Everything you ingest comes in contact with the walls of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and has the potential to affect GI health. When the byproducts of these substances are toxic, they damage the intestinal tissues as well as the nerves and glands. Toxins can then be absorbed through the walls into the blood and lymph and ultimately to other body cells, tissues and organs.
As a result, many dietary and lifestyle habits can result in a sluggish colon. When you have a sluggish colon, waste products are moving at a slower movement. This slowed “transit time” allows for more fermentation and putrefaction of undigested food by bacteria and yeast. Bacteria and yeast produce a toxic byproduct in the form of acids and gasses. This byproduct will result in inflammation and damage to intestinal tissues which will continue the cycle until disease and illness are a result.
Maintaining healthy bacteria in your colon, and healthy regularity maintains a sense of well being. Lets face it, we know how good we feel when we have a great bowel movement, and we know how awful we feel when we have gas and are constipated. Keeping your bodies regularity in check starts with maintaining proper colon health.