The (Other) Women's Movement

Why would I write a book about women’s bowel health?

Why write a book about a topic as apparently uninspiring as sluggish bowels, straining and constipation?

But we all know how important our bowels are to our general sense of well being, and how distracted and discomforted we are when our bowels are not working smoothly and completely. Bloating, sluggish bowels and constipation are, in fact, extremely common and, commonly, extremely troublesome. Almost everyone on this planet will, at one time or another, experience an episode of constipation and difficulty getting their bowels to work. Often there is a simple explanation - a period of confinement to bed, the use of certain medications, a change in diet, a painful anal condition.

But for many people difficulty getting their bowels to work is a regularly recurring, more or less constant problem, in some cases an almost lifelong nightmare. And it is almost always women who suffer from this sort of chronic constipation. In fact, as many as one in three middle-aged women in Western society experience ongoing and recurring problems with slow and sluggish bowels. In truth, then, this is an entirely worthy subject for a book, even more so because it is so awkward to talk about and because it is so difficult, at times, to endure.

My experience with a large and almost exclusively female group of patients has formed the basis of a much broader understanding of what turns out to be a major women’s health issue.

My new book – The (other) Women’s Movement - describes that understanding. It describes my view about constipation, what causes it and how to treat it. In particular, it describes a novel treatment strategy based on the use of encapsulated magnesium sulfate taken weekly and at sufficient dose to induce a thorough emptying of the bowels. I have found this strategy to be extremely well tolerated and highly effective in the vast majority of sufferers not only in improving symptoms but also in restoring their sense of control over their bowels and over their lives as a whole.

The (Other) Women's MovementThe relief that I have observed when patients understand for the first time that they are not to blame, that there are people who understand and who are prepared to talk about the awkward and unsavoury details of their constipation, and – most importantly – that there really is real hope of improvement with a simple and palatable strategy has been profoundly gratifying.

If you would like to read my new book, you need only click on the specific icon on my Home Page and follow the simple instructions. I hope that you will find it easy to read and understand, and that its message offers you assistance and relief.

Purchase - The (Other) Women's Movement
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