Colon Health

Colon health is essential to a healthy digestive system and your overall well-being.

Colon health is extremely important to men and women of all ages.

The colon is a part of your digestive system. The food you eat and the liquids you drink pass through this system and are broken down so that nutrients may be absorbed into your body, transferred to the bloodstream and used as energy.

Your colon collects waste or indigestible byproducts of the digestive process, sucks water and electrolytes from waste as it passes through, and then expels the waste from your body.

As a result of poor colon health, various problems can interfere with the colon’s ability to do its job properly.

Some of those include constipation, “irritable bowel syndrome” or IBS; diverticulitis, a sometimes painful condition due to inflammation of the diverticulum (abdominal pouch) in the wall of the colon; angiodysplasia, which is a disease causing muscular lesions and bleeding in the colon, as well as inflammatory bowel disease, which produces opens sores or ulcers within the colon; hemorrhoids and even parasites.

Most notably, the colon can be afflicted with cancer.

To ensure a healthy colon, you should periodically clear it of waste buildup (which slows or prevents the absorption of necessary nutrients) through a colon cleanse.

Then you should institute a nutritional regimen for your digestive, colon and overall health including a well-balanced diet, high in fiber.

Colon health is something that is very important to your body’s overall health. It is estimated that around 1 in 17 people in the United States will develop some type of colon cancer throughout their lives.

So make some healthy choices now, and take better care of your colon to better ensure that you do not become another statistic.