A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. Conventional diets, which consist of refined, processed foods high in saturated fats and low in fiber, contribute to many problems associated with the large intestines. “When the bowel becomes encrusted with unexpelled fecal material due to poor dietary habits, the absorption of vital nutrition slows down to the degree of encrustation,” states Dr. Bernard Jensen. Stagnant waste in the colon may result in increased toxins and bacteria due to decomposition.
The colon contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the body. These bacteria provide important functions such as the synthesis of folic acid, B-vitamins, and vitamin K from foods. Bacilllus coli and acidophilus comprise the majority of the healthy bacteria in the colon along with other disease-producing bacteria in small numbers.
Colon therapy can also help to exercise and strengthen colon muscle to improve peristalsis (the natural muscular movement that moves waste through the colon).