What Is The Colon And Why Is A Healthy Colon So Important?
The colon is the last five feet of the digestive tract or large intestines. This is a hollow tube like organ made up of muscle structure that moves digested food and waste along by a wave like motion known as peristalsis. The primary function of the colon is to absorb water, electrolytes and some vitamins, as well as preparing and storing fecal waste prior to elimination. The colon, along with the skin, kidneys and lungs, is a major organ of elimination of toxins and waste. If bowel movements are not regular, the waste products and toxins accumulate and can compromise our health.