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The Number One Cause of Constipation

Dr. Karlo Mauro, N.D.

I want to talk to you about the #1 cause of constipation in North America.

Can you guess?

It's overeating. Putting too much food in the stomach at one time. Especially too much high calorie food. The biggest culprits are sugar and starch, but grease runs not far behind.

Your Digestive Tract Just Wasn't Meant to Handle So Much Sugar, Starch & Cheap Oil

Some doctors will even argue your intestines aren't meant to handle ANY starch at all, and only a moderate amount of sugar found naturally in whole foods and vegetables.

I find the anti-starch movement a little extremist. But if you were to ask me what is better, no starch or too much starch, I'd say no starch (all other things being equal).

Look at how much sugar and flour and bread and pastries and pastas most people consume.

I see people order pasta at a restaurant. That's all. Big plate of starch with a little meat or cheese mixed in.

Then, while they wait for their bowl of starch the waiter brings a basket of... BREAD. More starch. Starch to get you ready for the starch that they're boiling. After that's over, for dessert, usually more starch is ordered (in the form of a cake, ice cream cone, cookie, pie crust) all coated with sugar (which is what starch is made of).

And, what's more, most sugar these days does not even come from sugar cane – instead it comes from sweet corn (in the form of corn syrup).

As I mentioned earlier these types of foods are the easiest for your gastrointestinal tract's bacteria to consume. It causes them to have a bit of a party inside, gorging themselves and reproducing like an epidemic.

But, even more plainly, putting too much food into the body is going to clog it up. You don't need to be a doctor to understand this. You know what happens if you put too much toilet paper in the toilet or try to pour something in it that shouldn't go down. It gets clogged up.

Look at your hands. Hold them together, palms up as if you were cupping water. That's about how much food you should put into your stomach at one time. And most of what you fill up on should be fruits and vegetables (not at the same time, of course). And what makes up fruits and vegetables? Water. Yes, water, fiber, vitamins and minerals. What makes up a donut? Starch, sugar and fat.

Your intestines are designed to assimilate only so much starch, sugar and fat.

Sadly, Your Digestive Tract is One of the Most Abused Organ Systems in the Human Body

You should NOT be eating until full, unless you're extremely underweight. You need to leave some room for the gastric juices in your stomach to mix. You need to give your intestines some "pumping" space.

Because our agriculture system is so advanced in North America, food is too easily available. We don't think anything of ordering super large quantities. In other counties, having a banana for breakfast is considered a treat. Here we need a banana, plus cereal, milk, coffee and a bagel.

Now I'm not saying you should only have a banana for breakfast. What I am saying is that most of us can easily afford to eat half as much food as we actually eat.

You need to do whatever you can to curb your appetite.

I've already covered many constipation relief remedies in these series of articles. Here's a few more...

1. Grocery List: Go to the grocery store with a list of what you want to buy. Don't idly move down the aisles seeing what catches your eye. Most of what's in the supermarket is junk. Just because they call it a frozen "dinner" doesn't mean that it's any good for you. Go with a list, get what you need and get out of there.

Avoid the junk food aisles. How do you expect to go down an aisle with over 1000 bags of cookies, donuts, chips, etc. and not get any?

The only areas of the store you really need to visit are the organic produce section, the butcher's corner, dairy, grains (not boxed cereals) and the bulk food section for nuts, seeds, etc.

2. Don't Watch TV Commercials: A good deal of TV commercials are devoted to making you eat more food... more unhealthy food. The food industry realized a long time ago that the best way to make more money was to increase the average transaction size of its customers. If you eat twice as much then they make twice as much profit.

So mute the TV when commercials come on. Or better yet, tape the show, then fast forward through the commercials (you don't have time for commercials, trust me, life is too short).

3. Do Something Fun After Each Meal: One of the best ways to break the habit of over-eating is to have something reserved for after your meals that you enjoy doing. Maybe it's reading a book, checking your emails, watching a movie, playing an instrument or calling your friend. That way you'll be more excited to get your meal done than hanging around at the dinner table.

4. Eat Healthier: Often people are hungry because their food lacks so many essential nutrients. You're eating but you're not getting any real nourishment. Make sure you're taking a multi-vitamin/mineral.

Try to eat organic foods as much as possible which were grown in nutrient rich soil. Yes, this is more expensive, but that's the price you pay for REAL food. Most of the genetically-modified, fast-growing stuff on the shelves has artificially deflated prices. Likewise, eat only grass-fed meat.

Many of the strategies in 37 Constipation Relief Strategies that help beat constipation also have the side effect of making you want to eat less – which again, helps cure constipation.

For many women my volume is the beginning of a whole new way of living. It's not just about making sure you head to the bathroom each day. It's about getting your whole body, mind and emotions in harmony.

The fact that you're not eliminating toxins (which is exactly what a bowel movement is) means that your entire body is suffering. You may be aware of things such as...

• Headaches that just get worse the longer you go without a bowel movement.
• Irritability because you just feel rotten inside.
• Weight gain that just won't go away, even if you're not eating all that much.
• Fatigue and lack of enthusiasm for life.
• Sleepless nights that make you dread going to work the next day.
• Bloating and gas that's just outright embarrassing.
• Low libido.

I'm not saying by reading and applying everything in 37 Constipation Relief Strategies that all of these symptoms will vanish (though, they might). But the strategies in this volume will help with all those issues as well helping you have an easy bowel movement every single day.

You don't want waste from digested (and undigested) food sitting around in your colon for more than 24 hours. You want it out of you.

Most diseases start in the colon. If you don't deal with this today, it's only going to get worse tomorrow. A year will slip by and your situation will be even harder to correct.

But if you get started now, in a few month's time this may all be over.

Many of my patients tell me that once they start going every single day, it feels like someone "turned on the lights." It's so easy to get used to sickness. It creeps up on you gradually, so you don't even notice it's there.

But when you get rid of it, the difference is hard to ignore.

I'd like to offer you that difference. Please consider ordering 37 Constipation Relief Strategies for Women. If after reading and applying its instructions you do not get the results I promise, just contact my office and we'll give you a full refund, anytime within 60 days of purchasing.

I expect, instead, that you'll be sending me an email or calling my clinic to let me know the major improvement 37 Constipation Relief Strategies has brought into your life.

Yours in Natural Health,

Dr. Karlo Mauro, N.D.

Dr. Karlo Mauro, BSc, BA, MSEd, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Constipation Relief Strategies For Women

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