It's a dirty subject, but it's one you should consider if you are trying to get yourself healthy. You've heard the saying "garbage in, garbage out"? It's true of your body too. What comes out of your body in your waste products reflects what you have put into your body initially.
Lets have a basic, brief anatomy lesson. The skin is the largest organ of the body. It, along with the other orifices of your body, come into contact with and take in toxins, bacteria and parisites on a daily basis.
Your body has numerous ways in which it combats these hazordous invaders. One is your immune system which has bacteria of a positive kind working 24/7 (hopefully). Another are some of the organs in your body that act as filters. Your lungs, liver, spleen and colon are filters to name a few. The colon is the 'final fronteir'.
Your colon is the end of the gastrointestinal tract. A healthy colon is on average, 5 feet long and 2 1/2 inches around. It is a muscular organ used to push out the bodies food waste and toxins.
If you don't eat properly or subject yourself to unnecessary toxins, your colon can build up a kind of sludge on it's interior walls. Some doctors have said that you can have up to 10 pounds of sludge on your colon walls!! Think of your home's sewer system. This sludge can harbor more dangerous toxins and bacteria, which in turn, can make your whole body sick.
So what's the cure?
First of all, make sure you drink plenty of CLEAN water. If you have well water, filter it completely. Make sure you start a balanced diet. Do a colon or intestional flush/cleansing if there is any concern about your colon being infested with parasites and bacteria. There are numerous products on the market at health food stores that you can purchase to do a cleanse.
An inexpensive, although not completely thorough means of colon cleansing is prune juice. You can drink extra water or even fast if you like to 'start over'.
Once you get your colon clean and start on your way to eating healthy foods, you will notice a remarkable change in how you feel. Always remember that if you have any chronic health issues, or are on medications, consult your doctor or a homeopath before doing a cleanse.