Constipation remedies are one of the most valuable things in a medicine cabinet! Keeping the colon clean is at the top of the list when it comes to good health.
Your colon is a tubular shaped muscle that pushes waste through the body. Also known as the large intestine, the colon is where constipation problems start.
While there are lots of physical problems that have constipation as a symptom, constipation itself is the most common ailment that plagues us.
What that means is, take care of your colon to prevent (or fix) constipation problems before you panic and decide that it means something more serious.
Then, if you have no other symptoms, you can relax that you've taken care of yourself well.
There are bulges in the colon which trap waste particles as it passes through. These pockets can eventually get packed tight with waste that has accumulated in them. When the colon pockets are allowed to stay packed with fecal matter, health problems can result.
A lot of health care professionals dispute this, but Hippocrates and Galen both insisted that a clean colon was essential. In fact, Hippocrates believed that "Death begins in the colon".
Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus...research is pointing toward unclean colons being the starting point of just about all diseases.
So, keeping your colon clean is the starting point for preventing many diseases and other health problems.
Diet, exercise, stop smoking, restrict alcohol -- these are the best natural remedies to prevent and counter-act constipation problems!
Diet is the best prevention of constipation, as you already know.
Start with keeping your diet rich in vegetables, whole fruit (not juices) and some grains. All of these foods contain fiber (the part of the plant your body can't digest) which helps your colon "sweep out" the fecal matter.
Also, drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated which will keep your large intestine from pulling too much water out. When your body needs the water, it takes is from the material in the colon, which will make the feces drier and more likely to "pack up" and cause constipation.
Exercise doesn't have to mean running a marathon or bench-pressing your body weight in iron!
It simply means walking.
Walking is one of the best therapies for constipation because it physically moves the bowls in a slow, gentle rhythm.
It is a type of "internal massage" that can loosen those pockets and relax the colon, allowing it to push your problems out!
Walk at a brisk pace around the block, on a treadmill, or even in the mall, three to five times per week for at least 30 minutes each time to help keep your bowels regular.
Smoking causes your blood vessels to constrict, making it harder for your body to move nutrients and waste products around. As your body works harder to pull nutrients out of your intestines, your body compensates by slowing down your bowel movements which keeps the fecal matter around too long. This causes many of your constipation symptoms.
While smoking makes your body work harder, alcohol makes your body work slower. All of your systems become sluggish when dealing with alcohol, which also results in lower motility (less movement) in your intestines and causes constipation discomfort.
Sometimes you're in a bind (pun intended!) and need to get the whole system "jump started" in the right direction.
Years of colon and constipation problems, or special conditions such as illness or pregnancy, can mean you need to supplement your body's natural cleansing action.
Over 30 years ago, I was introduced to Shaklee HerbLax. I was pregnant and constipated. My mother gave me a few HerbLax to try. Oh, wonderful relief!
My sister-in-law was pregnant at the same time, but was afraid to try Herblax, because her doctor didn't prescribe it. Instead, she took prescription stool softeners. I sailed through my pregnancy with no discomfort from constipation, while sis-in-law stayed miserable.
This is actually an herbal colon cleanse that goes above and beyond what laxatives do.
Laxatives simply liquify some of the stool. This is why people sometimes think they have diarrhea. A laxative will actually turn part of the stool into liquid and it squeezes around the hard stool to exit the body.
Relief might be gotten, but the problem is still there.
HerbLax is made up of 9 herbs that work together as one of nature's best constipation remedies.
If you aren't getting the desired results, even after you've increased your HerbLax, increase your water intake.
You must drink plenty of water! When you're constipated, the stool gets dried up inside the colon. That's why it can't move. Drinking a lot of water will help it to start to soften, and speed up the process.
You may experience some cramping in the beginning.
Remember those pockets on your colon? When these herbs get into those pockets, it's going to break up years of crud that's been hiding in there.
When the waste starts to break up and move, it can cause cramping. No worries, just nature taking it's course.
Laxatives, stool softeners and other constipation remedies don't get into those pockets.
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