Ahhhh. You So Full Of sh*t.
Just as the pipes in your home accumulate a slimy, protein build-up, your colon accumulates a build-up of thick, sticky mucus, and poorly digested food debris on its sides. A narrow passageway is created, which slows up the drainage of the foodstuffs you eat. This build-up occurs when you eat the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.), and when your diet is deficient in fiber and water. The following foods/drinks from the SAD diet clog up your colon and cause poor colon health:
1. White flour acts like glue.
2. Fats are very sticky.
3. Meat stimulates the production of sticky mucus to help break down poorly digested meat.
4. Dairy is the most mucus-forming substance you could put in your mouth.
5. Alcohol, soda, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks stimulate your kidneys to excrete more water than it should to flush these toxic drinks from your body. This causes chronic dehydration. Dehydration causes you to lose more water out of your colon, which causes the fecal matter and mucus to become hard and stick to the sides of the colon.
A healthy colon is about five feet long, two and a half inches in diameter, and weighs two to three pounds. The average American's colon weighs ten to fifteen pounds.
The colon's main function is to remove water from the chyme (digesting food particles) and bulk up the stool. Friendly bacteria continue to further break down any partially digested food/meat substances. Friendly bacteria make nutrients such as vitamin K and some of the B vitamins. Your colon should eliminate its contents every 8-12 hours. Ideally, your stool should be a foot long, 1 inch around, and partially floating.