Your colon

The colon - also called the large intestine or bowel - is a hollow, tube-like organ 1.5 metres long and is situated at the end of the alimentary canal. This is where the final stages of digestion, absorption and elimination take place. The colon carries out a number of vital functions including:

 absorption of water-soluble vitamins and the synthesising of valuable nutrients, such as Vitamin K

 storage of waste, bacteria and intestinal gas

 excretion of poisons and waste products



Anatomy of the large intestine Anatomy of the large intestine

A few other facts about the colon

 One in three people consulting their doctor have a bowel problem

 The UK has the highest incidence of bowel cancer in the world, with 20,000 new cases every year

 More people are hospitalised with digestive complaints than any other malady

 Up to 23 kilograms of faecal waste can accumulate in your bowel

 The healthy transit time of food through our bodies is less than 24 hours. However, in the UK, it averages 60 hours for men and 70 for women

 When normal bowel function is compromised, the whole body is at risk



If you require further information, or wish to make an appointment, please contact Leanne or Esther in the strictest confidence.

Esther Ruth McCulloch SNHS Dip M.A.C.H.R.T. RMANM Dip AIT Registered Colon Hydrotherapist
Telephone: Mobile 07980 606227 Clinic 01245 258897  |  Email: esthersclinic@gmail.com  |  89a Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0JF