Constipation Remedies Blog
The best remedy for constipation is prevention with proper diet and physical activity, but of course, you already knew that. The question is how to do it each and every day, to make sure you don’t get constipated again.
Well, I’m going to reveal to you today my secret weapon for constipation. Conventional constipation remedies, such as eating prunes for constipation, drinking prune juice, apple juice, taking flax seeds, using laxatives, stool softeners and other constipation remedies can work, but it’s like a putting a band-aid on a broken leg.
If you really want to get to the root of the problem and find a permanent remedy for chronic constipation problems, you need a more effective weapon. So here it is.
Are you ready?
You need to start drinking green smoothies!read more
If you have been suffering from constipation, then besides telling you to eat more foods rich in fiber, the doctor might also be telling you to get more fiber by taking a fiber pill or drinking water mixed with a special high-fiber powder such as psyllium. Plus, of course, he or she will tell you to “drink plenty of water.”
If you’ve been following the “eat more fiber” and “drink more water” for constipation recommendations, then the book “Fiber Menace” will challenge your beliefs and surprise you, even to the point of disbelief.
From a symbolic cover illustrating a cereal bowl full of gold screws, the book “Fiber Menace” by Konstantin Monastyrsky, reveals the disastrous effects that our modern high-grain, high-fiber nutritional dictates may have on the proper functioning of the digestive system.read more
The Bristol Stool Scale is a medical tool often used for classifying bowel movements. Bowel movements are important for your health because they are the body’s natural way of excreting waste from the body.
Most of us are not eager to discuss the looks of our stools with anyone in our daily conversations (or even with our doctors) or even contemplate the looks of our stools. But let’s face it: if you are reading this, then you probably have concerns about your elimination. The fact is constipation rarely happens out of the blue in otherwise healthy adults. It is usually preceded by years and years of semi-regular stools that are either too large, or too hard, or both. These abnormal stools can gradually cause various gastrointestinal health issues, including nerve damage and enlargement of the colon, rectum, and hemorrhoids until one day the bowels refuse to move as was meant by nature — once or twice daily, usually after a meal, and with zero effort or notice.
That is why you need to learn to recognize and prevent abnormal stools, even if you feel queasy about the subject. Learning about your bowel movements might give you good insight into your gastrointestinal health.
At this point you may be asking: “But what exactly are normal stools?”read more
Constipation in kids is a common problem for babies and children and is a frequent cause for visits to a Pediatrician. Child constipation can be distressing for everyone involved and although it is natural to be concerned, it is not usually serious and does not mean that they will develop bowel problems in later life as a result of their constipation.
The most effective way to prevent and treat constipation is by changing what your child eats. It’s important to limit foods that contribute to constipation, such as dairy, meats and other other foods that are low in fiber.
Cheese seems to be a popular kid food or ingredient. Less cheese, more fruit, tends to help the situation.
Fruits, greens and vegetables, especially if they are raw and unpeeled, are great foods to prevent constipation.read more
Here is a question that comes up from time to time in emails from people suffering from constipation: “I haven’t been able to have a bowel movement on my own for several weeks now. I’ve been using a laxative to help with elimination. Can this be a sign of colon cancer?” First of all, it’s […]read more
“I’m constipated and this makes me sooo uncomfortable. I need to relieve constipation quickly! Please help! Ana” Ana, Almost everyone gets constipated at one time or another. The causes for constipation can vary. Generally, poor diet and lack of exercise, as well as other reasons are the cause. For example, I often get constipated when […]read more
Do prunes really help that much with relieving constipation, or is that just an old wives’ tale? Thanks, Samantha My answer: Samantha, There are many old wives’ tales out there regarding our health, however, in this case, your grandma was right. Prunes are often recommended for fast constipation relief. Whole prunes and prune juice not […]read more
Constipation is a very common condition these days. In fact, it is one of the most widespread gastrointestinal complaints in the U.S., with about 2 million people visiting their doctor for advice regarding that delicate matter every year. Constipation is simply having trouble to have a bowel movement to pass stool. Constipation is can also […]read more
If you would like to better understand what is going on in your body that causes constipation, you need to learn more on how the colon, or large intestine, works. As food transitions through the colon, the colon absorbs water from the food while it forms waste products, or stool. Muscle contractions in the colon […]read more
“What foods should I be eating to relieve constipation naturally? I’m reluctant to use laxatives. Peter” Peter, I’m really glad you asked that question. Proper diet is the basis for smooth elimination, and regular bowel movements are the basis of your health. If you don’t have at least one bowel movement per day, you are […]read more