The Causes Of Constipation
(that your doctor didn't tell you about...)

In the Orient, the causes of constipation are understood clearly. Their brilliant doctors studied folks like you for hundreds of years and discovered that constipation is generally caused by...

  • Wrong diet
  • Too strong of emotions, stress or mental over-work
  • Too little exercise
  • Physical over-work
  • Childbirth
  • High fever

Here's why these are causes of constipation...

Wrong Diet

Some foods "dry up" the fluid of your intestines and stools causing "dry stool" constipation. So...

... if your stools are dry, avoid:

  • Spicy hot foods
  • Alcohol
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Shrimp
  • Ginseng (from Asia, not American-type)

Other foods can cause your intestines to lose energy for peristalsis, causing constipation with long, thin stools. So...

...if your stools are long and thin ("pencil-shaped"), avoid:

  • Cold food
  • Iced drinks
  • Raw foods
  • Sweet foods
  • Dairy

Obviously, lack of fiber is a major cause of constipation, too. So, eating a diet of mostly:

  • Cooked vegetables
  • Cooked whole grains
  • Small amounts of animal protein
  • Room temperature water or green tea

... provides plenty of fiber, nutrition, is very healthful and works best for most people.

Emotional Stress

The emotions of:

  • Anger
  • Worry
  • Resentment
  • Frustration
  • Over-thinking

...all slow the movement of the stools through your intestines causing constipation. There's no better technique to resolve these emotions than meditation.

Too Little Exercise

Exercise stimulates peristalsis, and lack of it is one of the common causes of constipation. So exercise.

If you're looking for exercise that's particularly beneficial for your overall health, try Tai Chi, Chi Gung or Yoga.

Physical Overwork

Overwork weakens your body's muscles and your intestines ability to transport the stools, causing constipation.

Long years of overwork may also affect your kidney function, causing internal dryness and constipation from dry stools.

Exercise is great, but avoid over-exertion. There's a reason it's called "over" exertion - it's too much!

Childbirth

Having children can have a similar effect as physical overwork and really deplete your body... especially if you are already in a run-down, depleted state.

This takes time to recover from, so you must eat nutritious foods, get appropriate exercise and rest to strengthen your body.

High Fever

High fever, particularly from a cold or flu, can "dry up" your body fluids, leading to constipation with dry stools.

In this case, you'll probably have some abdominal pain and notice symptoms of dryness like dry mouth, thirst, etc.

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