The Detox Miracle Sourcebook: Raw Foods and Herbs for Complete Cellular Regeneration

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STRUCTURES — Colon, lymphatic system, urinary system, immune
system and the integumentary system (skin).

FUNCTIONS — The elimination of wastes and by-products from
metabolism and digestion. Elimination of pathogens and mucus from the
lymphatic system. Excess water elimination.

The eliminative system encompasses several other systems, which are
complete systems within themselves. They are the intestinal system, lymphatic
system, urinary system, integumentary system and immune system.

Intestinal System (Colon)

STRUCTURES — There are five sections to the colon. The first section,
which is valved and connected to the jejenum (small bowel), is called the
cecum. Then there is the ascending portion, which trails upward against
gravity toward the right lower lung and liver area. The transverse portion
travels across your abdomen toward the left side. Next it curves downward,
becoming the descending portion. It then curves again, and becomes the
sigmoid portion. Finally, it curves one last time, ending with the rectal
portion. The average human colon is five to six feet long.

FUNCTIONS — Wastes and by-products from digestion are eliminated
through the large intestine (called the colon). The lymph system also
eliminates one-third or more of its wastes through the colon. Wastes from
metabolism that enter the blood and lymph system are carried to the kidneys,
skin, and colon, to then be eliminated. The colon is truly the “sewer system”
and must be in a state of good health in order for the whole body to be in a
good state of health.

Lymphatic System

STRUCTURES — Spleen, thymus, appendix, tonsils, lymph nodes, lymph
vessels and lymph fluid.

FUNCTIONS — The lymphatic system is one of the most vital systems in
the body. Its job includes removing cellular wastes, removing excessive fat-

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