How To Naturally Cure Constipation
Do you poo enough? I thought I might as well just dive in. It is really important that our bowels move 1-3 times per day.
For us our poo eliminates: toxins, metabolic waste products, microorganisms, hormones, cholesterol and heavy metals. If you’re not moving your bowels regularly (at least once every day) then toxins will build up in your body and make you sick with symptoms ranging from headaches, to skin diseases, to colon or rectal cancer.
It’s serious so I’ll say it again. It is really important that our bowels move 1-3 times per day. It is the best way to naturally detoxify on a daily basis.
Because I want you healthy, happy, and doing what you love, I’m going to share with you some simple ways to get those bowels moving easily and regularly.
How to Poo Enough
Sour and Bitter Things.
Lemon water, apple cider vinegar, and bitter herbs act to prime the digestive system, gets the digestive juices flowing, and the gut muscles moving. The lemon water can go first thing in the morning. The apple cider vinegar and bitters can go right before meals.
Oily Belly Rub.
Acquire organic castor oil and apply about 1 tablespoon to your belly. Using a small circular motion with the pad of 1-2 fingers, start on the lower, right side of your belly, moving up towards your rib cage, across to the top left side, then down to the lower left and then across again to the right. Do this for a few rounds.
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
If you are well hydrated then your colon knows to absorb less water. Conversely, if you are dehydrated your colon sucks up as much water as possible out of your stool which dries it out, compacts it and makes it harder to pass. Drink half your weight (measured in pounds) in ounces of water per day. Sorry! Coffee and juice don’t count. Drink pure, filtered or spring water; ideally out of glass and not Bis Phenol-A-laden plastics.
Turn off the stress response.
The best 2 ways to do this are deep breathing and exercise. Deep belly breathing is relaxing, mood-modifying, detoxifying, and stress-reducing. Aim for 100 per day.
Eat Food. Not too Much. Mostly Plants.
That comes from In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan. Vegetables are packed full of nutrients and different types of fibers that help optimize the consistency of your stool. Eat a rainbow of vegetables every day and aim for 10 servings a day. Wondering how you could possibly eat that much veg? Click here.
Acupuncture, Colonics, and BodyTalk can help get you pooing enough. Why does BodyTalk work? Often we’re holding on to stuff which we can’t just let go of. Literally. BodyTalk can help the body release emotional and physical baggage. Acupuncture can do this too. I wrote an article about the power of acupuncture here.
Based on what you just read, you can check in with yourself. What are you hanging on to? What are you having trouble letting go of? Do you have trouble grieving?
If you try these tricks but the poo problem persists, book an appointment with your primary care physician, Naturopathic or otherwise. There may be an underlying problem that needs to be addressed.
In the comments below – don’t worry – I don’t expect you to talk about your poo. But I’d love to know what you learned in this article and what step you’re ready to take in your own life.
Here’s to your regularly pooin’, jivin’ Health and thrivin’ Life,