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Waste Elimination and Toxic substances in the colon
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Waste Elimination and Toxic substances in the colon

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Waste Elimination and Toxic substances in the colon

Toxins in the Colon

What are the Toxins and parasites in the colon that may cause disease?
How do I eliminate these Toxins?
What is a TOXIC colon?
How does the body become toxic?


Toxic substances are produced in the colon by the action of parasites such as yeast and bacteria by fermentation of undigested material arriving into the colon from the small intestine and Cecum.
This requires the presence of particular species of Bacteria and food components that these harmful bacteria are able to convert into potential toxic chemicals that may harm the body.

Toxins are also ingested along with the food we eat and fluids that we consume.

Pollution of the water and soil by chemicals leads to these chemicals in the food we eat.

Chemicals found in the food we eat find its way to the colon.

Heavy metals in soil and water-Lead, Mercury, Aluminium,

Sea fish is known to contain the poisonous metal Mercury.

Solvents used in industry, Drugs, Herbicides, Pesticides and Fungicides used widely in the agriculture industry find its way into the food chain.

The production of harmful chemicals within the colon by bacteria in the colon can lead to inflammation of the lining of the colon and the trigger for cancer. Gases such as Hydrogen Sulphide, Ammonia and Methanethiol are known poisons.

Ammonia is produced in the colon by bacterial fermentation of protein and other nitrogen containing substances (e.g. mucus). Ammonia is a toxic gas and can have a destructive effect on the epithelial cell lining of the colon.

Meat is made up of fibres of protein. The tendons, cartilage, gristle and chewy parts of meat are made up of chondroitin sulphate and Glycosaminoglycans.
Some of this food content may remain undigested, especially burnt meat that may have been cooked at very high temperatures.
Chemicals called Heterocyclic amines are produced when meat or fish is cooked at high temperatures until it burns or chares. These chemicals can be absorbed into the body and may induce tumours in the Colon, Prostate and Breast.

Arrival of the undigested meat components and some fats into the colon results in the fermentation of these components by some undesirable species of bacteria into sulphur and nitrogen containing chemicals that may be harmful to the colonic mucosa and have the
potential to cause cancer.

Bacterial action on preservatives, colourants and other non food chemicals in processed food (nitrates and sulphates) and on bile acids and bilirubin from the digestive process may be converted to carcinogens.

Mycotoxins are chemical substances produced by different fungal species (moulds) that are present in the environment (crops and plants) and are found residing among the normal microflora of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. Candida Albicans).

These chemicals often have antibiotic activity in addition to their potential toxic and inflammation causing property and may cause a change in the normal microflora of the gastrointestinal tract.

Exposure to mycotoxins can have a damaging effect on numerous tissue systems in the body (Kidney, Liver, Lungs, and Intestinal Epithelium). The immune system, reproductive system and nervous system may also be affected. Mycotoxins are known to have cancer causing potential.

The toxic effect on the intestinal epithelium disrupts the barrier function and immune function of the intestinal wall. The result is impaired
intestinal permeability which affects absorption of nutrients and other potentially toxic substances and microbes into the body.

The disease causing potential of fungus or moulds is called

It is important that these toxins be eliminated out of the body as soon as they are made.
The longer they stay in touch with body tissue the higher the possibility of harm.  The colon is our waste disposal system and this waste can contain harmful substances. The longer these substances are allowed to stay in the system the higher the chances of harm.
Complete and regular elimination of all waste should be aimed for as a routine.
A lot of the harmful substances in the colon are absorbed into the body and are de-toxified by the LIVER. An overburdened Liver may not be able to function as required and some poisons inevitably escape into the circulation and may cause harm by manipulating and contributing to the disease causing mechanisms in the body.

Regularity is essential---Reduced transit time means elimination of waste more often and less time for fermentation by harmful microbes to create Toxins and Carcinogenic substances.

Regular elimination means less chances of retaining harmful Toxins.

Reduction of transit time of the faeces in the gut reduces exposure of the mucosa to luminal carcinogens, absorption of bile acids, biogenic amines (e.g. Heterocyclic amines ), and Bacterial toxins.

Problems can occur when the colon is not able to eliminate the toxic waste. The toxic waste may collect in the colon and accumulate over time. When the concentration of the toxin reaches a critical limit, it may induce damage to tissues in contact and impact on overall health that may lead to disorders or diseases.

How to heal and prevent Bowel disorders

Diet is not about what you should NOT eat, it’s about what you should include in the diet that matters.
As long as your diet includes the correct balance of plant foods containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch your colon will produce the perfectly formed stool. The important next step is to evacuate this stool without straining so that the body does not suffer from the pressures created each time the bowel is emptied.

In order to heal and prevent bowel disorders you need to make lifestyle changes that last the rest of your life time.

1. Include more fluids and plant food containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in the diet so that the perfectly formed stool will be made in the colon and beneficial bacteria will flourish and eliminate disease causing bacteria and fungi.

2. Evacuate the perfectly formed stool by adopting the squat posture to eliminate the need to strain during bowel movements.

It is not possible or safe to squat on the modern raised toilet seat installed in all western homes and it is impossible to squat for any length of time if you have not done this from childhood onwards. This makes the use of any raised platforms impossible to adapt to.

The SquattLooStool is designed to allow you to adopt the squat posture while seated comfortably on your raised toilet seat.
The single best and easiest lifestyle change you will ever make, leading to a healthier body.