Monday, August 15, 2011
Victoria Bowmann, Ph.D
., author of You Gotta Have GUTS!: The Natural Way to Enhance G.I. Health
, has been on a quest to cure the digestive maladies of people for decades. Her book demonstrates a commitment which was launched from personal health issues and then a desire to alleviate unnecessary suffering of her patients. Constipation is a persistent ailment for millions and Bowmann has some tips involving natural
Medicine only considers 'it' constipation if one doesn't eliminate at least every three days. It's interesting to note that one can be told, 'It's normal for you' when you eliminate twice a week, and then follow a natural program and begin having daily elimination and be told, 'It's normal for you.' What's normal? Maybe your normal is every 3 days, but is it healthy? I don't think so. Nor is it comfortable. While our dogs and other mammals poop daily, shouldn't we.
When one eliminates daily or twice daily, there is more energy and vitality and less of a feeling of bloat and lethargy. While gas can have many contributing factors, it is also part of constipation, as is bloat and being tired. Food that takes more than 24 hours to go from eating to elimination is in the gastro-intestinal tract too long.
Last week I received a call from a client whose mother is 97 years old, having suffered with life-long constipation. We had discussed my program and her mom started the simple things to help her bowels move more regularly. Six weeks later I received a phone call and her mom's words were shared, "I haven't had a normal bowel movement in so long, I'm in shock. Dr Victoria's program works."
My next case is about a 6 year old boy who had hard stools and would cry because he didn't want to use the toilet, 'It hurts.' The mother observed the child for a few days and reported on the specifics of his situation: he only wanted to use the toilet at his home; he wouldn't go at school or anyone's home. Even though he is a twin, his brother and a younger brother have easy daily elimination. We discussed an appropriate program for him and within two days he is eliminating – easily and daily. He is now almost 9 years old.
There are many things that can contribute to constipation: not drinking enough water or eating enough fiber. Those seem to be common suggestions that have helped a few but not most.
However, the solution isn't that simple. Think of it like a puzzle and we need to fit in all the pieces. There are guidelines, however with anything one must then individualize the program. When one looks at the numerous (hundreds) of products, how does one know what to choose? So we try something, maybe it works for a while and then becomes ineffective. Or it causes cramping and discomfort. Do you know why? Or does one just stop that product and try something else. It's almost like "constipation roulette."
Perhaps a different way to approach this problem is to learn about the natural alternatives available, become an educated consumer, and then select the solution most likely to help you and your individual situation. The kinds of questions one needs to ask themselves might be: Do I get leg cramps or am I restless at night in bed? Do I feel like I need to have a bowel movement but nothing happens? Do my guts feel like they're asleep? Does stress cause me to just not be able to go? What do my stools look like: Are they hard and lumpy or more like marbles or pellets? What have I tried and how was it supposed to work? What kind of medicine is one taking and what are the side effects? Does the elimination change during a menstrual cycle?
Certainly, there are guidelines that apply to everyone, however, age matters. A gentle approach is best for babies, children, and the elderly. Someone that is sensitive to chemicals or has been weakly much of their life would go slowly in any program. While those that are robust, fit and strong could handle a more rapid pace to their program. The basis is to know what to do and why, and then go at a speed that allows for success without discomfort.
You Gotta Have GUTS was written with the consumer in mind. Learn a tried and true method for relief and often resolution of these problems. More than 30 years of clinical experience and research supports a natural solution to severe constipation, as well as many other bowel complaints, like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). There is help available just by reaching out for knowledge. One can learn the contributing reasons for the difficulty and possible solutions with great rewards.
Comfort. Energy. A sense of Well Being. About Victoria Bowmman, Ph.D.:
Victoria Bowmann is a health care professional, author and speaker with more than 30 years of expertise in cleansing, detoxification, digestive and gastro-intestinal (GI) health.
Growing up with allergies and a predisposition to arthritis and other genetic ailments, Bowmann began in earnest at a young age to research alternative treatments to invasive conventional approaches.
Bowmann honed in on the importance of cleansing and detoxification as a major factor in optimizing health. She created a widely used manual on reflorastation, a technique used to reintroduce healthy bacteria into the bowel following a colon hydrotherapy.
Over the past three decades, Bowmann has successfully utilized her method of reflorastation and propriety blend of probiotics to treat and deliver the optimal results to her patients. Her technique is now used by natural therapists worldwide.
In fact, as a pioneer in probiotic research, Bowmann has traveled internationally to educate other colon therapists and physicians and has personally trained technicians at the Paracelsus Clinic in
She has been interviewed on television and radio and has delivered numerous presentations across the nation and abroad. She is also a regular contributor to several national publications, such as:
• Explore! for the professional
• Public Health Alert
• Naturopathic Doctor's News and Review
In her book released this June (2009), You Gotta Have GUTS: The Natural Way to Enhance GI Health, Bowmann shares her extensive knowledge in layman's terms and touts the relationship between GI health and overall well-being.
For three decades she has operated a private holistic therapy practice in Phoenix, Ariz., where she creates treatment plans designed to detoxify the body and restore a greater degree of vitality to the individual.
A self proclaimed "bodywork devotee," Bowmann is extensively educated on integrated healing and natural medicine. After first studying business at Arizona State University, she went on to become a licensed massage and colon therapist in the state of Arizona.
She earned her Ph.D. in Homeopathy and Natural Medicine from Westbrook University as well as a Doctorate in Homeopathic Medicine from the British Institute of Homeopathy.
Bowmann's interests include travel, mysticism, horseback riding, reading, and warm water sports. She is a vibrant individual who lives by a simple motto: "Happiness is a choice."
She currently resides in Phoenix and has one married son and four grandsons.
For more information about Victoria Bowmann, visit her website at www.myrealhealth.com
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