Overcoming Constipation


What is Constipation? 

Constipation is the difficulty of emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces. It is slower-than-normal movement of stool through the digestive tract. Producing fewer-than-normal bowel movements is also a sign of constipation. Constipation effects up to 20% of adult Americans. It occurs so frequently that it accounts for 2.5 million doctor visits every year, and people spend over $800 million on over-the-counter laxatives every year. But there are so many better, cheaper ways to help your bowels go smoother. 

Causes of Constipation 

There are a lot of things that could be causing constipation. It's good to know what the cause could be so that you can better prevent constipation from happening again. 

  • Low Fiber Diet 

  • Unhealthy Gut 

  • Processed Foods 

  • Refined Carbs 

  • Dehydration 

  • Emotional Stress 

  • Inactivity 

  • Poor Sleep 

  • Bacteria 

  • Hormone Problems 

  • Magnesium Deficiency 

  • Bad Bathroom Habits 

  • Certain Medications 

Natural Remedies 

  1. Eat the right food. 

    • high-fiber foods like raw fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds and nuts. 

    • green leafy veggies 

    • prunes and figs 

    • warm liquids 

    • water 

  2. Avoid the bad foods.

    • processed food like cheese, chips, and ice cream 

    • ultra-processed foods like frozen pizza, snack cakes, and cereal 

    • fried foods 

    • alcohol 

    • pasteurized dairy 

    • caffeine 

  3. Take Supplements. 

    • Flaxseed Oil 

    • Psyllium Husk 

    • Magnesium 

    • Probiotics 

    • Aloe Vera Juice