Are you struggling to go number 2? Constipation affects 20% of the US adult population. Let's get to the bottom of this uncomfortable issue.
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“Changes cannot be accomplished and will not be forthcoming if the diet has not changed.” – Dr. Sebi.
Constipation is caused by food waste moving too slowly through the digestive system. This makes it difficult (or temporarily impossible) to pass solid waste and move your bowels comfortably.
Constipated people typically produce bowel movements no more than three times a week. Ideally, you should be moving your bowels once per day, or more. These signs indicate food waste is moving too slowly:
- Abdominal pain after eating
- Gas or bloating
- Lower back pain
- Passing hard or dry stools
- Painful bowel movements
- Stomach feeling full
- Anxiety and fatigue
Constipation eventually impacts the whole body - waste putrefies and bacterial toxins build-up, creating bowel inflammation.
Causes to Consider
Constipation is primarily caused by dietary issues, but there are other factors that impact bowel motility.
Lack of fiber is the most common cause of constipation - fiber cleanses the bowel and gives the muscles something to push against. Processed foods, alcohol, and caffeine also contribute to slow gut transit time - inflaming the bowel and making it sticky.
Eating too late in the day, physical inactivity, and dehydration are also major contributors. Waste moves when we move. Stress, anxiety, and fear of painful bowel movements create a vicious cycle, making it even harder to go. If you can’t relax, mentally and physically, your bowels will remain 'uptight.' We hold onto our feelings in the gut and constipation often has emotional roots.
Constipation can be naturally resolved, so you feel more relaxed on the inside and out.
Don’t Eat Too Soon - it takes your stomach four hours to fully empty. Let it finish one job before starting the next!
Eat Fibrous Foods - Consume more of Dr. Sebi’s approved foods that are rich in fiber. The following are excellent foods to soften bowel movements:
- Vegetables: Avocado, dandelion greens, kale, onions, leafy greens.
- Fruit: Blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, coconut, dates, figs, grapes (with seeds), plums, prunes, raisins (seeded)
Stay Hydrated - when we’re dehydrated, our body takes water from the colon to hydrate other organs, reducing the water available for forming and passing stools. Consuming a lot of fiber without water can actually worsen constipation. Drink 1 gallon of spring water every day.
Drink Warm Liquids - tea or hot water with ginger are great for stimulating digestion.
Eliminate Processed Foods - they contain no fiber and slow the digestive process like glue.
Exercise - physical movement stimulates intestinal muscles, encouraging your digestive system’s natural activity. Walking, jogging, swimming, stretching, yoga, and dancing are light exercises that increase your metabolism and bowel motility.
In yoga, the cat pose, downward-facing dog, and backbends are excellent movements for stretching your abdomen and massaging internal organs to stimulate digestion. Jumping on a trampoline stimulates the lymphatic system (responsible for cleaning and removing waste from the body), which drains into the gut.
Relax - Stress can prevent both digestion and healthy bowel movements. Find ways to unwind, like meditation, walks in nature, or running yourself a hot bath. Warmth helps to relax muscles, reduces the stress hormone cortisol (too much can cause digestive problems), and encourages natural elimination.
Keep Pushing Through
Every year, Americans spend $800 million on laxatives to try and resolve constipation. Unfortunately, laxatives make the bowel lazy and don't address the real issue; figs full of fiber will get your bowel moving naturally, and without the side effects.
If you want natural relief from constipation, Dr. Sebi’s Full Spectrum Hemp products help the bowel relax so you can let go, and go. CBD calms the mind and body, relieving muscle tension, relaxing your digestive system, and reducing inflammation. Don’t let constipation slow you down, let hemp help you get going!
“I don’t care whether you're Chinese, Arab, or what: if you eat something natural, you're going to be healed.” - Dr. Sebi.
Our bodies have a remarkable capacity for healing and self-regeneration - when we provide them with the right components. Getting your bowel movements back to normal is a big relief, and you can fully let go. What might you be holding onto?