From "The Colon Health Handbook"  by Robert Gray


When material becomes lodged in the alimentary tract, it can continue to putrefy and release toxins for weeks. Stagnation occurs primarily in the colon and is usually the body's largest contributor to putrefaction and the consequent autointoxication. The primary objective of colon cleansing is to remove stagnant material from the colon and entire alimentary tract. Doing so will sizably reduce putrefaction and autointoxication within the system.

The stagnant material in the alimentary tract can be divided into two types--putrefactive and postputrefactive. Putrefactive matter is still moist, decaying, and releasing toxic substances. Unless removed it eventually becomes so dry and hard that it does not putrefy any further. This postputrefactive matter is very difficult to dissolve or remove.


It has already been mentioned that worms, amoebas, and other parasites live in and thrive upon stagnant putrefactive matter within the intestines. Rid yourself of this filth, and you will rid yourself of the parasites as well.


Transit time is how long it takes after food is eaten until residues are expelled through the anus. The shorter the transit time, the less the food will putrefy before being expelled from the body, and the less will be the resultant autointoxication. At the beginning of a colon-cleansing process transit time is typically 20 to 24 hours. For some people, this improves to as little as 10 hours by the end of the colon-cleansing process. The improvement in transit time is due to improved digestion and nutrient absorption, allowing the body to process its food in a shorter amount of time.


You can eat all the fruits and vegetables you want, but if you also eat even relatively small quantifies of dairy products, tofu, white flour products, and other mucus-forming foods, the accumulation of putrefactive wastes in the colon will continue.