Do you feel sick all the time? I was right where you are a little over ten years ago. If it wasn’t for an elimination diet, I would have never known that the chronic diarrhea, brain fog, muscle aches, yeast infections, mood swings, and anxiety were related to gluten intolerance.
Gluten was literally killing me.
This protein found in wheat, barley, and rye can do horrible things to your body and mind if you’re intolerant to it. That’s why, if you’re suffering from mystery symptoms you can’t explain, whether mental or physical, it is vitally important to do an elimination diet.
Why can’t you just do a blood test? Because, oftentimes, blood tests show false negatives, meaning you actually are intolerant to the food, the antibodies just aren’t showing up.
Something has really been irritating me about probiotics lately and that’s the fact they’ve become popular. All of a sudden my favorite horror movie scream queen (Jamie Lee Curtis) is selling probiotic yogurt and telling everyone they should regulate their digestive systems.
I just wish the stuff didn’t contain so many unhealthy preservatives like fructose, aspartame, malic acid, and sodium citrate.
Just how many bowel movements are you supposed to have per day anyway? The number may surprise you. If you want to regulate your digestive system and prevent severe constipation from shortening your life span, you need to understand the real causes of constipation so you can treat it naturally.
What is Constipation?
The conventional medical community defines constipation as having less than three formed bowel movements per week. Most natural and osteopathic physicians disagree with this assessment. Constipation is having less than one bowel movement per day. Ideally, a healthy person should have at least 2-3 formed bowel movements per day.
Aside from being completely unable to have a productive bowel movement, there are other symptoms associated with constipation. They include chronic abdominal pain, bloating, cramps, fatigue, hemorrhoids, and decreased appetite. You may also find that when you do use the bathroom, the process is a painful struggle with very little to show for your efforts.
Does your stomach always hurt? Digestive disorders affect millions of people in the United States alone. Just take a look at the stomach aisle the next time you’re in the pharmacy. It’s amazing how many products are out there to stop the symptoms of your digestive disorder.
The trouble with this approach is it doesn’t actually cure anything, it just masks the fact your intestines are screaming at you that something is going wrong in your body. Stop masking the symptoms. Your doctor may not tell you this but you can beat just about any digestive disorder naturally and in the privacy of your own home.