Constipation should be addressed as soon as it starts, the improvement in digestive health that follows will have a profound effect on your health.It’s a fact of life: your digestive system will for the most part dictate your quality of life. After all, you literally become what you eat, digest and assimilate (or don’t eliminate), so problems with the digestive system will significantly affect you.Constipation should be addressed early. It’s much easier to treat at that stage, and an improvement in digestive health will have a profound effect on your health.This points to the wisdom behind a quote by Josh Billings (pseudonym for Henry Wheeler Shaw, 1818-1885): "I have come to the conclusion that a reliable set of bowels is worth more to a man than any quantity of brains."It makes sense that if you abuse your body for years, with refined breads, fizzy drinks and nutritionally-poor junk food, you should not be surprised if your digestive system becomes sluggish over time.It may take s...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now