Tuesday, April 1, 2014


CONSTIPATION Solution & Example
Everyone gets constipated occasionally. You get busy running around, staying out late, paying very little attention to your diet, eating meals on the run- and suddenly you are constipated.

When you realize you have a problem, the first thing to do is:

  • Take a look at your fluid intake and increase it.
  • Add dietary fibre immediately. From 25 to 35 grams daily for all adults.
  • Prunes are a good natural laxative, as well as a good snack.
  • Exercise increases the rate by which food travels through your digestive system.
  • Walking is particularly helpful.
  • Do not ignore urge –try to toilet –train yourself again.
  • Tension and anxiety can cause constipation because this is a part of the fight –or flight – syndrome. Try to relax and calm down.
  • Some foods are constipating. Everyone knows the expression ‘it makes the cheese more binding’, and for some, all dairy products have the same effect.
  • If you are really uncomfortable, an occasional enema or a suppository will be OK, but remember laxatives can become addicting very easily. It is much better to rely on fibre and fluids to regulate yourself.