The symptoms of constipation are more than just not going to the bathroom regularly or having difficulty going.
Those are just the most obvious signs of constipation.
We don't usually think about the rich and famous suffering from constipation.
The fact is that people from all walks of life get constipated from time to time.
Sadly, many people even suffer from chronic constipation (constantly recurring).
When your bowels aren't functioning properly, you tend to feel miserable all over!
It's no wonder, either. What goes in, must come out. When it doesn't, that food waste sits in your colon and rots causing you grief in many forms.
I'm sure you can imagine the toxins that rotting food is emanating.
No doubt, most of us have experienced the unpleasant smell and decay of food scraps in our rubbish bin. Some of us have even endured the odorous scents emanating from our local tip or dump.
Now, think about the rotting food in your gut! Eeww!
If you are not emptying your bowels regularly (at least daily), your body is storing the toxic waste.
Sooner or later, your health will be affected. These are some of the ways the body reacts to poor elimination.
Obviously, some of these problems are not exclusively signs of constipation. The important point to note is that constipation CAN cause these symptoms.
Learn to read your body and identify what is going on in your system. For instance, you may not associate headaches with constipation. Remember that your whole body is connected. When one area is suffering, the whole body can be affected.
Constipation Remedies to help you start feeling better today.
You may be wondering if your transit time is "normal." The transit time
is the time it takes for your food to go from your mouth, through your
digestive tract, and out the other end.
What is regular and normal for one person, may not be the same for another. Transit time should be about 24-30 hours.
Just because you eliminate at least once a day doesn't mean that your transit time is 24 hours. You may still be passing food that you ate a couple of days ago if you have sluggish intestines. A sluggish bowel will also cause symptoms of constipation.
You can (and probably should) check your transit time by eating at least 4 tbsp. of whole kernel corn. Be sure watch your stool for the first sign of the corn. If you see corn within 24 hours, your transit time is optimal.
If the corn doesn't appear for 30-40 hours or more you have a prolonged transit time. If you don't see the corn for 78 hours or never, you most likely have a toxic bowel.
Some medical books say that "regular" can range from 2-3 times a day to several times a week.
Hippocrates counseled the Athenians...
"it was essential that they should pass large bulky
motions after every meal."
Ideally, you should have a bowel movement every time you eat. At the least, you should go at least once a day. If you aren't eliminating your waste products adequately, you are at risk of developing various diseases.
Constipation isn't just a lack of frequency in your bowel movements.
You need to take a look at feces in order to evaluate your digestive
If your stool is small, dry, and hard, these are signs of constipation, even if you are going daily.
As unpleasant as it may seem, look at your pooh when you go. A healthy pooh should be...
If you experience frequent symptoms of constipation, this is your body's signal that something is wrong and you need to fix it! You may need to change your diet, increase your exercise, drink more water, or take more nutrients.
There are natural cures for constipation that can help you get back on track. When your bowels are functioning properly, you'll feel better all over.
To your good health!
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