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Happy Sunday Ladies! We have made it to the month of May, but I want to know how has your gut has been feeling. Healthy, constipated or bloated?! . According to Kirschmann, constipation is a disorder characterized by decreased frequency of bowel movements, resulting in waste matter remaining in the colon and becoming dry from  a variety of causes. And constipation may stem from a variety of cause. A poor diet lacking in fluids or roughage can bring about constipation. And if we have insufficient muscle tone in the intestinal or abdominal wall due to lack of exercise, repeated failure to heed the signal to eliminate, or excessive fatigue, nervousness, anxiety, stress, or excitement may also result in constipation. 

Did you know nutrition can cure and prevent constipation while at the same time help your gut health? It  is possible for some us who don't have a severe chronic constipation to find alleviation with food. However, for others who have more severe symptoms may need to follow up with a medical provider.  As mention on the podcast episode during the pandemic, I had experience constipation and diarrhea. I had to narrow down what was bugging my gut!! And it came down to my oatmeal with 2% milk..I realize I could no longer consume milk. But what I did find helpful to alleviate my symptoms was purchasing prune juice and a Bulgarian probiotic yogurt. Kirschmann also states, foods containing fats may be useful in the treatment of constipation because of their lubricating effect on the mucous walls of the colon. Foods like garlic (the allicin in garlic stimulates the walls of the instestines), linseed, yogurt and fruits like apples, papaya, pineapple, prunes, and figs. After about a week of drinking small amounts of prune juice and eating a bulgarian probiotic yogurt my gut was feeling back to normal with no signs of constipation lasting throughout the day. And so with my most recent experience, it was time to raise awareness about anther health topic with Amanda Sauceda who is a Registered Nutritionist specializing in GUT HEALTH. 

Tune into Season 2 Episode 6 with Amanda Sauceda, MS, RDN,CLT

I hope you enjoyed the podcast and blog, below Amanda has provided some great resouces. 

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