Happy Thursday! Time for another home remedy...and today it is, um, for those days when you just don't quite feel...uh, yourself...when your feeling a little crampy? This is not the subject for polite conversation, lol.
Constipation (In adults)
- Eat a few black licorice sticks.
- Take apple pectin.
- Make sure you're getting enough Folic Acid in your diet.
- Drinking ginger tea will help start a bowel movement.
- One tablespoonful of corn syrup added to 8oz of water.
- Guava when eaten with seeds provides roughage to diet can give relief from constipation
- Add more fruits to the diet prunes pears, grapes, Orange juice & Papaya
- Add a little extra sugar or some honey a glass of milk. Drink twice a day
- Bale fruit is the best laxative of all fruits. It cleans and tones up the intestines & gives constipation relief. *I found this tip at several sites. If your like me you're wondering what the heck bale fruit is, so I looked it up and found out that it is a Thai fruit.
Constipation (In Small Children)
- Soak 6-8 raisins in hot water. When cool, crush well and strain. When given routinely even to little infants, it helps to regulate bowel movement.
- Constipation in toddlers, infants and older children may be relieved by giving bran cereal
I am a firm believer that if you have enough intake of fruits and vegetables, and drink the recommended dose of 8-8 oz glasses of water, you will be pretty regular. If your not, then constipation is your bodies way of telling you that something is missing from your diet.
Healing With Movement
As children, most of us were encouraged to dance on a regular basis, freely and openly, in whatever way felt best. A few of us may have retained or regained our ability to engage in dancing unselfconsciously, but by the time we reach adulthood, many of us have stopped dancing altogether. We may have hang-ups about our bodies, or we may fear being judged. Then again, we may simply have fallen out of the habit for so long that we don't even realize we never dance anymore. Whatever the case, there's no time like now to rediscover the healing pleasure of moving your body to music-alone, as part of a couple, or in a group.Opportunities to dance abound, once you start looking for them.
If you haven't danced in a long time and feel too self-conscious to start in a public situation, find some time alone to reintroduce yourself to the joy of listening and responding to music with your body. Turn the lights down low and remember that it's much more fun when you're not thinking about what you look like. It won't take long before your body remembers how much it loves to move. Feel the music in your soul, feel the vibrations healing your body. Treat the time like a meditation session in which you agree to allow yourself to fully inhabit your amazing body.
If you feel awkward, remember that every culture since time immemorial has celebrated life and the body with dance. All people carry the memory of dance in their blood and bones. In other words, you were born to do this, it is in you already; all you have to do is start moving. If you prefer more interaction, take a class one night a week. In most cities, you can find everything from modern dance to African dance to ballroom and salsa. Whatever you choose, you won't regret choosing to rediscover your birthright-the healing, joyful thrill of dancing.