Being bunged up is a crappy feeling. Not only does it feel uncomfortable but it can be detrimental to your health. Think about all the toxic waste your body needs to release, just sitting up there in your intestines. Think: smelly gas, bloating, low back pain, lack of energy, acne…. it isn’t a pretty picture.
First and foremost, my absolute top recommendation is to DRINK WATER!!
Think of a water slide: If there isn’t any water flowin’ down it, you’re just going to stick to it and not move (or it will be a very slow & painful ride to the bottom!)
Here are some great foods that promote healthy flow & treat constipation:
Foods that Lubricate the Intestines:
Sesame Seed / Oil
Foods that Promote Bowl Movement:
Black Sesame Seed
Bran from Oats or Brown Rice
Ground flaxseed (your body won’t break down the whole seeds so be sure they are ground)
Demulcent Herbs (to promote a ‘slippery coating’)
- Licorice Root (not to use w/high blood pressure or if pregnant)
Laxative Herbs (to make you go quicker)
- Dandelion Root
Flora-Enhancing Foods (the good kind of bacteria you want in your intestines!)
Chlorophyll-Rich foods like: wheat-grass, dark greens, micro-algae, wild blue-green & spirulina, alfalfa greens
Enjoying the above foods on a regular basis will help PREVENT constipation in the first place.
Here is a delicious Recipe for the Ulitimate Salad.
It includes the above foods: Dark Greens (Spinach), Carrots, Alfalfa Sprouts, Sesame Seeds, Apple and Flax Seed / Oil.
If you are already constipated, then try giving yourself an Abdomen Massage to get things moving.