Many people have experienced constipation to one degree or another. For some, it’s an occasional occurrence whereby hardened stool has become difficult to pass. The intake of a certain food, an increase in stress levels, or even travelling – all can contribute and lead to constipation. For others, constipation can be much more sever, chronic in fact, and can last days or even weeks at a time if some type of laxative is not employed. It goes without saying that this can be extremely uncomfortable, unpleasant, and extremely detrimental to good health.
What many don’t realize is that the number 1 cause of constipation is actually dehydration. Without hydration the entire intestinal tract cannot function. It is well know that fiber is needed in order to create the bulk that the intestines need to stimulate peristalsis. The catch however, is that without adequate water, fiber may actually do more harm than good.
The colon is responsible for continuously removing moisture from the digestive waste contained within its walls. If the colon is not adequately hydrated, stool will become hard and difficult to pass quite quickly. Waste that is not evacuated in a timely manner will stays in the colon where water will continue to be pulled out from it. The result is harder and more impacted waste matter.
Ensuring that the foods you eat and the liquids you drink are hydrating is the key. And the key to ensuring that what you consume is hydrating are its electrolytes. In fact, electrolytes are actually minerals, and this is what will truly provide the body with hydration. Some of the best electrolyte minerals are sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium – all abundantly found in fresh fruits and vegetables. And some of the best hydrating electrolyte drinks are cold-pressed green juices and coconut water.
Introducing water directly into the large intestine through colon hydrotherapy is another simple, fast and effective way to hydrate the large intestine. By irrigating the colon with purified water, hardened and impacted waste is softened and then expelled out of the body comfortably. This makes Colonics a great tool that anyone can use to bring moisture to the colon.
With patience and dedication, Colon Hydrotherapy in conjunction with a hydration rich diet, can help ease and heal both occasional and more chronic constipation. Ultimately, helping people feel healthier, happier, and more comfortable in their own bodies.
Posted by Eke Idika, CNP, CH Therapist