Colon Health & Cleansing
The Large Intestine (Colon) is responsible for the final stages of the digestive process. As the partially digested food reaches the colon, the lining absorbs water, vitamins and minerals. It is important that this area of the gut is bacterially balanced - Bacteria within the colon feed on fibre, to produce nutrients to nourish the cells that line the colon.
The muscles in the colon wall need fibre to hold the bulk together – so that when the muscles contract they move food through the colon. Over time poor hydration, and low fibre intake (as in the western diet) can mean this movement gets sluggish and faecal matter begins to get impacted and stick to the colon walls. It can remain here for days or even months. As it decays it releases toxins that are absorbed into the bloodstream, organs and tissues. A sign of this putrification is foul odourous wind. In this cycle of events, the good bacteria are further damaged by the lack of oxygen and build up of acidity. In the worst cases this manifests itself as constipation.
If you do suffer from constipation it is very important for this to be addressed before you can hope to effectively tackle the candida infection. The use of any probiotics will create extra bulk to the stools and if you are already constipated, the problem will simply be exacerbated. We can suggest a very simple and gentle remedy that is not habit forming (those who have bouts of constipation will know that some remedies do work, but the colon muscles rely on these remedies and constipation returns when the product is stopped).
We would recommend a colon cleanse to anyone about to embark on tackling Dysbiosis or a candida infection. The colon is very likely to have impacted matter and the release of toxins weighs down the liver. Effective cleansing of the colon will help (all organs) to eliminate toxins and will aid successful colonisation of beneficial bacterial cultures.