Managing Constipation With Nutrition

As RDs, we aren’t shy about discussing bowel movements with our clients. Not everyone, however, is as open about sharing their bodily functions or bathroom habits. But they’re important to discuss, as bowel patterns can say plenty about one’s health and dietary patterns. Constipation, generally defined as three or fewer bowel movements in one week, […]

Constipation in Older Adults

Doris is a healthy 69-year-old woman who recently has had problems with “irregularity,” her polite word for constipation. She thought it was just a symptom of aging, but the problem was really starting to bother her. Despite her embarrassment, Doris summoned up the courage to talk with her primary care provider (PCP), who ruled out […]