Dear Happy Crapper, I drink--like--a gallon a day of water and my skin is dry, I'm not pooping and I feel tired as hell. I read that dehydration is one of the causes of all those symptoms. But how could I be dehydrated if I drink water all day? Help!
Pooped and Not Pooping
It's great that you're drinking all that water. But the question is...are you ABSORBING the water you drink? Or are you drinking water then running right to the bathroom and peeing it out? Here are some good questions to ask yourself:
"What is going on in my colon? Why am I tired? Why am I constipated? Why do I feel bloated? After I have a bowel movement why do I still feel like I didn't go enough? My answer to these questions would be:
Maybe my colon is NOT distributing the water I drink to my body, and maybe my colon is also low on water because I may not be ABSORBING the water I drink.
Dude, no Sh*t!! Yes...if your body is not absorbing all that water you're drinking there will be no sh*t. How does this happen?
If there is too much acid in your colon, it will start pumping out mucus to defend itself from a hole getting blown in it. That mucus then clogs the little pores on the walls of your colon where absorption takes place and a lot of the water you drink can't get into your system. Your small intestine also helps distribute water and nutrients, but very few people think of the colon as an "engine" that distributes your water and fuel. We all know it's the thing that makes you poop. But the bottom line is, your colon can't function properly if the walls are not hydrated, and your body is less than 70% water. This includes absorption, waste elimination and energy.
If your body is not 70% water, you will be dehydrated, and possibly feel sluggish, bloated or constipated...and some people find themselves with depression and anxiety. When the colon is clean, and there is enough water in your body, you'll be amazed at how different you feel.
What is the quickest way to get hydrated? If you can't absorb the water you drink, get a colonic. Colonics are called colon hydrotherapy because they re-hydrated your colon and your body and this treatment also removes excess acid, mucous and any other gunk that's not supposed to be in there. If you decide to try it, I recommend visiting a trained, certified professional.
If you're reading this and you're not in the Orange County California or Los Angeles area where I practice, look up a certified colon therapist in your area and try it.
I hope you feel better soon!
The Happy Crapper