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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2 thoughts on “Constipation and Fatigue. What’s the connection?

  1. Good info. Thanks.

    Wish my system would lighten up as quickly as that teen-age boy!


  2. BTW — vegetables, fresh fruits (especially dried fruits) and whole wheat, bran, or oatmeal cereals are excellent sources of fiber. You need to drink a lot of water as well.


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