If you’re like most people, you think constipation means you feel like you have to go, but you can’t.
Sure, that’s ONE example, but many folks don’t realize it’s hardly the only symptom.
The truth is, you may be constipated and not even realize it.
And that’s a HUGE problem…because when it comes to your health, the stakes couldn’t be higher…
Are you constipated—without realizing it?
You NEED to know the signs of constipation because any of them could mean you’re at risk for:
- – Bowel cancer;
- – Diverticulitis;
- – Celiac disease;
- – And more.
Recent research reveals “healthy” people don’t know they’re constipated… and if there is an inkling something’s wrong, most people don’t speak up for 6 to 12 months!
Those could be CRITICAL months if your constipation is a sign there’s something greater at play, like bowel cancer.
It’s no wonder; another recent study—this one out of Denmark—shows that when food takes longer than normal to leave your gut… and festers… toxins begin to emerge, doing major damage to your digestive tract.
So it’s crucial to look out for the following signals:
- Spending a long time on the toilet unable to pass a stool
- Needing to use laxatives
- Going fewer than 3 times a week
- Abdominal pain and bloating
- Hard stools
- Feeling like you didn’t finish
Remember, you’re hardly alone if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms. One in seven people experiences constipation.
Just make sure to speak up to your doctor.
And please, do not feel embarrassed…
We’ve seen and heard just about everything there is—and any other doc worth his salt will tell you the same.
If you are constipated, the first thing to analyze is your fiber intake…
The average American doesn’t even come close to getting enough of this beneficial bowel mover.
Getting 25-29 grams EVERY day can not only KNOCK OUT constipation, it can help you:
- – Lose weight;
- – Slash your risk of type 2 diabetes;
- – And even reduce your risk of cancer (other than bowel cancer).
The undisputed best sources of fiber are seeds and nuts, but you need to make sure you chew them well to make it easier to digest and unlock all their benefits.
A fiber supplement can make your life easier. You won’t have to worry about counting your fiber as much and they typically cost less about 30 cents a day ($10 for a month supply). This small investment is easily worth it.
The second thing you can do to resolve your constipation is reach for a glass of water…
If you’re not getting enough water, you’re making your digestive tract work far harder than it needs to.
Without anything other than your intestinal muscles working your fecal matter through, it will become hard and compacted. As mentioned earlier, toxins can start appearing.
A little water can make your bowel movements smoother, easier, and more timely.
Shoot for eight glasses of water a day. Since it can be hard to keep track, you can also look at the color of your urine. It should be a pale yellow. Anything dark indicates you’re dehydrated.