In recent years, the importance of colon health has taken the spotlight as an increasing body of research has confirmed that the bowel plays a key role in proper immune function and overall health. More than 50 percent of the immune system is located in or around the digestive system, especially the large intestine. In order to boost their immune systems, millions of Americans have turned to colon cleansing.

Most Americans have poor dietary habits that affect their body’s ability to effectively digest food. After years of indulging in unhealthy eating habits, stagnated fecal matter can collect in the colon and lead to a variety of serious health problems. The colon is responsible for removing toxins from our body. When the colon is clogged with stagnated fecal matter your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food is significantly compromised. Until the colon is properly cleansed and the toxins are removed your digestion will be hindered leading to constipation, gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, bad breath, fatigue, depression, infections and weight gain.

Most Americans have a digestive “transit time” of about 72 hours and that is too long. (The transit time refers to the amount of time that toxic waste matter remains in the bowel.) When the transit time is too long, the waste will decay, ferment and possibly be reabsorbed by the body, creating the perfect environment for harmful organisms and bacteria to thrive.

Internal cleansing is a natural way to remove the toxins inside your body, break up fecal matter in your intestines and eliminate harmful organisms. Some of the major benefits of colon cleansing include.

• The elimination of toxins that have accumulated inside of your colon from years of poor dietary habits and exposure to dangerous chemicals.
• Prevention of waste materials from building up again so that you will look and feel great.
• Elimination of parasites that can lead to discomfort and disease.

Once you have cleansed your colon, keep it healthy with a diet that is high in fiber and low in fat. Some healthy choices include whole grain bread, whole grain pasta, brown rice, green leafy vegetables (like spinach and lettuce), black beans, pinto beans, green beans and peanuts.

Adding probiotic supplements to your health regimen is another way to boost colon health. Probiotics (sometimes referred to as “friendly bacteria”) are live microbial substances which improve intestinal balance and boost the immune system. Make this the year that you cleanse your body of toxins and maintain a healthy colon so that your immune system can function at its full potential.

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