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The best cure for constipation is an informed plan!

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The best constipation prevention is an informed plan. Almost everyone deals with constipation at some point, but no one wants to discuss our sluggish bowels. At Optimal Health Network, however, we’re happy to talk about bowel movements and natural constipation remedies!

Whether you experience constipation every once in a while or regularly, it’s important to remember that daily bowel movements are good for your health. As a professional colon hydrotherapist, I always tell my clients that they should aim for at least one 12" stool daily -- ideally two -- which is at least the diameter of a quarter. If you aren’t experiencing regular bowel movements such as these, you should consider new ways to relieve constipation naturally, or eventually you are likely to run into health problems.

Stool is garbage. It is full of toxins, discarded hormones, carcinogens, unhealthy microbes, and even more waste products. Our bodies work hard to eliminate anything that is no longer needed or is harmful, like poop. Both fortunately and unfortunately, the colon is a highly absorptive organ. If we aren't moving out stool out daily, we are reabsorbing poison and creating an ideal home for disease-promoting microbes.

Over the years in my practice, I have helped clients overcome a wide array of health problems that arose due to constipation. These include: fatigue, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic gas and bloating, sinus problems, headaches, mood and hormonal imbalances, allergies, muscle aches, and rectal and anal fissures, as well as more severe imbalances such as high blood pressure, blood sugar imbalances, high cholesterol, and fibromyalgia. All of these health issues can potentially be eased or even eliminated by addressing bowel function and finding the constipation cures that work for you.

Lifestyle: The Ultimate Cure for Constipation

In my book, Ten Days to Optimal Health, you will find a multi-step, ten-day program that teaches you what lifestyle habits will naturally provide constipation relief. By working with your body in ten-day increments, you can increase your awareness of how your body works without feeling imprisoned by the changes. This way, you will more easily be able to choose foods and activities that bring about regularity and constipation relief. In addition, you will come to understand which environmental stimuli cause you to get constipated and which environmental stimuli assist your colon to fully function, thus curing your chronic constipation.

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 colon hydrotherapist.

See below for the ultimate at-home constipation relief regimen!

Ten Days to Optimal Health: Constipation Cures

Dee Dee 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 (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 for Constipation Relief

Colon hydrotherapy (also called colonics or colon irrigation) is an age-old health practice that gradually and soothingly cleanses the colon using water.


2. Enemas for Constipation Relief

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.

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