Information and facts on Constipation

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Constipation results when waste material moves too slowly through the large bowel, resulting in infrequent and/or painful elimination of hard stools. Constipation can be a root cause of many different health problems, including: appendicitis, bad breath, body odor, coated tongue, depression, diverticulitis, fatigue, gas, headaches, hemorrhoids, hernia, indigestion, insomnia, malabsorption syndrome, obesity, and varicose veins. It may even be involved in the development of serious diseases such as bowel cancer. It is important that a person's bowels move on a daily basis. The colon is a holding tank for waste matter that should be removed within 18 to 24 hours. Harmful toxins can form after this period and cause problems. Antigens and toxins from bowel bacteria and undigested food particles may play a role in the development of diabetes mellitus, meningitis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid disease, candidiasis, chronic gas and bloating, migraines, fatigue and ulcerative colitis.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Acidophilus 10 friendly bacteria needed for good bowel and colon health. Maybe combined with Lactobacillus rhanosus, Bifidobacterium longum, and Lactobacillus plantarum in a combination such as Botana Cleanse (see link below)
Aloe Vera 10 herb that helps heal the colon and also aides in lowering stress. It also as a healing and cleansing effect on the digestive tract, and aids in forming soft stools.
Dandelion  10 herb that helps to detoxify and cleanse
Bioflavonoids 10 they have cleansing and healing effect
vitamin C 10 works with the bioflavonoids and also aids immune function
Fo Ti
He Shou Wu
Helps to cleanse and used in traditional Chinese medicine to tonify the Chi in the body. 
Psyllium seed  9 bulking agent that also helps with hemorrhoids
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement 10 vitamin B complex, magnesium, calcium, chromium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, and multi enzyme, all serve to help people with constipation and related problems.. The nutrients contained in a daily supplement are needed for good general health and well being.
vitamin A 8 vitamin A is an anti-oxidant protects the mucous membranes and it also helps in any healing process in the body.
vitamin E 9 vitamin E is an anti-oxidant that provides healing and has been shown to help prevent colon problems.
Folic acid 9 A deficiency in folic acids may cause constipation
vitamin B12 9 helps with digestion and works with folic acid
vitamin B complex 8 vitamin B complex is needed for proper breakdown and digestion of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates as well as good digestion. B12 helps with digestion.
Omega fatty acids 9 important for protecting the lining of the colon and anti-inflammation associated with constipation related disorders. Fatty acids are found in omega fatty acids from fish and plant sources of flax seed, and borage seed
Magnesium 7 low intake of magnesium has been linked to constipation, colitis, and other digestive tract and waste elimination problems 
Calcium 7 mineral that works with magnesium and it helps to calm and sooth the body
Vitamin D 7 vitamin D helps prevent colon cancer and promotes good health
In many cases, constipation is caused by not getting enough fiber and fluids in the person's diet. Other factors include not enough exercise, growing old or aging, muscle disorders, structural abnormalities, bowel diseases, neurogenic disorders, and a poor diet, especially heavy consumption of junk food. Constipation may be a side effect of iron supplements and some drugs, such as painkillers and anti-depressants. It is also a common problem during women's pregnancy.

High levels of calcium and low levels of thyroid hormone are two metabolic disturbances that can lead to constipation. People with kidney failure or diabetes also risk having problems with constipation. In older people, constipation is often caused by dehydration; in people of any age, depression may also be a significant factor. A small percentage of persons, such as people with spinal injuries, have problems with constipation because the nerves that usually regulate bowel movement have been damaged or destroyed. In a condition called Hirschsprung’s disease, normal excretion of feces is impossible because the nerves inside the bowel are missing. The nerve cells in the wall of the colon can also be damaged by long-term, habitual use of laxatives. When this happens, constipation is almost inevitable. A thrombosed hemorrhoid, anal fissure, or a pocket of infection at the anus can create a spasm of pain strong enough to contract the muscles and hinder the evacuation of stools. A good diet, proper nutritional supplementation, and following lifestyle changes on this webpage can help lessen or prevent constipation and related health issues.


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else


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In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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