A large intestine is about 1.6cm long. It can only accumulate waste that is formed by six meals of food. Beyond that the waste will flow back into the small intestines. In other words if our body cannot eliminate the food that comes into our body after 18 to 20 hours of digestion, it is hard to guarantee that our body will not absorb the toxic from the waste itself and interrupt the normal function of small intestines in nutrient absorption.


Our large intestine tract is curvy and because of this, if our eating habit is improper, most probably not all the undigested food residue can be eliminated from our body. Instead it accumulates in our intestine. If undigested, food residue is trapped too long in our digestive tract then harmful bacteria will start to decay the food and release some toxins like methane, histamine and ammonia in our body. These toxins may be absorbed through the capillaries near the intestines     into our body. This would affect the functioning of the liver thereby interrupting the process of metabolism. This result in several chronic diseases according to an intestinal study report in Japan, the average content of Coprostasis in healthy body without constipation weighs about 6 – 10 pounds (2.7 – 4.5kg). The study concludes that even those who do not encounter the problem of constipation are also threatened by Coprostasis. Therefore those who regularly face constipation are in a greater risk of accumulating Coprostasis in their body.

Diseases linked to Coprostasis are Colon Cancer, Arteriosclerosis, Hypertension, Heart, Liver and Kidney diseases and Diabetes.

In addition, Coprostasis also causes other problems such as pimples, freckles, skin problems and menstrual cramps. Therefore it is important to flush out the wastes and keep our intestines and colon clean.


Beneficial bacteria help our body to synthesize certain vitamins, nutrients and enzymes. It helps to eliminate heavy metal residue and other harmful substances in food contamination. The beneficial bacteria in our intestine are Bifidus, Laclis and Fecal is. When these are present in greater quantity than the harmful ones they can inhibit the growth of the harmful bacteria, thereby maintaining a healthy state in the intestines.

In a healthy gastro-intestinal tract, the ratio of beneficial to harmful bacteria is 80:20. However, as age catches on, certain factors lead to the deterioration of the content of the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. This ultimately affects the ability of the beneficial bacteria to fight. These factors include intake of antibiotics, steroid medication, consumption of large quantity of meat, breathing polluted air and indigestion.


If you want to know whether your intestine is in good condition, monitor your bowel movement and check the condition of your faces.

  • COLOUR / ODOUR: If your faces is dark and have an unbearable odour, it is an indication your condition is worse.
  • SHAPE: The ideal shape of faces from a healthy intestine is banana-shaped and measuring 3cm wide and 6cm long.
  • FIRMNESS: Inability to retain the above described shape is an indication of an unhealthy condition.
  • DURATION: Each bowel activity should take only 2 – 3 minutes. A longer duration indicates all is not well
  • QUANTITY: The average elimination should weigh approximately 1kilogrammes

Other signs of unhealthy gastro-intestinal tract include chronic skin problems, bad breath, heavy stomach, fatigue and constipation. While constipation may cause Coprostasis, people without constipation may suffer from this also. Coprostasis is difficult to eliminate, hence the best cure is to prevent it.


To cleanse and detoxify your intestines, there is the need to increase the              intake of fiber. Fiber is regarded as a colon cleanser and it is a good partner for people who wish to lose weight. Fortunately, it is not difficult to obtain it from food. It is therefore highly recommended that we eat some high fiber supplementary foods wisely. (Identify some of these foods here)

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