I know what you’re probably thinking after reading the title to this post. You’re undoubtedly saying to yourself, “Is this woman really about to talk about constipation on her blog? Why on earth would she want to talk about that?!” And to be honest, that’s totally a fair question. I asked myself the same exact thing immediately after I typed out the title, and to be honest I’m still sort of asking myself that. However, I’ve always made it a point to be very transparent with my readers and to bring you guys information that I feel is relevant and useful, and I’m hoping that at least one of you can take something from this post that is beneficial to you.
Constipation isn’t a fun topic at all, but it’s something that has recently caused quite a negative stir in my personal life and made me shift gears and start thinking about the causes, symptoms and the things that can be done about it to live a more normal and healthy life – constipation free.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve struggled with digestive issues on and off. It seems like my body almost goes through cycles where I have zero to very little trouble, to long periods with IMMENSE issues with having a bowel movement. For example, in June I noticed my body shifting and heading towards another bout with serious constipation. (Just to put it into perspective for you, I would go 7 days without ever having a bowel movement.) Yeah, you guys. It was absolutely miserable!
During the month of June, I visited my local medical clinic not once, but TWICE to see if there was 1.) Anything serious going on and 2.) Figure out how to get my body back into a normal schedule. After a few tests that came back normal and a long spiel about how I just needed to incorporate more fiber and water into my diet (which I already knew to do and had been doing,) I was sent back home with little information and no relief.
Later that month I started taking a product sold by a popular direct sales company that is supposed to help regulate your bowel movements and promote a healthy gut. After about 2 weeks on the product (which is really high in magnesium) I finally started seeing results, but it wasn’t long before I felt my body take another shift and start having a negative reaction to that product. I felt so overwhelmed by all of these issues. I just wanted my body to work properly, and it seemed like no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t find a way to convince my body to work as it should.