Why should you be concerned about your colon?
The colon has been referred to as the sewer system of the body. It is the place where we store the waste material that most of us would rather not think about and unfortunately most of us don't until our health becomes poor or we feel constipated, have diarrhea or become seriously ill.
Most people do not realize that their colon (aka large intestine/bowel) is FIVE to SIX Feet long and plays a major role in the outlook of our overall health. The prolonged storage of waste could result in toxic seepage through the colon wall and into our bloodstream (aka autointoxication). Since every tissue in the body is fed by the bloodstream, a vicious cycle may occur allowing free reign for disease proliferation and the overtaxing of other eliminative organs.
In addition, colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States staking claim to as many as 130,000 people per year. Many believe that a precursor to colon cancer is prolonged exposure to accumulated toxins/carcinogens that adhere to the colon wall.
The American Cancer Society has provided evidence in recent years which suggest that environmental agents, such as insecticides, herbicides, preservatives in food, hormones, antibiotics fed to livestock and petroleum by-products may play a greater role in the predisposition to colon cancer.
The common plane is that we live in a fast-paced society that has given way to the standard use of refined, processed, chemically altered foods, over-prescribed and often consequential drug therapies and miniscule time for us to pay attention to the health of our very own bodies. So, why should you be concerned about your colon? Because it is your obligation to take control of your health and learn about treating the cause instead of treating the symptom.
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