Relieve Constipation Naturally

Natural remedies for constipation…

You will find a number of reasons why you may feel constipated . And so that you can fix this issue, you will need to eliminate the uncommon cases and make certain that your constipation is resulting from diet and lifestyle. For instance, if you have diabetes, then there’s a chance likely that you have suffered from either diarrhea or constipation. The good news is that if it isn’t brought on by a reaction of a prescription or a condition, curing constipation could be as easy as adjusting your diet plan
Diabetes and those with kidney & thyroid issues can be affected by constipation
Most diabetics suffer from constipation.  The reason why is actually the same reason why kidney patients and those who have hypo or hyperthyroidism are likely to be constipated;  The level of blood sugar in the gastrointestinal walls rises and damages the nerves. The nerves regulate how quickly or slowly food passes through your system.

Certain Drugs will make you constipated

Because so many of the population relies on prescription drugs, constipation is a very common side effect. It is such a common side effect, that it is usually the first thing listed. The reason for this is how your body breaks down the drug…in a lot of cases, the nervous system is affected and your food either comes out too quickly or too slowly.
Constipation can also be caused by the foods you eat…
If you aren’t diabetic, and don’t have thyroid or kidney issues, then it is likely that constipation will all boil down to your diet.   If you eat a lot of meat, then you multiply the risk of being constipated.  Vegetarians are rarely constipated…

The reason is that they get more than enough fiber in their diet. And if your everyday diet consists mainly of meats and potatoes, then your fiber intake could be seriously lacking. The common modern day diet gets half of the recommended fiber that they did in the early 1900’s.   Today, dieticians recommend you to get at least 30 grams a day.  The reality is that even that may be too little .  Double the fiber recommendation after you have gotten accustomed to eating more fiber.

Lack of water can cause constipation
Even being slightly dehydrated can cause constipation . Water is needed to pass waste from your body. If you aren’t drinking enough water, then the chances are good that your stools will be harder and will stick in your intestines longer.   While the common thought is to drink 10 glasses of water a day, you should really be drinking more .  If you weigh 100 pounds, you should be getting 50 ounces of water a day .


Exercise and Constipation

If your idea of exercising is walking to the mailbox, then this could affect how your body passes waste . Waste passes through the body quicker when you are exercise because you are stimulating the body and forcing more blood throughout your body .   Runners typically don’t get constipated.
If you are suffering from constipation, the good news is that it is usually an easy fix. And provided that you aren’t having an issue with it as a side effect and it is solely because of diet, then the good news is that it can be fixed .  If you need constipation help, chances are good that it will all boil down to your diet.

Eat Organic Food

Organic or Non Organic.

There is no lack of expert opinions as to which is more tasty and greater for you. The reality is many research suggest that organic product and non organic create have pretty much the same level of nutrients.
There are more benefits to eating organic food and although the nutrient level could be the same we feel going organic is better. To be catalogued as organic crops must be grown and sold without the usage of bioengineering, insecticides, herbicides, synthetic manure, sewage sludge or irradiation. Organic animal products can only be labelled as such if they’re given organic feed, are free from expansion hormones and antibiotics, permitted entry to pasture land to graze.

Pro-organic activists will roll out any amount of unimaginable reasons to convince the general public organic produce is better. Organic food cures cancer, organic food reduces planetary warming ; organic food can save the globe. We feel the advantages of organic food are inducement enough to persuade people to eat organic. Below is a listing of reasons organic is much better for you and the planet :

1. Animals on organic farms have better lives as they are given scheduled access to pasture and fed a natural diet. Animals on traditional farms frequently spend their full lives indoors and eat a selection of less than appropriate material. It is well known that cattle for meat production are often fed products made up of card, cement dust, and animal carcass, so as to cut fed costs.

2. Less poisons in your body : when you eat generate grown by adding chemicals, hormones and antibiotics and covered in pesticides it is sensible that a few of these are going to make their way into your body. Over an entire life what proportion of these poisons are we eating? Your liver, kidneys, lungs, colon, and skin are continually working to get rid of these toxins from our bodies. Organic produce doesn’t use these poisons and are thus far better for our overall wellbeing.

3. Less pesticides in the environment : the chemicals poured on to non-organic produce frequently ends up in the soil. This can end up in a degradation of soil quality. Studies show that organic farms have healthier soil, containing 88% more Organic farms are also better for wildlife. Studies indicate that wildlife is significantly richer and more varied on organic than on typical farms.

4. Genetically Modified Crops : organic produce is not genetically adapted. Many types of food bought from the local supermarket contain genetically altered products. Food producers often don’t list if an ingredient has been genetically enhanced and the only way to be sure is to buy licensed organic products. There hasn’t been ample research into genetically modified foods to know if they are safe of deadly, but we incline not to be lab rats.

Eat Better Now.

Prevent Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is one of the most preventable health problems on the planet.

Because unlike Crohn’s or colitis for example, which also have an immune system component, acid reflux is 100%, completely and totally the result of what you eat. Exclamation point.

Because acid reflux is simply the result of your stomach attempting to break down processed foods and poor food combinations that you’ve eaten that are next to impossible to digest.

And your stomach does the one thing it was designed to do — secrete acid enzymes over and over again.

So even though the pharmaceutical companies were successful in getting reflux to be called a disease, there truly is no “disease” process going on here — reflux is a process you bring it entirely on yourself, my friend.

Besides the obvious overabundance of acid which lights your chest on fire and slides up your throat, this creates a cycle of other not-so-good effects.

See if any of these sound like you:

1- Hungry ALL the time

Excess acid destroys the naturally occurring nutrients in your foods. But since your body’s hunger signal is triggered by a need for nutrients (not by a physical absence of food in your stomach), if you’re not getting nutrients from your food, you end up feeling hungry almost 24/7.

And that leads to overeating and LOTS more of you to love.

2- Pains everywhere plus crumbling bones

Excess acidity in your digestive system doesn’t stay put. It gets absorbed into your bloodstream and is transported all over your body.

This leads to inflammation all over. Inflammatory conditions that have been linked to excess body acidity include migraines, lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome, to name a few.

Plus, your body uses up its own supply of alkaline minerals to neutralize the acid in your blood, one of which is calcium from your bones. This leaching of bone calcium often leads to osteoporosis.

3- Trouble down under

Food that is not broken down well in the stomach doesn’t “ease on down the road” very well either.

This leads to gas, pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea, and waste build-up in your colon, and can eventually lead to diverticulosis.
Acid reflux “remedies”

Now, here’s the best part. The typical remedy for acid reflux is, of course, drugs. Antacids. Acid reducers. PPIs (like the purple pill).

But they make the problem WORSE — not better.

They “work” by neutralizing or reducing the acid in your stomach. But your stomach needs acid to break down proteins. So all the purple pill does is ruin your digestion (and lead to trouble down under like in #3 above).

The problem is NOT acid — it’s EXCESS acid. They’re 2 completely different things.
Spicy foods do not cause reflux

What makes matters worse is that many members of the medical community still have a mistaken idea about the role of diet in acid reflux.

The dietary advice typically given to acid reflux sufferers is to avoid things like spicy foods and citrus fruits.

That advice is useless.

It has no basis in fact.

Studies show it’s false.

Spices and citrus fruits are ALKALINE to your body, so they are actually GOOD for acid reflux.

So what you’ve been told is actually harming you.

Ironic, huh?

Now, here’s a new piece of “dietary advice” I heard that REALLY boggled my mind:

Recently I did a presentation for a group of college students about acid/alkaline balance. After my talk, one student came up to me and told me she had acid reflux and that her doctor told her to drink soda to make her burp…but it didn’t do any good.

My chin hit the ground.

Her doctor ought to be on the cover of a book called, “The worst doctors in America.” Because soda is THE most acidic, health-destroying beverage known to man. It’s about as good for you as rat poison. And this poor young lady was told by this putzmeister to drink it for her acid reflux!

Talk about creating a patient for life, eh?

What REALLY works

Listen, if you want to get rid of acid reflux forever, it’s easy.

If you want to ditch the purple pills, you can.

If you want to stop sleeping propped up on pillows, it can happen.

Even if you’ve had reflux your whole life.

I can teach you how to get rid of acid reflux for about half the cost of a single doctor visit.

Read that sentence again.

In the Great Taste No Pain system I explain the few simple principles you need to know to make all of your meals easy to digest.

In “How To End Stomach Pain Forever, Even If Your MD Says, ‘No Way!'” you’ll learn the science behind good combinations of foods and why it’s so effective for everyone. Your mouth will be open a lot (in shock) as you read this eye-opening manual. And you’ll know that you will never suffer from reflux again, as long as you do a few simple things.

“What To Eat With What spells out all the foods and drinks that you can have with your favorite meats.  You’ll know what you can eat with pastas without pain. You’ll have many choices of pain-free breakfasts. You’ll learn how to snack and never pay for it with pain. No pain.  Lots of pleasure.

You’ll know which desserts you can have based on what you had for dinner. So, once again, no pain. Just pleasure.

This will be your bible for living pain-free.

And when you go out to a restaurant, no problemo.

You’ll know exactly what to do. You’ll be able to eat anywhere without suffering. And if you forget a rule of pain-free eating, you get a handy fold-up, wallet-sized card to remind you.

And the recipe book has 112 scrumptious dishes that you’ll love. Many are probably foods that you thought you could never eat again — but you CAN! You CAN!

Don’t spend one more night with your chest on fire. Don’t think for a minute more that you’ll be a slave to the purple pills forever.

Follow my advice in Great Taste No Pain and you’ll see how quickly YOU can be free of acid-reflux for good.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

Your Questions About Colitis

Maria asks…

Ulcerative Colitis Treatments/Medications?

What are some treatments for the colon disorder called Ulcerative Colitis (UC)? I know Fish Oil and Omega 3 is a good source but I at least need some more treatments given. If possible please list some helpful links


Nutritionatlast answers:

Ulcerative colitis is a disease identified by ulceration and inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum. The inflammation usually begins in the rectum and lower (sigmoid) intestine and spreads upward to the entire colon that leads to diarrhea, severe pain in abdomen and gastrointestinal bleeding.
Using carrot juice, cabbage juice, green juices and herb teas is recommended to promote healing of the bowel lining. When eating solid food, chew thoroughly and do not drink liquids with meals. During a flare-up, avoid high roughage foods, which contain skins and seeds, especially popcorns. Avoid pure cooked vegetables until the condition clears up. Emphasize yellow fruits, cantaloupe, pears, watermelon, kelp, agar and cucumbers. Fruits with pectin, such as apples and pears seem especially beneficial. Eat soups, especially vegetable broths. Eat fruits at the end of a meal. White fish is an acceptable source of protein as are any soy foods such as tofu. After an inflammatory episode has passed, emphasizing complex carbohydrates with high-fiber contents has been shown to be quite beneficial.
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Ken asks…

Where can i find cheap medication for my ulcerative colitis?

Well , i was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis around 10 years ago , i never bothered with taking my medcation until now & i dont have insurance on myself . every month it’s 400 dollars to get my prescription refilled and i can’t afford it . Is there a website to contact someone or is there a website for cheaper medications?

thank you <3

Nutritionatlast answers:

$400??? Geez, medication has really gone up over the years, didn’t realize it was that much these days! For Ulcerative Colitis, I recommend trying out alternative medicine. There’s a product out there that helps with that condition called AloeElite – my cousin took it after she was diagnosed with UC and her symptoms are almost gone thanks to it. From what I know of it, it’s safe and even though it’s $159/bottle, they usually run specials so you can get them for much cheaper. I’ve provided some resource that may help you find what you are looking for, good luck!

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Your Questions About Diverticulitis

Betty asks…

What is a good diet plan for me keep in mind i have been diagnosed with Diverticulitis?

Currently i am 260lbs and i wish to reach my goal of at least 200lbs. I have recently been diagnosed with diverticulitis so i am unsure of what i should be trying to eat. Apparently 2497 calories per day with 30 minutes of exercise is what is normal but how do i break that up during the day, i have absolutely no experience with this and am tired of being overweight. Please don’t give back any negative feedback, i am honestly trying to make a lifestyle change. Once my body has adapted to the exercise i will be increasing it to one hour per day, i already have the membership at the gym

Nutritionatlast answers:

I have it as well. Eat enough foods with fiber to clean out the intestinal tract, but not so much that you get sick. Focus more on the feces quality, as it must eliminate smoothly. There are pouches that can become inflamed and cause cancer. If necessary, take psyllium capsules. Eat more veggies and less meat. Eat a salad each day. No fried food, more exotic grains, less meat which stays in the GI tract too long. Change is on the way. Regarding physical fitness, a trainer will be your best ally. I am a woman, so I eat less than half of your consumption per day and can live on less. That is because I eschew fat, eat beans, make whole wheat bread and closely monitor my diet.

Steven asks…

My husband needs more fiber in his diet, any suggestions?

I need help in planning dinner. Would someone tell me some high fiber foods that taste good too?

He has diverticulitis. Any suggestions on that as well?

Nutritionatlast answers:

Hmm I did a search on google and found this website
My husband eats raw carrots instead of potato chips now. And he has a bowl of oatmeal every morning. High in fiber and lowers cholesterol.

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