Doctors Health Press Colon Health Information Center

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about your colon. Like most people, you probably never give it a second thought and just assume it is doing its job like it’s supposed to be doing. But here is a simple truth: if your colon isn’t removing waste efficiently, you’re not going to feel well. The problem is that when toxins and wastes accumulate in your intestines, it makes it difficult to absorb nutrients. And when you aren’t absorbing nutrients, it’s a lot harder to feel healthy.

All the major organs in your body and hundreds of body processes need a steady supply of vitamins and minerals, proteins and fats. Some of these nutrients are absorbed through your intestines. But when your colon is clogged with waste, instead of absorbing health-giving nutrients, it’s likely you’ll be getting a dose of disease-causing toxins. Toxins re-circulate back through your body if they are not removed. And, according to some medical experts, these toxins may be involved in the onset of colon cancer.

So what do you do if you want to protect your colon, given that it has such an important job to do and yet may be at risk? Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences say that you might want to add more omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.