Constipation Remedies From Lifestyle Changes To Dietary Supplements
October 8, 2009 | By Thomas Ehrman
Digestive discomfort related to occasional constipation can make life less enjoyable. People suffering from constipation should seek constipation remedies to make them regular, happy people.

The first priority to finding constipation remedies should be finding the root of the problem. Most of the time, that problem is a combination of poor eating habits, lack of water and a sedentary lifestyle.

People Suffering From Occasional Constipation Could Be Relieved By:

  • Switching to a high-fiber diet, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. This adds bulk to feces and helps develop regular bowel contractions.
  • Beginning an exercise routine. This eases the flow of oxygen through the blood and allows the body, including the digestive system, to maintain top performance.
  • Drinking a minimum of eight glasses of water per day. This helps to loosen fecal matter and keeps the intestines healthy.
  • Replacing white flour with whole wheat flour.
  • Adding essential fats such as Omega 3 and Omega 6 to your diet: found in fish, walnuts and flaxseed.
  • Avoiding processed foods such as chips, candy, fast food, canned food, conventional beef and cold cuts.
  • Probiotics help maintain a healthy digestive tract.*

If your body tells you it's time to use the restroom, listen. Holding it in could lead to constipation issues. If you're already suffering from occasional constipation, attempt defecation several times a day, in attempt to retrain your body to excrete fecal matter regularly.

For Fast Relief, Try These Natural Constipation Remedies:

  • Prune juice (Since this is a mild laxative, it should not be used for an extended period of time.)
  • Apples
  • Carrot Juice
  • Garlic
  • Bananas

If after making these changes to your lifestyle, you're still in need of constipation remedies, try balancing out your body's bacteria. Maintaining internal balance of bacteria is essential for optimum health. The overuse of laxatives, enemas and antibiotics can kill off beneficial bacteria. When your body is in excess of bad bacteria and lacks good bacteria, your digestive system suffers and can result in occasional constipation and diarrhea.

Probiotic supplements can help restore and maintain bacteria levels in the intestines.*

Severe constipation could be a sign of other health problems. If you are experiencing constant constipation, it is recommended you seek medical assistance immediately.

The content material of this article or webpage is for educational and consumer information purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

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Reply · 8 · Like · Follow Post · October 3 at 10:28pm
Go to the comparison chart!
Reply · 8 · Like · Follow Post · October 3 at 10:28pm
Not too bad. I may try out probiotics and see how it works. Any recommendations?
Reply · 8 · Like · Follow Post · October 3 at 10:28pm
Great article.
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Great, but no help. Oh well!
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