We often don't realise that poor digestion can wreak havoc in our body leading to allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disease, rashes, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, skin conditions and more.
Constipation is one of the most common of the many digestive problems. Dry, hard, pebbly bowel movements are a sure sign that your diet contains insufficient fluids and soluble and insoluble fibre to produce a moist, bulky stool, and irregular bowel movements leave you feeling sluggish and out of balance.
As our digestive health is connected to literally everything that happens in our body, it is critical that we detect the signs of poor digestion, and also understand what causes this imbalance.
Following are most common signs of poor digestion
There are several, possibly simultaneous causes for constipation, and following are the most common drivers
To truly combat constipation needs a focused effort, as it is an accumulative condition, and therefore needs a multifaceted approach to repair the digestive system completely.
Using the lists above, you may like to consider the following on your path to feeling easier and being regular again:
Establish what might be contributing to your chronic constipation, and what needs changing
Analyse all aspects of your lifestyle, eating habits, stress levels and prioritise - write it down
Start with simple adjustments that suit you right now, review, adjust where necessary
Intention and focus are key when changing or adopting new habits, stay the course….
Evolve to the next phase now you are feeling the benefits, adding new healthful habits
Regular bowel movement is so underrated!
Samantha Entwisle, Medical Herbalist (MNIMH DTLLS)