Our digestion and the process of elimination of waste from the body are important factors that affect our health. Poor nutrition slows down our digestion, which then causes a disturbance in bowel movement. The result of irregular bowel movement is the accumulation of waste and toxins in this important organ of our body. Here you can read about the best natural ways of dealing with constipation.
Bowel function may be disturbed due to other factors, for example:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Parasites in the intestines
- Some diseases (for example, thyroid disorder)
- Medication (antacids, bismuth salts, iron, antihypertensives, narcotics, sedatives)
Position against constipationIf you lift your feet on a bench while sitting on the toilet, you will be in a squat position, which is a natural position for elimination. Squat completely relaxes rectal muscles and other muscles of the pelvis that participate in this process.
Dealing with constipation - Belly massage
This ancient art has a beneficial effect on the body, and can be of great help in case of irregular bowel movements. Before exercise, drink two glasses of lukewarm water. Lie on your back as you inhale and lift your legs as much as possible, holding hips with your hands. Strong exhale from the belly, and then breathe and relax. Lower the legs and relax. Repeat the exercise two more times. Note: Avoid exercise if you have high blood pressure.
Eat a tablespoon of of flax seed
Flax seed is powerful against chronic constipation. It should take 1-2 tablespoons of chopped or whole flax seeds, 2-3 times a day. When you use this natural remedy, it's necessary to drink plenty of water, at least 1.5 liters a day as this will facilitate the movement of content in the intestines.
Dealing with constipation - Avoid fatty and refined food
The most common cause of conth constipation and irregular stool is food with little fiber and high fat. Meat can cause constipation - particularly beef, pork; dairy products - milk, cheese, ice cream; fast food - hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, chips; products with a lot of sugar and foods made from refined grains - pastries, pasta, biscuits, potatoes, rice, corn.
Dealing with constipation - Lukewarm water and lemon on an empty stomach
Drink juice with spinach and grapes
Here's an educational video from Freez Frame Films about natural remedies for colon cleansing.