There is a muscular shockwave that goes through your body when you eat. This wave starts in the mouth and moves through the whole body. Eating and chewing food, and when swallowing it starts a muscular wave in the esophagus pushing the food down into the stomach. This wave then turns on muscular contractions in the stomach to digest food, which also triggers waves and contractions in the gall bladder and other organs to excrete digestive fluids. This reverberates a wave to the small intestine to create muscular waves to push the digested food from the previous meal into the colon. This wave then triggers the colon to eliminate the waste from two meals ago and have a bowel movement. Think of each meal as pushing over a new stack of dominos.
The whole process, from mouth to the colon, is like a big tsunami, a big wave. This is why a healthy person has one bowel movement shortly after eating any big meal, eliminating the digested food from one or two meals ago. So, it’s healthy to have a bowel movement for every meal you eat. As one goes in, it pushes another one out.
But, many of us don’t experience this. Our bowels are sleepy, sluggish, and even paralyzed.
The colon is so large that it is connected to, touches, or is in the vicinity of, every major organ in your body, except your brain. It also touches most of your blood vessels and nerves.
Constipation causes the colon to swell and when this happens, it can compress the lungs, heart, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, uterus or prostate. A constipated colon can cause an almost endless amount of seemingly unrelated diseases and problems. A sluggish, swollen bowel can compress a nearby area, causing disease and infection anywhere in the body.
This explains why those who detox or cleanse the intestinal tract, begin to develop healthy hearts, normal blood pressure, normal blood sugar levels, balanced hormones, no fertility problems, functioning livers, normal cholesterol levels, healthy immune systems, normal urinary function, powerful adrenals, increased energy, healthy prostates, clean digestive tracts, stronger lower backs and normal leg circulation.
The toxic waste retained in the colon can cause everything from bad skin, bad breath and backaches, to headaches and low energy and contributes to the worsening of every disease. Bowel cleansing has a big impact on solving chronic health problems and increasing overall health.
Approximately 80% of your immune system cells reside in your upper gastrointestinal tract; if it is toxic, your whole body can be compromised.
The human body is a metabolic engine. Every system, every organ, and every cell takes in fuel to run and then eliminates waste material. The majority of this waste is deposited into the colon.
If this waste is not regularly eliminated, it will cause your body to be backed up with toxins, making it sluggish and unhealthy.
Our bodies are an integrated engineered machine. Everything has its place and there is no extra room. If one organ swells, another organ is compressed. Organs don’t work well when they are compressed and circulation gets interrupted. Every organ needs good circulation to bring nutrition in and eliminate waste, to be healthy.
Your body can accumulate toxins for many years without complaining, but eventually when your organs and vital systems can no longer cope, the body starts to rebel. And it is at this point of OVERLOAD that you will experience disease.
There are many ways our bodies can become over loaded; toxins can accumulate through what we eat and drink, the air we breathe, what we put on our skin; and even by the way we think! Although the human body is designed to eliminate toxins, it can quickly become clogged, leading to toxins becoming stored in the cells and joints. This reduces the body’s ability to function properly, to heal itself.
Our lack of attention on regular elimination and digestive health has made Americans high on the list of people with digestive disorders, bowel disease and colon cancer.
How did we get here?
Second, we don’t exercise much, and a sedentary lifestyle promotes constipation.
Third, in the United States, we experience lots of stress, and stress causes constipation.
Add this up, and you can see why we experience a very high incidence of constipation, and also have a high incidence of colon and rectal disease.
In order to prevent ill health, cleansing internal systems of the body on a regular basis is suggested.
In my health care practice, I have experienced that the cleansing/detoxification process is the missing link in Western nutrition and one of the keys to well-being.
Until we place as much emphasis on internal cleansing as we do on external hygiene, such as brushing our teeth, taking baths or washing our hands and hair, we will experience health problems.
The process of a detoxification or a cleansing program helps release and eliminate unwanted toxins in a safe way. Detox supports and allows the body to heal itself; cleansing and repairing at deep cellular level with the result that seemingly unrelated health problems often disappear permanently.
No matter how far removed from the colon the problem appears, cleanse the bowel first and see what happens!
This article is not meant to provide any medical advice to any particular person. Each person's condition is different, and the proper treatment depends on your own particular body and its needs. Consult a doctor or alternative medical practitioner if you feel you have a medical problem that needs addressing.
Schultz, Dr. Richard. The American Botanical Pharmacy. March 2018 Special Report.