colon-cleanseCommon constipation, in addition to being uncomfortable, can be a troubling risk factor for hemorrhoids, diverticulosis and more serious intestinal problems.

Generally, constipation is a mechanical problem of particulate matter moving through the digestive tract too slowly, constipation can lead to hard stools and difficult bowel movements. In many cases, constipation can be alleviated by simple lifestyle changes.

Exercise daily. Exercise does more than tone your heart and muscles; it also tones your intestines and is essential to regular bowel movements.

Try to establish a regular schedule and don’t ignore the urge to go. Peristalsis of the bowel – the movements that trigger a bowel movement - come and go. If you ignore the urge, you may lose the opportunity. The longer stool stays in the bowel, the harder it gets as more water is reabsorbed, and the more difficult it is to expel.

Do not over use caffeine. Coffee and other forms of caffeine work well as laxatives when used occasionally. When over used, however, caffeine prevents the bowels from following their own natural rhythm.

Nutrition for Digestive Health

  • Drink plenty of fluids - at least 8 glasses (preferably of water) a day.
  • Eat at least 40 grams of fiber a day. A high-fiber cereal (more than 8 grams of fiber per serving) plus generous amounts of vegetables, fruits and legumes is especially important for avoiding constipation.


Natural supplements formulated to help with constipation:

Complete Colon Care - Formulated to help cleanse the entire digestive tract, promote healthy kidney and liver function, and provide an excellent natural source of bulking fiber.

Triphala - This Ayurvedic remedy for regulating the bowels is a combination of three fruits that tone the muscles in the large intestine. It should be used on a regular basis, however, and not just when temporary constipation occurs.

  • Triphala

  • Complete Colon Care Powder