Natural Methods For Constipation Relief
August 4, 2011 | By Tom Dixon

You wake up with the sun, and go to sleep with the moon. When in good health, the body follows a natural rhythm, inline with Earth, that ensures you'll feel energized enough to handle daily demands. You eat, digest and excrete waste after all nutrients have been absorbed. Unfortunately, people that suffer from constipation don't know what it feels like to have a properly functioning digestive system. If you're desperate for constipation relief, start at home.

Are You in Need of Constipation Relief?

If you were to ask your doctor or nutritionist about constipation, he or she would likely tell you that constipation is one of the most common digestive discomforts. Many people experience occasional constipation. Although you may not feel comfortable talking with family or friends about your digestive problems, if you're experiencing constant constipation, you should seek medical advice. It may be your body's way of telling you, there's something else wrong.

Understanding Causes that Trigger the Need for Constipation Relief

Because digestive health is directly linked to the foods you eat, occasional constipation relief needs to start by experimenting with your diet.

The following are some of the most common causes of constipation:

  • Lack of fiber in the diet - Fiber is a substance that can't be completely digested by the stomach or intestine, so it moves through the system in its entirety. Fiber is important for constipation relief, because it can push out other waste that could be blocking or dehydrating the colon.
  • Lack of water in the diet - People tend to drink sodas, sports drinks, juices, coffee and other beverages in place of water. These beverages do not hydrate the body to the same level of water and do not assist in purification. When you're dehydrated, your body will extract too much water from the food you eat, making it difficult for you to pass waste.
  • Medications - Constipation is a common side effect for certain antidepressants, pain killers and other medications.
  • Not going to the bathroom when you need to - Holding in bowel movements for a more convenient time can cause your colon to fall into bad habits.

Natural Relief for Constipation

Over-the-counter laxatives and stool softeners often only produce temporary relief, if any. To limit the occurrence of your digestive discomfort, you need to get to the root of the problem with probiotic supplements.* Probiotics can help restore natural balance to your digestive system, allowing properly functioning bowel movements.*

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