Homeopathy for Constipation: What’s Going on With Your Poop?

Updated: Dec 2, 2021

One of my favorite jokes: What's brown and sticky? A stick! Bet you thought it was something else, right?

This can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss — poop. But it's an important issue when discussing your health and well-being. It's also the "butt" of many jokes, and considering toilet paper is flying off the shelves these days, why not get a better understanding of it?

In this guide, we will discuss the “hard” conversation about constipation and share the best homeopathic remedies for constipation.

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What Is Constipation?

Poop is the waste product of what you eat, which can't be digested or absorbed completely.

It's also made of bacteria and metabolic waste, mostly from blood cell breakdown (bilirubin) and dead epithelial cells from the lining of the GI tract. Sometimes you might even see a little clear mucus, which is used by the GI tract to help lubricate its transport out of our bodies.

"You should poop at least once a day. Ideally, 3 times per day. Any less than one poop a day is considered constipation."
You want type 4 poop.

Constipation is the most common digestive complaint in the US. In 2000, 63 million people were diagnosed with chronic constipation. That accounted for 5.3 million prescriptions and even 132 deaths! (1)

Most gastroenterologists won't even diagnose you with chronic constipation unless you're pooping less than 3 times in a week.

Can you imagine how many people are actually constipated in the US, meaning pooping less than once daily? I would say in the neighborhood of 1 in 3-5 people, just based on how often patients are not pooping daily that come into the office.

Even if you're having daily movements, they should be smooth and comfortable to pass. If you're having difficulty or passing hard pebbles, that is also classified as constipation.

Not to mention, there are uncomfortable symptoms that can come without a daily movement, such as:

  • Gas

  • Bloating

  • Low back pain; and

  • Sometimes even anxiety and fatigue

Chronic constipation comes with risks as well:

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Fecal impaction

  • Increased risk of colon cancer (especially if due to low fiber intake)

  • Anal fissures

  • Rectal prolapse (which comes with anal leakage)

4 Reasons Why it Is Important to Have a Daily Bowel Movement

Daily movement is essential for a number of reasons.

Let’s discuss some of the following reasons below.

#1: It's How We Detoxify and Eliminate Toxins and Other Garbage

If we're not getting that "crap" out, it's staying behind in our systems to wreak havoc.

Our digestive system accounts for a large percentage of our daily detoxification of metabolic wastes and toxins we are exposed to during daily life.

If this system becomes backed up, we then have to use other organs (namely the kidneys, skin, and even lungs) to get stuff out. Thes