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Colon Cleansing Introduction
Any cleansing program should begin with a colon cleanse, the last portion of the digestive system. The colon’s job is to compact the chime, absorb water, and receive B-vitamins that are produced by healthy intestinal bacteria. One of the most renowned nutrition experts in the world, Dr. Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D., author of many popular health books and an expert on colon cleansing detox, states:
"In the 50 years we’ve spent helping people to overcome illness, disability and disease, it has become crystal clear that poor bowel management lies at the root of most people’s health problems. In treating over 300,000 patients, it is the bowel that invariably has to be cared for first before any effective healing can take place."
The Importance of a Colon Cleanse
With a proper colon cleansing detox procedure, we experience an overall sense of well-being. When the colon is congested with stagnant waste, poisons back up into the system and pollute the inner environment. This is called autointoxication or self-poisoning.
We could actually compare the function of the colon in our bodies to
a sewer system in a large city. Just imagine for a second what would
happen if the sewers in our area became clogged by some debris.
Undoubtedly, within a short time the whole neighborhood would be
filled with filth and an unbearable stench. This is the same process
that occurs in our bodies when the elimination system is not
functioning properly. When the colon is clean and healthy, we
experience an overall well-being. When it is congested with stagnant
waste, poisons back up into the system and pollute the inner
environment. This is called autointoxication or self-poisoning.
Signs of self-poisoning
In her best-selling book,
Internal Cleansing, Dr. Linda Berry, a chiropractor and
clinical nutritionist, summarizes the symptoms of self-poisoning.
"If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be
experiencing autointoxication (a process whereby you are poisoned by
substances produced by your own body as a result of inadequate
digestion and elimination), and therefore you might want to consider
some type of internal cleansing program:
- Allergy or intolerance to certain foods
- Bad breath and foul-smelling gas and stools
- Constipation, diarrhea, sluggish elimination, irregular bowel movements
- Frequent congestion, colds, viruses
- Flatulence or gas and frequent intestinal disorders
- Frequent headaches for no apparent reason
- General aches and pains that migrate from one place to another
- Intolerance to fatty foods
- Low energy; loss of vitality for no apparent reason
- Lower back pain
- Lowered resistance to infections
- Needing to sleep a long time
- Pain in your liver or gall bladder
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), breast soreness, vaginal infections
- Skin problems, rashes, boils, pimples, acne
Self-Poisoning, How Does it Occur?