It is not uncommon for the average person to have about 5 to 25 pounds of fecal matter impacted in their colon. This may lead to the normal intestinal flora being replaced by more harmful bacteria, which may lead to intestinal toxaemia and affect our health in a very negative way. Auto-intoxication is the result. Auto-intoxication occurs when the body absorbs too much of its own toxic waste matter. This can manifest itself as the following: bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, low energy levels, fatigue, heartburn, headaches, aches and pains, weight problems/difficulty losing weight (weight loss issues), insomnia, acne, endocrine disturbances, irritability, parasites, abdominal distension, candida, allergies, difficulty concentrating, sallow complexion, immune and circulatory problems, arthritis, skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, backache, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and food sensitivities. The colon is over 5 feet long and 2 inches in diameter. It serves to eliminate waste and conserve water. The bacteria living in the colon synthesize valuable nutrients including vitamins K and some B vitamins. Toxic material is found not only in the colon, but in other parts of the body as well, including fat tissue, joints, arteries, muscles, the liver etc. Colonics, colon cleansing or colon hydrotherapy effectively eliminate large quantities of toxic waste, affecting the condition of the entire body. When the colon is clean and healthy, the well-being of the whole body is greatly enhanced.