Natural solutions for constipation abound. As a naturopath I have helped So many of my clients with constipation.
What is causing your constipation?
I outline 15 different causes in my FREE ebook.
You can figure out which ones are causing your constipation and learn exactly what to do about them!
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Here are just a few of the tips I go into more detail in my ebook.....
Are you getting enough fiber?
How do you figure out which foods contain fiber?
So that includes...
What foods don't contain fiber?
Choose... soya milk, almond milk, soya cheese.
Avoid... white refined flour and all foods containing it
Choose... stone ground whole grain flours such as spelt, kamut, oat, quinoa, etc.
Avoid... White rice, including white basmati
Choose... brown rice, millet (the most alkalinizing cereal) quinoa, rye, buckwheat, etc.
Avoid... cooked carrots
Choose... raw carrots, carrot juice, beets, raw grated and beet juice, celery and all vegetables, alfalfa sprouts as well as sunflower and radish sprouts.
Choose... apples, dates, figs, raisins, prunes. It is good to wash and soak dried fruit before eating.
Avoid... sugar, soft drinks, coffee, tea, chocolate
Choose... pure water
Avoid... heavy animal protein
Choose... beans, nuts, tofu, poultry, eggs
You want to be a river not a stagnant pond!
The most important thing to do as part of your natural solutions to constipation is to drink plenty of water every day. If you need to, put some lemon or lime or cucumber slices or strawberries or any other natural flavor.
How much do you need?
About 1/2 your body weight in ounces.
Coffee and tea don't count, in fact they are diuretics which means that like alcohol they deplete the body of fluids.
For every cup of coffee, tea or alcoholic drink you have increase your water intake by 1 and 1/2 cups.
Why I wrote this book 5
From Yoga to an Around-the-World Spiritual Journey 6
My True Passion and Transforming my Own Health 7
My Sources 10
Are You Constipated? What’s Normal? 11
Three Bowel movements per day 11
The 15 Causes of Constipation 12
The 15 Solutions to Constipation 13
What is fiber and where to find it 13
How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day? 18
Stress management 19
The Basics of a healthy diet 26
Express Yourself - Letting Go 33
The Best Exercise 35
How to Help Your Liver 39
Cleansing and Detoxes 42
Strengthen Your Body 50
Wean Yourself off of Laxatives 51
Digestive System 52
More Important Tips 53
Making Time 53
Maintain a Healthy Intestinal Flora 54
Foot Stool 55
How to stimulate peristalsis 55
The Consequences of Constipation 56
High Fiber Snack 60
Summary and Conclusions 60