A healthy person with a balanced diet usually carries about one pounds of waste in their colon, and this will be passed normally as a routine bowel movement.

But not everyone has a healthy diet, and I know I for one am prone to the occasional junk food bender.

If your colon isn't healthy, if you aren't eating enough fiber and healthy food, and if your intestinal flora is out of balance, it can lead to waste getting stuck and impacted - up to 15 pounds of it!

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