Primary Elimination Pathway In Your Body
In order to maintain good health and optimal wellness, your body must effectively process food and eliminate bodily waste. Your large intestine or colon — a muscular tube approximately 5 feet in length — is an essential organ that eliminates toxins and metabolic waste through a bowel movement.
Together with your lungs, skin, and kidneys, the colon is one of the natural detoxification organs in your body.
The main functions of the colon are the absorption of water and minerals, and the formation and elimination of bowel movements through muscular contractions called peristalsis. It also houses the microbiome, a colony of hundreds of varieties of microflora including healthy bacteria to aid digestion, promote vital nutrient production, help to maintain pH balance, promote immune health and prevent proliferation of harmful bacteria.