Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Ailment No One Wants To Talk About

Though it is not a fun subject or something we discuss with our friends, many people suffer from Constipation and will turn to dangerous laxatives to relieve their suffering.  Abnormal bowel habits can result from many things including (but certainly not limited to) stress, change of eating habits, medical illness and medications.  Constipation is a miserable condition to suffer through and I have to admit I've been a victim myself.  Luckily, nature, our wonderful provider of medicine and food, offers easy, gentle remedies that work as well, if not better, than what modern medicine has to offer and are much safer and better for your body.  I find these two remedies help immensely and save me from taking laxatives, which can cause cramping and griping pains in the gut, not to mention other problems.

Smooth Move Bran:
1 cup applesauce
1 cup coarse unprocessed bran
3/4 cup prune juice

Directions: Combine ingredients, mixing well.  Mixture will be pasty.  Keep in a tightly covered container in your fridge.  Take 1-2 tbsp of mixture daily followed by 1 full 8 oz. glass of water.  Within one week your bowels should be back to normal.  If the constipation persists try the treatment for one more week but take 2-3 tbsp of mixture daily.  Drink lots of water and avoid constipating foods.  This should do the trick!  By the way, it tastes great!

Flaxseed Glop:
Add 2 tbsp. of flaxseed to 3 qts. boiling water.  Simmer for 15 minutes.  Cool and strain into container.  Take 2 oz. every morning with juice or water.  Taken on a regular basis this will keep you regular too!

No comments: