A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body. Today, most diets are comprised of refined, processed foods high in saturated fats and low in fiber contribute to many problems associated with the large intestine and health in general. The elimination of undigested food material and other waste products is as important as the digestion and assimilation of food. Waste allowed stagnating in the colon, results in the decomposition of these substances, increasing bacteria and toxins.
The colon contains the largest concentration of bacteria in the body. These friendly bacteria provide important functions such as syntheses of folic acid, B vitamins and vitamin K from foods. In the healthy colon, lactobacillus and acidophilus are the dominant strains of healthy bacteria that greatly outnumber the disease producing bacteria and the potential for disease producing E. Coli strains of bacteria. Waste material allowed to stagnate alters the proportion of healthy bacteria to disease producing bacteria and the potential for disease exists. These bacteria decompose protein residue and other waste matter resulting in the production of toxins. When these toxins are absorbed from the colon into the circulation they contribute to the production of disease elsewhere in the body. The purpose of the colon as an eliminative organ is to remove the waste material and toxins by mass muscular contraction known as peristalsis. Colon Hydrotherapy removes entrapped waste material and provides therapeutic improvement of muscular tone facilitating peristalsis and benefiting the atonic (sluggish) colon.