Over 63 million people in North America meet the criteria for constipation. 75% of which, are also dehydrated.
Is there a connection? Absolutely. Diet and hydration are essential to healthy bowel movements.
Another thing that affects your bowel flow is your mental and emotional stress. Our brain and gut are connected by an extensive network of neurons, and a highway of chemicals and hormones that constantly provide feedback. So if you’re stressed, your gut knows it—immediately!
The primary function of the bowel is to evacuate what is no longer useful to the body. Explore if your constipation is due to an inability to let go of the past, resentful feelings, or lack of expression of your ideas. Healing your gut starts with healing your perspective.
On top of this, difficult bowel movements can damage veins in the legs–over time, creating varicose and spider veins.
So how do you prevent constipation?
- Taking care of mental and emotional stress. Meditation, yoga, exercise and managing your stress, will help.
- Foods: Prunes, figs, raisins, bran, oats, popcorn, brown rice, legumes, leafy greens, peas, artichoke hearts, apples, bananas, pears, and an assortment of nuts and seeds.
- Hydrate between meals. Drink water half an hour before, to an hour and a half, after meals.
- Chew your food well to ensure proper digestion.
- Avoid prescription drugs, alcohol, and sugar as much as possible.
- Here are some supplements you might want to consider.
Psyllium Husks (<—Click to purchase on Amazon)
Ultimate Flora Probiotics (<—Click to purchase on Amazon)
Blue Ice Royal Fish Oil (<—Click to purchase on Amazon)
Your skin, energy, weight, detoxification, sleep, sex drive, and cravings are all affected by your gut health.
There isn’t anything pretty about poop, but let’s face it, a healthy gut is the key ingredient to looking and feeling your best!
I would love so much if you share this with your friends that might be holding onto the past.