The colon has two primary functions. First, to help the body eliminate toxins and waste products. Second, the colon works to reabsorb water from the stool.

We should aim to have at least one easy-to-pass, fully evacuated bowel movement per day. The causes of constipation are many, with dehydration, inflammation in the gut, unhealthy gut flora, stress, low-fibre diet, and a slow metabolism being common factors.

Symptoms of Constipation:

  • Dry, hard to pass stool
  • Fatigue
  • Hormonal issues
  • Brain fog
  • Low mood
  • Acne and other skin issues
  • Pain
  • Bloating

Lifestyle changes:

  • Drink more water
  • Increase fibre- Our daily requirement for fibre is 25g for women and 38g for men, both soluble and insoluble
  • Physical activity. Exercise helps to prevent and relieve constipation
  • Manage stress
  • Prioritizing sleep

Even when we’re doing all the right things, we sometimes need extra support to have healthy, fully evacuated daily bowel movements.



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