DETOX For Better Health: Constant Exposure to Toxins, Especially a Toxic Diet, Clogs our Colon and Causes Disease


by Dr. Wallace V. Nelson, ND

Many holistic health experts believe that much of the degenerative disease that Americans face is due to the presence of toxic chemicals in nearly everything that we eat, drink and breathe. In order to begin a path to wellness, the first step is to cleanse the body through detoxification.

This is accomplished through a total body cleansing program, which cleans the liver, bowels, kidneys and the blood supply. It helps restore the peristaltic action of the colon, and helps to rid the body of mucus, toxins and waste materials. These materials often become trapped in the colon, in some cases for many years.

A successful cleanse is achieved through a three-day liquid detoxification and accompanying supplementation that will replace the normal diet and clean the body systems. This is an ideal way to treat degenerative symptoms without drugs or chemicals, and to begin the journey to better health.

Colon Health

Almost every chronic disease is due to the influence of bacterial poisons diffusing into body systems from the intestine. About 95 percent of all degenerative disease begins in one organ of the body: the colon. It is often possible to observe the progression of poor health and find that generally all degenerative disease can be traced back to lifestyle and a toxic colon and body. Through lifestyle change, and by starting at the source (the colon) to restore health, degenerative symptoms can be reversed. Dramatic changes in health occur simply by following a cleansing lifestyle.

Dr. Wallace Nelson

Hear Dr. Wallace Nelson LIVE and FREE in San Antonio on April 13 Learn much more about detoxification from Dr. Wallace Nelson live and in person at the Wholistic Festival, Sunday, April 13, at the Hilton Airport Hotel, 611 NW Loop 410 ( The festival begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m. In addition to detoxification, Dr. Nelson will host FREE presentations on hormones, candida eradication, diabetes and immune recovery during the Wholistic Festival. He is traveling to San Antonio at the invitation of Miriam Figeroa, owner of San Antonio’s Spatini Holistic Spa (

How the Colon Works

The colon is part of the large intestine of the body and acts as the disposal system for body waste. Much of what we eat, drink, breathe and most of what our body is trying to slough off (such as atrophied tissue or dead cell growth), is eliminated out of the colon. The parts of the colon include an ascending colon, a transverse colon, a descending colon, and elimination through the rectum. The colon is an organ that is approximately five feet long and two and one half inches in diameter.

In a healthy person, within 8–10 hours of eating, food has passed through the mouth (worked upon by digestive enzymes in the saliva), through the esophagus, digested in the stomach and gone through the small intestine becoming mostly digested. It then enters the large intestine.

Toxic Diet

The average person eats processed foods, overcooked foods and very little fiber. We eat way too much sugar, excessive salt and red meat. We don’t drink enough water, we don’t exercise enough and stress is rampant. We attempt to prevent the body’s natural cleansing processes when we are sick or uncomfortable through chemical mediation, which retains unwanted wastes.

Because of these factors, tract time (or elimination time) has slowed to anywhere from 6–30 days. The colon becomes clogged with waste that starts accumulating and forming layers of encrustation on its walls. The waste material begins decomposition and causes fermentation and putrefaction, which can lead to serious health problems.

Constipation is derived from the Latin “constipatus,” which means to press or crowd together, to pack or to cram. Constipation means that the packed accumulation of feces makes the cleansing organ impossible to function.

As Dr. Bernard Jensen says, a cesspool colon “distills the poisons of decay, fermentation and putrefaction into the blood, poisons the brain and nervous system, poisons the heart so we are weak and listless, poisons the lungs so the breath is foul, poisons the digestive organs so we are in distress, poisons the body so we are unhealthy.”

All of this underscores the need to regularly detox your organs, bowels and blood. Restore your health, and regain the pleasure of living by giving your body, mind and spirit the gift of detoxification.

Dr. Wallace V. Nelson, N.D. CNHP is a natural health practitioner living in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is president of The M’lis Company, which was started by his mother, Dr. Linda T. Nelson, and produces a line of detoxification, body contour and holistic skin care products. Dr. Wallace Nelson, is recognized nationally for his unique approach to holistic health and is a highly anticipated speaker at industry events. He has written many articles featured in a variety of publications and appears as an expert guest on television and radio.

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