The Sigmoid Colon

The colon falls prey to cancer and disease all too often.  We seem to be willing to use medical procedure to find and correct  problems once they have occurred but what about preventing problems or helping the body with it's job of detoxification?  An enema can help to eradicate constipation, cleanse the body of parasites and worms before they can do severe damage and stimulate organs to more optimum control of toxins and waste.  While bearing in mind that medical research has not proven the benefit of the simple enema, one that cannot be refuted is a cure for constipation.  Other schools of thought are claims as to the physical benefits of colon cleansing including a stronger immune system, clearer skin, alleviated allergy symptoms, and weight loss. In mental health terms, some recipients of enema colon cleanses claim that they are less depressed and anxious which can be a by-product of constipation.

Coffee Enema

Coffee enemas cleanse the colon, relieve constipation, detoxify and enhance the healing process of the body, according to  Coffee enemas became popular in the first half of the twentieth century as part of a general detoxification program for patients with tuberculosis and cancer. Coffee enemas cleanse the colon with a mixture of brewed coffee and filtered water implanted into the colon followed by excretion of waste.  The claim of the coffee enema is that the  ingredients caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline present in coffee enemas help relax smooth muscles, which causes blood vessels and bile ducts to dilate helping the liver and colon  to function better.  Said benefits include the relief of headaches, nausea, pain and fatigue.
Depending on your diet and other lifestyle factors, you could have between 5 and 20 pounds of dried fecal matter stored in your colon right now. Sugary foods, lots of meats and carbs, processed foods, and a lack of fiber in our diet are all causes. An enema can flush all of this stuff out.

What is the Sigmoid colon
The sigmoid colon, also referred to as the pelvic colon or sigmoid flexure, is a part of the digestive system and is a little over a foot long. It can normally be found in the pelvis, but it has a certain amount of freedom in its movement. Therefore, it can sometimes be found in the abdominal cavity instead. It extends from the left side of the abdomen to the central portion of the pelvis and is able to expand and contract dependent upon the amount of fecal material being stored until it is ready to be evacuated from the body.  The Sigmoid colon is the part of the large intestine that is closest to the rectum and anus. The sigmoid section is responsible for helping to “tie together” the digestive system.

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The sigmoid colon is responsible for moving waste towards the anus. It does not do this job alone, however, as the rectum is also responsible in this regard. The sigmoid also serves as a collection site for waste material. When the sigmoid contracts, the process of waste removal is initiated.

The sigmoid is also responsible for absorbing water to help keep the stool loose and easy to remove. In addition, it secretes mucus to help the stool pass through the digestive system more easily and to help protect the digestive system from toxins. The lower the quality of foods you eat, the more mucus the sigmoid colon will need to create. These foods include those that are refined, have unnatural additives, or are high in fat, such as meats and cheeses.
Although inappropriate diet and an unhealthy lifestyle considerably add to the risks of sigmoid colon cancer, the disease may also be influenced by an underlying genetic predisposition. Sigmoid colon cancer statistics reveal that about five percent of colon cancers world wide, are caused solely through genetic dysfunctions and physiological abnormalities. Depending upon their underlying cause, sigmoid colon cancers may be either unexpected (sporadic colon cancers), or genetically-inherited.
Colonoscopy, especially those who have blood relatives affected by colon cancer should be a major part of preventive maintenance.  It can quickly spot troublesome polyps or tumors.



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This information is strictly educational and is not, in any way, meant to prescribe or to constitute medical advice. The information provided is designed to be used in conjunction with the guidance of a healthcare professional. The author assumes no responsibility for any presumed health effects associated with using this information.