Constipation affects more than 4 million Americans, most of whom are women. Many of these women do not know that having one to three bowel movements per day is vital to overall wellness and disease prevention.

Unfortunately, we are a nation bombarded by pharmaceutical and laxative advertisements. These popular “treatments” simply mask the cause of constipation while promoting dependence and worsening the condition itself.

Untreated constipation leads to body toxicity and disease. Its common symptoms include acne, allergies, bad breath, body odor, fatigue, headaches, irritability, abnormal blood pressure, insomnia, bloating, abnormal menses, and thyroid and hormone imbalances.

Available treatment options include colon hydrotherapy, thyroid regulation, diet and behavior modification, herbal and fiber supplementation, and increased water consumption. Each patient’s treatment is customized to address the unique cause of the issue.