The UK is one of the most constipated countries and the main cause of constipation is dehydration.

As a nation of tea drinkers it not surprising that this information is true. Caffeine dehydrates the body so every tea, coffee, carbonated drink you consume will be having a negative on your hydration. Remember carbonated drinks will only fill you full of air, so don’t be surprised to get that bloating feeling.

Another factor contributing to constipation is your diet. Many of my colon hydrotherapy (aslo known as colonic irrigation) clients that present with constipation usually have a high diet in indigestible fibre and saturated fats. Their diets consist predominantly of white bread, pasta, pizza, potatoes and poor hydration. Not surprisingly they feel bunged up so clients take laxatives to make them feel better. Short term this does make them feel better but long term the bowel becomes dependant on this help, leading to a lazy, sluggish and dehydrated bowel so the circle of constipation continues.

Some colon hydrotherapy clients suffer with constipation as it is a side effect due to medication they are on. The client then feels toxic, fatigued and generally not themselves. Emotional blockages and hormonal imbalances can be another reason for constipation. This can stem from a vast array of stresses, i.e the loss of a loved one, unhappy in your job, divorce and financial problems.

As a colon hydrotherapist, here are a few tips I give my colon hydrotherapy clients, constipated or not!!!

Always have a glass of water after every caffeinated drink this will help rebalance your hydration levels.

Try to consume at least 1.5 litres of water daily.

Consume a good quantity of fruits and vegetables daily to assist hydration levels and provide the body with a good amount of digestible fibres.

You don’t have to live with constipation.

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