Nothing profound, long, or drawn out about today’s post. It’s really simple. When nature calls…listen. Chronic constipation can be a negative consequence of too often ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement. ’Nuff said.
Physicians Nicholas Petrakis and Eileen King published their findings in Lancetthat women who had two or fewer bowel movements per week have 4 times the risk of breast disease (malignant or benign) as women who have one or more bowel movements every day. Constipation has a profound increased risk of colon cancer associated with it. Consider the Miyagi Cohort Study. Now [...]
If you have any gastrointestinal dysfunction or distress at all, then you should strongly consider following a modified elimination diet for thirty days. The gastric mucosa (the lining of the gastrointestinal system) can be damaged when we eat foods that we are sensitive to or when inflammatory immune responses are initiated because of what we eat. [...]
We have mentioned it in passing (yes, pun intended) in previous blogs, and that is the fact that poop is toxic. Normal bowel frequency is 1-3 bowel movements each day. A normal bowel transit time, which is the total amount of time it takes for the things you ingest to be eliminated, should be 18-22 [...]
$725 million each year is the estimated expenditures in the United States on laxatives for self-treatment of constipation. With some forms of laxatives there are inherent risks and dangers of “addiction” or laxative abuse that can lead to further health issues. Perhaps looking at some of the causes of constipation will allow for an understanding [...]
The last of the Magnificent Seven is here and what an important component of health it is! Proper elimination is absolutely vital to good health. 1 in 7 Americans are chronically constipated. Chronic constipation has been directly correlated with gastrointestinal disease, colon cancer, breast cancer and many other conditions. Yes, you are what you eat, [...]