Dehydration and Constipation

Dehydration & Constipation  


Most people share a common issue these days; the inability to have regular bowel movements.  It is truly disturbing that the average of bowel movements is now about 3 days.  In order to maintain a healthy body, we should be eliminating waste, daily!  If you are suffering from constipation, you must consider the following and take steps if you want to heal your body! 


Many attempt to rid themselves of constipation by using a laxative , suppositories or other medicines, when really, all they need to do is drink plenty of water, mind their diet/fiber intake and exercise from the start!  Each of these things enables the body to maintain a healthy digestive system because they each encourage the food you eat to move through the intestines smoothly.   Bile is composed of about 75% water and 25% solids.  Because of this, it should move easily through the colon.  But, what happens when we dry out the intestines and don’t encourage bile movement?  The lining of our intestines dries, can crack, creating places for waste to attach to and the rest of the bile cannot travel smoothly or quickly through the system.  


The final phase of digestion is the reabsorption in the colon.  It takes in and recycles small amounts of calcium, digestive enzymes, fat and sodium ions and absorbs about 90% of the water in the stool.  If the body is not hydrated, the colon will absorb even more fluids from the bile, causing bile to be smaller and slow in movement through the system, and thus, constipation.  A daily intake of 8-12 glasses of water and other, healthy fluids like juice will improve the movement of bile significantly.  Our bodies lose water when we sweat and use the bathroom, so if you are not replenishing with water, you can expect to suffer constipation.  And, if you are drinking diuretics such as coffee, tea or alcohol without replenishing your body with healthy fluids, you can expect to suffer constipation.  It is suggested by the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board that woman have a daily intake of 91 oz water and men have a daily intake of 125 oz of water from the food we eat and what we drink. 


To assist with clearing the colon and overcoming constipation, coffee enemas save the day!  Natural, fast acting, non-addictive and immensely effective, adding a coffee enema to your routine will also help to ward off constipation, along with a laundry list of other conditions and ailments!  Remember though, follow a carefully constructed plan and always replenish your body with fruits, vegetables and water after finishing a coffee enema.