Nothing sucks more than feeling bloated and gassy. It’s that crappy feeling when you can’t go. So, ask yourself are you constipated? I’m going to help you get going on knowing what to do to get going safely.
What Is Constipation?
Doctors and practitioners like myself call this gastric distress too. The whole colon or your intestines are blocked. In their opening statement, the 2018 Expert Consensus Document created by the International Working Group for Disorders of Gastrointestinal Motility and Function they said, “Disturbances of gastric, intestinal and colonic motor and sensory functions affect a large portion of the population worldwide.”
That’s a mouth-full. They’re saying most people are constipated. I’d told you that just based on over 25 years of being a licensed health provider! The key issue is the lack of frequency of bowel movements. Hey, many people are searching for constipation pain relief, and they want it quick.
Weight Gain and More
It leads to weight gain, feeling bloating, being tired, and can cause lack of focus. How? Waste or stool is toxic to you if it hangs around. Think of the lovely smell that you don’t want to hang around once you go. That’s inside you until you do! Doing a cleanse of your colon and help you clean out the toxins and get you going again.
The National Institutes of Health or NIH, reports that people who have fewer than three bowel movements a week have an issue with motility or movement of their bowels.
A big factor today is drugs that people take.
Are You Constipated?
Here’s a list of medicines that can make you constipated.
- Antacids containing aluminum and calcium
- Bile acid sequestrants
- Calcium channel blockers
- Iron supplements
What To Take For Constipation
Of course, most medical doctors recommend increasing your fiber and water intake. Many will suggest a constipation medicine with side-effects and long-term health problems. For many, this isn’t a fix at all. Maybe you just won’t eat more fiber because you live, breath and consume fiber all day. I have help for you that is natural.
What to take for constipation can be a natural solution. A 2017 Study published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology showed that probiotics significantly increase how much you go poop. [It’s okay to use that word, honest]
Also, all-natural fiber in supplement form can support more regular bowel movements. Things like SunFiber which comes from the guar bean, Psyllium husk, Senna, and pectin and all come in small capsules. Check out our bundle below of Pure Encapsulations designed for a healthy bowel.
My favorite is magnesium. The 2007 study published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, if you’re low in magnesium, you’re likely constipated. In doing micro-nutrient lab workups on in-office patients, I find 50% of the patients are indeed suffering from low magnesium. When working with virtual [phone] coaching clients we can use their whole symptoms picture to see if magnesium is a fit.
When asking yourself, are you constipated, remember you should have one to three bowel movements daily. What goes in needs to come out.
This is the Healthy Colon Bundle I recommend when I health coach or see a clients in the office. Are you constipated? Then give us a call and let’s see if this is the right treatment for you.
- Dimidi E, Christodoulides S, Fragkos KC, et al. The effect of probiotics on functional constipation in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014;100(4):1075-1084.
- Huang R, Hu J. Positive effect of probiotics on constipation in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis of six randomized controlled trials. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2017;April
- Kapoor MP, Sugita M, Okubo T, Fukuzawa Y. Impact of partially hydrolyzed guar bum (PHGG) on constipation prevention: a systemic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Functional Foods. 2017;33:52-66.
- Keller J, Bassotti G, Clarke J, et al. Expert consensus document: advances in the diagnosis and classification of gastric and intestinal motility disorders. Nature Review Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2018;15:291-308.
- Murakami K, Sasaki S, Okubo H, et al. Association between dietary fiber, water and magenisum intake and functional constipation among young Japanese women. Eur