Your colon does execute (or should I say excretes) the most obvious of responsibilities, however, it also plays a larger role in the overall health of your body.
Not only does your colon discharge waste from your body, it also ensures that toxins, pesticides and other harmful chemicals leave your body with said excrement! It is an extremely important part of your body’s elimination and detoxification process – not something you want to neglect.
When your colon isn’t functioning properly, your body holds on to these toxins longer than usual, exposing your body to potential illness. These toxins sit stagnant in your malfunctioning colon until they are absorbed into the walls of your colon and then your bloodstream.
The importance of your colon is pretty clear now, isn’t it?
Let’s consider the amount of processed foods, refined sugars, additives and chemicals our body is exposed to on a daily basis. This puts a huge burden on your colon to get rid of these toxins at an orderly, and efficient rate! If you’re not regular, you could be susceptible to harmful bacteria.
Feeling Tired, Bloated, and Gassy?
We are constantly fighting against environmental toxins, as well as all of the toxins we eat, drink, and put on our body, it’s often helpful to give our liver and digestive system a little bit of a break in order to press the reset button and get things moving regularly once again.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Frequent loose stools
- Irregular bowel movements (or less than 1 bowel movement/day)
If you have more than one of the above symptoms, you may want to take this quiz to see if you might need a more intensive detox program or not:
A detox program is also great way to help identify what foods may be triggering your digestive issues, as well as give your system a break while supporting your organs of elimination (your colon included!).