Looking for Natural Remedies for Constipation?
Your bowel movements tell you so much about your body, what it needs, what it should’t have, and what you may need to do to take your health to the next level. We can have all of this incredible information right at our finger tips, all we have to do is pay attention.
So many people today (especially woman) are constipated which is resulting in hormonal imbalances, acne, and even depression. If we are not having 1-3 movements a day, our body then reabsorbs the toxins and tries to use them in the body.
In this post I talk about what your poop may be telling you– what is normal, what it not, and what it may reveling about your health! Read this first;)
Natural Remedies for Constipation
- Ever morning, start your day with at least 20 oz. of water followed by a mug of warm water with lemon.
- Try to drink at least 64-ounces of water every day, not at meals as this dilutes the enzymes needs to properly digest your food!
2. Movement Everyday:
- A 30-minute walk
- Yoga/ Pilates
- Swim, run, dance, whatever gets you up and moving!
- Try having fermented foods such as kefir, sauerkraut, or kimchi in at least two of your meals. This will help with digestion, absorption, and detoxification.
- Try having a plate that is 75% veggies at dinner. You must be eating enough fiber to have consistent poops!
- Add chia and flax seeds into your soups, smoothies, and water for an easy source of great quality fiber that will get your bowls moving.
- Sugar, gluten, non organic pasteurized dairy, and vegetable oils as all of these are highly inflammatory and cause digestion issues.
- If you rely on coffee to get things moving, try cutting it out for a week. Once you stop, you will be stopped up for awhile as your body remembers how to stimulate a bowl movement on it’s own. The body can get hooked on caffeine the same way it can get hooked on laxatives and depend on coffee to stimulate the colon. We do not want that.
5. Supplements and Herbs
- Magnesium citrate 300mg- this form of magnesium soften stools and acts as a laxative.
- Vitamin C – 1000mg – high doses of Vit C also act as a mild laxative.
- Aloe Vera
- Take a high-quality probiotic. This helps to balance the good and bad bacteria in your gut, which is essential for proper digestive function. Probiotics are also useful in fighting IBS, which can contribute to constipation.
- Eat in a relaxed state- the most important part of health and digestion!
- Do not have liquids with meals
- Chew chew chew food until liquid
Try this steps and you will be a mean, lean, eliminating toxin machine.