Home Constipation Relief
How To Get Rid of Constipation
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.
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
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.
- 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
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