Relief from hard stools

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Having hard stools can be caused by dehydration, poor fibre intake, food intolerance, imbalance of bacteria or low thyroid function. Digestion further up the tract can also impact the stools in the large intestine. So chew your food. My favourite way to improve the movement of stool is to increase fibre. I use milled flaxseeds with my clients, around 1 tablespoon per day with breakfast, either in a smoothie or sprinkled onto porridge, cereal or eggs. I also use blueberries and stewed apples as these are high in pectin and low in sugar. Breathing deeply can also help improve the function of the large intestine as the diaphragm pushing down onto the large bowel. Note that certain foods are more constipating than others, increasing vegetables and reducing processed foods and fizzy drinks will also go towards a healthier bowel. Banana's can be quite constipating for some people and white bread, cheese, chocolate and eggs are known to be constipating due to their lack of fibre.

What You'll Need

  • Milled flax seeds
  • Increase water intake
  • Blueberries
  • Stewed apples

What You'll Do

Tips & Warnings

  • When using milled flaxseeds it is important to increase your water intake as they work really well with extra fluid entering the digestive tract, and not so well if dehydration is present.
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