Constipation – What’s the Big Deal?
By Kylie Dowling (Nutritionist)
Your body works in truly wonderful and amazing ways, but we can thank a lot of our health – and ill-health – to what comes out! While so many people are jumping into ‘detox’ programs, did you know that your body has many different detoxification pathways? And ‘Pooing’ is a big part of that! Elimination of waste is a vital part of detoxification and so your poo is super important! Likewise we you will use your lungs to breathe out waste and your skin to sweat out waste. But are you sabotaging these different detox pathways with your diet and lifestyle?
Why is a bowel movement so important?
Not only is a bowel movement important but it’s super important to have a complete bowel movement every day! This is how we take out what the body doesn’t need such as food waste, toxins and hormone by-products. If this toxic waste is not removed, it’s then reabsorbed back into your system, decaying in the body and creating bacterial overgrows. This can cause leaky gut, which produces an inflammatory response. This cascades further to effect other organs, particularly the weakest organ for you. So this could be in the way of acne, eczema, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), joint pain, asthma and so much more. Inflammation drives so many chronic conditions in the body.
Not only is a bowel movement important but it’s super important to have a complete bowel movement every day!
ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT…….the wise words of Hippocrates.
We should be talking about poo! Everyone does it, and when our children are little we are constantly talking about their poo. We would never leave them for three or more days without having one and not be worried.
Constipation is generally a symptom for something else going on. That is why it’s a great idea to investigate with a good health practitioner so they can dive a bit deeper and find out what is causing the constipation.
Health check list take home messages:
- Stay hydrated with at least 2 litres of water a day.
- Increase your intake of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables
- Move your body
- Test, don’t guess. Invest in a health practitioner who can help with dietary and lifestyle changes and also assist with functional testing such as a comprehensive stool analysis. This could not only save you money in the long run but get you back on track quicker.
- Colon hydrotherapy – This is a natural, gentle, safe and effective method to remove waste and toxins form the colon and help to elevate symptoms.
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Kylie Dowling is a Qualified Nutritionist and Qualified Colon Hydrotherapist.