According to Donna Gates, who is a founder of the Body Ecology, the digestive tract is responsible for overall health. Therefore, maintaining a healthy colon is a primary step to optimal health and well-being.
In fact, every tissue and cell within the human body as well as the liver, which is the main detoxification organ, rely upon a healthy colon. Specifically, keeping a proper colon function eliminates all toxins from the body.
The waste products, which are left over from the digested food get into the colon. Also, some essential nutrients and hormones get into the colon. Moreover, if this body organ works optimally, it can safely excrete these waste materials from the body. Plus, it can send leftover nutrients, such as vitamins, water, and electrolytes from digested food back for the body to use.
In other words, if the colon functions improperly, it will not be able to excrete the toxins from the body. So, these toxins and waste products will get accumulated in the colon.
Furthermore, medical experts note that the body takes at least 24 hours to completely pass the food through where it is supposed to. On the other hand, processed foods do not contain any nutrients, such as enzymes or fibers. Hence, the body takes about 70 hours to process these foods, thus resulting in at least 20 lbs waste products in the colon.
It can trigger constipation followed by painful bowel movements and irregular waste removing.