Constipation and Fatigue. What’s the connection?

Ninety-five percent of adults have bowel movements between three and 21 times per week, and this would be considered normal. The most common pattern is one bowel movement a day, but this pattern is seen in less than 50% of people. Moreover, most people are irregular and do not have bowel movements every day or the same number of bowel movements each day.”


Many years ago I was helping a teen-age boy clear up a terrible case of acne. Tried this, tried that, tried everything. Finally I ended up with him at a health food store. The manager took an interest is us and, to make a long story short, it turned out that this young man was having a bowl movement every 3 or 4 days! (Contrary to the above stat “normal” is having a bowel movement after each meal.)

Anyway, he was given herbs and immediately his body starting working properly. Not only did the acne clear up, so did his migraine headaches. This was a huge “ah ha” for me.

What does constipation have to do with fatigue?

Well … constipation, just like fatigue, is a sign that your body isn’t functioning properly. It is wake up call vs. “the way it is.”

Constipation feeds fatigue, literally. Because toxins aren’t being eliminated properly, they are in fact building up and demanding more of your body’s energy to process and store. Yes, your body is providing rent free storage space to a bunch of crap.

Today, just do a couple things to get moving in a healthier direction. (Don’t go nuts. It took time to get blocked up and it takes time to turn it around. You are probably not 12 years old, right?)

1. Add more fiber. Add a serving of brown rice at dinner. How about the Fatigue Buster breakfast tomorrow?

2. Breathe Out. Breathe In. Breath. It is not just our bodies that get backed up. It is our thinking and our feeling.

3. Suppliment your diet. Good quality and the right kind of vitamins and minerals definitely help. Here’s what works for me (Psst. My minerals include lots of Magnessium which is essential for releasing toxins and sleeping well at night. )

An Ancient Chinese Proverb tells us, “If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.” If you are tired of feeling tired all the time, perhaps it’s time for a new direction. The Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart e-Guide provides re-energizing solutions through simple lifestyle changes. Abundant health awaits you at

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Holistic Herbal Garden – "How to"

Just came across this very cool interview on Heal Yourself Talk Radio.

I’ve been wanting to plant an herbal garden. Actually I want to be extremely wealthy and hire an expert to plant the garden, tag each plant so I’ll know what it is, add some awesome statues, a Koi pond, beautiful flowers …

In between now and that fantasy world I clip out articles and hunt up FREE advice on the Internet. That is how I came across this interview with Rebecca While, founder, Heal Yourself Talk Radio and Carols of Carol’s Scents-n-Soaps.

So, if you are interested in how to start a medicinal herb garden, what plants and herbs are medicinal “musts” and more. Click here to go to the show page and learn “how to.”

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Healing Benefits of Valerian Root

Excerpt from a “must read” article by Kathy Browning.

Valerian has been used around the world for centuries. During the middle ages it was used as a perfume. Native Americans used the valerian plant as a substitute for flour, as well as to treat horses with distemper. In the early 19th century, Shakers grew valerian as a principle cash crop. It was given to soldiers and civilians during World War I, to assist with stress and anxiety. German women used valerian as a coffee substitute and the British used valerian as a soup base. Today, valerian is the most common non-prescription sedative used in Europe.

One the most well-known affects of valerian is its ability to promote sleep and aid with insomnia. Valerian is not an addictive substance and does not leave one feeling tired and disoriented like some sleep aids.

Another health benefit of valerian is its ability to help alleviate the effects of stress and anxiety. Valerian has also proven useful in alleviating headaches, reducing pain, improving menstrual flow and cramps, and as an aid with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

There’s more … click here to read about it, all about it.

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