Relieve Constipation On-the-Spot: Better sitting, better (s)hitting.

An incomplete bowel movement or straining can destroy the private haven of having a satisfactory movement in the bathroom.

Not being able to poop fully can leave the gut feeling uncomfortable and cramping, sapping attention, energy and focus from daily life. Straining on the toilet can lead to hemorrhoids, which can bleed, leaving blood in the stool, on toilet paper and in the water and a deep sense of  disquiet. Do speak with your doctor if you have noticed blood.

The market supplies many products to address constipation. A consultation with Nicole Reilkoff, ND can determine the safest and most effective supplements for you. Other techniques, such as chewing can improve digestion and defecation. 

Now you can do a simple and easy ‘trick’ to provide immediate relief by making a shift in posture.

  • Sit up with a straight back and lean slightly forward to bring the colon into a better angle.
  • Prop up your feet, preferably with a stool made for this purpose (though old text books may do) to enhance this angle, creating a squat position.
  • Breathe slowly and fully relax the sphincter and flex the diaphragm down with full inhalations, massaging the intestines – yoga on the toilet!
  • Drink a glass or two of warm water so the large intestine can do what it does best, wringing out water to keep you hydrated, so despair not, you have got this!

Constipation isn’t fun and the reasons for it are diverse and plentiful. With naturopathic care and action, going to the bathroom can take less time, be easy and smooth, and bring a jump to your step that will make people wonder what has you feeling so good!

Nicole Reilkoff ND

Nicole Reilkoff ND

Nicole Reilkoff certified Naturopath and reflexologist, offers her professional bilingual, services from the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex situated in Montréal.




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