The best cure for constipation is an informed plan!
It would seem none of us are constipated. But, in fact, most of us are constipated — we just don't talk about our sluggish bowels.
We at the Optimal Health Network are proud to talk about bowel
movements. We believe it is absolutely essential, for optimal health,
to move your bowels daily. As a professional colon hydrotherapist, I
tell my clients that everyone needs to have at least one 12" stool daily — ideally two — which are at least the diameter of a quarter.
If your bowels move less than this, you are likely to run into
health problems at some point in your life. Stool is garbage. It is
full of toxins, discarded hormones, carcinogens, and unhealthy
microbes. This is just a partial list of the waste products in our
stool. The body works hard to throw out
what it no longer needs or is harmful to us. Fortunately and
unfortunately, the colon is a highly absorptive organ. If we
aren't moving out those two feet of stool daily, we are
reabsorbing poison as well as creating an ideal home for
In my practice, I have helped clients overcome a wide array of
health problems due to constipation. These include, but are not
limited to, fatigue, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic gas
and bloating, sinus problems, headaches, mood and hormonal
imbalances, allergies, muscle aches, rectal and anal fissures, as
well as more severe imbalances, such as high blood pressure, blood
sugar imbalances, high cholesterol, fibromyalgia, and other chronic
illnesses. All of these health issues can potentially be eased or eliminated by addressing bowel function.
Lifestyle: The Ultimate Cure for Constipation
In my book, Ten Days to Optimal Health, you will find a multi-step, ten-day program that will teach you what lifestyle habits will provide constipation relief. By working with your body in ten-day increments, you
increase your awareness of how your body works without feeling
imprisoned by the changes. You can do anything for ten days, yes?
In this way, you will more easily be able to choose foods and
activities that bring about regularity and constipation reliefbecause you have set
yourself a reasonable goal, and you feel better. In addition, you
will come to understand what environmental stimuli cause you to get
constipated and what environmental stimuli assist your colon to
fully function, thus curing your chronic constipation. We are all aware that it is crucial that we take
good care of ourselves to have the kinds of lives we really want.
So why don't we? Often we don't because we feel
overwhelmed or we feel that it won't work. The Ten Days to Optimal
Health program is a clinically proven, easy-to-follow,
program, making it one of the best cures for constipation out there. These wellness activities can
be completed in the privacy of your own home or with the help of a
DeeDee Delkamp of the Optimal Health Center talks about the many cures she recommends to clients suffering from constipation. She covers a wide variety of natural remedies that will provide constipation relief including dietary solutions, colon cleanse, probiotics, enzymes, and herbs.
Dietary Support for Constipation Relief
1. Reacted Magnesium
Magnesium is a therapeutic, laxative-like, supplement that can be titrated to bowel tolerance. Excellent, safe and effective method of emptying the bowel daily for adults, children and infants.
Magnesium is the number one mineral that people are deficient
in. Constipation, muscle cramps, teeth grinding, and irritability are
all clear signs of a magnesium deficiency. According to the USDA,
most people do not even get close to the amount of magnesium they
need. Magnesium is crucial for proper bowel function.
2. Raw fruits and vegetables (I highly recommended 6-12 servings daily)
3. Small amounts of quality protein throughout the day
4. Two to four quarts of reverse osmosis water daily
Colon Cleansing: Part of a Comprehensive Constipation Solution
Colon cleansing is a superb tool for the permanent relief of
constipation. Before drugs companies, colon cleansing was the tool
of choice for relief of constipation by doctors. Unfortunately,
most laxatives harm the colon, the stomach, the small intestines, and the
nervous system. In addition, laxatives do nothing to bring the body
into biochemical balance and a state of optimal functioning. Just as we brush
to maintain the health of our teeth and gums, it is plain good
sense to "brush" our colon. When you keep your bowels moving on a
daily basis, you are much more likely to stay young and vital into
old age. Your digestive system is everything to your health.
1. COLON HYDROTHERAPY
Colon hydrotherapy (also called colonics or colon irrigation) is an age-old health
practice that gradually and soothingly cleanses the colon using
Throughout history people have been using enemas as a method of cleansing the colon and as a central tool of preventive medicine. As a health practitioner, I see daily that when used properly, enemas are an extremely effective tool for
permanent relief of constipation.