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Keeping your Appendix Healthy with a Colon Cleanse

May 12, 2008
What if you found out that a recent surgery could have been avoided altogether with a seven day treatment regimen known as a colon cleanse? This is the case with some appendectomies which are the direct result of neglected colon health. The appendix itself is a small, easily forgotten organ that does not seem to fill any useful purpose. It is only thought about when a problem arises. While there are a number of causes that may impact an appendix to such an extent that it would die off and require removal, there is very real evidence that fecaloma are to be blamed in some instances.

Fecaloma refers to feces that have hardened to such an extent that they are sometimes called fecal tumors while at other times they are referred to as coproliths - stones fashioned from fecal waste. This hardened fecal matter is found in the colon where it will create blockages over time.

As more time passes, the appendix itself will become a storage vessel for mucus that will not be expelled but instead simply builds up, hardens, and builds up further. Eventually, it can no longer hold the built up mucus, blood flow will cease, and finally it becomes a mass of dying and then eventually dead cells.

As the body recognizes it as a bundle of foreign matter no longer living and part of the body itself, white blood cells will fight against the appendix and pus will begin to take up what little space there may be left in and around the appendix, eventually causing a rupture and voiding of pus into the abdominal cavity. Death is the end result if left untreated and a removal of the appendix is the only way to save the patient's life.

What makes this particular course of action so unnecessary is the fact that with a little bit of effort appendicitis due to fecaloma could have been avoided. Since these obstructions are little more than hardened fecal matter, a lifestyle that includes a diet rich in raw fibrous veggies, fruits, and whole grains would consistently flush out the particles.

Since the American diet is anything but healthy, additional steps need to be taken that ensure removal of fecal matter before it hardens to the extent that it could adversely affect the health of the appendix. This may be accomplished with a colon cleanse, a process that may take anywhere from three, to five or seven days and simply focuses on the removal of built up fecal matter from the intestines.

A temporary change in diet accompanies the use of supplements which mix laxative properties with stool liquefying agents, thus permitting the hardened matter to be loosened from the walls of the intestines and thus get flushed out of the body.

Even though not each case of appendicitis is directly related to a buildup of fecal matter, in cases where it is at the root cause, the fact that this ailment could have been avoided should give you pause and reinforce your commitment to better colon health.
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Scott Meyers is a staff writer for Its Entirely Natural, a resource for helping you achieve a naturally healthy body, mind, and spirit. You may contact our writers through the web site. Follow this link for more information on Colon Cleansing.
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