Constipation is known as hard, dry stool that is typically difficult to pass and often associated with pain. Unfortunately, there is no exact definition. Some people refer to constipation as having less than one bowel movement daily and others define it as experiencing fewer than three bowel movements per week. Although the definition may vary one aspect of constipation that does remain the same is the symptoms. In no way is constipation a comfortable experience. The associated symptoms include but are not limited to: Commonly, constipation lasts for only a short period of time and is not dangerous. Any constipation that is long term does pose a risk for both short and long term negative health effects. If your constipation lasts more than a few days the problem should be addressed immediately as it is not safe for toxins from old matter to recirculate in the body.
Every season our bodies continue to go through changes. If we do not rid our bodies of old toxins we may be harming our weight-loss efforts or suppressing our immune system. Performing a detox seasonally allows our bodies to gradually get used to eating foods specific to the “new” season. Foods consumed during the prior months may be causing harm to your current health goals. Spring and fall are the two seasons when a strict detox program is most crucial. Spring: This is the time to boost energy by cleansing the excess toxins and fat accumulated during the cold winter months. Fall: Of course increasing energy levels is always a necessity, however fall is a time where we need to allow our bodies to rest a bit. It is crucial we allow our bodies to rejuvenate during a fall detox so we can keep healthy with a strong immune system during the bitter winter.
From a young age we are taught that dairy is essential for strong and healthy bones. What if you heard that dairy really isn’t as necessary for our health as we are thought to believe? The problem with dairy is that the daily recommendation is not based on strict science. Despite the lack of evidence supporting the need for dairy, the opposite remains true for cases against it. Worldwide there has been a common finding that dairy is not essential for the health of humans in their adult years. Studies have proven cultures that drink primarily water, eat a diet rich in plants, exercise regularly and get plenty of sunlight tend to have healthy bones, strong hearts and low reports of cancer. Populations that usually consume less dairy than North Americans have much lower rates of osteoporosis.