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Natural and Herbal Remedies for Constipation

This may be an uncomfortable topic for some, but it is one of great importance. If your body is not eliminating waste effectively, the build up of toxins can impair the immune system, making you sick. It will also cause unnecessary weight gain as the fecal matter collects in your colon and intestines.

Constipation is generally defined as the passing of hard, dry stools less than three times a week. It can make you feel uncomfortable and bloated and cause straining during bowel movements. Constipation can affect everyone from time to time. In general, your body should be eliminating several hours after each meal that you eat. If you eat three times a day you should be eliminating at least three times a day. If this is not the case, you could be carrying excess fecal material around, impacting overall health.

Remedies for Constipation:

Laxatives should not be taken longer than a week unless under medical supervision. Prolonged use could cause bowels to lose the ability to move on their own. This has also been linked to chronic diarrhea, muscle weakness due to potassium depletion, kidney or liver impairment, and dangerous, irregular heartbeat.

Pregnancy Warnings:

As always, before starting any new herb or other type of therapies, talk to your healthcare provider!  Here’s to good health for ALL!

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