This failure to properly eliminate waste products can result in estrogen dominance, colon cancer, high toxic body burden, and more. So fixing your constipation is an important first step towards improving your health!
Magnesium is an enzymatic cofactor to over 300 reactions in the body and has been shown to help relieve anxiety, relax your muscles, help you poop and so much more! The main mechanism of action for magnesium’s constipation relieving properties is its osmotic effect. What that means is that it draws water into the stool which allows it to be softer and more hydrated and pass more easily.
If you want to get magnesium from my online Wellevate dispensary for 10% simply use this link. How do you know how much to take? There’s something called “bowel tolerance” that you can use to find your perfect dose. What this means is you’ll keep taking more and more each night until you have watery loose stools one morning, then you’ll back off by one pill, and that’s your body’s ideal dose to keep your stools soft and hydrated without crossing that line into diarrhea.
Similar to magnesium, Vitamin C is also great at drawing water to the stool and it’s great for your overall health too. Vitamin C is similar to magnesium where you can take it to bowel tolerance to find your personal ideal dose.
It’s been shown that exercise can reduce constipation. It doesn't need to be anything extreme either, just start moving your body whether it’s a jog or a walk, weight lifting, bike riding, or some yoga! Try to get movement in daily to help keep your bowels moving properly.
One of the main reasons for constipation is not enough fiber in the diet. Men are supposed to aim for 38 grams of fiber a day and women should aim for 25 grams yet the average American only consumes about 15 grams of fiber a day!
You can get fiber from a variety of natural sources like fruits and vegetables or you can buy a fiber powder like psyllium husks or acacia fiber and add it to your shakes and smoothies. Fiber powders and pills can also be found on my Wellevate dispensary here.
If you’re not drinking enough water, you are going to be constipated. I have a YouTube video with tips on increasing your water consumption so check that out if you need some help increasing your hydration by going here: How to Drink More Water (Even When You Don’t Like It!).
Processed foods are often low in fiber, high in chemicals, and don’t do you any favors in the constipation department! Try to swap out some of your processed food consumption with fruits and veggies and you’ll be lowering your chemical load and increasing your fiber consumption all at once!
A little bonus tip for you: it’s also recommended to avoid dairy, especially cheese if you suffer from constipation. The casein in dairy turns into a caseomorphin in the body which acts similarly to opioids and causes constipation.
Good ol' fashioned advice from Grandma works here as well - just a couple of prunes a day can really get things moving!
7 quick and easy tips to help relieve constipation naturally. I hope you find this helpful! Don’t forget you can grab some of these supplements over on Wellevate for 10% off here!: KB Wellness Wellevate Dispensary.