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12:14 PM | 27-01-2020

How to clear bowel movement and constipation?


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02:44 PM | 29-01-2020

Hi, 

Constipation refers to a disturbance in bowel habits or difficulty in defaecation.

There are many factors that contribute to or cause constipation.

The most common causes are:

  1. Eating a diet too low in fibre
  2. Eating too few calories
  3. Not drinking enough fluids
  4. A low physical activity levels
  5. Due to medications

To get relieved from constipation and improves bowel movements: 

Behaviour changes: It is best to establish a regular pattern of bowel movement. Persons having normal bowel pattern usually defecate at approximately the same time every day. Since the bowels are most active after awakening and after meals, the most optimal time for a bowel movement is usually within the first two hours after waking and after breakfast. Don’t ignore the signal to defecate.

Diet: Fiber increases stool bulk, which helps stools move through the colon. The recommended amount of fiber is 20 to 35 grams daily. Fresh Fruits, green and green leafy vegetables and cereals are an excellent source of fibre. Citrus fruits, prunes, fig and prune juice are especially helpful.  Bloating and flatulence is a common problem with increased fibre so it is best to start slowly and increase the amount of fiber gradually.

Drinking Lauki juice, beetroot carrot juice daily in the morning also helps to relieve constipation.

Adding ginger in your food also helps to improve your digestion and helps to relieve constipation.

Insoluble fibres: Consume more insoluble fibres. Insoluble Fiber is not digested by the body and is excreted as waste. This type of fibre promotes bowel regularity and discourages the development of constipation and other complication like haemorrhoids. Insoluble fibres are present wheat bran, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and skins on vegetables and fruits.

Drink plenty of liquids: Drink 3-5 litres of water daily, and consume more fruits juices. Fluid helps your body process fibre without any discomfort.

Include exercise or physical activity in your daily routine. Physical activity is a natural way to relieve constipation. Get up early in the morning and drink lukewarm water then go for a brisk walk or gentle jogging help your body to get hydrated and help in relieving constipation.

  • Avoid Tea, coffee and other carbonated, packed/canned drinks. 
  • Avoid spicy, oily fried food items.
  • Avoid milk and milk products.
  • Avoid polished rice, sugar and maida.
  • Drinking cinnamon water 30 minutes before going to bed also helps to relieves constipation.
  • Consume overnight soaked figs/raisins daily.
  • Include more raw vegetable salads and sprouts in your diet.
  • Avoid non-vegetarian food items.

Practice regular Yogasana: Aanas like pawanamuktasana, naukasana, matsyasana, vajarasana, vakrasana, and ardhamatsyendrasana. Practice regular pranayamas like nadishuddhi and bhramari helps to reduce your stress which is also a cause for constipation. Cold mud packs to the abdomen also more beneficial in relieving constipation.

Namasthe!



08:24 AM | 29-01-2020

Hi. Please refer to the below resources to understand more about digestive issues & Nature Cure.

  1. Blogs - 

    1. Take control of constipation

    2. Keep Calm and Beat IBS Naturally with 8 Lifestyle Changes.

  2. Real-life natural healing stories of people who cured digestive issues just by following Natural Laws.

Adopting a natural lifestyle will help you in reclaiming your health. Wellcure’s Buddy Program helps you in making the transition, step by step. You can explore our Nature-Nurtures Program that helps you in making the transition, step by step. We will guide you on diet, sleep, exercise, stress to correct your existing routine & make it in line with Natural Laws.   



07:41 PM | 27-01-2020

Hi,

Constipation is a very common digestive condition wherein an individual has difficulty in passing stools regularly and effortlessly. Let us briefly understand the reason for this condition so accordingly incorporating changes becomes effective.

Our large intestine, also called the colon is about 5 feet long. The walls of the colon have muscles. Its main function is to absorb water from waste from the digestive system and then creates stool (waste). The muscles of the colon propel the waste out through the rectum to be eliminated. If stool remains in the colon too long, it absorbs more water and can become hard and difficult to pass. This leads to constipation. There may be many reasons for constipation ranging from poor lifestyle, medications, stress, Improper dietary habits can easily be rectified by the inclusion of fibre rich foods like raw vegetable fruits and whole grains. Fruits and vegetables have soluble fibre whereas whole grains have insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre can dissolve in water and creates a soft-gel like material, whereas the insoluble fibre retains its structure and adds mass and bulk to the stool. Both these together make it easier for the formation and passage of stool through the rectum.

Short term measure

  • Include warm water with lime juice early morning.
  • Include fruits like papaya, guava, melons.
  • Include soaked raisins, figs or dates.
  • Increase your fluid intake through water, coconut water, soups and vegetable juices.
  • Stop all tea, coffee, alcohol, etc. They are all dehydrating for the system.
  • Include all kinds of greens in your diet.

Long term measure

  • Avoid wheat, animal foods, dairy, packed, processed, sugary and fried foods. They are all difficult to digest by the body. They create a toxic environment in the body. Have one cooked meal with no oil made either from millets or unpolished rice, buckwheat etc.
  • Include plenty of raw vegetables and fruits. Fruits should be taken for breakfast. Since the body is in the elimination mode and fruits are predigested, they cause minimum load on the body. They also contain fibre and help in clearing the bowels.
  • Proper rest and sleep. This helps the body to repair and recover. Our digestive system also gets rest and it can focus on the cleaning aspect of the body.
  • Physical activity every day helps clear bowels. Movement by the body is essential to get rid of waste materials.
  • Manage stress either by yoga, exposure to nature or even meditation. All these release happy hormones and the body can rest and repair.

You could read the blog on constipation to help you understand better.

https://www.wellcure.com/body-wisdom/56/take-control-of-constipation

Wishing you Good Health Always!

Thank you

Regards


Anonymous User
06:17 PM | 27-01-2020

Drink a glass of amla ( gooseberry juice) on an empty stomach.
Daily a bowl of papaya. It will help u to clear the bowel and relieve constipation 



05:46 PM | 27-01-2020

Constipation is one of the commonest health problems with growing fast and wrong lifestyles which has become more common these days. This problem initially starts with unsatisfactory bowel movements. Some of the causes may be due to junk foods you eat or avoid certain food groups especially fibre, wrong lifestyles, medications or certain diseases. Most of the time the causes have been unknown which is known as idiopathic. This health issue could disrupt your peaceful life and could have an impact on your physical and mental health when left untreated or unattended.

Constipation has a good scope if proper foods habits and proper lifestyle are undertaken, some of those are,

  • Drink plenty of water -Dehydration could result in constipation, so it is very essential to consume enough water. Drinking lot of fruit juices also could help you get rid of constipation
  • Add fibre into your diet - Consumption of fibre-rich fruits and veggies could help to achieve normal health
  • Exercise regularly - Physical activities and exercises may reduce the symptoms of constipation. Exercises like yoga, walking, jogging etc could benefit to relieve the symptoms of constipation.
  • Avoid long sitting - People who have sedentary lifestyles should at least walk once in every hour.
  • Avoid Junk foods - Avoid fried foods, spicy diets specially or foods that use artificial ingredients that are used to boost up the taste, namely something mono-sodium glutamate
  • Fruits like berries, peaches, apricots, plums, raisins are some of the best sources of high-fibre

Other treatments :

Cold compress and mud packs to the abdomen on a regular basis could be beneficial.  If you have access to Naturopathic hospital then hip bath or abdominal massages could be added benefits to relieve advanced cases.



01:57 PM | 27-01-2020

Sir, 

My father suffered from similar issues which did not get diagnosed properly and I was not knowledgeable enough to help him understand a few years back. That eventually became hernia and chronic constipation, prostrate inflammations, extra growth on his penis etc. the entire body became toxic leading to cancer and death. Not trying to create the fear, but helping you with an awareness that constipation is not a big thing to heal from when the body is fed the right fuels.

When the colon is lined with rotting waste, unwanted bacteria and foods that were not digested properly in the stomach before coming into the colon, it putrefies in the intestines. The causes still remain the same - foods such as dairy eggs, gluten, meat, seafood consumed over a long period of time with heavy fats and proteins that weakens the bile and the hydrochloric acid in the gut. With weaker stomach acids and ineffective weak bile, the food does not get digested properly and moves into the intestine while the pathogens feed on them. Overtime it reaches the colon which is the final dumping ground. This causes inflammation, pains constipation, diarrhoea, difficulty to pass stools and can also result in piles, fissures and yeast infections on the excretory organs.

You must know that the solid waste matter comes to the colon to get expelled. The stickier it is with starch and animal protein and other junk and with lack of enough water, it has a tendency to become harder. The colon walls have the function to reabsorb the water into the body as long as the faeces remain there without getting expelled. So the longer you keep it, the harder it gets. If you have seen worst cases of colonoscopy videos you will know the true story and why diseases start from this very condition. If you are also a person who thinks a lot, has a lot of stress, emotional issues, then food alone won't helo. You need to take help to get that addressed. A happy mind leads to a happy GUT.

Read my article on keeping your GUT healthy

Read my latest article here about germs.

http://www.wellcure.com/body-wisdom/367/guardians-of-the-human-body-microbiome-part-1

http://www.wellcure.com/body-wisdom/380/guardians-of-the-human-body-microbiome-part-2

http://www.wellcure.com/body-wisdom/381/guardians-of-the-human-body-microbiome-part-3

To heal this condition it is best that you start cleaning the GUT, which in turn will clean the intestines, blood and liver, which in turn will be ready to absorb and deliver nutrients throughout the body and eventually cleaning the entire as well. If the previous organs in the process have done their job, the colon will not have to take a hit. it’s very important that the liver starts doing its job to heal any kind of intestinal issues/organs of excretion so that the unwanted food, pathogens and heavy metals don’t end up in the intestines and colon. Ideally, these are supposed to throw out naturally after altering its state, but when they end up as-is, they attract more issues in the colon which the colon might not be geared up to do

When body organs are clean, they do their job perfectly well. With the right lifestyle, this can be achieved. You must switch to a low fat plant-based lifestyle. Low fat here because fats also come in low % from raw foods like fruits vegetables and greens.

  1. Place a cold wet towel daily on the abdomen for 30 mins thrice a day for first 10 days. Start with 5 mins hot towel and 25 mins cold every day. After the condition improves, keep this once a day for 2 months

  2. Give rest to the digestion and colon by juicing majorly for few days with greens, fruit or veg juices only in abundance like it’s your meal - 3-5 lts or more per day for 10 days. This will start loosening all the junk.

  3. Take water enema for a month without interfering with your normal bowel movements after constipation is getting resolved. Consult an expert as needed. Take it after the regular elimination.

  4. Stop the consumption of dairy eggs meat seafood forever in your life

  5. Stop all forms of fats (oils, grease, nuts seeds ) that will add load to an already compromised liver and gut

  6. Stop all forms of ready to eat foods that are purchased

  7. Go raw on greens, fruits and veggies majorly for one full month/ 2 months as conditions improve

  8. Juices till 12, fruits for lunch, vegetables and greens chewed completely and eaten for dinner. 3-4 cups of greens

  9. After 2 months, start your dinner with steamed veggies and then move on slowly to Cooked food only once a day without using oils or ghee with 30% grains that are gluten-free and oil-free, unpolished, unrefined and 70% vegetables. Don’t mix raw and cooked in the same meal

  10. Wheat and foods with maida wheat have to be avoided forever.

  11. Sugar and processed sweeteners avoided

  12. Exposure to sunlight for 30 mins

  13. Yoga pranayama

  14. Practice mental peace, leading a stress-free life, free of any form of negativity

  15. Expect some infections as you are on a healthy lifestyle as the junk comes out of the body. Don’t suppress your symptoms. Only juicing to be done to relieve it.

Let us know if you have any questions

Be blessed

Smitha Hemadri (educator of natural healing practices)


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