The 5 Causes of Constipation


There are MANY factors that can lead to constipation. To concentrate on just one and ignore the others is setting yourself up for failure.

While probiotics DO help break down certain foods in your intestines which can help tremendously with constipation, that’s only a small piece of the puzzle.

Here are just a few of the many…

Factors contributing to constipation

1- Medications

Constipation is a side effect of many medications including antacids, pain medicines, antidepressants or iron pills. Emily didn’t mention whether or not she was on any medications, but that should be a top consideration.

If you suspect constipation due to medications, it’s time to explore natural remedies.

2- Lack of exercise

Aerobic exercise raises your breathing and heart rates, which helps to stimulate the contraction of your intestinal muscles. It is this contraction that pushes wastes through the intestines and out your back door.

I don’t know Emily’s exercise habits, but if she’s a couch potato, she’s putting out the welcome mat for constipation. Time to get moving.

3- Overuse of laxatives

Using laxatives for a long period of time weakens the bowel muscles which makes constipation even worse — not better. Plus your body can become dependent on them to the point where you can’t have a bowel movement without them!

Emily didn’t say whether she had a history of laxative use, but if so, chances are excellent that her bowel is still sluggish from them or dependent on them.

4- Stress

The brain and gut are connected through a series of nerve impulses called the brain-gut axis. That’s why you get butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous.

And that’s also the reason why stress can lead to diarrhea or constipation.

I’m not sure if Emily has a lot of stress in her life, but if so, it most certainly can be adding to her constipation. Exercise can help relieve stress and so can counseling with a good therapist.

And for the granddaddy of them all…

5- Difficult to digest foods & food combinations

Incomplete digestion is THE most common cause of constipation.

You see, when you eat a lot of “food-like substances” that look nothing like anything that was ever living, it’s dead. And dead “foods” have no enzymes of their own and so cannot be completely broken down and digested like they should be, your bowel movements are not regular, your wastes are hard, sticky and mucus covered. They can adhere to your colon wall to the point where you practically need a chisel to get them off.

But when you eat living foods, the grunting when sitting on the toilet is kept to a minimum.

You could swallow a wheelbarrow full of probiotics, but if you consistently undo their positive effects and throw your GI tract into a turmoil by eating meals that your body cannot efficiently break down, constipation will continue to be your worst enemy.

Stop the constipation cycle for GOOD

Probiotics are great, but they can’t always compensate if you’re always tossing in one constipating food after another.  It’s essential to eat alkalizing foods and to know the food combinations that are easy to digest AND give your body some help when needed from digestive enzymes.

As far as what to eat, in my health systems, Great Taste No Pain and for gluten-sensitive people, Great Taste No Gluten I show you how to put together meals that are not only mouth-wateringly delicious, but are MUCH easier for your body to digest. This results in things “moving along” like they should…like Nature intended.

And believe me, when you follow these plans, Nature WILL call. But it will be pleasant — not the agony of sitting on the toilet for hours and you still can’t go.

The other piece of efficient digestion is to give your body a boost at each meal with digestive enzyme supplements.

All of us need digestive enzyme help at one time or another. If your system is sensitive, like mine is, then you should take a digestive enzyme every time you eat a cooked food or with any food that is processed and packed into a box, bag can or bottle.

Elderly people, people who have taken acid reducers for a long time or junk food junkies have a reduced ability to produce the enzymes adequate for digestion, so enzyme supplementation is essential at every meal.

That’s why Blue Rock Holistics created Digestizol Max.

Digestizol Max’s blend of 14 plant-derived enzymes will give your body the help it needs to break down proteins, fats, carbs, fiber and dairy. Whatever you eat, Digestizol Max has you covered!
Imagine how nice it would feel to be regular without taking dangerous medications that mess with your natural digestive processes.

Well, when you address ALL the possible factors behind your constipation, that’s exactly what you will have.

So, take a look at what else may be contributing to your constipation. Super Shield is a magical product, but not if you keep working against it.

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