The lowest part of the intestinal system that reaches the anal opening is called the large intestine. There are several conditions that can lead to illness or pain in that part of the abdominal cavity. These are most often colon cancer, colitis, intestinal irritation and diverticulosis.

Colitis is an inflammation that is sometimes caused by an infection. Intestinal irritation causes pain that occurs intermittently. This disorder appears to be caused by a weak or complete lack of coordination of movements in the intestines. Diverticulosis involves the development of small polyps on the intestinal wall. When an infection occurs, sharp pains appear in the intestinal tract. Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) is a serious health problem in Western countries. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer in both men (after prostate and lung cancer) and in women (after breast and lung cancer). Due to different anamnesis, colon cancer is treated and recorded separately from rectal cancer.

Most colon problems are related to diet. Thus, diverticulosis is most often the result of long-term consumption of foods that are low in fiber, while intestinal irritation can be exacerbated by fiber, although it seems to be more often caused by psychological problems, stress and anxiety, and less by physical disorders. Symptoms of colon problems include intestinal pain that most commonly occurs in waves, swelling and bloating, bloating in the intestines, blood in the stool, diarrhea, constipation, pain when emptying the bowel, weight loss, and sometimes fever.


- Once a year, perform a physical examination
- Eat as many fresh vegetables as possible, because cooking destroys many active substances that are sensitive to heat
- Butterbur, echinacea, parsley, sage and ginseng are herbs that strengthen the immune system and affect the suppression of lung cancer
- Foods that contain lactic acid suppress growths of cancer cells
- Before starting to correct the diet and digestion, it is important to clean the intestines by applying enemas, or a longer fast with teas
- Thyme, savory and dandelion teas have a cleansing effect on the intestines
- Eat as less meat as possible and as many vegetables as possible to prevent bloating
- Avoid foods made from refined white flour and sugar and strong spices
- In intestinal infection, the properties of pumpkin are effective, as well as fresh artichokes and grated carrots and apples
- To improve bowel function, drink a glass of kale juice diluted with water before each meal and take partial baths in warm water
- Try to move and exercise as much as possible to stretch and strengthen the intestinal muscles
- Eat foods rich in vitamins B and E and drink multivitamin juices
- Essential oils of thyme, lemon, dandelion and savory stimulate the excretion of toxins from the intestines
- Avoid foods that you know upset your digestion
- Try to eat as many beetroot as possible and drink juice from it because it contains betanin which has an antibacterial effect
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Radish and apple affect the expulsion of toxins from the intestines
- Avoid stressful situations, alcohol and nicotine
- Apply relaxation techniques
- Try to move as much as possible to stretch and strengthen the intestinal muscles
- Use blueberries for diarrhea


If you have frequent bowel pain or bloody diarrhea, necessarily visit your doctor.