Constipation contributes to acute and chronic disease (and dis-ease) in the body, including the health of our skin.
Aside from affecting the bowel, constipation increases the workload of all our elimination organs such as the skin, lungs, lymphatic system, and kidneys. As a result, these organs wear out and our repair, growth, and ability to eliminate waste materials is compromised.
Constipation “clogs” the colon. This occurs primarily because there is a buildup of mucus on the mucus membrane and bowel wall, which means less space for poop to pass through.
Cleansing the bowel and regulating bowel movements gets rid of this old, toxic, rotting material. Waste material should not stay in the colon for a week. Think of leaving dirty dishwater in a sink for a number of days. What would your overall health be like if you ate off the dishes washed in this water? A scary thought.
Before I connect the pimples on how constipation affects the skin, it’s important to understand what happens when we don’t poop regularly.