Looking for A Miracle Cure For Constipation? Try This Inexpensive Hack Instead

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Looking for A Miracle Cure For Constipation Try This Inexpensive Hack Instead

Looking for A Miracle Cure For Constipation? Try This Inexpensive Hack Instead

Are you finding it difficult to poop? It may feel like a mere inconvenience, but most people do not realize it can be dangerous and should not be taken lightly. Yes, constipation may be embarrassing to discuss or may not make for the most enticing cocktail party conversation. But if you are struggling with it, don’t underestimate its long-term effects. It affects millions worldwide and can be a gateway for several diseases when neglected.

We have already done several videos and blogs on constipation, its causes, the overuse of laxatives, and the bowel overdependence these can cause over time. But today, we want to talk about everyday aspects of your lifestyle you can introspect on and simple changes you can make to relieve your constipation. There are no miracle cures, but if you are looking for long-term results, we will discuss simple lifestyle hacks that can help.

Why is constipation dangerous?

Did you know prolonged or chronic constipation beyond exerting excessive pressure on the delicate intestinal walls and resulting in fissures and hemorrhoids? In extreme cases, it can also manifest into severe complications like cancer.

We do not want to instill fear in you, but sometimes it is important to take a step back and look at facts as they are. If you do not address and resolve your constipation at its root, it will build up into more deadly problems in the human body.

The best way to help you understand it is this. You know what your poop looks like. You know how it smells. Now imagine this poop staying in your system longer than required. No matter where you place poop for a long time, whether it is in a room or your body, it is going to ferment. It will have bacterial and fungal growth. It will produce gasses and rot. This is what happens in your body when you do not eliminate the poop and let it stay in your system for long periods.

Looking for A Miracle Cure For Constipation Try This Inexpensive Hack Instead
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What about people who have chronic constipation?

Yes, this is real. Some people struggle with chronic constipation for years. They have a laxative every day, without which they are unable to pass motions. The fact that you need something external to enable dilation and passing out the volume of your stools is worrisome. Your laxative may help you deal with the symptoms. But how long will you rely on it? You are already struggling with bowel overdependence. What you need to do is address the root cause of your constipation which boils down to lifestyle.

What if my constipation is a side-effect of a surgical procedure or treatment?

Yes, there are a few surgical procedures where you may struggle with chronic constipation, and in those cases, you may have to seek medical intervention and laxatives to help you. Similarly, treatments like chemotherapy can also cause constipation or diarrhea in some patients and you may need to work with your doctor and take medications to resolve this while you’re on that treatment. But for most people who are not on any treatments but still dealing with constipation, the answer lies purely in your lifestyle.

Fiber is great. But overconsumption of fiber? A big no-no.

While dehydration and overconsumption of processed foods are no-brainers, another aspect of your lifestyle you need to look into is the overconsumption of fiber. Many people think more fiber means better stools. And others think that fiber has no value. Both of these are myths that need to be busted.

Fiber is important. But anything in excess can be harmful to your body. The amount of fiber you consume depends on what kind of diet you are on. If you are on a carnivore diet where you have more meat but add a good quantity of vegetables to the side, it should be enough. You do not need more fiber. But for people who don’t have meat in their diet, adding sources of fiber can help.

Here’s a disclaimer. Who should be careful of fiber? If you have inflammatory bowel disease – either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s, fiber can make it worse.

You also need to understand that there are different types of fiber – soluble and insoluble fiber. Sometimes, people with constipation start increasing their fiber mindlessly and then suffer from bloating and smelly flatulence, in addition to their constipation issue remaining unresolved.

Fiber alone cannot sort your constipation. More fiber can create more bloating and in some cases even gut dysbiosis.
On the other hand, there are also people with chronic constipation who by balancing and slowly increasing insoluble and soluble fiber in the right quantities can resolve their constipation.

Fiber is necessary, but quality and quantity matter. Whether it suits you or not, also matters. Add it if it helps, but if it doesn’t suit you, minimize and keep your fiber low to check if it makes a difference.

Two magic words – butyric acid. One powerful source – pure ghee.

Simply put, butyric acid is a friend of your colon and the large intestine.

Your large intestine includes your colon, rectum, and anus. The large intestine turns food waste into stools and passes it from the body when you poop. This is also the area where all your constipation issues begin.

Having a poor gut microbiome can also lead to constipation because your gut is responsible for the formation of your stools. If there is too much bacterial fermentation happening in your gut, you will have flatulence, bloating, and constipation. Now how can butyric acid help?

Butyric acid is a byproduct of when you digest pure, A2, organic, and chemical-free ghee, also known as clarified butter. It is super powerful because this fat can also act as a laxative. Many people do not know this but fat is a more powerful laxative than fiber alone. Shop for quality pure ghee here.

pure-ghee-benefits Looking for A Miracle Cure For Constipation Try This Inexpensive Hack InsteadWhy do I use a fat-first approach? Won’t fat make me fat?

Now some of you may wonder, instead of ghee, why don’t we try soaked prunes or black raisins? And yes, these are powerful but if you are a diabetic, having prunes first thing in the morning will spike your blood sugar levels. If you have fatty liver or are obese, the excess fructose found in these dried fruits will become your enemy instead of helping you.

So, butyric acid from pure ghee can be your friend. You cannot go wrong with a fat-first approach. Remember, fat does not make you fat. Only poor-quality fats will make you metabolically sick. But when you have a teaspoon or tablespoon of pure ghee (depending on your weight and height), you cannot go wrong.

One life-changing hack to start today if you have constipation

  • Wake up in the morning. Take a glass of warm water. Not steaming hot, just warm.
  • Take a teaspoon or tablespoon of pure ghee. Add that to your glass of warm water. Mix it until it dissolves.
  • Sit down, don’t stand. Slowly sip on it.
  • Want to make this even more effective? Sit in Malasana or the Garland Pose for two minutes and sip on this slowly.
  • You can then follow this up with a second glass of plain warm water. When you stand up, in most cases you will feel like passing a motion.

Drop it and squat it. A step-by-step guide to Malasana.

When our hip flexors are tight, they can interfere with our internal organ function, including digestion. Malasana or the Garland Pose helps to ease bowel movements.

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  • Stand with your feet wide apart.
  • Bend your knees and lower your butt to come in a squat position.
  • Bend your elbows to bring the palms together and take your arms inside your knees to press your elbows against your inner knees.

Indian toilets were scientifically designed. When our ancestors sat down on the floor in a squatting position to pass a motion, that enabled a proper alignment for easier evacuation. This is the beauty of the traditional Indian squat. If you struggle with constipation, sit in Malasana for 1-2 minutes and have 1 tsp or tbsp of pure ghee mixed with water. It will help you with passing your bowels.

What are the other aspects I need to look at if I struggle with constipation?

  • Dehydration. Keep yourself adequately hydrated at all times.
  • Stop overconsuming processed foods. No explanation is needed for this.
  • Identify and fix your magnesium deficiency. Beyond adding magnesium-rich foods, you can also opt for supplements or magnesium citrate powder under the guidance of your doctor or integrative nutritionist. Magnesium helps with dilation and can also act as a very mild but healthy laxative.
  • Add probiotics to your regime if you aren’t having any already. Add natural foods like yogurt (if dairy suits you), sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles (made with ethical and quality ingredients), kombucha, kefir, and so on.
  • Have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or gut dysbiosis? A combination of pre and probiotics known as a symbiotic can help. It can help populate your microbiome and aid in healthy stool formation.
  • B vitamins. There’s a whole spectrum of B vitamins that are good for you if you struggle with constipation. Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine is found in various non-vegetarian foods, yogurt, and sunflower seeds in small quantities. You can even take a Vitamin B1 supplement which is over the counter if it is prescribed by your health professional. Vitamin B1 is very powerful in enhancing the churning movement in your colon to push out poop. How does your food digest? There’s a constant churning movement between the muscles of your food pipe and the muscles of your colon to push the stool out. A Vitamin B1 deficiency does not allow for these particular muscles to contract or relax and give you a feeling of incomplete evacuation. So adding it to your regimen will make a big difference.
  • Are you on any medication or iron supplements that tend to constipate you? Speak to your doctor and see if they can change or alter your prescription if you are highly constipated.
  • When some people take calcium carbonate, it doesn’t suit them and can increase their risk of constipation. Check with your doctor if this is the case with you, and see if they can revise your prescription to a different form of calcium that doesn’t constipate you.

What’s the bottom line?

Don’t put yourself in a box. Do what is right for your body type and your lifestyle.

Whether you are constipated or not, you can still try the pure ghee in warm water while seated in the Malasana pose hack I shared. Sitting in Malasana every morning has incredible benefits for your health. Know more about it here.

Every morning I get out of bed and move straight into Malasana and within the next two minutes or so, I automatically have the urge to go and pass motion. Honor, respect and try the Indian squat and see how your bowel movement improves.

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