Are your bowel movements difficult to evacuate? Are they dry, hard, too large or too small? Do they require straining? Do you fail to have a bowel movement after every meal? Do you feel the urge to have a bowel movement only to fail to evacuate? Do you feel that your bowel movements are incomplete? Does your gut feel bloated, stuffed and tense? Do you feel bloated after moderately sized meals? Do you frequently belch or expel gas? Does your constipation make you feel tired and moody? Are you willing to spend a week reading a book about all the possible causes of constipation so that you can avoid them and regain regularity?
If your answer to these questions is a resounding yes, then So Long Constipation, Part 1 is the audiobook for you!
If you are at a point at which you need a book to help you defecate, you will have to find the constipation culprits and readjust your art de vivre by becoming creative. Being constipated means that you are stuck in a rut of some sort and to unstuck yourself, you will have to take the big picture approach that incorporates your entire mind-body system.
In So Long Constipation, Part 1 you will learn how to eliminate your constipation by learning what causes it and how this comes about. You will learn about the relationship between our daily environment and the gut. You will discover, in simple detail, how things like stress, industrial toxins, and our modern diet and lifestyle influence the delicate balance of our mind-body system. You will familiarize yourself with the main aspects of this delicate balance in relation to gut function.
For now, your main objective is to understand how you got constipated in the first place, because once you get that, you will know how to return back to normal.
Thank goodness books are returnable! I was two chapters into it and still waiting to hear something the author had written herself. It was one quoted source after another and became incredibly annoying. I found myself listening only to see if Wikipedia or some medical blog was going to be referenced at the end of each sentence. Do yourself a favor and pass this one by.
What would have made So Long Constipation, Part 1 better?
The references should have been quoted at the end of the book, instead the narrator would quote the references after practically every sentence, it makes it very difficult to get into the book and completely disrupts the flow. I found this quite annoying.
What could Katarina Nolte have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
She should have left references for the end of each chapter or the end of the book.
How could the performance have been better?
More flow and rhythm in the narration would have helped me to appreciate the book more. The chapters were not well structured.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Yes, she sheds light on a few new concepts that i found interesting- if only it was presented in a more structured way, without the disruptive references.