The Secret Dangers of Constipation and How to Avoid It

Constipation can lead to many health problems including:

  • Re-absorption of toxins into the bloodstream

  • Hemorrhoids from straining
  • Headaches

  • Malnutrition

  • Indigestion

  • Varicose veins

  • Diverticulosis

  • Irritability

  • Bowel cancer

  • Bowel impaction

  • Auto immune diseases

  • Abdominal pains

  • Depression

  • Weight gain

Causes of constipation:

  • Eating “glue foods”

  • Drinking sodas and sugary drinks

  • Eating a lot of Cheeses

  • Eating a lot of Meat (meat has no fiber in it)

  • Getting dehydrated

  • Overeating nuts and seeds (soaking Raw nuts overnight in water will help but they are not as tasty)

  • Drugs or Medications

  • Improper diet

  • Not going when you feel the urge and “holding it in” because you are not close to a bathroom or think you are too busy

  • Eating refined foods (especially refined starches like white flour, pasta, biscuits, cookies….)

How to avoid constipation:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking enough water and juices.

  • Stop eating refined foods (They glue us down inside)

  • Eat more high water content fruits like oranges

  • Avoid eating refined sugar and sodas

  • Eat more good fiber like carrots, lettuce, apples, and corn. But not all at the same time. Follow the food combining charts.

  • Avoid eating breakfast cereals. Most of them contain little fiber, and the ones that do, are usually made with wheat, which can irritate your digestive tract, cause headaches, can cause acne, and many people are intolerant to it.

  • Okra will help get things moving.

  • Follow the rest of the dietary guidelines and healing tactics presented throughout this book

If you are constipated, the food stuck in your intestines starts to rot more and more the longer it is in your body.

Constipation is unhealthy for the body, especially if you are eating toxic, chemical containing foods or foods that you are intolerant to.

If you are in a “starch phase” make sure that you are not eating refined starches that have had the fiber removed (white rice, pastas, biscuits). Also when eating starches you want the meal to have enough oil in it (olive or coconut oil).

The more oil in the meal the less chance of constipation. Buttoo much oil will zap your energy. Also you will want to eat enough fiber containing vegetables with a starch-based meal. If you do eat refined starches then this is a must. Refer to the food charts.

If you are in an “acid fruit phase” then the high water content (the pulp of the orange) and the fiber in the pears and apple should keep things moving and rinsed out.

Almonds can seem like they cause constipation if not eaten with enough neutral vegetables. Refer to food charts. However it is not the same as the “clogging type” of constipation as eating “glue foods”

Raw almonds are actually really healthy and a good source of fiber that relieves constipation and scrapes the digestive tract clean.

Sometimes constipation can be cause by eating healthy foods like lettuce or barley grass powder, if you are not used to eating good foods, because your intestines might be absorbing all the liquid part of the stool because it might be in need of the nutrients that are available there.

Once you get on the diet for a while, your body will adjust, and you should become regular.

Oil ratio

Too much oil will cause the opposite of constipation. However too much oil might slow you down. Think of oil as a slow burning fuel. You want the right ratio of carbohydrates to fats depending on what you are planning on doing the rest of the day.

The more physically active you are, the more carbohydrates you will need to keep your energy up.

Also the type of carbohydrates will be a factor in the ratio of oil that you will want to include in the meal. The ratio and types of Sugars in fruits are not the same in all fruits.

All carbohydrates are not the same. Starches are way different than sugars from any source. Sugars and starches do not digest well in the same “stomach batch”.

If you play sports, then raw fruits and their juices will be a good source of energy. Fruits digest way easier than starches.

Starches require an enzyme to digest them. This enzyme is destroyed by acid. If you eat meat, then your stomach pumps out an acid. Starches and meats eaten at the same time will cause a digestive conflict. Avoid this combination as best as you can.