Relief for Constipation Naturally and Effectively.
Here are 6 of the best ways to get Natural relief for constipation, including some home remedies for constipation.
Consider the First Three the Most Important.
Consider the First Three the Most Important.
- Digestive Enzymes
I believe these are a must have for relieving constipation and other digestive problems. I personally feel that they have saved my life!
- Probiotics- beneficial bowel bacteria.
Much of the beneficial bacteria in the average persons gut has been removed by antibiotics and poor diet OR never having received beneficial bacteria and colostrum from mothers milk.
You are hearing a lot about this these days, including the yogurt companies bragging that they are putting the probiotics in for your benefit. What they don’t tell you is that they took the probiotics out in the first place by pasteurization.
Pasteurization not only kills the bacteria but causes the removal/destruction of numerous other nutrients and beneficial qualities that the company did not ‘replace’ along with the probiotics.
There are many probiotic formulas out there and some are formulated to bring relief for constipation. Generally speaking these are not strong enough to make a significant difference in relieving constipation.
What you want in a probiotic supplement is a multi-strain probiotic product that has active counts of 10 billion or more micro-organisms. This will be in a capsule or liquid form which is becoming more common in the health stores, so it should not be to difficult to find.
Find out which probiotic bacteria are proven to show relief for constipation here..Probiotics for Constipation
- Water and High Water Content Fruits and Vegetables.
Simple but true.
Relieving constipation is sometimes this easy! Western culture has gotten far away from the biological needs of the body. High water content fruits and vegetables, really should be a much higher percentage of our diet.
Water must be sipped throughout the day, this is the best way to keep yourself from dehydrating. Attempting to makeup a day without adequate fluids by guzzling several glasses of water late in the day does not end in re-hydrating the body — only several trips to the bathroom.
Rehydrating the body can take days, or some believe weeks if the dehydration if severe. This is why when a hospital gets a severe dehydration case, they use intravenous re-hydration, it’s faster.
- Magnesium Supplements
Many people use Magnesium for Constipation. Ideally, it would be better to use high water content fruits and vegetables to accomplish optimal magnesium levels. Please read more about magnesium and constipation here.
- Nauli-yoga (stomach churning)
Originally, Nauli yoga was considered one of the top Hatha yoga techniques but somehow got lost when yoga transitioned outside of India.
People inside the United States are now just beginning to hear about this, it is a yoga technique that takes a little effort to learn but pays back many times in its effectiveness.
Nauli is a very powerful technique that should be utilized by anyone who has ever had trouble with constipation. This exercise strengthens and tightens the abdominal muscles and provides a self induced massage for internal organs and the intestines.
The Nauli technique is very effective at stimulating bowel movements. The technique is also a great natural prevention method that continues relief for constipation when done frequently.
I guess you could call it one of the home remedies for constipation. In addition to its benefits in relieving constipation, Nauli exercise also has the added effect of slimming the abdomen – it really does!
The abdominal slimming created by the technique is due to the contraction and rotation of the inner abdominal muscle (the tranverse abdominis) which is not targeted by traditional abdominal exercises like crunches.
- Abdominal Massage Therapy
Relief for constipation by massage therapy works by manually massaging the abdomen in the motion of normal flow of the colon.This type of massage can ‘jump start’ the peristalsis to move things along but it must be done by a knowledgeable practitioner.
It can be somewhat uncomfortable, if you don’t know what to expect. If done rightly, the session will end in the client needing to go to the bathroom immediately to have a bowel movement.
Remember though, that it will only be temporary relief for constipation. If other means we have talked about here are not used to maintain bowel health, constipation will return.
Check out the video tutorial I have posted on this here…
- Oils, fibers, enemas and colon cleanses.
This is not a comfortable solution (creates a sense of urgency) but it does usually work (not highly recommended). Once again though, your treating symptoms and not causes.Prune JuiceOne of the easier ways bring temporary relief for constipation but if constipation is severe, it most likely will not work.
Enemas of different types
Water, coffee, etc. (a forced purging of the colon).
Fiber products (i.e. Metamucil)
All of these types of products are meant to add bulking fiber to an inadequate fiber diet (highly processed white sugar, white flours and processed oils).
Not only are these processed foods low in fiber but they have tremendous mucus forming results, contributing to constipation problems.
If you adhere to a high fruit, vegetable and whole grains diet (all high fiber) it would be extremely unlikely you would ever have the need for a fiber supplement product.
Colon cleansing programs
These can be very useful for removing old food materials from the colon and depending on the product, parasites as well.
These usually consist of various sequential supplements of fiber, clay, anti-parasitic herbs, probiotics and teas. These form a system for cleaning the intestines and removing things that shouldn’t be there, ‘to clean house’ so to speak.
Colon cleanses are the rage in alternative intestinal care right now. You can barely go anywhee health related on line without seeing an advertisment.
Many times people will get temporary relief from these types of products and cleaning the colon is a good idea.
Keep in mind that to sustain any real long term results and relief for constipation that dietary / lifestyle habits will need to change, this is most true if constipation has been a long term or lifelong battle.