Medical specialists reported on a story which isn’t news to most colonic irrigation therapists – Elvis Presley died of chronic constipation according to his doctor, Dr. Nick Nichopoulos.

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When I first started colon hydrotherapy treatment as detoxification, the I-ACT certified therapist administering it gave a lot of insight into Elvis’ diet. It made me consider my own food choices better and through that 10 session program I came to understand in much more detail how foods affected my moods, health and wellbeing.

Constipation isn’t healthy. It’s very common yet most people ignore their symptoms. If you ignore toxin symptoms, they can easily accumulate in your system and turn into something far worse. Colon cancer kills far too many people every year. According to numerous cancer research cases, lifetime chances of contracting colorectal cancer are 1 in 16 for men and 1 in 20 for women.


ELVIS PRESLEY DEAD – August 16, 1977, at age 42 years, in the bathroom at Graceland.

The King of bacon, banana and peanut butter sandwiches, didn’t die of a heart condition. He succumbed, on the toilet, to chronic constipation. He was going into his bathroom “to read” for a while. The book he took in with him, interestingly enough, was The Face Of Jesus, by Frank Adams.

That’s the word from Presley’s longtime friend and personal physician, Dr. George Nichopoulos, who said The King’s insides were All Shook Up – and not in a good way.

“We didn’t realize until the autopsy that his constipation was as bad – we knew it was bad because it was hard for us to treat, but we didn’t realize what it had done,” the doctor explains of Elvis’ condition. “We just assumed that the constipation was secondary to the meds that he was taking for his arthritic pain and for his insomnia.”

According to Dr. Nick, the autopsy revealed that Presley’s colon was 5 to 6 inches in diameter (whereas the normal width is 2 to 3 inches) and instead of being the standard 4 to 5 feet long, his colon was 8 to 9 feet in length.

“The constipation upset him quite a bit because Elvis thought that he could handle almost anything, he thought he was really a man’s man and he wasn’t going to let something like this … he thought that this was a sign of weakness and he wasn’t going to be weak,” Nichopoulos said. “And it’s not the kind of thing you table talk. Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s you didn’t’ talk about constipation much, you didn’t’ hear people complaining about it, or saying what they did or how much trouble they had with it.”

In 1975, the primary treatment for this kind of problem involved removing part of the colon, known as a colostomy, and at the time Dr. Nick was in talks with a surgeon at the University of Memphis to perform the procedure. However Presley’s “ego” got in the way.


“He would get embarrassed, he’d have accidents onstage. He’d have to change clothes and come back because of the way we were trying to treat his constipation,” Nichopoulos said. “So if they had done the colostomy then, he’d probably still be here. But it wasn’t acceptable treatment at that time. Now the treatment is short.” Nichopoulos also believes that Presley’s prominent weight gain in the years prior to his death, was not a result of overeating or eating the wrong foods, as they initially assumed. The doctor reveals that Elvis’ bloated appearance was due to his severe constipation.

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“It was really a physiological problem. During the last few years we were going back and comparing pictures, some of them were taken just two weeks a part but he looked like he’d gained 20 pounds when the only difference was that he had a good healthy bowel movement and then lost a lot of weight from that,” Dr. Nick explained. “Usually you pass it all in two or three days, but at the autopsy we found stool in his colon which had been there for five months or more because of the poor motility of the bowel.”

So how would Presley feel about all the details of this “debilitating” disease being made public?

“I still think it’d be embarrassing for him, but that may be because we couldn’t explain it at that time the way we can now. But bowel paralysis is hereditary and you can in fact pass it down to your children,” he continued. “His condition was either something he was born with like Hershberger’s disease, or some viruses cause the paralysis of the nerves in the colon. The nerves weren’t functioning enough in places, or weren’t functioning at all because his colon would not push food out, it would just accumulate.”

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