The concept of cleansing the colon has been there for some time now. In fact, if we go back in time, the very first mention of colon cleansing can be traced as far back as the Egyptian civilization. In fact, the Egyptians believed that the root of all physical ailments can be traced back to the colon. So, most of the treatment that they practiced was targeted in getting the colon work properly.
Practitioners of conventional medicine strongly disagree with such a theory. However, what modern practitioners of alternative medicine tend to put across is that even if not all physical ailments can be traced to an unclean colon, a significant number of diseases are caused because of an unclean colon. There are also a number of people who report a remarkable improvement in their health after a colon cleansing.
But it is not the local effects that we are worried about. The toxins also get circulated to all parts of the body through the blood via the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is there to reach those parts of the body where the blood vessels don’t and nourish the cells there. It also kills harmful organisms and acts as a carrier of waste matter.
The body can fight against toxins being circulated. But the level to which it can actually put up a resistance has its own limits. After a certain point of time it is forced to give up and the diseases start to creep in.
The toxins are also responsible for the condition of diverticulitis. This is a disease when pouches begin to form on the walls of the colon. The pouches also trap food within it which turns to breeding grounds for harmful bacteria. Diverticulitis can cause fever and lead to acute abdominal pain.