It’s one of the scariest things imaginable. I don’t know about you, but the thought of dying terrifies me. I hate even talking about it! And it’s not the thought of dying on impact in an accident, but the thought of suffering with health issues that take over your life that leaves me in constant fear.
Sometimes it may seem that no matter what you do, you just can’t get your health to where you want it to be. If you’re tired for no reason, sluggish and lazy, bloated and miserable, gassy and uncomfortable, there may be a very simple reason for this!
It may seem completely counterintuitive, but many doctors now believe your colon is the single most overlooked organ in your body…and it may be the root of all disease! This powerful organ controls more than we will ever know and new studies show 80-90% of all diseases starts in the colon… with some of these being the most silent killers of all.
What Causes Our Colons To Be the Root of Death & Disease?
The answer is simple really, it’s our food! Over the last several decades, the quality of our food has drastically deteriorated in the name of modern efficiencies and cost saving production. The “Standard American Diet” (or “SAD” for short ) is what the average American household consumes on a daily basis; it is extremely hard on our health, especially our colons. Your diet is the leading indicator whether or not you will have colon issues. If you were to list all of the KEY factors that increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, digestive issues and just about every other major illness, the SAD has them all!
The SAD is a diet consisting of:
- High in non-organic animal fats (hormone injected, poor quality feed, etc.)
- High in unhealthy fats (saturated fats, trans fats, hydrogenated fats, etc.)
- High in processed foods (snacks, chips, artificial flavors, preservatives, etc.)
- Low in fiber
- Low in complex carbs
- Low in plant based foods
When you consume the SAD (a diet high in bad fats, processed foods, and low in fiber and complex carbs), you flood your digestive system with poor quality, difficult to digest food this puts a massive strain on your entire digestive process–including your colon. As you flood your body with hard to digest, mass-manufactured, processed and artificial foods, your colon becomes swollen and blocked–making it difficult to eliminate waste. This leads to a toxic buildup in your colon, causing your colon becoming a storage unit for the toxic fecal matter (POOP) that you struggle to eliminate!
Here’s A Scary Thought:
Did you know that at any given moment, the average person has up to 20 pounds of undigested fecal matter (POOP) inside their gut… sitting there, just rotting and decaying?! Gross!!! Plus, if you suffer from Leaky Gut Syndrome, this toxic fecal matter leaks through the gut wall into the bloodstream… causing MAJOR issues! (Yup… fecal matter can literally leak into your body from the inside! How’s that for a mental picture??)
So, What’s the Solution…
Great question! In a perfect world, the best way to maintain a healthy colon and digestive system is to avoid harmful foods and toxins altogether. Sadly, due to today’s modern lifestyle, this is virtually impossible. We live in a stressful, preservative filled, artificial ingredient world and there is a seemingly never ending list of toxins that can have a negative impact on our digestive system and colon!