I’ve got a crappy topic to talk to you about today.
Jokes aside, constipation is no laughing matter.
Not only can it make you feel awful, but also constipation can lead to decreased ability to digest the nutrients in your food, increased food sensitivities, leaky gut syndrome, and even acid reflux.
This is a REALLY common problem! In fact, it is estimated that as many as 65 million Americans, or 20% of the population, suffer from constipation from time to time.
Among children, the estimates go even higher! As many as 29% or nearly 1 in 3 children have symptoms of constipation at any given time.
Symptoms of constipation include:
- Bloating, gas, or the feeling of full intestines
- Hard or lumpy BM’s
- Difficulty going #2 at least once per day
Stress, inactivity, and diet can play a big role in how “backed up” you feel.
Getting older, taking certain medications, and being pregnant can also increase the likelihood of constipation.
If you’re among the many people who deal with occasional or chronic constipation, the good news is there are solutions that really help. In fact, many patients in my wellness clinic who complain about this issue find that just 1 or 2 of the hacks I’m sharing today clear up their problem completely.
So with that said, let’s jump in and get started.
My 8 Best Hacks to Cure Constipation
Hack #1: Rehydrate with Alkaline Water
Constipation is one of the body’s top signs of dehydration. In fact, it’s like a glaring neon light, warning you to increase your water consumption.
The first thing to do if you’re experiencing constipation is to drink a tall glass of alkaline water with a squeeze of lemon or lime. Aim to stay better hydrated all the time, which will improve your BM regularity.
Remember: STILL water, not sparkling! The carbon dioxide gas in sparkling water and seltzer will increase the gas in the gut, making you feel more bloated on top of already feeling that way from the constipation.
Hack #2: Eat More High-Fiber Foods
Foods that prevent constipation (and also improve it if you are already suffering) are those high in fiber that also hydrate you.
A caveat about this: don’t just go for items in the grocery store labeled “high fiber.” Those are often processed carbs filled with gluten that can actually make constipation worse.
Instead, opt for:
- Dark, green leafy vegetables like kale, arugula, watercress, and spinach
- Coconut meat, water, and milk
- Sweet potatoes
- Fruit like pears, apples, and berries (avoid bananas)
- Seeds like chia, and flax
Hack #3: Do a Chia Shot
One of the tips I share with my 2-Day Detox participants is that you can combine 1 cup of filtered water with 2 tbsp. of chia seeds to create a chia gel that will reduce constipation and bloating. Whisk it together and leave it in the refrigerator, eating about one tbsp. at a time either alone or in a smoothie.
You can also enjoy these chia recipes that will reduce your craving for sugar (which could exacerbate constipation) by giving you a sweet treat that helps with regularity:
Hack #4: Cut Out Gluten and Dairy Foods
Now as you know, I’m a big believer in moderation, not deprivation! So I normally don’t tell you to completely cut out whole categories of food. But often, making this one simple shift in the way you’re eating will make a world of difference if you find you are commonly bloated.
Both dairy products and foods with gluten like bread, pasta, crackers, or baked goods clog up and slow down the digestive tract, leading to more constipation.
And if you’re sensitive to either of them – both being foods that many people have intolerances or allergies to – you’re likely to feel bloated for days at a time after consuming them.
Try removing gluten and dairy from your diet and see how you feel after about a week. Remember, the bloated feeling might not happen right away, so you’ve got to give everything you try a few days if not a full week to find out if it’s working.
Hack #5: Get Your Greens On!
Did you know that one of the top things we hear from fans of our Acid-Kicking Greens is that they experience less constipation?
Like Betty S. who said: “The greens definitely work to keep me regular.”
And Joana G. who said: “So far, I like it a lot. I haven’t been feeling bloated and uncomfortable.”
It’s no wonder why, because starting your day with 5 whole servings of raw, fiber-dense super foods in less than 30 seconds is sure to keep constipation at bay.
What’s awesome about Acid-Kicking Greens is that the wheatgrass is broken down into a powder in a way that is practically predigested for you – with little to no degradation whatsoever.
So unlike other brands, you’re going to absorb more of the wheatgrass and 20 other powerhouse ingredients. Like all of our supplements, you can TAKE LESS and GET MORE from it.
Hack #6: Drink Aloe Vera Juice
Have you ever tried drinking aloe vera juice? It helps with all kinds of digestive complaints, not just constipation. Make sure you buy decolorized, purified aloe vera juice meant for human consumption and then store it in the refrigerator.
Hack #7: 20 Minutes on the Rebounder
Any exercise will help keep your digestive system moving. The rebounder – or mini-trampoline – in particular is more than just a quick workout by jumping up and down (although it’s great for that too)!
The act of jumping up and down is like a massage for your cells, essentially squeezing out the toxins and poisons from your tissue and flushing the lymphatic system, keeping cells healthy and boosting circulation. This makes it one of the most effective exercises for relieving constipation.
Hack #8: Utilize Coffee (& Caffeine) Wisely
This one really depends on the person. Some people find that caffeinated beverages like coffee make their constipation and other bowel issues worse. This is likely because coffee is a diuretic that dehydrates you, which is why it’s important for everyone to drink water throughout the day after consuming coffee.
Others find coffee and other caffeinated beverages can actually help keep things moving. If this is the case for you, feel free to use coffee as a tool in your constipation prevention toolbelt – within moderation, of course. No more than 2 cups per day should be plenty.
Adding a scoop of Acid-Kicking Coffee Alkalizer to your coffee will help prevent dehydration and mineral loss that make constipation into a chronic problem.
It delivers plant-based, clean keto fats, acid-fighting minerals, pure Himalayan pink mineral salts, and enzymes to optimize brain-boosting energy, suppress hunger, and burn body fat throughout your day.
Plus it tastes delicious in 6 yummy flavors! Try it today or Subscribe & Save 15%!
GET OFF YOUR ACID!