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How To Get Rid of Constipation

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BROWSE CONSTIPATION AIDS

Dietary Support for Constipation Relief

Home Enemas for Constipation Relief


DISCLAIMER: Optimal Health Network offers the following therapeutic protocols and products to help you overcome constipation. We make no claim or guarantee for cure or relief of any specific symptom, medical condition, or disease when using any of these products or protocols. DO NOT attempt to self-diagnose or self-prescribe any natural substances for health conditions that require professional attention.

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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 sluggish bowels. At Optimal Health Network, however, we're happy to talk about bowel movements and how to get rid of constipation!

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.

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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. Both fortunately and unfortunately, the colon is a highly absorptive organ. If we aren't moving out stool out daily, we are potentially reabsorbing waste 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 primarily 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 is a clinically developed, easy-to-follow program, making it one of the best cures for constipation available. The protocols in this program can be completed in the privacy of your own home or with the help of a colon hydrotherapist.

See below for a comprehensive home constipation relief regimen if you're asking yourself, "How can I relieve constipation fast?"


Natural Remedies for Constipation

Kristina Amelong, CCT, CNC discusses natural remedies for constipation that you can use from the comfort of your own home. Suggested remedies include dietary changes, colon cleansing using a 3-step enema series protocol, and taking supplements such as reacted magnesium, Endo-Met GB-3, and vitamin C.

How Often Should You Poop?

Kristina Amelong, CCT, CNC addresses the question "how often should you poop?" in this short video. Kristina discusses the different types of stools outlined on the Bristol Stool Chart, common causes of constipation, and steps you can take to improve the health of your colon and the quality of your stool, including long-term magnesium supplementation and short-term cape aloe (Aloe ferox) usage for constipation.


Dietary Support for Constipation Relief

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1. Reacted Magnesium

Magnesium is a therapeutic, laxative-like supplement that can be titrated to bowel tolerance. It is safe and effective for adults, children, and infants in helping to empty the bowel daily.

Magnesium is the number one mineral that people tend to be deficient in. Constipation, muscle cramps, teeth grinding, and irritability are all possible 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.

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2. Additional Supplementation

Using a combination of the following supplements alongside Reacted Magnesium is highly effective at optimizing bowel function and relieving constipation for many people.

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  • Endo-Met GB-3 enhances biliary output and optimizes bowel function by supporting protein digestion, liver cleansing, and detoxification.

    Take ½ to 2 tablets up to three times daily with food.

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  • Vitamin C — Many people find that vitamin C supplements can have a laxative side effect, so while vitamin C is not specifically meant to be a stool softener or laxative, taking it as a supplement can help support bowel movement. It's beneficial for your immune system and overall health as well.

    I recommend taking ¼ to 1 teaspoon of NOW Magnesium Ascorbate Vitamin C Powder one to three times daily, or 1-2 teaspoons of Researched Nutritionals C-RLA Liposomal Vitamin C one to three times daily.

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  • Probiotics such as Ortho Biotic and Researched Nutritionals CoreBiotic — Maintaining a healthy, balanced microbiome is key to having regular bowel movements. Taking an oral probiotic daily can improve the health of your microbiome immensely, and help relieve constipation.

    I recommend taking two CoreBiotic capsules before bed daily for one month, then taking two Ortho Biotic capsules daily for one month. Repeat this cycle, rotating these two probiotics, for six months.

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  • Sample daily supplement schedule:

    Breakfast: 2 reacted magnesium capsules and 1 GB-3 tablet
    Lunch: vitamin C and 1 GB-3 tablet
    Dinner: 2 reacted magnesium capsules and 1 GB-3 tablet
    Bedtime: 2 probiotic capsules

3. Raw fruits and vegetables (6-12 servings daily)

4. Small amounts of quality protein throughout the day

5. 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 intestine, 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.

A study conducted in 2016-2018 found that high-volume colonic irrigation is an effective and safe treatment for people suffering from chronic constipation: 100% of the 175 patients in the study had successful passage of stool after a colon cleanse.

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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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Client Testimonial: "I'm Never Constipated Anymore"

"I have been doing enemas several times a week. Sometimes every day. I do love doing them! When I need a break from working at my desk, it's a great thing to do. I'm never constipated anymore and I always feel cleaned out. It's such a good feeling. I'm sure I won't do them as often come spring and summer, but it's great this time of year. Thanks again for all the info on your website."   ~ Laura W.

By Kristina Amelong, CCT, CNC
I-ACT-Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Certified Nutritional Consultant


3-Quart Silicone Colon Tube Flowmaster Complete Colon Cleansing Enema Kits 3-Quart Silicone Flowmaster Complete Colon Cleanse Enema Kit

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Endo-Met GB-3 Endo-Met GB-3 - 180 tablets

GB-3 is a formula containing bile acids and synergistic factors. GB-3 acts to enhance biliary output, assisting in the removal of toxic metals (particularly copper) from the liver. Bile acids may also have a laxative effect.

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Endo-Met GB-3 Endo-Met GB-3 - 90 tablets

GB-3 is a formula containing bile acids and synergistic factors. GB-3 acts to enhance biliary output, assisting in the removal of toxic metals (particularly copper) from the liver. Bile acids may also have a laxative effect.

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Enema Series Supply Kit for Colon Cleansing at Home Enema Series Supply Kit

The enema series is the most optimal way to cleanse the colon and promote healing. It consists of three therapeutic enemas, taken one after the other, each with a different solution.

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NOW Magnesium Ascorbate Powder - 8 oz NOW Magnesium Ascorbate Powder - 8 oz

Magnesium ascorbate powder, a vegetarian/vegan dietary supplement, is a pure buffered form of vitamin C that is gentler on the stomach.

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Ortho Digestzyme 90 Capsules Ortho Digestzyme - 90 capsules

Ortho Digestzyme is an enzyme supplement to assist your body to more fully digest the foods you eat as you follow Kristina Amelong's Ten Days to Optimal Health 35-day dietary program.

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Ortho Reacted Magnesium 60 Capsules Ortho Reacted Magnesium - 60 capsules

Magnesium is the number one mineral that Americans are deficient in. Magnesium assists in calcium and potassium uptake. Supplementing the diet with magnesium can help treat constipation and other health challenges.

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Ortho Reacted Magnesium 180 Capsules Ortho Reacted Magnesium - 180 capsules

Magnesium is the number one mineral that Americans are deficient in. Magnesium assists in calcium and potassium uptake. Supplementing the diet with magnesium can help treat constipation and other health challenges.

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Ortho Super Aloe 450 Capsules 100 Ortho Super Aloe 450 - 100 capsules

Ortho Super Aloe (Aloe ferox) acts as a laxative, providing needed relief from constipation.

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Researched Nutritionals C-RLA Liposomal Vitamin C (GMO-Free) Researched Nutritionals C-RLA Liposomal Vitamin C - 300 ml

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Researched Nutritionals CoreBiotic - 60 capsules Researched Nutritionals CoreBiotic™ - 60 capsules

CoreBiotic represents the latest in advanced probiotics, combining 3 fully sequenced and registered soil based strains with an organic prebiotic to promote colonization.

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Super Salve - Metal Tin - 4 oz Super Salve - Metal Tin - 4 oz

Super Salve is our recommended all-natural lubricant for colon cleansing with home enemas. It is antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal.

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Kristina Amelong's Ten Days to Optimal Health Ten Days to Optimal Health: A Guide to Nutritional Therapy and Colon Cleansing

This is Kristina Amelong's step-by-step guide to nutritional therapy and colon cleansing. It includes important self-help strategies for those who want to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.

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