12055 Coursey Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA

12055 Coursey Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA


Why am I constipated and how do I treat it?


Your digestive system is responsible for processing food and utilizing food as nutrition and energy. It is composed of three different major organs: the stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

Constipation is considered to be a malfunction of the colon, also known as the large intestine. Constipation is generally described as having fewer than five bowel movements a week.

Constipation Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of constipation include:

  • Passing fewer than five stools a week
  • Having lumpy or hard stools
  • Straining to have bowel movements
  • Pain while having a bowel movement
  • Blood on the surface of hard stool
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Feeling as though there’s a blockage in your rectum/colon area that prevents bowel movements
  • Sudden pain localized in various areas of your lower abdomen area
  • Needing help to empty your rectum such as using your hands to press on your abdomen

Constipation may be considered chronic if you’ve experienced two or more of these symptoms lasting two months or more.

Constipation Causes

Constipation commonly occurs when waste or stool moves through the digestive tract too slowly or cannot be eliminated effectively from the colon and rectum. This subsequently causes the stool to become hard and dry. Causes of constipation include:

  • Poor diet
  • Dehydration
  • Food allergies
  • Lack of exercise
  • Gut microbiome imbalance
  • Lack of digestive enzymes
  • Lack of probiotics
  • Medication side effects
  • Eating disorders
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Aging
  • Depression
  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic stress
  • Hormone imbalance
Constipation Treatments

Treatment for constipation usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes meant to increase the speed at which stool moves through the digestive tract.  Minor  problems can quickly turn into major problems if left untreated. Some diet and lifestyle changes include:

  • Eliminate the 12 unhealthy foods from your diet
  • Increase vegetable consumption to approximately 30 to 40 grams per day
  • Drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water
  • Increase the consumption of digestive enzymes
  • Increase the consumption of probiotics
  • Eat fermented foods such as cheese, kefir, sauerkraut, etc.
  • Increase the consumption of Omega 3 fatty acid
  • Exercise
  • Review current medications with your physician
  • Don’t hold in or postpone a bowel movement; go as soon as you need to go
  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce alcohol consumption; alcohol reduces the levels of good bacteria in the gut

While there are many different ways that you can help keep your digestive system healthy, it is important to know when to reach out to a medical professional if your symptoms become too much to handle. Chronic gut symptoms could be a sign of more-serious health condition such as acid reflux, ulcerative colitis, gallstones, parasitic infection, or Crohn’s disease.

To optimize your digestive system today, call us at (225)478-9665.

I have been seeing Dr. Karin since she opened over 15 years ago…I haven’t needed a traditional doctor in all that time.

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What Happens at My Appointment?

This testing is thorough, non-invasive, and painless.


What Happens at My Appointment? This testing is thorough, non-invasive, and painless. 1. FILL OUT INFO Fill out our intake paperwork with your top health concerns or goals. ​ Want to get started? Complete the form below.

2. Scanning

We'll spend 25 minutes with you running four bio-energetic scans to compare as well as an F-Scan. You'll sit comfortably with water to stay hydrated.


Next, you'll meet with Dr. Karin to discuss your top health concerns and/or goals. She'll explain the technology and how we operate as an integrative practice using energetic responses to determine what is stressing the body to create your 60-day customized protocol.


You'll dive into reading and understanding your personal Bach Flower remedy report while Dr. Karin reviews all the scans.


Dr. Karin will share what patterns are showing up the most in the scans, review any toxins that are of concern, and go over the supplement protocol. A color report explains each supplement. Lifestyle changes and therapies may also be recommended.

6. visit our pharmacy

Our client care specialist will go over your dosage sheet explaining how and when to take your supplements. You'll receive your personal Bach Flower Remedy plus supplements.




Before you leave we’ll choose a date 60 days out that works for you for a follow-up. That’s because your body will begin to shift and eventually plateau and we don’t want you to stay in that state for long. And, it’s exciting to see how your body is changing on a regular basis! When there is a good shift the next appointment will be 90 days out, then 4 months, and eventually 6 months.

Call 225-229-6107 to book this service or consider our Super Start Plan.