You’ve got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.
~~Steven D. Woodhull
The Hard Truth about Alcohol and Your Constipation Concerns
Over four million Americans are struggling each year with Constipation. These people feel bloated, headachy, and irritable, but relieving constipation — especially long-term or chronic constipation – can be time consuming and expensive. So many people have extreme constipation pain day in and day out. Who wants to live like that?!? Not only does constipation cause pain but it can lead to complications, such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures and rectal prolapsed.
So many people are willing to try just about anything to get relief! Only if they were aware that drinking alcohol is a huge contributor to their frustrating pain. Alcohol dehydrates your body just as reliably as a sauna does. That is why your mouth feels so dry the morning after. Once your body becomes dehydrated, it works overtime to recover fluids and electrolytes from anywhere it can find them, including from the content of your bowels. As a result, stools become dry, hard, and painful to pass.
Alcohol also suppresses intestinal peristalsis and kills the urge to move your bowels for the same reason it turns off your good judgment. Failure to move your bowels on schedule enlarges, impacts, and hardens up already dried out stools until they become impossible to pass out without straining and causing yourself anorectal damage — two problems that commonly precede chronic constipation. Alcohol even causes the loss of electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, which is essential in retaining moisture in stools so they will be easier to pass.
Are you beginning to regret having a second glass of wine? How about that third beer you drank last night? If not, did you know that alcohol affects your blood sugar level to such an extent, that it may cause loss of bowel function control, and cause diarrhea. Just like your knees go weak on you from too much booze, so does your bowel. The ensuing inability to retain the bowel’s content may cause diarrhea. In turn alcohol-induced diarrhea may cause severe inflammation of the entire GI tract, and fester for some time. This condition, known as gastroenterocolitis, is squarely behind irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, associated with alternating patterns of chronic constipation and diarrhea.
So, for the people out there that are struggling with constipation yet drink on a regular basis, I have this to say to you: “Whatever you do, do it in moderation”! Granted there are many other factors that can cause constipation but there is no doubt that alcohol is one of the biggest factors.
Take care of your constipation today with limiting your alcohol intake and New Colon Sweep. No you don’t have to sell your soul to the devil! New Colon Sweep is made to take care of both temporary and chronic constipation problems. Our colon cleanse is even safe, practical, and beneficial for general use. It is non-toxic and more reliable than laxatives due to our product being stimulant free and non-habit forming. It is safe enough for pregnant women and children to use for constipation pain regularly. Our colon cleanser could be the process that brings your body and digestive system back to its proper functioning state. Together New Colon Sweep and moderation of alcohol can lead to a happier colon and life!
Tips on Staying Hydrated
- Have a beverage with every meal and snack.
- It is important to choose beverages that you enjoy. Several studies show that children and adults consume about 45% to 50% more liquid when it’s flavored vs. plain water. Try the above drink recipes!
- Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables tend to have a high water content, which makes them a great option for helping you meet your hydration needs.
- You should not exclusively rely on thirst. Sometimes thirst is not a reliable measure of hydration because of medications or other health conditions. Keep a water bottle or beverage at your desk, in your car, in your bag or wherever you will be reminded to drink.
- It is a good idea to keep beverages at a moderate temperature. Fluids served at moderate temperatures – temperatures that are neither hot nor cold – tend to be consumed in greater volumes.
Peach Melba Sipper Recipe
Serves/Makes: 5 cups
Directions: Process first 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Stir in seltzer.
Apple Knockers Recipe
Serves/Makes: 2.5 quarts
Place cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large tea ball, or tie in a cheesecloth bag. Set aside. Combine sugar and nutmeg in a large Dutch oven, stirring well. Gradually add apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice, stirring well. Add tea ball. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove tea ball; discard spices. Serve beverage warm.