best solution is to undergo colonic irrigation.

Symptoms of Colon Toxicity

There are numerous symptoms associated with having a toxic colon. You may experience several, one or none of the listed symptoms; their prevalence is very dependent on the individual and level of toxicity. However, the symptoms of colon toxicity may include:

  • Dehydration – This may occur, as water cannot be reabsorbed back into the bloodstream as efficiently due to the build up of waste on the walls of the colon. This means the body is not as hydrated as it previously was.
  • Constipation – You may experience long durations between bowel movements and when they occur, the faeces may be large and hard making it difficult to pass.
  • Low energy – You may lack feeling invigorated through the day as you have a low level of energy. In addition to feeling lethargic, you may suffer from muscle weakness and restlessness when trying to sleep.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – This problem is often chronic and can affect your day-to-day life. It is often noticed due to abdominal discomfort and/or a change in bowel movement regularity.
  • Diarrhoea – When a symptom of colon toxicity, diarrhoea is often chronic. It is generally associated with stools with a more watery consistency as well as the urge to have a bowel movement being more urgent than normal
  • Weight gain – This symptom seems to come about without warning. You may be eating a normal, balanced diet yet are gaining weight and are unable to lose it. This is due to the loss of efficiency in terms of metabolising the food your eat.

Other, less common symptoms of having a toxic colon include:

  • Excessive stomach rumbling
  • Allergy onset
  • Development of arthritis
  • Sudden onset or irritation of asthma
  • Having backache
  • Halitosis (having bad breath despite brushing teeth)
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Having a sense of confusion
  • Feeling depressed
  • Craving certain foods
  • Suffering from body odour (despite a good hygiene routine)
  • Formation of piles (haemorrhoids)
  • An increase in frequency of headaches
  • Feeling irritable
  • Infertility
  • Skin problems

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