The Secrets to a Long Lasting Colon Health
Many people equate the digestive system with the colon. Hence the popularity of "Colon Cleanses."
The fact is that the function of the colon is closely dependent on the stomach, liver, kidneys and pancreas.
Poor colon health can be a sign of low HCL levels (Hydrochloric Acid).
HCL is needed for a healthy digestion. Nutrients must be supplied to the entire digestive system to fix the imbalance.
If your stomach does not produce enough Hydrochloric Acid (most common age related cause of impaired digestive function. Acid Reflux) your food will not be sanitized properly before entering the colon and digestive enzyme production will be lacking. This results in poor colon health.
The solution to this is to not only take nutrients that address the colon, but to take nutrients that address your entire digestive system and tackle the source of the imbalance.
Consider This: 60-80% of the bodyís energy is used on digestion. The remaining systems in your body (immune, respiratory, reproductive, cardiovascular, nervous, and muscular) share only 20-40% of your total energy. So guess what happens when one or more of these systems are challenged? Your body "steals" energy from the digestive system.
This is why a digestive problem is often the first clue that there may be a problem in another system.
Indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, gas, food cravings, bloating and other digestive problems can indicate that the culprit is somewhere else entirely.
When the body "steals" energy from the digestive system, it canít balance the stomach acid or produce enough enzymes for a smooth operation.
Many people are unaware of this connection between the digestive system and the systems of the body.
Supporting the digestive system has two main purposes: First, to imporve digestion, and second to free up energy to be used elsewhere in the body. By supporting your digestive system, you are in fact allowing your body to spend sufficient energy on all the other systems in your body.
The Entire Digestive System
An effective colon cleanse addresses the entire digestive and urinary system, including the stomach, colon, kidneys, liver & gallbladder.
There are many theories about why constipation occurs, ranging from psychological stress to interference of microorganisms in the colon and lack of dietary fiber. Each one of those theories have merits. However, Dr. Clark maintains that interference of microorganisms is the primary culprit. Her theory is that neurotoxins from microorganisms interfere with neurotransmitters (acetylcholine and epinephrine), thereby causing fecal matter to stay longer inside the colon. In other words, the microorganisms trick the body into delaying bowel movements. This is good for bacteria but bad for you. This is a theory of Dr. Clark has not been researched and we donít expect it to be researched. However this phenomena of neurotoxins is well known in nature.
Kidneys: In order to have a great liver cleanse it is a good idea to cleanse the kidneys first. The herbs in the kidney cleanse also benefit the liver. The kidneys eliminate toxins from the body via urine. It is important to have that channel of elimination clear before doing the liver cleanses.
Liver and Gallbladder: A complete colon cleanse cannot be accomplished without the Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse and Flush. Your liver produces bile that your body uses as a detergent to liquify fat. The bile is stored in the gallbladder before it is used. Your pancreas (your enzyme production house) sits right next to your liver, so it too benefits from the cleansing. Your whole body will feel better after the Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse and Flush.