fiber in itself is not the cure-all many of us have been led to believe. I have found
that for most people, using a seasonal supplemental fiber along with
well-placed colon hydrotherapy or enemas can be highly beneficial, as I
have laid out in my book, Ten Days to Optimal Health.
This seasonal approach to dietary fiber supplementation assists the
body with needed deep cleansing. However, the daily colon cleanse is
essential to using dietary fiber successfully.
Without colon hydrotherapy or enemas, a fiber supplement can often
cause an underfunctioning colon to back up even further. I once worked with a woman who was on a fiber-rich colon-cleansing product because she was constipated. Although she moved her bowels daily while using this popular product, she was uncomfortably bloated. When she came into the Optimal Health Center to have a colonic, she released 23 feet of waste into the colon therapy machine.
Regarding other colon cleansing supplements on the market, I find most
of them to be overpriced, overmarketed, and overrated.
Most stimulant laxatives ought to be avoided, as they may worsen cramping
sensations commonly experienced in constipation and when taken over the long term are
potentially damaging to the colon.
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 including dietary solutions, colon cleanse, probiotics, enzymes, and herbs.
Causes of constipation may be dietary, hormonal, a
side effect of medications, or anatomical. When one struggles with
constipation, it is wise to explore all of these issues to resolve the
cause of one's constipation. For instance, I find that most people who
take my hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) appear
to have hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland is responsible for colonic
peristalsis. If your thyroid gland is underfunctioning, you are likely to be
constipated. Unfortunately, the current medical tests for
hypothyroidism test the levels of the thyroid hormones that are in the
blood, which doesn't offer an accurate picture of one's thyroid
functioning, as it is the tissue levels of thyroid hormones that determine their
effectiveness and roles in the body.