How to treat CONSTIPATION naturally
Not a day goes by where I don't see someone coming in for psyllium husks or seeking out constipation remedies. But I find that psyllium will make people more constipated because they don't use it correctly as they already have such a dehydrated picture.
Now while there can be many reasons for your constipation, (and it is very important delve into the root cause) here are a few practical suggestions to keep things....in motion....
Drink more fluids, especially water.
Eat more wholegrains, vegetables and fruit – including the skins, if they’re edible.
Include pre-biotic-like resistant starch's such as red, brown and black rice
Prunes, broccoli, kiwifruit, sulfur-free dried fruits and liquorice can all help move your bowels.
Be physically active.
Don’t delay bowel motions – go when you feel the urge.
Avoid straining or forcing a motion, as this can cause haemorrhoids (piles)
And SWAP psyllium for CHIA seeds.
They are an excellent source of fibre, protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin A, C and E and omega 3.
So lets eat chia pudding every night
1-2 tsp chia seeds
1 cup of nut milk
2 heaped teaspoons of slippery elm powder
1-2 tb of cocoa powder
1 tsp of coconut sugar
Put all ingredient in a lunch box and shake vigorously. Leave to soak for a few hours and add more nut milk if desired.
* You could also put a tablespoon of chia seeds in your water and drink them throughout the day
Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your constipation. I love talking sh*t