Constipation. It’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s a much bigger issue than you might think!
Most people avoid professional support when they’re blocked up because they feel embarrassed or ashamed, but guess what? You’re not alone. There is a big tribe of constipated folk out there. I used to be one of them.
We instinctively know that we need to poo and feel uncomfortable when we don’t go for days. But WHY do we need regular number twos?
Why is pooping is so important?
While poo is predominantly made up of water, bacteria and indigestible vegetable fibre, it also contains things we want to get rid of – waste, toxins and hormones. These are vital for the body to remove to stay happy and healthy.
What happens to your body when you don’t go?
Our body recycles our waste and hormone byproducts, which leads to toxic build-up in the bowel.
An unclean bowel leads to unclean circulating blood and as a result unclean tissues and organs. This weakens the health of our organs and as a result they do not function as well as they are designed to.
When too much pressure is used from straining to get poop out we can develop bowel pockets, where the lining of the colon bulges and food and contents collect there. These pockets are called diverticula and can be a house for fermenting, rotting food and other contents.
- Pathogen growth.
Rotting food in the bowel and the development of diverticula can stimulate the growth of dangerous pathogens such as parasites, bacteria and fungus.
- Leaky gut.
Toxins can weaken the bowel wall and cause a leaky gut. As the name states, the intestinal lining becomes “leaky” allowing undigested food, proteins, toxins, cholesterol and fats to pass through into the bloodstream and lymph where they go on to affect the health of other organs, especially those that are weak.
- Poor energy.
Toxicity leads to poor oxygen delivery in the body. Without oxygen, our energy levels are depleted. An exhausted body does not remove toxins well. And the vicious cycle begins again!
How to get things moving.
Often constipation can be solved with quick fixes like consuming more fibre and water.
Other times, issues like small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, hypothyroidism or even stress can be the cause – see a health professional for a long-term repair approach.
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