You probably don’t think too much about how your colon functions, but it is a vital part of any healthy, properly functioning body.
The colon also known as the large intestine helps to remove toxins, as well as excess water, salt, and nutrients from your body, (which forms stool.) A colon that is not functioning correctly will hold onto waste too long, causing a variety of health issues including constipation.
How Long Does It Take Your Body to Process Food?
It should take around 24 hours for food to process through your body, but today’s western diet lacks much of the essential nutrients that help to process food.
This lack of nutrients can slow the process to 70 hours, which results in up to 30 pounds of accumulated waste in your colon!
This sums up what happens to your colon as a result:
“The heavy mucus coating in the colon thickens and becomes a host of putrefaction. The blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins, poisons, and noxious debris as it seeps through the bowel wall. All tissues and organs of the body are now taking on toxic substances.
Here is the beginning of true autointoxication on a physiological level. This accumulation can have the consistency of truck tire rubber. It’s that hard and black.” — Baseline of Health Foundation
How Can You Cleanse Your Colon?
The Master cleanse is a 10-16 day program that was developed by Stanley Burroughs in 1940. It is one of the easiest and most effective colon cleansers you’ll find.
- 2 Tbsp Organic Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp Pure Organic Maple Syrup
- 1/10 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 10 Ounces of Filtered Water
Mix everything very will and drink 5-8 times per day for a minimum of 10 days and a max of 16.