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Updated: Feb 12, 2018
The Constipation Cunundrum
The fact that Americans spend $725 million a year on laxatives suggests that trying to unclog the nation’s plumbing, so to speak, is almost a national pastime. But overuse of stimulant laxatives, which cause the intestines to contract rhythmically,
can make the gut dependent, requiring more of the drug and eventually rendering the aid ineffective or worse.
First, a bit of clarification on the, um, frequency of your flushing: There’s no need to obsess about how many daily bowel movements are normal; one to three is fine depending upon your diet and exercise. You know your diet is right when your stools are easy to evacuate.
But if you’re experiencing discomfort and can’t make your bowels move, try a colonic before over the counter remedies. It could be you just need a reset. Colonics are natural, safe, and effective. Constipation, hard stools, and straining can lead to hemorrhoids and anal fissure.
Constipation is best avoided through regular exercise and a diet high in fiber from fruits, and vegetables. I prefer green fiber, kale, spinach, and swiss chard. I achieve my daily intake by drinking them. But just as good would be sautéing with flax seed oil and chicken, seafood or beef.
To older folks, who tend to get constipated more frequently: Be sure you’re hydrating properly and aware of any medications that might be causing the holdup.
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