Bernard Jensen, a well-known iridologist came up with the phrase 'Death begins in the colon'. He was one of the first of the alternative physicians to figure out that there is a relationship between weight loss and this main organ of elimination.
The colon is one of the main organs used to eject any type of digested waste from the body. Foods are broken down in the colon and the nutrients that are produced are then directed into the bloodstream so that fuel, tissue and fat can be utilized from it. If these processes are not allowed to happen then, the rest of the body becomes dysfunctional. The bottom line is (and no pun intended) if you do not have a clean colon your other organs will also suffer and cause you to gain excess weight.
If your colon is not clean, you can also look fatter than you are. A colon that is stuffed with impacted fecal matter due to inefficient elimination can cause a person to weigh a lot more. Some people can carry as much as thirty pounds of this waste around in their mid-section.
Add gas produced from a toxic colon to the impacted fecal matter issue and you run into even more physical trouble. The extra compacted fecal matter that was never eliminated causes their bellies to become distended, round or full looking. In fact most beer bellies are not caused by beer at all but rather by parasites that are impacted with mucus that live off of undigested waste.
Another reason that people get fat is that parasites nest in the colon and grows feeding off of the nutrition that should be used to feed your body. This compels the individual to eat more and more in order to get enough nutrition to get through the day. You end up feeding two entities yourself and the parasites.
There are two ways to cleanse the colon. The fastest way is through a process called colonic irrigation, which involves the insertion of a tube into the anal canal into the colon to flush it out with water.
The second way is to use cleansing herbal formulas which often contain herbs that are known to kill the parasite and eliminate mucus and compacted feces from the sides of the colon wall.
Before you take a colon cleansing herbal formulae make sure that you check with your doctor to make sure that the herbs in it are not harmful to you. Many powerful colon-cleansing herbs such as wormwood also come with unpleasant side effects such as headaches, fatigue and even fever.
Either way colon cleaning can be a way to lose weight, especially the pounds caused compacted fecal matter that can sabotage your attempts to achieve natural weight loss.