Where is my colon located?

where is my colonThe colon is about six feet long and is the part of the body's digestive system. Your colon moves waste material from the small intestine to the rectum. The small intestine removes the nutrients out of what you eat and then pours the leftover sludge into the cecum. This sludgy waste then moves from the cecum to the colon for further processing.

The colon absorbs water from the sludge while transporting it toward the rectum. In the process, the colon may also absorb harmful materials. The longer it takes for waste to pass through the colon, the greater the chance of absorbing fecal materials.

How much should you eliminate per day? If you're eating three times a day, you need to eliminate three times a day. Yes, that means three BMs a day.

What happens when I don't eliminate that often? Waste and fecal matter gets stored in the colon. Imagine what happens when your sink is clogged. The plumbing is backed up, and it is difficult (if not impossible) to get anything flowing through the pipes. That's what happens to your insides when you don't go to the bathroom regularly. You become "backed-up." It is not a pretty picture.

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Do you know about little pockets or diverticula?


where is my colonWhen you don't have regular bowel movements, the shape of your colon becomes distorted. You may develop diverticula, or little pockets, which cause health problems. When you get a colonic, the gentle action of the water helps to eliminate bulging pockets of waste and narrowed, spastic constrictions. Ultimately, a colonic enables your colon to resume its natural state.

If you've ever taken care of a baby, then you know about dirty diapers. Isn't it amazing the amount of poop that comes out of them, in comparison to what they eat? Babies often have bowel movements soon after eating.

Why don't adults eliminate like that? Unfortunately, most people don't eliminate as much as they should. Their waste matter ends up staying inside their bodies, and often gives them stomach cramps, headaches, nausea and other problems. Actually, these problems are all symptoms that they are not eliminating properly.

It is important to drink plenty of fresh water (at least 8 glasses a day) and eat raw fruits and vegetables. A well-functioning colon will give you bowel movements shortly after a meal is eaten. Elimination should be easy, and only take a few seconds. Your stool will be long, large in diameter, light brown in color, without offensive odor and should float or sink very slowly. After you flush the toilet, the stool should break apart and disintegrate.

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