There are many causes to constipation. Some of which could be: not eating enough fiber, not drinking enough liquids, a lack of exercise, various types of medication, changes in lifestyle routines, ignoring the urge to move the bowels, abusing laxatives, irritable bowel syndrome, pregnancy, traveling and many, many others.
To meet the nation's need to battle constipation, drug companies have come up with many different over-the-counter constipation relievers. These may be: laxatives, stool softeners, enemas, herbs and Epsom salts. However, most of the previous mentioned are great, but merely temporary solutions. So thankfully, there is a natural product which may help the sufferer deal with this inconvenience on a more permanent basis. And it's called coconut oil. That's right, plain old coconut oil.
And with rumors of this homemade remedy curing constipation, people who have tried it out have also stumbled upon a number of other favorable "side-effects", such as: weight loss, increased overall health and having more energy.
To top it all off, coconut oil is, as opposed to some sorts of medications out there, all-natural and completely safe. In fact, coconut oil is so rich in medium fatty acids that it comes a real close second to mother's milk when it comes to that particular quality. These fatty acids are used to fight infections, bad bacteria, yeast invasions and a number of diseases. Bluntly put, coconut oil is an agent which acts as an anti-viral, anti-bacterial as well as anti-fungal.
With this said, it is no wonder that coconuts have been held in high esteem in many different cultures of the world and for thousands of years today. They are used both as food and medicine.
Some of the wide variety of health issues which coconut is today known to heal are: constipation, bronchitis, bruises, coughs, earaches, influenza, jaundice, nausea, scabies, toothaches, dropsy, menstruation problems, swelling and inflammation, ulcers, and the list goes on...
Anyone suffering from constipation should most definitely supplement his or her diet with a a fair amount of coconut oil. After all, coconut oil has been dubbed the "healthiest dietary on earth", and is also quite easy to prepare in a rich range of ways. It may be used for baking or cooking, it may also be added to salads and dressings.
Besides its taste and smell are almost universally appealing, which only reinforces its status as the most favorable remedy out there.