Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. I mean, the multitude of laxatives you've tried, oral or rectal. Do you know why? The majority of laxatives are built to "moisturize" stool so that your stool can "swoosh" out of your body with ease. This actually is not powerful enough to push the stool and make it move, particularly if you have a sluggish bowel.
That's why sometimes you get the "go", sometimes you don't, with whatever methods you have tried so far. So, what can you do to treat constipation?
Yes, coconut oil.
More often than not, you suffer from constipation because your stool is hard. And forcing it out may cause rectal bleeding. Softening your stool with coconut oil can greatly reduce the friction between your stool and rectum, resulting in smooth bowel movements.
Some people mistakenly thought that coconut oil causes constipation. It actually treats constipation instead. In fact, eating coconut oil is the best natural laxative that helps to relieve difficulty in pooping or infrequent bowel movements.
Thanks to its abundant amount of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which is the secret for constipation relief. That's because MCFAs provide quick energy for your intestinal cells that boost their metabolism and hence, stimulate your bowel movements. MCFAs help to soften your stool too.
Not only acute sufferers get to effectively relieve their constipation, chronic sufferers find eating coconut oil good for their chronic condition too.
However, you have to be cautious about its dosage because taking too much all of a sudden can over loosen your bowels and trigger diarrhea-like symptoms.
To make matters worse, there's no best dosage for different individuals. Some people after taking 1 teaspoon already can feel the bowel-loosening effect while others require at least 2 tablespoons daily.
That said, how much you need for treating constipation depends on how your body reacts to the MCFAs in coconut oil and how serious your constipation is.
If this is the first time you use coconut oil for constipation treatment, I suggest that you take 1/2 tablespoon in the morning and 1/2 tablespoon at lunch (simply add to your meals) and see how it goes.
I recommend taking more coconut oil during the day so that when the effect kicks in you still have several hours to deal with before bedtime. Running to the bathroom throughout the night will affect your sleep quality.
For first-timer, you should never consume more than 2 tablespoons per day for fear it might give you the runs.
If you're a chronic case, you might want to start with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and add it into your breakfast plus 1/2 tablespoon at lunch time. If you don't feel much impact, then increase to 1 tablespoon in morning and 1 tablespoon at lunch the following day.
Gradually up your intake until you find the best dose for relieving your constipation problem.
However, I consider treating constipation with coconut oil a stopgap only. Sometimes, the problem might just go beyond lacking of fiber and water or a sluggish bowel. Therefore, it's always good to delve into your body and get down to fixing your internal issue if you want to get rid of your constipation permanently.
Of course as always, look for a solution that uses holistic yet natural approaches to fix up your health.
Like Dr. Scott McLeod's Constipation Relief Manual. It's an affordable $10 e-book that shows you exactly what to eat and do every day. If you follow the simple instructions inside to a T, you should never have to suffer constipation again.
Before I wrap it up, I have just one thing to say about the constipation cure e-book. Dr. Scott McLeod advises constipation sufferer to take fish oil as part of the treatment plan because of its omega-3 content.
I personally encourage you to take flax oil to substitute for fish oil instead. Fish oil may contain heavy metals and other toxic compounds. It smells fishy too.
As a vegetarian, I do not take fish oil but I never run short of omega-3. I'm the best living proof that our body can easily convert the ALA in flax oil to EPA and DHA. Not a problem at all.