So for the first question, if you want to confirm that your colon is indeed healthy, refer to this list:
*Clear skin without blemishes
* Mild-smelling breath
*No mucous, partially digested food or blood in stools
*Elimination time between 18-24 hours
* A big bowel movement in the am and a smaller movement later in the day
*Stools expelled effortlessly
*Soft, well formed stools, often in a long tube shape
THE HOME ELIMINATION TEST
Besides checking for the physical signs of a healthy colon every time you eliminate, you can monitor your elimination time (how long it takes food to be digested and excreted) to evaluate your colon health.
The easiest way to test your elimination time is to prepare beets. Their red pigment is so strong that it colors your stool and you will know how long your body took to process them.
1) Prepare fresh beets, eating the whole vegetable not just the juice because it travels through your system very quickly.
2) When you eat the beets, make note of the time and day
3)Look at your stool until you notice the red pigment. Ideally this should be 18-24 hours after you first ate them