Thursday, May 10, 2007

Home remedy

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. 

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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.

Since spring is here I decided to add an extra little tip for your garden. 
Epsom salts can be poured around the base of a rose bush which will produce beautiful blooms. The Epsom salts contain magnesium, which helps enforce blooming. You can also use Epsom salts on tomato plants and your crop will be better than ever!
Here is a copy of my Daily OM for today...
May 10, 2007
Healing With Movement

Rediscovering Dance

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.

I just love to get up and dance with Rylie when no one is around.  She loves music and whenever something comes on that is fun and upbeat she usually starts to dance, or comes and grabs my hand and we dance together. 
When she first started to stand up on my lap I would hold her up and sing "shake your booty, shake your booty, shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your booty".  LOL  She just loved it.  Now some days she walks up behind me puts her hands on my hips and starts singing "shake shake shake, boooooty".  It is too cute.
I would love to get her enrolled in a dance class, whether through the Y or to save up and go to a studio.  I want to wait a few months and see how she does with the potty thing and give her a little more time to expand her vocabulary too.  But it is something that I definately want to do for her.  She just loves to dance andsing.  Hm, I hope American Idol is still around in about 15 years, lol.
Rylie and I always have a ball during our dance "sessions".  We are smiling and, or is she actually laughing AT me?!  Oh well, all I know is that after we dance around for a bit I feel better, happier.  Try it and see if you don't feel better.  Just "dance like no one is watching!"
Have a great day and dance a wee bit!

1 comment:

silverdoe64 said...

A favorite thing for my two boys and I to do, is to dance like nobody is watching..and usually I really hope no one is two boys love to do this and so do I...great stress reliever!!  I can only hope when they reach their teen age years they will still dance with their old mom! lol  Love your journal-have a great day!