The Constipation System
Constipation occurs when an individual experiences less than two to three normal bowl movements per day. Constipation is having bowl movements that occur less frequently than food intake.
Signs and Symptoms
Constipation slows down transit time, which can lead to the absorption of toxins. These toxins stem from putrified fecal matter that has not been eliminated. The absorption of toxins from the digestive system is a form of self poisoning or "autointoxication." Toxins from food and digestive by-products can enter the blood stream when digestion is poor and bowl movements are infrequent. Once this occurs, toxins can settle into the tissue creating many disease states including autoimmune disorders.