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10 All-Natural Tips to Help With Constipation

Posted by Isabella Zar on
10 All-Natural Tips to Help With Constipation

If you don’t know, we’re big gut lovers. But sometimes things can go awry. We know the feeling of being backed up; it’s uncomfortable, sometimes painful, you look bloated, your clothes hang differently, and the thought of not being able to “go” sends you spiralling. Constipation happens for a number of reasons; a lack of fibre, dehydration, overuse of laxatives, a change in your diet, etc. etc. So we came up with a list of ways to help things pass and prevent future episodes. Because this isn’t a series we wanna tune into.

  1. Up your water intake! Boring but true. If you’re not getting enough water, it makes it much more challenging for your system to easily pass a bowel movement.
  2. Make sure you’re getting enough fibre. Whole grains, fruit and veggies, legumes and beans are all great sources of fibre. We should include a variety of them in our daily diets. Another easy tip to increase your fibre and get things moving is with a daily scoop of Fungirl Gut Restore. IYKYK!
  3. Check your position when attempting to “go”. When our feet are too low, our spine naturally becomes more rounded. Try putting your feet onto something like a squatty potty (you can get an aesthetically pleasing one to suit your bathroom online), or try your bathroom bin.
  4. Magnesium! Magnesium! Magnesium! Make sure to get Magnesium Oxide, there are a few different types and this has been found the most effective for constipation. Have a scoop before bed, and your Gut Restore in the morning with a big glass of water - and that should do the trick!
  5. Regular exercise. Keep your body moving whether you’re doing something more vigorous or taking a long daily walk, keep it up, it will keep your bowels moving.
  6. Yoga and stretching. Certain positions and movement in general can help move things along. Here is a great 15min flow.
  7. Reduce stress. When we’re stressed, our bodies tend to “hold on” to more - emotionally, spiritually and physically. Try things like regular meditation and journalling, reduce your caffeine intake, opt for lower intensity exercise and indulge in things that you enjoy and make you feel good.
  8. Massage is a great tool. You can see someone, or simply do it yourself. Use an oil you have at home and begin gently massaging your tummy in a clockwise position, firmly but gently pressing and holding your fingers over any spots that feel tender and tight, then keep massaging.
  9. Sip on warm water. In addition to room temperature water, warm water can go a step further by stimulating the lining of your gut, creating contractions that push things down and out.
  10. If all else fails, you may need a little extra help with a laxative or chatting to your doctor about the best course of treatment for you.

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