It’s time to get over the embarrassment, and face this problem head on. Millions are suffering from it, often silently, because they just don’t want to tell anyone and find out what to do about it.
I’m talking about constipation.
Proper and regular elimination is vital to good health. When your stools back up in your colon and sit for days, the waste materials are reabsorbed into your body, and that spells toxicity and eventual illness.
Here’s a crash course on digestion…
- First, food goes into the stomach where it is broken down and liquefied
- Next, it moves into the small intestine where the nutrients are extracted for use by the body
- Then, the leftover waste moves into the colon
- Finally, stools are formed for elimination
If the stools remain in your colon too long, too much water can be extracted, the stools become hard and difficult to pass leaving you constipated. Sometimes the solution is as simple as drinking adequate amounts of water to keep your body properly hydrated.
But, what if you drink plenty of fluids and still can’t have a decent bowel movement?
Next, look at how much fiber you are getting in your daily diet. This means plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that contain lots of good fiber.
The SAD (Standard American Diet) is grossly void of adequate amounts of fiber. Taking a fiber supplement just isn’t going to cut it. All those carbs and proteins can sit like rocks in your colon without plenty of fiber and it’s scrubbing action to assist in proper elimination.
One of the very best lifestyle habits is to start every single day with a freshly blended green drink made up of green vegetables and lots of fresh leafy greens. Try it and see for yourself if those bowels don’t start moving when you develop this daily wellness habit.
If water and fiber don’t do the trick, try eating several prunes every day.
And, how much exercise are you getting? A lazy colon can be a mirror of a lazy you. Get up and get going! Try a brisk walk every day to get the energy moving in your body that can lead to a good bm.
Maybe you are deficient in magnesium and vitamin C. If so, this can contribute to constipation so try supplementing with these nutrients.
And finally, always, ALWAYS seize the moment when you feel the urge and head for the toilet immediately. If you wait, you might miss the opportunity.
Your stools are waste materials that must be eliminated fully and regularly. It isn’t a matter of how often you eliminate each day, it is how much. A rule of thumb is that you must eliminate a minimum of 18″ of stools per day. It is vital to keep an eye on this as your bowel movements are a reflection of your ability to detoxify.
If that sounds like a lot to you, stop and consider this… You have 2 to 3 meals a day. ALL of this must be eliminated during the same 24 hour period. If you are constipated, and feces remain in your colon too long, autointoxication occurs.
Autointoxication is a toxic state as harmful gases are produced like methane and ammonia that permeate your entire body. Many people have days’ worth of meals just sitting there spewing toxic waste back into their system.
Once you start eliminating properly, you will be amazed at how much better you feel! This is where health restoration begins.
There are many other factors that may be causing your constipation like prescription medications, food allergies or even emotional factors. But, the majority of the time, the simple changes suggested here will get you going and feeling like a new person!
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