For some people, chronic constipation means infrequent bowel movements for weeks at a time, while others believe chronic constipation means straining or having difficulty passing stools.
According to Mayr therapy, too much food leads to mal-digestion, mal-absorption, fermentation, excess gas production, excess alcohol and biogenic amines accumulation. The result is intestinal auto-intoxication, which is the primary cause of virtually all systemic illnesses.
Unfortunately, a lot of people tend to downplay this medical condition and look for a quick fix, ranging from laxative abuse to enemas without adequately investigating the cause of this problem. This results in continued doctor visits and reduced quality of life.
For example, Mr O, a 42-year-old banker, who presented to us after battling with constipation for several years, developed a hernia. This was as a result of constant straining while trying to defecate which had to be surgically corrected.
The problem of constipation had cost him a lot, financially and the stress of seeking medical attention both locally and internationally. All we did was to implement measures to temporarily relieve constipation without actually discovering the reason he was always constipated. He underwent our bioenergetics test where we were able to detect that he was gluten intolerant.
Before this discovery he had been regularly consuming gluten-based products over the years. This consistently put his gut under a lot of stress, thereby leading to slow movement of the bowel and constipation.
But for the timely discovery, if the insult was allowed to continue, he might have proceeded to develop more complications or even colon cancer in the nearest future. By merely staying off gluten-based diet, his age-long problem disappeared. Therefore, it is essential to test for your intolerances if you suffer from constipation.
There are a few ways to ease the symptoms of constipation without using medication.
Increasing fibre intake: People with constipation should eat between 18 and 30 grams of fibre every day.
Fresh fruits and vegetables and fortified cereals have high fibre content.
Drinking water: Consuming lots of water can help to rehydrate the body.
Bulking agents: Adding these to your diet can help soften stools and make them easier to pass. Examples of bulking agents include wheat bran.
Regular exercise: This can help to make bodily processes more regular, including the passing of stools.
Routine: Having a place and time of day you can put aside time to visit the bathroom without forcing a stool.
Avoiding holding in stools: Responding to your body’s natural urges to pass stools when they happen is key to reducing the impact of constipation.
Elevate your feet: Place your feet on a small platform, such as a step, and make sure the knees are above hip-level while passing stools. It can reduce constipation.
Speak with your doctor about the best course of action if symptoms are not responding to natural or home remedies.
It is, therefore, imperative that we take optimum care to our gut by eating right and avoiding our intolerances. Our bioenergetics test detects intolerance and underlying conditions that might be responsible for constipation. Undergoing an intestinal cleansing at Martlife Detox clinic also plays a significant role in ensuring the restoration of normal intestinal function and avoiding other problems that arise from chronic constipation.