In continuation of the article titled above, you by now may have realized why it is of uttermost important to have a clean and free flowing colon by avoiding the causes of chronic constipation. I will now go over the possible solutions of its symptoms for your edification.
Solutions for Chronic Constipation: Introduction
In some cases, there are residues in the body (gall stones, impacted fecal matter, etc) that are "stuck". Intestinal residue may have to be assisted mechanically via a raw fruit and vegetable diet (for a while, if you don't want to go the route of being 80% or more raw) and regular fasts.
Every change of diet for the better should start with a 1-2 day fast. Of course, you must get the body prepared gradually for this with the proper transition diet which is also issued in the text. Before this 24-48 hour fast, ensure to observe the following menu suggestion.
Solutions for Chronic Constipation: Suggested Diet Menu
Breakfast: Fresh Juice
Lunch: One or two seasonal juicy fruits
Supper: Vegetables: Cooked, Raw or a combination.
Never drink during a meal. The more liquids you consume while eating, the more difficult it is to digest the foods, as the liquids tend to dilute the digestive juices.
Also ensure to chew each mouthful of your meals thoroughly. This is known as Fletcherism: A process which involves you chewing each mouthful to a liquid or semi-solid pulp, by consciously masticating a mouthful of food over and over, ensuring to mix it with your saliva. Between each mouthful swallowed, purposely have between 4-6 seconds of a brief pause as well. When you observe this, it not only allows your stomach and intestines to rest as in a fast and this consequently promotes elimination that hereby enables the vital organs to recuperate. By 'fletcherizing' mono-meals of fruit say Melons in summer or Apples in fall, this can used as a form of a preparatory stage for a fast.
Furthermore, thoroughly masticating your meals helps to curb your appetite so you don't over eat even the best foods as assimilation is greatly enhanced through this discipline.
Moreover, this (besides a fast of course) is one sure-fire method of avoiding chronic constipation.
Chronic Constipation: Exercise also Matters.
Another way in which both mild and chronic constipation can be avoided will be by engaging in physical exercise. This acts as a stimulant for peristalsis, the wave-like motion in the visceral organs that induces a natural relief from constipation. However, on this subject, perhaps the best form of exercise for chronic constipation relief will be the incomparable Yoga. Let me take this time to introduce you to some effective yoga poses that combat constipation effectively.
Chronic Constipation: Yoga Poses that Could Help
1. The Bow Pose
2. The Shoulder Stand
3. The Peacock Pose
4. The Abdominal Lifts
5. The Breathing Exercises.
These poses specifically target the abdominal region of the body and in executing them; one finds a natural remedy for constipation. Adequate information on these poses can be found on several Yoga sites online or you can fire up your favorite search engine and get the information on them. However for interested parties, I have ensured to describe in detail the execution of these poses to combat chronic constipation in my book.
Remember, the human body before all other physiological considerations is an air-gas engine constructed in its entirety-with the exception of the bones-from a rubber like, very elastic, spongy material, called flesh and tissues. For this mechanism to work most efficiently, obstruction in these tissues needs to be eliminated. With the methods listed above you too can naturally be free of chronic constipation and well on your way to improved health, vigor and vitality.
Foras Aje is an independent researcher and author of Fitness: Inside and out, a book on improving physical and mental health naturally. For more information on natural health and safe weight loss, visit http://www.bodyhealthsoul.com
Naturopathy has proven that ALL diseases have their roots in constipation, a clogging up of the human bodily tissues. To combat this enemy of health, you must take some steps to succeed. Read more for your edification.