OUCH! Is there anything more uncomfortable than the body-wracking, sweat-inducing, stomach-clenching cramps of yet another round of constipation?
But tell your doc, and I can practically guarantee he WON’T recommend the safest, fastest, and most effective option out there.
He’ll push the standard harsh laxatives, gas-inducing fiber, and the kinds of dietary changes that’ll make you dread every meal.
You know there must be something that works better.
He knows you know, too.
Yet his lips will remain sealed.
Well, friend, today I’ve got the PROOF you were right all along. There IS a better way.
End the bathroom blues… the natural way
I can’t figure out why doctors are so afraid to prescribe drinking a cup of coffee for constipation. It’s simple, safe, and it WORKS.
And a new study PROVES it once and for all.
Coffee helps you to “go” in at least two different ways, according to experiments in the lab…
- Gut bugs: Coffee helps create just the right climate for the bacteria in your stomach to thrive and do their thing.
- Muscle motion: A Cup of Joe also enhances the smooth muscle movements in your colon and intestine. In other words, it helps stimulate the contractions you need to relieve constipation and keep things moving along.
Here’s the important thing about the new study: This has nothing to do with caffeine.
I’m a high-test gal myself. And caffeine can have some benefits. But when it comes to resolving constipation, if you can’t handle the buzz decaf will do the trick too.
Constipation hanging on? Make your next move magnesium
Not a coffee fan? No problem!
There’s another simple constipation solution that’s also being ignored by mainstream docs. And that’s good old magnesium.
Most doctors will be happy to recommend a drug but will refuse to consider this basic mineral. And that’s despite there being a really good chance you need MORE magnesium… even if you’re NOT backed up.
Some 80 percent of older Americans are deficient, making magnesium one of the most common “hidden” problems in the nation.
Boosting your levels of this essential mineral is often the simplest and most effective way to get things moving again. Plus, it helps in hundreds of other critical ways.
Foods that are rich in magnesium include avocados, nuts, legumes, salmon, leafy greens, bananas, and (my favorite) dark chocolate. And magnesium supplements are available as well.
If coffee or magnesium don’t do the trick, you might need to hunt for a drug.
No… NOT one to take. One to SKIP!
Meds are a leading cause of constipation. The most common suspects include…
- blood pressure meds
So instead of adding a new med to the mix, work with your doc to see if anything you’re currently taking is causing the constipation problem in the first place.
For the best results work with a naturopathic doc who won’t be afraid to replace and unneeded and problematic drug with a safe and natural alternative.
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