Did you know that America is turning into a constipated nation? Shockingly, between 30 and 70 percent of Americans only have two bowel movements per week.
Western doctors may consider this normal. However, holistic doctors disagree. They point out that animals defecate several time per day. It is normal and healthy to have regular bowel movements. In fact, emptying out your pipes daily is the cornerstone for good health.
Constipation can lead to health problems. Imagine toxins fermenting in your body and being absorbed into your blood stream. This leads to bloating, bad breath, body odor, fatigue, insomnia, allergies and other health problems.
Chinese medicine believes that almost all diseases can be traced to digestion issues. To combat this, they practice exercises, that are thousands of years old, to aid in digestion. The exercises physically move food in the intestines by a vacuum like suction. The exercises should be done first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Additionally, drinking a class of water with lemon in it will also help with peristalsis.
Bend over at the hip to start the exercise. Next, inhale deeply and exhale. Once you have exhaled and are holding your breath, pump your stomach in and out. This creates heat and stimulation in the digestion track. The second step to this exercise is to shift the weight from the left side to the right side, once your stomach is sucked in.
Diet and exercise can help aid digestion. Don’t be part of the 70% of Americans who struggle with constipation. A daily bowel movement is good for your health.