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  • Dr. Allison Wills

Causes of Constipation

The body excretes toxins primarily through the bowels, urine and skin. Without having a proper bowel movement, the toxins that were sent to be excreted are now reabsorbed into the bloodstream, and recirculate throughout the body.

  • Lack of adequate fiber in your diet

  • Dehydration

  • Food sensitivities: Eating foods that you're reactive or allergic to cause gut inflammation, which can lead to malabsorption and IBS like symptoms.

  • Reduced hydrochloric stomach acid (toxic overload, illness, heartburn medication)

  • Slow thyroid activity slows all body processes, including digestive tract movement

  • Parasitic Infections. While parasites often cause diarrhea, certain infections can also cause constipation in individuals.

  • Candidia (yeast) overgrowth in the intestines. This can be caused by pharmaceuticals including steroids, antibiotics, oral contraceptives

  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine which leads to significant bloating, gas, constipation, and in some cases, diarrhea

  • Improper gut flora (can be the result of a history of antibiotic use)

  • Stress

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