Constipation: The Root of Your Diseases
According to National Health Interview Survey, about 4.5 million people in the U.S. say they are constipated. In fact, Constipation is one of the most complained about gastrointestinal problems among the people who suffer from this deadly condition.
Why is Constipation Deadly?
Many people are unaware that if Constipation goes left untreated, it can cause a myriad of serious health conditions. When stool stay in the intestine for an extended period of time, the intestine removes an excessive amount of water, causing the stool to become dry. When this happens, unhealthy bacteria, infections, and viruses have a field day & eat of the waste in your colon. Not only that, but your intestine stops function properly when you’re constipated. So, most of the food you eat will not get absorbed and digested by your large intestine. This process can cause a variety of painful and deadly diseases. I’ll explain the conditions linked with constipation in a minute, before I do, I want to list some of the common causes of constipation.
What Causes Constipation?
Even though there are some medical conditions like diabetes, and high blood pressure that can on-set constipation- There are also lifestyle choices that can cause constipation. These include:
- Low-Fiber Diets
- Waiting to Release Bowel
These lifestyle choices can essentially lead to deadly diseases of the colon.
A Toxic Colon is the Culprit of Deadly Diseases
Many diseases are the result of a toxic colon. Some of the most common diseases of a toxic colon and constipation include:
- Rectal Prolapse
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Colon Cancer
However, heart disease, obesity, and even heart attacks have also been linked to constipation. As you can see, constipation is more serious than not being able to eliminate your bowels. Luckily, there are ways you can prevent or relieve constipation.
How to Prevent Constipation and get Relief.
Here are a few simple things you can start doing today to make sure you are constipation free:
- Drink 1 gallon of water per day
- Get your juicer out and juice daily, have fun doing it
- Increase your fiber intake and eat more greens (kale, chard, collard…)
- Drink specialty teas that help you eliminate naturally
- Take a probiotic supplement to regulate your digestive tract
- Stop eating meat, think fruits and vegetables and lots of it
- Walk every day.
Constipation can be prevented, as long as you take proactive steps to live a healthy life style. So, start making these small lifestyle changes and see how you feel.