Constipation is a body signal that you are either not drinking enough water or not eating enough whole-food fiber. Subpar thyroid function results in a slow-moving colon and, consequentially, constipation. Other causes include not eating green food with magnesium. Individuals may also have high blood pressure, a common magnesium deficiency symptom.
Add a green food with every meal and as a snack; kale, romaine lettuce, spinach, and collard greens are good choices. Avoid foods that do not have any fiber in them, like refined grains. If you have cold hands and feet, you may consider a thyroid panel blood test. Optimal thyroid function is necessary for optimal colon movement. You should experience two to three bowel movements per day.