There are 2 explanations on what constipation is and how many bowel movements a day is believed normal. General mainstream medicine has stated 3 bowel movements a week is okay but never really makes clear what is good for health or why. Natural medicine (and common sense) says one bowel movement after each major meal is what should follow for optimum colon health. Since most Americans eat 2 major meals a day, 2 normal bowel movements a day is what you should be having.
Getting constipation relief is more than just having a great bowel movement every day. For starters, when a person is constipated, it slows down the time your food travels thru the body. When transit time slows down, decomposed matter stays in the colon longer and the body starts reabsorbing the toxins back into the bloodstream thru the intestinal wall. This process is called autointoxication.
Autointoxication causes everything from headaches, no energy, bloat, acid reflux, brain fog, bad breath, diverticulosis, PMS, auto immune disorders after time and much more. It’s really the self-poisoning of oneself. Slow transit time also builds up a layer of toxic material on the intestinal walls. This build up reduces the absorption of good nutrients. Fatigue, no energy and even depression are a result of the deprivation of nutrients not being able to be absorbed. Without getting natural constipation relief, an avalanche of bad things keep gaining momentum.
Colon Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in Americans and can result from years of constipation. In the highly respected British Medical Journal “The Lancet,” said women who are constipated are 4 times more prone to develop breast cancer. Optimum colon health should be everyone’s focus every day.
Never forget the basics. Water is very important, especially in the summer months. The colon uses water to create your bowel movement. If you’re dehydrated, your bowel activity will be directly affected.
What you eat each day counts. Fresh fruit, fresh vegetables steamed or raw should be on every plate. Fruit is best for breakfast. Fruit is ultra-easy to digest and can still give you energy and natural fiber while not interrupting the elimination cycle of the body which starts at approximately 4 a.m. and ends approximately 11 a.m.
If you need help in moving your bowels stay away from Rx or over the counter laxatives as they are destructive over time and not very effective. Read the warnings on the labels. Use a natural, side-effects-free oxygen type supplement for constipation relief. Great health is for everyone and that includes you.