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How to Prevent Colon Cancer by Eliminating Constipation

Posted Jan 31 2010 8:59am

Major causes for constipation

I know everyone wants to take a magic pill and have perfect regular bowel movements. But first, we need to address the reason why you might be experiencing constipation.

Don’t skip this section, it’s really useful to know if your habits might be causing constipation. Then all you’ll need to do is tweak your habits a little and you won’t need any pills, potions, or magick spells.

  • Stress: Stress is a major contributing factor to constipation, and irregular bowel movements. If you’re a highly sensitive person, chances are your stomach is one of the first places that “feels” your stress. That can totally upset your digestion and elimination.
  • Anger or negative emotions: This one is a bit of a catch-22. When you’re constipated, the toxicity and waste in your body tends to make you angrier and more prone to emotional issues. But being angry on a consistent basis, as well as frowning or being depressed, can actually lead to tightened anal passages and more constipation.
  • Changed routines or environments: This is one that I experience personally, and that is more common in females. Whenever I travel or spend the night at a relative’s home, it takes a few days for my routine to catch up. So if you find yourself constipated when you’re traveling, know that it’s very common!
  • Not enough time: If you’re always in a hurry and you don’t take the time to make going to the bathroom a priority, your body isn’t going to feel ready to eliminate. You can remedy this by earmarking 10 to 15 minutes of your morning routine for elimination. Be gentle on yourself, and give yourself the time it takes on a daily basis.
  • Not drinking enough water: This is probably one of the biggest culprits to constipation. First, find out how much water you need to drink in a day, and then make it a priority. If your body cannot get enough water, it will take it from every source it can find, making your stools dry and hard to eliminate.
  • Stomach traffic jams: If you experience bloating, gas, and generally feel as though your digestion isn’t working, this could be contributing to your constipation. The body has a hard time eliminating food that was not properly digested, so it might just give up and store it elsewhere as toxins.

A simple way to make elimination easier

I’m a huge fan of technology and I respect the human brain and all the inventions it is responsible for.

However, if there’s one thing that didn’t need tampering with it’s the pooing process.

That’s right, I said it! I don’t think that modern day toilets are very helpful for making it easy to eliminate your bowels.

Here’s the thing: before we had toilets we used to squat down to do our business. This position straightens the rectum and makes it so much easier, faster, and more natural to poo.

Sitting vs. Squatting
Reference: Tagart REB. The Anal Canal and Rectum: Their Varying Relationship and
Its Effect on Anal Continence, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 1966: 9, 449-452. Via Natural Platform site.

I can definitely vouch for the difference from personal experience while traveling in China. You see, there weren’t a lot of “normal toilets” there.

In fact, in quite a few areas the toilets were nothing more than a hole in the ground. But contrary to what you might be thinking, there was nothing barbaric about it. In fact, it made for much easier elimination.

Now I’m not telling you to throw out your toilet and just go outside behind a bush. My hydrocolon therapist actually sells a special stool to put your legs up on when you’re doing your business.

Personally, I just made it a point to buy a small trash can with a lid that I can put my legs on when I have to go.

Natalia Rose says to use a stool for your stool. And I concur!

 

Get more constipation remedies by reading the rest of the article here.

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