Failure to poop ruining your day? Not only is constipation super uncomfortable, but it also can have some more serious health implications. Listen in to this episode as Tony, Will and Kinna discuss the common causes, implications of and solutions for constipation. Click on the player bar at the top of this page to listen to this constipation episode.
In this Episode You’ll Learn
- Some super common causes of constipation include insufficient production of stomach acid (HCL), the Anabolic Imbalance and impaired bile flow.
- There are different markers and indications of each of the common causes of imbalance that you can use to troubleshoot your personal situation.
- Indications of low stomach acid (HCL) include constipation, acid reflux, heartburn, undigested food in your stool, low blood pressure and burping or bloating in your upper abdomen.
- If you have low HCL, supplementing with HCL can really help improve your digestion and relieve you of your constipation symptoms.
- In an Anabolic Imbalance too much of the water you consume is filtered out through the kidneys and not enough through the colon. This reduced water flow through the colon can lead to constipation.
- You can use the Self Tests we teach in our digestive issues course to detect if you’re in an Anabolic Imbalance.
- Indications of being in an Anabolic Imbalance include a high urine pH, low urine specific gravity, constipation, difficulty waking up in the morning, lethargy and a sense of sluggishness.
- If you’re in an Anabolic Imbalance you will often benefit from including more Catabolic inducing supplements / foods in your health plan, such as magnesium, MSM and ascorbic acid.
- Bile plays an important role in regular bowel movement. Bile triggers the muscles of the intestines to perform peristalsis. If bile flow is impaired this triggering of peristalsis may not occur and this will slow the movement of food through the digestive system.
- Markers of impaired bile flow include low saliva pH, lighter colored stool, acne, itchy skin, nausea, gas, bloating in your mid or lower abdomen and sometimes diarrhea or loose stools. Impaired bile flow can result in alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea.
- Bile flow
Links Mentioned in this Episode
- Digestive Issues Course
- Digestive Supplements: Betaine HCL, Beet Flow, Digesti-zyme, Fiber
- Natural Selection Nutritional’s Complete Protein
Here’s a great video about constipation
Show Transcriptions – Constipation
T.C. Hale is not a doctor and does not claim to be a doctor or licensed in any type of medical field. Don’t be an idiot and use anything heard on this show as medical advice. This information should be used for educational purposes only and you should contact your doctor for any medical advice. Now get off me.
Kinna: Hey everybody, welcome to Kick It Naturally. I’m Kinna McInroe and we have T.C. Hale, author and fitness health expert, film producer extraordinaire, what else?
Tony: Fancy pants.
Kinna: Yeah, fancy pants.
Will: Fancy pants.
Kinna: Yeah, and we also have a special guest here today. It’s hard for me to concentrate, because Will has on a tank top. He is, too bad this is radio, y’all. I have Will Schmidt here today who’s also a health expert. He’s awesome. Say hi, Will.
Will: Hi everybody.
Tony: Yeah, Will’s great. He’s a really good resource for us. We’ve been working together for a long time and we’re doing a lot of projects together and we’ll have Will on the show a lot. He’ll be frequent to the point of annoyance, I’m sure. But Will does a lot of stuff with us. Will and I are working on a new protein powder that’s going to be out next year that you guys are going to kind of freak out about, and a lot of our online courses, Will teaches with us. We’re going to be putting together some live courses too. So Will knows lots of stuff and he works with just about every celebrity on the planet, so he’s super fancy and it’s good to have him around and share things he knows.
Kinna: And he’s eye candy.
Kinna: Yeah, he’s eye candy around the office, definitely.
Will: Thanks for having me guys.
Kinna: Aw, he’s blushing. He’s very sweet. So what we want you to do right now is everybody follow us on Facebook at Kick It In the Nuts, and we’ll post topics there and then you can ask questions about future shows and we’ll cover ‘em on the air, so start following us right now. But today, we’re gonna talk about, you know, a sticky subject. We’re talking about constipation.
Tony: I just want to poop.
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