3 Recipes to Relieve Constipation (for Healthier Skin!)

by Corie McInnis | Feb 27, 2024 | Acne, Functional Health, Lifestyle

Are you pooping at least once a day?

If not, you may not be eliminating toxins well!

Having fewer than one bowel movement per day is considered constipation.

Even if you’re eliminating daily, you may still be experiencing constipation if you often need to strain or feel you’re unable to completely evacuate.
 
I’m both a gut health focused nutritional therapy practitioner as well as a registered nurse.
 
This means that I talk about poop.
 
A lot!
 
It’s so important that we are mindful of our elimination frequency and consistency.
 
Here’s why:
 
Having the bowels move at least once daily is critical to help remove and prevent the reabsorption of waste products in the body
 
Think about it.
 
If bacteria-rich stool is in your intestines for a long while, that can increase the toxin load of the body.
Need help to relieve constipation? Keep reading!
 

How does constipation affect skin health?

 
Your skin is one of your detoxification organs.
 
If your body isn’t eliminating waste in a timely manner through the GI tract, this can manifest as congestion of the skin (read: acne).
 
Essentially, your skin can be an avenue for your body to try to get rid of toxins and waste.
 
Especially if the normal detox pathways aren’t functioning well.
 

Our bodies are so resourceful like that!

What about hormonal acne?

If you’re struggling with hormonal acne, having daily BMs is especially important.

 
 
Having too much estrogen in the body can lead to a host of uncomfortable hormonal imbalance symptoms, one of which is acne.

 

So, how do we keep our bowels regular so that our skin is not negatively impacted?

 
Here are a few tips to relieve constipation with food and lifestyle:
 
🥦 Eat fiber with every meal. This includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Dietary fiber increases the size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass.
💧Drink water with a pinch of unrefined sea salt. Aim for half your body weight in ounces (i.e. a 120 pound person should aim for 60 oz of water a day). The sea salt helps you to retain the hydration due to the natural electrolytes.
🍩 Avoid processed foods. Processed foods are a challenge to digest and absorb as they are no longer real food.
🏋🏼‍♀️ Move daily. Walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, etc. This helps to promote peristalsis and elimination.
☕️ Support your liver. I love castor oil packs as well as herbal teas like milk thistle and roasted dandelion root.
🦠 Balance your gut microbiome by working with a functional nutrition provder (like myself). Dysbiosis perpetuates bowel irregularity.
 

If you try all of the interventions above and still have issues with constipation, you need a professional to help you get to the root cause!

I work with clients 1:1 to get to the root cause of acne and inflammatory skin issues. We gently support imbalances of the body and ensure that the gut is functioning optimally. The gut-skin connection is critical and cannot be ignored when your goal is to clear up acne!

Want to know more about how I can help you? Check out my restorative package page.

 
I have created a helpful resource for you called “3 Easy Recipes to Relieve Constipation.” Click below to get yours now!

These can be used as needed for gentle bowel support. However, if you’re needing to rely on these often, please consider getting in touch with a functional provider so that you can support your body’s ability to have more regularity naturally.

Take good care,

Corie at Revel + Thrive

Disclaimer: The information presented in this blog post is intended for educational purposes only, and it hasn’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information isn’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, nor is it medical advice. One should always consult a qualified medical professional before engaging in any dietary and/or lifestyle change.

Corie McInnis Revel and thrive
Corie McInnis

Corie is a nutritional therapy practitioner. She specializes in helping her 1:1 clients clear up adult acne and ditch digestive discomfort. She believes that a nourishing diet can support the body's innate ability to heal. She's a big fan of grass-fed butter and will not shut up about the gut microbiome.

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