Unfortunately, some people are not lucky enough to ever experience their digestive systems working properly, and are unaware of what a great feeling that can be.
Without occasional bloating sensations -- periodic stomach discomfort and intestinal gas or occasional irregularity constipation issues -- you feel full of energy and ready to tackle anything.
Of course, many people may take this for granted. But for those who occasionally experience regularity problems, it can impact certain aspects of their lives.
If you’re one of these people, you’re not alone.
If you’re a woman, your chances of experiencing occasional bowel irregularity can be higher and may increase with age. Men also experience constipation sometimes, but generally not as often as women.
I hear from far too many people who are struggling with periodic digestive discomfort and occasional irregularity. It can also be a social embarrassment that can lead to missing out on enjoying a tasty meal.
Regularity is also so vital to your health. Fortunately, if you’re suffering from occasional irregularity and constipation, these issues are often relatively easy to resolve.
But, what’s behind this common and frustrating issue?
Occasional constipation affects an estimated 42 million people in the United States and upwards of 15% of the population. These numbers are likely much higher though for many simply not recognize or wish to acknowledge it. Not everyone wants to talk about their bowel issues.
When it comes to women, some estimates say as many as 50% of women experience occasional irregularity.
Constipation has been described in many different ways. But it's generally defined by the conventional medical community as...
- Having fewer than 3 bowel movements a week
- Experiencing movement with stools that are hard, dry, and small
- Experiencing discomfort or having difficulty passing stool
While perhaps not the consensus in the medical community, I personally feel you should have one bowel movement a day, and preferably two or three. If you're not this regular, then making some lifestyle changes might be considered.
What causes occasional irregularity in the first place?
Underlying Culprits Behind Occasional Regularity Issues
Here are the key issues I strongly suggest you take a closer look at:
- Poor dietary choices
- Not drinking enough pure water
- A sedentary lifestyle with lack of physical activity and exercise
- Daily routine changes like travel
- Ignoring the urge to go
- Menopause and hormonal changes in women
With all these potential underlying causes, you can see why so many people suffer from occasional constipation.
The good news is, you can help alleviate many of these issues.
It's Not Rocket Science – First Place to Start
First, you should scrutinize your diet if you’re struggling with periodic irregularity issues.
I strongly recommend you tweak your diet so it includes whole foods – particularly fresh organic vegetables and fruits that provide good nutrients and fiber. In my opinion, most of your fiber should come from vegetables not grains.
Grains may adversely affect your health. Ironically, you’re probably used to hearing that whole grains are one of the best sources of fiber for your health. But the high-fiber bran portion of grain – a key part that makes it a whole grain – actually contains many anti-nutrients, like phytic acid.
Assuming your gut is generally healthy, I believe most people need upwards of 32 grams of fiber a day. But if you’re coming up short in fiber, I recommend that you ignore the typical recommendations to increase whole grains.
Here are some delicious whole foods that contain high levels of both soluble and insoluble fiber:
- Root vegetables and tubers (including onions and sweet potatoes)
- Vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts
- Green beans and peas
- Chia and flax seeds
- Berries and almonds
- Psyllium seed husk
Along with staying well-hydrated with plenty of fresh, pure water, adjusting your diet to include more whole food fiber (minus the grains) can go a long way towards supporting regularity and your overall vitality as well.
At the same time, removing gluten, artificial sweeteners, excess sugar, chemical additives, MSG, excessive caffeine, and processed foods from your diet can help enhance your GI function.
Another Reason to Avoid Being a "Couch Potato"
If you live a pretty sedentary lifestyle without much physical activity, this can contribute to occasional regularity issues.
Periodic constipation has been linked to inactivity because...
- You need healthy abdominal and intestinal muscles to “go”
- These muscles work together to help move your bowels
- Weak abdominal muscles may contribute to less than effective bowel muscles
- Movement will typically help stimulate bowel contractions
The lack of physical activity is believed to be one of the common culprits behind occasional constipation in older adults.
If you’re not physically active, try to get into a regular exercise routine. It will not only give your overall health a boost, it may help keep you more regular as well.
If you’re even an occasional visitor to my site, you know how much of an advocate I’ve been for making exercise a high priority in a healthy lifestyle. Helping to support regularity is another reason to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
How One Type of Mechanical "Therapy" Can Help
In addition to exercise, there are physical types of therapies that can help with occasional irregularity issues.
Squatting can provide phenomenal assistance. There are even devices that allow you to assume a squatting position while you are seeking a bowel movement. Squatting is by far a more natural way to go than the sitting position dictated by today’s modern toilets.
Four ways squatting can help:
- Gravity does most of the work. The weight of your torso presses against your thighs and naturally compresses your colon. Gentle pressure from your diaphragm supplements the force of gravity.
- The ileocecal (IC) valve, between your colon and small intestine, is properly sealed, allowing your colon to be fully pressurized. The pressure creates a natural laxative effect. In the sitting position, the IC valve is unsupported and tends to leak, making it difficult to generate the required pressure.
- Squatting relaxes your puborectalis muscle, which normally chokes the rectum to maintain continence.
- Squatting lifts your sigmoid colon to unlock the "kink" at the entrance to the rectum. This kink also helps prevent incontinence by taking some of the pressure off your puborectalis muscle.
Squatting can go a long way in helping you support the mechanics of a natural bowel movement. There are adapters you can purchase for your toilet to allow you to more easily do this.
If You're Constantly on-the-Go, You May Not Be "Going" Enough
Certain emotional issues may come into play that can affect your regularity. For example, people who travel often run into situations due to time zone changes and unfamiliar territory, where their regular bowel movements can be thrown off.
Sometimes these situations can be exacerbated by a busy travel schedule and limited access to restrooms. If you repeatedly postpone the urge to go until a more convenient time or place, this may reduce the feeling to go and potentially lead to occasional constipation problems.
Regardless of where you are, try to accommodate your urge to go as quickly as you can. If you have your bowel movements right after you feel the urge, this reinforces a normal nerve reflex that helps you pass stool easily.
Seek to avoid getting into a mode where you delay having a bowel movement because you don’t want to use a public restroom or feel you are simply too busy.
But continually putting it off to a more convenient time, when your system may or may not be ready, can lead to:
- Irregularity issues
- Excessive straining and stress when you do try to go
Why Women Often Have More Occasional Regularity Challenges
As I mentioned above, women tend to have more issues with periodic irregularity than men.
This could have to do with the slower movement of food through a woman's system. The general effects of a woman's hormones on her GI tract could also contribute to occasional irregularity.
They also tend to have more hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) than men. I would recommend women get checked for hypothyroidism. Constipation can be a hidden symptom of this condition. If you’re overly fatigued, have dry skin, and have been gaining weight, consult with your healthcare professional to rule out an underlying thyroid issue before considering the product I am about to describe.
While increasing fiber from fresh vegetables is important if you’re occasionally irregular, so too, is making sure your gut is healthy when doing this. Here are three ways to help you do that:
- Reduce your intake of excess sugar
- Add naturally fermented foods to your diet (sauerkraut, pickles, and kefir)
- Use a high-quality probiotic supplement if you’re not getting enough beneficial bacteria from your diet alone
Everyone should do their best to ensure they have a healthy gut when adding fiber to their diets.
How Over-Processing Wreaks Havoc
The disappointing reality is many people simply don’t get enough healthy insoluble fiber in what they eat.
Modern, processed food is completely different when compared to non-processed food found in nature. That’s why it’s so important to eat as much fresh, organic vegetables as possible to get your fiber.
Fiber-rich, green leafy vegetables are coated with waxy alcohols called policosanols. Policosanols provide natural waterproofing for plants and vegetables. And when eaten in their natural form (preferably organic), these policosanols help support and speed the passage of food through your GI tract.
Unfortunately, industrial food processing technology often destroys the natural policosanols from the food you eat. Yet another reason why you might want to eat unprocessed foods -- particularly vegetables, in this case.
In addition to being found in leafy vegetables, policosanols can be found in:
- Perilla seeds and oil
- Pomegranate seeds
- Grapeseed oil
- Switchgrass and Guduchi
So, adding unprocessed sources of policosanols to your regular diet could help with regularity by speeding the passage of food through your GI tract. But what if you don't get enough of these policosanols from your regular diet?
"Slip Sliding Away"
You now already have some good ideas on how to naturally reduce occasional irregularity issues you might have.
But, what if you’re still not satisfied with how regular you are?
I uncovered some additional help that can complement a healthy fiber-rich diet and active lifestyle. It incorporates the use of waxy policosanols.
Scientists in the US came up with a phenomenal way for you to take advantage of the natural effects of policosanols in a supplement. And they didn’t simply stop with policosanols alone. My GoEasy…
- Contains plant-based policosanol, a natural waxy alcohol from sugarcane
- Provides plant-derived omega-3s from cranberry and perilla seed oils
- Includes non-genetically engineered mixed tocopherols
- Contains astaxanthin, olive oil, and rosemary
- Delivers a specific mix of botanical-based stabilizing ingredients and sunflower phospholipids
GoEasy also contains vitamin B2 to help support the lining of your digestive tract.*
The supplement’s unique combination of policosanol wax and plant-based omega-3 oils offers a mild and gentle solution to assist you down the path to regularity.*
The Importance of the Right Formulation Processes
With GoEasy, you get a formula that basically simulates eating lots of veggies. And not just any vegetables, but those containing the waxy policosanols that can help lubricate food in your GI tract.
The producers of this formula employ a patented process that creates a unique effect with the policosanol nutrients. This proprietary form of policosanols is formulated based on three powerful technology processes:
- Extraction – The policosanols used are extracted from botanical sources using supercritical CO2 extraction technology. No chemical solvents are used in the extraction process and contact with oxygen is avoided.
- Stabilization – O2B® Peroxidation Blocker technology is employed to help ensure stability of the formula and provide antioxidants. The formula includes a specific mix of botanically derived ingredients (like rosemary oil and astaxanthin) which helps assure stability.
- Delivery – Micro-dispersion of policosanols helps deliver the botanical extract in a way that closely mimics nature. Fatty alcohols are micro-dispersed in omega-3 and omega-6 botanical extracts.*
These advanced technology and high-quality processes are why GoEasy can be a great complement to a healthy diet rich in natural fiber.
What on Earth Is Micro-Dispersion?
Unlike other common policosanol supplements, one of the keys to GoEasy’s unique effectiveness is the micro-dispersion of this waxy nutrient.
By incorporating micro-dispersion technology, the producer of GoEasy…
- Uses a biological ”ball bearing effect.” This eases and improves the passage of stool without coating your GI tract.*
- Derives policosanols from sugar cane and micro-disperses them in omega-3 oils – This helps provide a superior natural lubricating effect and benefit.* Sunflower phospholipids aid dispersion and help in the absorption of omega-3 fatty acids.*
- Combines the gentle, known elimination-promoting effect of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – Formulated with perilla oil.*
The use of this micro-dispersion technology is an important way that GoEasy stands apart from other policosanol supplements. The ball bearing effect is basically microspheres of waxy policosanols with large surface areas.
Without micro-dispersion of the waxy policosanols, the overall lubricating effect may be inconsistent and unpredictable.
Off-the-Chart Gentle Support*
Here's a summary that demonstrates why I believe GoEasy is such a great choice to complement your fiber-rich diet and active lifestyle.*
|Easy and convenient to use
|| Take 1 small capsule once a day (up to 2 capsules if needed)
|| Only botanical ingredients used including perilla seeds, cranberries, sugarcane, sunflower phospholipids, olives, and astaxanthin
|Starts working soon after you eat*
|| Taken immediately prior to a meal should result in you "going" in about 24 hours.*
|Works gently in your system*
|| Does not significantly soften stool or cause GI tract issues.*
|Combines the mild elimination-promoting effects of ALA*
|| Formulated with perilla oil to maximize the amount of ALA in a single capsule.
|Employs micro-dispersion technology
|| Makes use of the "ball bearing effect" of microspheres of waxy policosanols with large surface areas.
|Does not create systemic dependencies
|| This does not "train" your system or result in structural or muscular changes to your colon.*
|Has shown an increase in the number of bowel movements*
|| Limited human study suggested a potential 50% increase in the number of bowel movements.*
Take action today to support your GI tract* and...
Say "No" to Occasional Irregularity
By following the tips I provided above in how to naturally promote regularity, and by taking advantage of GoEasy, you should have what you need to manage bothersome irregularity.*
Not only will this help reduce this annoying, unpleasant issue,* but you can now do so with a dietary supplement product.
So, order GoEasy
today. It’s the better way to help support a healthy GI tract.*