When I first started this blog, I wanted to let people know how ionized water had helped me with my arthritis and acid reflux. I also wanted to share the stories of many others with health issues ranging from cancer to diabetes to fibromyalgia t0 eczema and weight loss and so on.
I have been writing a lot lately about the benefits of hydrogen gas (H2) because the scientific community has presented more than 700 independent studies and review papers indicating the health benefit of H2 in 170 human diseases.
Nobody talks about constipation. Even discussing the subject with your doctor or pharmacist seems to be embarrassing for many. You never hear people having a conversation about constipation because… well… people just don’t talk about it. But it is real and it can be painful and it affects far more people than you would think.
Wikipedia provides a quick and simple analysis: “Causes of colonic slow transit constipation include diet, hormones, side effects of medications, and heavy metal toxicity. ”
My wife’s story:
I’m grateful that I don’t suffer from constipation. However, my wife Mary has had the misfortune of battling constipation for as long as she can remember. When we are at home, and in our comfort zone, she can somewhat control her constipation for the most part but it is an ongoing struggle. Even though my wife eats better than I do, constipation and bloating had plagued her life before she started drinking hydrogen enriched water.
When we started drinking the water, the results for me were rapid and dramatic because I have a very poor diet. My 15 year struggle with acid reflux reduced dramatically in about one week and virtually stopped permanently in a couple of months. My painful battle with arthritis ended in resounding success within a month of starting to drink the water. My wife eats well and she didn’t notice anything for the longest time after we started drinking the water. One day, I mentioned that she never seemed to complain about constipation anymore. She looked at me in her funny way and said “you are right”. Now how often do you hear that statement from your spouse?
It took five or six months until we realised that her lifelong ordeal with constipation was over. We are not talking about something as dramatic as curing cancer, but if you live with constipation, it is a big deal.
Every time Mary stops drinking the water for a few days, which happens for reasons that only she can understand, her constipation comes back. As soon as she starts drinking the water again, her constipation goes away. Now days, as a means of personal self-preservation, I make sure we have a good supply of H2 tablets in our supplements cabinet.