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Common Constipation Myths

Common Constipation Myths

Bowel movements are an important part of our life that help us understand our health, our diets, and our pains. One common condition most people experience at some point is a struggle with constipation. When this happens, it’s important to know exactly what constipation is, why it may be happening, and how to better manage it. Before you panic without warrant, or start treatment options that may not target the root cause, let’s bust some myths that are out there about constipation.

Myth 1: Fiber foods will fix constipation.

Although fiber absolutely plays a role in the digestive systems, not all fiber affects your constipation. We know well now that food absolutely can be medicine, so when you first experience constipation and you find yourself asking the internet how to fix it, a common suggestion is to increase your fiber intake. Dietary fiber absolutely can help constipation symptoms if you are ingesting the right kind.

There are two kinds of dietary fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is good for you and helps your body absorb nutrients found in food, but it acts to slow digestion––not what you want when you’re constipated. Insoluble fiber, in contrast, adds bulkiness to your stool and draws water into it, helping the stool move easily and quickly through the intestines. It’s important to stick to the insoluble fibers found in foods such as wheat bran, whole grains, cereal, seeds, and many fruit skins when you are attempting to improve your bowel movements.

Myth 2: Holding it in as long as you can will help it happen quickly. 

The logic of holding it in may seem correct. For example, you get to the toilet and you push… push… push. Nothing happens, your body aches, and the tension on your lower half is unbearable. So, you think, “If I hold it and wait until I have to go badly, it’ll come right out.” We’ve all been there. Unfortunately, waiting until the last minute can actually worsen your constipation symptoms. Because bowel movements are a way of ridding the body of its waste, holding that waste in can lead to further complications such as, fecal impaction, distension, and long-term inflammation of the colon. 

Be sure to go when you feel the urge, and in the case of difficulty, using a natural remedy like Ease can help the stool pass efficiently.

Myth 3: Only my diet can cause constipation.

Yes, diet can play a strong hand in causing constipation symptoms, however, constipation can also be caused by the following: lack of exercise, changes in routine such as traveling or bedtime adjustments, stress, and many medications. It is important you evaluate your health as a whole when determining how to treat your constipation symptoms.

Myth 4: A healthy person poops everyday.

A healthy person poops… as often as they do. There is no generally accepted number of bowel movements a person should have a day. Many estimates state that a normal, healthy range can fall between three movements a day to three a week. If you are pooping less than everyday, that isn’t a concrete sign that you have constipation though it can be an early indicator. Be sure to monitor your digestive system’s timing and compare it to what is most common for you. Then ask yourself these questions:

  • Is it strenuous or painful when I poop?
  • Is my stool hard?
  • Have I had changes in my diet, daily life, or exercise routine?

The New Menstrual Relief Option You Should Try

The New Menstrual Relief Option You Should Try

What are your current treatments for menstrual pain and cramping? Do you get in a hot bath? Use a heating pad? Are you clutching the ibuprofen so tightly in your hands that the bottle is on the verge of busting? We’ve been there. Menstrual pains can range from nonexistent, to lightly bothersome, to absolutely crippling. Depending where you may fall on the spectrum, month-to-month symptoms can have you desperately seeking a pain reliever that actually puts a stop to the incessant twisting of your uterus. Well, a woman just invented one. 

Ease is a lightweight, easy-to-grasp device that is held in the hands and pressed against the abdomen. Made of recycled plastics, Ease is built to last a long time and to be a consistent companion for your monthly period needs. Every centimeter of the device was intentionally designed so that each user can get relief, every time they use it. Created by a woman, for women, Ease is the groundbreaking tool that can “ease” cramping instantly.

How does it work?

Through research and use, we found that because of Ease’s unique shape, size, and features, it can comfortably be pressed into a number of acupressure points that help a wide array of digestive issue symptoms. Particularly, Ease alleviates cramps during a menstrual cycle by applying pressure to certain pain-relieving acupoints located on the abdomen. It can also be used to relieve symptoms like bloating––which we all know too often accompanies our period. ST25 are two acupressure points located approximately two finger-widths on both sides of the navel, while CV6 is an acupoint located 2-3 finger widths below the navel. These two acupoints are the focus of Ease’s use. When activated, these points have a wide array of effects that can immediately relieve pains from your menstrual cycle, menstrual abnormalities, and can also relieve constipation symptoms that often accompany your period.

How do I use it?

When using Ease, the small point, or head, is perfect for stimulating CV6, while the flat, opposite end is perfect for accessing ST25 by placing Ease directly over the navel, horizontally. The length of Ease reaches both ST25 points, allowing you to start initiating immediate relief. When using Ease on either ST25 or CV6, firmly press Ease into the abdomen for 1 to 3 minutes. Begin by putting Ease flush with the skin, targeting the acupoint you need, and then slowly apply pressure until there is a natural resistance. Your best judgment for your own body is key. After 1-3 minutes, remove Ease slowly away from the abdomen and note the results. For menstrual pain especially, Ease can be used to massage in gentle motions while applying pressure. Find the rhythm and technique that works best for your body!

The Ease Mission

The Ease Mission

The Ease handheld device was invented by Kristi Jones, making the Ease business proudly woman-owned and operated. Kristi invented the acupressure tool after experiencing constipation and the pains that can accompany bowel movements. In her search for a natural treatment option, Kristi researched acupressure and learned that the alternative medicine technique has been studied and used for more than 5,000 years. Believed to have originated in China, acupressure has a plethora of uses and treats many symptoms that range from pain to nausea, tension to constipation, and more. After finding unlimited resources of pain-relieving practices, Kristi set out to design a tool that can specifically target acupoints CV6 and ST25, the acupoints that most effectively relieve abdominal pains and digestive issues.

Once the design was perfected and Ease was created, Kristi went the extra step to create an environmentally conscious product. All Ease devices are made of recycled materials, and made in the United States. The intention of sharing the Ease product is to bring natural pain relief into your home and to put the power over your symptoms in your own hands. There are medicine-free methods of treating uncomfortable symptoms and Ease is the easiest one that can be in your hands immediately!

Ease gives users the power to have painless digestion and a safe, easy method for treating their pain that is not addictive, dangerous, or difficult to maintain. It is a product created with pure intentions, backed by research, and actually used by its inventor.

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