Even though it seems strange that 30 pounds of waste can be stuck in the colon, it is true. Therefore, in order to improve the overall health, flushing out the waste from colon once per year is recommended.

Dona Gates thinks that maintaining a healthy digestive system and colon strengthens the overall health. In fact, the colon is the main organ responsible for eliminating toxic waste from the liver, the tissues and the cells in the body.

Not only the waste from the food we consume, but also the waste eliminated from the other organs in the body is stored in the colon. Namely, all the waste from the lymph system, blood, liver, lungs, throat, sinuses, tissues and cells in the body ends up in the colon. Moreover, the left-over nutrients from the food we eat, like water, vitamins, electrolytes, go into the colon.

If the toxic waste from the colon is not removed or if there is a colon obstruction, it can lead to adverse health effects, thus causing damage to the body. Moreover, toxic buildup can lead to chronic diseases, which may additionally weaken the organs.

According to the health experts, the food digestion takes from 24 – 44 hours. Therefore, the food needs this time to go through the bowels and the colon, and to get out from the body in the form of waste.

So, the body requires 70 hours in order to process the food, which is nutrient deficient and thus stores 20 pounds of toxic waste in the colon. In such cases, a person experiences constipation and irregular bowel movements.

It is a common health issue nowadays, as the food we eat contains high amounts of chemicals and contaminants.

The most common symptoms of colon toxicity include:

• Anxiety, depression, memory loss, fatigue, brain fogginess, mood changes.
• Muscle and joint pain.
• Poor immune system, vaginal infections, bladder issues, skin rashes.
• Stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, bloating, gas.

Have you ever had a colon cleanse? Here are some tips on how to cleanse your colon and prevent clogged colon. Colon cleanse recipes are beneficial for enhancing the function of the colon and thus improving the overall health.

Here are two recipes, which provide surprising effects in no more than 15 days.


You will need these ingredients:

• 12 ounces of water (filtered)
• Half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
• Fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
• 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

How to prepare it and use it:

• Mix all the ingredients.
• Drink it 4 times on a daily basis for 2 weeks. Make sure you consume it on an empty stomach.


You will need these ingredients:

• 12 ounces of water (filtered)
• Lemon juice (1 lemon)
• 10 drops of lemon
• Peppermint essential oil

How to prepare it and use it:

• Mix all the ingredients.
• Consume it 3 times per day for 2 weeks.


While following the colon cleanse remedy, make sure you eat a low-carb diet. If you only drink colon juice for one week, you will lose weight, because you do not eat anything else.

When you go back to your normal diet, you will gain weight again. Make sure you include more essential nutrients, like protein, fat and fiber in your diet, too. Most colon cleanse remedies suggest avoiding exercise, as your intake of calories is low, which may cause dizziness and fatigue.