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As Valentine’s Day nears, I just can’t help but to bring up the discussion of constipation, because let’s face it… It is impossible to feel sexy when you are all clogged-up!
In 1991, 4.5 million people in the US indicated that they are constipated most or all of the time (that’s about 1 in 61 people). Let me reiterate… constipation all or most of time! That’s an awful lot of time to be clogged-up. And how difficult is it to be creative, be vibrant, be creating beneficial change in the world when your body is full of it? Pretty darn difficult.
Constipation results in about 2 million visits to the doctor each year and Americans spend $725 million dollars on over-the-counter laxatives each year! That’s a lot of money being flushed down the toilet! Unfortunately, laxatives are the exact opposite of what people should be doing to deal with constipation. Laxatives are like putting a bandaid filled with broken glass on an open wound and expecting not only for the wound to stop bleeding, but for it to heal all quick and clean-like.
In this video, I discuss getting to the root of your constipation, instead of bandaiding it and making it worse. I also talk about the importance of serotonin as related to our digestion and how all of us, constipated or not could and should boost serotonin naturally. Oh and for the lovers out there, make sure to listen for the tip on how we can get all of our juices flowing.
Now it’s your turn. Have you uncovered what causes constipation for you? How do you stay regular? What works for you to keep things moving?
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