- Difficult or infrequent passage of feces, hardness
of stool, or a feeling of incomplete evacuation.
Constipation Cures Exposed!
Description: If you
experience constipation for more than 1 week, you should consult your
healthcare provider to determine the cause of your problem. Most people
are suffering as a result of lifestyle changes and choices. For some
people, though, constipation can signal a more serious problem such as a
bowel obstruction or even colon cancer. If your bowel movements smell
foul it is your body giving you a warning signal! Listen to your body.
Date of Publication:11/14/2003
Constipation Cures Exposed!
Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, PhD, DACBN
If you’re suffering from constipation, you are no doubt looking for some
answers to bring relief. Treatments for constipation vary with the type
of constipation from which you’re suffering. Most people do not know
that they should have 1 bowel movement for each meal they eat. At a
minimum people should have two bowel movements daily.
If you experience constipation for more than 1 week, you should consult
your healthcare provider to determine the cause of your problem. Most
people are suffering as a result of lifestyle changes and choices. For
some people, though, constipation can signal a more serious problem such
as a bowel obstruction or even colon cancer. If your bowel movements
smell foul it is your body giving you a warning signal! Listen to your
If you’re diagnosed with a bowel obstruction, you and your physician
will have to make a decision about appropriate treatment. If you’re
suffering from constipation as a result of lifestyle, there are several
treatment options for you.
Changing your diet. People who have chronic
constipation will almost certainly need a change in diet. Increasing the
amount of fiber in the diet can help relieve chronic problems with
constipation. Eating raw fruits and vegetables, brown wild rice,
flaxseeds, bran and whole grain cereals will provide a good source of
Adding exercise. It’s also important to increase the
amount of activity you’re getting. Starting an exercise program can help
regulate your bowels. Exercise can be as simple as taking a brisk 20
minute walk every morning of evening.
Keeping your body hydrated. People who suffer from
constipation are often dehydrated. Make sure to drink 6-8 glasses of
purified water each day. Avoid tap water! Tap water can contain harmful
chemicals, viruses and bacteria. I recommend adding raw organic apple
cider vinegar to the water you drink. Organic apple cider vinegar has
been used for centuries as a remedy for all sorts of health problems.
Check your medications. Many medications are the cause
of constipation. Check with your healthcare provider to make sure that
you’re not making your problem worse with prescriptions. Be aware that
there are natural alternatives available if you know where to find them.
A good source of information and high tech natural alternatives to
prescription drugs and surgery can be found at
Be wary of laxatives. Try to avoid over-the-counter
laxatives. They are often very harsh on the large intestine and overuse
can actually cause more problems with constipation. Laxatives can cause
serious health problems such as
diarrhea, bloating, dehydration and
damage to the intestinal lining.
Herbal remedies. Many herbal supplements are designed
to aid in constipation. If you decide to try an herbal remedy, make sure
that you talk with your physician first. Some herbal remedies interfere
with prescription medications you may be taking. We suggest the
following: Pure aloe vera, ginger, senna, yerba mate. The best is a
concentrated green formula such as “Perfect Food OM” manufactured by
Garden of Life.
Improve your bowel habits. Try to go the bathroom at
the same time every day, after meals and as soon as you feel the urge.
Give yourself enough time to go to the bathroom. Never, Never hold in a
Cleanse the colon weekly. It may be a good idea to
begin a colon-cleansing program every week that will help remove
impacted feces from the large intestine. It’s best to participate in a
program, such as using oxygen colon cleansers such as “Oxy-Powder”, that is non-invasive and will not remove the good
bacteria in the large intestine. Oxy-Powder will also deliver oxygen
into your system. This is the secret used by the stars in Hollywood.
It’s always best to seek the advice of a healthcare professional before
beginning any treatment option. Everyone’s body is a little different.
You’ll want to make sure that your treatment choice is safe and will be
effective for your body.
A prolific author,
Dr. Edward Group
has written seven books and dozens of articles on subjects such as
cancer, heart disease,
diabetes, ultimate health, constipation, pain
relief and more... In addition he is editor of the worldwide Internet
monthly newsletter Alternative Health and Healing.