Do You Know Your Colon?….
The colon, along with skin, kidneys, lungs and the liver is a major eliminatory organ in the body.
The primary function of the colon is to prepare and store waste materials for elimination. The colon is a 5 to 6 foot tube-like organ that is connected to the small intestine. Its job is to absorb any remaining water and electrolytes from the semi-solid remains of our diets and to form fecal matter. It also absorbs some of the electrolytes and vitamins back into the body for use by cells.
The Colon and Digestion
The process of digestion… from ingestion of food to defecation, normally takes between 4 to 24 hours assuming that the colon is fully functional. Irregular or infrequent bowel movements can allow toxic residues, from the by-products of undigested foods, to remain in the colon.
A person with a healthy colon may have 1 to 3 bowel movements per day, shortly after each meal taken. Elimination should be complete and easy. The stool should be light brown in color, long and large diameter. There should be no offensive odor and it should break apart with toilet flushing.
If bowel movements are irregular or hampered in any way, elimination may become incomplete and waste products can build up in the colon. Additionally, dehydration and stagnation can occur, toxins and unfriendly bacteria can accumulate, weaken the colon and impair its function. One method of addressing this issue is Colon Hydrotherapy. Colon Hydrotherapy also known as colonics or colon irrigation is a natural non-laxative way to empty the colon of impacted waste materials.
Houston Colon Care Center a Colon Hydrotherapy Center in Houston services individuals and their physicians seeking non-drug based methods for removing stool, mucous, and other harmful materials that may be lodged in the colon. After a session, many clients report leaving with increased feeling of well-being, more energy and renewed vitality.