Although colon therapy has existed in some form since antiquity (ancient Egyptians have been documented to use enemas), modern colon cleansing is a relatively new idea. Some may therefore wonder if cleansing is really necessary, when for thousands of years people lived perfectly well without it.
The fact is, a colon cleanse is unnecessary – if you eat a perfect diet. In previous centuries, there were no chemical pesticides and fertilizers, no processed foods, no refined carbohydrates or artificially saturated fats. People ate far less animal protein, and far more fiber. They maintained a diet that kept their colons healthy, and therefore had no need for intervention in the form of cleansing. Today, things are sadly very different.
Our bodies are designed to consume natural foods, and food is therefore most beneficial to us when it’s eaten in its purest (most natural) form. Every time we refine, filter, saturate, preserve, irradiate, pasteurize, sweeten, homogenize, or otherwise “improve” our food, we are actually destroying vital nutrition in our food. When we eat dead food, our body has no idea what to do with it. Unable to even recognize it as food, the colon views it as a contaminant and starts to produce mucous to trap it. But, with the constant buildup of more and more material, our body is unable to keep up; all that mucous and undigested food eventually just gets stuck.
According to the US Health Service, more than 90% of Americans have a clogged colon. This staggering statistic is a clear demonstration that colon cleansing should be an urgent priority for every single American. Our colons are design to eliminate waste, and if they get clogged, all that waste builds up inside our bodies. Imagine what a clogged toilet would look like if you continued to defecate in it. Disgusting? Of course – and that’s what’s happening inside you when your colon is clogged!
A colon cleanse is the modern, natural solution to a modern, unnatural problem. But it’s not the whole solution. Poor diet leads to many more problems than just a clogged colon: all of your internal organs are stressed. Although colon cleansing can make you feel lighter and more energetic immediately, and may have other effects as well, it is no substitute for healthy food and exercise. On the other hand, diet and exercise are not enough to clear your colon once the problem has started. And with the difficulty of sticking 100% to natural foods, regular colon cleansing provides needed maintenance for those times when we slip a bit.