constipation, health, diet, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The Importance to Health of a regular and proper evacuation of the bowels is a recognized fact. Faulty diet, irregular habits, imperfect exercise and too little water are causes of constipation which can be avoided. It is easier to prevent than to cure but the measures for prevention will also effect a correction in a good many cases. No other trouble that is as significant to the individual as constipation is so easily prevented and sometimes overcome by factors that can be controlled. Yet the extensive use of carthartics and laxatives indicates that the public is rather careless or indifferent in keeping the body normal in this respect.
Dolve, Mary A., "Constipation" (1926). SDSU Extension Circulars. 235.