Ok, let's get real...
Part of a healthy and balanced body is making sure we are POOPING DAILY!
Constipation is a real issue in our western society! In fact, it is estimated that constipation affects 20 percent of the total adult population, and to make matters worse, Americans spend over $800 million a year on drugstore “remedies” such as laxatives, which can be harmful and easily abused.
Constipation can also cause us to feel moody and cranky!
So how often should you be going?
We want to be getting rid of waste at least 2 times per day for overall health and wellbeing. yes, I said 2…
So what are the causes of constipation?
- STRESS: When most of our clients explain to us that they are experiencing constipation, the first question we ask them is “have you been feeling stressed?”. The answer is usually a definite YES! Stress can wreak havoc on our digestion affecting our neurotransmitters as well as our hormone production. This can create inflammation throughout the entire body. Do your best to de-stress daily by making time for yourself via mediation, gentle exercise such as yoga and deep breathing.
- Bad diet: When men and women eat to much-refined carbohydrates, sugar, unhealthy fats, and overly processed foods, it can become straining and difficult for our bodies to produce healthy bowel movements. Make sure you are consuming whole unprocessed foods every day.
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- Dehydration: Water is essential for healthy digestion and to keep constipation at bay. Water aids in making sure the food you are consuming runs through your intestines and aids in removing waste. Do your best to drink 8 glasses of water each day.