Know Your “Enemy”! Keep Your Colon Healthy

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The colon, also called the large intestine, has four parts: the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, and the sigmoid colon. It’s a hollow tube five feet long and two inches in diameter.  It removes water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon’s walls, squeezing its contents along. The average person eats 500 pounds of food a year (that’s ¼ ton!).

What Causes Colon Problems?

Digestive disorders begin when we eat a lot of junk food, frozen or processed dinners, animal products,  refined sugar products, and sugary drinks.  Along with that come environmental toxins from pollution and chemicals. These things combine to turn our colons into toxic waste dumps. Studies show that the average Westerner is carrying 5 to 10 pounds of undigested food and compacted fecal matter around his/her mid section. Constipation is the culprit.  It creates these symptoms:

  •  Weight gain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Acid reflux
  • Gas and bloating
  • Intestinal yeast infections
  • Parasites
  • Low energy
  • Skin problems

These symptoms are general enough for many people, even many doctors, to miss digestive disorder as the cause.  That’s unfortunate because an unhealthy colon can lead to many serious problems including irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, diverticulitis, and colon cancer. The American Cancer Society names colon cancer as the number three cancer killer.  150,000 people get colon cancer each year, and each year 100,000 people die from it.

 All of this is preventable.  Here’s how.

Ask yourself these three questions:

  •  Do you frequently feel sluggish or fatigued?
  • Do you experience body aches or headaches?
  • Do you experience constipation, diarrhea or irregular bowel movements?

What Is the Solution?

A complete system cleanse followed by a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains can reverse all the above symptoms and return your colon to health.  Some of the benefits are

  • Improved digestion and better elimination
  • Weight loss
  • Reduced mucus and congestion
  • Elimination of body aches
  • Clear skin and healthier hair
  • More energy and vitality
  • Lower risk for other digestive problems

If you are suffering from any of the problems mentioned, Vegan Flush will get you on the road to recovery.  It is a healthy, two-week cleanse that causes you to eliminate the toxins in your body by eating the most nutritious fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains.  You’ll have a variety of recipes and foods to choose from.

Even in the short two weeks of Vegan Flush, you’ll begin to feel better and start to see your symptoms disappear. Veganism is the healthiest way to live, but if you don’t choose it as a lifestyle, repeating this cleanse several times a year will go a long way toward keeping you healthy.

Sources:
WebMD.com
ultimatelifespan.com

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