A large percentage of my clients come to me dealing with constipation and sometimes without even realizing they are constipated. If you are unsure, check out my post on the 10 Signs of a Healthy Poop. What most don’t realize is that minerals can play a role in constipation. So are mineral imbalances contributing to your constipation?
If you aren’t having a quality bowel movement at least once per day then you aren’t getting your toxins out and are more likely to have hormone imbalances like estrogen dominance (because excess hormones are one thing being eliminated in your stool) and gut issues. I have clients that are constipated their whole lives and end up with things like SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). So yeah it is important to properly eliminate!
As you can see in the graphic below, there are numerous possibilities why someone may be constipated. The area that I am going to address today is how mineral imbalances can contribute to constipation.
In my practice I use hair trace mineral analysis (HTMA) as a tool to help clients balance their minerals. Minerals are the spark plugs of the body and are needed for thousands of processes in our bodies to function. Because we cannot make minerals we must get them through our diets but, unfortunately, our ground soils are more and more depleted. Then, add in that chronic stress can also create havoc in our bodies leading us to lose more minerals. And yes, stress tends